New Retro-Synth Pop from The Truth Sounds Different

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The Truth Sounds Different – Elastic (featuring David Vaughan)

I am a child of the eighties. That decade was the one in which I did my schooling, in which I discovered girls and (most importantly) the one in which I fell in love with music. The sounds of that time hold a special place in my heart – taking me back to a period in my life in which the future was open – when anything seemed possible.

 

So, it is a no-brainer that when I hear music that harkens back to that time, I am going to have a soft spot for it. This is true of “Elastic (featuring David Vaughan)” by The Truth Sounds Different. The side-project of the producer behind Analogue Electronic Whatever, The Truth Sounds Different makes a fragile kind of synthpop, characterized by rippling synth sounds that slowly build over the length of the tracks. Over the top of these sounds comes the voice of Vaughan – a voice that immediately had me thinking of Jim Kerr of Simple Minds and “Mad World” era Tears For Fears. Taken together, this makes for an excellent slower track that wouldn’t have been out of place on a mid-80s mix tape.

 

Due for release on 28th August through Pink Dolphin Music, the single includes an extended version as well as an instrumental and radio edit. This is definitely going to appeal to fans of retro-synth sounds and I recommend checking it out.

 

Simon Says 4 out of 5 Stars

4 Star Rating

 

 

 

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New Retro-Synth Pop from The Truth Sounds Different

OUT 28TH AUGUST

All Atomic Compelling Cinematic Electronic EP – Sirens Of The Suns

EP Sirens Of The Suns

All Atomic Compelling Cinematic Electronic EP – Sirens Of The Suns

All Atomic – Sirens of the Sun (EP)

I am not usually prone to making sweeping generalisations, but I think it is fair to say that the best music is made by those artists most keenly aware of its historical development and their place within it. This is true of all genres, including electronic music. That is why I found the new Sirens of the Sun EP from English producer, All Atomic, so compelling.

It is obvious listening to the four tracks on offer here that All Atomic is steeped in electronic music history. He combines the driving bass arpeggios first introduced to the disco scene by Giorgio Moroder with the synth sounds and phrasing of early Jean-Michel Jarre, along with an eighties synthpop sensibility and the driving beats of more recent years to inform his own sound. What is most impressive is that, whilst these elements are recognised, the end result is a sound that is more than the sum of its parts – a sound that is distinctive and fresh.

Holding all four tracks together on this EP is an underlying tension that All Atomic achieves through the use of repeated, looped arpeggio lines and cinematic flourishes. This is most evident in the first two tracks, Coda and Sequence. The last two tracks, Sirens of the Sun and A Dove 4 Love, add fat, eighties bass sounds that serve to cut through the tension to some extent. Nevertheless, their addition never serves to undercut the dark overall tone of the EP. I particularly liked the rock drum samples on the opening track and the sweeping synth sounds at the start of the title track and my favorite track overall was Sequence.

All Atomic is to be commended for constructing such a thematically consistent EP. He should also be congratulated on his obvious understanding of how the genre has developed historically. His grasp of this has served him very well indeed here.

All Atomic Compelling Cinematic Electronic EP – Sirens Of The Suns

Simon says 4.5 out of 5 stars.

4.5 Star Rating

 

 

 

OUT 24TH JULY

 

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All Atomic Compelling Cinematic Electronic EP – Sirens Of The Suns

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All Atomic Compelling Cinematic Electronic EP – Sirens Of The Suns

Ender Bender Brings Synth-Pop Debut Single Star Killer To Life


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Indie Pop Artist Zoe Sky Jordan Releases New Music

Ender Bender , a newcomer in the indie pop world, presents his debut single ‘Star Killer’. This is the first single from his forthcoming ‘EQ’ EP, to be released in spring 2020. This song explores the ups and downs, the angels and the demons of life in Los Angeles.


Ender Bender is the solo project of Eddie Olguin, a multi-instrumentalist producer, guided by a unique mission of making perfect modern pop rock. Creating music and spreading bliss in the face of the realization that nothing in life is perfect, the pursuit of this perfect sound is what fuels the Ender Bender fire.


