Canadian Tristan Douglas, originally known as Margaret Antwood -- a pun on the name of a fellow Canadian, novelist Margaret Atwood -- gained recognition in the world of electronic music after the release of his 2013 Energy Plaza EP on the Cocobass imprint.
The EP was a splashy, angular reworking of club styles ranging from juke to trap to ballroom. His 2015 follow-up, an EP titled Work Focus on the B.YRSLF
label, consolidated Antwood's mechanically influenced style and garnered more critical praise, despite his deliberately enigmatic Web presence. His debut full-length, after a move to µ-Ziq
's Planet Mu
label, arrived in 2016, at which point he dropped the Margaret prefix. Titled Virtuous.scr, it was inspired by the development of artificial intelligence, a theme familiar to Antwood given his background in molecular biology. Sponsored Content, an ASMR-inspired concept album incorporating subliminal advertising, followed in 2017. ~ Simon Spreyer, Rovi