Taking inspiration from their beloved hometown of London, ‘Mirrors’ is a celebration of individuality in a metropolis that’s becoming increasingly homogenised. Giorgio Moroder style propulsive synth bass and crisp guitar lines give the song a driving groove while the beatific synth leads lend an uplifting poignancy. This is Crooked Teeth at their most life-affirming yet. “You’ll be like no one else” Rob chants as the song crescendos to its heady climax. A bold assertion of individuality both musically and lyrically, ‘Mirrors’ is a snapshot of Crooked Teeth at this moment in time - thoughtful, unique and playfully experimental.
Presenting the new Dark Ambient Album from Xerxes The Dark, Named [Ab]Solution released on D.M.T. Records (Canada)
The Story behind the Album: The album is inspired by a true & heavy Overdose of Morego in fall of 2008, when he was 20 years old. He lived about 2 hours not on earth nor hell, but in a gloomy place like a limbo, after seeing many things and suffering from unknown disorders, experimenting flashes about his past and his death, he gradually came back into life by a mysterious cosmic power that changed the game. This album is a simulation of what happened in his darkened trip on that cold-foggy november night!!
Ideomotor is an electropop/indietronica duo formed in 2014 hailing from Helsinki, Finland. Taking flavourful aspects of rock, pop, indie & electro -music, Ideomotor is pushing the boundaries of genres. Influences of 80s synthpop, 90s rock and modern sounds translate into tunes that range from sweet melodic to the dark & haunting corners of electro-infused pop and rock. Ideomotor was a long time in the making as Erkka and Kimmo had talked about a common music project on numerous occasions over the years. However, it took a while and vocalist Kimmo to move to Zurich, Switzerland before things started to fall into place and the first demos came together. The duo quickly secured the services of a highly regarded production team and was locked in a studio by summer sharing songwriting duties and instruments. Their debut EP For A Moment We Are Strangers was released in March 2015, and that was followed by single Amplified / When We Begin the same summer.
"Do It Again" is the first track from their upcoming album release. The song is about looking back, but for them, it’s paving the way to the only possible future.
The full EP, 'Coping Strategies' just released on & Options (Cassette and digital). It explores erosion of meaning and collective anxiety, and people’s attempts at dealing with those things. People seem to be finding the world an increasingly overwhelming and absurd place. Noticing how they deal with that has been finding its way into my CARES' work.
"I only knew what this EP was about after it was finished. I approach writing with an idea about a sound or a vague feeling or imagery but leave the concepts open ended to try to write in a more abstract and subconscious way. I’m really excited to release something on & Options because I think they're doing something really interesting with the catalog they’re building. The label is Toronto based but a lot of the music they are putting out is from all over the world. There is a really bold mix of ideas from their roster so far and I'm happy to add to it."
Northwest are an experimental-pop duo based in London, founded in late 2015 by composer, producer and multi- instrumentalist Ignacio Simón and singer, composer and producer Mariuca García-Lomas. Their music explores different genres, from contemporary classical music and avant-garde electronica to experimental pop, psychedelia and trip-hop. Their debut single, Reflection, was released to critical acclaim in 2015, followed by Look at Me, Wind (2016) and Dimaryp and Sun (2017) where they explored diverse musical lands that drew comparisons to artists such as Scott Walker, and Portishead. Their live shows and videos (with a flavor reminiscent of old soviet movies, pre-raphaelite pictures and elements of dance and theatre improvisation) have demonstrated that Northwest are, little by little, crafting and curating a unique and promising universe.
From 2015 to 2017, the duo recorded and produced the material for their first LP at different spots around England (an old church in the middle of the countryside, the studios of City, University f London and different cottages around South England). Their first full-length release ("I") came out in July 2018.
Over the last years, Northwest have been very outspoken about the reality of being an independent artist in the actual technological and internet era and have share their intention to search for new and innovative ways not only in music-making, but also in communication, listening modes and promotion. The atypical release of their debut album is an example of that. They have also generated different series of video-art aiming to reflect on the limits of music. These series have also showcased that Northwest is not only music, but a playground for different forms of art to blend (cinema, illustration, animation, dance, performance, technology, etc).
Northwest have toured all around Europe throughout 2017 and 2018 and have already in countries such as United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, Latvia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania.
Northwest is one of the most promising musical projects in the independent scene. They gained media attention because of their ethereal and cinematic sound, their nostalgic and mysterious image and their diverse blend of influences (from bands like Radiohead and Portishead to composers such as Debussy and Robert Wyatt).
Northwest was formed in 2015 in the UK by multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Ignacio Simón and visual artist, composer and singer Mariuca García-Lomas They gained attention with three home recorded singles (Reflection, Wind and Look At Me) which were released independently and with very little promotion, accompanied by three artistic videos directed by Mariuca García-Lomas herself.
The duo Northwest moved from Spain to the UK and spent half of the year traveling around England and Scotland. Inspired by these trips, they started writing their debut album in 2016. This album has been almost entirely writen and recorded in less than a year while the artistic couple locked themselves in a country house outside of London.
Northwest has managed to create an original and otherwordly atmosphere thanks to their unique blend of experimental jazz rhythms, ethereal and enigmatic layered vocals, classical orchestration, delicate production and nostalgic lyrics. Their upcoming debut album is one of the most awaited and promising projects of the independent music scene.
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.