So. Watermelon Banzai eh? Lets take a moment to recognise that this blog is a fledgling venture, not that you'd realise upon reading it. If you haven't heard of it yet, don't beat yourself up. But DO check it out. The synthwave community is blessed with a few of these gems in the rough. A blogger/reviewer who is genuinely passionate about the music and articulate enough to express it. Click the image below to link to the blog and remember to support by following on twitter and Facebook too!
(Writers note: I like that I am almost reviewing a reviewer, it's like the hunter becomes the hunted!)
Anyway, enough of this gooey shi.... show of emotion..... Here's what he said about Emergence.
So Emergence is out in the world! I'm really proud of this record and I've had a lot of great feedback early on.
The EP is available on a limited run of cassettes and digital download from Timeslave Recordings.
Go grab a copy. There's also a free download of "Orion Pax" here: GET ORION PAX FREE . Just to wet your whistles.....
In order to promote the release of my new EP 'Emergence' I'm giving away this track for absolutely nothing!
GET ORION PAX FOR FREE HERE!
Hope you enjoy!
Here's the video for "Failsafe". Track 2 on the EP. Enjoy!
Here's the first video from Emergence. It's track #3 on the EP. Features scorching lead guitar from Dan Hubble. Enjoy!
So deliberations on how to play the release of this EP have been ongoing for a while. I've been back and forth with Timeslave over number of tracks and format and we're finally settled on something we're all happy with. With April 10th as a release date it's time to hustle to get everything together. Art work looks great but we're just formatting it for cassette sleeves. Mastering is being handled, as I type, by the excellent Jon Thomson AKA Ethereal Delusions AKA Delusional Mastering. There are a few other loose ends to tie up but we're on course.
Two of the six tracks are ones that didn't quite fit into the "Light Our Darkest Hour" EP, so have surfaced here instead. Orion Pax (my personal favourite) is one of the first synth wave tracks I ever wrote but had a facelift recently and now features some epic guitar work by the devilishly quick fingered Dan Hubble. The other three tracks are newly written and a bit different from what I've produced before. I think that they all coalesce nicely into this EP.
I will be putting together a teaser in the next few days. I'm very excited for everyone to hear it.
Keep your ears peeled!
I'm proud to announce that I'm teaming up with the good people of Timeslave Recordings to bring you my next EP "Emergence". It is a 6 track double A side record which will release on the 10th April 2017. A limited run of cassettes will be available alongside digital sales. Stay tuned for more details and teasers.
Really chuffed to be involved in this little endeavour!
The lineup for TimeSlave Recordings' debut album is now confirmed and features big names from the scene, including: Timecop1983, Droid Bishop, Futurecop!, Vampire Step-Dad, LAMF and Arcade Summer. (AND PRIMORPH!)
All proceeds from the album will go to the Down's Syndrome Association UK
Proud to share the release of my new single "Surrogate" with the world. Featuring glorious, technicolour cover by Dai Owen!
The track is a stomper as I felt I needed one after the introspective nature of "Light Our Darkest Hour".
Check out the review by James Mitchell
It's free to download click on the image below to link to download. Enjoy!