Steve Greene To Release ‘Distant Transmissions – Kona, Hawaii’ On March 15; Listen to “Through The Gateway”

Good news Steve Greene fans, new music is on the way. A year ago Greene released his excellent solo debut titled Electronic Dreams for a Holographic Existence, which was a heavy synth fan’s dream. Filled with sci-fi brooding and dense, analog goodness, that record made many top ten lists this past December. While Steve Greene […]

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Outsider Vibes: Alan Sinclair Talks Repeated Viewing, Video Nasties, and The Beach House

Alan Sinclair has been making synth-based sonic dread since 2009 under the name Repeated Viewing. The UK-based musician/composer creates moody records that look and feel like some lost soundtrack to a grimy, woozy exploitation flick your mom would never let you rent. Movies like Ms. 45, Nightmare, The Beyond, and Death Wish 2 would pair quite […]

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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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