Feelin’ Lucky (Cyber) Punk? Well? Do ya? – An New Insight into the Dystopian World of IDM

The latest addition to the crazy world of IDM music is none other than Neon Jungle enthusiast Deplicant or Danny Agoston as he’s known to his friends and family. Deplicant sets out to defy the codes and conventions of IDM or EDM music; they’re virtually the same.. *hides from electronic music fan base for eternity*.

How does aim to do this? Well, his new track ‘14/40’ is an excellent portrayal of avant garde music, that is filled with both passion and intricacy that brings a real ‘Daft Punk’ feel to the overall piece.

How does it sound?

 

The introduction is theatrical. The track’s white noise and risers slowly relax your mind before what is to come. Moreover, right from the start the mix is very well balanced and provides a stereo sound that has excellent clarity.

Delving deeper into track, its structure is set out fairly conventionally. But unlike most tracks of its kind, it paints a picture, which is a fantastic way to keep the listener intrigued and engaged. The main section (around 30-40 seconds in) introduces a main lead, which provides depth to the mix, whilst also giving it an 80’s theme. The synths used throughout have clear influences, and this was cleared up by the man himself when he stated his influences are electro-futurists Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis, Justice and Jon Hopkin. Overall, this track would fit perfectly in movies such as Tron and Blade Runner (both old and new version’s people.. everyone loves a classic right?!)

Deplicant really has hit the ground (blade) running with this track, and we really hope this is the start of something special. Electronic music is missing this niche, and we’re excited to see where it leads!

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/deplicant

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Deplicant/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/deplicant 

 

 

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A Flock of Seagulls Reconvene to Release Super-Charged Greatest Hits

A Flock of Seagulls were one of THE most iconic bands of the 1980s, known for their outlandish haircuts, a tribute to the power of hairspray. Criminally, their music output is less celebrated in many circles, partly as their success was centered more in the United States than the United Kingdom. This is finally set to be redressed as all four original members return to the recording studio for the first time since their mid-80s break-up.

2018 is definitely the year of the orchestral reworking, with fellow popsters, Ultravox, also employing a full orchestra to re-work their tracks. AFOS have also returned to their original material and have re-recorded all elements, which far from sounding stale and reinvigorated them immensely, the sweeping strings and horn sections really beefing up the already rather majestic choruses. Lesser hit “Space Age Love Song”, a lost classic, is the first track to be released from the album, “Ascension”, though fans will be delighted to learn that the tracks with which they are most associated: “I Ran” and “Wishing” (If I Had a Photograph of You). The album is out now and is highly recommended.

Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/aflockofseagulls

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcluFtLtRzipm7CdtERnceA

Facebook: facebook.com/seagullsrunning

Twitter: twitter.com/seagullsrunning

Instagram: instragram.com/seagullsrunning

Website: www.aflockofseagulls.org

An Album For The Ages! Satellite Ravens’ ‘The Equinox’ Is A Treat For Any Music Lover…Or Bassist

 

Taking all musical angles possible to create a fusion based album unlike no other, Satellite Ravens forefront leader Carson Rohde’, has made darn sure he has the funkiest and tastiest bass lines around.

Taking Funk and mixing it up in a rock-pop-jazz medley is probably no small feat for Carson, however, to the average music listener that something that is interesting, rich and full of life, making Satellite Ravens a band to watch out for.

With tracks like bright and colorful ‘Rearranged’, and the always fantastic ‘Changes’, there is no doubt that you will love this album!

Be sure to check him out:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/satellite_ravens

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4DWM8jTdcf2wyyWt3a7SzV

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuJAay056LCLnCks9ua9Duw?view_as=subscriber

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/satellite.ravens/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/satelliteravens

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/satellite.ravens/

Website: https://satelliteravens.com/

Brian Eno’s Great Hope for the Future of Classical Music Releases New Album

Receiving a commendation from one of the Godfathers of the experimental music scene would be enough for many artists, but Belle Chen, an Australian/Taiwanese pianist is continuing to push the boundaries of both electronic sound and classical music.

Where as many of us will go on holiday and take a few photos and buy a keyring that breaks with a week of getting back home, Belle has used her travelling experience to influence her experimental sound, picking up sounds and influences from the people and places she has visited. Her latest album has seen her soaking up the heart of Paris, marrying it with her own emotions and creating a deeply affecting collection of sound collages that is quite unlike anything you would expect from either traditional classical or futuristic electronic fields.

Her live work is just as cutting-edge, seeing Belle playing piano as well as manipulating and performing something akin to open-heart surgery on the instrument to create completely unique sounds, all the while using her Ableton Live set-up to add further textures to the experience. Belle will be playing live at London’s Bloomsbury Festival on 18th and 21st of October, alongside a live VJ and light-show

Website: www.bellechen.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bellechenmusic

Twitter: @bellepianist

Instagram: @bellepianist

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/chenonthetube

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/bellechen

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7Ihfoi68laeuxOhTJLCa4l

‘Rain’ from M3staken

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Hip-hop lovers assemble! Electronic fans too! Especially those who like the two mixed together, as American producer and artist, M3staken has finished his conceptual trilogy of albums with ‘Rain’.

The new album sees M3staken pick up where he left off with ‘Apex’ and ‘Water Colors’, displaying his super experimental style that is dark, fragmented, beat-heavy and intriguing.

It’s by no means easy listening, but those who relish an aural challenge will be inspired by M3staken’s willingness to expand musical possibilities and not restrict himself to the four walls of a single genre.

Although M3staken takes inspiration from contemporary acts such as Joey Bada$$, Jamie XX and FKA Twigs, these influences are mere hints that the talented young producer draws upon when concocting his complex style of music. It would be easy to see many artists in the future being inspired by M3staken himself, due to hi incomparable style.

As the last piece of M3’s trilogy, he notes that this is the album that has meant the most to him due to its conclusive nature that seems to summarise his style. M3 commented that Rain is ‘loosely connected to my two previous works and it is primarily a collection of my personal favourite songs’.

You can listen to ‘Rain’ on bandcamp below:

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/m3staken

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeJtRw31YnOdiDgsNhyhKyQ

https://m3ssi.bandcamp.com/releases

‘Cosmic Force’ by Vispa: Electro-synth is back

The long-lost genre of electro-synth is making a comeback with Iranian producer, Vispa, who has dropped his retro banger ‘Cosmic Force’ on ears for all the electronic community.

The first thing you’ll think when listening to ‘Cosmic Force’ is that it sounds like something from the 80s, and I’ll agree with you! It’s got that soundtrack/ TV theme sort of vibe that you can imagine accompanying some 80s visuals.

However, it would be unfair to say that Vispa’s music is outdated in this way, as it it clearly isn’t. The talented musician has plied his trade in keyboard skills which he has applied to his unique brand of electronic music, resurrecting an old sound for new audiences.

Inspired by the likes of Jean Michael Jarre, Vangelis and Kitaro, Vispa also takes on a synth-infused orchestral style that adds a whole new level of texture and complexity to ‘Cosmic Force’.

 

Check out more on Vispa here:

Links

https://www.facebook.com/Vispamusic/

https://twitter.com/Vispamusic

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWmghhgeg1p6gBxIgyF3hFg

https://www.instagram.com/vispamusic/