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http://www.facebook.com/thekitestringtangle http://www.soundcloud.com/thekitestringtangle Introducing “The Kite String Tangle”, the experimental solo project of alternative electronic artist and producer, Danny Harley. Launched in May 2012, “The Kite String Tangle” venture is a seamless blend of ethereal pop through to the darker shades of ambient, electronic music. With Harley’s other musical ventures leading to popular performances at Splendour in the Grass, Parklife and Peats Ridge festivals, the highly anticipated journey of “The Kite String Tangle” is definitely one to both follow and experience first hand. Inspired by musical projects from the likes of Active Child, Mount Kimbie and Fever Ray the contemplative atmosphere of “The Kite String Tangle” actively explores the, often elusive, feelings of nostalgia and self-reflection through a diverse range of distinctive tracks. An extensive background in composition and production has resulted in a captivating arrangement of handcrafted electronic textures and contorted organic samples. The unique, versatile beats and harmonic multifaceted vocals are sure to enchant any audience, whether they’re lounging in a dimly lit backroom or assembled together in the thousands at a major live music event. 2012 is set to be a promising year for this unique artist.
The Kite String Tangle is the experimental solo project of alternative electronic artist Danny Harley. He's one of the winners of our Falls Festival competition and will be taking his warm ethereal beats and striking vocals to the Falls stage in Byron Bay.
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
'The Kite String Tangle' originally started with me just making some ambient music with no drums and no vocals. Stuff to sleep to. Since then though I've been writing all sorts of stuff and I guess I've sort of found a home in down tempo electronic music.
You’re one of the winners of our Falls Festival competition. What can Falls punters in Byron expect from The Kite String Tangle live show?
It's going to be me up on stage playing a bunch of different samplers, keyboards and pads and singing. Kind of a similar set up to TEED, Elizabeth Rose, Robert Delong or Oliver Tank.
What are you most looking forward to about the festival?
CAMPING! I haven't been camping since last summer. It's been way too long.
What are your plans for The Kite String Tangle in 2014?
I'm releasing my debut EP in February or early March and then probably doing another tour and possibly heading over to SXSW. There's a lot of really cool things in the pipeline for TKST next year but I can't mention them just yet....but I'm so excited.
If you had to make one new years resolution, what would it be?
Hmmmm....I really want to knuckle down and focus on making music a viable career path for me. I think that'll be my New Years resolution :-)
Australian music is…?
…in the eye of the world at the moment. So many other places are looking to Australia to see what comes out of it next. It's a musical gold mine right now.View Profile Hide Interview
19 Jun 2013
This is a great ...
This is a great single from Danny. The vocal will draw comparisons to James Blake - which is no bad thing - but it's in an altered context of this surprising track that nimbly moves from low-key electronics to popping samples and bleeps. Very cool stuff.