Friday, 7 December 2018

German synth composers Felsmann + Tiley release ethereal LP 'Tempora', with each month of the year receiving it's own celestial voice

German ambient-synth composers Felsmann + Tiley present their latest and most compelling piece of work to date, Tempora; a uniquely atmospheric twelve part experience with each track encompassing on a month of the year. Covering January throughout December, the brand new LP was released on Thursday, December 6th by the duo's own imprint Rare Ware Co., an entity specifically conceived to boost and encourage other artists who use synthesizers as a sole alternative.

Born Patrick Tiley and Dominik Felsmann, their musical endeavour best known as Felsmann + Tiley collectively share a true passion for film composition, contemporary piano arrangements and experimental electronic music. Inspired by the genre-bent contemporary electronic work of artists and similarly like-minded composers from Nils Frahm to Deadmau5, and Stephan Bodzin to Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, most famously known for their work on the sci-fi TV series Stranger Things. Although difficult to describe in a single statement, their unorthodox blend of classical arrangements, electronic composition and sound design, Felsmann + Tiley's distinctive sound and ethereal music could be best likened to film composers such as Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow (Ex Machina, Annihilation) or Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water) for their ability to create immersive, cinematically engaging walls of sound.

Felsmann + Tiley's latest LP Tempora completely lives up to this notion and exceeds expectation beyond its wildest limits. The album as a whole weighs in like a crushing, cosmic symphony of the future, "January" opens melodically, weaving into sparse and atmospheric walls of bliss, much like "February", arpeggio sections, chimes and herculean bass textures glisten and glide throughout "March", "April" and "May". While "June" throughout "August" shifts through aural twilight; bending siren-esque warnings, delicate heartbeat thumps and celestial swells, all fuse together to create an inescapable hypnotic breach across distant galaxies. "September" and "October" recall blasts of atmosphere, as stars collide and astral dust settles, while "November", mellisonant in nature, summons deepening depths as "December's" haunting ambience serves as an exceptional close to the extraterrestrial curtain of Tempora's undeniable ability to balance the universe in perfect harmony and twin unison.

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Created exclusively from sounds and games of the PS1, listen to a mix of Playstationwave

There's a wave version of almost anything these days. Just look at the popularity of Simpsonswave. Playstationwave is music created using samples and snippets from Playstation 1's games and the console itself. The mix itself is quite haunting in certain aspects and truly captures the emotional nostalgia tied to these games. 

See below for a tracklist of the games used as well as the artists who created the songs around it:
00:00 glimmerxp - ps1 dreams 2001 (playstation)
02:13 jonathan joestar - sniper wolf (metal gear solid)
05:03 bradendj - hydro thunder (hydro thunder)
08:11 shampoogod - maxi (soul caliber)
11:20 flowed - dreams+ (final fantasy)
15:07 psychosis - heartless (kingdom hearts)
19:14 psychosis - xiii (final fantasy)
22:27 shampoogod - akiyama (yakuza)
25:45 k yoshida - dream drift (ridge racer)
29:09 s?ecial k - aya brea (parasite eve)
30:36 jonathan joestar - sagat (street fighter)
33:37 s?ecia k - save room (resident evil)
35:03 naive - dreamer (chrono cross)
37:05 wxxds - kingudamu hatsu (kingdom hearts)
40:19 glimmerxp - ps2 holy grail(playstation)

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Thursday, 15 November 2018

Wave pioneer Øfdream, releases ethereal remix of Verasect’s ‘Catch Your Breath’

The wave music community is extremely supportive and always aims to help new artists grow. One of the pioneers of the genre, Øfdream, is no exception. Adored by fans and producers alike, he has widespread appeal from critics and music lovers alike. He decided to present the world with his rendition of Verasect’s glitchy track, ‘Catch Your Breath’, released via Terminal Blue Records

The name Verasect rolls beautifully off the tongue, and is a name that alludes to the depth and intelligence of not only the musician himself, but also that of the music. The name was inspired by the Latin phrase “Veraciter Sectari”, which translates to “hunt the truth”, a fitting name for music that produces an unparallelled honesty and rawness for the listener.

Not too long ago, we posted about Verasect’s track ‘Catch Your Breath’. You can read our thoughts here.

