Shuttlecock

Shuttlecock

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Shuttlecock play quirky, art damaged, post-punk that you could call prog-rock or math rock, if that makes you happy.

Biography

Shuttlecock play quirky, art damaged, post-punk that
you could call prog-rock or math rock, if that makes you
happy. The songs are based around staccato riffs, with
plenty of tempo changes, quiet passages and assorted
odd electronic effects. The vocals are a bit geeky, but
geeky-menacing like Devo was, the the lyrics are cryptic
and sparse. The overall effect can be described as
angular, moody and minimalist in nature.
A Moog Taurus analogue synth is used, as well as,
Simmons Electronic Drums. These two instruments
coupled with the rugged guitar riffs and the precise,
aggressive drumming create a spacious and complex
dynamic that is both powerful and acrobatic.
To be clear, only two men create the music of Shuttlecock
and that is an achievement all on it's own. For
there is no use of any modern sampler, sequencer or
midi device during a Shuttlecock performance or recording
session, for that matter. And, the music in no
way sounds empty or desolate.
Shuttlecock is relentless in their experimentation, avoiding
conventional song structures like they were diseased,
and creating songs that are breathtaking for those withan insatiable taste for the musically unpredictable. Withthat said, the bands ability to write and perform their music is unique, striking and downright interesting.

Discography

"Simulation Assimilation" CD
"Existing Bridges" CD
"Machine-Extended" CD
"This is the Hour Of Lead" MCD
"Report" 7"