cln ‘Better Than’
18 year old producer CLN hails from Brisbane, his latest offering ‘Better Than’ is a mere taste-tester for his upcoming debut EP, Sideways, which is set for release on June 11.
Originally from South Africa and making the move to Australia in 2009, CLN aka Callan Alexander is noted to draw inspiration from the likes of KILTER, SABLE and THE KITE STRING TANGLE. Already having received national airplay for his track ‘Better Than’, the tune is a melting pot of both mellow and eletronica elements effortlessly combined into this lush soundscape.
A playground of pulsating synths, distorted vocal stabs and a constant snadredrum pattern as a commandeering foundation, ‘Better Than’ flourishes with its sonic textures and also with its clever use of volume dips and swells. If this track is all there is to bait listeners with in anticipation for more originals, then it’s one bait definitely bit.