Superman's Guest List

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Genre: Electronica

Official Site: http://www.supermansguestlist.com/

Band Bio: In November 2004, the minds of two inventive but equally weird people came together to form Superman?s Guest List. They have pushed the boundaries of their equipment as well as the boundaries of genre. Due to the lack of an existing way to describe it, the terms "Non-Western Stinky Jazz" and "Electro Break-Lounge" have been adopted. In their unique setup, this combination of vintage drum machines and keyboards with modern synths and effects have set the stage for an innovative style.

Gary (beats/synth) wires electronic devices together in ways never thought of before. It all began with one Acetone drum machine (Acetone became Roland). Acetone drum machines, generally dismissed as obsolete items, suddenly become modernized when they share connections with a Moogerfooger Ring Modulator pedal and a Korg MS 2000B rack synth. Scratching, thumping, and buzzing noises can become the backbone of composition thanks to an odd combination of equipment, which defies comparisons to other musical outfits.

Paul (keyboards) brings in a well rounded keyboard setup and a wide spectrum of influences. A combination of vintage and electronic sounds encourages a distinct style that originates from a fascination with improvisation. Highlights include everything from spooky droning organ chords to bright and choppy Rhodes melodies. His interest in creating dynamic compositions have brought jazz, funk, trip hop, and dance music into one element.

It all started with a few months of routine living room jam sessions without any intentions of becoming a band. Once a good friend of theirs (who witnessed the jam sessions) invited them to perform at a gallery for an art exhibition, they became Superman's Guest List and decided to write some songs. Their first public performance was in February of 2005. It was a short performance due to lack of material (they quickly wrote 4 songs in a month?s time). A samba dance track, ?We Love Ugly? featured Gary showing off his newly acquired Moogerfooger pedal, while Paul showcased the Rhodes with Phaser effects on ?Gimme Some Skin.? Since then, their sound has developed rapidly. Gary attained the Korg synth rack while Paul acquired a Nord Electro; after that, their sound has taken off. Songs like ?Falling Up Stairs,? ?4S,? and ?Bleeptastic? have signified the advancement of their approach to songwriting thanks to having more equipment to play with. After gaining more live experience with performances at New York clubs like CBGB's, Pianos, and Ace of Clubs, they are preparing to record their first commercial release.


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