Computer Magic is the solo project of 21-year-old DJ/blogger Danielle (she goes by Danz). She moved from Rock Hill in upstate New York (population: 1,056) to New York City in 2008 to attend Hunter College. Danz started doing Computer Magic a few months ago in her downtime between school, DJing, and graphic designing. She makes bedroom electronic pop music that feels equally whimsical, claustrophobic, and ethereal. “Electronic Fences” was inspired by the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? You can hear children playing behind the song’s arpeggiated keyboard, making this song feel as if it were inspired by the isolating, introverted act of reading itself, not just the book. (If you ever skipped recess to finish a book, you understand.) “On VHS” has a slightly tropic vibe, while “Teenage Ballad” was partially inspired by The Graduate (she sings about getting good grades and not pissing off parents). It’s the kind of music the female leads in Sofia Coppola movies would make. She’s sharing a bunch of MP3s, so get busy:
- Computer Magic – “Electronic Fences”Download
- Computer Magic – “Running”Download
- Computer Magic -”On VHS”Download
- Computer Magic – “Teenage Ballad (High School)”Download
- Computer Magic – “And Lastly The Kids Are Growing Up (Demo)”Download
You can hear more on the Computer Magic Soundcloud page.