Psychedelic Rock: Lukka – Black Hole Fusion

Lukka is a driven, passionate and charismatic artist with a unique approach to her blend of song-writing. Her music blurs the lines between great 60s melodies and energetic 70s hard rock, in a modern and edgy way.

Black Hole Fusion, by Lukka from New York City, sounds like a late 70s studio production. First track that comes to my mind is Barracuda from the band Heart. Many influences from old school psychedelic rock as much as 70s bands, such as Led Zeppelin. Great music. This is her latest single. She has been releasing music since 2012.

Falling through a deep black hole
Gave up to comprehend
I’ve been searching for so long
Newborn to understand that
I am
I am
I am

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Synths of Techno: Izakaya Deployment – Kurabu

Today’s techno comes from Peru, Izakaya Deployment, with his EP Trust, released by No Signal Records. If you like techno that has synthesizers with personality, Kurabi is a track for you. Minimalistic, with synths sounding repetitively, having the same sustained notes being played for a long time, while it remains pleasant for the ears until the very end. In total we have 6 minutes of hypnotic techno, suitable for the dance floor, on the beginning of a DJ Set maybe, to warm up the crowd for more aggressive material to come.

Trip-Hop: The Desert – Gone

Gone’ is about losing something or someone abruptly and how that can make you go a bit crazy. Gina’s voice is quite hoarse in the recording, which helps convey the desperation& frustration. There’s also a kind of excitement in that ‘fuck it’ feeling. The track is overall more positive than negative with each chorus ending ‘but I’ll find somewhere to put it’

Gone by The Desert, from Bristol, sounds like traditional trip-hop tracks from the 90s made by fresh artists. That dark feeling, suitable for the night time or grey rainy day. Gone will be part of their latest unreleased EP by Funnel Music. The lyrics are visceral, it makes totally sense if you’re someone who just lost a dear one.

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Psychedelic Rock: Heartthrob Chassis – Sister

“Sister” is the epic, back-breaking album anchor Arrhythmia from Heartthrob Chassis, the Detroit-based glam garage rock band headed by Margaret Doll Rod, former songwriter and member of the stage-smashing Demolition Doll Rods. It’s a droning, buzzing, noisy dirge of a song, with layers of guitars and a psychedelic freakout that begins to spiral out into a kind of hallucinogenic chaos.

First thing that comes to my mind when I listen Sister, by Heartthrob Chassis is Sonic Youth mixed with stoner and psychedelic rock. Noisy distorted guitars with stoner vocals, full of a post-punk mood, that sometimes sound like Velvet Underground.  The album Arrhythmia has been released by Milan Records and it’s the band’s first album.

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Synths of Techno: Mafia B – Momentum

Impressive techno, I wish I could see how it would perform in the dance floor for a big crowd, I bet they would go insane. This is Momentum by Mafia B, from New York City, USA. Amazing bass in the drop, the work with sinthesizers, drums and vocals stand out. Keeping the usual tradition of that dark traditional techno.

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Synthwave in Eden: Mellow Fields – Wage of Destruction

Featured by Synths of Eden in April, producer from Canada, Mallow Fields is back with Wage of Destruction. Another epic synthwave track, that starts with a minimalistic set of long notes in the intro,  that are later followed by  synthesized waves combined with an unique rhythmic pattern that is similar to a 3x3x2, but a bit faster in the last beat? It has been released 18th of June, mixed and mastered by Tonebox. With illustration by Derek Rudy. It’s the first single of his EP Mellow Fields. Available in Bandcamp.

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Electronic: O Future – Stay / Smell You

“I have a very intimate relationship with time. Im preoccupied with avoiding it. If I opened my eyes to the reality of it, or dealt with it like a normal person I think my heart would break.  Time is terrible. That is why i can’t stop going near it.” – Katherine Mills

O Future is  a duo from Los Angeles, composed by Katherine Mills and Jens, that gives us a wide combination of multicoloured instrumentals with a voice that will make you travel in Stay when it grows from a quite ‘stay’ to a ‘loud and high’ one. While the same happens with the drums and voice, as if it expands in the perception to then get back to the normal picture.

While for Smell You we have a more disco track, but with the same atmospheric perception, that is filled with Katherine’s voice in a soft way, 007 soundtrack style, in the intro. According to her, Smell You is about flirting: “Deep heavy breathed flirting, to the point of almost crossing the line into not harmless into the realm of actually doing the thing your body says you are aiming at. That moment is the sexiest moment, the unsaid attraction between two people, the hidden secret thing between two people, all the animal non language turn on. Sometimes and, I would say most times in my life, those moments are the most delicious“.

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Electronica: Big Voyage – Jellyfish Bloom (Pt. 3)

Inspiration came from a truly modern phenomenon: as a result of climate change, the worldwide jellyfish population is exploding as other marine life declines rapidly. To capture this unsettling occurrence, Elias took cues from pioneer of 20th century minimalism Steve Reich to map pulsing overlapping patterns of melody to complex time-signatures in order to evoke an ever-growing inhuman mass. The three parts of the suite suggest the beginning, middle and end of what he suggests is “a cataclysm that is too often only ever thought of as perpetually ‘approaching’. Part 1 foreshadows the upheaval of Part 2, Part 3 represents the rise of an eerie new ecology that may well be very favorable to jellyfish and algae but may not have room for us.”

Jellyfish Bloom Suite is a conceptual single by Elias Ravin, known as his artist name Big Voyage, from Brooklyn, United States. It starts as a hypnotic arpeggio, that gives you the feeling of being floating inside the ocean.  Followed by tribal drums. The second part is a big reference to heavy metal as a style, combined with electronic music. That ends in its most trippy part the third, that has been embedded above. It resembles the first part, but more energetic and less jazzy.

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Synthwave in Eden: Lights A.M – Lightworker

This is Light A.M’s first released single. Lightworker mixes traditional darkwave with ambient music, it has that atmospheric and bright feeling of ambient music together with that 80s synths typical of dark wave, especially in the second half of the track, when it grows, incorporating more energetic drums.

Lights A.M is Erlend Eilertsen from Oslo, Norway. His track is also available for purchase via Bandcamp.

Techno: nej!las – Program Restart

Melodic House and Techno. The tracks combine dark techno with evolving progressive melodies; capable of transcending genre boundaries and creating something wholly new and unique.

Today’s techno feature is Program Restart by Canadian producer and DJ nej!las, from Toronto now based in Detroit. This track is part of her new homonymous 4 tracks EP, released by Teknofonic Recordings.

nej!las paves her own genre in music, combining dark techno with evolving progressive melodies; capable of transcending genre boundaries and creating something wholly new and unique. Listeners find themselves engrossed and encapsulated by the multiple levels of her work, with crisp and passionate production the center piece. Her breathtaking compositions immerses and engages the listener in her sound-track-like world. nej!las’ quick rise to fame is not one that’ll end shortly.

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