The Kahless Clone – Our Never-Ending Loneliness
The Kahless Clone runs through “Our Never-Ending Loneliness” with a clear vision, full of an intense lust for life. Reminiscent of Mogwai’s work, The Kahless Clone neatly balance beauty alongside brutality. By taking on these two divergent approaches the songs teem with passion. Shoegaze and metal come together in a glorious way, courtesy of the thoughtful guitar work, rumbling percussion, alongside a clear unspoken narrative. Over the course of the album The Kahless Clone allows for a great variety of color to come into the mix.
Almost ambient at first “I Would Leave All Of This Behind, and so Would You” takes its time in setting the mood. Guitar work has a delicate quality to it, with the layers settling where they may. Shimmering at times, the glossy introduction of the piece incorporates moments of synthesized bliss before the distortion hits, and the distortion hits hard. For the latter half of the track the guitars soar into the sky. Raging through with incredible energy “I Can Almost Reach You” at times references post-rock with its carefully laid out rhythms. Heavy to its very core “This Is All Falling Apart” opts for a sense of drama while elements fall into place with such ease. Quite beautiful “Is This What You Wanted” serves as the highlight of the collection bringing everything to a perfect cinematic close.
“Our Never-Ending Loneliness” shows off the impeccable chops of The Kahless Clone in creating a spellbinding work, one that draws the listener deep into a perfectly sculpted timeless sound.