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August 22, 2019

To Live Is To Be Haunted

By: Laurie Gallardo

Your Austin Music Minute host was struck by the backstory of Houston ambient/experimental duo Twin Lovers‘ self-titled release. Its waves of darkly atmospheric dream pop unveil something…eerily cybernetic pulsating at its core.

Melissa Jean and Markus Cone have described their LP, released earlier this summer, as being loosely based upon the unsettling dystopian vision of Philip K. Dick‘s award-winning 1974 sci-fi novel, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. The story is one classic example of a common theme underlying much of Dick’s work, exploring what defines reality – specifically, personal identity. What was once a normal, everyday existence might reveal itself to be a surreal, nightmarish scenario, fueled by something external – and often sinister.

(And down the rabbit hole your AMM host went…)

Twin Lovers performs tonight at Hole In the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe, sharing the bill with ATX bands Mother Water House and Vegetable Kingdom. Perhaps…just perhaps, each would feel right at home on a brilliantly bizarre reimagined Blade Runner soundtrack – circa 1982, thank you very much. Or, perhaps you dream of electric sheep?

The music starts at 9 p.m. Very recommended.

-Photography by Phil Ford.


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