Nobody knows much about the mysterious Claptone. Other than he appears to come from Germany, is always hidden behind a sinister bird mask and has a massive army of fans around the world…The true sound of the underground.
We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin (c) – André Berthiaume
In a now long forgotten world, many generations ago, a bird like shape emerged from wooded darkness,floating and fluttering, drifting and dreaming. Backlit by a bright glow of iridescent light, the undecipherable form wore a dazzling golden mask. Its long beak swooped down like an inverted horn and since then, people have referred to the mythical being simply as Claptone.
Years spending wandering medieval landscapes have informed Claptone's view of the world, experiencing both magical mystery and muted melancholy he enchanted onlookers with occult instruments and beguiling sounds. Forever sur- rounded by a sense of intrigue, the world soon cottoned on to the elusive yet enchanting musical powers of this other- worldly beast. The results are that today his shamanistic sonic powers take him all around the world.
Deep and woozy, the Claptone sound pairs theatre with tragedy, feel good vibes with acute melancholia and imbues each groove with a Rhodes laced funk, an organic string hook and myriad earthy elements. Up to the present day, Clap- tone releases have been birthed on Germany's influential Exploited label but who or whatever Claptone is, it is alive, with a life of its own, evolving and revolving in equal measure, exploring new sounds naturally and forever taking inspiration from long gone and occult worlds.
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