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United States - Pennsylvania

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Electrotype is an independent art/progressive rock outfit based in the Philadelphia, PA suburbs. Fronted by its sole member Beth Maplesden, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, the project has caught the attention of a few notable publications in the prog world, such as Progression, Sea Of Tranquility, and Dutch Progressive Rock Page (DPRP), and is growing a small yet strong following online.

While Electrotype takes after some of the usual prog giants, particularly Genesis, Radiohead, and Pink Floyd, it draws from less obvious influences as well, such as Foo Fighters, Interpol, and Ultravox. Yet all these influences are blended, reformed, and synthesized in new and surprising ways.

Starting with the debut release, the 2011 EP 7.50 (Seven and a Half), Maplesden and her multifacited "uno" has been steadily challenging the definition of prog rock, with its grungy guitar-and-bass assault, powerful symphonic keyboards, and ever-moving percussive energy. Even in an acoustic setting, Electrotype employs memorable melodies, complex harmonies, and pulsing but sometimes irregular rhythms. This marriage of the commercial to the intellectual is at once as arresting and fascinating as the simple yet elaborate results of the graphic process for which Electrotype is named. Add to this the thorough production of each track and the listener will realize Electrotype is truly a work of art.