|MH-213 Clue To Kalo - Come Here When You Sleepwalk
Combining equally strong elements of laptop production, heartfelt vocals, and non-traditional songwriting, Come Here When You Sleepwalk is the extraordinary new release from Australian musician Clue To Kalo (Mark Mitchell). Featuring both down and uptempo tracks, the release's strengths are its ever-morphing melodies, keyboard lines, and drum machines, and understated vocals that never use more words or volume than necessary to set their mood. At first glance, the lyrics seem simple, yet they cut to the heart of their topic with precision. Damaged personalities, wounded relationships and underlying hope saturate tracks on a release that should establish Clue To Kalo as one of the finest songwriters and producers working in electronic music today.
|An elegant digital reverie - Mojo / Gorgeous sounds that seem so simple and effortless that they could almost come from the mind of a child - CMJ / Records like these give us cause to sing - Urb / Majestic - Logo / An album to dream with - BBC / A wonderful debut - All Music Guide / Soothing, swirling electronic melancholy - Tokion
|US indie, Mush Records (known largely for experimental hip-hop) is releasing the debut album fro melancholy-minded Australian Mark Mitchell (Clue to Kalo). Mitchell's record Come Here When You Sleepwalk takes lachrymose melodrama and sugary sentimentality and wraps it up in delicate tendrils of sound, organic blotches and burbles, and haunting faraway melodies. A quick glance at the song titles ("This Is Over By Inches," "Do You Know That Love Can End?" and "The First Song of the Rest of Your Life") may hint at Dashboard Confessional style lack of subtlety, but one listen reveals lunar soundscapes and gentle synth washes tied together by simple plaintive melodies. So next time that burning itch for a new CD takes hold, give this a shot and prepare to rethink your definition of machine music. - UR Chicago