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Triangle's debut EP is one of those refreshingly difficult-to-categorize recordings that are disappointingly scarce. The band's syncopated synth pop falls somewhere between trebly new wave guitar bands and the Warp records roster. Relying on PowerBooks and drum machines to provide the rhythmic backbone of the songs, Amanda Warner and Brian Tester weave some intricate guitar and groovy basslines around the percussive spine and end up with some wonderfully off-kilter and surprisingly melodic pop songs. The four tracks are fleshed out by a host of swirling synthesizer washes and the occasional blips and beeps, but are never in danger of being overwhelmed by the gadgets that propel them. That the songs are never rigid or mechanical is solely attributable to Warner and Tester's musical chemistry; they both sing, in unison or in odd harmony befitting of their music, equally odd lyrics that conjure images of a more progressive and accepting Servotron. While the production values leave a little bit of the sonic spectrum to the imagination, the lack of an expansive aural range is more than made up for in the strength of the songs -- Triangle is an exciting debut that deserves more than just an adoring hometown audience.

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