New to Happy Robots. We present the first solo release from Sinosa the singer and co-writer of celebrated experimental electronic act Fol Chen. “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. There is a debt to Krautrock in Sinosa’s lyrics and stoic delivery, and the track’s layers of chopped and looped vocals recall Steve Reich’s minimalism, Tibetan chant, and early-1990s new age music.
Sinosa has drawn praise from The New York Times, Wired, and Pitchfork, and presented projects and performances at the Walker Art Center, the Hammer Museum, Machine Project, Alliance Francaise in Arusha, Tanzania and CEC Artslink in St. Petersburg, Russia.
“[Sinosa] Loa’s layered vocals have this way of conjuring the otherworldly” SPIN“[Sinosa] Loa’s layered vocals have this way of conjuring the otherworldly” SPIN
Quotes from the album ‘The False Alarms’ by Fol Chen (Asthmatic Kitty 2013)