The master of LO-TRON…
Fighting Kites guitarist Neil Debnam debuted with Audio Antiher under the Broken Shoulder monicker in 2011. The first Broken Shoulder sessions were conceived when he was out of action with a broken shoulder (!)…with his ability to ‘rock out’ temporarily lost, he looked to create an ugly sister to his work with FK, stripping away the bleeping beauty of his day-job to generate this LO-TRON monster. Mechanical hums and organic rhythms, a metallic coldness with a heart of gold.
BroSho first offered up the “BROKEN SHOULDERRR” EP to critical acclaim and followed it quickly with the “SPLIT” EP with Fighting Kites, both releases were totally one-of-a-kind in the AAH catalogue and one needs only to listen to “Stille Nacht” or “Shark Island” to hear the clarity in the chaos. He’s a lovely man too. Broken Shoulder has subsequently released several albums/EPs and sessions with numerous other labels on tape, CDR and download…now residing in Tokyo, who knows what he’ll come up with next…
“An instant classic.” – The 405
“The effect is hypnotic and the minimal composition somehow turns it into something almost symphonic…It’s the sound of the summer but at a sub-atomic level.” – Right Where You Are Sitting Now
“Has a uniqueness which will push you to your limits.” – Resonance UK
“An inaccessible yet gorgeous record that will catch people off guard.” – Bubblegunked
“Echoing the kind of noise pursued by artists such as Tim Hecker, Chihei Hatakeyama and hollAnd, Debnam’s work sounds loose and improvisational, even chaotic on occasion, with half-fluffed notes confidently taking place alongside deft musicianship.” – Fluid