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Kite Flying Robot releases 'Solid Gold' debut album


Stephen Carradini December 9th, 2010

It's like if Devo produced an Arcade Fire album, bandleader Nikolas Thompson said. "Dance-y, but heavily orchestrated as well."

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Every song that Kite Flying Robot touched in the last four years turned to "Solid Gold." The pop/rock/indie band, which splits time between Oklahoma City and Tulsa, will release the 10-song, element-titled album Friday at the Blue Note, 2408 N. Robinson. Local indie rockers The Hex will be reuniting for the show.

"Solid Gold," the product of songwriter and bandleader Nikolas Thompson's transition from a solo project in San Francisco five years ago to a full band in Oklahoma today, features a variety of sounds in the energetic sound. From Nintendo blips and beeps to "the full range of orchestral instruments," Kite Flying Robot didn't skimp on the production, which was done at Blackwatch Studios in Norman by Michael Trepagnier (Coldplay, Motion City Soundtrack).

"It's like if Devo produced an Arcade Fire album," Thompson said. "Dance-y, but heavily orchestrated as well."

Due to the drummer's departure for Los Angeles, this will be the last Kite Flying Robot show for a while. Once the group trains a new drummer, the Robot'll reboot.

But don't get too attached to the "Solid Gold" nuggets.

"During the recording and mixing process, I heard the album so much that I probably won't even listen to it," Thompson said. "I've pretty much written the follow-up album." "Stephen Carradini
 
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