Album Review: Silicon - Personal Computer

21 August 2015 | 4:21 pm | Cara Oliveri

"Far-out tunes that'll hold you captive."

New Zealand wunderkind Kody Nielson has returned under the moniker Silicon to release an out of this world debut album.

Reprogramming soul, funk and disco, Personal Computer time travels to a futuristic electronic soundscape and traps you in its mainframe. Jarring the signal with its gigabyte-sized synths and digital disco beat, debut single God Emoji is the album's high-five emoji moment. Burning Sugar reboots Nielson's funk-infused sensibilities while Cellphone, I Can See Paradise and Love Peace upload human emotions to the machine-like electronica. Far-out tunes that'll hold you captive.