Creaking and lurching with synthetic grooves, Ben Shemie’s lo-fi psychedelic textures careen across genres boundaries, producing pop music at the outer edges of harmony. There’s a sense of enormous potential in his liminal sounds—avant-garde, cavernous exercises in rhythm and song that are chaotically unpredictable yet strangely familiar.
Corrosive, lo-fi psychedelic pop textures, icy minimal wave-indebted grooves with skeletal drum patterns
Secretly Canadian, Hands in the Dark Records
A Skeleton (2019), Suuns—Felt (2018)
In 2017, his vocals appeared on "Recall" by French electronic producer Chloé
Montréal: 2020, 2019, 2017, 2012, 2008