Love Of Diagrams Turn 10
News posted Wednesday, January 12 2011 at 12:00 PM.
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Things That Make You Feel Old #79: Love Of Diagrams turning 10.
The Melbourne-based trio – Luke Horton and ex-Hobartians Monika Fikerle and Antonia Sellbach – will notch up a decade with a special show at The Northcote Social Club in their hometown on February 25.
Formed in Melbourne in 2001, the band initially started out as an all-instrumental act, releasing their debut album The Target Is You through Unstable Ape Records in 2003. They eventually introduced vocals on their We Got Communication EP, releasing a few more singles and EPs before venerable US label Matador came calling in 2007. That partnership yielded one album, 2007’s Mosaic, which was hastily recorded at Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago with Bob Weston. It was their last record with Matador.
“They made it pretty clear, almost immediately after we made Mosaic, that they wouldn’t be able to put out the next one,” Horton told M+N in a 2009 interview. “It was very disappointing. It made us angry with them. We sort of felt like they had been misleading about the whole thing.”
The band reunited with Unstable Ape for 2009’s Nowhere Forever, their woozy dream-pop masterpiece, which was painstakingly put together with Ryan Hadlock (Gossip, Blonde Redhead) at Bear Creek Studios in Seattle. It came in at #7 on M+N’s annual Critics Poll.
“There were lots of ideas and they came very quickly,” Horton said of the record. “We wrote this record in a very different way than we have before. We were getting into recording at home, building the songs up as a recording process, rather than writing a song, playing it live and then recording it.”
The NSC anniversary show will be their last for the foreseeable future, as they prepare to enter the studio to begin work on their fourth album. Supports from The Ancients and Hissy Miyake.