As 10, the duo is just finishing up their first American tour, promoting their recent album, Kitsch. Fans of 10 will be surprised by this live session (or by any of their live concerts for that matter), since 10's electro-pop is highly improvisatory. Each of the three performances I've seen personally in the past weeks have been completely different. Wave No Wave is taken at half tempo on this recording, for instance, and all the songs are significantly lengthened. Marqido makes great use of an optical theremin (which is already at the top of my Christmas wish list) and feeds Itta's vocals and both members' keytars through Logic on his laptop. 10 has been one of my favorite mutant-pop bands for a few years now (especially their album Nomad), so it's been particularly illuminating to see the free improv that underlies the pristine, taut pop on their recordings.
10 is also featured in an article by me just published in May's issue of Wire about experimental music past in present from Seoul, South Korea. Read that shit, there's magic all up in that bitch.