Lady in the Microfiche
Hauntingly Original Trip Hop
Lady in the Microfiche EP
Inspired by vintage technology, Lady in the Microfiche’s debut, self-titled work blends chilling yet catchy vocal melodies and traditional instruments with synthesizers and drum machines. They write songs about disappearance and obsolescence.
Lady in the Microfiche is a trip hop/acid jazz band influenced by artists such as Bjork, Anohni, Portishead and Thom Yorke. Founded by Ellen Warkentine and NatureboyRD in 2017, they are currently in the final stages of releasing their debut album.
Ellen Warkentine is a theatrical multi-instrumentalist, composer and artist based in Los Angeles. Her melodic work references avant-pop, early jazz and vaudeville. She is a long-time collaborator with award-winning Four Larks Theatre and co-creator of the absurd “fauxpera” LOLPERA. Ellen has written and directed music for productions at Sacred Fools Theater Company, The Garage Theatre in Long Beach, Long Beach Playhouse, UCB, and Four Clowns.
NatureboyRD, no stranger to dub, downtempo and lo-fi hip-hop production, has waited too many years for the right vocalist for a trip-hop project. He brings his golden age sound as well as dark yet chill influences to the help set the tone of the collaboration.
The two met through Riot Stage and have teamed up to create a unique yet strangely vintage sound that resonates with the soul and sends chills through the spine.