After a recent tour (including a few shows w/ The Shins & Beachwood Sparks), Triangle is settling back to finish work on their sophomore full-length. The new record introduces Josh Grenier's tasteful live percussion to the duo's signature blip, bleep, and beat sequence structures.
Amanda Warner and Brian Tester are Triangle, a pop group with angles in their name and angles in their game. Part of a new revolution of musicians creating records on their laptop computers, Triangle haven't contracted the disease that seems to render much Intelligent Dance Music as cold as the titanium encasing the latest Apple product.
From their quiet St. Paul, MN neighborhood, Trianglecreates an auditory world bordered only by the imaginations and record collections. Having self-released two CDEPs on their Smoke & Mirrors imprint and spent time producing and collaborating withHoward Hamilton III (AKA Busy Signals) and Sean Tillman (AKA Har Mar Superstar), the duo settled into their home studio in early 2000 to write and record the ten songs of * (FT 40).
The end result of Triangle's months in front of their computers twisting and shaping 1s and 0s and behind a select accumulation of microphones and compressors is a perfect amalgamation of past and present pop.Triangle takes cues from both Talking Heads andBig Audio Dynamite's afro-pop eras while employing the break beats and IDM stylings of Plaid and Mouse on Mars. Above the beats, Warner and Tester trade melodies and share harmonies breathing pop purity into their ambitious full-length debut.