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DAYBEHAVIOR There’s Nothing Else

Swedish synth trio DAYBEHAVIOR finally follow-up their previous single ‘Change’ with the airy moods of ‘There’s Nothing Else’. From Carl Hammar, Tommy Arell and Paulinda Crescentini’s long awaited fourth album ‘Based on a true story’, the Nordic melancholy of ‘There’s Nothing Else’ at times,  ventures into A-HA territory. However, this is offset by Crescentini’s coolly alluring Nouvelle Vague vocals. Continue Reading ›

KANGA Eternal Daughter

California based KANGA creates an unforgettable symbiosis of hard and ethereal, wrapped in electronic soundscapes of Los Angeles. She likes mixing pop into her darker electro roots, not because pop sells but because the good hooks make a good song. Her 2016 self-titled album, featuring guitarist Matthew Setzer and mixed by Rhys Fulber, created a buzz that continues to fuel the energy pushing the Santa Ana artist out into the open with her new mini album ‘Eternal Daughter’. Continue Reading ›

RELIEF Futureproof

RELIEF is the project by Swedish instrumentalist Staffan Ericson who has most recently been a member of the mysteriously named LANDMARK 4:11. While that project features vocals, RELIEF is retro-futuristic instrumental synthpop that uses samples from 50s commercials and Sci-Fi movies. ‘Futureproof’ falls into the current vogue for instrumental electronica. But this is no Synthwave album, as it is far too dynamic, catchy and melodic to fall into that category. Continue Reading ›

JENNY HVAL The Practice Of Love

‘The Practice Of Love’ is Norwegian songstress Jenny Hval’s seventh album and the opposite of its self-explanatory predecessor ‘Blood Bitch’ which included stark confessionals such as ‘The Great Undressing’ and ‘Conceptual Romance’. Released on Sacred Bones Records, home of ZOLA JESUS and THE SOFT MOON, ‘The Practice of Love’ is quietly subversive like I AM SNOW ANGEL, a body of gentle and mature synthy pop with an ethereal quality. Continue Reading ›

BOYTRONIC The Robot Treatment

Holger Wobker, the man who many consider to be the original BOYTRONIC is back after 10 years with a new album ‘The Robot Treatment’. Interestingly to assist his recorded return, Wobker has partnered up with BOYTRONIC’s former vocalist James Knights. Best known for the German Top10 hit ‘You’ in 1983, Wobker’s aim was to return with a record that was as BOYTRONIC as possible. The objective of making a BOYTRONIC album that sounds like BOYTRONIC has been achieved. Continue Reading ›

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