KLAUS JOHANN GROBE
Share new single, “Out Of Reach”
London show at Shacklewell Arms on 24th November
Du Bist So Symmetrisch due 26th October on Trouble in Mind
Swiss duo Klaus Johann Grobe will release new album Du Bist So Symmetrisch on 26th October via Trouble In Mind Records. As the pair release their third album for the Chicago-based label, they continue to defy description and blur the lines between electronic pop, dance music, synthesis and kosmische. They’ll also headline London’s Shacklewell Arms on 24th November (full tour dates below).
Now, they unveil new single/video, “Out Of Reach”, directed by Ralph Kühne, a photo and video artist from Lucerne in Switzerland.
They say, “As always we didn’t give any input beside the track itself so Ralph could do whatever he wanted. We’ve only just seen the result and we absolutely love it! “Out Of Reach”, it’s pretty danceable, it plays with a couple of neat clichés and is probably the most ecstatic track on the album. Probably. However it was this track that really started our love for the claps. CLAPS!”
Thursday 25th October – Helsinki, Zurich, Switzerland
Saturday 27th October – Helsinki, Zurich, Switzerland – SOLD OUT
Friday 16th November – TransCentury Update, Leipzig, Germany
Saturday 17th November – Puschenfest at Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Monday 19th November – Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
Tuesday 20th November – Cinetol, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wednesday 21st November – Gebaude 9, Koln, Germany
Thursday 22nd November – Le Lac, Brussels, Belgium
Friday 23st November – Espace B, Paris, France
Saturday 24th November – Shacklewell Arms, London
Sunday 25th November – La Malterie, Lille, France
Tickets for all shows will be available here:
Du Bist So Symmetrisch follows the inevitable path laid out by their previous album (the Basel Prize-winning Spagat der Liebe), incorporating the slinky, jazz-fusion-laced grooves populating late night clubs and braiding them together with the band’s own blend of mutant electro-funk. Driven by an organic, metronomic beat aligned with synth, chant-like vocals, and a monstrous funky bass, the music aims towards a certain kind of hypnosis, particularly as the sleeping pill echo-heavy vocals cycle over the locked grooves the pair throw down.
“Du Bist…” begins with the cascading arpeggio of a synth, edging into view, before lurching into the placid dance floor groove of the first single “Discogedanken.” While the band invariably feels more at home in the club, Klaus Johann Grobe certainly aim towards the more dance-orientated arena of German music (see “Der König” or “Von Gestern“), aligning the metro pulse of Klaus Dinger and Kraftwerk’s later techno work to more biological factors – like moss growing on the mainframe.
The band has toured extensively since 2014, highlights being supporting tours with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Growlers and Temples, and they have toured and played festivals in the U.S.A., U.K., Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, France and Spain.
Du Bist So Symmetrisch will be released worldwide by Trouble in Mind Records on October 26th, 2018 on Digital, CD, and LP.
Praise for first new single “Discogedanken”:
“It’s all about the vibe and the groove, which mellow and melancholy
but decidedly danceable.” – Brooklyn Vegan
3. Der König
4. Sintemal 1
5. Von Gestern
6. Watte In Meinem Kopf
7. Out of Reach
8. Du + Ich
9. Sintemal 2
10. Siehst Du Mich Noch?
11. Zu Spät
12. An Diesem Abend