Frenchman and long time Electro House/Complextro producer M.A.D.E.S has returned with a new split EP, together with Spanish trio Knightbots who debut both on here and on JST Records. “Awakening” is the title of the EP and M.A.D.E.S‘ new original and if the Outrun, Synthwave and 80’s/retro influences were present in the French artist’s previous works this time he has gone full “retro” and left behind the more Electro House/Complextro sound he was previously known for. Great atmosphere, flow and sound on “Awakening” which stays slightly on a more Dark Synth side. The second track on this split EP by Knightbots combines 80’s mood with a hard French Touch/Electro sound (reminiscent of older Justice, sebastiAn and of course Dizkodeath) . A nice overall EP which definitely serves as nice follow up to M.A.D.E.S‘ “Return” EP and taking the French artist towards a new Syntwave sound and nice debut for Knightbots as well so check this one out.
The Toxic Avenger is an artist who shouldn’t need introductions for into the harder and darker side of Electronic music, despite his somewhat less active recent period. The good news is that by the looks of it the Frenchman is making a comeback since he had a new EP out in late October as a follow up to his 2016 “Ξ” LP. “Globe Vol.01” was released on Roy Music with 6 new originals and personally speaking this feels like some of The Toxic Avenger‘s best recent work as the French artist manages to deliver his very own charactertic and atmospheric blend of Techno, Electronica and even Synthwave in a way very few can. Groovy with a touch of dark seems to be the recipe of avenging on “Globe Vol. 1” and just as the title suggests we’ll be looking forward to Vol.02 as well.
Welcoming on Metalectro Canadian trio Odonis Odonis who just recently released their second album “Post Plague” on Felte and well, let’s just say it got our attention right from the first listen. Combining elements of Darkwave, Darksynth, Industrial and even (Post) Rock, all with a noisy and “paranoid” (in a good way) approach, Odonis Odonis are finding the right balance between electronic and live music elements, which they maintain throughout the 10 songs heard on “Post Plague”. Definitely not an easy listen and an album that might take a while to “grow” on some listeners but then again anyone looking for (electronic) music that’s easy to the ears and brain wouldn’t probably be counting on finding their music through Metalectro. But those who do rely on us on finding and delivering some “different” electronic music to their inboxes, newsfeeds and ultimately ears, give these boys a chance. We did and we haven’t regretted it (yet)…
And while the world is wondering and confused about what the future holds after the latest developments on the political front, here we are trying to break the monotony of the social media politics overtake with some new music by Andreas Rund. The Czech Republic based artist had his new EP “Matter Of Time” out on Comorbid Records just a week ago and for those who did check and enjoy his “Gemini” EP, you won’t be disappointed. Not that those of you who didn’t will be disappointed either, especially if you’re into the whole dark and atmospheric Techno/Electronica sound. Check out Andreas Rund “Matter Of Time” EP below and let us know what you thought of it and of course feel free to show your support by grabbing a copy here!
Hailing from Isle Of White (you don’t hear this everyday in the Electronic music scene) Occams Laser is a dark Synthwave machine who keeps producing albums non-stop, so let’s devote some of our time to his music like he has devoted endless hours producing 4 LPs (alongside 3 EPS in case the LPs aren’t enough) during the last year only. Impressive? Well, certainly yes but not as impressive as his music. Following in the footsteps of artists like Carpenter Brut, Perturbator and Gost, Occams Laser‘s music is hard, as it is dark and heavy. Heavily influenced by the sounds of the 80’s his brand of aggressive and theme based “in your face” dark Synthwave will definitely leave you wanting more and “Purgatory” LP (released a month ago) is the perfect introduction to his music.