Formed by the auspicious random meeting of percussionist Chaim Gueta and Keyboardist Jim DeCicco and Vocalist Kim LaChance at a Sunset Strip coffee shop, Spacedrums was born to bring live music back into the club scene and transform dance music forever.
Musicianship: Vocalist Kim La Chance uses a Kaos Pad to turn her symphonic voice into a one-woman angelic choir, ghostly wail and siren seduction.
DeCicco, Svengali-like, moves between coaxing music both New Age and Dark Ages from his keyboard and controlling the group's prerecorded component.
Gueta has obviously searched the galaxy for his collection of drums including congas, bongos, djembe and dumbek and jams along with the electronic music like a man possessed.
Performance: Seraphim-voiced La Chance proves a riveting visual centerpiece.
She sways to the music dressed in lacy Stevie Nicks-style goth, colored lights tinting her blonde hair.
DeCicco is a virtual music-making machine as well as an arresting presence with his long hair and piercing eyes.
And with his shaved head and metallic goggle-like glasses perched on his forehead, Gueta puts both the drums and the space in Spacedrums, tirelessly beating, pounding and slapping the hell out of his myriad drums.
Summary: In his recent bio, "Play," techno-maister Moby says weâ€šve all been listening to techno ever since we were born: "When you're born the first sound you hear is a screaming woman, unless your mother was anaesthetized.
So your most primal sounds are, first of all the heartbeat, which is like the kick drum, and then a screaming woman." As you hear La Chance's cosmic screams and the steady beat of Gueta's drums, and DeCicco's soaring synth melodies, it's easy to believe that Spacedrums has been making techno music since they were born.
-Sarah Torribio-Bond (Music Connection Magazine)