Just before Quiet is the new Loud reared its tentative head in 1999 Julia Kliemann (vocals, sine keyboard) and Chris Flor (vocals, guitar) began to gauge the boundaries of calm fragility with their reduced tendercore: when early attempts at collaborations (skateboarding) didn't work out, Chris decided to convince his fellow student Julia to join him for an improvised performance supporting songs:ohia instead. Currently based between Vienna and Berlin and with a touch of open naivety and idealism about them KomŽit's simple stories and clear messages place them at the forefront of artists who are not afraid to expose their sounds and souls to the public Ė not in a shy, introverted way but via melancholically optimistic honesty. Their consciously minimalist approach results in humane directness, in a concentrated clarity. After the previous, intensely personal outpourings of which focussed on a dogma of conceptual purity, Falling Into Place allows a lot more space to electronica, piano and echoing guitars to fill the gaps with atmospheric warmth Ė "the last album was a lot more about emphasising the basic idea of a sound, of a melody or love song, this time we wanted to elaborate on this idea, to actually make the record we had in mind" Chris states. Contemplative, romantic, heart-wrenching, slow, deliberately delayed and infused with their mutual musical past between Low, Codeine, Pastels and Brian Eno these two delicately interwoven voices almost hypnotically drag us into the intricate spheres of KomŽit Ė Let's Melt, as one of their songs seductively invites us to do!
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