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.
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.
After the worldwide success of her debut album ‘Believer’, LAU’s long awaited new material is finally here. ‘Undecided’ is the first single from her highly anticipated sophomore album, due in February 2022.
LAU (AKA Laura Fares), is a prominent figure in the Synthwave and Retrowave scenes has finally gone solo after over a decade of writing Synthwave hits for other artists. As it was expected, this track is another fantastically catchy Retrowave/Synthpop single, about falling in love in these pandemic times, dealing with a long distance relationship and the uncertainty of it all.
Like a true storyteller (and in a typical LAU style), her lyrics come straight from the heart and are as biographical as they can be.
For ‘Undecided’, she has teamed up once again with American Producer Brian Skeel, with whom she’s worked on her debut album ‘Believer’ and the result is as powerful and infectious as they have us accustomed.