2005 was highlighted by the detonating and successful come-back of Claus Larsen with his LEAETHER STRIP main band project, now we are please to announce that 2006 will mark the return of his side-project KLUTAE, through which the Danish master of electro/industrial expresses his most extravagant torments and fantasies.
Claus Larsen launched this solo-project in the early 90’s under the name KLUTE, but changed its spelling to KLUTAE in order to avoid any further confusion with a totally unrelated drum n' bass project.
KLUTAE’s first releases showcased a rather heavy and turbo-driven guitar-oriented sound which brought him comparisons to metal-industrial acts like FEAR FACTORY, BILE and SWAMP TERRORISTS, yet Claus Larsen has always considered this project as his most eclectic and unpredictable outlet. So it was no major surprise seeing its hardest walls of synthesised guitar noise eventually giving way to mid-tempo pounding tracks powered by the LEAETHER STRIP trademark EBM bass-lines and Claus’ chameleon vocals.
In fact, KLUTAE traditionally stands for a more punkish “in ya face attitude” with tongue-in-cheek lyrics and “angst-til-ya-bust” old-school elektro arrangements. And it’s with that very characteristic sense of humour that Claus Larsen invites us now on another extravaganza journey through desert storms, biker orgies, hell fires, death valley saloons and other sexy parties with fat faggots in leather jackets.
KLUTAE is loud and fun, and will musically certainly not deceive the LEAETHER STRIP fanbase, while keeping its appeal to followers of the MINISTRY gang for its aggressive attitude. It’s dense aggro-electro from the tortured soul of Claus Larsen’s bastard alter ego.
Before the release next spring of the much anticipated new KLUTAE album entitled “Hit’n Run”, Alfa Matrix will release the kicking “Sinner” EP in the beginning of 2006 … “We are sinners and we will all burn in Hell – lalalalaaalala”.