OKGazette.com - Electronica http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/articles.sec-70-1-electronica.html <![CDATA[Boare - "playdatshit" - ]]> The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.]]> <![CDATA[Tallows - "Soft Water (PLSTKNOVA Remix)" - ]]> Much of Tallows’ 2013 album, Memory Marrowseems ripe for the remix treatment. “Soft Water,” however, would probably be the most daunting prospect for a producer to tackle, if for no other reason than it’s probably the record’s most organic, guitar-driven song.]]> <![CDATA[PLSTKNOVA — Lights - ]]> In a lot of ways, Ethan Strange — the mind behind Edmond electronic act PLSTKNOVA — is as much a dreamer as musician.]]> <![CDATA[Pink Pony — Whatever - ]]> With a name like Whatever, you might expect the full-length debut of Oklahoma City’s Pink Pony — a repackaging of Steven Battles’ Chrome Pony now featuring our governor’s daughter, Christina Fallin — to read nonchalant, but it’s anything but. Instead, Whatever is one of the most tailored and tightly programmed efforts to come out from these parts in some time. It’s an album that moves as well as it thinks.]]> <![CDATA[Jumpship Astronaut — Lights Burn Out - ]]> Oklahoma has never been the haven for electronic rock music that it is for country, folk and, as of late, psychedelic pop, but from the sound of Lights Burn Out, Oklahoma City upstart Jumpship Astronaut seems intent on changing that.]]> <![CDATA[Dan Deacon — America - ]]> Lots of adjectives can be used to describe mad-pop scientist Dan Deacon’s back catalog: zany, fun, disorienting, loud, clashing, dysfunctional and dizzying.]]> <![CDATA[Colin Nance — Warmth - ]]> With M83 catching fire in the past year, it’s a shame that Oklahoma listeners haven’t caught onto their very own Colin Nance, who’s quietly doing an outstanding job in that same realm of shoegaze pop. In a six-track follow-up EP to 2011’s Summer Fever, Nance has refined an already blossoming sound, and Warmth is just as inviting as it sounds. ]]> <![CDATA[Tele Mori — Sounds from a Broken Music Box - ]]> Nearly six years ago, an Oklahoma City duo by the name of Tympanic Frenzy sent my eardrums into just that with a terrific, if oddly punctuated electronica album in Cerebral Funktion .. in Process …
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<![CDATA[The 2 Bears — Be Strong - ‘Bear Hug’ is dangerous in the best way.]]> Named for the fabulously hairy and rotund, The 2 Bears hail in part from the London DJ scene. This brash and unapologetic dance duo knows how to do one thing: Get you in their paws and never let go.]]> <![CDATA[Justice — Audio, Video, Disco - As subtle as a herd of buffalo stampeding off a cliff at the end of the world. In space. ]]> The long-awaited follow-up to Justice’s 2007 debut, “†,” stuffed so terrifically full of trippy, scuzzy future-disco, has arrived, signaled by guitars so big that they belong to the skyscraping giants of rock. Yup, the Parisian heirs to Daft Punk’s pyramidal throne are drawing from arena-stomping, ’70s-era prog.
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<![CDATA[Neon Indian — Era Extraña - Set synthesizers to … video game?]]> Alan Palomo, Neon Indian’s oddball brain, is literally one week older than me, according to his Wikipedia page (note to self: Build my own Wikipedia page). This boggles my mind, although it really shouldn’t. The bands building these synth-thick, shoegazey, beat-propelled chillwave albums are all kids screwing around on the Internet (see: Washed Out, Youth Lagoon, Toro Y Moi), so it shouldn’t come as a surprise then to find out that they like to also sometimes record really cheeky, very fun music.]]> <![CDATA[Washed Out — Within and Without - Has a band's name ever better captured its sound?]]> Back in 2009, Ernest Greene recorded two of the year’s most widely praised EPs with cheap, airy synthesizers at his parents’ house in rural Georgia.]]> <![CDATA[Two Suns — Two Suns EP - Artsy electronic pop with a unique idiom]]> Although Two Suns’ beats, synth and guitar compositions are heavily electronic, it still feels as if electronics are just the foundation for the melodies.]]> <![CDATA[Dam Mantle — First Wave - A weird, wonderful electronic anomaly]]> Dam Mantle’s “First Wave” is an weird, wonderful anomaly. It’s some sort of glitchy, electronic music, but instead of being cold and robotic, it’s vivid and full of life.
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<![CDATA[Dirty Vegas — Electric Love - Sunny, optimistic Vegas, this time]]> If all you know of Dirty Vegas is its dark, omnipresent 2002 hit, “Days Go By,” you’ll be surprised by the trio’s third album, “Electric Love,” its first in seven years.
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<![CDATA[David Lynch — Good Day Today/I Know - Enjoyable electronic tunes from David Lynch (yes, that one)]]> Modern cinema's reigning mad genius — David Lynch, of course — tries his hand at electronic music with a two-song EP entirely written, performed, produced and vocalized by the man himself.
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