“She raised me and made me who I was, both mother and lover, an open highway to my fantasies and, eventually, the butler of my demons.  This song is but a humble, yet bittersweet, ode to LA.,” says Eddie Olguin.


“Despite the fact that I’ve lived a life worthy of a Bret Easton Ellis novel, these songs are inspired by real life experiences, which I believe are relatable. However, I consciously try to project positive energy, through every song, even if they’re based on a painful or dark experience.”


An artist and a small business owner in Los Angeles, Olguin had the Ender Bender ‘vision”, one night in a hospital in Glendale, California while literally facing the prospects of his own death. He decided that he had to cut ties with the artistic quagmire that is Los Angeles and all of its demons. Soon after, the Universe, in all her giving glory, opened the doors for Eddie to relocate to Rome, Italy in the name of love, sanity and, in this case, music.


Not looking for a scene, but simply in need of a certain energy and feeling, Rome proved to be the perfect place for Eddie to create this music, bringing the Ender Bender project to fruition. “Listen. Fall in love. Sing along. Reminisce. Think of the future. Live in the now. All at once,” says Olguin.


Inspired by music from multiple genres, including light-hearted indie pop, Ender Bender combines new wave and synthpop elements of decades past with forward thinking indie pop and electro. Here the past meets the future in an addictive sonic stimulant designed in a audio lab somewhere.


“Ender Bender is an attempt at creating modern pop rock so I was influenced from older artists such as INXS and Phil Collins to newer artists, whom I believe are pursuing a similar vision, such as Phoenix, Alex Cameron, Cage the Elephant, Sam Fender, Fat White Family, etc…”


Star Killer’ is now available everywhere digitally across online stores and streaming platforms. The full EP, ripe with five tracks, is scheduled for release on Friday, April 24.

Ender Bender Brings Synth-Pop Debut Single Star Killer To Life

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Riotron Debuts New Synth-Pop Single “There For You” Inspired By 80’s Greats


Riotron a.k.a Electro indie-pop artist Jeff Fettes has released a new single titled “There For You” off his forthcoming debut EP ‘Dark Highway,’ due out later this year.

“There For You” is the follow up to his debut release “I’m Sorry” which in just three months has collectively garnered hundreds of thousands of streams, with its subsequent lyric video racking up more than a million views since early December.

There For You is about how thinking of the people we love can bring them to us any time we need them. It doesn’t have to be spiritual or metaphysical it’s just the power of our memories,” says Fettes. “When you can’t be with them physically, they can still be there for you across time and space. It sounds cosmic but it’s really kind of simple and comforting.”

Sonically, the music of ‘There For You’ draws on modern synth-pop and electronica sounds, mixed with 80s-influenced new wave guitar. Even the name Riotron is derived from the hit song “Rio” by Duran Duran and the fantasy sci-fi film, ‘Tron’, all iconic to the eighties era which seems to be a big inspiration for Riotron’s music and imagery.

Inspired by pop artists like Phil Collins and Madonna, Fettes started writing his own music as a teenager. While attending university, he learned recording while working at a local studio, writing and producing songs for other artists. At one point, he had jobs as a cartoonist, programmer, musician, and writer but it was his hobby as an inventor that eventually drew him into a career, a number of his concepts growing into companies.

The success he found there left little time for performing or songwriting until recently. When politics created a sharp emotional divide among his friends and family, Fettes found it hard to talk about until one day he found himself sitting at a keyboard writing “I’m Sorry” about the conflict. The songs kept coming and shortly after he formed Riotron as the outlet for his new music.

Evoking styles like dance-rock, electronic synth-pop, and even jazz, Riotron’s upcoming 2020 LP, Dark Highway, is reminiscent of an 80’s movie soundtrack, with a collection of highly personal anthems. Thematically, it’s about how our darkest moments eventually lead to hope. Riotron’s Dark Highway sends its listener on a metaphorical drive through hell that eventually leads to love, acceptance, and self-forgiveness.

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