Monday 19 March 2012


Relatively new Kitsuné hero, Computer Magic has released a new EP (12th March), Orion. It's hip-swaying, disco-friendly synth, harking back nearly to the heyday of this kind of electronic music (2006/7). But it still seems wonderfully relevant. How could it not be? Not heard of Computer Magic? Don't worry. Here's something from the About section of the official Computer Magic site:

Computer Magic began in the Winter/Summer of 2010, and is the solo project of 22-year-old DJ/blogger Danielle “Danz” Johnson.

Danz is originally from upstate New York, and now resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Currently, Danz is working on Computer Magic’s first full length album with Chris Egan on drums and percussion.

If this debut album is going to be anything like this EP, filled to the brim as it is with gentle, unearthly electro stylings that have marked the evolution from the brash, party-time saw-waves of a few years ago: it's now smart, minimal, moody and marked with a sensitivity to both a bit of headspace as well as the dancefloor. Here's 'Trinity', a song from the EP - have a listen:

What do you think? It has this consistent disco-esque bassline that keeps the song going underneath fizzy synth and distorted electronic squeals that serve as a great melody. The ambient warm sound that rise up every now and again lend the song a pop quality, especially in the chorus - when everything becomes jangly and climactic. A little New Young Pony Club, you know, but darker. Electro-pop heaven for a time in our collective history that isn't all roses.

It doesn't sound new. But then again, it doesn't sound old, old as in re-hashed I mean. It sounds of a certain era, and it sounds just fine that way. If you have Spotify, I recommend giving this very Kitsuné-typical artist a good listen. Those electro-pop soundscapes come alive in this new EP.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
• Here's Computer Magic on SoundCloud
• He's on defunct old Myspace, too
Facebook page for Computer Magic
• He also has an official site
• And Computer Magic is on Twitter!
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

No comments:

Post a Comment