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rexxz
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:02 pm 
 

Check out this brand new interview with me up on Heavy Blog Is Heavy! A few cool topics discussed here if you're into what I do.
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FirebathDan
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:38 pm 
 

This thread covers a lot of ground-quite a bit of genre cornerstones as well as some deeper gems (VHS Glitch!). Here's two I dig that I haven't seen mentioned in this thread:

For heavier/darker stuff there's Master Boot Record. The gimmick is framed as metal played by a sentient computer. And it's not terribly far off-metal riffs and leads as interpreted through thickly distorted synths. The drum samples are reminiscent of old Godflesh, tome-wise. Plus, there is a bonus album out there called WAREZ that is a huge collection of old 8 and 16 bit video game themes done in the MBR style (this compilation is given away as a bonus when one buys any of the albums on Bandcamp).

For lighter/poppier stuff, Crockett is my go to. What's interesting is that the full lengths and EPs are thematically separate. The full lengths have this sleazy, 80s drug/crime underworld vibe while the EPs are more uplifting dreamwave. Really well done stuff.
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Zerberus
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:33 am 
 

If anyone is into tapes, I'm releasing a tape limited to 50 copies of Deathray Bam!'s newest album, Blackk Mirror. Really good synthwave/new wave/synth-pop from Brazil.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7PLCaRtlfo
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:31 am 
 

Not sure if this qualifies as pure synthwave, but it's bloody gorgeous none the less. Perfect composition, production and soundscapes woven into this almost ethereal urban feel. THYX is a project from one Stephen Poiss from Mind.In.A.Box, who already do some amazing dreampop, synthpop and whateverthehell, but this track is pure magic.

Gravity

So good.
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rexxz
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:25 am 
 

Some of y'all might dig this. Occult dark synth, doomy parts with more aggressive middle section. Cool vocal samples

Check it out.
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The Ardbeg Wizard
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:08 am 
 

rexxz wrote:
Some of y'all might dig this. Occult dark synth, doomy parts with more aggressive middle section. Cool vocal samples

Check it out.


Description sounds good. Hope the execution is too.
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theposega
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:31 pm 
 

new gost song is absolutely pummeling holy SHIT
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FirebathDan
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:36 pm 
 

theposega wrote:


This is, as the kids these days are saying, a banger.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:39 pm 
 

Who is familiar with Umberto?
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HellBlazer
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:54 pm 
 

New Carpenter Brut, yo.

https://carpenterbrut.bandcamp.com/album/leather-teeth

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theposega
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:36 pm 
 

totally caught me off guard. i knew they had a new one coming this year but goddamn. look forward to giving it a listen.

other new darksynth worth hearing: Lazerpunk's Death & Glory and Microchip Terror's Illegal Experiments
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Azmodes
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:32 pm 
 

Fuuuck, that new Lazerpunk is sick! Quite a nasty twist on the old stuff.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:56 am 
 

new occams laser fucking rules hard as shit

i'd also recommend electric dragon's latest. any fun/cheesiness from the debut has been siphoned out and all that remains is a feeling of occult malevolence. definitely a grower, but good god what an achievement.
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Troodon_metallicus
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:37 pm 
 

The aforementioned Microchip Terror blew my mind, so did Lazerpunk. They both get my vote.

To be perfectly honest, I'm sometimes shocked (in a positive way) by how much gold there is within this genre.

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theposega
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:31 pm 
 

listened to Shredder 1984's Dystopian Future a shit heap today. def recommended for carpenter brut fam
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Azmodes
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:06 am 
 

Just came across this today, Maniac Lover's Vaccine is a pretty cool and sharp piece of moody, cyberpunking darksynth.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:16 am 
 

theposega wrote:
listened to Shredder 1984's Dystopian Future a shit heap today. def recommended for carpenter brut fam


Holy shit this has to be the least appealing pair of sentences I've ever read.
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rexxz
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:08 am 
 

Shredder is cool though, met him in person before. He also lives in a castle and I am eternally jealous of that fact.
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Nahsil
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:25 am 
 

lol this Master Boot Record is complete balls to the wall maximalist awesomeness. Love it.
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FirebathDan
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:17 am 
 

Nahsil wrote:
lol this Master Boot Record is complete balls to the wall maximalist awesomeness. Love it.


I've liked what I've heard thus far (a preview track here or there; I am aware the full album is streaming, but I am waiting for my vinyl to arrive), but I am iffy on the idea of vocals on every song, especially the over the top stylings from OxxO XooX.

I like the titular OxxO XooX project as well as the other artists/projects in that circle/collective (Ricinn, Corpo-Mente, Igorr, etc.), and appreciate vocals over synth music on occasion, but a full album of such, especially to that degree? I am weary, but trying to keep an open mind.

I do know the digital version will include the full album instrumentally, so if the vocals do not resonate with me, I at least have that as a fallback (the LP will be the vocal version only).

The Gost album is completely out of control. At the very least, it's on par with Behemoth (time will tell if it's superior-need a few more listens of each) and it easily eclipses Non Paradisi.

Supposedly the Hollywood Burns record is phenomenal. Have't heard it just yet as my LP copy is due to ship with my Master Boot Record LP (ordered at the same time). Looking forward to checking that one out.
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Nahsil
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:24 pm 
 

I meant the Interrupt Request album without vocals, didn't know the new one was gonna have vocals. Yeah not sure about that.

That Gost didn't hit me as positively as Behemoth on my first listen (one of my favorite albums in this style), but I'll give it another shot.

edit: really impressed with Master Boot Record's songwriting. He does a great job composing these grand tracks in a neoclassical style that makes perfect use of motifs within the larger structure, and his songs are also usually really distinct. Standout for me in this style.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:59 pm 
 

FirebathDan wrote:
theposega wrote:


This is, as the kids these days are saying, a banger.

So I'm late to this, but I finally got around to checking out GosT's new album. This song was actually played at MDF when he was there last year. Afterwards, I listened to somebody's recording and heard that song's beat and got hooked on hit. I scoured his material trying to find out what song it was, but failed to find it. Turns out it was new material after all. :)
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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:10 pm 
 

I saw Gost live this week and im starting to think i prefer to listen to this music on my own instead of live. Not saying it wasnt fun but i think i like it less in a gig setting.

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theposega
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 8:09 pm 
 

high recommendation time: King Stephen

high energy, faster-than-most darksynth that's somewhere between the uncanny valley and dwtd
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Morrigan
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 4:04 pm 
 

theposega wrote:
high recommendation time: King Stephen

high energy, faster-than-most darksynth

Nice, that's my kind of synthwave. Thanks for the link.
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Troodon_metallicus
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 6:53 pm 
 

Another recent album worth a listen:

https://isidorbobinec.bandcamp.com/album/lord-of-synth

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theposega
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 10:55 pm 
 

yeah the 80s guy youtube channel posted that a few days ago. it's got some heaters. will probably get around to buying it once i'm not broke as shit
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