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ARTIST
TITLE
Violet
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MH 254CD MH 254CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/29/2007

"Boy In Static is Boston's Alexander Chen, a self-taught musician, singer/songwriter and graphic artist. Beginning his recording career with a three-song demo and a game of email tag with the Notwist's Alien Transistor label, Boy In Static's first album, Newborn, was released in 2005. An amply proficient musician, Chen plays numerous instruments and arranges the live recordings he produces. With a sound that ranges from the wall-of-sound aesthetic of Creation's heyday to the electronic pop of Morr Music, Boy In Static finds a comfortable balance between processed sounds and timeless songwriting. While Newborn was a collection of songs meant to conjure images of a half-waking dream, Violet invokes a feeling of the morning after. The album is developed using a broad palette, with more than fifteen instruments being played directly by the artist. Boy In Static is in perfect stride with Chen's bedroom-electro-ballad aesthetic, building on his fuzzy brand of hushed dream-pop with a timely maturity."