Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Party Arty: Dance Beat Meets High Art in Technova's New CD

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Party Arty: Dance Beat Meets High Art in Technova's New CD

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Technova * Electrosexual * Hydrogen Dukebox

Now that the screaming faddishness of the once white hot electroclash scene has quieted down a bit, it's time to start sifting through the sound in search of something lasting and worthwhile. Because for every visionary collective like Fischerspooner--a band that stole its favorite fashion, music, and art moments to create something uniquely its own--there were three dozen other bands that got the "hair right and not much else before moving on to the next cool thing. Enter David Harrow, a.k.a. Technova, an artist who's worked with some of electronic music's biggest names, including Depeche Mode, the Orb, and Atari Teenage Riot. Electrosexual is Harrow's third full-length album recorded under the Technova moniker (he also released 2003's critically praised Big Casino, among others, under the name James Hardway), and its release finds him ignoring the fact that "the scene" has died and straddling the splintered consciousness of modern dance music.

Having Vaginal Davis in his corner helps. …

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