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Review by Kieran Eaton

Electro music has many pretensions and this trio, The Architects of Sound parody this to the max, where it almost feels believable. These musicians can sing with the assistance of their electronic beats and synthesising, however, chaos ensues for a typically pretentious band has its egos – and they are all competing. It blows your mind how they all keep a straight face with all their silliness! Their names being Valencia Low-Fi, Amaro Mayfair, and Sutro add to the flavour of this wild show.

This night does feel like you are going to a real electronic art band, with their perfectly suited costumes and posturing. There is an immense amount of social awkwardness in these characters’ lack of awareness. There is so much truth in their voices it feels like they have personally experienced this scene. Their chemistry is uncanny in working with brilliant musical timing, combined with wacky dance moves. Added to the visuals are typical-style film clips that enhance the repetitive lyrics to their sexual innuendo.

This adventurously crafted show has everything, from sexual tension to dummy spits. Those unfamiliar with the scene, may find the performance too alternative and obscure for their liking, yet their oddness is quite charming. The Architects of Sound: Arena Spectacular has plenty of feeling that is apparent in the little things like facial expressions. This band opens their heart and messed up brains to the life of the party world of Electro pop, so go see if you like your FRINGEWORLD 2017 a bit different.

 

When: 7th – 11th February 2017 | 9:30pm

Where: The Blue Room Theatre | Fringe Central | PERTH

Tickets: $19 – $26

Info: Duration 60 minutes | Suitable 15+

Link: https://www.fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/event/the_architects_of_sound_arena_spectacular/784df834-ea96-4b26-b40a-5dd3e011a9d6/