Music Video: Yuki Ame – Mykonos (Arp.Edit)

Yuki Ame,’s album Anamnesis  released by UK label Panel Records is one of the greatest materials covered here in Synths of Eden, you can read our review about it in the link above. Now, the track Mykonos comes out as a music video plus being an ARP.Edit. The video was created in collaboration with video artist Georgina Brinkman (ZOOX Collective, London).

Pre-Release: Little Sain✚ – Y0UR G0D

“You are to sound the trumpets over your burnt offerings and your fellowship sacrifices and on your joyous occasions, your appointed festivals, and the beginning of each of your months. They will serve as a reminder for you before your God: I am the LORD your God.”

For a blog called Synths of Eden, the use of religious references for satirical purposes isn’t anything new. Little Saint, producer from UK, will officially release Y0UR G0D on digital streaming platforms this 31th May by Halogram Records. This is a 10 minutes track with use of audio samples, rhythms and synthesizers, in a dark atmosphere, old school dubstep style, a bit like Skream! (2006).

Artwork was made by English Artist Dr. Fuckjoy. The track will be released in Little saint’s album 1010. There are 10 different alternate versions for this track, which will be all released.

Follow Little Saint in Twitter for more info @littlesaintfeed

Meanwhile, you can stay with Your God’s official video:

New Synth Music: Radikal Rat – Get Horizontal

Already featured in our Synthwave Spotify Playlist before, with a track called Shinobi, that initially annoyed me, as I’m a big fan of the original Shinobi soundtrack from Yuzo Koshiro. But after listening to it quite a few times I released it was not a just another synthwave track, but it had a special brilliancy in itself, with those Japanese strings amidst organic synthesizers in the best style.

Now Radikal Rat from Stockholm, Sweden, come back with a new track: Get Horizontal. Represented by an interesting art cover as well. That plays with geometry, colours and the reflective humanoids from different sex walking on opposite stairs, an impressive and sensitive piece, as much as the track itself. This track is sensitive enough that brings me back to mind some tracks of Pomegranates by Nicolas Jaar.  This shows how much Radikal Rat has been growing as a music producer, getting into a more lo-fi and complex style of music, with a deeper touch, while remaining with that characteristic 80s style.

According to them: “The track is inspired by 80s fusion artists such as Yellow Jackets”. And “Radikal Rat will put out new music every month of 2018 together with visuals in different formats”. So let’s keep an eye out for Radikal Rat. To celebrate this new release the Spotify Playlist Synthwave in Eden has been updated with Get Horizontal in the top today:

 

 

Hip-Hop: Bluestaeb – Left & Right

If you start to feel a vibe like Stranger Things meets funk… You are probably listening to Left & Right the new Bluestaeb’s instrumental single from the album called Everything is Always a Process. Bluestaeb lives and works in Berlin and Paris and he’s in his third solo album with the collaboration of artists such as Noah Slee, Harleighblu, and Melodiesinfonie. If you have been to Splash! or Melt festival, you have probably heard of him.

When it comes to the new generation of Hip-Hop beatmakers in Europe, you can certainly count on Bluestaeb for your playlist. He flees from the conventional, putting together the best of the old school aesthetics, a pinch of the new school and a very organic instrumentation.

“This song is a result of moving from Berlin to Paris. I was in a new environment, felt more free, and had to switch it up from all those 91bpm Hip-Hop beats.” – He said about the making of this song. – “I remember him [pianist and producer Jonathan Aréna] just playing around with the bass line for several minutes, when all of the sudden he came up with that loop you can hear in the final song.”

Speaking of playlists you can easily find a lot of Bluestaeb’s work on SoundCloud, YouTube, Spotify, so you won’t miss a beat!

Also, if you are looking for more of songs like Left & Right, you should just follow our playlist Chilling in Eden and have a blast!

Post-Rock/Trip-Hop: JUNODEF – Gold (Alternative Version)

“as women we know the importance of recognising each other’s work. In the music industry you actively have to search for women to cooperate with, or you are most likely to end up with a cis-male dominated team. That is why this project was run entirely by women. The music, script, and screenplay were written by women, and it was directed by, shot and edited by women.”

With this quotation I present you Gold by Swedish band Junodef.

Junodef from Lund, Sweden, makes an unique blend of post-rock, trip-hop, highly influenced by artists such as Chelsea Wolfe, Warpaint and PJ Harvey. They started in the Swedish underground scene and then relocated to London. The fact that they moved to London also impacted their sound, making them experiment even further with electronic music, such as trip-hop.

Their debut album Oceans came out in 2017, since then they’ve been busy with a big range of projects for 2018. Their track ‘Gold’ came out in Sweden with a thrilling music video, Romain Gavras style of violence, but a bit more mellow.

You can stream Junodef by Spotify:

 

Music Video: GIUDI – Into The Woods

GIUDI, artist from Czech Republic released this video for Into The Woods in 2017 with her EP ‘Reborn to Be‘. Available for streaming in Spotify here. This electro-pop with drops of epic darkness inside the woods.

Station to Station (1976) – Tribute to David Bowie

Once there were mountains on mountains
And once there were sunbirds to soar with
And once I could never be down
Got to keep searching and searching
Oh, what will I be believing and who will connect me with love?
Wonderful, wonder who, wonder when
Have you sought fortune, evasive and shy?
Drink to the men who protect you and I
Drink, drink, drain your glass, raise your glass high

Station to Station, David Bowie. Released on 23rd January, 1976.
Read full lyrics here.

Last year David Bowie left us. The man who one day came to earth is no longer in this planet. Nevertheless, if he was still here with us, it would be his 71 years old birthday. This blog cannot let this date pass without any honourable mention to this singular personality of 20th century music. Therefore, we are publishing here this track that is considered one of the best works ever made by him.

Station to Station is a transitional album, from the Young Americans phase to his Berlin trilogy, where he shifted from USA funky to his electronic phase influenced by Brian Eno.  Also, that’s the phase when he was abusing cocaine in Los Angeles and adopting the controversial persona of the Thin White Duck, associated with his character on the film released in 1976, The Man Who Fell to Earth.

It is possible to identify a certain kind of influence from krautrock and germand bands such as Neu! Station to Station is also the album from Golden Years, another one of Bowie’s greatest success. The album was recorded on Cherokee Studios, in Los Angeles, by the end of 1975, in a couple of months. Produced by Bowie himself, that went in a tour in the begging of 1976 to promote the new release after that.

Bowie has gone, but his legacy remains with us.