The world found itself in a rather antagonistic and divisive state this year, as if none of the lessons from the 20th Century’s noted conflicts and stand-offs had been learnt. After a slow start to 2017, there was a bumper crop of new music from a number of established artists.
Overall, it was artists of a more mature disposition who held their heads high and delivered, as some newer acts went out of their way to test the patience of audiences by drowning them in sleep while coming over like TRAVIS on VSTs.
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Here are 30 songs which may have escaped attention as the world went grunge and then had an ongoing hangover in the wake of Britpop. Denied mainstream recognition and now lost when looking from a UK perspective even within the dwindling synth music community, these offerings come from artists who have mostly remained in total obscurity.
Starting from 1992 when the CD established itself as the dominant format to the year before TEC came into being, here are 30 Lost Art School Bops. More Inside ›
Although South America isn't usually the prime source of cream of electronica, there are gems, hidden in the depths of the Latin lands, and Argentina shines through with the example of COSAQUITOS EN GLOBO.
Since their first appearance in 2004, the now duo consisting of Maru Pardo Saguier (vocals) and Sebastian Cordoves (synths/programming) have distinguished themselves with a strong electro base. More Inside ›
COSAQUITOS EN GLOBO are the latest act from Argentina looking to make their fortune in Europe. Comprising of Maru Pardo Saguier, Sebastian Cordoves and Pablo Lewin, 'Fantasy' from their eponymous debut album is a perfect demonstration of their strong melodies based around club friendly synthetic grooves.
From their 2010 album 'Moving Under', 'The System Is Running Out' is immediately impressive with its thunderous rhythms and Kling Klang synths. More Inside ›