Starting the week with some fresh blood and some fresh music by The Encounter. An artist whose music has been in our radar for the last few months, although we only now got around to write about it since the New Jersey, USA, based artist had his new album “Bad Mood” out. Self-released a couple of weeks ago The Encounter‘s new LP comes with nine original Electro tracks, with some of them moving towards a more slow, stripped down and almost hypnotic Synthwave/Retrowave direction, while others follow a more hi-energy hard Electro or even Future Techno influenced approach.
French duo Christine grace us with their presence once more on Metalectro and of course the release of their LP “Atom From Heart”, which was out a few days ago on Uprise Music. The album consists of eleven original songs, with eight of them being brand new and previously uheard ones with the rest three being the two lead singles/videos “Howling Wave” and “Drama” (feat. T La Rock) plus an instrumental version
A montly series of Playlists and selection of tracks blogged, uploaded on the channel or featured on the Metalectro pages during this month in one way or the other. Please note that due to some of the tracks being available only on Soundcloud or Spotify (for whatever reason) the track selection might be slightly different between Soundcloud and Spotify. The good news is that a version of this monthly Playlist series will always be available on both services for streaming so you can feel free to pick your poison. A big thank you to all for listening and checking out the blog/channel, to the labels for the promos of their releases they keep sending us and most importantly to the artists themselves for the great music. Enjoy!
The good people over at Lazerdics Records are gracing us once again with their presence on our cyberspace (for the second in the last couple of weeks), this time with a new LP coming by Calgary, Canada, based artist Stilz who appears for the first time ever on Metalectro but hopefully not the last. The Canadian artist had his new album released a couple of weeks ago (January 13) including 11 tracks, 9 of them being originals and the remaining 2 remixes/VIP versions. Admittedly Stilz‘ “Starcrash” took a while to grow on us since we were skeptical about it for some time (truth be told), although after a few listens its more stripped down, atmospheric Synthwave approach and 80’s Electronica influences finally
Canadian duo Into The Pale Abyss (aka IPA) are back with a new (free) EP on JST Records. Released on December 26th, the duo’s follow up to “You Can Never Win” is titled “Forbidden Songs” and comes with five new original tracks which further develop Into The Pale Abyss‘s love for dark atmospheres and horror movie influenced concepts. Following in the footsteps of artists like Owl Vision, Aglory and of course Gesaffelstein, their mix of dark Electronica, Electro andTechno is as hypnotic as it is powerful and dynamic, combining slower and “darker” parts with faster paced or more aggressive ones. Surely not the work of a beginner some might think since it takes some musical maturity to find the right balance and make those dynamics work well and they’d be actually right.