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Sissy's "All Under" Out Now

Author: Newzfusion
Friday, July 21, 2006


Sissy also recently appeared on the cover of Big Shot Magazine

"This poignant, downtempo debut delivers the sort of gut-wrenching, 10 bpm angst not heard since Portishead¹s Sour Times." Big Shot

"All Under is one of those surreal albums that spans the fine line between day dreams and magic. " - BPM

"Feels as hot as drunken August nights in its 80's keyboard buzzes and crisp dance beats" - Remix

"Their slinking, esoteric sound is a welcome lo-fi throwback" - URB

"Genre-bending music that covers trip hop, pop and even a little bit of prog rock. The combination of these various elements makes for a truly entertaining listen, especially for fans of Massive Attack and Bjork." - The Tripwire


Somewhere in a recording studio in Toronto, Canada, David Trusz and Johanne Williams are waking to the sound of a click track. They are using the heat generated by vintage synthesizers to keep warm, and the warm glow of three computer screens to guide their way. Their skin is pale from a lack of sunlight and their retinas have Pro Tools waveforms permanently burned in. Entrenched in a throwback operation of sorts, Trusz and Williams represent Canada's latest electronic music export, Sissy, and they are on a mission to fight the digital revolution. Sissy's debut album, All Under, is set for release this spring, licensed to GU Music.

Creating music and lyrics based on pure, raw emotion, Sissy exploit the best of new school technology, while leaning heavily on older gear and instruments for their unique character and color. Moogs and Oberheims rumble, tape delay machines echo into oblivion while vocals weave in, out, through, under, and above. Dark, moody foundations serve Williams' distinctive vocal and clever songwriting, nowhere more evident than the album's first single, "I See You", an eerie, prog/electro driver slowed down 20 bpm. "In The Dark", one of the album's more floor friendly cuts, features a blacker than black bassline, glorious retro synths, and a serenely twisted vocal. The tracks are versatile - gentle enough for a chic lounge, yet sinister enough for the dirtiest of electro clubs. Impossible to categorize, All Under is the product of a duo inspired by 80's synth bands, early US Hip Hop, UK Trip Hop, and the current crop of breaks and progressive producers.

As a solo artist, David Trusz has released several singles across many of the world's most respected electronic labels, while as a remixer has lent his sound to Groove Armada, Trafik and The Spoons. Johanne Williams has appeared as a vocalist on several commercial releases on labels in the UK and the US, and has spent the last year preparing material for Sissy's debut. With smart and sophisticated electronic music making noise across the globe, the timing of All Under appears to be perfect. Sissy look forward to a year of touring, video production, and the continued accumulation of vintage weapons.

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