IQU: chotto matte A MOMENT!
IQU turns the electronica underground inside out with their debut album Chotto Matte a Moment! IQU are in harmony with the analog instrumentation of the past, deftly melding it with the present modern day tools of the trade, connecting the dots and loops between drum'n'bass, soundtrack, kraut rock and bedroom trip hop. Some have pontificated that the future of pop music will blend the rock, rave and dance scenes together. IQU thrive in this climate, forging their own niche and creating a space conducive to the ever-blurring lines of modern musical styles.
IQU and Friends: Teenage Dream
This features the epic Nipponese inspired song "Teenage Dream", with remixes by IQU's pals Looper, Lexaunculpt, Team 714, Dub ID, Take One & Red Clay, and Concentrick. Two bonus mixes of "Can't You Even Remember That" from IQU's debut long player chotto matte A MOMENT! KLP085 are included on the CD format, and as a bonus 7" single housed inside the 12". "Q>C Mix" by K.O. was created for an independent horror movie. "Sonic Boom Mix" is a special treat by ex-Spacemen 3, current Experimental Audio Research/Spectrum master Sonic Boom.
IQU with Miranda July: Girls on Dates
Two of the Northwest's most idiosyncratic entities combine their unique visions into one heady concoction, a project entitled Girls on Dates. IQU regulate techno into an amorphous being, genre-bending by integrating analog instrumentation against sampling, programming and oscillating synthesizers. Miranda July from Portland, Ore. is the premier experimental performance and spoken artist today. Miranda July is a modern story teller. The two pieces here feature the otherworldly tones of Miranda with the kaleidoscopic electro-hush of IQU to chilling effect. Includes two remixes by K.O. and DJ Swiggs.
Plastique: The K.I.L.L.
Two youth on the prowl with a proclivity to make amplifiers howl and beat the skins with primitive and satisfying force. They are goners with MC5 haircuts that are scraping out the good parts and blasting them back at us. Early work by Sarah Utter of the Bangs. This band briefly changed their name to the Seductive, and released a split 45 with Love as Laughter.