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Angel Tech

by Angel Tech

'Angel Tech' merges blissed-out electronica with the rattle and clatter of a 3-piece guitar band into unique future pop. With almost hymnal melodies & Beach Boys harmonies: powerfully minimal one moment, a huge joyous see-sawing wall of noise the next.
Genre: Electronic: Pop Crossover
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1. Angel Tech R.I.P.
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2. Calm Down
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3. Compatible
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4. Skewered
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5. Nervs
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6. Embers
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7. Molotov
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8. My Part In Your Downfall
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9. The Jukebox Will Tear Us Apart
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Album Notes
“This is sci-fi music magic and it’s very cool” – Unpeeled

“Impossible not to fall head over heels, totally and utterly in love with this” – Subba-cultcha

“Makes me want to cry tears of unabashed joy.” Spill Magazine

'Angel Tech', released on Brain-gel records, is a short but sweet album packed full of subversive pop stories: futuristic and yet somehow familiar, off-kilter and yet accessible, where a sparkling sonic universe wraps the listener up completely without ever swamping the songs. Like ABBA hard-wired into the Aphex Twin, like Bjork flirting with Billy Bragg - at times joyful, barbed, playful, modern, danceable, intelligent… and sometimes just beautiful

Angel Tech are Neil, Tim and Doug from Bristol UK.

This is Angel Tech’s second album, recorded and produced by the band in true DIY style in various studios, bedrooms, basements & public places all over the UK. Their first, recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World studios in 1999 has yet to be released. Back then, the band were signed to Chris Blackwell’s ‘Palm Pictures’ label and, along with Coldplay were touted by the NME as ‘the next big thing’ of 2000. During this time Angel Tech showcased at SXSW in the US, released two sell-out E.P’s, ‘The Angel Tech Geometry Set’ and ‘Constellation Songs’ and completed two successful UK tours. The band also composed and toured a live soundtrack to Fritz Lang’s classic black & white movie ‘Metropolis’ to rave reviews.

Neil, Doug & Tim have now set up their own record label ‘Brain-gel’ through which they can release their own material on their own terms, as well as putting out music by other artists. Brain-gel has secured the rights to the first Angel Tech album, which will be released sometime soon, so watch this space...


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Unpeeled

"This is sci-fi music magic and it’s very cool."
HELL THINKS YOU’RE TROUBLE - Angel Tech “Angel Tech” (Brain-Gel).
Dense and intense. Black, bleak and relieved with humour, sweet vox and a handy tendency to confuse Enya with Donderevo. This means that there’s gentle feedbacking, appropriate and artistic synth use, instruments played by people who can actually play them, rather than just hit them at regular intervals and while I’m knocking this shit out Angel Tech are spinning complex webs of sound with simple instrumentation on “Compatible”, the everyday tale of a chalk n cheese relationship that seems to be working out fine, thanks for asking. Joy Division fanatics (come on, the diminutive doesn’t work with those fuckers) will slouch away to the news that “The Jukebox Will Tear Us Apart” is nothing to do with the other tearing apart track. Not at all, the Angel Tech ‘Tear’ track is one of sharp changes smoothed by keyboards that incite melodic disintegration while slicking it’s passage, like an air hostess blowing you as the Queasy jet goes into it’s terminal spin. This is sci-fi music magic and it’s very cool.

Spill Magazine

Makes me want to cry tears of unabashed joy.
Angel Tech - ‘Angel Tech’
Brain-gel records
Bristol based and aptly named, Angel Tech is one of the UK’s best kept secrets. Imagine Death Cab For Aphex Twin shoegazing poolside on a spring evening with a jug of ice cold lemonade and lime on hand. Closer ‘The Jukebox Will Tear Us Apart’ cleverly lists influence by way of a compilation list from an assumed ex whilst ‘Compatible’ feels like the teariest ejaculation. Shimmeringly beautiful and lyrically savvy without ever sounding slack, this, their sixth release, is not one to overlook. Makes me want to cry tears of unabashed joy.
Andrew Misuraca
87%

Subba-Cultcha

Impossible not to fall head over heels, totally and utterly in love with this.
'Angel tech' - Angel tech, Brain-Gel recordings.
TECHNO POP EXPERIMENTALISMS, FROM THE ODDLY BRILLIANT BRISTOL THREEPIECE.
Coming across like a slightly odder, darker and more British ‘Postal Service’, it is almost impossible not to fall head over heels, totally and utterly in love with this bunch of mental ambient pop crafting mentalists.

Over the course of the opening three songs I was tapping my feet along and humming the floaty, subversive keyboard parts, and starting to badly harmonise with the obscure and ambivalent lyrics. The Harmonies, the music, the imagery… everything - absolutely everything about this band is loveable. Even the miserable woman on the cover is hot and eye catching and totally lovely. If the band had manufactured this image as a tool to help them have more substance, than bloody hell, good work - it worked a charm - as the package is superbly given to the listener, like a good story building up a sense of structure and legend with each added element.

From the miserable lady on the cover, to the mournful lyrics, to the almost jack-in-the-box melodies that permeate almost all the songs, it’s the sound of a band who know EXACTLY what they are doing, and make you the listener one of the characters in a story they unwind and give to you over the entire 9 songs on this special album.

Angel tech have made an album here that works because it is simple, effective and to the point, the music is easy to listen to, the lyrics are brilliantly sombre and self depreciating, the vocals are mournful yet full of quiet hope, its an album of pinnacle after pinnacle after pinnacle… building and building into one giant collection of 9 supremely wonderful songs that will be played and replayed over and over again on the stereos of toffee nosed know-it-all students, music snobs and average Joes for years to come…

If and only if they are brave enough to take a chance on this magnificent little gem of a band. If, by some wonder of the imagination, you haven’t got the hint so far… go and buy this now, and fall in love with these three blokes from Bristol and their magical music, just like I did. And for Gods sake, do it now!
By Andi James Chamberlain