|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
|Clue to Kalo is Adelaide resident Mark Mitchell. Come Here When You Sleepwalk reminds of early Twisted Nerve or City Slang material, evoking beautiful melodies that embrace complex rhythms and off-kilter sounds, Mitchell's singing combining with all this to great effect. It's an album which rewards with repeated listening, as tracks like "I Think We Can Kinetic" will testify. Excellent. - DMC