Kling Klang (band)
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|Origin||Liverpool, Edinburgh, UK|
|Genres||Rock, Experimental, Progressive, Synthesiser|
|Labels||Rock Action Records, Guided Missile, Honey|
|Associated acts||Oi Polloi, Part Chimp, Moniack, Mugstar, Firestone Legend Of The Hawk, Clean George IV|
|Past members||Peter Smyth
|Synthesiser, Drums, Electric Guitar|
Kling Klang are a five-piece experimental rock band from Liverpool consisting of four synth players and a drummer. The band formed in mid-1999 as a three-piece. They used cheap synths and old drum machines. This lineup released the singles Untitled@33rpm (as part of Guided Missile's Liverpool EP) and Vander.
In 2001 Kling Klang became a five-piece outfit by adding a drummer and extra synth players. They released a 7" record "Nexus/Apex", which embraced drone, repetition and melody. In June 2002 they, along with German performance artist Mister B, presented Esthetik Of Destruction. It was performed in a Liverpool warehouse, with 14 televisions converted to transform sound into optical effects.
The album Esthetik Of Destruction is a collection of all the band's releases and some previously unreleased material. It was released 6 November 2006 on Rock Action Records. Kling Klang began performing live again in December 2006. They toured Europe with Portishead in April 2008.