Stereolab’s Morgane Lhote previews ‘Bleecker Street! Chase Me!’ from debut Hologram Teen LP
Well after seminal indie kosmische act Stereolab dissipated and its members parted ways to move along their own separate paths, long-term keyboard player Morgane Lhote eventually emerged on the music scene a few years ago as Hologram Teen. This solo electronic motorik disco project has produced several 7″ and an EP. Now she will finally be releasing her debut album ‘Between The Funk and The Fear’ digitally on July 6.
The vinyl version was first released at the end of 2017 by London Label Polytechnic Youth. To date, only two tracks from this album have been shared – ‘Escape from Paris (Orange Crate Art Remix)’ and ‘God(d) Of Thunder Vs. Sukia’. Ahead of the album’s digital release, Hologram Teen is previewing yet a new track off this album, called Bleecker Street! Chase Me!
“Bleecker Street! Chase Me!’ is one of the shortest songs on the album and the companion piece to ‘Brooklyn’s Broken! You Caught Me!’. I had a very cinematic vision for the track: a driving pulse evocating chase scenes from the late 70’s/early 80’s John Carpenter and Walter Hill movies but with a sinister slant to it. The song is set in NYC on the east side of the Bleecker Street subway station, where you see can disco-like honeycombs of LEDs on the ceiling. This digital art installation always fascinated me during my commute as it felt like being transported back to Studio 54 but in a super grimy setting. Very New York,” says Morgane Lhote.
“With this first LP, I wanted to create the soundtrack to the trippiest horror movie ever, and combine the scary and the absurd, through a very tongue in cheek aesthetic both musically and visually. For this project, I decided to experiment with adding live instruments, such as bass, drums, and strings, instead of or in conjunction with electronic instruments on some tracks. It was especially interesting to merge both musical feels and textures into one cohesive narrative,” says Lhote.
‘Between The Funk and The Fear’ will be available across all the regular music stores and streaming platforms, and can also be pre-ordered via Bandcamp.