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Historic Listen: Hello, Wendy!’s “Revolution”

Nostalgia comes up a lot in discussions of music around these parts, because looking back and drawing (or straight-up using) the past has felt pretty central to a lot of music / culture globally in recent times. Synth-pop quartet Hello, Wendy! offer up something closer to a history lesson. At least partially the idea of Buffalo Daughter’s Yumiko Ohno, the idea of this project sits right in the name — this is early synth music celebration. “Revolution” is less of a Powerpoint lesson than previous covers of “Computer Love” and various classical compositions (not to mention the original breakthrough in voice synthesis) but rather an original composition showing the group’s ability to create compelling music from synths. Check the moments where all the voices blur together, and the extended jamming later on. Listen above.