Weird Visions (Grant Culter + Zoo Animal) “Make to It” + “Too Hot”
Grant Culter has stayed on our radar post-Lookbook with his various musical escapades, but his latest project may be the one that comes nearest to the electro-pop ear candy nirvana he was creating with Maggie Morrison before their untimely demise. The first two songs posted as Weird Visions are credited to Grant Culter and Zoo Animal, who at this point I think at this point is just Holly Newsome (but am not certain of that). Like Lookbook (and Wolflords), Cutler uses Weird Visions to creates a rich tapestry over which a sultry voiced singer uses her voice as a warm texture to mesh with the electronic waves. Weird Visions ventures into a grimy, dubby place, with scooped out synths, strutting back alley bass lines and stuttering high hat sweeps creating a dark, sexy sound collage. Newsome’s amazing voice is ran through the gauntlet of effects, getting phased into and out of the mix in an almost Knife-like way (and I don’t take that comparison lightly). If you dig some of the other female fronted electronic acts that have gotten lots of attention over the last 18 months, Weird Visions will definitely be rattling your subwoofer as we roll into spring. Even if you have been able to avoid the hype of this strand of music so far, Culter always brings top notch production and finds amazing collaborators for his projects and Weird Visions is no exception. From the first two songs, this may be the most exciting project either of these artists have taken part in yet, and a group that has the potential to make some waves.
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