Chelidon Frame is an experimental electronic project from Milano, Italy. He works with drones, found-objects, shortwave radios, guitars and loops. In 2014 “Antartica” was premiered at the fifth Marrakech Biennale for “herenowhere?”, installation by Satout Radio. In 2017 a piece of radio art was broadcasted during the edition of Radiophrenia Glaswgow. He released four albums and one EP.
"Left Blank", the fifth studio album of Chelidon Frame gather pieces recorded in different sessions between 2015 and 2018, built around found objects, field recordings, analog and digital synths, acoustic, prepared and electric guitars, quench flute, beer bottles, radio noises and drone.
The album is released in a limited batch of 30 C50 cassette tapes, 20 in standard edition (with double sided j-card and download code) and 10 in a limited edition with an additional postcard reproduction of the front cover.
The New Division is the alias of Los Angeles based electronic musician/producer John Glenn Kunkel. Being one of the most important acts in the new wave electro synth genre, The New Division has released three critically acclaimed albums and four EPs, as well as numerous remixes and productions. Kunkel has found success being featured in high profile publications such as Pitchfork and the Guardian and amassing millions of plays on Spotify.
The new EP "Fader" is a cinematic explosion of synthpop and dark electronic soundscapes. Single "One Night in Tokyo" profiles a transpacific love affair. Kunkel vocals radiate over atmospheric driving beats with eerie production. While in “Jealous" Kunkel is calling out for intimacy in a relationship almost lost. The melancholy lyrics are a perfect juxtaposition to the bright, danceable electronic beats and guitar heavy rhythms.
Influenced by both hip-hop and electronic music, Bandeauxx. is a project focused on minimal, electronic pop. Yes, there's rapping. Yes, there's singing too. "I wanted to create a more open-ended take on music that reflected the world we actually live in" says Bandeauxx. "Where ideas and creativity combine to form something greater than the sum of its parts". Bandeauxx. is currently working on a series of projects and playlists focused on non-traditional electronic sounds.
The whole driving force behind the True To Form EP was "do the most honest music you can". Mixing elements from deep house to dancehall, hip-hop and electronic music as whole, True To Form as an EP is planting a flag for a sound in an ever-shifting musical climate. Written in locations like Singapore, Thailand, Los Angeles and Miami, the concept for the EP took shape over 18 months while doing remixes for artists like Xains, LINES, Paperwater and Voila Snow. Now, fully realized, Bandeauxx. is ready to show the world a new sound in and outside of the festivals.
Cherry Blaster is Iulia Ciobanu's solo electronic/synth project. After years of trying to write guitar music, she accidentally discovered the enjoyment of synthesized sounds and re-discovered the enjoyment of playing the keyboard. Cherry Blaster vacillates between aggressive and dreamy soundscapes as a result of attempting to channel the driving force of punk while not being able to shake her vocal pop upbringing.
Demo Reel is the first of two standalone singles that Cherry Blaster is putting out as an exploratory deviation in style - her previous album had a darker synth vibe whereas this is more indie pop.
"I've never been particularly good at taking initiative in social situations, and this has often allowed me to retreat behind walls of self-protection. Demo Reel paints a picture of what I initially feel from this vantage point: the earnest desire to be accepted that comes before the envy that then morphs into a fortifying yet toxic cynicism (the age old "If they don't need me, I don't need them" attitude). I think most of us have gone through this, especially in our youth, so I wanted to ensconce the honesty and vulnerability of the lyrics in a vibrant, mercurial sonic palette that evokes the innocence of our school days. "
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.