REVIEW: THE KITE STRING TANGLE - DEBUT ALBUM
Following the release of his debut EP, Vessel in 2014, Danny Harley is back with the release of his self-titled album, The Kite String Tangle. The eleven-track record features signature sounds of Harley’s talents, incorporating a stunning array of electronics through out the album.
Harley has really settled on a distinct sound in this album; where Vessel was more of an experimental work, The Kite String Tangle has taken all the successes of the first release to create an album that is clean cut; it flows beautifully and is a calming listen.
The first single from the album, Selfish, brought with it much anticipated hype for the forthcoming album. The song combines aspects of Harley’s previous work with a new, polished sound that fans are sure to welcome. The album also features stunning contributions from Bridgette Amofah and Montgomery on The Prize and All I Need.
From Waiting through to The Devil You Know, the album needs to be listened to from start to finish to be fully appreciated. Each track expresses interesting messages about love, and loss of love, in a particularly unique way. Although some of the lyrics may be disheartening to the romantics out there, the upbeat instrumentals will leave you wanting to sing along and dance to every track. Beneath the Canopy does exactly that.
In a time when electronic artists seem to have taken a fore front in Australian music, this album sits well on the alternative-electronic shelf and is a great one to pop on for a winter road trip.
THE KITE STRING TANGLE DEBUT ALBUM OUT FRIDAY 14 JULY