Klute Releases The Emperor’s Clothes
- Words: Cameron Octigan
UK drum & bass producer Tom Withers (a.k.a. Klute) unleashes his fifth full-length, The Emperor’s Clothes, on Breakbeat Science (in conjunction with his very own imprint, Commercial Suicide) this summer–and it’s more eclectic than ever.
Originally released in the UK on CS, the album will hit Stateside in a slightly different form, featuring some exclusive 12” cuts and a couple of unreleased numbers. Both versions of the album feature the track “Property Is Theft,” which is essentially a reworking of “Rutti” by quintessential shoegazers Slowdive.
Klute is far from another drum & bass producer changing with the times. Starting out with quasi-famous punks The Stupids, he eventually dabbled in techno and has since released an abundance of records that experiment with ambience, tech-funk, and everything in between. Drum & bass followed, and nowadays you’ll find Withers toying with everything from spooky techno to breakbeat–all while staying punk.
The Emperor’s New Clothes is out in July 2007 on BBS.
1. We Control the Vertical
3. The Struggle
4. Never Never
6. Pissed Jeans
8. Learning Curve
10. Property is Theft
1. 174 BPM
2. Freedom Come (with Calibre)
3. Come Back 2 Me
4. Sold Out
5. Our Leader
6. Hell Hath No Reprise
7. Hell Hath No Fury
8. Why We Fight
9. Escape Let Go
10. There is a Point
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