When Saints Go Machine, 'Konkylie' (!K7)

8
Konkylie
Critical Mass
Release Date: June 21, 2011
Label: !K7

by Jon Young

With his unnerving falsetto, Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild, frontman for this mesmerizing Denmark quartet, suggests an exotic creature who's fallen to earth, while his bandmates fashion a deliciously minimal version of synth pop that evokes Low-era Bowie. "Parix" and the title track ("Conch shell" in Danish) trace the ghostly outlines of lush epics, with oblique lyrics about mortality and loss amplifying a sense of unease throughout. The creepily alluring "Whoever Made You Stand So Still" could trigger a full-on panic attack.

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Little Big League — Tropical Jinx " 01:59
  • 2 ScHoolboy Q — Studio (Remix) Feat. Nas & BJ the CHicago Kid " 04:52
  • 3 White Arrows — I Want a Taste " 04:15
  • 4 Miley Cyrus — Baby, I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin (Cover) " 05:44
  • 5 Chris Brown & Trey Songz — Tuesday (Remix) " 04:26

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA