Lucita Octans – Roseoryx LP [GTDLP4]

Lucita Octans is a pseudonym for Melissa Speirs, half of the electro duo Biochip (CPU, WeMe). “Roseoryx” is the debut album from Lucita Octans and is influenced by the full spectrum of electronica, with a unique palette of genre-busting sounds bursting forth from a singular mind. It’s raw but melodic, intense but deep, and tough yet fun. As Melissa describes it “Lucita Octans is floating adrift somewhere. She is looking for the perfect world. Melodies kind of come to her by a somekind of phenomenon. She begs you not to take her too seriously. She was never here and neither are we.”

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Lucita Octans – Roseoryx LP [GTDLP4]

Biochip – Crux Alley [CPU01011101]

BIOCHIP - Crux Alley

Montreal duo Biochip return to Central Processing Unit with their new LP Crux Alley. The pair of Melissa Speirs and Julian Kochanowski turned plenty of heads when they first rocked up on the Sheffield label back in 2019 with debut drop Synthase. Synthase found Biochip twisting up Braindance, IDM and electro to their own ends, and Crux Alley is an album which hits similar sonic sweet-spots. Biochip continue to mark themselves out as one of contemporary electro’s most exciting new acts with the Crux Alley LP.

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Biochip – Crux Alley [CPU01011101]

Biochip – Synthase [CPU01001110]

Central Processing Unit welcomes Biochip with their debut release ‘Synthase’. Eight tracks of analog electro and acid techno, all recorded live. Very much of the Selected Ambient Works Vol. 1 ilk. Beautifully noisy, highly melodic and raw, with those emotional mid nineties IDM tendencies that very few successfully capture. Biochip are Melissa Speirs and Julian Kochanowski from Montreal, Canada. Listening to Synthase you can tell they are huge fans of vintage analogue synths, magnetic tape and drum machines; their sound has a reassuring warmth and human feel to it.

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Biochip – Synthase [CPU01001110]