Over recent months Danish duo Kenton Slash Demon has been turning heads with their very own brand of stylish, song-oriented techno. The group's members Jonas Kenton and Silas Moldenhawer are also part of Copenhagen's electronic indie pop band When Saints Go Machine, a fact betrayed by Kenton Slash Demon's elegant use of vocals and their production's subtle pop music touches.
As Kenton Slash Demon they have been recording for Thomas Barfod & Fredski's generally excellent Tartelet imprint, debuting on the label in 2009 with their 'Khattabi' EP. This was followed by what the two have dubbed the 'Schwarzschild Solution Trilogy', three themed singles, starting with last summer's disco-influenced 'Sun' and the anthemic techno pop of 'Matter'.
Now Kenton Slash Demon have completed the trilogy with 'Daemon', which again makes use of vocals, but in heavily vocoded fashion, perfectly fitting the song's funked-up synth pop vibe. And where the other two parts of the trilogy featured Portable and Runaway as remix artists, this time around it's Stockholm's Axel Boman who contributes a minimalistic dub to the single.
Further artistic input comes from Copenhagen based visual artists Dark Matters. As with their beautifully minimalistic video for 'Matter' they have once again created computer-like abstract art with analogue means. This time around multicoloured threads and lighting create an illusion of classic vector graphic animations.