TOTW: Simian Mobile Disco_ Live On KEXP

The Seattle Radio Station KEXP has a real passion for showing a wide variety of great live music and over the years have built up a fantastic back catalogue of video featuring an eclectic collection of artists including this video of Simian Mobile Disco performing live.

On their album Whorl SMD use modular synths to make the whole album. As modular are a personal hobby it’s always interesting to see other people’s kit and also how they can be used in a live scenario.

Over the 30 minute set we’re treated so some great soundscapes that emphasise the more drifting and dreamy side of synthesis with some backup with stronger electronic percussion and without a traditional computer in sight: