♫♪  Cane Swords - “Solar Analog / Solar Twin”

Akron, Ohio duo Cane Swords deal in fractured synthesizer textures, the kinds that build on the darker hues of early electronic pioneers Morton Subotnick and Raymond Scott. Rather than watery new age sounds, we get desolate, almost metallic scraping and pinching electronics — an overall struggle revealed through modular synthesis. Karl and Curt of Cane Swords also run the burgeoning Rubber City Noise label, recently featured in a piece on the US DIY scene in UK magazine Wonderland.

• Rubber City Noise: http://rubbercitynoise.com

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