Netherlands native Eelke Kleijn has been resting on the pinnacle of dance music for quite some time, his last two albums Untold Stories and Naturally Artificial were story defining moments, but it’s his third long player that really opens the doors to his sonic potential. Moments Of Clarity is a twelve track offering that gathers the influences of downtempo, progressive, electronica and deep house. With plenty of heart hugging piano chords, lively basslines and incredible drum production, it really
is a marvel of that sweet spot between digital coherence and traditional songwriting. The album comes as a joint venture between Kleijn’s own DAYS like NIGHTS label and the almighty Armada Music. Eelke said ’Moments Of Clarity’ is about those rare moments where everything seems to come together and fall into place. You find them in all aspects of life, not just in music. They don’t come along often, but when they do I always treasure them. Every track on the album finds its origin in one of those moments.” And it doesn’t take much time to realise exactly what he’s referring to, the brief and subtle moments in life when tranquility sets in and you can enjoy true peace of mind.
Where to start:
‘Lost Souls’ – Vibrant bass, emotive pianos and gorgeous vocals
‘Drive’ – Flawless sound design and classy arpeggios
‘De Orde Van De Nacht’ – Incredible drum beats in an eclectic arrangement
Previous from Eelke Kleijn:
Untold Stories LP (2010, Manual Music)
Naturally Artificial LP (2007, GU Music)
If you like this then check out:
Eagles & Butterflies – Abstract (2015, Get Physical)
Khen – One Day Of Indepndence (2016, Lost & Found)
Eelke Kleijn – Moments Of Clarity is out now on Armada Music.