|MH-254 Boy In Static - Violet
Violet is Boy In Static’s follow up to the 2005 Alien Transistor release, Newborn. While Newborn was a collection of songs meant to conjure images of a half-waking dream, the music on Violet invokes a feeling of the morning after. Violet is developed using a broad palette, with more than fifteen instruments being played directly by the artist. Boy In Static is in perfect stride with his bedroom-electro-ballad aesthetic, building on his fuzzy brand of hushed dream-pop with a timely maturity. Striking a balance between organic song structure and intricate computer-based processing, Boy In Static’s lush vocals and mature songwriting distinguish Violet from a sea of other indie-electronic releases.
|Highly recommended as one of the finer releases in the world of indie electronics - BPM / A true mood album, a sonic dream that everyone should experience - Performer / Takes a simple color and turns it into a masterpiece - Urb / An impressive one-man symphony - The Boston Globe / Left me in awe - Re:Up
|The title track of Boy In Static's forthcoming album sounds like a sentimental ballad being played in slow motion. A twinkling piano carries the composition, but the main attraction is the soft, angelic voice at the center of the arrangement. The voice is abstracted somewhat by the glacial pace of the song, which in effect removes the emphasis of the lyrics, and makes the entire piece feel like a moment of lovesick swooning sustained for over three minutes. - Associated Press