Electro-harmonically consonant in delivery and resonantly strong in execution, Meter Bridge’s new song titled ‘Beta Test’ rings as a modern dance anthem with striking convictions and musical assertiveness rarely found in today’s contemporary synthpop. With the video acting as a visual testament to the ambition of the song, Meter Bridge take all things electronic to a new level by not only raising the bar, but keeping it with them.

Combining the soothing, raspy, physio-sensual pop laden vocals with the superb conductor-ship of multi-instrumentalist Richard Kleef, Meter Bridge are set to redefine the modern classic with ‘Beta Test’. I can’t wait to see what they do when they go into alpha.

'Beta Test' cover.
‘Beta Test’ cover.

About ‘Beta Test’
Beta Test is the first single off the Contact High album. It’s been described as ‘a psychological exploration of the phenomenon of the human condition during acclimation and acquiescence brought on by austerity’. Beta Test showcases the continuing evolution of the Meter Bridge sound, with a singalong chorus and an eminently danceable beat.

Meter Bridge, who are Richard Kleef and Jill Beaulieu, have a distinctive and unmistakable sonic identity, unique from anybody else on the current electronica scene. This is led by their trademark multi-layered boy/girl melodic vocals, melded with minimalistic groove-infused alternative dance melodies teetering between retro and futuristic.

Based in Nelson, Canada, they have been playing together since 2011, gathering an enthusiastic following amongst music aficionados and lovers of classic and contemporary synthpop. In 2014, they released their eponymous debut EP, following by the ‘Slow Motion’ LP in 2015, both of them drawing significant attention on the electronica scene internationally and landing them in numerous ‘Best of’ lists in each of these years. The Record Stache (#8 synthpop album of 2015) says their music is “evocative of Man Machine period Kraftwerk, had the German four piece chosen to invent glitchcore on their way to perfecting technopop”.

“Perhaps the most praise I can give Meter Bridge is that they genuinely sound unique to me. I really cannot think of another band that sounds similar to them. Their voices complement one another and the music they create is an unusual and original take on modern electronic dance music”.
Rob Dyer – Electro London 2016

For fans of:

  • Kraftwerk
  • Ladytron
  • LCD Soundsystem
  • Fisherspooner
  • Hot Chip
  • The Knife
  • minimal and melodic synthpop.

music and lyrics written by Meter Bridge
produced + engineered by Mark LaFountain / Mind Veneration Music

“When working with Meter Bridge we wanted to create a very abstract piece and reflect the song Beta Test’s experimental nature. We shot the whole video at night and worked with a theme of movement and light to create a visual flow throughout the piece. The artists are kept in the background to create a sense of mystery and keep the audience on edge. Full of intense, quick editing and special effects this video was thrill to create!”
Chris Takala & Wyatt Miller-Unser

About the video:
An exploration of the phenomenon in which we acquiesce to the human condition. Displaying an industrial back drop with a focus on night time light play. filmed by Valhalla Visuals on location in Trail, BC and in studio in Nelson, BC

About Meter Bridge
The truth at last… Meter Bridge are Richard Kleef and Jill Beaulieu. Playing and recording since 2011, they have jointly created an expansive catalog of tracks. Undaunted by continuous positive feedback, this quirky couple have released Meter Bridge’s first full length album.

The songs are crafted within the genres of synthpop, postindustrial and electropop. Mastered by D.J. Olive, the tracks are sparkly and well produced. Their influences include: Cluster, Kraftwerk, Brian Eno, The Cocteau Twins, Magazine, The The, and St. Saviour. Picture David Bowie, Groove Armada, Hot Chip and the Knife melded into thoughtfully arranged original compositions.

Richard uses Ableton software, Native Instruments, Moog and Korg synths as well as some choice guitar rigs; the Telecaster being his staple. He is known for his creative guitar work, both ‘live’ and as a session player, always leaving room to breathe while serving up yummy ear candy. Jill has a pure tone, with strength in her melody lines. She reaches into her DNA to pull out lyrics with a mesmerizing quality. Her intuitive style, rooted in years of transcendent chanting, shines through in this musical symbiosis. Together their voices blend into a Human League-like texture, while remaining hauntingly Meter Bridge.

Meter Bridge have garnered attention from promoters and music aficionados in the international synthpop scene.

We come from Nelson, BC a mecca for artists, millionaires and weirdos. Our drive to create intelligent, thoughtfully arranged songs has brought us to the digital realms. We have made many international friends that have resulted in collaborative projects. Our insatiable recording habit is unstoppable leading to another album in progress, several more collaborations and requests from various artists to remix our tracks.

SOURCE: Official Bio

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