Portland, Oregon's Marius Libman, otherwise known as Copy, busts through the gates with a fully developed and essential sound on his debut LP, Mobius Beard. Combining dense hannonies, delivered in an 8-bit baroque electro style somewhere between Yellow Magic Orchestra and Ratatat, with snap-tight digital beats reminiscent of Dabrye, Copy has created an emotionally affecting sound that doesn't neglect the dance floor. On Mobius Beard, fuzzy bass synths ride syncopated drum patterns, jump-cutting into ambient spaces and cresting in victorious melodic themes. The result is a crossover work of electronic pop that will appeal to both hardcore sound boys /IDM nerds and the casuallistening masses. A product of the 80's, video game music featured heavily in Libman's musical development, as did his father's favorite albums, Pet Sounds and Kind of Blue. Darla rcds. 2006.