Throughout his career, Boom Bip a.k.a Bryan Hollon has thrived in producing off-kilter experimental music. His debut solo album ‘Seed To Sun’ was a combination of sample-loops, synths and rock instrumentation. Companion piece ‘Corymb; arrived two years later, including songs from his Peel Sessions and remixes by Four Tet, Boards Of Canada and Mogwai. ‘Blue Eyed In The Red Room’, was a record in which he meticulously played and recorded every single instrument separately, using no samples in the process. The album also included his first collaboration with Gruff Rhys of The Super Furry Animals, with whom he went on to form the group Neon Neon.
Neon Neon’s debut ‘Stainless Style’ is a swashbuckling journey through vintage electronic pop and hip-hop, it loosely tells the tale of the trials and tribulations of John DeLorean, the founder of the DeLorean Motor Company. With a rich list of guests including Fab Moretti from the Strokes, Har Mar Superstar, Yo Majesty and Spank Rock, ‘Stainless Style’ was honoured with a nomination for the 2008 Mercury Music Prize.
Neon Neon’s second record, ‘Praxis Makes Perfect’, picked up where its predecessor left off, sharing a concept that is similarly elaborate and colourful. This time around, the duo were inspired by the life and times of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, an Italian aristocrat turned left-wing political activist who was responsible for publishing such works as ‘Doctor Zhivago’ and ‘The Leopard’. With this source material as a jumping off point for an ambitious biopic-meets-album, ‘Praxis Makes Perfect’ mines the depths of synth-led Italo pop and electronica. Guest appearances include Cate Le Bon and Josh Klinghoffer.