catalogue

SCRAPS

ELECTRIC OCEAN (FIRE RECORDS)

SCRAPS - ELECTRIC OCEAN 69780
format:
1 CD
release:
14.03.2014
label:
FIRE RECORDS
item ID:
69780
barcode:
0809236133526
The music of Scraps is a unique cosmic universe of emotions, thoughts and bedroom sound. Utilising a minimalist set up of drum machine, keyboard and synth mixed with a life time obsession of the electronic pop music of yesteryear allow Laura Hill's ideas to come alive.

These are not cute brainless love songs however. Although love is an inspiration in a lot of the songs, the lyrics and themes mostly deal with the darker painful side of that irrational emotion.

Depth comes in the way Hill can effortlessly blend the banal drudgery of everyday living with the abstract and surreal.

Meditations on the sadness of a fleeting human existence, strange attractions to machines and the technical world, to the ever present escapist allure of outer space and the dream world.

All this set to some of the finest and (I dare say) catchy pop music this side of the 21st century.

Scraps is a distinctly unique artist borne directly out of her environment. Scraps has not gained her small but incredibly loyal and growing cult following through media saturation, blog hype, or a money backed promotional whirlwind.

It has been acquired through the independent and uncompromising nature of her spirit, the authentic DIY quality of the music, and her honest approach to songwriting and performing.

Strong releases on hometown Brisbane record labels Bedroom Suck and Disembraining Machine have complimented an already dense discography of hand made, self released material.