Magazine article New Internationalist

Culture for Pigeon

Magazine article New Internationalist

Culture for Pigeon

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Culture for Pigeon

by Tracy + the Plastics (Too Pure 170CC CD)

Tracy's the one who sings; Nikki, who plays keyboards, has brown hair too, but her body language - she likes flashing, peace signs a lot - is totally different; Cola, the blonde on the drum machine, has a lower voice than her two bandmates and all three are really punk video-artist and musician Wynne Greenwood.

There's always been a two-way traffic between art, theory and music, but in recent years, and in the realm of electro-music especially, it's really speeded up. Partly that's because of the immediacy of the technology, partly because of new theoretical ideas around performance, spectatorship and - it feeds in naturally - sexuality and gender. When Greenwood speaks about being a lesbian feminist, it's very much about addressing these issues. Culture for Pigeon, Greenwood's gnomically titled second album, is about sound and vision: it comes with a two-track DVD on which we get a sense of what the band's stage shows - a blend of live Tracy and video-represented cohorts - are like. …

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