Category Archives: Synth pop

SONG OF THE DAY Bruce Haack – Incantation

If an artist not only paves the way for many artists to follow, but literally helps to carve out a new genre, I’d like think I would’ve heard of them, but not this one!! For anyone already familiar with the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Oscar and his Orchestra – Fishing Song

I never know where my daily music searches will take me, but delving further around the globe has certainly landed me some unexpected gems! Today’s offering comes from Taiwan, though it sounds more like its been lifted straight from a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Robert Rental – Double Heart

Robert Donnachie is as influential as he is overlooked – not many people know his name and yet he did so much to pave the wave for electronic music.  A British pioneer of the post-punk, DIY and electronic scene, he … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tycho – Epoch

San-Franciscan band Tycho is an ambient music project led by primary composer, songwriter and producer, Scott Hansen.  Also known as ISO50 for his photographic and design works, Hansen’s music evolves around a combination of downtempo vintage-style synthesizers, ambient melodies and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY A-ha – Soft Rains of April

I was 9 years old when I fell in love with A-ha.  I remember waiting for the weekly radio chart show to play where I would sit with my tape recorder at the ready to capture the songs I loved, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nadia Nair – Dear Brother

Today’s song certainly packs a punch and the more I listen to it, the more I’m bowled over. At first its the big beats that strike, accompanied by hard-hitting soulful vocals, and it was at this point, just seconds in, that … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Naytronix – Mister Divine

The Experimental sounds of Oakland-based Naytronix, aka Nate Brenner floated into my earshot back in October last year just before the release of second album ‘Mr Divine.’  I don’t revisit albums/artists nearly enough, continuously occupied with new music, but Naytronix’s track … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tender – Melt

London-based newcomers Tender have just shared a brand new track titled ‘Melt’.  This is their third release so far and just like ‘Armour’ and ‘Legion’, this song bears the same distinct signature sound that they have developed and perfected.  Where … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gel Set – I’ll Close My Eyes

It’s a bit ‘zappy’, a bit funky and it’s totally stripped back.  Think ray gun sound effects meets cool understated beats, combine that with cosmic synths, the cool vocals of Laura Callier and here emerges the minimalist sound of Chicago-based … Continue reading

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