This item is to the best of our knowledge available to us from the supplier and should ship to you within the time-frame indicated. If there are any unforeseen issues with availability we will notify you immediately
Boomkat Product Review:
Kairos is the second full album from White Hinterland, the experimental pop project from songwriter, vocalist and sometime pianist Casey Dienel. In this instance Dienel abandons her piano and pursues accompaniment from minimal, looping electronic arrangements. Opener 'Icarus' is as striking as any example of Dienel's art - assisted by bandmate Shawn Creeden and using only the sparest of materials with relatively straight-forward electronic techniques, Dienel layers wordless vocal tones and spins delay-flecked programmed beats, somewhere along the line sounding a bit like Au Revoir Simone covering a Keane song. In a good way though, obviously. 'Moon Jam' is a little more robust in its combination of fizzy synths, echo chamber atmospherics and Casino Vs. Japan-like beats. Comparisons to The XX and Dirty Projectors have cropped up in text about this band, and you can hear where some of that comes from, but there's undoubtedly a more simplified, elemental quality to this music that perfectly serves Dienel's incredibly pure and melodic voice.