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BROKEN SPEAR



Broken Spear is the eclectic recording project of Seb Choe, a genderqueer multimedia designer based in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Choe’s early projects in Seattle’s DIY punk scene explored ambient multimedia loops and angular shoegaze, where they performed alongside heavy guitar-driven acts like So Pitted and Weed. Moving to New York to pursue a degree in architecture at Columbia University drove Choe to tinker with software and apply a more spatial approach to their music, resulting in transmutations of Justin Bieber MIDI transcriptions, rave VSTs and disfigured 2000s pop samples. In 2016, Choe donned the moniker Broken Spear, partnering with Pedicure Records to release True, an album described by Seattle Weekly as a “hyper-aggressive music salad... stretched to the point of abstraction or made into a kind of overwhelming pointillism.” Choe proceeded to co-form Gold Medal, a four-piece new wave/synthpop outfit whose debut cassette Personal Record was released in 2017 by Like Young Records and supported by performances in New York.

Broken Spear’s recent output takes this varied experience as a cue to cast off genre conventions and focus on creating intricate, speculative soundtrack music including high energy dance tracks, experimental assemblages of samples and MIDI and fictional character investigations. Broken Spear also produces music for Vera Mist (@vera.mist), a mysterious pop star personality.





TRUTH PIECES / DIGITAL ALBUM + CASSETTE (2019)
RELEASED ON BUSINESS CASUAL




TRUTH PIECES, a worldbuilding collage album of 12 genre-spanning productions featuring a future pop diva, a Daughtry-esque look into “My So Called Life”, new age anime soundtracks, industrial punk/shoegaze fantasies and a Carly Rae/Bieber sampled hip-hop burner. Released by eclectic electronic cassette label Business Casual.

Over the course of two years, TRUTH PIECES brought together 16 collaborators (vocalists, 3D artists, vocalists, audio engineers) to craft a sequel to TRUE (Pedicure Records, 2016) described by Seattle Weekly as a “hyper-aggressive music salad... stretched to the point of abstraction or made into a kind of overwhelming pointillism.”









TRUE / DIGITAL ALBUM (2016)
RELEASED ON PEDICURE RECORDS



ALBUM REVIEW ON SEATTLE WEEKLY



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