Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Bon Iver, James Blake, Radiohead, Alex G


band members

Yen Nguyen - Vocals / Gtrs / Keys / Synths / Sampler / Drums / Percussion Jenny Lee - Vocals


Influences

Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, James Blake, Radiohead


Bio

Featuring the singles "I Don't Want Anyone Else", "Stars In Our Eyes" and "Strike Up a Match", the new full-length studio album "Timelapse" was released November 30th 2020.

'Timelapse' was written and recorded over a period of 7 years, a time that has seen the world in a state of increasing unrest and crisis. The songs of "Timelapse" each capture a moment of personal reflection - set apart in time - against the backdrop of a civilisation in perceived decline. Together the songs reveal a personal search for meaning and understanding in a rapidly changing world.

Yen's lush and atmospheric production crosses between moods and styles with each track - evoking James Blake, Alex G and Bon Iver. "The bulk of the parts I play and record myself at home but there are a few guests on the album too. Instruments like Drums, Piano, Horns and Strings were recorded at The Aviary Recording Studio. Sonically, I've always been interested in creating "worlds" that listeners can close their eyes and fall into, to take the listener somewhere different with each track."

The creation of multi-instrumentalist/producer Yen Nguyen, Mechanical Pterodactyl build dream pop compositions that place lyrical melodies over a richly woven blend of acoustic, electric and electronic instruments. With a rich musical background as a jazz trained drummer and accomplished music producer, Mechanical Pterodactyl brings a nuanced approach to contemporary dreampop, filling songs with lush soundscapes and textures. Previous releases have received acclaim from Vulture Magazine, Bandcamp and Joy FM 94.9.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

28 Jan 2019

Triple J
35

There's an interesting blend of genres in this tune and a sense of playing with darkness and light from chorus to verse. It's so ominous yet you feel stuck in the music and can't stop listening until the end.

There's an interesting blend of genres in this tune and a sense of playing with darkness and light from chorus to verse. It's so ominous yet you feel stuck in the music and can't stop listening until the end.