Øfdream’s ethereal version of Verasect’s track, ‘Catch Your Breath’, transforms the track into a dreamy textured soundscape that’s bound to draw any listener in on the first go. Emotional and euphoric at times, Øfdream’s production talent is a masterclass of deep wave music. Haunting vocals, smooth basslines and a celestial presence, the remix of ‘Catch Your Breath’ is a true testament to the undeniable talent of Øfdream’s creative psyche. 

On his remix of Verasect’s “Catch Your Breath”, Øfdream comments, “This was an interesting track to do a remix on, I liked the vibe and space of the vocals and the dark production, this was an interesting bpm for me and think the remix turned out to be quite unique. I love collaborating, it brings a lot to my work and helps me to find many inspiration. Cooperation remains the best thing in art.”

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Thursday, 1 November 2018

yerbownik shares atmospheric sci-fi excursion through the unknown in latest single 'DRAIN'

Wave producer yerbownik shares a crushingly gorgeous sci-fi-esque single titled 'DRAIN', filled with bouncing arp synths and quivering, solid basslines and tight percussive beats - immersing one under the dark depths of the ocean, only to emerge strident and fearless throughout animated breaks and. its throughout the sheer illumination of contrasting instruments, even touching on lush piano lines to drive this engulfing experience further, and further, down the rabbit hole.

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Friday, 26 October 2018

YUME Collective's Mannequin drops immersive glacial wave bliss 'Ausgang'

Recently featured on long-time loyal wave channel the_accidental_poet, producer Mannequin (formerly known as Donny Hills), presents an alluring glacial cut via YUME Collective titled "Ausgang"; the track is an atmospheric, percussive piece of bliss, carved from the mind of this rising producer's psyche and creative outbursts. Solid basslines meander through fluttered synthesisers and concise beats while floating, processed vocals linger atop these darkened auras creating a nail biting ride.

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Electro-Pop Producer, Soul Island, shares glitchy video for debut single, ‘Ocean’

‘Ocean’, the debut single from Italian electro-pop producer, Soul Island, officially has a music video now as shared by the up and coming artist. The video is a glitchy visualisation that carries the viewer from cyber-landscapes to matrix-like visuals of Soul Island’s lyrics portrayed over computer generated images. 

Born and raised in Lecce, the south of Italy, Daniele grew up widely immersed in the local DIY punk and hardcore scenes, before eventually picking up a guitar and taking on vocal duties for a few underground acts, namely his band Room 104, who in 2000, released a 7 inch split collaboration vinyl with another local band, Suburban Noise titled “El sonido de la ciento y cuatro” which propelled them into the now mainstream emo culture.

After moving to Bologna for study purposes, Daniele would soon form the trio Thousands Millions, merging his ‘90s music background with the rediscovery of power-pop acts from the ‘70s onwards. Along with the ‘60s inspired beat flavour brought on by drummer Federico Vaglio and bass player Massimiliano Giannuzzi (with whom he also formed the duo Kulledge), the band's sound carries a peculiar electronic and alternative footprint inherited by Daniele’s initial experimentations. Thousands Millions went on to release a demo EP and two records for Wynona Records and Tannen Records respectively, after a slow dissolution with Daniele moving to London in 2010 to collaborate and tour with a number of projects and bands. While in London, Daniele worked with Echopark on their 2013 album 'Trees', and folk band Girl With The Gun on 'Ages' 2014, among others. In 2015, the track 'Mother' was released by Bad Panda and the project Soul Island officially started.

The track is a catchy synth-wave influenced track reminiscent of sounds from the 80s and swooping chords. A pulsating beat drives the track throughout as the listener can’t help but be entrenched by this beautifully layered piece of production. While the track may not be true wave, I do like to believe that in the event that wave travels into the mainstream, that it would start creeping into tracks the same way 'Ocean' does. We’re pretty excited to see what the future holds for Soul Island, as this is a very strong start!

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Anna B May shares tribute to "October" with atmospheric wave-inspired venture

Ambient, chill and downtempo producer Anna B May releases a chilling wave-inspired tribute to this month, simply titled "October".

The track is sure-fire journey through atmosphere and texture-centred with shimmering, mesmerising synths and rolling percussion beneath Anna's use of choppy, processed vocal production. A melancholic, yet somehow relentless tribute to the month of October, Anna's skills shine bright on this solid body of work drenched in solid production and illuminating auras.

