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Kyoti: Curved Edge Straight Line

Following the release of their debut single ‘Cave In’, which earned them support from the likes of Indie Shuffle and Clash, London-based art-pop trio KYOTI are pleased to announce their new single ‘Curved Edge, Straight Line’. The innovatory project’s visceral new track is an introspective blend of jazz and electronica, finding room for the intelligent lyrical influences of John Grant spliced with the minimalist textures of electro producers Kavinsky, SOHN, and James Blake. Featuring a lively splash of electro keys, soulful jazz vocals and snappy percussion, it creatively combines rich synth textures with thoughtful storytelling, exploring the theme of dependency on both substances and other people. As the band put it themselves, “‘Curved Edge, Straight Line’ is a song about searching for forgiveness from those close to you, while accepting your own faults.” The track is as musically grounding as it is thematically, with minimalist beats and a steady rhythm that rumbles away into a swell of cascading synths and keyboards.

Kyot: Curved Edge Straight Line.

KYOTI’s aesthetic as an art outfit is every bit as important as their stripped back, electro-wave sound. The three-piece, made up of Benji Huntrods, David Mabbott and Ed Burgon, base their image and artwork on the abstractness of an ordinary, mundane world. Specifically inspired by British Modernist sculptors like Barbara Hepworth and the surrealist optical illusions of M.C. Escher, the three-piece balance their aesthetic with the over-arching impact of contemporary pop music, citing artists like Hot Chip and Joanna Newsom amongst their influences. Cutting a path through music, art and narrative expression, this dynamic three-piece bring a plethora of unique talents to the fore – and ‘Curved Edge, Straight Line’ continues to cement their reputation as a band with all the ingredients for a ripe future.

Kyoti: Curved Edge Straight Line

Kyoti: Curved Edge Straight Line Lyrics:
I’m a curved edge, you’re a straight line
I’m a deadweight and you’re a good time
I guess my plan of action should bear that in mind
But it’s easily forgettable

I’m a lost cause, you’re a new day
I’m madman and you seem ok
I guess we wouldn’t have it any other way
But it’s instantly regrettable

So pour me one again cos I’m drinking to get dry
I don’t wanna end on another day inside
So pull me out, pull me in, let me lose, let me win
And I’ll accept everything, I’ll accept everything

You’re a planet bathed in the sun
Set in a circle fired from a gun
You keep going round like you never begun
It’s a special kind of tedium

I’m a city stuck in reverse
Talk like a blessing sing like a curse
One of those things is hard to rehearse
Better wait for a millennium

So pour me one again cos I’m drinking to get dry
I don’t wanna end on another day inside
So pull me out, pull me in, let me lose, let me win
And I’ll accept everything, I’ll accept everything

And now, I’m gonna need
Another day on earth
Sitting still can move me
So I know that it won’t hurt
And maybe I was made with something to go wrong
But all my friends are losers
And all my days are long

So pour me one again cos I’m drinking to get dry
I don’t wanna end on another day inside
So pull me out, pull me in, let me lose, let me win
And I’ll accept everything, I’ll accept everything

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