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‘Just The Mix:’ The Analog Woman Hits Mute, Reworks ‘AWE’ – Lyric Say

By Keith Walsh
The Analog Woman’s music has developed over the previous decade or so from tight, minimalist synthpop to a sound that’s lush, layered, and swirly.  From her first album, 2005’s The TV Is On, The Analog Girl – whose identify is Mei Wong – turned well-known far exterior her native Singapore for a singular and compelling mixture of catchy beats, dreamy vocals and enjoyable, usually mystical lyrics.

In 2020 The Analog Woman launched Awe, a set of tunes much more ethereal than 2017s Golden Sugar Crystals. Now she’s remixing herself, with a launch of Awe minus one aspect – the vocals. It’s an fascinating transfer. When requested if she modified something apart from mute herself, she says “just the mix.” (Mei’s terse replies make me surprise if she’s trending in the direction of vocal silence typically.)

Awe sounds great as an instrumental album, as The Analog Woman’s sublimely lovely management of synthesizer patches and results dominate the combination. For Awe, she borrows textures from the Seventies as a lot as her earlier work borrows from the 80s. She makes use of Ableton to create her sounds. I requested about her strategy to this new album: “I just let the underlying instrumental take dominance in the mix upon removing the vocal,” she says. “I try not to interfere too much with the composition.”

Followers of The Analog Woman’s vocal tunes needn’t fear in any case – she’s acquired some new vocal tunes within the works. “I have a couple of ideas sketched out in my Notes app, and voice memos too, which I hope to flesh out in Ableton real soon,” she advised me.

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