The Helmholtz Resonators are a renegade group of psychedelic time travelling audio scientists who have been playing and writing music together since the turn of the century. They studied acoustic science and the work of Hermann Von Helmholtz, being particularly inspired by his book On the Wires of our Nerves, essential reading for anyone interested in the science of sound and sound synthesis. Sunshine/Shadow captures both sides of the band’s personality, making perfect sense as a double A side single. ‘Sunshine’ is a bright slice of electronic feel-good electronica with upbeat lyrics.
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Just 300 of these little bastards. Its a pleasant summery sing-a-long featuring the fart synth bit from ‘Tainted Love’ underpinning an electronic track with Gruff Rhys type mellow vocals giving the whole thing a rather Beta Band feel. Hints of Lemon Jelly too. After a while they simply repeat the word ‘sunshine’ over and over again and whether its a desperate plea for warmth or a lack of what to do with the rest of the track I’m not sure. A sweet enough single though that never quite catches light.
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