From Orange County in California, PLASMIC describes herself as an “Orange County one-woman dervish” and in a vivid haze that’s pretty in pink, “your abused Barbie doll from childhood”.
Combining J-Pop with CRYSTAL CASTLES and DEVO, like a deviant West Coast cousin to the wonderful Canadian songstress MECHA MAIKO, Lauren Lusardi is the precocious talent behind PLASMIC. Her next live sojourn in London will be at The Islington for TEC005 in March 2019. Continue Reading ›
One of the best electronic albums of 2009 was ‘It Hertz!’ by eccentric synthpop duo KATSEN. Championed by BBC 6Music’s Steve Lamacq, despite the critical acclaim, there was however to be just one live gig supporting VILE ELECTRODES and another EP ‘Basic Pleasure Unit’ before Donna Grimaldi and Chris Blackburn called it a day.
Fast forward to today and Chris Blackburn is back with his Yamaha CS01, this time with his wife Brigitte Sutherland hailing from Hobart, Tasmania in BATTERY OPERATED ORCHESTRA. Their first album ‘Incomplete Until Broken’ was released in September. Continue Reading ›
Making aggressive or confrontational music using synthesizers or electronics has never been the norm, although acts from THROBBING GRISTLE through to NINE INCH NAILS have used the technology available to often embrace the darker side of these machines and use distortion rather than melody to get their message across.
Which brings us to CRYSTAL CASTLES and their new album and the third to be titled eponymously… this is CRYSTAL CASTLES most accessible album to date. Continue Reading ›