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With their debut album “we are Kant Kino - you are not” released in 2010, the Norwegian duo took everyone by surprise and got elected to be the best EBM discovery of the year by many. Three years later, their “father worked in industry” CD reinforced their position with an even more matured production style brilliantly mixing stomping beats and melodic synths. Don’t we say that “all good things come in threes”? Well, KANT KINO definitely confirm this saying by offering us “Kopfkino” the 3rd installment signed by this epic EBM franchise.
Our favourite Norwegian electro-ministers are about to set another solid footprint on the Electronic Body Music scene repertoire with this powerful full length album. More than ever, KANT KINO manage here to intelligently combine ripping basslines, fast hammering electro beats with more melodic synth arrangements and catchy vocal lines. A challenging sonic approach reminding us of how broad the spectrum of influences of the band members Lars and Kenneth can be. Strongly rooted in the early EBM style with allusions to FRONT 242 and other NITZER EBB, the album also features harder and darker songs with angry shouts placing them closer to bands like SKINNY PUPPY and HOCICO! Their acute sense for melody and the use of moody female guest vocals on a couple of songs nicely place them next to bands like ICON OF COIL, LEAETHER STRIP or yet APOPTYGMA BERZERK.
KANT KINO have always written lyrics about their everyday observations of life, small or big, and their new album explores this further and reflects how our minds run away to direct their own movies. In German, we call this phenomenon "Kopfkino”, which literally translates to "head cinema". And of course, these mental "films" can be pleasant… or not so much… or they can even turn into a total horror movie! Our minds being able to create both the best and worst thoughts in life… This is the kind of melting pot that “Kofkino” has to offer, diving right into the abyss of these two creative Norwegian minds…
KANT KINO proudly stands for dark powerful EBM with a melodic twist and “Kopfkino” is a chef d’oeuvre not to miss full of vintage synthesizer sounds to top it all…