Mr Kuldaboli hails from Reykjavík and brings with him the subtle sounds of his homeland on this new EP for Stilleben. It is an electro EP with a unique personality, one built on excellent basslines and with plenty of romantic electro overtones. ‘Baktus Theme Song’ with shiny chords and a pixelated bottom end over crunchy drums, then ‘Hlith VIth Hlith Helviti’ gets more dense and busy, with squelchy sounds and distorted vocals. ‘Skulagata’ is a more clean and sparse sound that voyages off into the future while glitchy mashing sounds and far-sighted chords play off against one another to great effect on ‘Sorry Meth Mig.’
Kuldaboli is part of the Stilleben family and has helped define its sound with his searing take on electro. This time around he dials back the crazy and offers up some more thoughtful and mysterious electro that kicks off with the bottom-wiggling boom bap and gurgling bassline of “Eolileg Mannvera”. Things slow down on the more eerie and unsettling “Kaldir Straumar” then its an all out computer game assault on “Lazer Tag” which is pristine digital perfection. “Where Are You” is a real floor wrecker and last of all alien life forms inhabit the haunting “Vakan Endalausa”.
The Icelandic winds from up north has now been captured on shiny vinyl for the first time, with the debut release of Mr Kuldaboli on Stilleben records. Expect top basslines and electric romance with the touch of Scandinavia.