March 21, 2020
Constantin Mille Nr.4
“Let’s just put two words together so that people from the U.S. don’t understand it”
Dutch-Norwegian project Klangstof (roughly translated “echo dust”) was originally founded as a solo project by Koen van de Wardt and later joined by Jun Christian Villanueva, Jobo Engh, and Wannes Salome. The Amsterdam-based alternative pop act first established itself with a majestic confluence of synth-pop, post-rock & electronic music.
Klangstof was discovered on Soundcloud by David Dan, head of LA boutique label Mind of a Genius (also home for Zhu and THEY.). followed a year laterby the release of their debut full-length, Close Eyes to Exit.
A co-sign from Warner Brothers would soon follow, as well as a remix of breakout single “Hostage” by house legend Sasha, while Klangstof set off on their first US tour where they put their versatility, showmanship & impulsiveness on full display.