Posts tagged "Bitemarks"
Bitemarks

Bitemarks

AHE-18 TEST HOUSE - Bitemarks - 12" EP: $12
Test House is the New York City-based duo of Peter Schuette (ex-Silk Flowers, ex-Psychobuildings) and James Elliott (ex-Bear In Heaven, ex-School of Seven Bells). The group blends elements of '80s electro, German cosmic music, classic House, dub, deep R&B, the film scores of Goblin and John Carpenter, Detroit Techno, and various strains of modern dance music for a unique take on synthetic pop... Though the EP is largely instrumental, Peter Schuette's smooth vocals lead the way through three of the six tracks. The songs "Love Is Not Enough" and "My Ocean" merge the work of the 80’s “new-romantic” bands like the Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode, with the modern electro-pop smarts of bands like the Junior Boys.

Jump

Jump

AHE-09 PETER'S HOUSE MUSIC - Jump - 12" EP: $12
Running at 45 rpm in a silk screened die cut jacket the debut EP titled Jump contains 7 transportive tracks of trance inducing wonder. Equally inspired by early electronic music pioneers of the German variety such as Cluster’s Roedelius, as well as the after hours DJ culture presently alive in NYC, Schuette constructs sculptures of sound for loud speakers. Produced at home, with beats laid down and instruments applied in an impressionistic style Peter manages to reference the disparate music of 80’s synth bands, minimalist composers, elevator music, the commercial schmaltz of late period Herbie Hancock and like the project name suggests "House Musi"c of all stripes and colors.