We left a little disappointed after The Analog Girl‘s gig at La Bella Cafe last Saturday. Recent hype aside, we had been hooked on the Singaporean musician’s 2005 The TV Is On album and had been in eager anticipation ever since to catch her live. Never mind that the venue was intimate and our mojito well-mixed, The Analog Girl only performed a few tracks off her new EP Sometime Next Galaxy, scarcely lasting half an hour when the gig schedule promises an hour and a half.
Her instrument of choice for the evening was the Nintendo Gameboy and the 8-bit soundchip pretty much dictated a dreamy-ambient, crunchy monotonous sound with barely a hint of her characteristic electro-rock influences which only surface a little (too late) in her last song. We wished she had brought along her MacBook Pro, and played for a little longer though.