Reykjavictim is the electro-rock creator Adam McRae originally from Canada now based in Shanghai, China.
The swhirling electronics wrap the audience in a gossamer weave as Reykjavictim deliver fusions of ’80s synth-wave and guitar progressions with vocals in both Chinese and English.
The softly spoken material pulses out of the speakers in waves of sounds that take over the brain with the synapses settling in rhythm with the resulting compositions. Languages switches mid-verse lend the pieces even more intrigue as the lyrics are delivered as almost metronomic chants.
Providing both live and recorded material Reykjavictim is establishing a foothold in the local scene after relocating eighteen months ago. This is music to play when you are wanting to wind-down and it fits the bill suitably for the moment. Whilst by the very nature of the largesse of the loops and electronics there is sense of deja-vu there is also variation within pieces to facilitate a continuum of progression.
It will be interesting to see if local cultural references infuse themselves further into the resulting out-put over the coming year and I look forward to hearing more in due course, for now I am going to put my feet up and bathe in the treatment.
Xiao Di Fang – Reykjavictim is available on iTunes*
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