Timothy Fife : Hoichi The Earless

There are few musicians working today that are as consistently great as east coast musician/composer Timothy Fife. I discovered him thru his synth duo Victims, and their wonderful Form Hell 10 inch release from 2016. Fife followed that up in 2017 with his Death Waltz/Mondo solo debut Black Carbon(Form Hell was also a Death Waltz release.) […]

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ALONE 1980 : Sleepwalker

There’s this overwhelming sense of nostalgia that comes over me as I listen to ALONE 1980s new album Sleepwalker. The album lingers in the same space as bands like Pentagram Home Video and Videodrones, meaning there’s lots of analog dread, 70s horror, and Gothic undertones throughout the album’s 12 tracks. But underneath the woozy VHS […]

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Jake Schrock : Tropical Depression

Jake Schrock makes music that feels breezy and calm, but always with a sense of unease just under the surface. Vintage synths and drum machines click, hiss, and breathe like ancient devices discussing the world’s end in a language we can’t understand. Yet, those mechanical tomes pull us in and allow us to get lost […]

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Synthesizer Music : Jake Schrock Talks ‘Tropical Depression’ And Writing For The Instrument

Musician Jake Schrock creates music in the world of synthesizers, and he’s a classicist in that regards. Meaning, he works in the realm of analog and vintage gear, building his musical worlds from circuits, tubes, and all the warmth that came with classic synth records from the 70s. There’s a depth in his work that […]

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“Cold, Desolate, Neglected” : An Interview With Vi Res’ Michael Figucio

Australian-based musician and composer Michael Figucio works under the name Vi Res(short for Video Resolution.) Vi Res’ world is a mixture of cold synths, robotic rhythms, and slow-churning ambient soundscapes that feel like the score to some early 80s sci fi flick. There seems to be equal amounts of dread and tempered beauty with albums […]

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