Meet Rangleklods, the Copenhagen duo who were widely known for their unique underground electronic soundscapes. They went onto form another duo called Blondage, and had huge international success. Now after a 5 year journey around the world, the duo have decided to keep both acts alive. While one half continues on as Blondage, Esben Nørskov Andersen returns to his origin as Rangleklods origin with a new sun-drenched single “Never Lie.”
Think Caribou meets Basement Jaxx.
Written, recorded, produced and performed by the one man electronic army, Esben fuses his love for pop melodies and immediacy with deep club grooves and brooding atmospherics. The sound is catchy, wide ranging and never boring.
According to Esben “It’s a weirdly uplifting song about being adrift and growing but not growing up. To me it’s the soundtrack to a reckless summer night out and about, ending in a loud and dark nightclub dancing into the sunset.”
My favourite part is how seamlessly the pitched down vocals on the hook fit in with the rest of it and the humorous aspect of them. Incorporating the calypso beat and a bridge section with synth bass and vocal chops really showcases the hybrid of styles played off in a healthy balance.
The video made in self quarantine, pays homage to one of Esben’s favorite shows ‘Freaks and Geeks” and all of those ridiculous American high school movies from the 90s and 00s and “Clueless”, “Rushmore”, “Dazed and Confused”.