LIVING PHANTOMS – Memory Palace (Coming 1/20/2017)
With an arsenal of vintage analog synthesizers, drum machines and effects, ”the one time metal head and Jesu associate serenely slowdives into shoegaze” (Spin.com) with the debut full length from Living Phantoms. Since the project’s inception 3 years ago, producer Will Benoit has released a series of remixes for artists like Ellie Goulding and Bad Rabbits, and also explored new sonic territory with remixes for underground luminaries such as Caspian and Rosetta.
After a short run cassette release in 2013, Benoit set out to define his sound; a dark, but often uplifting journey through lo-fi grooves and the dense sonic textures that have become his signature. Recorded and mixed using analog gear entirely at his own solar powered The Radar Studio, there is a hypnotic weight and depth to Living Phantoms that ”staggers the ears as well as the heart” (The Onion AV Club).
Synth Records – THEMES
Enjoy this free movie-inspired instrumental compilation featuring 14 killer artists like ÆON RINGS, ONTHE88, Black Orchestra, Tiny Wight, Polygrim, Miears, RPR III, Sexxes, Hiram, George West and more!
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Polygrim – Descent
POLYGRIM is back with his sophomore six-track EP titled “Descent”. This time around, producer Volodymyr Dzitsiuk has refined his sound to build a solidified and detailed representation of moments in his life. Using synthesizers to create hovering bass and delicate floating tones, fragments of percussion and thick driving beats, “Descent” takes you on a voyage. POLYGRIM says, “I am teaching myself to be grateful for every single moment and aware that everyone has their own descent, which makes you drop the unnecessary and keep up with what you truly love. This became the background to this recording, which perhaps has a saudade sound to it: a bit melancholic but at the same time optimistic, slightly nostalgic yet liberating, highly detailed but not without its organic flaws and hesitations.”
ONTHE88 – TECHnically HUMAN
A release from Drew Porras’ “ONTHE88″ on the Synth Records label, has been a long time coming. The seven tracks that make up this Mini-LP, document a period of musical growth for the Los Angeles native, that ranges between 2014 up to July of this year. Blending a diverse range of electronic styles and live instrumentation, these compositions do their damnedest to shed any “Lo-Fi” or “Bedroom” aspects of previous releases, in favor of a more pop centric approach. Big and ebullient, while angular and sleek, the music included here is meant for cathartic releases in the form of full bodied expression.
BLSHS – Hold On
Soft Lighting – CASCADE
In Spring 2013 Soft Lighting linked up with A$AP Mob in house producer, A$AP P on the Boards, and began working on a series of tracks over a three-year period. The result was over an LPs worth of material, which was ultimately distilled into the five track Cascade EP.
Cascade is a true collaboration, a blending of two artist’s styles, resulting in something new. Soft Lighting and P on the Boards started by sending pieces back and forth online, but eventually met in person at the A$AP pad in Brooklyn. They spent a week together in the studio along with the A$AP crew, a time which proved to be bittersweet as the legendary A$AP Yams died just days later. RIP Yams.
The album’s title refers to the flood of emotions that accompany personal hardships. Subject matter on the album includes, mental illness, nostalgia, relationship instability and loss of a loved one. It is in many ways a documentary of two artists and their lives.
TEEEL – Montage Scene
TEEEL leaves his comfort zone of writing electronic pop songs to bring forth a supercharged electrowave instrumental album. This is a “pay what you want” support campaign for the next TEEEL album. While working on the “Retro Wave” sample pack for Loopmaster this past year, TEEEL wanted to write a fun and over-the-top album to share with his fans.
Griffin Washburn – Griffin Washburn
ANOTHER GREEN WORLD – BEACH
Polygrim – Pivot
Polygrim is the glitchy, vibrant and emotive electronic project of Ukrainian musician Volodymyr Dzitsiuk. By mixing synthesized and live elements, Polygrim shares inspiring stories packed in fragile melodies, fractured rhythms and saturated atmospheres. All the parts are combined into worrying and touchy electronica music, walking the edges of downtempo, idm and future hip-hop.
Alexis – Love Or Temptation
One adventurous night in Chicago and a six mile walk later, Dan Hurst and Matt Forbush started what would soon become Alexis. Hailing from their hometown of Grand Rapids the two create infectious pop drenched with synthesizers, sweet melodies and sensual vocals. With an eclectic and hypnotic stage presence and dark hooks from Matt combined with Dan’s instrumentation produce quirky, yet sexy synthpop and energetic electro jams.
