3d5spd Bio/Trajectory Perpetrators: Justin Gray - bass, reconnaissance; Chris Hoke - guitars, vocals, parachute tech; Sean Moore - drums, textures, night vision; Joie Williams - samples, synths, vocals, chemical analysis Mission: To use electricity, rhythm, and space to transcend the stupor caused by dream-deficit. Not post nor pre, 3d is NOW: sonicadilla-poppyprogrockzilla. Synopsis: Justin G., Chris H., Sean M., and yet another Sean (singer) formed Hosaka Science in 1995, dubiously grafting prog-rock to Leonard Cohen-type proclamations of unhealthy societal alienation and isolation. Imperceptible impact resulted, unless the nicotine burns the band etched into the floors of various Atlanta clubs are analyzed (like cave paintings). When Sean H. (singer) bailed, the desire to continue paying practice room rent prevailed. After auditioning one misguided Peter Cetera-fixated wannabe too many, Chris H. was conscripted to sing (his inability to say no is legendary). Joie W. joined on synths and samples, and the resulting foursome became 3d5spd; the name may signify the stars spinning around a cartoon villain's head as his fingers are shredded by whirling bike spokes, then again, it may not. Clutching kryptonite, amps that turned up to the square root of negative 28, pipe-screens, crayon bongos, nylon pickups and flesh-eating oscillators, 3d recorded a whole lot of notes, UFO noises and myriad metric twists and released them as their debut CD Faster Gravity in Jan. 1998. Later that year the band was included on Daemon Records' Hempcyclopedia CD-ROM compilation alongside such notables as Michael Franti of Spearhead. In August 1999, 3d self-released the CD-EP Tracking the Hydroplane, an even more interstellar effort that colorized the band's fixation with taming the anomaly. While recording what they planned to be their next full-length, 3d discovered unintended threads connecting four tracks and released them in August 2001 as the Radial Quartet EP. In mid-2002 3d inked a deal with Atlanta-based indie Two Sheds Music, which released the full-length CD Fever in the Ice Age in Nov. 2002. Currently, the band is constructing their next record in their recently configured studio The Farm. Various events that have momentarily suppressed frustration: nationwide college radio airplay; Hydroplane's 'Propeller Skies' inclusion in the SPIN College Radio Series; Fever in the Ice Age's 'Now and Then' licensed by Kenneth Cole Shoes for a special customers-only Fall 2003 mix-CD; shows with American Analog Set, Bailter Space, The Dismemberment Plan, The Sunshine Fix, Seven Percent Solution and Uz Jsme Doma. The beats roll in and the waves roll back. Select opinions of Radial Quartet: 'Atlanta rock foursome 3d5spd unleash a new EP, Radial Quartet, that's among the more accomplished indie-rock concoctions to emerge locally of late. Jagged and occasionally weird, but consistently melodic, the EP marks the long-promising band's arrival as an act well worth the time and space it takes up while onstage.' Creative Loafing*, 7/12/01 * Creative Loafing also voted Radial Quartet one of the best local Atlanta CDs of 2001 '3d5spd has released a brilliant 4-song EP, Radial Quartet. Much like their prior releases, Quartet is an extremely melodic pop record, albeit heavily veiled behind a mishmash of psychedelic guitars, jazz-inspired rhythms, and languid synth effects. Are we sure these guys aren't from Athens?' Stomp and Stammer, 8/01 'This CD has a spacey and out of this world sound that lulls you into a mind numbing trance. 3d5spd mix it up very well with synthesizers and rocking guitars to create a beast of a sound. I can tell that a live performance from these guys would leave the audience moving and swaying. This is a very creative effort and is worth looking into. ' Enigma Online, 9/01 'This quartet creates extremely warped garage rock that somehow seems to be of the past, present and future simultaneously.' INsite Magazine, 10/01.
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