scin-til-la, noun, latin
- a minute amount; an iota or trace.
- a spark; a flash.
for some, the spark of alfa matrix recording artists I:SCINTILLA is from experiencing their live performance and feeling the energy of the quintet firing on all cylinders. for others, it is from hearing vocalist brittany bindrim's words soar over the dark industrial soundscapes of their full-length debut release, THE APPROACH. regardless, the spark always grows into an explosion of intricately programmed electro-beats and synthesizers colored by distorted guitars and topped with intense female vocals.
the group, which formed in 2003, is spearheaded by brittany bindrim (vocals/words). providing the sonic canvas for her voice are newly added vince grech (drums), bethany whisenhunt (bass), and co-founders chad mines (guitar) and jim cookas (guitar/synthesizer/programming).
the debut album, THE APPROACH, features ten songs that flow from one to the next, but the music seamlessly jumps genres. hard-hitting industrial treats like 'havestar' and 'scin' give way to the thoughtful electro-pop of 'capsella bursa pastoris' and all is wrapped up during the schizophrenic climax of 'the bells'.
addicted to a relentless schedule of performing and recording, I:SCINTILLA has made a significant impact on the electronic music scene in a relatively small amount of time. with a fierce dedication to their art, along with a sonically and visually intense live show, this band will continue to spark new fans for years to come.