Rangleklods proves that he is a chameleon while staying true to himself on the latest album “Breathe In, Breathe Out”.

Danish electronic artist Esben Andersen returns as Rangleklods, with his latest album, “Breathe In, Breathe Out,” offering a captivating journey through his unique electronic style and characteristic vocals. “Breathe In, Breathe Out” presents a familiar Rangleklods sound, while being fresh and new, and exciting at the same time. How amazing is music! How amazing it is that an artist can put on different hats along their musical development, and keep a core identity untouched! “Breathe In, Breathe Out” proves that this is possible and can be done with finesse.

A synthesis of smooth melodies

“Breathe In, Breathe Out” marks a departure from Rangleklods’ previous work, with Esben opting for a more mellow and smooth approach to his melodies. Tracks like “I Don’t Even Think About You Anymore” and title song “Breathe In, Breathe Out” show his ability to craft lush soundscapes that envelop the listener in a warm embrace, while still retaining the emotional depth and complexity that defines his music.

Introspective reflections

At its core, “Breathe In, Breathe Out” is an exploration of the human experience. The songs reflect on life’s pivotal moments, as well as the mundane experiences that shape us over time. These seemingly insignificant times, often overlooked in the moment, hold lasting influence and are revisited throughout our lives. This is exactly the case when it comes to “Song We Used To Play”.

Rangleklods explains:

“To me “Song We Used To Play” feels like entering a physical space – a place I mentally return to again and again. It’s my friend and I dancing in my teenage room, playing the same song on repeat for hours.”

Aren’t we all have a similar memory from our teenage years?

Rangleklods combines unique style with bold experimentation

Rangleklods’ electronic style is truly unique, blending elements of indie pop, ambient, and experimental electronica to create a sound that is both innovative and compelling. There is also a hint of something else in Rangleklods’ music. Something that escapes descriptions and is distinctive of Rangleklods. His complex production techniques and use of layered textures give each track a rich depth, while his characteristic vocals add an emotional resonance that is impossible to ignore.

One of my personal highlights of the album is the single “Alien”. On its own, the song seems to be out of place on “Breathe In, Breathe Out”. With its references to deep house and techno, modified vocals, and intense beat, “Alien” is something else. Something that Rangleklods hasn’t tried before. Yet, when listened to together with other songs, this composition makes sense. It’s like a very intensely written dot at the end of a sentence. Like a pinch of pepper added to a dish that gives it flavor.

“Alien” is one of many examples on “Breathe In, Breathe Out” that show Rangleklods wasn’t afraid to experiment and explore areas that might not be naturally distinctive of his music . That’s why this album is so interesting! If you knew Rangleklods music before, you might still be surprised.

Rangleklods unparalleled vocals

Rangleklods’ vocals shine throughout the album, seamlessly moving between soft whispers and powerful melodies. His heartfelt delivery adds honesty and vulnerability to each song, drawing listeners in on a deep emotional level. Combined with the rich production of “Breathe In, Breathe Out,” Rangleklods’ performances are truly captivating.

As always when I hear Esben’s vocals, I get shivers. This sensation is the strongest when listening to “Your House” and “Worldwideweb”. When Rangleklods goes from deep lower registers to the higher ones, it feels like a ray of sunshine comes out from behind a dark cloud.

Electronic music and introspective storytelling at their best

Overall, “Breathe In, Breathe Out” is a testament to Esben Andersen’s continued evolution as an artist. With its smooth melodies, unique electronic style, and characteristic vocals, the album is a sonic journey that demands to be experienced. For fans of electronic music and lovers of introspective storytelling, “Breathe In, Breathe Out” is a must-listen masterpiece that proves once more that Rangleklods has a lot to say and isn’t done reinventing himself.

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