‘Elastic Forest‘ signals the official debut release from Klunks, a 28 year-old electronic composer and digital sound surgeon residing in Bergen, Norway. Creator of a warm, spacious, and leftfield downtempo sound that is intricately detailed and wonderfully unpredictable, Klunks’ work is rich with jazz flavors, altered chords, deep bass hums and meandering synth lines that are all held together by a lush tapestry of field recordings and spliced vocal mumbles.
Over seven exploratory tracks, ‘Elastic Forest‘ wanders in between ambient, lo-fi, and electro-acoustic styles, organically building a unique sound palette that reveals a dense forest of precisely unexpected sounds that are accented by deep kick drums, splashes of cymbals, and hypnotically swarming beats. Experimental melodic lines are reversed, while looped indecipherable vocals emerge from the beautiful controlled chaos, ultimately providing asymmetrical punctures that transport the listener down an exciting, divergent path.
Showcasing a distinctively refined and diligently constructed sonic vision, ‘Elastic Forest‘ provides a bold introduction to an enthusiastic, emerging artist.