the shadowy futuristic dystopia of Providance, Rhode Island comes the all-digi
trio Triangle Forest, a band whose
oeuvre is one of sweeping synthesized swooshes through desolate 3D soundscapes,
layered with manic beats and bleeps and bloops, crying sirens in the distance
(maybe the fuzz from that
old video?), all plaintive vocoder-shrouded voices intoning profound and
believe us? Asked by this guy, “what
is the coolest thing in the whole world,” their answer was: “the coolest thing
is probably Neptune’s moon Triton, which has
an average surface temperature of 38K.” Wow. Our heads just exploded.)
for nothing, but a sweeter set of instrumentation you shan’t find anywhere.
Alexandra Kleeman plays an Alesis Micron Synth and a Yamaha SHS-10 Keytar. Ben
Britton rocks a Roland SPD-20 Octopad beat machine. And his brother Brendan —
who you may
or may not remember as the sight-deprived video rapper B-Lite — plays the Casio DG-20 plastic guitar
and a Novation Supernova II synth. Each of these instruments, we’re told, has
been fine-tuned to blow audience
members’ brains out through their asses.
Get it done
to you tomorrow night at Paper at Bill's
Bar, 5 Lansdowne Street
LISTEN: Triangle Forest, "Rockagon"LISTEN: Triangle Forest, "Tokyo"
(More at MySpace)