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"Writhing Star" Archive N°4: Kitzl

Kitzl - GSF

Since late 2018, Kitzl has been recording unique and eccentric synth pop gems in the form of singles. As a solo performer, it may come as a surprise these pieces are not just limited to the studio, but find their way up on stage, utilizing layers of voice and electronics, sometimes including a guest musician or two.

What’s immediately striking about these debut tracks is the ability of the artist to develop songs which utilize pop tonality and aesthetic while exhibiting a quirky intelligence that rings with sincerity and originality. Creating hooky songs that are destined to float in your ears for days, a degree of depth which belies the superficiality of pop music is also evident in a mildly obscured tongue-in-cheek demeanour. It is intriguing that these tracks have been constructed in such a thoughtful manner. The expectation of a typical mainstream audience to gravitate toward the simplicity and faux “plastic” sheen may be offset by the discerning nature of those who opt to dig beyond the surface, primed to discover a genuine creative statement teeming with playful idiosyncrasy.

Something we can all agree on: maybe? An artist to look out for: absolutely!