Electrotype /  Philadelphia, PA, USA Independent Art/Progressive Rock Artist
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Electrotype

Independent Art/Progressive Rock Artist
Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Art rock uno driven by keyboards and powered by guitars

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen released — 12/20/2016

A digital download only single version of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" is released this day. The single took a month to complete from first recording to final production.

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Electrotype: Gashouse Live—"Pound of Flesh" (Live Acoustic)...

Electrotype: Gashouse Live—"Pound of Flesh" (Live Acoustic)

Solo acoustic guitar performance of "Pound of Flesh" by Electrotype Original music from the EP 7.50 (Seven and a Half)

Electrotype: Gashouse Live—"Hard To Believe" (Live Acoustic)...

Electrotype: Gashouse Live—"Hard To Believe" (Live Acoustic)

Solo acoustic guitar performance of "Hard To Believe" by Electrotype Original music from the EP 7.50 (Seven and a Half) Get the original "Hard To Believe" on...

Electrotype: Gashouse Live—Interview and Questions...

Electrotype: Gashouse Live—Interview and Questions

Interview and questions from the Gashouse Acoustic Series performance on August 21, 2013 Topics: The writing and development of 7.50 (Seven and a Half), the ...

Electrotype: Live at Dobbs (11/2013)—"Both Sides of the Atlantic"...

Electrotype: Live at Dobbs (11/2013)—"Both Sides of the Atlantic"

Solo electric guitar performance of "Both Sides of the Atlantic" by Electrotype Original music from the EP 7.50 (Seven and a Half) Get the original "Both Sid...

Electrotype: Live at Dobbs (11/2013)—"Pound of Flesh"...

Electrotype: Live at Dobbs (11/2013)—"Pound of Flesh"

Solo electric guitar performance of "Pound of Flesh" by Electrotype Original music from the EP 7.50 (Seven and a Half) Get the original "Pound of Flesh" on C...

Realistic Electronic Reverb (BBD Delay) Effect Demo...

Realistic Electronic Reverb (BBD Delay) Effect Demo

Four-part demonstration of the Realistic Electronic Reverb delay effects unit (catalog/model number 32-1110) by the prog rock uno Electrotype Setup info @ 1:...

Electrotype: Live in Clifton, NJ—"Night Visions/In The Blink of an Eye" (Synth/Acoustic)...

Electrotype: Live in Clifton, NJ—"Night Visions/In The Blink of an Eye" (Synth/Acoustic)

Solo keyboard and acoustic guitar performance of "Night Visions/In The Blink of an Eye" by Electrotype
Original music from the EP 7.50 (Seven and a Half)

Electrotype: Live in Clifton, NJ—"Hard To Believe" (Acoustic)...

Electrotype: Live in Clifton, NJ—"Hard To Believe" (Acoustic)

Solo acoustic guitar performance of "Hard To Believe" by Electrotype
Original music from the EP 7.50 (Seven and a Half)

Electrotype: Live in Clifton, NJ—Interview: Art, Inspiration, and Roles...

Electrotype: Live in Clifton, NJ—Interview: Art, Inspiration, and Roles

Interview about the album art for Electrotype's EP 7.50 (Seven and a Half) Topics: Origins of the cover and interior art, favorite graphic designers, the cha...

Electrotype: Live in Clifton, NJ—Interview: Music, Influences, and Process...

Electrotype: Live in Clifton, NJ—Interview: Music, Influences, and Process

Interview about the album art for Electrotype's EP 7.50 (Seven and a Half) Topics: Bands that have been influential to the music, harmonic structure, and sty...

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Electrotype /  Philadelphia, PA, USA Independent Art/Progressive Rock Artist

About Electrotype
Electrotype is an independent art/progressive rock outfit based in the Philadelphia, PA suburbs. Fronted by its sole member Beth Maplesden,* a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, the project has caught the attention of a few notable publications in the prog world, such as Progression, Sea Of Tranquility, and Dutch Progressive Rock Page (DPRP), and is growing a small yet strong following online.

While Electrotype takes after some of the usual prog giants, particularly Genesis, Radiohead, and Pink Floyd, it draws from less obvious influences as well, such as Foo Fighters, Interpol, and Ultravox. Yet all these influences are blended, reformed, and synthesized in new and surprising ways.

