Teaching yourself to play guitar at age 14 by learning to play Radiohead's OK Computer is not a bad start for any musician. But growing up in the middle of Norway Koen van de Wardt didn't have much choice. At college he did, but yearning for the lonely creative days, he created Klangstof and uploaded Hostage to Soundcloud. The emotionally charged single was picked up by a label from LA and Klangstof set out to write about the unfamiliar. Epic soundscapes and guitars recall the quiet and fascinating Scandinavian landscape, while synthesisers and drum-machines add an industrial feel.