Kayo Dot

Kayo Dot

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Kayo Dot is a complex, yet natural feeling chamber metal ensemble which explores a massive universe of textures and sound.


Kayo Dot stands out in its masterful and compelling use of instrumentation. While other bands flirt with awkward childish diatonic melodies, Kayo Dot skillfully uses instruments such as trumpet, violin, keyboard, and clarinet to actually make a statement. It is all part of an organic process that enhances the composition, and exists inside of it to drive the music to further excellence. Every range of sound is explored, evoking images from a gentle spring walk amongst rolling hills to bombastic earthquakes. Toby Driver's vocals caress the listener into complacency until the next moment of sonic frenzy arrives, and then the listener understands that this band truly transcends genres such as metal, avant-garde, indie, and folk.


>Kayo Dot - Choirs of the Eye (Tzadik, 2003)
>As-yet-untitled upcoming release (Robotic Empire, 2005)