QQQ | photo courtesy of the artist
QQQ shares colorfully suspenseful new single “Solo – Poly”
The discography of local project QQQ delves deep into the nuances of electronic music, sometimes producing pitch-shifted, roomy creepcore singles and other times piecing together bright, choppy chiptune samples. “Solo – Poly” is the latest track from QQQ’s Evan Campbell, premiered by JUMP earlier this week.
Following up this year’s Welcome Homeand Vocoder Works releases, “Solo-Poly” sounds at times like a modern score to an old silent cartoon. A gradient wave of pings percolate under steadier chord hits as pinched, raspy vocals methodically deliver barely-decipherable lyrics, giving off both colorful, childlike notes as well as a suspenseful, somethings-around-the-corner vibe.
Talking with JUMP about his musical influences, Campbell says:
I recently saw one of my favorite artists, Laurel Halo, perform at Berks and was very inspired. I got into electronic music through listening obsessively to the BBC Radio One feature on Rephlex Records in 2003. DMX Krew, Aleski Perala, Aphex Twin, the like. I love synths but try not to let that obsession dominate my music because that could lead to a boring mix.
Stream “Solo – Poly” below and catch Campbell at his next show on Saturday, December 10th at Birdhouse; more information can be found here.