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Electronic producer Nathin presents hard-hitting Wave cut featuring vocalist kye kye

Wave, trap and experimental electronic producer Nathin releases "I'll Never Walk Away" ft. vocals supplied by kye kye. Presented by respectable Wave channel FOMH, the track is an energetic experiment blending, bass, wave and trap inspired elements into one explosive experience. Vocalist kye kye expresses this notion further with her hauntingly smooth presentation; all chopped and processed underneath blasts of heavy bass and spirit-soaked textures.

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Friday, 19 October 2018

Wave producer, Sorsari, drops massive new single, ‘Monster’, days ahead of new EP

Canadian wave producer, Sorsari, shared a brand new track, ‘Monster’ from his upcoming EP, ‘Patterns’ set to be released on the 30th of October via Recordings. The EP  is composed, mixed and produced by Sorsari himself and mastered by notable wave producer, Guilt Chip, who is also part of Recordings. One of the more notable wave producers of our time, the new EP has been highly anticipated, but for now, let’s revel in the beauty that is ‘Monster’.

Hailing from Edmonton in Canada, Sorsari was born as Alex Jensen and grew up listening to the electronic music of the late 90’s and early 2000’s. He began his music career when a friend send him a copy of FL Studio and he immediately fell in love with making electronic music of his own. Even before Sorsari adopted his current moniker, he was immersed in the world of music. Initially exploring his own sound and creating a blend of dubstep, EDM and trap, Sorsari began to open for acts like Feed Me, Flux Pavilion, Downlink, Kozee, Gemini and Eskmo, to name a few, and collaborated with UK dance music group LMC. Also cutting his teeth on local festivals and Canadian events, it wasn’t long before Sorsari found his signature chilled-out wave sound and got the attention of music giants in the wave scene.

Sorsari’s first single from the upcoming EP, ‘Patterns’, is aptly titled. ‘Monster’ is massive, aggressive and demands your attention as it enlarges with each surpassing second. Mysterious, yet in your face, Sorsari did not hold back with this release.
Making us wonder... what’s he hiding on the new EP? Either way, he has our attention as we eagerly count down the days until the release of ‘Patterns’ on the 30th of October.

Sorsari commented on ‘Monster’: “It’s my take on a what a higher energy wave track means to me, the vocal called out for a bigger sound so I tried to approach it with a mentality that would suit a club or festival environment.  It’s a nice hybrid between 808s and reese play for the sets.

‘Patterns’ EP Tracklist
1. Dreamers 
2. Will We Ever
3. Monster
4. Patterns
5. Flayed
6. The Great Construct
7. Closing The Tesseract
8. The Great Construct (Deadcrow Remix)

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Friday, 5 October 2018

[PREMIERE] Memphis. Shares Brand New Orchestral Wave Track; ‘POSEIDON’

Toronto-based wave musician Memphis. has always immersed himself in music. Using this passion, Memphis. has honed his craft and now brings us an exclusive, haunting and emotive wave track. Released on The Playground, Memphis. shared a godly new track, 'POSEIDON'.

Wave music has been on the rise recently and it’s one close-knit community of producers sharing each other's work across channels. It’s truly a supportive community. Memphis. Is no exception, as he forms part of a couple of wave collectives, namely Sekai Collective, VIOLET TIDES and Restricted Collective

Memphis.’ track, ‘POSEIDON’ offers a deep bass-filled emotional journey filled with strings and that ever present bassline. Drawing inspiration from Greek mythology, this track will engulf you in an ocean of wave. 

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Friday, 21 September 2018

Russian wave-artist Whitewildbear saves near lost single, shares 'Run Away'

Russian electronic and wave producer Whitewildbear graces us with a nearly-lost, textured, vocal-centered single titled "Run Away" filled to then brim with spacey-samples, emotive melodies and solid beat construction.

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Commenting on the single via his Bandcamp page, Whitewildbear states: "My computer broke down, I lost all my projects-tracks, I'm very upset .. Until the last moment I did not want to exhibit this track, because it will remain as it is, I decided to share with you, so that's preserved. Only two tracks, I managed to save, one of them, I can still finish, and I like this track and so, maybe you will like it. thank you in. Yours faithfully WWB"

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