Sets & Lights Album

by Xeno & Oaklander

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Untitled 02:33
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Years Before 05:38
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Corrupt 03:45
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Blue 03:38
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Italy 05:04
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Desert Rose 04:44
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Open Walls 04:08

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XENO & OAKLANDER 'Sets & Lights' Album

Xeno & Oaklander create a universe where technology is beautifully timeless, where electricity pulses with vigor and effortless finesse. The standard meaning of "ghosts of technology," with its equally standard images of looming architecture and lifeless shells of machines, is rendered obsolete. Nimble electronic melodies sing, stretch and glow like elegant apparitions. Grandiosity and restraint live harmoniously side-by-side, just as the dual vocals of McBride and Wendelbo weave in and out of one another, sometimes an isolated croon and sometimes a layered texture.

The interplay between McBride and Wendelbo yields very little that is conventional, but quite a lot that's alluring. Theirs is an enigmatic combination of various sensibilities that nevertheless produces a singularly focused vision. McBride sings, "the theater, the stage, the sets the lights, masking some grand delight." This is a record that makes the most of the power of electronic instruments to set a scene, to evoke intrigue, and to invite the mind to wander into those shadowy places where grand delights hide.

'Sets & Lights' was selected as a ROLLING STONE TOP 25 track of 2011

C + P Xeno & Oaklander VR023 20011 C Wierd Records

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released September 20, 2011

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Xeno & Oaklander Brooklyn, New York

Xeno & Oaklander are a minimal electronics duo (Liz Wendelbo and Sean McBride of Martial Canterel) based in Brooklyn, New York. They have been deeply involved in the analog synth community since 2004 (the release of their debut Vigils LP on Xanten), and have helped promote and inspire the revival of synth wave in the US and throughout the world through their extensive touring and prolific output. ... more

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