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