Fresh on the scene for 2012, the mysterious German duo known only as Kairo Kingdom have certainly mixed things up for a scene drenched in predictable club stylings. But where their recent EP for Lazy Rich’s Big Fish Recordings made yet more promising noise for the Frankfurt genre-benders, their latest outing for Spinnin offshoot Work Records adds positive light to their music over matter approach.
Brushed with distressed vocal samples and a distinct set of grinding chord progressions, ‘Come Closer’ sits somewhere between the realms of Indie Pop and Electro House House with little sign of resting too heavily upon the prior’s hallmarks. While it’s apex may fall on the heavyset grinding and melodic manipulation, Kairo Kingdom ditch the tedium to don a whacky yet substantially persuasive outing that is sure to take their mysterious grandeur to a new high.
Words by Dan Carter