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Portrait of FastComputers


About FastComputers

Eugene, OR

“The syncopated rhythms and interlocking melodies on Fast Computers' first album, Heart Geometry, fit tightly together as though perfectly measured... powerful, haunting and stark, but it also seems organic and of the year's most satisfying releases.

"Despite the technology-inspired band name and song titles... cold and calculating just isn't Fast Computers' speed... piano based love songs with a synth-pop sheen... at its bubbly best.
- Magnet

"One of this year's best local releases is Heart Geometry, the debut long-player from Fast Computers. It only takes one song, the fascinating opener 'Sweden Hasn't Changed, You Have,' to see that this trio is not messing around. Balancing human warmth with icicle-cold keyboards is a tricky act, and Fast Computers pull it off with the greatest of ease... Heart Geometry props itself up not with the easy nostalgia of quaint new-wave revivalists, but instead by delicately spacing each song with tempered vocals and open-ended instrumentation. The result is an absolutely gorgeous record...
-Portland Mercury

“Heart Geometry, the new release from the band Fast Computers, strikes me the way Postal Service records do.. it all boils down to how well the listener can engage with romantic, lost-soul lyrics backed by the dramatic keyboards that swell at just the right points.
-Delusions of Adequacy

"A+ material all the way... absolutely monumental.

“The major-key and cheerful sound of the music contrasts with oft-times wistful lyrics, and the use of classic electronic instruments in a fresh way creates a nuanced balance between retro influences and current sensibilities... The band’s range of mood and tempo is as wide as their pool of urbane sonic references.
-Performer Magazine

“This is Morrissey meets Queen, with synthesizers, xylophone, and piano. Sounds dizzying, I know. And it is, but in a good way.

"Beautifully dreamy indie pop, with an emphasis on beeps and blips and a subtly catchy songwriting prowess. Sure we could be talking about The Listening or Client or Maps or, heck, we might even be talking about Belle & Sebastian, but we aren't. We are talking about Fast Computers..."
-Infuze Magazine

"The album leaves you winded, and breathless, as if you too have been traveling up the west coast, experiencing the highs and lows of love, the pressures of outsides forces, and the awe-inspiring sights and sounds one finds in the geometric patterns in everyday life.

“Heart Geometry is a must have purchase for 2007.
-Northwest Noise

"A breezy blend of electronic twinkles and guitar strums, carefree piano and swooning strings... make you want to dance all night long
-Impose Magazine

"Blending vintage synthesizers with bouncy piano, percussion with drum loops, and electro with orchestral, Fast Computers have created a sound that is futuristic and retro, boundless and refreshing. Heart Geometry is a cool drink of water on a scalding hot day.

"Fast Computers make great synth pop with what appears to be effortless zeal.
-Side One Track One

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