Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Bon Iver, James Blake, Radiohead


band members

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


Influences

Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, James Blake, Radiohead


Bio

The creation of multi-instrumentalist/producer Yen Nguyen, Mechanical Pterodactyl build Dreampop compositions that place lyrical melodies over a richly woven blend of acoustic, electric and electronic instruments.

Having worked across genres from jazz and hip hop to electronica and rock, Yen brings eclectic sounds and production techniques together to create atmospheric and lush compositions.

Yen completed a degree in Jazz drumming at the ANU School of Music and spent several years as a touring and recording musician before branching into music production. He completed a diploma in Music Production at RMIT and has worked extensively with independent music artists, on film scores and on voice over.

Praise for "Watercolours" (2012):
"An outstanding work of finely crafted experimental pop songs."
- Bandcamp Hunter, bandcamphunter.tumblr.com

"...given the prevailing quality of the tunes. Listen to the whole album through, this isn’t a hear-one-heard-’em-all situation."
- Tommy, Sound Doctrine, sounddoc.net

"...these heinously talented Melbourne crew make beautiful music."
- Lucas Thomas, "5 Tracks You Gotta Hear" Vulture Magazine, vulturemagazine.com.au

"An incredible listen and incredible mastery... If you’re looking for something fresh, something innovative and an album that will satisfy all your moods, this is one to put on your record player... 4/5"
- Amy Bastow, "Kiss My Arts" Joy FM 94.9, amybastow.com

"4/5"
- David Smith, BMA Magazine

"I hear it here. Nguyen is going places. He has to. He is too good to fail."
- Frank Gutch Jr, Segarini, bobsegarini.wordpress.com

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.