Simplicity and Style

The Calculators

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Simplicity and Style Review

by Mike DaRonco

With their robotic pace of vintage new wave that reflects an era when the Cars and Flock of Seagulls ruled the charts, the Calculators bring a millennial revival of the 1980s with their 10" debut Simplicity and Style. All four songs represent a composite of Moog synthesizers, android vocals, and digital beats. Resulting in a hi-tech ensemble of geek-rock, the Calculators' sound fits into the musical sci-fi realm of Servitron's; the only difference is that the Calculators' comparable counterparts lack a set Lou Reed covers.