Release date: 29 October 2013
Biosexual (goddamn I love that name) is a Sacramento-based experimental pop three-piece, and this is their self-titled debut album. Portlandian Zac Nelson and brothers/sisters Michael RJ Saalman and Jocelyn Noir bring an organic flavor to artsy electronic music with clicky, heavily processed percussion rife with wayward, helter-skelter synths. Their giddy vocal delivery and whimsical lyrics are sprightly and capricious. However, there’s a dark side underneath the bubbly façade – think of Alice’s Wonderland, except the fairies practice BDSM. Similarly, Biosexual embodies the paranoia and warped sexuality of The Knife (e.g. “Silent Cuts” and “Fun Boy”). However, Nelson and company can be gentle lovers, as in the slow-bounce groove of “Sleigher.” The backings are scanty, creating computer-like serenades akin to the early-2000s glitch aesthetic. The result is interplay between organic love and technology, like a cyborg’s naïve attempt at learning how to love. Biosexual is a strikingly earnest, naked release.
See track listing for morning shows. Out on Debacle Records.
Have fun! The songs with asterisks work for morning shows. There are no-plays: #2, #9.
*1. The Window Wants the Bedroom – (2:34)
2. Human Slide – (2:02)
3. Silent Cuts – (3:35)
*4. Sleigher – (3:18)
*5. Naked and Feeling It – (3:34)
*6. Fun Boy – (2:50)
7. Shine My Noon – (2:54)
8. Conjure Sharks – (3:10)
9. It’s Me – (2:46)
*10. The Flesh Sings – (5:36)
RIYL: House of Blondes, of Montreal, The Knife, Dntel
Shout-out to Debacle Records (again!) for providing me a promo copy! You guys rock!