The story behind Moonrunner83's latest single is indeed a sad one. During production of You & Me At The Edge Of The World, prior to preliminary instrumental tracks growing into the song Brand New History, Chad Williamson and Austin Lam engaged one another on social media, sharing a mutual admiration for each other's work. Austin wrote and tracked vocals for a song he called Workaholic, working with the instrumental. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, the song as it was got shelved before it was even properly produced and mixed — nothing but a demo, forgotten to the ages. The instrumental was later fully polished and produced as Brand New History with new vocals and a completely different vibe.
Tragically, Austin Lam passed away in 2022. After the discovery of Austin's untimely passing, the original stems were pulled from an old hard drive, the instrumental was completely re-recorded with brand new elements: vintage synths, orchestral strings, and Austin's vocals were dusted off to be passed through outboard gear to bring out their sparkle and shine. Proper production followed with meticulous attention to detail. A mix and master were cut and Workaholic would be reborn as a tribute to one of Georgia's most incredible voices — Austin Lam.
Keeping Austin's vocals from the world would compound this enduring tragedy. The world deserves to hear Austin's soulful voice once more in a special reimagining of a track that may have forever been lost to us all.
This one is for Austin — it is for all of us. Let his voice and this beautiful collaboration echo forever through the ages.
Dualarity, hailing from the picturesque landscapes of Devon, UK, presents their debut full-length album, The Final Frontier. As a synth pop/synthwave duo with a touch of industrial rock, Dualarity invites listeners on a captivating musical journey through eight tracks that traverse the spectrum from luminous tones to the depths of industrial dark synth.
The Final Frontier showcases a dynamic range of emotions, seamlessly blending synth pop melodies with the atmospheric grit of industrial rock. Drawing inspiration from the retro vibes of 1980s music and culture, Dualarity's debut album is a sonic exploration into the sci-fi genre's vast and immersive universe.
One standout track, Blue Eyes and Silver Linings, features a collaboration with the prominent Austrian synthwave artist Edictum and the mesmerizing vocals of New zealand based Synthwave artist INDIGO. This collaboration adds a unique layer to the album, elevating the listening experience to new heights.
With a nod to the past and a vision for the future, Dualarity's The Final Frontier is a diverse and captivating musical odyssey that invites you to embark on a journey through the realms of synthwave, sci-fi, and beyond. Get ready to immerse yourself in the atmospheric soundscape created by this exciting and upcoming duo.