Synths of Techno: Tomcraft – Calabrone/ Cyclic Tendencies – Victorious (Barchi Remix)

This single is inspired to the Italian name of a wasp famous for its aggressivenes when defending its hive, and just like this insect, it has a groove stinging hard, with an incredible progressive melody in the recognizable style of Tomcraft.

Featured here before with You Don’t Know, German techno producer Tomcraft is back to Synths of Techno spotify playlist with a new track, Calabrone. Published by Baroque Records in 27th July, this is heavy high quality techno, original material. Another special remark for today is the remix of Cyclic Tendencies, produced by Victorious and remixed by Barchi, released today by Capiroto Records as a single, together with a new Remastered version.


Calabrone and Cylic Tendencies are Synths of Techno newest features.

Cyclic Tendencies, art by Olga Sergeeva

Experimental: Aesaire – Good Intentions

An instrumental tale of unintended consequences. Things don’t always go the way you want them to.

A complex blend of synthetic and metallic sounds against an analog synth atmosphere. The fast break beat is contrasted against the contemplative ambient melodies and rhythmic pulses.

Good Intentions from Aesaire is a highly inventive track, it starts with orchestral strings, growing to be an aggressive electronic track, Prodigy style. The greatest remark about this track is certainly its variety of finely designed tunes and layers working harmonically at the same time, without secret, but beautifully. Described by Aesaire as: metallic and synthetic sounds, created using a variety of processes such as frequency modulation, feedback and sampling.

Art by El_ot.

Aesaire is a Malaysian electronic music producer that claims to hate many different songs that exist, including his own. Driven by his own hate towards every music, even those made by the most internationally recognised artists, he forces himself to experiment with as much genres as possible. According to him, “there’s no set formula, but some recurring themes include: distortion, ambient sounds, glitches, fluidity and rhythmic pulses”.

The track has been featured in Synths of Eden, Spotify playlist:

Disco: Ducks! – Top Horse

First time I heard Ducks! I was not sure what it was exactly, though Cut & Run is compelling, it was also a bit mysterious, a bit awkward. One thing is certain , It sounded authentic above everything. Top Horse came to me as something impressive, what they called surreal dance floor odyssey. It’s the type of track I dream to listen to. Several different layers converging with a perfect groove yet innovative in all the senses, without reinventing the wheel. It’s like going through a sound adventure.

Ducks! is a duo formed by Australian artists based in Berlin, a singer-songwriter Lani Bagley with producer Craig Schuftan. The song was written in Malta. The duo spent four weeks in Valletta making field recordings, experimenting with musique concrete techniques, hosting electronic music workshops and collaborating with the city’s creative community. It’s possible to purchase Top Horse by Bandcamp as much as Ducks! previous singles. This dance floor odyssey has been feature in our playlist Synths of Eden:

 

Deep House: Henri – Last Dance (feat. Imogen Rose)

Following her release by Anjunadeep, DJ, producer and songwriter HENRI is back with a new release by Monstertooth, Last Dance, featuring Imogen Rose in the vocals. Not the usual pop style of deep house such as Disclosure, but a more obscure one, deep, with moody piano arpeggios and bass lines full of saturation. Finely matched with Imogen Rose’s ethereal vocal.

Last dance has been feature in Synths of Eden Spotify playlist:

Dream Pop: FMFL – Functional Music for Lovers (Album)

Today we’re again talking about Brazilian-born producer Adam Matschulat and his debut album as FMFL. His first singles have been covered by this blog in March, such as Hear my Heart, when we also interviewed him about his plans for 2018, such as releasing an album as FMFL. The album got released a little later than expected and with less tracks than promised; yet, it is a special material that cannot go unnoticed by Synths of Eden. In fact, FMFL’s album comes out as something dark, impressive and delicate at the same time. A mixture of Adam’s feelings with a blend of trip-hop, summed by a Björk style of experimentation.

Adam lives in London where he writes, records and produces “Functional Music for Lovers” in his own home studio, released by RESTERECORDS. Clearly the album has been written in a hard period for Adam and you can tell it by the melancholy that takes over throughout the tracks. Of course, it is not only about melancholy and suffering, even though most of the tracks take this route, it is clear the different shades, some more hopeful, others more neutral.

FMFL explores simple melodies and bright synth lines that bring back Adam’s childhood with a sense of nostalgia tinged melancholy. The track “I Don’t Know What to Do” is a good example of an introspective melancholic state that is counterbalanced by “Lost Love Songs” a much more uplifting track.

The album itself is filled with synthetic textures, calm, delicate and worm vocal lines that provide us with peace, drive by compelling drum patterns. Somehow, it makes us feel as if we’re in a deep slumber, numb to the reality, especially in the track “Up to the Sky” the wheezing sounds makes you wake up briefly, so you know you are still breathing.

The album closes with “Hear my Heart”, the song that we talked about back in March. Which talks about the connection between listeners and music. Plus, how it is translated to the connection between people. All of it in a bright-melancholic way.

By collaborators Wallace & Igor

Lost Love Songs has been featured in our playlist Synths of Eden:

New Playlist: Psychedelic Waves of Eden

Starting with 50 tracks, the idea is to grow this number, for now we are aiming to 70.

A playlist full of trippy rock tracks. Psychedelic Waves of Eden wants to provide you with the best selection of modern psychedelic rock, shoegaze and stoner rock curated by the music blog Synths of Eden.

Art by Olga Sergeeva

New Electronic: Drinker – Fragment II

How fleeting and elusive to feel fulfilled in such a strange world. When you search for it in another person and look at what you find, it never feels like what you expected, so you search for something new. You look inside, you think you find it, but when you come back out, it just fades into the noise around you.

Listening to Drinker, the first think that comes in my mind thinking about all the material covered by the blog is British producer Yuki Ame. Though Drinker is an project created in USA, its style reminds British post-bubstep or UK Bass, such as Mount Kimbie, also featured here before with their 2010 album Crooks and Lovers.

Drinker is a project of singer/songwriter Aaron Mendelsohn and producer/composer Ariel Loh. Fragment II is the second single from their upcoming debut LP “Fragments”.

Fragments II has been featured in Synths of Eden:

 

New Psych-Folk: Grace Gillespie – Lady Make Believe // England

“It’s often misunderstood as a love song or breakup song, but I see it as more of a dialogue with myself, trying to keep everything together and find time for my own music. ”

Released this Friday in all streaming platforms Lady Make Believe // England is a single from Grace Gillespie, that mixes her pretty voice with a trippy psychedelic folk style. The first thing that came to my mind listening her was the 2011 album of the year according to Mercury Prize, Let England Shake by PJ Harvey, that follows this style of folk still being highly influenced by rock. The first track, Lady Make Believe,  is the best example of that, while the second track England is purely folk, Bob Dylan style, which is similar to her first single Restoration.

“I wrote ‘England’ in the fall out after Brexit, once I had got my thoughts in order. I feel like that track had been coming for a long time however, a kind of growing sense of disappointment in the decisions the country was making politically, but also my own personal feeling of disillusionment about what it meant to be British.”

Grace Gillespie is an artist based in London, originally from southern England Devon. She spent her 2017 touring with a band called Pixx. Her first release Restoration was well acclaimed by critics, being featured in several different playlists and radios. Her newest Lady Make Believe is being featured in our Synths of Eden playlist: