Null Device’s steadfast synth-pop (Tone Madison, September 2016)

Null Device’s steadfast synth-pop

Scott Gordon

September 06, 2016

The Madison band discuss their new album, While You Were Otherwise Engaged.

The electronic project Null Device has drawn on a variety of inspirations over the years, from acid house to stark techno to bhangra. But just about every measure reminds you that the Madison-based band’s central devotion is to the romantic synth-pop of the 1980s, and especially the lean, clean atmosphere of New Order. Producer/singer/violinist Eric Oehler started the project in the early 1990s while at UW-Madison, and it has since grown into a full-fledged band, refining a dramatic, hook-obsessed, eclectic, but unpretentious approach to pop.

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