New Album out!! "Caesura"
Buy (digital, physical) & Download it from here: https://presentparadox.bandcamp.com/album/caesura
If you like read more about it here:
// Present Paradox BIO //
The present is not always easy to understand. Sometimes it remains cryptic and mysterious. The music project Present Paradox tells about it. The result is melancholic as well as danceable. Wide and intimate at the same time. Diverse and yet familiar. In one word: Paradox.
The leading force behind Present Paradox is the songwriter and media artist David Kleinekottmann from Dortmund, Germany. Since 2013 he regularly releases LP's / EP's that oscillate between art-rock, electronica and ambient. Early on, former Cocteau Twins bassist Simon Raymonde expressed his enthusiasm on the British radio: "That's an exciting sound David is making!"*. And Thoralf Koß, chief editor of Musikreviews.de attests Present Paradox a fine "feeling for addictive melodies and poetic lyrics"*.
In 2016, David Kleinekottmann started to get the sound of Present Paradox EP's to the stages. Equipped with keyboard, guitar, sampler and a varied set, always ready to give everything on stage and to sink into the songs. The german concert critic Captain's Dinner wrote about the last performance shortly before the outbreak of the 2020 pandemic: "A project that has undoubtedly has international class and definitely deserves more attention"***.
*Simon Raymond on AmazingRadio - 2013
**Music Reviews - The Rhythm Of Spring Review - 2019
*** Captain Diner on Facebook - 2020
EP (Mini-Album) / LP (Album):
Rails To Tomorrow, 2020
The Rhythm Of Spring, 2019
A Cave In The Inside, 2018
Space for Wishes, 2017
My Map, 2016
"Dortmund based German artist David Kleinekottman who is clearly as prolific as he is talented. Ambient, experimental, art house and electronica in scope and influenced by Brian Eno, Elbow and Radiohead. I’d say those signposts mark Present Paradox out for closer inspection" Chris Ingram, freshonthenet.co.uk
"For fans of ambient alternative music with a dark edge, Present Paradox is exactly what you need." Michel Orange, 24ourmusic.net
"In this way, electronic music, of the likes practiced by Present Paradox, Thom Yorke, and countless others, IS ABSOLUTELY revolutionizing the sole singer/songwriter, as far as what kinds of sounds and experiences are possible." J. Simpson - theequalground.com
"Radiohead, Brian Eno und Elbow sind ein paar der musikalischen Einflüsse von Present Paradox. Dahinter steckt der Dortmunder Filmstudent David Kleinekottmann. Der ist ein echtes Multitalent, denn egal ob Klavier, Gitarre oder Schlagzeug – er spielt alles selbst. Wünsche und Sehnsucht sind die Themen, die Present Paradox in seinen Stücken bearbeitet." detektor.fm
"Klangalchemie eines sehr konzentriert und keinesfalls mit Scheuklappen arbeitenden Multiinstrumentalisten - mit David Kleinekottmann wird in Zukunft hoffentlich auch auf internationaler Ebene zu rechnen sein."
Andreas Schiffmann, musikreviews.de
Present Paradox’s tracks