Klingenberg Syndrome – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Review

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is the long-awaited second album from Klingenberg Syndrome, following on from 2012’s …and the Weird Turned Pro, and it has certainly been worth the wait. This time featuring vocals in addition to the glorious instrumentation, I was a little worried about how it would compare to its predecessor, but thankfully my worries were unfounded.

There’s a lot to take in over the album’s 40-minute duration, in the best possible way. There’s a lot of little intricacies and cool technical moments that you’ll keep picking up on during each listen (it’s impossible to spot everything on one mere listen) and it’s just an immersive listen you can’t help but get lost in.

The two-parter Egocentric is a particular highlight and the positioning of the two tracks is very clever. Egocentric Part 1 serves as the album opener, so the music, melodies and vocals soon get under your skin, and then Egocentric Part 2 comes a little later in the album (track six), and it’s almost like a reprise of the first part, with returning ideas and approaches coming into play. Another great inclusion is The Traveller, which is the album closer. My personal favourite on Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, it really helps to end the piece on a high. It’s just a triumphant track with some tremendous proggy synths and an awesome vocal line that you’re going to want to sing along to. An all-round massive song, it will definitely remain in your head long after the album has come to a close.

As a whole, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a top-notch listen. If you loved …and the Weird Turned Pro, then you’ll love this one too.

8/10

About Natalie Humphries 1834 Articles
Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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