Computer Magic | Dimensions

Computer Magic (aka Danz) has a new single out, “Dimensions”, which will be featured on her upcoming five-song EP release, Obscure but Visible, out October 7th on Channel 9 Records or at the artist’s website. Computer Magic has always had a beautiful obsession with space, dreams and thoughts of other worlds — so it seems apropos…

Computer Magic | Shipwrecking

Computer Magic is a space oddity. There’s always been something otherworldly or science fiction about the music of Danielle “Danz” Johnson — and maybe it’s because the Brooklyn artist’s sound is so distinctively her own. Yes, there are familiar touchstones throughout all her music, just like you’d have with any other artist — but it’s the way she takes those genres, deconstructs…

Computer Magic | A Confession

I’ve never really viewed Computer Magic’s musical output in terms of stages, like I do with many other artists. It’s natural to think that way about a musician or band. Perhaps, it’s the way she’s released songs, often a single at a time. And she never quite sounds the same as she did the song before. She’s…

Computer Magic | Dreaming (Sun Ra)

Computer Magic posted a new track on her soundcloud page, a cover of Sun Ra classic “Dreaming”. Although it’s not the sound and cosmic, jazzy Afrofuturism Sun Ra and his Arkestra are known for — “Dreaming” (with the Cosmic Rays) is a pretty kind of spacey doo-wop. This idea of another plane of consciousness always…

Computer Magic | Another Science

Danz (aka Computer Magic) lights it up with this new track “Another Science”, a song with a wicked bassline and arcade-game crazy rhythm. It’s a new song off the “A Million Years/Another Science” digital release, which she says will be available within the next few days. The album will be on soundcloud, but limited in…

Computer Magic | Orion

Between stints at SXSW and live shows in San Francisco, Miami and Toronto, Computer Magic was putting out some new tunes. Listen to the five-song EP, “Orion”, at her official website or at her soundcloud page. It’s out via Kitsuné. There’s that patented sort of disco-groove flavor in the music, that her fans have come…

COMPUTER MAGIC | Trinity

Computer Magic (aka Danz) is coming off a big year in which she released a 12-inch “Electronic Fences”, and singles “End of Time”, “(Just Like) Starting Over”, and the ‘End of Time” video — called the best video of 2011 by Their Bated Breath. Well, this year she’s already started off with two singles, “Ex-Believer”,…

COMPUTER MAGIC | The End of Time (Video)

Computer Magic has a new video out for her single “The End of Time”. As much as I dislike the word, this video is adorable. Well, all the way up until our little sullen astronaut decides, perhaps tragically, to really reach to the moon. It’s a wonderfully shot video, and a cool concept. Read more…

COMPUTER MAGIC | In So Many Ways

Love the sickly sway on this new Computer Magic (aka Danz) dance track, “In So Many Ways”. The synth organ hopscotching it’s way nimbly across a secondary space-out synth melody is just so good. You’ve got to listen and download this one at Computer Magic’s Soundcloud page. Danz really doesn’t do much wrong when it…

COMPUTER MAGIC | Grand Junction

Our girl Danz, aka Computer Magic, posted a new 80s electro-dance track on her website. “Grand Junction” is disco-funk with a crazy hook, joyously spacey synth work, and crystal clear female lead vocals: “Grand injunction / We’ve got to figure out our function / I don’t need your sympathy for free / I can live…

SPACE DREAMS | Eva Hipsey & Computer Magic

A COLLABORATION: Eva Hipsey teams up with Brooklyn’s Computer Magic after swapping some sounds and ideas back and forth via the internet. They ended up with five songs, of dreamy synth, drums, sparse vocals, and noises. You’ll hear Danz sing on “Red wet clay of vigor drift”, but the fragile and self-described “shaky” vocal are…

END OF TIME | Computer Magic

QUICK POST: Just love how much fun New York’s Danz (aka Danielle, aka Computer Magic) seems to have making music. She just posted this retro disco-styled track with an apocalyptic title, “The End of Time”. Read more about Computer Magic in an archived Their Bated Breath post. — David D. Robbins Jr. Computer Magic “The End…

THE POSSIBILITIES | Computer Magic

GROWING UP: What is it about graphic designers and music? Baltimore noise-crafters Double Dagger are graphic designers and masters of typography, along with belting out some of the more aggressive music in the states. Asthmatic Kitty’s D.M. Stith is studying graphic design in Indiana, while forming his beautifully dense musical creations. Now there’s Computer Magic,…