Kite Base - 'Latent Whispers'

9/10

Despite having been actively sharing music since 2015, the bass-playing duo Kite Base, aka Ayşe Hassan of Savages and Kendra Frost, have only really made their musical intentions known in the last few months with the announcement of this debut album. Comprised of pretty much everything they have released so far, as well as plenty of new material, 'Latent Whispers' is a dark and brooding collection that aims to push the boundaries of electronic music altogether.

Being a pair of bass players has clearly had an influence on their direction, mainly as it seems to be the only analogue instrument on this record. Their style of minimal electronic beats wrapped up in a haze of distorted bass notes and riffs remains consistently engaging throughout each track, delivering something that may appear harsh on the outside but is filled with emotion and euphoria in equal measure.

It is fair to say that 'Latent Whispers' sounds very different to almost anything coming out at the moment. An experimental intention but with so much to enjoy within each composition, it is hard to deny how brilliantly well these two work together.

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