April 4, 2012
We featured Trinity, the excellent new track by Computer Magic a few months ago. To coincide with the release of her new EP, Orion, the song now has an accompanying video. The do-it-yourself, sparse video was shot shockingly with nothing more than a flashlight and an iPhone. In it, Danz is running in circles as a flashlight follows. What she is running from or to, nor the face behind the flashlight is known, however, given the song is about a serial killer from the perspective of another serial killer (Dexter), it looks as if things will not bode well. Of course even while scattered, Danz still looks utterly adorable.
As a bonus, here is Moving Forward, another track featured on the Orion EP
February 17, 2012
Computer Magic is the solo project of 22-year-old DJ/blogger Danielle Johnson (who goes by Danz). Last year we fell in love with The End of Time, and we are so happy she has been signed to electronic label, Kitsuné, who will be releasing her ep, Orion, next month. Included on the EP is Trinity which is deliciously trippy, drips in synths and is an early contender for our best of 2012 list.
July 20, 2011
We are perplexed yet loving (possibly because we’re perplexed) this new, charming yet bizarre video by Computer Magic, directed by John McSwain. We don’t know what it’s really about, but we’ll take a stab at it. A young child (possibly Danz herself) feels she/he is being abducted by aliens. Parents being parents in a science fiction/horror movie, hatch the very bad scheme to dress mom up like an alien and abduct her/him, for god only knows what reason, only to find out there’s truth in their child’s assertion. Aliens truly do exit and shapeshift into the likeness of Computer Magic herself, who abruptly ends their prank by abducting them all. Good riddance I say! Video aside, if you like the idea of Zooey Deschanel singing ethereal synthpop in the same vein as Class Actress , you’ll get an idea what this song sounds like. We are so impressed that Computer Magic has created such a whimsical body of work all the while attending school, here in NYC. We are also digging Computer Magic’s reoccurring themes of space and other worldliness. In case you missed it, check her out as an astronaut lost on planet Times Square in the video to The End of Time.
Computer Magic – Running from John McSwain on Vimeo.
June 13, 2011
A great unsigned band, Computer Magic (a/k/a Danz), makes deliciously sugar sweet electronic music that she unleashes onto the world…for free! Originally from upstate New York (and so is bop2pop btw), she has settled down in Brooklyn where she is getting noticed with her new video that finds her trekking around midtown Manhattan wearing a space suit. Of course, this being NYC, no one seems to take notice.
Computer Magic - "The End Of Time" from stereogum on Vimeo.
Visit Computer Magic’s website, to get a free download of this song.