New York City, NY, The Gramercy Theatre (Cybertron), 06/09/2012
It’s a sticky summer night in NYC and the streets are crowded with good time zombies. A van pulls up in front of the Gramercy Theatre and a shady assortment of musicians start to spill out led by Jet Berelson. They grab a quick smoke while scrambling to get their gear unloaded from the busy corner of East 23rd and Lexington. The cheerful Tim Van Horn (Aesthetic Perfection’s drummer) can be seen politely greeting people waiting to get into the show, including the annoying guy bitching about how much he paid for VIP treatment. For some reason, the security person makes [X]-Rx open their suitcases for inspection before they can load their equipment onto the stage. After a few more minutes of frantic rushing, the DJs start pumping out the tunes, and Cybertron has begun.
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Blurb: Catchy pop hooks and bouncy electro beats make this synthpop-by-the-numbers album hovering right at the point of average, doing little to standout among the rest.
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Blurb: Breaking a six year silence, this Swedish artist returns with an inventive take on industrial music that’s not short on aggression or atmosphere.
Category: Synthpop / Electro-pop
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Blurb: This French duo’s third album sees them sticking to their well established emotional analog electro-pop style with a more pronounced Gallic flair.
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