For Fans of TV on the Radio, Crystal Castles and Sleigh Bells: Botanical Bullets Releases We Bleed Fluorescent on June 14, 2011

If you like your electronic music twisted and manipulated, full of layers just dying to be pulled apart, then Botanical Bullets’ We Bleed Fluorescent is for you. The EP, which is due out June 14, is full of carefully layered samples, effects-laden guitars, synth and soul-infused vocals. The first single, “Fantastic Romantic,” is the story of a broken-hearted android told with effects-saturated vocals and noise. The second single “We Bleed Fluorescent,” is a dancable track created from a sampled Bollywood synth riff and video game inspired bloops and bleeps. Add on freestyled lyrics and you’ve got a song you’ll want to hear over and over again.
No sound remains untouched on We Bleed Fluorescent. “I am inspired by finding ways in which to manipulate sounds such as taking a toy synthesizer and running it into a fuzz and reverb pedal to create a giant wall of ambient abrasive sound,” says Shah. “I want to explore what sounds can be when they are manipulated.” And explore he does; from the crunchy handclaps on “Fantastic Romantic” to the culture clash of sounds on “You Times Two”, there’s a plethora of sonic landscapes to tromp around in.

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