ÆON RINGS – Floods
From meeting in Brooklyn in 2011; Davey Partain and Chuck Flores soon became fast accomplices in what soon became ÆON RINGS. With menacing dance floor burners and soaring synth work this Brooklyn synth pop duo is a numbing spectacle of light and sound. Lovers of the soundscapes of Blade Runner and 80′s revival, their dark and emotive songs are anything but dated. With a seamless blend of hooks, melodies and dark intensity. They’ve been welcomed by a vast range of audiences.
Enjoy the Covers: A Tribute to Depeche Mode
A Tribute To Depeche Mode brought to you by Synth Records, Trick Or Treat Radio, and IHeartSynths.com Enjoy The Covers is an unabashed love offering laid at the altar of the Greatest Electronic Band of all time and presented to them by the bands they influenced! Formed in 1980, the songs of Gahan, Gore, Fletcher, and company have been influencing synth slingers and electrophiles from day one.
Please enjoy this collective of artists as they apply their own styles to tracks that run the gamut of this legendary act’s catalog, from obscure B-sides like “Corrupt” to hits like “Never Let Me Down Again” and every dark corner in between.
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DATA TWINS – Let’s Make it Tonight
The Data Twins, a Californian nu80s EDM duo founded by Chris Kann and Hopper Post, could best be described as an exploratory transfusion of late 70s to early 80s art aesthetic. Their uplifting vocally driven style is energized by Chris’s custom drum machine the Micro Linn / MX and his original analog modular synthesizer design. Both of which are prominently featured on their debut EP “Let’s Make It Tonight”, creating the perfect soundtrack to accompany you on your own west coast romance.
STRi – ATOM
STRi is an electronic music project born in Pesaro (PU – Italy) in early 2011 by friends Alberto and Nicola. Bringing together their experiences in Alternative-Rock, they wanted to experiment with new electronic sounds. Creating longer guitar sequences, with added voice and electronics, they merged them together to create a mix of ethereal sounds and rhythmic swing in a genre defined as Dream Club.
BLSHS – Abstract Desires
“Abstract Desires” is the first release from BLSHS (pronounced “Blushes”), a Houston-based synthpop trio that combines a southern twist of 808-heavy beats, lush synthesizers, and hauntingly powerful and heartfelt vocals. BLSHS’ debut EP features six tracks. The first single from the EP, “Blushes”, sets the tone with its roaming bass line, ambient synth accents, and drums your sub-woofer would be proud of. “Blushes’” soft and stirring vocals describe a state of emotional uncertainty that is both engaging and relatable. Up-tempo tracks “Chased by Memories” and “Another Tuesday” offer intricate instrumentation, dance-worthy beats, and candidly poignant vocals. Relaxing the album’s pace to a slow groove, “Gave It Away” offers riding bass lines, smooth synths, and lyrics that tell a story of lost love and the familiar imprint of emptiness that is left behind. Abstract Desires’ most danceable tracks, “If I Fall” and “Runaway” end the EP on a high note. Closing the EP in epic fashion, “Runaway” is sure to get your feet moving. This song is highlighted by its four-on-the-floor drums, gleaming synths, and powerfully emotive vocals. BLSHS’ music evokes emotion that will grab hold of your heart and drag it to the dance floor.
Violent Success Presents: Retro Future Compilation
Amalgamation – A Remix Compilation
“Amalgamation” is the process of combining or uniting multiple entities into one form. The Synthemesc (Synth Records) artist collective have come together to remix and re-envision each other’s work to bring forth a summery mix of indie electronic pop sounds. Artwork by Lindsey DeWitt and Brandon Page.
The Sounds of Synth Records Mix
Enjoy this continuous mix of some of our favorites songs from Synth Records (Synthemesc Recordings) mixed by producer/dj ONTHE88
SYNTH RECORDS / NOOKA / DISCOSALT PRESENT: NOOZIK
LIVE MUSIC: Brothertiger / TEEEL / Jacob 2-2 / Crozet / AIMES
Learn more about NOOZIK at https://www.nooka.com/noozik
New music is essential to the creative minds at the NOOKA Lab, so it is no surprise that our techno-progressivist designs are popular with musicians in the pop, dance, and electronic music space. NOOKA has teamed up with Synth Records to produce a music compilation of 14 original tracks from exciting up-and-coming artists. This is NOOZIK—the soundtrack for your future. Join us in celebrating our official album release with DISCOSALT MAGAZINE in New York City at the Bowery Electric on 12/20/12.
SYNTH RECORDS (Synthemesc)
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Synth Records featured in Discosalt Magazine
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