Coming out of Spain in a haze of neon lights, electro synth pulses and eighties rock brilliance is Maxthor, a three piece with a unique and original retro futuristic sound. Forging a broad spectrum of influences, Maxthor take irresistible echoes of eighties giants like Phil Collins, Billy Idol and Survivor and filter them through their own lens of synth driven futurist-nostalgia.
New 24 track compilation 'So Gay. So Dramatic.' June 18th - every non-album track to date!
Message from Bright Light Bright Light:
Lots of fans have been asking about getting some of the singles on physical formats, and while I can't do that as it's just so expensive / bad for environment, I thought of something fun I COULD do to give these songs the life they deserve
June 18th I'm releasing'So Gay. So Dramatic.'where all the non-album tracks (not the covers) are divided intoPART 1 (So Gay)andPART 2 (So Dramatic).
For the vinyl, Disc 1 (So Gay) is neon magenta, and Disc 2 (So Dramatic) is neon yellow.
Past Times is the brand new album by Barcelona based duo Oblique, which drew inspiration from 80’s films like “Secret Admirer” or “Electric Dreams” whilst also reminding us that we must be aware of the present moment in a fully conscious way to not miss a thing. Displaying a huge arsenal of analog synths and drum machines, together with Sonja’s vocals and long hours watching 80s films, the band feeds on nostalgia and spreads out the joy of a decade that was a cultural milestone of an entire generation.
The album consists of two parts. In the first one, tracks like Luminous Emptiness, The Boombox and Written in Stone take us back to the sounds of the 80s, full of lights and end of term balls. In the second one, Black Heart, Telekinesis or The Wheel of Fortune Card take us into the world of cult movie “Labyrinth”, which transports us towards a more introspective vision while addressing the listener to discover the inner self. The 10 tracks on the album will portray Oblique’s core idea and feeling behind the album: to go back in time to remember that first kiss, that first dance or the awakening of a first love. Past Times will make you see far beyond while you dance and dream.
Release date: May 18, 2021
Written by: J.R. Gonzalez Fernandez S. Huerta Comes L. Fares
Before the pandemic hit, Luke Steel of Empire Of The Sun started working with producer Jarrad Rogers. They began creating, exploring different vocal processing mashed with pop writing and production, as the summer in California took off. It all ended up here. H3000 is a concept about what the issues of the heart and the heavens would be in the Year 3000. In this world Luke Steel lives as an avatar, Luke 18, along with Jarrad as MSTR Rogers.