Starting with the debut release, the 2011 EP 7.50 (Seven and a Half), Maplesden and her multifacited "uno" has been steadily challenging the definition of prog rock, with its grungy guitar-and-bass assault, powerful symphonic keyboards, and ever-moving percussive energy. Even in an acoustic setting, Electrotype employs memorable melodies, complex harmonies, and pulsing but sometimes irregular rhythms. This marriage of the commercial to the intellectual is at once as arresting and fascinating as the simple yet elaborate results of the graphic process for which Electrotype is named. Add to this the thorough production of each track and the listener will realize Electrotype is truly a work of art.

Maplesden's DIY ethic encompasses every aspect of Electrotype. From writing to performance to production, from the album artwork-even down to designing and building her own custom pedalboard-she is fully committed to the art and craft of creating a seamless and exciting, yet thoughtful, experience.

She has been consistently involved in music and production. As a child, she experimented with her mother's audio equipment. By the time she completed high school, she had developed her powerful contralto voice and started to compose original works. While studying graphic design at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, she started teaching herself guitar. She formulated the basis for Electrotype shortly following graduation. A few years later, after entering the professional design world, she began recording her debut EP after creating a thirty-second instrumental for an animation she created. The ever-industrious Maplesden also added drumming, keyboards, and bass guitar to her collection of skills.

*Maplesden is pronounced MAY-pulz-dehn

About 7.50 (Seven and a Half)
These tracks are made to order for a rock-starved world:
• The main course is “Pound of Flesh” (delicious new wave-flavored crossover prog) (3:15)
• With a side of “Both Sides of the Atlantic” (a tasty instrumental) (4:35)
• And for dessert there’s “Hard To Believe” (lighter semi-acoustic fare) (3:04)

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Dec 20, 2016

premiere

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen released
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen released

A digital download only single version of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" is released this day. The single took a month to complete from first recording to final production.

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Nov 17, 2016

milestone

YouTube Channel Reaches Over 3000 Views

ElectrotypeMusic, the YouTube channel of Electrotype, achieves 3006 views on this date.

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Oct 18, 2016

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Video Hits 2001 Views

Eight and a half months after achieving 1000 views, the video "Realistic Electronic Reverb (BBD Delay) Demo" adds 1001 more views.

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Feb 17, 2016

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YouTube Channel Reaches 2000 views

On this date, the Electrotype YouTube channel reaches 2000 views.

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Jan 04, 2016

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Video Hits 1000 Views
Video Hits 1000 Views

In just over one year, the video "Realistic Electronic Reverb (BBD Delay) Demo" reaches 1000 views on YouTube.

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Jun 23, 2015

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100 Followers on Twitter

On this date, Electrotype's Twitter profile, ElectrotypeMus, has 100 followers for the first time.

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Jun 19, 2015

milestone

YouTube Channel Reaches 1000 Views

The official YouTube channel of Electrotype, ElectrotypeMusic, achieves 1000 views on this date.

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May 15, 2015

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Video Tripled Views in 6 Months

Six months and five days since it was uploaded onto YouTube, "Realistic Electronic Reverb (BBD Delay) Demo" reaches 301 views. The video, a demonstration of an effect module featuring the song "Both Sides of the Atlantic" and narrated by Beth Maplesden, is the fastest-growing video on Electrotype's channel to date.

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May 13, 2015

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Electrotype Featured on the Power of Prog Homepage
Electrotype Featured on the Power of Prog Homepage

The profile of Electrotype was featured for over two weeks on the homepage of the Power of Prog, a prog-focused social network owned and operated by Melodic Revolution Records. MRR is an independent progressive rock label based in Florida, US.

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Apr 23, 2015

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Rob Pociluk of Progressive Music Planet says…

"It's prog Jim but not as we know it: Electrotype. Perhaps it's more garage than prog at times but the spirit of adventure exceeds anything that a punk or garage band would bother attempting." From the Progressive Music Planet Facebook page on April 23, 2015 (7:00 AM EDT)

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Nov 20, 2014

shoutout

Matthew North of Secrets For September says…

"They kinda don't sound like they're just trying to be like somebody else, which is always a good thing." From North's guest appearance on the Honey For Your Ears show on November 20, 2014

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Nov 16, 2014

milestone

Surpassed 2000 Views on ReverbNation

On this date, ReverbNation profile reaches 2002 views.

