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Featured Artist ~ Electrotype

About Electrotype
Electrotype is an independent art/progressive rock outfit based in the Philadelphia, PA suburbs. Fronted by its sole member Beth Maplesden,* a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, the project has caught the attention of a few notable publications in the prog world, such as Progression, Sea Of Tranquility, and Dutch Progressive Rock Page (DPRP), and is growing a small yet strong following online.

While Electrotype takes after some of the usual prog giants, particularly Genesis, Radiohead, and Pink Floyd, it draws from less obvious influences as well, such as Foo Fighters, Interpol, and Ultravox. Yet all these influences are blended, reformed, and synthesized in new and surprising ways.

Starting with the debut release, the 2011 EP 7.50 (Seven and a Half), Maplesden and her multifacited "uno" has been steadily challenging the definition of prog rock, with its grungy guitar-and-bass assault, powerful symphonic keyboards, and ever-moving percussive energy. Even in an acoustic setting, Electrotype employs memorable melodies, complex harmonies, and pulsing but sometimes irregular rhythms. This marriage of the commercial to the intellectual is at once as arresting and fascinating as the simple yet elaborate results of the graphic process for which Electrotype is named. Add to this the thorough production of each track and the listener will realize Electrotype is truly a work of art.

Maplesden's DIY ethic encompasses every aspect of Electrotype. From writing to performance to production, from the album artwork-even down to designing and building her own custom pedalboard-she is fully committed to the art and craft of creating a seamless and exciting, yet thoughtful, experience.

She has been consistently involved in music and production. As a child, she experimented with her mother's audio equipment. By the time she completed high school, she had developed her powerful contralto voice and started to compose original works. While studying graphic design at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, she started teaching herself guitar. She formulated the basis for Electrotype shortly following graduation. A few years later, after entering the professional design world, she began recording her debut EP after creating a thirty-second instrumental for an animation she created. The ever-industrious Maplesden also added drumming, keyboards, and bass guitar to her collection of skills.

*Maplesden is pronounced MAY-pulz-dehn

About 7.50 (Seven and a Half)
These tracks are made to order for a rock-starved world:
• The main course is “Pound of Flesh” (delicious new wave-flavored crossover prog) (3:15)
• With a side of “Both Sides of the Atlantic” (a tasty instrumental) (4:35)
• And for dessert there’s “Hard To Believe” (lighter semi-acoustic fare) (3:04)




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