Members: Sarah + Daniel + Keith + Preston
Here are a few nice things that have been said about us...
Robotanists are dreamscape designers who know how to make a great, great recordâ¦ âThe Lack Thereofâ begins with a country twang, transitions into melodic-ballad heaven, and crescendos into spacey bliss that is something you would hear from Philip Glass. The melody snowballs into echoey euphoric vocals that sent chills down my spine.
>>>> 402 Productions (USA)
Beautiful, breathy vocals; style for miles; and epic compositional turns that pull you in without pretense.
>>>> QRO Magazine (USA / UK)
Seductive and ethereal, Plans in Progress melds the mechanical (synthesizers, midi-sequencing etc.) with the mortal (i.e. real instruments played by humans) akin to the legendary lads from Abingdon, Oxfordshire along with the sleek sexuality (and grooves) of latter day Blondie and Everything But The Girl.
>>>> Amplifier Magazine (USA)
Evocatively dreamlike without sacrificing command or precision. [Plans in Progress] moves consistently through a spectrum of hushed melodies, crashing choruses and driving rhythms. The Robotanistsâ third full length album may be the shortest, but itâs the most relentless and auspicious in what lies ahead for the four piece.
>>>> Indie Rock Reviews (USA)
Robotanists set themselves apart from most bands, keeping an upbeat and interesting style at the same time as being deep and sensual.
>>>> The Deli Magazine (USA)
A concentrated dose of brillianceâ¦ and with an LP full of fetching tracks [Plans in Progress], whose gigantic choruses will penetrate your subconscious and stay there.
>>>> AerialNoise (USA)
Plans in Progress is an album filled with longing and discoveryâ¦ Robotanists have an electric future ahead of them. Comparable to The Sounds, but ten folds better
>>>> My Favorite M.A.O.I. (USA)
Letâs just face it. The Robotanists have talent. Their drummer (Preston Scott Phillips) is amazing. I always say, a band is only as good as their drummer. And, Sarah Elquist DeBlanke is a real âsingerâ. Itâs so stupid, but there once was a time when the prerequisite for being a singer, was being able to sing (did I mention I just saw Glass Candy?). Sarah CAN sing. Daniel DeBlanke is one of my guitar heroes. I like to think he plays like I do, but he actually plays like I would eventually want to be able to play if I practiced for 10 years. Keith Boyarsky plays bass, and really keeps everything together when they play live.
>>>> Radio Free Silver Lake (USA)
ROBOTANISTS' versatile music effortlessly blends elements of rock and pop, reflecting a spectrum of moods rather than a particular genre. Their songs evoke different atmospheres that are intriguing and captivating, with a seemingly metaphorical depth and alternately sedated sound.
>>>> Carver Wilcox, Flavorpill (USA)
Female-fronted indie at its finest, a soulful voice cast over booming guitar and the downright pretty production quality typical of the genre. The Robotanists are here to fill that void [of bands like Denali] in every respect, and âOn/Off The Ledgeâ is as sincere as it is dancy, adjectives that normally take effort to pair together.
>>>> RCRDLBL.com (USA)
On their debut EP CLOSE DOWN THE WOODS, Robotanists root around in the electro-noir explored by Mazzy Star and Portishead, with Ellquists sultry voice narrating the way through forays into the dark both metaphorical and literal. Their penchant for the atmospheric never becomes an overbearing aesthetic, though â you can take the title of one of their songs, [Subtlety Is Underrated,] seriously.
>>>> Kevin Bronson, Buzz Bands.LA (USA)