Boomkat Product Review:
Kiln's use of nostalgic fuzzy synthesis on 'Sunbox', their third album and first for the Ghostly label might be seen by many as reminiscent of the Scottish pranksters Boards of Canada, but listen a bit closer and you're sure to find something more in there. The three piece is made up of Kevin Hayes, Kirk Marrison And Clark Rehberg III, all of whom ditched the post rock sound for something altogether more 'electronic' and by the music they piece together on 'Sunbox' it seems like a good move. The opening track 'Royal Peppermint Forest' reminds me of early Morr Music, that nod to electro, the keen sense of melody and the over-riding charm but again you are brought back down to earth by the fizzy nostalgic quality to the electronics. This is not merely computer music, and Kiln with all their bubbling analogue synthesis and cycling drum machines manage to re-invent their chosen genre quite beautifully indeed. It might not be the most original record you've heard ever, but for purely enjoyably electronic music you just can't go wrong!