Silicon is the latest project from Kody Nielson. For those not familiar with the name, Kody is Ruban Nielson’s, of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, brother and also part of another very cool band called Opossom (which you should totally check out). So far he’s put out two tracks off the upcoming album, Personal Computer, which is expected to be released later this year. Both tracks twist and warp pop sensibilities into something beautiful, unique and with just enough weird.
For fans of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Opossom, Toro Y Moi.
Listen to ‘Burning Sugar’…
Listen to the first Single released, ‘God Emoji’…
More About Silicon via Facebook…
This is Silicon. Sit back. Are you comfortable? This is Silicon. Far beyond anything you could ever have imagined, there’s an overwhelming reliance on the plastic in your palm. The Sistine Chapel of circuit boards. Lurking amidst Auckland’s tranquil waters, bold mountains and dormant volcanoes; insomniac Kody Nielson composes shiny and gorgeous pop-aspersions that loiter in the silence. Eyes never blinking, information never ceasing, it is seduction. Don’t stop.
Silicon implores you. The inherent isolation of archipelago existence lingers in Nielson’s music. Whilst he, as a Hawaiian-New Zealander, has always been separate from the mainland – when it comes to soil and mud – cables and satellites pass on information and feeling. Having resided in Portland previously, he finds himself crippled by timezones and the shrinking world. More and more connections being established, reasons to record oneself and be remembered.
At the heart of Nielson’s noir-electronica is a questioning of how the physical can ever again match the arousing constellation of the blissful synthetic. This is it. Here you are. Bombastic and gripping, yet consistently sterile. Not quite there. Not quite there, yet. Kody Nielson’s main-frame psychedelia collates the fragments of himself and sticks them back together diligently on his debut ‘Personal Computer’. But there’s a darkness in this dance. Close the window, draw the curtains.
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