Sydney based audio-visual artist Harry Klein shares the sporadic, intense and expansive new album And Then There Was None. Fusing polyphonic dance music with live audio-reactive imagery. After the dissolution of jazztronica duo F00L, he has sought time and space to define his solo sound.
Journeying through indie dance, psychedelic pop, and experimental electronica with hints of glitch the album showcases the full width of Harry’s musical creativity. From introspective, melancholic moments comparable to Burial and Aphex Twin to more freeing, euphoric tunes akin to the likes of Bicep, there’s a lot of brilliant production and vast creativity on display across the album’s 14 tracks.
This album’s overarching objective is to explore uncomfortable questions about relationships, community and social constructs of power. The lead single, ‘Don’t Look In The Light,’ is a psychedelic dance banger that begins with an energetic rolling beat syncopated with a repeating vocal hook. Within the verses, Harry Klein switches between vocal ranges, creating a feeling of uncertainty and complexity that echoes the sentiment of the lyrics.
Klein explains: “Don’t Look In the Light explores the complex space between romantic partners, a paradox of letting go and holding on.”
Part of the album’s creation process involved Harry Klein’s partner and close friends who were asked to give honest feedback and thoughts about each of the tracks. “After playing in bands up until now, I suddenly didn’t have anyone to work with, lean on, or boost confidence and morale. Isolation, and self doubt seeped through and impaired the writing process and my overall mental health, so I lent on my community to help me make decisions in the final stages of completing the album”.
Harry Klein uses music and art as a cathartic and therapeutic vehicle for understanding himself and the world around him. Each of his tracks are diverse, varied, and showcases his strengths as a music artist, serving as a compelling introduction to his musical talents.