W iggle combine the hard, harsh beats of The Chemical Brothers with the noisy exuberance of The Boredoms and an occasional female vocal that sounds like Shonen Knife on speed. Bravely straddling the accessible and the arty, they would be worth going to see for the music alone.
But the way they create it is just as intriguing. Wiggle is perhaps a first: a band that produces its music in cyberspace. Its four members — from America, Australia and Japan — met via the experimental art and music Web site Unsound (organized by member Gil K.) in the late ’90s. Since then, they’ve used the Internet the way other bands might use a practice studio and adopted animated characters as their face.
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