By Julianne Shepherd, Portland Mercury
Usually, technology affords single-person bands to replace drummers
with drum machines. Talkdemonic's Kevin O'Connor, on the other hand,
works the inverse, playing live drums over pre-programmed guitars,
synth sequencing, strings, erhu samples, IDMmy loops, and the
occasional gianormous throb of sub-bass to get the pelvises jittery.
It's emotive, rhythmic music that would be just as comfortable on
Temporary Residence as it would backing rhymes by some of the somberer
emcees, like maybe Awol ONE.
Band website: www.luckymadison.com/talkdemonic.htm