Why You Should Care About: Robot Science

Charlie Yin made two related decisions in 2009; firstly he decided to adopt the moniker Robot Science and then he decided to use this secret identity to serve the good cause. That particular cause being to provide the world with excellent, dreamy electronica, which has so far resulted in three albums in as many years, despite the world stubbornly refusing to heed this generosity. It’s about time that changed which is why you should care about Robot Science.

At it’s core, RS is bubbly, ambient and joyful electronica. Over the course of three albums (Doodads, Square and most recently Good Luck), Yin has carved out a distinctiveness for the dream-like soundscape. There is a softness in the melodies and drums which bring to mind some late 90’s chill music but with a larger emphasis on song structure and emotion. Doodads is the best example of the trope, the songs are based on a trainload of memorable melodies set against an almost ambient backdrop, reminding me of early ATB. Good Luck, released in January 2011, is a more glitchy and seemingly house-inspired product than previous albums and feels more rhythm-focused but is also Yin’s best sounding album to date. The scope is larger and the layering is beautiful, building on top of the blobby textures of Square. It makes me think of Kleerup, Röyksopp and occasionally Basement Jaxx, but the whole is still very much distinctively Robot Science.

If you’d like to hear more an buy the full albums then do so at the Bandcamp.

Also pay a visit to the official Facebook, Myspace and Twitter.


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