When SynchDub’s latest CD, Twilight Last Glance, was released, it captured critics and the public alike with its unique mix of experimental, minimalist and ambient sound. With electronica becoming a more dominant force outside of the clubs and underground hip circles, the SynchDub is building a sub genre that’s been called rhythmic ambientalism, conjuring up transcendental sounds that make the body and spirit move. That innovation has earned SynchDub the envious distinction of the “Heart and Soul of Electro.” For years, she was a percussionist with a variety of artists in her native Belgium.
In late 2006, SynchDub released its first CD, the playfully titled Drone, which caught the progressive ears of DJs and Internet radio with its signature sound-style. Utilizing varied and rich electronic methods such as Leftfield, BreakBeats, and Computer Beeps, SynchDub’s sound runs the gamut from exuberantly bright to emotionally deep and dark. While aimed more towards the dance floor, the record was what SynchDub calls “an introverted affair,” allowing the external sound to immerse the inner emotions.
Noted for putting a human face on electro, SynchDub is also influenced by the Eastern culture of modern Japan, where electronic music is considered an extension of the body. That fusing of mind, soul and body is the hallmark of SynchDub’s musical mission.