THE ISLE is the creative platform for Anna Petrou and Dennis Remmer, who also founded and direct the Trans:Com record label.
The Isle formed in 1994 and debuted on the Evidence compilation released that year, with a highly original dark-wave piece called ‘Politically Incorrect’ which was subsequently remixed by Morgan Geist (aka Metro Area / Environ Records – New York) for the follow-up Cyberia compilation. The Isle’s rare but popular live appearances are well received for their original, melodic, atmospheric electronic works, with the band performing for the Clan Analogue collective, and later in conjunction with Ostia, Blood Party, Sphere, Tycho Brahe, and Dizzygotheca; culminating in an appearance at the Silhouette Series event.
Dennis was also one half of the House Guests project that had been recording and experimenting since the late 80’s with analogue synthesizers, samplers and early drum machines. Their output is compiled on the Stealth and Intervention album. Anna – a classically trained violinist – has recorded and performed with one of Brisbane’s premier industrial acts; Dogmachine.
With key influences including New Order, Durutti Column, Cocteau Twins, GusGus, Single Gun Theory, Orbital, Cabaret Voltaire, Warp and Factory Records; The Isle’s occasional but always original output and performances deliver a diverse combination of electro, synthpop, and leftfield production.
Unashamedly and perversely sporadic, The Isle have re-entered the fray in 2011 with a new single La Femme Exotique; which combines a distinctly retro electro composition with French lyrics (of course!). Think The Knife sharing a croissant with Visage!
For this single they have worked with long-term collaborators and fellow Brisbane originals Ande Foster, Scot McPhee of Victor Xray / Nerve Agent / Now Zero, and Anthony LeRoy of Friends Of Alice Ivy / Ostia fame; all
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Sample it and support it at iTunes Aus/N, and continue enjoying progressive innovative electronica from Australia’s own TransCom. Physical copies of the single are available directly from us through our Discogs store.
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