Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Lovely Chords is a group I saw all over one of my favorite blogs before I ever realized that they were from Argentina. The whole electro-house/blog-house/whatever movement hasn't exactly swept the nation down here, so I was very pleasantly surprised to find out that genuine electro bangers were being made in my own South American backyard.
Lovely Chords began in 2003 when Martin and Fash, two friends from Tres Arroyos (a small city a few hours south of Buenos Aires), started making house music with a healthy dose of 80s pop and electro. However, that incarnation quickly fizzled and Lovely Chords went into hibernation.
The group was resurrected in 2006 when Fash started taking their old songs, chopping them up into a thousand pieces and re-assembling them as glitchy, cut-and-paste electro monsters. After bringing Martin back into the fold, the duo also began enlisting collaborators from around the world. Although Fash and Martin continue to be responsible for most of the beats, Lovely Chords includes contributions from Age (Spain), Ester (France), Maki (Japan), Gazzyboy (UK) and Luciana (Argentina). Recording their parts on minidisc, shitty home microphones and even via Skype, most of these people are myspace friends who heard Lovely Chords online and were subsequently brought into the fold.
This Wednesday, Lovely Chords will be performing at Zizek alongside local indie radio starlet SRZ and the usual Zizek residents. They were also kind enough to send along a few mp3s to help whet your appetite.
Lovely Chords - We Push Up On Frenchies
Lovely Chords - My Disko Is Broken
It would be be a major disservice on my part if I didn't also include links to a couple of remixes Lovely Chords has done. The boys really flex their muscles when messing around with other people's work.
Kid Rolex - Pussy Pop (Lovely Chords 2 Fingers remix)
The Amplid - Plugin (Lovely Chords remix)