Off of LP, ‘b’, Kluster B’s directive is clear in ‘Backseat Liberty’. A perishable vacuum, deliberates for a moment in the corner of the pub, replacing digits from chin to cheek, then to a meeting of arms in front, cross. A perplexing amalgam of sights and sounds, bound into the atmosphere, as the lyrical masterclass, unfolds unto a background of ambient indie-coolness, both psyche and enthralling. You chant with impending freedom up against the horizon; just a tease of flavor, and all yours to partake.
‘b’ is like diving in to 10 different swimming pools of Kluster B’s playful sound – a melting pot of broad influences such as pop, punk, noise, lo-fi, indie and jazz. It is a development of the sound we got to know on their first album. The interplay and paradox between the complex and simple is still there but the quintet have this time allowed themselves more time and space to experiment with almost jamming and evolving parts that hypnotizes the listener.
Kluster B was founded by four friends and a virtual drummer in Malmö 2014, a real life drummer joined in shortly afterwards and the gang was complete. Since then, the quintet has been active on as well the Malmö indie scene as playing shows in Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, supporting acts such as Frankie Cosmos, Omni and Nicole Sabouné. Debut album ‘civic’ was released in 2018 and Kluster received praise from Line of Best Fit, BBC Radio 6, major Swedish music magazines and more.
An experience, to be sure. You should do some ‘b’.