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Crash Course in Science
Crash Course in Science (CCIS) has developed a completely unique sound some call tight ‘minimal synth electro techno body wave’. The band began when art school students Dale Feliciello, Mallory Yago and Michael Zodorozny became intrigued by punk music and performance art. They began to experiment with crude electronics and off beat writing, and the raw homemade electronic sounds they created became the vocabulary of the band’s music.
CCIS released “Cakes in the Home” a seven inch vinyl single on Go Go Records in 1979, followed by the twelve inch “Signals From Pier Thirteen” in 1981. The latter contained the club hits “Cardboard Lamb” and “Flying Turns”. At that time CCIS performed in clubs and galleries in New York City and Philadelphia, including Hurrah, The Hot Club, and CBGB. Several appearances on the cult television show “The Uncle Floyd Show” increased their visibility in the early ‘80’s.
In 2007 and 2009 CCIS released twelve inch singles on Terence Fixmer’s labels “Planete Rouge” and “Jupiter” in France. These two singles feature the tracks “Cardboard Lamb” and “Flying Turns” and contain remixes by Vitalic, David Carretta, Terence Fixmer, Danton Eeprom, and the band themselves. Vinyl On Demand Records in Germany released the “Crash Course in Science” box set in the fall of 2009 which contained their debut album “Near Marineland,” as well as an album of live recordings and re-pressings of previous singles, plus bonus tracks.
Since the release of the box set, CCIS has performed several concerts in Europe including Bimfest 2009 in Antwerp and the Rewind–mini-Fest in Gent in 2010, accompanied by original producer John Wicks and Andrea Beeman, The Enchantress of Bioluminosity.
Xeno and Oaklander
Xeno and Oaklander are a minimal electronics girl/boy duo, and they are based in Brooklyn, NY. They began writing music and soundtracks in 2004. Miss Liz Wendelbo is French / Norwegian and Sean McBride is from Maryland. They record their songs live in their Brooklyn studio and play analogue synthesizers and instruments exclusively. They have toured Europe and the US numerous times, and they play extensively in New York in music venues, lofts and festivals. They have also performed at SF Moma, PS1 Warm Up, Miami Art Basel, the Zürich Kunsthalle and the New Museum in New York. Sean McBride has created original music for artists Annika Larsson, Jonah Freeman, Annee Olofsson and Dara Birnbaum. Xeno & Oaklander have recently scored a soundtrack for artist Fabian Marti. Their latest Remix is for British legend John Foxx and the Maths.
Xeno and Oaklander official site
photo credit: © Liz Wendelbo / Sean McBride