“The longer the note, the more dread”, so said Super Hans of seminal student fly-on-the-wall-of-your-brains-inner-workings comedy series Peep Show. In terms of music composition, we wholeheartedly agree. Back in our youth (well, relative youth, although we’re not sure at which point you’re officially designated “old”. Possibly when you start a self-indulgent music blog?), at the point where our parents attempted to broaden our cultural pallette by “giving us all those chances they never got”, we were made to undertake tap dance/ballet lessons dressed in long black leggings and big woolly jumpers on the weekend (sadly, this completely true), and sent to piano lessons at the house of a local Polish primary school teacher who needed to russle up some extra dollar. Perhaps more relevant to the latter point, we had the use of a Clavinova, which for the classically-unfucked of you out there is the brand name for giant keyboards carefully dolled up by Yamaha to look like pianos. One of the sound settings on this wonderful device was that of a Choir singer; if you held down the lowest note on the keys, you would be subjected to the spookiest synthesised noise you would ever hear. A similar sensation can be experienced when listening to Kauf for the first time. More akin to Gary Numan than The Cure, the only facts we know about this latest recipient of the Track Of The Day accolade are that he’s a guy called Ronald; he’s from LA; he moved to Florida; he then moved back to LA. And he makes spooky ass synth-pop music that gives Widower a run for their money.
Kauf – Relocate