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Oct 03, 2014

milestone

Surpassed 500 Fans on ReverbNation

On this date, the Electrotype profile achieved 502 ReverbNation fans.

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Aug 14, 2014

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Surpassed 500 Views on YouTube

On this date, the official Electrotype YouTube channel hits 502 views.

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Jun 01, 2014

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Ken Truman of the Dutch Progressive Rock Page (DPRP) says...

"…some are hauntingly magnificent in particular Night vision / in the blink of an eye. [sic] …given that that she is an artist in the "larger" sense of the word, her music and its experimentation should be heard with an open mind. There are elements of Genesis, Radiohead, Rush and even Keane together with Black Angels, New Order, early Ultravox and Laurie Anderson. …For those of you, who (secretly) liked a bit of punk, listen to a bit of grunge and metal now and then, and who like experimentation, there are some ideas on this EP that you will love." Published in Volume 33 for 2014

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May 29, 2014

shoutout

Andy Hatter Howard of Honey For Your Ears says...

Electrotype is "on the art-rock-y, math rock kind of fringe of progressive rock, but they're lively and jolly and anarchic."

7.50 (Seven and a Half) is "full of happy tracks…brilliant."
Soundart Radio 102.5 FM Devon, England, UK

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Apr 07, 2014

milestone

Surpassed 750 plays on SoundCloud

On this date, lifetime plays of all tracks on Electrotype's SoundCloud profile reaches 751.

Feb 07, 2014

chart event

Broke into ReverbNation's Top Ten Local Rock Chart

On this date, ranked #10 on the local rock chart for Morrisville, PA on ReverbNation.

Jan 29, 2014

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John Patrick of Progression says...
John Patrick of Progression says...

"Maplesden prefers to wax instrumentally, but graces three of the cuts with her melancholic chanteuse...Ms. Maplesden obviously is a creative dynamo and her garage-y/tatty multi-instrumental chops actually are an asset for this type of deeply personal statement. As an introductory sketch of her orientation toward quirky raw experimentalism, Seven and a Half invites anticipation over what might come next." Published in Progression's Autumn 2013/Issue #66

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Jan 26, 2014

chart event

#25 (Local Rock) on ReverbNation Chart/Surpassed 200 Plays & 300 Fans on ReverbNation

Surpassed 200 lifetime plays & 300 fans on ReverbNation. Also arrives at 25 on local (Morrisville, PA) rock chart on RN on this date.

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Nov 09, 2013

appearance

1st Public Live Performance as Electrotype

On this date, Electrotype plays first live show open to the general public at The Legendary Dobbs on South Street (near Third Street) in Philadelphia, PA, US. The performance was part of the Gashouse Radio Open Band Jam.

Sep 18, 2013

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Mark Johnson of Sea of Tranquility says...

"The opening track "Both Sides of the Atlantic" has enough sonic power to rock a stadium. This lady can rock the walls. The electronics, keyboards, power driving lead electric guitar and chunky bass will…well…surprise you. This track is all instruments unleashed, and Beth gives any doubters a good reason to stop worrying." ... ""Invisible Shadows" is a cool experiment with dissonance range. Electric guitar ripped in all manner of ways with some stellar riffs. At 5:24, it is the longest song and full of muscle. Probably the best track on the album for any Jimmy Page guitar experimentation fans out there." ... ""Night Visions/In the Blink of an Eye" opens with deep keys and moody keyboard playing that will surely surprise even the most jaded rock fan. The dose of metal-flavored rock in the second half of the track will rock and climb your walls with heavy electric lead guitar dissonance." ... "Electrotype' s 7.5 [sic] was an interesting promo to receive. Definitely not something I hear every day, which makes it special. If you want something new that doesn't fit neatly into any particular category this is the ticket." http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=15059

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Aug 30, 2013

milestone

42nd country on SoundCloud

On this date, Lebanon becomes the 42nd country to hear Electrotype on SoundCloud.

Aug 29, 2013

premiere

1st Australian Radio Play

On this date, ValleyFM 89.5 FM played "Both Sides of the Atlantic" around 9:25 PM (ET) (or 11:25 AM on August 30 local time) by host Isaac Banks. ValleyFM broadcasts terrestrially on FM and on the internet from Tuggeranog, a suburb of Canberra, Australia.

