klack - DO YOU KLACK?
Old School EBM It is not shocking when Matt Fanale of Caustic announces a new side project. After all, the man has Beauty Queen Autopsy, The Causticles, and a bunch of other earlier projects under his belt varying in degrees of humor and all around electronic goodness. That being said, it came as no surprise when Fanale announced a new side-project with friend and Null Device founder Eric Oehler. A beat driven machine under the guise of old school EBM, klack was born. We got the first taste of klack earlier in July when with the single 'Synthesizer (v 1.01b)'. A very positive response had led to this very new and fantastic EP DO YOU KLACK?

DO YOU KLACK? is a four song EP that would not sound out of place in the mid-80s industrial movement. The minimal grace of klack hits in with the retro sound on the title song of the EP 'Do You Klack?'. Robotic voices repeat the titular question in different tones and voices. Further sample bending is performed on 'DMF' with strained vocals that give a nod to legends of industrial's past. The lyrics are short, to the point, and match the overall tone of the song. 'Coup De Grâce' comes off much more melodic than the other songs on the album, allowing both rhythm and lyrics to drive the song. The final song on the EP is a revamped version of klack's debut single and is titled 'Synthesizer (v 2.0)'. Better production, better quality, and an altogether grandiose fuel adds to the fire. 

DO YOU KLACK? is a fantastic EP for those looking for old school EBM in a new age. While there are many projects and bands out there that attempt to hit the production value and dance floor fun found on DO YOU KLACK? few are able to achieve it. I am sure I will not be the only one to say this, but I am more than looking forward to a full length release from klack. 

Nine out of ten, gents. You deserve it. 


5
Brutal Resonance

klack - DO YOU KLACK?

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2017
It is not shocking when Matt Fanale of Caustic announces a new side project. After all, the man has Beauty Queen Autopsy, The Causticles, and a bunch of other earlier projects under his belt varying in degrees of humor and all around electronic goodness. That being said, it came as no surprise when Fanale announced a new side-project with friend and Null Device founder Eric Oehler. A beat driven machine under the guise of old school EBM, klack was born. We got the first taste of klack earlier in July when with the single 'Synthesizer (v 1.01b)'. A very positive response had led to this very new and fantastic EP DO YOU KLACK?

DO YOU KLACK? is a four song EP that would not sound out of place in the mid-80s industrial movement. The minimal grace of klack hits in with the retro sound on the title song of the EP 'Do You Klack?'. Robotic voices repeat the titular question in different tones and voices. Further sample bending is performed on 'DMF' with strained vocals that give a nod to legends of industrial's past. The lyrics are short, to the point, and match the overall tone of the song. 'Coup De Grâce' comes off much more melodic than the other songs on the album, allowing both rhythm and lyrics to drive the song. The final song on the EP is a revamped version of klack's debut single and is titled 'Synthesizer (v 2.0)'. Better production, better quality, and an altogether grandiose fuel adds to the fire. 

DO YOU KLACK? is a fantastic EP for those looking for old school EBM in a new age. While there are many projects and bands out there that attempt to hit the production value and dance floor fun found on DO YOU KLACK? few are able to achieve it. I am sure I will not be the only one to say this, but I am more than looking forward to a full length release from klack. 

Nine out of ten, gents. You deserve it. 


Sep 29 2017

Off label

Official relesae released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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