Wires Under Tension: “Electricity Turns Them On”[audio:http://alarm-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Wires_Under_Tension_ETTO.mp3|titles=Wires Under Tension: “Electricity Turns Them On”]
Light Science is the exciting debut from Wires Under Tension, a duo comprised of violinist/multi-instrumentalist Christopher Tignor and drummer Theo Metz. With help from a few friends, including Jared Bell of Lymbyc Systym, the two combine live performance with electronic manipulation, sounding something like a progressive Dirty Three with horns, hip-hop beats, and post-rock guitar swells.
This seven-track release is a dense, fluid collection that retains consistency thanks to Metz’s steady rhythms. Electro-mechanical piano, clavinet, and synthesizers mesh with loops and samples to round out an impressive first release.