The result is ‘Everest’, an EP that washes over the listener with warm waves of synths and the band’s characteristic, sharp, snappy drumming. The opening and title track was written on an old Juno synthesizer and is Koen and partner Wannes Salomé’s attempt at writing an A–ha style, 80’s pop banger. “I think we failed pretty badly but at least we gave it a shot” laughs Koen. Contrastingly, ‘Resume’ came around the time that Trump declared his intention to initiate a travel ban and was written as a direct reaction to such political rhetoric.
The last 18 months have been a defining time for Klangstof. Following the addition of Salomé as their resident synth wizard and production guru, and ‘Close Eyes To Exit’, they've completed extensive tours with the Flaming Lips, Miike Snow and Jagwar Ma. Earlier in 2017, Klangstof became the first Dutch band to play Coachella. That same year, they took home the award for Best Alternative Act at the Edison awards, the Dutch equivalent of the Grammys.