Category Archives: Synths

SONG OF THE DAY Gökçen Kaynatan – Cennet D​ü​nyam​ı​z

“The missing component in the history of Turkish pop and one of the earliest exponents of Turkish electronic music alongside İlhan Mimaroǧlu and Bülent Arel…” (Finders Keepers) The experimental and pioneering sounds of Gökçen Kaynatan has had a deep effect … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer – By Foot By Sea

Is it pure coincidence, or am I subconsciously emitting some sonic receptor that is picking up these textured sounds of nature lately? Following (accidentally) in a likeminded vein from Neal Heppleston’s concept album, which plays homage to the vastness of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Yishak Banjaw – Libey Ma’aduley

I don’t know what it is about this tune that makes me smile so much!? Is it the otherworldly, I-was-created-on-another-planet sound, the very enticing mystery in the melody, or just the sheer wonder of its simplicity….of course its all of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Taj Makki – Ma Aarfeen Nagool Shino! (We Don’t Know What to Say!)

“Sudan of old had music everywhere: roving sound systems and ubiquitous bands and orchestras kept Khartoum’s sharply dressed youth on their feet. Live music was integral to cultural life, producing a catalog of concert recordings. In small arenas and large … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Suicide – Ghost Rider

When I first heard this track it reminded me so much of Alan Vega’s superb album, Cubist Blues.  It was then I discovered Suicide: A band that comprised of Alan Vega and Marty Rev!  Taking their name from the title … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Juana Molina – Cosoco

Juana Molina first came to my attention in 2014 when I was watching some Glastonbury footage on TV, her performance completely stood out for me, so much so I featured the unique, bass-driven sounds of Eras shortly after. Hailing from Argentina, Juana … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Springtime Carnivore – Midnight Room

LA-based singer-songwriter, Greta Morgan, aka Springtime Carnivore, has just released her second album ‘Midnight Room’ and I’ve just had my first real quick flick through it. Ten haunting songs of lost love beats through a damaged heart and echos out … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Pollyn – Dark Tokyo

Dark Pollyn have been making music since 2009 and are a LA trio consisting of vocalist Genevieve Artadi, guitarist Anthony Cava, and beat maker/percussionist Adam Jay Weissman. What’s interesting about this band is the varied concoction of sounds thrown together, their … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Foxtails Brigade – No Fate

I just love Laura Weinbach’s vocals, she’s nailed a very distinctive sound of her own and there is no mistaking her, yelps and all! Oakland, CA based Foxtails Brigade are to release their third self-titled album on April 8th and just … Continue reading

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