The debut single for Happy Robots by Hologram Teen (aka ex-Stereolab synth player Morgane Lhote). 300 copies only. Ltd Edition Pink Vinyl.
2. Hex These Rules
Hologram Teen: Marsangst 7" (Bot7)
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Hologram Teen is the solo electronic motorik disco project of Morgane Lhote.
Morgane is known by many for her work as keyboard period in the seminal indie kosmische act Stereolab; she recorded and performed with the band at the high-point of their career between 1995 and 2001 when they released their career defining albums including ‘Dots and Loops’ and ‘Emperor Tomato Ketchup’. Fans of Common will also be able to find Morgane on his Sgt Pepper inspired sleeve for Electric Circus (to the top right of his head). She followed her time in Stereolab with a stint in The Projects from 2002 to 2004 and from 2005 she played in Garden with members of Simian Mobile Disco before starting Hologram Teen.
The Hologram Teen sound is like something from a prog rock disco horror movie soundtrack. "It's like Fabio Frizzi meets Grandmaster Flash" says Morgane. Her debut sold-out single 'Post-Apocalypteacakes' was released on Deep Distance and mixed horror-film synths, bouncy dancehall effects and disco beats. Following its release, she could name Jarvis Cocker and many more as converts.
The single for Happy Robots records ‘Marsangst / Hex These Rules,’ with its glorious sci-fi artwork by Alex Smith, takes a side-step from Morgane’s electronic horror movie soundtrack, almost inventing a whole genre - ‘techno-Krautrock’. At Happy Robots, we think it sounds like the best of Étienne de Crécy condensed down to five minutes and remixed by Stripe from Gremlins.
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