Stef Animal

Talking to Stef Animal about her new album

17 February 2018 by Fraser Thompson

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My first exposure to Stef Animal was when she opened for The Ruby Suns in early 2017.

It was a small set, but a powerful one. Using a midi keyboard and pad controller, she built glorious synthscapes from the weird musical gear sheโ€™d sampled. But what stuck with me the most was the fact that she introduced each song by naming the equipment used to make it.

I thought that was awesome since I know from experience that when working with old electronic equipment, often its character has a huge impact on the product. Itโ€™s almost collaborative. Plus as a gearhead it gave me stuff to Google when I got home.

And then just as soon as she entered my radar she disappeared.

โ€ฆuntil now. Her first album Top Gear dropped on Fishrider Records a couple of weeks ago and itโ€™s just as lovely as I had hoped.

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