Australian duo Kllo have just released their debut LP Backwater, a follow up to their previous EPs, Well Worn and Cusp. The artists — and also cousins — combine for a strikingly confident and eclectic record that makes full use the full length format.
Immediately obvious is the duo’s breadth styles, fusing disparate influences into a cohesive, unique final product. The effortlessness with which Chloe Kaul delivers her vocals is surpassed only by her ability to imbue them with emotion, while Simon Lam’s amorphous productions swirl underneath — simultaneously creating a foundation for Kaul to take center stage while also allowing his own prodigious abilities to shine. The 12-track LP is indicative a new level maturity from Kllo and portends even greater things to come.