Hologram Teen 1 credit Shanna Fisher

NEWS: Hologram Teen to release new EP ‘Marsangst/ Hex These Rules’

Long-term keyboardist of Stereolab, Morgane Lhote is working under the name Hologram Teen.  She produces a mixture of French house, bouncy techno, sounds that appear as though they’re taken straight from classic video games and beats.  The mixture is often energetic, consistently surprising and explosive.  She’s now produced a new EP of poppy electronica, Marsangst/ Hex These Rules, set to be released on 5th August via Happy Robot.  It’s an extended version of her recent 7” single, which now includes two previously unreleased tracks.

Lhote talked about the new four-track collection: “On Marsangst, I wanted to experiment with a more techno feel and style of production such as side-chain compression, which helped me create a more propulsive response between the kick drum and bass tracks.”

She continues: “‘Hex These Rules’ was influenced by the tongue-in-cheek Balearic feel-good dance anthems of the Spanish label Suara, while ‘Scratches en Série’ is a playful homage to early hip-hop and bands such as The Sugar Hill Gang.  ‘Franmaster Glash’ has a special place in my heart as it’s the first Hologram Teen track I’ve ever written, and again it’s strongly influenced by early 1980s NYC Electro if you couldn’t already tell by the name.”

Listen to ‘Marsangst’ and ‘Hex These Rules’ below.

Phot credit: Shanna Fisher

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