Album Review: Plastic Makes It Possible by Techno Squirrels

Album Name: lastic Makes It Possible
Artist: Techno Squirrels
Year/Label: 2007 / Independent

Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I know I’d like these guys just by the cover art. Quirky, creative and fun. That’s just what they are.

They are techno as one might imagine, but they’re so much more. Firstly, lead singer Lisa Erriksson has a mesmerizing voice. It’s perfect for these songs.

According to the CD case, the only other band member is Ryan Harlin. Is it possible that all this sound comes from two people? I’m amazed by the amount of sound people can make now. But I guess one look at Imogen Heap should prove it’s possible. Still, really really great.

The songs are very well written. They’re interesting and intricate and don’t go exactly where expected which is something I admire.

If you need bands to compare it to, think Sleepthief, KinZaZa (anyone remember them?) and maybe a little Tresspassers William, though a little edgier. But I really wouldn’t say they sound like any of those bands. These guys are pretty unique. But if you like those bands, you’ll likely get into these guys.

This is definitely a good headphones record. But it’s also good for those quiet nights at home with a loved one and a glass or four of wine.

Posted on August 12, 2007

Track Listing
1. Repeat ‘Til Fade
2. Unbelievable
3. Ecstatic
4. Music is My Drug
5. Easier Said
6. What You Want
7. Love Comes First
8. Hurt Me
9. Everything
10. South of Colorado
11. Lightbulb
12. Everything (Sean McGhee Mix)
13. Love Comes First (Carmen Rizzo vs. Kris Thomas Remix)

[Techno Squirrels Official Site]


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