Lower Synth Department rose from the
ashes of Les Sirènes Débrouillardes in 2010 as a solo-project of the founder of the latter band. The music of the band is deeply influenced by and related to the experimental electronic music of the late 1970s and early 1980s, that was composed and performed by such bands as The Human League, Inertia, Vice Versa, The Normal, Cabaret Voltaire and others alike. Although the band is very careful by creating a minimal electronics sound obviously appearing vintage in itself, it is produced in a hybrid way by using analogous procedures and modern techniques of production as well. So in the end Lower Synth Department is concerned with post-minimal electronics so to speak. The name of the band is related to at least three different references, which intercommunicate and therefore depict the sound of the band: first to the cold aesthetics of postmodern architecture which conveyed and expressed a very dehumanized attitude to life during the 1980s. Second, technically speaking, to the low frequency oscillator, which creates a rhythmic pulse or sweep and is often used to modulate synthesizers, delay lines and other audio equipment in order to create effects used in the production of electronic music and the final reference derives from the band's name abbreviation.
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