Kap Kap – Flux of Solace – Rapu Records

Experimental avant pop.

Kap Kap is an experimental rock/pop band from Finland and their sound is really something difficult to classify but this is what people used to call “post-punk”.

Although they claim influences from the seventies their sound is in conformity with acts such Clash and Joy Division.

But at the same time they don’t satisfy themselves in doing a kind of straight pop (Depeche Mode this is not) and they go on a trip of powechords and subtle changes of tempo, so characteristic of the confusing years after prog rock.

A song like Midnight is a fair testimony of that starting in one way and ending in another…but strangely enough their “avant pop meets Iggy Pop” bravado works and they do their stuff, although smoothly, with a slightly verve.

The strangest Lady, Appear will appeal to those who like alternative rock.

Flux of Solace is a difficult album to describe, maybe it’s difficult to like given the nature of the band which is to not follow any tendency (as in the track Old Goat). So beware with this release and if you’re taking something for granted you might as well find another band, let’s say, less avant-garde, to hear.

Flux of Solace is out now on Rapu Records.

(Daniel Death)

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