|Glass Apple Bonzai is what happens when Daniel X. Belasco (Defence Mechanism, MDM) locks himself in a wood paneled basement, surrounds himself with vintage synthesizers, plays Atari games, does his hair, and writes songs.|
An undeniably obvious tribute to the wonderful world of 1980's synthpop and synthwave awesomeness with a focus on strong songwriting, personal lyrical content, and finding a way to fit electronic hand claps into almost every song.
Bonzai started in 2008 as an outlet for Daniel's seemingly endless obsession for retro everything but was shelved for a number of years as focus shifted back to Defence Mechanism.
Ultimately the retro-demons could not be held at bay and they broke through with their neon laser eyes, shooting lasers from their eyes and turned Daniel into some kind of weird robot/human hybrid like that one scene from Superman III, you know the one?
Man, that was awesome...
2014 sees the release of a number of singles, and a full-length album (due in Feb.) as well as Glass Apple Bonzai's first official live performance at Kinetik Festival: Toronto Edition on the I Die: You Die stage (idieyoudie.com) in May.
And there you have it, folks.
Look for the Synthpop/Synthwave/Retro stylings of Glass Apple Bonzai at a computer near you!
Glass Apple Bonzai is: Daniel X. Belasco
Live keyboardist: Ste7en (Dreamstate Seven, ex-Nanochrist, really swell guy)