LA based art-pop traditionalist Kauf has been turning heads with his emotive chord progressions with a melancholic undertone. After trying his hand in experimental Rock bands, Kauf dove into electronic production and synth collecting – quickly becoming a studio rat psychedelia obsessive.
With the release of his debut album, “Regrowth“, on the horizon, Kauf released, “Limestone“, which finds him once again relying on dense layering, echo-laden vocals, and a penchant for distorted, imperfect sounds, to create an all around captivating release.
To spice up the tune, Kauf has also delivered a remix from Thomaas Banks, the alter-ego of Thomas Coveney – best known for his work as 1/2 of prolific UK duo Psychemagik. While you can hear the Psychemagik influence in the production, Thomaas Banks takes things in a different direction. Starting off the track with melodic, chill, atmospheric layers – things quickly pick up with the addition of a growling, driving baseline, rhythmic synth work and some pumping drums. While the ominous, dreamy, ethereal feel remains throughout (with help from the vocals and floating pads), there is also an undeniable dark, danceable energy. This track is an all around moody, dynamic, enthralling piece of Electronica – and I am digging it.
If this is any sign of what’s to come, be on the look out for the album dropping this month.