CS + Kreme’s second outing on LA-based leftfield electronic label Total Stasis picks up where their debut left off with a perfect mix of live and electronic instrumentation featuring 808 drum beats, eerie synths, heavily processed guitar, and low, whispered or chanted vocals. Much like “Devotion” from EP#1, opener “Whip” contains just a single line of lyrics, “Never give up,” repeated across the entire track. Note the connection to Melbourne-based post-punk band HTRK here; CS aka Conrad Standish is married to Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang contributes guitar on “Whip.” While CS + Kreme do exist in the same musical universe as HTRK, the duo have clearly developed a sound of their own… Head to their full-length debut Snoopy for more.
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