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Gadget Babies

by Lex Plexus

On this electronic album you'll find an intense concentration of adhesive earworms, head-bobbing beats, mysterious textures, and puzzling polyrhythms.
Genre: Electronic: Drum'n'bass
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Shucks!
4:38 $0.99
2. 12-String Transformer
6:21 $0.99
3. How Was It Made?
4:23 $0.99
4. Spongebob Effigy
4:29 $0.99
5. Squeeze Until Empty
6:02 $0.99
6. '67 Split Window
4:49 $0.99
7. Bobcat Scrapes
3:51 $0.99
8. Purple Boot Stomp
3:43 $0.99
9. Polly Breezes
4:00 $0.99
10. Zill Bezant
4:54 $0.99
11. 9 5 11
4:46 $0.99
12. Seven Levels Deep
4:57 $0.99
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Album Notes
Hot on the heels of "Stellar Trip," which made Top 5 in the National Electronica chart earlier this year, Lex Plexus unveils another new collection of inspired electronica. The Canadian producer, a.k.a. Sean Luciw, has taken a different approach this time... as he says, "Whereas 'Stellar Trip' was made over a 6-year period using various computer-based technologies, 'Gadget Babies' was all made using Korg Gadget, in less than 2 years! Besides the incredible convenience of constant access to this techno studio-in-my-pocket, which is a phone app I can use anywhere, I immediately noticed the high quality of the built-in sounds. This enables me to concentrate my time on composition instead of polishing turds. The digital gadgets sound like physical hardware to my ears. You gotta understand I was born in the 70's, so this is like science fiction becoming science fact. I'm living in a Star Trek episode!"

What do these tunes sound like? Fans of Lex Plexus could expect almost anything. On "Gadget Babies" you'll find an intense concentration of adhesive earworms, head-bobbing beats, mysterious textures, and puzzling polyrhythms. Far beyond apologizing for his inner math nerd, Sean Luciw relentlessly mixes "non-four" rhythmic numbers in a similar vein to his metal band, Volcano Calculator. "For some reason, I really like 7-beat rhythms. I also mix 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 8's, 9's, 10's and 11's on this album, whether it's in a metrically modulating manner or polyrhythmically."

Don't let the technical mumbo-jumbo fool you: "Gadget Babies" is full of catchy fun and friendly lightness that bears repeated listening. "12-String Transformer" features beautiful neo-classical 12-string guitar. The song "How Was It Made?" is an obvious nod to the TV show "How It's Made." Sean says, "I love the music on that show - it's futuristic but quirky." One gabber-esque track features the sound of a Bobcat scraping its shovel across the pavement. "Zill Bezant" mixes an Arabian scale with Locrian, the most-difficult-to-use (and least popular) of the 7 modes. The ascending keyboard solo on "Shucks!" is inspired by the amazing sax solo on the Maceo Parker classic "Shake Everything You’ve Got." Pac-Man fans will appreciate the basslines of the rhythmic enigma "9 5 11." Lex Plexus is happy and thankful to offer this music to the world!



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