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. "
Inspired by the ever-fleeting recollection of memories, Distant Horizons, is a vista for times since passed, frozen moments we can always return to. Whereas the last album, Sunwarper, was a reflection on our chaotic times, Distant Horizons represents a momentary reprieve, looking out onto the horizons of our past.
Michael Jakucs has been creating warped, atmospheric electronic music under the moniker Selles since 2013. Field recordings and a keen attention to sonic detail create an audible palette which Jakucs uses to craft nostalgia dripped tunes. Memories play a key role in the inspiration of the melodies, as wistful synths give way to dusty beats while the songs drift into times since passed.
Nick performs and records with Saxsyndrum, Best Fern, and Rêves Sonores. As to why he’s waited until now to produce work under his own name, Schofield says, “I’ve always worked on music under a moniker or as a band, so this is somewhat exposed solo territory for me. Having grown up going to galleries and exhibitions with my mom, I always held high regard for artists who go by their own name. Personally, it implies acceptance. This music is ‘me’, it just felt like the most natural nomenclature.”
Nick Schofield continues the ambient tradition pioneered by Hiroshi Yoshimura and Brian Eno, allowing for the soothing effects to wash over us all.
Schofield is a Montreal-based musician, producer and radio host with a BFA in Electroacoustic Studies from Concordia University.
Comprised of minimal instrumentation and field-recordings, Water Sine is a soundtrack for sleep; an antidote to insomnia. Softness and simplicity. A sound that beckons for tranquility and release.
Water Sine started in June 2016 as a way to create music more fluidly, using somewhat specific production parameters that guided the compositions. Schofield used just one synthesizer (Yamaha PSS-270), one effect pedal (BOSS RV-3) and an Edirol field-recorder.
“Even though I tracked with Ableton Live, I treated the DAW like a 4-track recorder, so I had limited channels and editing options. The music itself is very much my way of coping with insomnia and tapping my nocturnal creative energy.”
Jordan Twiddy is from the UK (Surrey), he has been producing for about 3 years now, been playing guitar for around 11 years. His music is a mix between funk, jazz and electronic style. He has released twice on majestic casual, with a single coming this month!
"I like creating environments around my tracks and giving them life which can be heard in my 'live from; series (which is an ogoing mini project).
Par presents Método, a video from his latest studio album Arq (2016)
Par is the project of Nacho Adda (Montevideo, 1983) focused on conceiving spaces and concepts with electronic music. Par has 3 studio albums, 2 EP and 3 remixes albums with 4 nominations to the Uruguayan Music Graffiti Awards as well as soundtracks for several short films and drama plays
Him: Johonny Rodríguez
Made by: Flavia Quartino, Florencia Lamas, Adrián Nogueira, Román Benvenuto y Johanna Silveira
Color grading: Sebastián Vázquez
Thanks to: Crazy Horse, Francesca Quartino, Manuel Rilla (and the night)
"Método exists in the edge, between sleep and wakefulness, between life and death, between being alone and being among others, between day and night. It is loving the night, the state in which everyone descends into their own world, into their idiocy, their oniric dialogue with the deceased. Nameless sleepers, apolitical, illogical, sleeping we descend into Hades under the city. At night, the man shines a light for himself. In private, he gives up on the common, he sleeps, he imagines, he turns to one side and another, he dreams. Everyone to themselves, no one for the city."
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.