Published Sep 09, 2010Portland, OR-based experimenters Menomena play a unique strain of off-kilter indie rock with a pop bent. Recording music that's both complicated and highly accessible is no easy feat, but the group have developed a method to hit that sweet spot with a computer program called Deeler.
The software was designed by Menomena's Brent Knopf in college, and essentially assists the band in looping their riffs during jam sessions. For insight into their process, the band have released some of those loops as part of a mixtape. Simply called "Magichat," the half-hour playlist showcases loops from all of the band's albums.
Check out "Magichat" here [via Pitchfork].