BLEEP

BLEEP

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Underneath layers of dreamy vocals sits a well-positioned laptop. Bleep are connected to it. It speaks with them as an equal. Electronic drums and effected guitars reaffirm, making the sum a blend of experimental electronica, drum'n'bass, and melodic IDM.

Biography

Toronto-based trio BLEEP is comprised of singer Robyn Sellman, producer/drummer Igor Olejar, and guitarist Maz Fusion. Together they push the boundaries of electronica by combining compelling vocal lullabies with atmospheric electronic media and traditional instruments.

Warmly embraced by music critics, the 10 tracks on the debut IMM 0008 had an additional boost onto the Canadian music scene as Umbrella Music declared BLEEP the winner of their "Next Level" MP3 competition. From there, the band has performed live on CBC’s Zed TV and made appearances at Canadian Music Week and Halifax Pop Explosion.

BLEEP’s second album, Datenbergbau, (meaning data mining in German), was released on their own imprint Teknostan Records and US based Comfort Stand Recordings in November 2004. The association with Comfort Stand Recordings resulted in world-wide airplay on internet, college and national radio stations, including Limbik Frequencies (US), NRK (Norway) and Radio Mars (Slovenia).

After a few line-up changes, Sellman and Olejar hooked back up with experimental guitarist Maz Fusion in early 2005, who had first collaborated with them as co-producer/engineer on "Last Breath" (IMM 008). Together, they will be setting up performances in Canada and abroad, including the PEMAF 2005 festival in Philadelphia, U.S.A. and the TMBase 2005 festival of electronic music in Timisoara, Romania.

Lyrics

Coils

Written By: Robyn Sellman

Firstly, allow me the opportunity to freely
Make sure, there's enough room in my mouth for both of my feet.

Gladly, we invite the obscenity we daily
Ingest into our lives, it's a lie called Democracy.

I'm not sure peace is what they're looking for,
Oiling the machine is what they care for more.
Is it hopeless to dream for a world more mature?
I'm not sure peace is what they are looking for.

There are hidden dangers of walking "free".
Mind the crap, the daily lies, the parade of SUV's.

I'm not sure peace is what we're looking for,
Oil and their machines are what they care for more
Is it hopeless to dream for a world more mature?
I'm not sure peace is what they're looking for,
Is it hopeless to dream for a world more mature?
Oiling their machine is what they care for more.
Is it hopeless, to dream for a world, more mature?

S.I.F.

Written By: Robyn Sellman

If I don't breathe, I'll be overcome with panic
Stones don't bleed, but next to me they look organic
What you don't see, a sea of eyes absorbing light
And frequencies, closing in they're almost skin-tight.

Can't think, can't drink, shouldn't smoke, shouldn't toke,
Make a joke; take a vote to plan escape, dream awake
Why am I here?
There are galaxies full of these people who don't have a clue
But you see them all standing tall, mouthing off, unmerciful,
How do they make it?

Rinse my mouth, hard enough to work the magic.
There are drama queens, noticeably less tragic.
Convince myself, I'm someone else.

Body moves, body grooves, body sure
Body leaves, body heaves, interweaves
Body fuelled, body fit, body cured, not used to exposure.

Funny face, funny voice, funny sound
Body clock is over-wound
Beautified, amplified, but it still doesn't matter.

Why does it matter?
Why does this matter to me?

Who are these people?
How do they make it?
Why do they stay here?
Why does this matter to me?

Idiot Drums

Written By: Robyn Sellman

Patience will have to wait inside institutions made
For those who can contemplate natural solutions
And, I’ve tried to figure it out
But, I can’t settle down
In this part of town
Can’t settle down
In this part of town

Selfishness can only be cured by isolation
And partnerships rely on a
Little dependence
And, I’ve tried to figure it out
But, I can’t settle down
In this part of town
Can’t settle down
In this part of town

Discography

IMM0008 (TeknoStan, 2003) - debut album
Datenbergbau (Comfort Stand, 2004) - EP

Set List

Typical set length: 50-55 min. Songs performed are from both albums and include:

Euphoria
Idiot Drums
Coils
You Do It
Pills and Scales
Dipping Toes
Anenome
S.I.F.
Looster
Apologize For Me