Hyped Hobart synthpop duo The Scientists Of Modern Music finally return with their second album.
When they first emerged they were the buzz of the indie world, culminating in glossy synth EPs, national tours and festival spots, then a 2008 extended EP Electronic Sunset which served as their debut album.
Since then, Cal Young and Simon McIntosh hunkered down in the studio for a year and a half to sculpt their second full-length, titled A Personal Universe.
Young says in a press release, “This whole process was the polar opposite to what we did in the past. Most of the time we would jam our songs out like a live band, then record what we did from there, whereas this album was very studio based from the ground up. This was new to us, and the songs took longer to make but we had the freedom to experiment and use a huge range of different instruments”.
They also nabbed guest vocalist Kesta Krohn for two tracks and even enlisted the string section of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
A Personal Universe is slated for a May 18 release on Rubber Records through Shock.