Sultry synthwave with some massive melodies – North Ireland producer Transpacifica presents a new 5-track EP conceptualized around a fictional utopian commune in the not-so-distant future. Retro riffs grab your attention and blasting 80’s drums keep you pinned down for the duration! And ohh my, those riffs, they are both beautiful and bountiful – leaving tons of sonic tidbits lodged in my head. Highly recommended if you dig downtempo synthesizer jams and cinematic synthwave!
Hey-ho there music peoples! You are here because you desire only the finest in sonic oddities! Well boy howdy do we have a batch for you – a bundle if you will! A bindle? Perhaps! A plethora of vibes await you – with large and lush atmospheres! A few long-form features this week, and a ton of music that dropped over the weekend….
Botanica Onirica VOL 1, by S Oliwa
Ambient / Drone / Synth
Mid Evil, by Arena
Released by Seikomart
Electronic / Jazz Fusion / Experimental
Tingeing, by Michael Hix
Ambient / Relaxing / Modern Classical
Green Compost, by Coppice Halifax
Released by Milieu Music
Techno / Minimal / Drone
Nostalgia Comedown, by Jack Mackrel & The Muddy Skids
Released by Girly Girl Musik
Freak Folk / Experimental / Post Vaporwave
INTERCEPT, by KID MANIA
Released by Bogus Collective
Vaporwave / Cyberpunk / Spoken Word
Habitat Debris, by Mind over MIDI
Released by Rohs! Records
Soundscape / Ambient / Drone
Synapse, by Organit
Dub Techno / Deep House / Electronic
Pushing Back, by New Pollution
Dance Punk / Indie / Experimental Rock
Shamane back y’all! A proclamation stated on the releases bandcamp page – ultra extra is the latest full length project from prolific techno-weirdo Pop Culture Shamane! Lush with psychedelic electronic exploration and noodling, it is easy to get lost in this project. Dense textures wash over innocent melodies, all being propelled forward by deconstructed club grooves. It’s truly a satisfying listen from start-to-finish. The album has just been released via Ingrown Records, if you download via bandcamp you will receive a 27-page booklet of shamane rhymes “i can eat my slang” which is equally as twisted-brilliant. If you aren’t familiar with the work of Shamane NOW IS THE TIME!!
Equal parts chiptune madness and funky footwork, Battle in Nagoya is a new cassette tape released through Field Hymns Records by Lips and Ribs. Featuring some truly dense and determined tracks, 16 to be exact, this album drags the listener on a strange and mystical journey. Think – soundtrack to an acid soaked JRPG, with tracks often featuring massively oversaturated percussion and in-your-face synthesizers which are often as cheesy as they are amazing.
The album isn’t for the faint of heart, each track has a unique sense of urgency, resulting in quite a hectic listen. I encourage you to dive right in though, once you succumb to the vibe of the project it really is an amazing project to enjoy from start to finish.
- Smoke Sessions
- Midnight Drives
- Solo Dance Parties
Favorite Track: 14: Hans
Imaginations is an EP of ambient synthesizer music by french producer Alexandre Navarro. 5 tracks packed full of beautiful textures, blipping and buzzing synths combined with tasteful percussion. There is an attention to detail in each sound and tone that only becomes more apparent on repeat listens.
- Study Music
- Midnight Drives
- Deep Thought
Favorite Track: 4. Au bord de toi
Molinos is the newest album from Chilean Beat Producer Lisergishnu (see w/ ATSU), and boy is it a banger!
Inspired by his home city of Villa Alemana, the project is packed with different genres and styles stretched out over the 8 tracks, ranging from chillhop to hectic footwork. Regardless the genre, the beats are dense and interesting, with layers of lush synths and rhythmically interesting percussion. You can download the album via Elemental 97!
Favorite Track : AnTenas
Adhesive Sounds presents another marvelous project in This Is Reverbtronics, by バーチャルボーイＡ Ｔ Ｓ Ｕ and Lisergishnu. Lingering somewhere between Vaporwave and Synthwave, Reverbtronics does a splendid job of building an environment using a sonic toolkit. Dystopian and desolate, yet sprinkled with endearing hope.
Everyday, computers around us leave waves of resonance in our
lives. The binary echoes in our minds, from which our affection
to connectivity cannot be hidden.
Plastic cases hold the intrinsic desires of progress, plastered in
electrical traffic encoding our souls. Hidden pagodas which
manage our information highways beneath the soil.
Loneliness can be just an option for those immersed in this clash
of magnetic dissonance illuminating our world.
Those within the reverbnetics.
Sleeve design by Zodiac 1
バーチャルボーイＡ ｔ ｓ ｕ
released April 14, 2017
The project is available for download or pick up a limited edition Cassette via bandcamp!
Lava Church has brought us a new techno-oddity, AWAY by Tile is a brooding swarm of electronic groves and groaning machines.
Over the years, Tile’s Jeff Busko has had a steady output of synthy jams that have slowly drifted into the realm of minimalist techno. Their latest release, Away, is a four-on-the-floor club banger sure to get your juices flowing. Meet me at da club, it’s going down.
released 16 September 2015
One of my favorite ambient-producers Inner Travels brings us this beautiful 5-track project of soothing sonic atmosphere.
released 25 June 2015
Music & art by S. Targo
All music recorded in The Corner Room, Lake Geneva, WI:
– During the “Garden Music” sessions (1)
– Between October 2013-January 2014 (2 & 3)
– During the “First Light” sessions (4 & 5)
Cover photo taken 6/12/15 near the Roosen Dam, Lake Como, WI
Some modular noodling from Phinery