Everyone knows married couples make the best musical duos. Actually, reality has yet to confirm such an idea, and stereotypes would suggest the opposite; do I really want to creatively collaborate with somebody who has smelled my dirty underwear and, not to mention, knows all of my deepest and darkest secrets? Frustrations inevitably arise, and then comes the potential for blackmail. I have to deactivate my Facebook account. The reputation of the label I’m running has become tarnished with accusations that I like wearing nothing but a Halloween mask and a purple feather boa on my days off. Is it worth the risk, I ask? Is it!?!?!
Thankfully, the debut album from Heterotic — the duo of Lara Rix-Martin and spouse Mike Paradinas a.k.a. μ-Ziq — appears to have been produced without incurring any bad blood. Love & Devotion comes out March 25, and it follows a handful of tracks previously released and listenable via their SoundCloud, including a spacey, extended take on Kuedo’s “Shutter Light Girl,” and a splendid house original, “Probingzed.”
Both of those songs are instrumentals, but four out of the eight tracks on the upcoming album feature Nick Talbot, of the folkish Gravenhurst, supplying vocals. Curiosity piqued. Commence waiting.
Love & Devotion tracklisting:
02. Blue Lights (feat. Gravenhurst)
03. Wartime (feat. Gravenhurst)
04. Robo Corp
05. Devotion (feat. Gravenhurst)
07. Slumber (feat. Gravenhurst)
• Heterotic: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heterotic/138367089545225
• Planet Mu: http://www.planet.mu