Martial Canterel

About Martial Canterel

Updating the icy synths and alienation of the ‘70s cold wave movement, Martial Canterel is the post-wave project of Xeno & Oaklander's Sean McBride. The Brooklyn, New York resident keeps his approach close to the original style, eschewing sampling and overdubbing and favoring analog synths and multiple-step sequencers. McBride was also among the earliest of the cold wave revivalists, performing his first gig in 2002 and issuing his first cassette, Sister Age, in 2004. Labels such as Xanten, Chondritic Sound, Genetic Music, and Tarantula Productions released albums through the remainder of the decade. You Today, which explored the symbiotic relationship between isolation and technology, arrived in early 2011. ~ Heather Phares

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