Till Ten O'Clock Buffet
"The stars are matter,
but it doesn’t matter."
- Captain Beefheart
Amsterdam-based duo Stopcontact presents its first album.
‘Till Ten O’Clock Buffet’ brings an ode to manly grief. Getting lost in a hotel, being lovesick, looking out the window with your trusty Casio. A record of comforting sadness, not very worldly, not that big of a deal.
Musically the album is built up from Casio drumcomputers and lonely lyrics. The band proclaims to be somewhere between ‘the purgatory of a Berlin underground club rising up to your grannies flowery wallpaper heaven’.
Live you will witness raging keytar solos, mantric vocal repetitions, drums on
steroids moving at a snail’s pace.
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Stopcontact is a composition and performance duo consisting of Akim and Dave. Their productions vary between electropop, ambient and avant-garde music. The main theme in their works so far can be described as estrangement: estranging Casio toy keyboards by taking their childish beats and ripping them out of context, making a guitar sound like an elephant, creating a warm ambient atmosphere (but with a hint of dread at the background), or an Electronic Organ album with melodies so clear and obvious it becomes absurd. To cut a long story short, they know a problem for every solution. And that makes their music rich and their lives worthwhile.