Dark Age Day Dream by Eutropic is “a concept record that obsesses over the nature of time! It’s our attempt to make sense of reality, so it’s full of contradictions and ambiguities.” It’s a sonic journey, which takes the basic idea of synth-pop and then turns it inside-out, side-ways and upside-down. By intuitively connecting dots between synth-based musics – late 70s classic electronica, cold and new wave as well as all types of iterations of techno – Eutropic created a singular amalgam of sound: simultaneously dance-floor friendly and the perfect companion to deep introspection.
Dark Age Day Dream is a very emotional and personal record, a document to three years of life with all the ups and downs that it entailed. It’s a body of work that is full of nuance, relying more on the use of gradients than solid colors or clear-cut contrasts. For listeners who love hyper-textual songwriting, there is a lot of that going on here. Sain-Exupery’s story Little Prince is referenced on Distant World, Michael Ende’s graphic novel Momo on Gray, while Terry Pratchett’s novel Thief of Time on Pieces. The choice of sub-topics is also quite a cornucopia: time travel post-apocalypse (Step Back), real-life zombies (Awake), God is dead / the new religion (Silicon God), the dehumanising effects of digital technology (Down By Law), our primal wonder and awe (Starry Sky) and much more.
It is available to pre-order from this coming Tuesday 19th October. And as a special bonus for all those who pre-order before the end of October it’ll include a free CD with 5 rare recordings from the Fox Base Alpha era.
1. Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Flowered Up Remix)
2. Nothing Can Stop Us (Masters At Work Remix)
3. Spring (Instrumental) *
4. Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Kenlou B-boy Remix)
5. The Official Saint Etienne World Cup Theme *
* on CD for the first time
Power Rob's debut album will soon be upon us But he first releases his new single Love Ain't Good Enough! Power Rob mixes elements of funk, rock and his special vocal skills and experience shine through.
The strikingly unique production by Popcorn Kid combined with Power Rob's tight melodies and infectious lyrics, proves to be an explosive combo in this first collaboration between the artists.
Love Ain't Good Enough captures the essence of the greats of the era while remaining fresh and unique. The song is the first piece in a story told over two songs invoking R&B/Soul artists from the 80s such as D Train and Chaka Khan.
Tears For Fears have announced details of their first album in nearly two decades. The Tipping Point arrives on 22 February 2022 via Concord Records, a mere 18 years after their last LP together, 2004’s Everybody Loves A Happy Ending.