Venerable producer/mixer/engineer David Wrench and singer/visual artist/model Evangeline Ling make arty synthesizer pop together as Audiobooks. What began as improvisations in Wrench's studio evolved into their first album, 2018's Now! (In a Minute), a blend of danceable synth pop, sound experiments, and theatrical sketches.
Wrench — whose hundreds of studio credits include mixing for David Byrne, FKA twigs, and Caribou and producing for the Charlatans UK, Skinny Lister, and Let's Eat Grandma — was installing a modular synth setup in his studio in East London, England when he met Ling at a mutual friend's party. She wanted to check it out, the two began improvising, and they clicked on some quickly realized songs. They continued recording together, and in a matter of months they signed with Heavenly Recordings, which released their Gothenburg EP in April of 2018. Audiobooks returned with their full-length debut, Now! (In a Minute), that October. ~ Marcy Donelson