Klaxons – Love Frequency
Klaxons state that Love Frequency “reasserts the most basic principals of Klaxons; that it is possible to make bizarre, transformative pop music which can conquer stadiums just as well as backward, tub thumping rock or gumboot American EDM DJs. This is a record where RnB production, prog and dance music sensibilities collide somewhere near the summit of Hit Parade”.
A New Reality has an echo of The Automatic’s original work in regards to the rhythmic synth use. There is No Other Time has catchy rhyming couplets, Atom to Atom has an interesting build with a soothing climax and Rhythm of Life is attacked with some impressive guitar themes. Love Frequency, the title track of the album, has a tribal nature to it but maintains its east end rave quality – intriguing. Out of the Dark sounds like it belongs in Topshop’s next shop floor playlist, and that comments stands at an undecided compliment or critique: “If you believe in love, then I believe in you”.
This is allegedly their coming of age record, inspired by ideas and their experiences. This 11-track album comes with involvement from James Murphy, electro duo Gorgon City and Tom Rowlands of the infamous Chemical Brothers (Rowlands is obvious in track Children of the Sun) and it’s been three years in the making. The influences are clear, but whether this is anything new or revolutionary for the band is not: the album has very similar brother records in the industry from other bands that have preceded it. The lyrical nature of it stands out, but it feels like a stepping stone for Klaxons to further their stamp of independence within the electro/pop scene.
A very strong threat to any competition (Liquid Light is simply galactic, with experimental trance), and still some really wonderful tracks that please the subtle raver in all of us.
Love Frequency is released on 16th June 2014, for further information or to order the album visit here.
Watch the video for Show Me A Miracle here: