OUT TODAY! New Riveting Album ‘THESE TIMES’ by THE DREAM SYNDICATE…

Just released

3 May 2019

Band: THE DREAM SYNDICATE
Who: veteran psych pop designers led
by singer/songwriter Steve Wynn
Album: THESE TIMES (first LP in 7 years)
Turn Up The Volume! says: classy and highly
affecting songwriting all the way – splendid score

Stream THESE TIMES in full…

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Here are the singles/clips…

– THE WAY IN –

– PUT SOME MILES ON –

– BLACK LIGHT –

THESE TIMES available via Bandcamp and iTunes

THE DREAM SYNDICATE: Facebook – Discography – Biography

THE DREAM SYNDICATE Drops Another Bang-Up Cut From New Album – Here’s ‘THE WAY IN’…

Brand new sonic impulses

16 April 2019

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Los Angeles‘ psych rockers THE DREAM SYNDICATE just dropped another rad
cracker from their first new album in 7 years. After groovy lead single Black Light
and catching steamroller Put Some Miles On here’s another electrifying cut. Catch
THE WAY IN right here..

DREAM SYNDICATE: Facebook – Tour Dates


THESE TIMES – New album out 5 May via ANTI-

THE DREAM SYNDICATE Shares Another Track From New LP – Here’s ‘PUT SOME MILES ON’…

Brand new sonic impulses

20 March 2019


(Photo by Linda Pitmon)

Los Angeles THE DREAM SYNDICATE release their first album since 2012. THESE TIMES
is out next May. Frontman Steve Wynn says about the lyrical content of the new record: “There is no avoiding the existential panic of a world that’s hurtling somewhere quickly, evolving, and shifting course by the hour,” he says. “It seems like a lie to not address or reflect the things that we can’t stop thinking about — the whole world’s watching indeed. The lyrics are just a mirror of the dread, panic, mania, speculation, melancholy and ultimately shrugging abandonment that just might follow. It’s just all about where we are.”

After last month’s groovy lead single Black Light the band now shared another new cut. ‘PUT SOME MILES ON’ relates to being on the road, the passing of time and listening with appreciation to the influential jazz trumpeter, Miles Davis. It’s a highly catching steamroller getting under your skin from the get-go. Join the swirling trip right here…

DREAM SYNDICATE: Facebook – Tour Dates


THESE TIMES – out 5 May via ANTI-

Psych Collective THE DREAM SYNDICATE Returns With Mind-Bending Single/Clip ‘BLACK LIGHT’…

Brand new sonic impulses

20 February 2019


(Photo by Linda Pitmon)

Veteran psych act from Los Angeles THE DREAM SYNDICATE will launch their first album since 2012. THESE TIMES is out next May. Frontman Steve Wynn says about the lyrical content of the new record: “There is no avoiding the existential panic of a world that’s hurtling somewhere quickly, evolving, and shifting course by the hour,” he says. “It seems like a lie to not address or reflect the things that we can’t stop thinking about — the whole world’s watching indeed. The lyrics are just a mirror of the dread, panic, mania, speculation, melancholy and ultimately shrugging abandonment that just might follow. It’s just all about where we are.”

Here’s lead single ‘BLACK LIGHT‘. A repetitive trance-inducing groove that sticks instantly…

DREAM SYNDICATE: Facebook


THESE TIMES – out 5 May via ANTI-

OTHERLY – Chicago Synth Artist Creates Dreamscapes On Debut Album ‘DARKLING’

17 March 2020

Artist: OTHERLY

Who:“‘Otherly’ is Justin Samuel Martin. He grew up in a musical family in the greater Chicagoland area, started playing drums at age 10, took piano lessons shortly thereafter,
picked up bass and guitar and started playing in bands while in junior high and ultimately purchased a Tascam 4-track and started recording demos and experimenting with sounds.”

Album: DARKLING

Sound: From the first spin on this varied collection of dreamy synthscapes with the intriguing Kate Bush like voice of Rachel Sarah Thomas made me think immediately of British experimental trip-hop pioneers Tricky, who also worked countless times with arresting female vocalists, and the awesome, game-changing Bristol act Portishead. Martin also creates equally mysterious, atmospheric and ambient trips to mystical
fantasy spheres where you can lose yourself in your thoughts and dreams. This is unworldly music for the twilight hours, music with a relaxing and spellbinding impact, massage music
for the mind, 2020: space odyssey music.

Enjoy here…


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Otherly‘s debut single ‘LEAVE’ was released back in 2015
and is also featured on the album. Here’s the sensual clip…

OTHERLY: Facebook


(photo: Vanessa Valadez)

Brooklyn’s PARROT DREAM With Synths Standout… ‘LIGHT GOES (IN MINES)’

Reveries for the laziest day of the week…

6 January 2019

Brooklyn‘s based daydreamers PARROT DREAM are a band centered around the Chilean duo of Kiki and Gonzalo. Last August they released their excellent debut LP LIGHT GOES.
A collection of idyllic, tender and emotional pop rainbows. A couple of weeks ago the band shared a video for the opening track LIGHT GOES (IN MINES).

The video stars Kai Pelton, a co-facilitator of the Trans-Generational Theatre Project, with the song reflecting on challenges within relationships between parent and child, and how often much remains uncommunicated and unresolved in these relationships. In turn, the video explores a range of experiences dealing with grief, loss and the struggles connected to these types of relationships. Watch the moving clip here…

PARROT DREAM: Facebook


LIGHT GOES – stream the LP on Spotify  – all info on Bandcamp

(photo on top: FB Parrot Dream)

Synth Pop Outfit CROATIA In A State Of HALF DREAMS…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

26 June 2018

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Band: CROATIA

Who:With a heavy nod to the revolutionary sounds of 80’s era pop and electronic, Victoria, BC, Canada synth quartet CROATIA are creating their own unlikely – and at times darker – brand of pop.”

Track: HALF DREAMS – “a frenetic and forward moving song both musically and lyrically, and demanded visuals that would match that energy. Aside from the general aesthetic we had in mind for the video, we fully entrusted our videographer (Lindsey Blane) and lighting designer (Michael Franzmann) to help us showcase the song’s natural momentum.”

Score: ‘Half Dreams’ is the title track of CROATIA’s brand new EP. A sparkling electro humdinger that activates your phantasy, instantly. It’s catching, entertaining, upbeat
and has an enlighten tone. Yes, all distinctive ingredients of how sticky and inspiring
synth pop should sound like. It makes you feel joyful, it makes your day. Here’s the beautifully directed, accompanying video clip…

Don’t stop dancing yet, here’s the excellent 5-track EP in full via Bandcamp, with more
half real/half dream experiences that will keep you going in a state of  exhilaration…


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CROATIA: Facebook – Instagram – Twitter

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You can stream HALF DREAMS EP also on Spotify

Synth Pop Paradise – STATIC IN VERONA Drops His Sixth Longplayer ‘SOMETIMES YOU NEVER’…

21 July 2020

Artist: STATIC IN VERONA
Who: Static in Verona is the work of Chicago musician Rob Merz,
who creates dreamy power-pop weaved in an eclectic mixture of 
experimental, electronic and indie rock. The songs are a towering
mass of sound, built around catchy hooks, epic choruses and
unique arrangements.
Album: SOMETIMES YOU NEVER – sixth LP
Released: 27 July 2020

Key phrase: “Let the music do the talking.”
Key references: Chvrches, OMD, Bastille, Level 42, Pet Shop Boys
Keywords: synth-pop paradise for synth-pop addicts / different
tones for different moods / different tunes for different emotions /
Chicago blues symphonies / stereophonic bliss / electronic thrills

Key tracks: Strong Spirits / The Sparrow / Mathilda (Long Way Down) /
Poor Juliet / Like You Mean It /

Stream/buy album here…


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STATIC IN VERONA: Facebook

Visual Dreams – Here Are Wayward Sound-Explorers DYR FASER With New Album ‘VANISHING EDGE’…

26 May 2020

DYR FASER are Eric Boomhower and Amelia May out of Boston. The general
apathy to the mainstream’s attention to them remains a mystery. Two people who
treat sound like master jewelers treat shiny pebbles.”

The experimental, sound-exploring duo have a new, highly intriguing album out
called VANISHING EGDE. Music you won’t hear on the radio. Music you won’t hear
in an elevator. Music you won’t hear at fake parties. No, it’s music for nightdreamers,
for open-minded ears, for soul-searching spirits who love starry-eyed vocals.

So far DYR FASER launched video’s for 5 of the 7 tracks.
Discover their sonic universe. Listen and watch right here…

THE FIRST WAY IN
A spacey synth Odyssey with sound fragments played backwards.

STRAIGHT DOWN
Hazy slow-mo trip with a dark Pink Floyd feel and ghostly vocals.

SO GO
Transcendent head-in-the-clouds reverie with a relaxing effect.

DOING FINE DOING TIME
Psychotomimetic jaunt. Trippy. Illusory. Imaginary. Fanciful.

KISS IT ALL GOODBYE
Twilight dream. Glimmering David Lynch guitars. Mournful vocals.

I suppose videos will follow for the two remaining tracks. The dancey ‘In Love With The Last To Live‘ vibration with shadowy duet vocals and emotive meditation Living Weight. Anyway, you can hear/buy the full album here…


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DYR FASER: Facebook

Daydreamers WOLF & MOON Entrall With Bright Hopeful Single ‘A TAPE CALLED LIFE’…

Daily electricity to load your sonic batteries…

28 April 2020

Traveling folky pop man/wife duo WOLF & MOON received lots of international critical praise for their marvelous 2019 debut album Before It Gets Dark. The Dutch/German daydreamers design bright-coloured humdingers that transfer you to la-la land where you can escape reality for a while. The vivid combination of their delightful voices, synth-scapes and multi-layered orchestrations is a relaxing pleasure for your moody ears.

The pair just released a new single, entitled ‘A TAPE CALLED LIFE’ accompanied by the artists’ message “It’s too depressing to believe that life has been better in the past! “I don’t
want to spend my days wanting all that I can’t chase. Let’s look ahead guys, there is still so
much beauty to be discovered for all of us!”⠀

A Tape Called Life is a sickly sticky pearl, both uplifting and feathery light. Its ardent, melancholic and sparkling tone tickles your aural antenna and makes your thoughts drift away. A welcome relief in these surreal isolation days. Wolf & Moon know tremendously well how to translate the magical power of melodic harmonies into starry-eyed tunes.
No wonder they get international appreciation. The duo speaks and sings the universal language of music. Just beautiful!

Enjoy here…

WOLF & MOON: Facebook


Stream/buy A TAPE CALLED LIFE here