Android Lust is the industrial solo project of Shikhee, that combines elements of rock, industrial, gothic and classical styles into a blend of music that she describes as "electronic and dark."
After two independent label releases Shikhee released The Dividing on her own, bringing her to the attention of Projekt Records, who signed her and re-released the album.Outburn Magazine calls The Dividing "unconventional and adventurous - 10 out of 10" while the Boston Phoenix says "The Dividing never misfires; it feels almost - but not quite - slick, its arranging smart, its themes ingenious." Jane Magazine said "The Dividing is filled with intensely passionate lyrics delivered in low whispers and startling, penetrating screaming."
Shikhee's third full length album, Devour, Rise, and Take Flight, was released on February 21, 2006. "Dragonfly," the first single for the album, was released on October 18.
Her fourth album, The Human Animal, was made available at androidlust.com on July 22, 2010, with an official street date of August 10, 2010. [Wikipedia]
Well that's the facts man, just the facts. This is some awesome stuff going out here.
Her unique voice blended with the "industrial gothic rock" is just something to behold.
Enjoy, I know I am. She is currently on tour with her band on her Animalia Tour.
Current live lineup: Bret Calder: bass, Christopher Jon: synths and Steve Kefalas: drums.
Sounds Like: A venomous blend of searing emotions, moody electronics, and alien eroticism.
The Want (out of print) - Single - October 2001 - Dark Vision Media - live version
This is one hell of a beautiful song.
A New Heaven
One of the tracks from her new album The Human Animals.
Android Lust is the singular vision of Bangladeshi born Shikhee. Drawing elements from a variety of musical and artistic influences her music can perhaps best be described as a searing blend of venomous aggression, moody electronics, and alien eroticism.
After her critically acclaimed debut Resolution (1998) on a now-defunct indie label, Shikhee self released her second full length The Dividing (2003), the first pressing of which sold out within two months. This brought her to the attention of Projekt Records who quickly re-released the album to eager music fans all over the world. The video for "Stained" (shot by director Dan Ouellette) received regular airplay across the United States, as well as 120 Minutes on MTV Latin America, and Australia's music video show Rage. Songs from The Dividing were played on various MTV reality shows, as well as CBS' Navy NCIS. The character Abby Sciutto even mentioned the band's name in one episode. ..... more