Release Date: Aug 24, 2004
Record label: Thrill Jockey
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Electronic
Vienna's Radian continue with layers of electronics and instrumentation on their third release, Juxtaposition, out on Thrill Jockey Records. Radian recorded all of the electronic tracks in Vienna before bringing their set-up to Chicago to finish various tracking with the aid of John McEntire at Soma Studios, an influence at the deck that shines through on Juxtaposition. Delicate grooves reveal themselves on tracks like "Vertigo" and "Helix," stretching waves of bass tones, percussion and electronics that build on one another.
Juxtaposition is the third album by Austria’s Radian, which features Martin Brandlmayr on percussion and electronics, Stefan Németh on guitar, synthesizer and electronics, and John Norman on bass. Radian’s music is quite different than its rock-band lineup suggests, usually sounding like precise, insistent electronic music even when manually played instruments are prominent. Juxtaposition could refer to Radian’s juxtaposition of manual and automated instruments.