“Duo Duo, the new record from Operator Music Band; so good they named it twice”
With shades of art-pop experimentalism and electronic minimalism, New York’s Operator Music Band is a blend of the comforting analogue old and the kinetic digital new. Warbling synthesizers and waves of feedback noise wander over steady motorik beats, bringing krautrock into an exciting third wave of synthetic bliss. What ultimately defines their sound is an aesthetic and tonal malleability, willing to appear both serious & silly.
At the center of Operator Music Band is the complex symbiosis between Dara Hirsch and Jared Hiller. Hirsch, an audio engineer by trade brings a cerebral intensity to her virtuosic guitar playing and vulnerable vocal delivery, while Hiller is all flash and noise, partly through his own analogue effects tinkering (l0/rez). The duo has been recently joined by Alejandro Salazar (Gemma, Zula, Railings) on drums, and Gabe Pittleman on bass.