New to Happy Robots. The debut single by Sinosa - the celebrated singer and co-writer of Fol Chen. Single limited to 300 copies on clear vinyl.
1. If U Must Dance
2. The State
Sinosa: If U Must Dance 7" (Bot11)
- Ltd Edition 7" Clear Vinyl single
- Happy Robots Badge
From LA and new to Happy Robots Records. This is the first solo release from SINOSA the singer and co-writer of celebrated experimental electronic band Fol Chen, who The Wall Street Journal described as “a delightful mix of electronic pop and experimental music.”
“If U Must Dance” is experimental minimal techno, an homage and a wink at conceptual art in the mainstream. A dance track whose authoritarian voice would rather you not, and music that doesn’t quite let you, settle into its grooves.
The track opens with a nod to Laurie Anderson’s “O Superman” whose unlikely success brought the art world to pop music charts. Sinosa’s lyrics and deadpan delivery evoke Krautrock stoicism, and the track’s layers of short, rhythmic vocals recall Steve Reich’s minimalism, Tibetan chant, and early-1990s new age music.
Sinosa works from her home in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Her studio is in essence a microphone, a sampler, and a midi controller. She has no soundproofing and frequently must pause recording for helicopters, sirens, and wild parrots.
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