Boomkat Product Review:
Figurine create electronic pop music, perfectly poised at the transition between millenia. Hints of eighties synth pop mingle with early rave and current experimental electronics. A frantic, jungle break beat is coaxed into a sweet pop structure, all the while, girl/boy vocals sing of love and loss in an increasingly digital world. The result is something both fresh and familiar, a soundtrack to a future where both love and technology are of primary concern. The three members of Figurine live in separate cities, as a consequence, Figurine music is mostly created through independent work, traded recordings, and long-distance correspondence. The three members also pursue individual recording and remix projects as james, meredith, and david figurine. david and james just recently released a split 12" on uk label catmobile presenting some of their solo works. James also records under the name Dntel (for phthalo and plug research records) and was a founding member of the now defunct post-rock band strictly ballroom. Now finally we have their new full length, the heartfelt, which finds the three less interested in the sounds of the past and the world of the future, instead focusing on love in the present. the sound is still technopop, but finds it's inspiration more in the 90s and 00s, with nods to techno, house, booty music, glitch and just about every other electronic style you can think of. Monika continues to charm.