Category Archives: synth-pop

Physical Business – Stonerpop (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s very easy to listen to electro-pop and try to draw a thread back to earlier post-punk pioneers. But choosing to wield synths as your musical weapons of choice doesn’t make you Depeche Mode, in the same way that painting … Continue reading

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Strange Stubborn Proud –  ELYXR (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Electro-pop never goes out of fashion because pop, by its very nature never goes out of fashion. Some things never age, an addictive vibe and infectious groove a solid beat, if you have that, you can’t go far wrong. And … Continue reading

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Dark Dark Horse premier And Then We Had Nothing At All

Today, Dark Dark Horse have premiered their beautiful new video for ‘And Then We Had Nothing At All’ at Clash, where it was described as “Every bit as beautiful as the track itself, it’s an absorbing, cinematic listen“. On the … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCL : Reflection –  Daniel Angelus (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The story detailing the relationship between a man and a woman light years apart is a beguiling concept which requires equally beguiling music. Daniel Angelus second album Wired For Heartbreak is the sound track to that story, and Reflection is … Continue reading

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Flames, Doorways, Grass and Time –  Grasslands (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Mercurial, that’s the word! Well, that’s one word at least. It seems that many words and descriptions come and go through the listeners, and indeed the reviewers, mind as Grasslands’ music slips through the brain. The same thing happens if … Continue reading

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A Tribute To The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds – YYY (reviewed by Thomas Haynes)

Step into a swirling, warping re-imagining of The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds constructed with analog synths, glitchy vocal effects, trip hop beats, and kitten samples… plentiful kitten samples. _____________________________________________________________ I was a tad apprehensive about listening to a full LP … Continue reading

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Who Are We Anymore – Siblings of Us (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Who indeed. Perhaps the sort of people who wilfully mix warped Bee Gees doing hard-disco with Vangelis-esque cinematic electronica? Maybe they are those sort of people who love the synth-pop of the post-punk period and wish to see it given … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXV: My Metallic Dream – Cyborg Asylum

If Science Fiction in print and on the screen has been the perfect vehicle for discussing and exploring ideas of where society is headed and what the future might look like, it was the Blitz Kids and the New Romantics … Continue reading

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Rainbow Heart – The Bleeding Obvious (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Amidst the gradual rise in the public awareness of issues surrounding gender, gay rights and equality in general, The Bleeding Obvious album comes at the perfect time. Whilst most of the issues it deals with generally pervade into the public’s … Continue reading

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The Nothing – The Last Dinosaur (reviewed by Thomas Haynes)

This album was a mystery to me when I picked it up. There weren’t any identifying features to who created this album, no band name and no title (which might be different in the general release, I guess). The front … Continue reading

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