Berlin-based musician and producer K4LT concocts an intriguing, nocturnal sound on the new single “K4LT,” meshing electronic pop and alternative influence. His first single in two years, “LCPD” addresses the pain of a break-up, even one that’s amicable. Personal tragedies in the past couple years inspire a sound that’s darker and less rock-oriented than prior pursuits, assuming a lusher and more contemplative arsenal.

The artist finds greater embrace in the use of synths and other instrumentation, including a modded Omnichord. The gentle synth-bass pulsations and industrial-friendly textural buzzing kickstarts the track into motion with fascinating engrossment. Understated keys and the fuzzy synth-bass component intertwine during the touching chorus, referring to escapism when confronted with heartbreak. A beautifully serene bridge at the two-minute turn builds back again into the dark synth-laden brooding, re-emerging a minute later with delicate precision.

“LCPD” is a riveting new single from K4LT, particularly upon the euphoric “don’t you ever,” refrain in the final minute — meshing the dark synth-pop inclinations with the brighter key-laden flickering of the bridge.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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