Following the unstoppable success of their single, 'Swamp Thing', The Grid are gearing up to introduce multimedia technology to an even wider musical audience. After experimenting with interactive graphic displays at numerous club dates, the duo of Richard Norris and Dave Ball have developed a new show which they will showcase at the Phoenix Festival on Sunday 17 July.
In common with Future Sound Of London, Hex, and The Shamen, The Grid have seized the aesthetics of cyber culture to provide a powerfully visual dimension to their music.
"We're always looking at CD-i development and interactive technology to enhance what we do," says Richard. "The link between audio and visual applications is vital to the development of music. Our live shows already incorporate multibanks of TV screens and 3D computer animation, and we see CD-i as a logical extension of the format to make visual and musical progress."
"The link between audio and visual applications is vital to the development of music"
Although an actual CD-i release has still to reach fruition, a new album Evolver will surface later in the summer. Look out for the inside story in the mix.
News by Phil Ward
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