ARTIST NAME: Primorph
STYLES: Electronic / Darksynth / Synthwave
ALBUM TITLE : "Primorph"
ALBUM RELEASE DATE: 30th April 2018
LEAD SINGLE RELEASE DATE: 26th March 2018
LABEL INFO: Independent
ALBUM STREAMING LINK: https://soundcloud.com/primorph/sets/primorph-by-primorph/s-rDVsh
"On The Ropes" MUSIC VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-q4kgtfQ8Q
Primorph is the Darksynth project of Welsh producer Gareth Lumb.
Produced entirely “in the box” Primorph sequences strong electronic music sensibilities with organic & emotive melody driven writing. Although Gareth will forever be exploring and pushing the boundaries of his sound; detuned synths, strong rhythmic themes and the use of negative space all feature prominently. Combining this with his unique musical vocabulary, he welds together otherwise diffuse musical outputs into a unified style. This style tips its cap to some of Gareth’s biggest influences - early video game music , TV show theme songs, and film scores - basically the sounds he consumed throughout his youth in the late 80s and early 90s. Nostalgia undeniably rears its head on more than one occasion. Primorph's self titled debut album sees a move away from the brooding undertones of prior EPs and towards more driving rhythms and a fetish for melody.
SECURE DOWNLOAD LINKS
CD Quality WAV: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wbr8rjfy8ep9vmc/AAByOLuQ4lumrAyd2vu0dA4ea?dl=0
COVER ART: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ldmt4r5kzfb2um5/AADWpgkC8gWz9b_Nvsm-tXvra?dl=0
PLAIN TEXT VERSION OF PRESS KIT: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2a6td3ylhsewng8/Primorph%20-%20Plain%20Text%20Press%20Resource.odt?dl=0
1. On The Ropes
2. Ctrl H Panic
4. Will And Skill
5. Too Long Didn't Read
9. Death Adder
All tracks written & produced by Gareth Lumb.
Mastering by Gareth Lumb.
Additional Sound Design on "Valour" and "On The Ropes" by Kai Savory
Artwork & Graphics by David Owen of DrawnByDai.com
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
What the Press Said:
"Primorph have hit the right notes on this debut EP. Not only is it a compelling listen it also builds on itself, like a story unfolding. This lends to repeat listens and keeps you coming back to discover new things you might have missed."
-Echosynthetic.com reviewing "Light Our Darkest Hour"
"Big big sounds that again border on the euphoric... Just great inventive and far reaching electronica from the darkest recesses of Wales."
- Louder Than War reviewing "Light Our Darkest Hour"
"Primorph is showing us all he can stand toe to toe with the big boys of synthwave."
- Echosynthetic.com reviewing "Emergence".
"Merciless, showing off everything that Primorph has in his arsenal, as he proceeds to hit you with a relentless barrage of guitars, drums, keys and chiptune-esque beats. I felt like I was back in the arcade playing a spaceship shooting bullet hell, which is awesome!"
- WTRMLN Banzai reviewing "Emergence"
Primorph Full Biography:
Primorph was incepted in February of 2017 with debut EP "Light Our Darkest Hour" released to much critical acclaim. 2017 saw another EP released along with two remixes and several appearances on compilation albums leading to a growing public interest in the music. A brief stint with Timeslave recordings saw the release of the follow up EP "Emergence" complete with a physical run of cassettes. This partnership also saw Gareth achieve a lifelong dream of having his music pressed to vinyl for Timeslave's "Futuresounds Vol. 1" compilation where Primorph featured alongside a stellar cast of Synthwave artists. The debut album, originally scheduled for December 2017 was delayed until April of 2018 due to the decision to go independent as an artist and due to Gareth's creative differences with himself.
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