Aug 29, 2013

shoutout

ValleyFM's Isaac Banks says...

"Both Sides of the Atlantic" is "a cool, spaced out tune" valleyfm.com 89.5 FM Australia

Aug 23, 2013

milestone

Surpassed 1000 ReverbNation Views

On this date, profile reached 1001 views.

Aug 21, 2013

appearance

1st-ever Live Radio Appearance + 1st Live Radio Appearance on Internet Radio
1st-ever Live Radio Appearance + 1st Live Radio Appearance on Internet Radio

On this date, Electrotype makes first live radio appearance. This occurred on the Gashouse Live show on GashouseRadio.com at their New Jersey studio. The show was hosted by Dustin Dellinger and Jim Haas.

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Jul 29, 2013

shoutout

The Lost Will Follow's Gary Veach says...

"You rule. Keep up the good tunes!"

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May 06, 2013

shoutout

The Waiting Room says...

"Pleasure - great track :o)"
speaking of "Both Sides of the Atlantic"

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May 04, 2013

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1st Syndicated Show Play

On this date, The Waiting Room, based in Cardiff, Wales, was the first syndicated radio show to play an Electrotype song. The song was "Both Sides of the Atlantic" which was the fourth song played on show #139 via Los Angeles-based internet radio show Houndstooth Radio. The Waiting Room, co-hosted by DC and The Woman of the House, is syndicated on internet-only stations in the US (#139 on 5/4, 5/7-8), UK (5/10), and Sweden (5/7).

Apr 10, 2013

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1st Terrestrial Radio Play + 1st US Terrestrial Radio Play

On this date, WPRB (103.3 FM) in Princeton, NJ became the first terrestrial radio station to play an Electrotype song. The song "Both Sides of the Atlantic" was played, at about 4:03 PM (ET), by the DJ known as ShaneFM on his show called Free Scoop Friday (though the show is on Wednesdays).

Apr 02, 2013

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1st Internet Radio Play + 1st-ever Radio Play

On this date, New Jersey-based GashouseRadio.com was the first internet radio station to play Electrotype. They played the song "Both Sides of the Atlantic" at 8:55 PM (ET) on the Gashouse Live show. They were also the first radio station of any kind to play an Electrotype track on air.

Mar 31, 2013

milestone

41st country on SoundCloud

On this date, Finland becomes the 41st country to hear Electrotype on SoundCloud

Mar 25, 2013

milestone

"Pound of Flesh" hits 500 plays on SoundCloud

On this date, the song "Pound of Flesh" achieved 500 lifetime plays on SoundCloud. 497 of these plays occurred between Dec. 18, 2012 and Mar. 25, 2013 (101 days).

Mar 12, 2013

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40th country on SoundCloud

On this date, Electrotype's music was played in Lithuania, making this the 40th country to hear Electrotype through SoundCloud.

Mar 05, 2013

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Surpassed 500 plays on SoundCloud

On this date, account had a total of 503 lifetime plays on SoundCloud.

Feb 17, 2013

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200 ReverbNation Fans

On this date, had 200 fans via ReverbNation's fan count system.

Jan 07, 2013

shoutout

The Tea Club's Dan McGowan says...

"Your music is badass!"

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Aug 24, 2012

premiere

7.50 released on CD

On this date, debut EP, 7.50 (Seven and a Half), released on compact disc.

Aug 11, 2012

shoutout

Diavoloops (a.k.a. Eric St. Onge) says...

"Great sounds your music is amazing...Excellent..."

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Jul 21, 2012

affiliation

SoundExchange affiliation

May 14, 2012

affiliation

ASCAP affiliation

Mar 01, 2012

award

11th Independent Music Awards Nomination

7.50 (Seven and a Half) cover art nominated

Nov 11, 2011

premiere

7.50 first released
7.50 first released

On this date, debut EP, 7.50 (Seven and a Half), digitally released for first time ever via Vibedeck.

Beth

Management & Interviews
Date Title Location Type Info
Aug 24, 2012 Independent Music Awards appearance ,  
Apr 02, 2013 Gashouse Radio debut ,  
Apr 10, 2013 WPRB debut ,  
May 04, 2013 The Waiting Room debut ,  
Nov 19, 2013 The Legendary Dobbs Philadelphia, PA Performance  
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