Tuesday, January 16, 2007
PIXELTAN are from the ever-growing scene in Brooklyn, NY and were formed in the Spring of 1999. Their sound is similar to bands such as LIQUID LIQUID, ESG, PIL, MEDIUM MEDIUM, or any other percussion-based bands to come out of the NYC scene of the late '70s, but with a harder, more electronic edge. The band contains Hisham of BLACK DICE on the drums. His style is erratic and machinelike and leaves many in awe. The guitarist plays unlike anyone we have seen, using pedals and effects to create one of the most original sounds we have ever heard. The vocals are used like an instrument as well. She yelps, screeches and wails away in an almost Patty Waters like style. All of this with a dance beat in the background! PIXELTAN is definitely a force to be reckoned with, and is one of the most original bands to come out of NYC in a while.