We’ve been keen followers of Toronto electronic shoegazers Programm for some time now, and you might recall the fantastic release they put out last year, the Like the Sun EP . Well, they haven’t left us hanging in 2016: their first full-length album A Torrid Marriage of Logic and Emotion sees the band hitting ever-higher heights, and it’s one of the year’s most essential releases.
Expertly straddling the space between electronic pop and classic psych-shoegaze, Programm continue to have a knack for both giant-sized, epic ballads (“Underneath”, “On That Day”) as well as classic Caribou-sounding psych burners (“Chemical Fires”, “Jukai”). Their attention to detail is a thing to behold – the number of layers to be found in this record, and every note and sound seems to be meticulously chosen. Programm have a vision and it has found its ultimate realization here. Can’t wait for what this band does next.
A Torrid Marriage of Logic and Emotion is available now from The Hand.