Revenge of the Platypus is a West Coast trip hop/sound track producer. He has been compared to everyone from Tipper to Pink Floyd. Drawing inspiration from sources ranging from Hieroglyphics to Leonard Cohen, Revenge of the Platypus spans across a wide and interesting array of genres, including electronic, chill wave, psychedelic and indie. He has strong classic rock and hip hop roots, and his music sounds as though it belongs as a soundtrack to an epic film or video game.
Revenge of the Platypus, created by Malachi Bazan, employs rhythmic collages of thick beats, soft strings and organic imagery. He cultivates a relaxing, romantic, and often haunting atmosphere. Synths and gentle guitar ensembles are a prominent voice in Revenge of the Platypus’s melodies, while violins, mandolins, harpsichords and trumpets often make an appearance, adding textural layers to their thoughtful compositions. The Platypus’s masterfully performed, soulful melodies are passionate, thought-provoking and complex in their arrangements, while also containing a feeling of pure simplicity and effortlessness.
Self-taught Malachi Bazan was born in 1979 in Pamona, Illinois. When he was 5 he moved to northern California. He is a song writer, producer and composer. He is obsessed with music--in his high school years he grow his hair long to hide his headphones from teachers! Even being lost daily in the tapestry of sound, he passed high school. He want on to attend Vancouver Film School to become a 3D artist, and shortly thereafter landed a job in the film industry. Never ceasing his endless dabbling with music, he formed a short-lived trio in 2007 called Revenge of the Platypus. They planed on touring but quickly disbanded. Then was born the one man band Revenge of the Platypus. The name was inspired by Kevin Smith’s Dogma quote: “Remember: Even God has a sense of humor. Just look at the platypus. Thank you and enjoy the show.”
Revenge of the Platypus has released six albums thus far: First Flight (2010), Dreams (2010), Dreams Instrumentals (2011), Silly Little Beats and Romantic Interludes (2011), Subdue the Beast (2012), and Fruit Smoothie (2013). At the end of 2011 Revenge of the Platypus produced Pretty Monsters, the first album from Division Threshold.