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Klutae Electro Punks Unite
WTII Records, July 12

By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



Being as it’s a byproduct of the same one-man operation, Kluae is Leæther Strip with its sweeping keyboard shell pared off, essentially leaving a more melodic and interesting Combichrist, that is to say, hard-as-hell EBM for spooky Goths to terrorize their little brothers with. Now that that’s out of the way and our web server has crashed under the weight of all the preceding unnecessary grapheme obscurities (“Leæther Strip” is, yes, pronounced “Leather Strip,” and no, German rockers, we Americans still refuse to indulge your weird letters), all that really remains is talking up WTII for hitting another one out of the park; this is the most crazy-ass hard-ass stuff I’ve received from them since the last Acumen Nation LP. Claus Larsen, the chef/cook/bottle-washer of this, mops the floor with his old cybergoth rivals from the days of Zoth Ommog Records, and by that I mean Assemblage 23 and all those guys, who pack nowhere near the anger-management firepower this album has. If you bemoan how quickly Combichrist descended into posturing suckage, this is the thing you want — the album title is not false advertising. A —EWS






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