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Delectably danceable

The Fast Computers
Stonefly Brewery
Milwaukee, WI
Sept. 16, 2007
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Story and photos by Matt Schwenke

Blending electronica and quirky pop, The Fast Computers brought a delectably danceable, yet brief, set to Milwaukee amidst touring in support of their 2007 release Heart Geometry. Recently having a song selected as NPR's "Song of the Day," the Portland-based indie group is gaining attention well beyond their West Coast borders as the four-piece rotates through vocals, synths, bass, drums, programming and glockenspiel. In a sort of happy-yet-truncated Badly Drawn Boy kind of way that is littered with hints of an 80's retro dance sound, "Magic In the Air," from the group's 2005 release, provided a stripped-down welcome to their up-beat sound, while the new "Invisibility" was laden in sampling and effects. Though the group seems to still be searching out its on-stage identity, the most satisfying tune of the evening was "Gravity/Love," in which the band adds a sophisticated shrug to a disco-ball whirling of synths and melody that is ultimately refreshing.
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