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.
Carpenter Brut is an artist whose name you should know by now and if not you have some serious homework and listening to do. It’s no secret we have loved his work here on Metalectro before his rise to Synthwave stardom as his music was always hard hard, cool, inspired and of a very high standard. And now he has equally great visuals (if not even greater) to go along with it too. The video for “Turbo Killer” (written and directed by Seth Ickerman) was out a few months ago and well, simply put is probably the most awesome and visually stunning video (music or not) we, you and everyone else have seen and will see in a while. In case you have somehow missed it until now we don’t want to spoil the fun and jawdropping action that comes with it so we’ll stop here. Fasten your seatbelts and enjoy!
Staying on the dark side with yet one more post and here’s one more new release by an artist who we have openly and repeatedly expressed how much we like and hence we are very happy to be able to feature once more on Metalectro with a new release. Carpenter Brut who shouldn’t be a stranger to any fan of the dark synthwave movement nor Electro fan really is back with a new EP and once again delivers some nice 80’s vibes with the dark and hard Nu Disco/Indie Dance/French Electro mix of styles he’s known for. 6 new original tracks by the Frenchman which will keep all fans of his music and overall fans of the particular styles and sounds nailed to their seats throughout the 26 minutes of this Electronic journey that Carpenter Brut‘s new EP is. Definitely one to check out by all means!
Staying in the dark side of the Electronic music (what a surprise!) and going on with a video by our beloved on Metalectro Frenchmen Christine for the track “Gonna Fear Now” which is available as a free download. And as if a new track by Christine isn’t exciting news already, “Gonna Fear Now” came with a new video too and all those fans of the duo’s aesthetics and style are going to love this one. Horror movie themes with a retro feel, serial killers and gallons of bloody fun, all the ingredients that make a great Christine video are there and the same goes for the track too. Hard Electro with amn 80’s dark synthwave touch and the characteristic Christine sound, “Gonna Fear Now” is razor sharp and dangerously fun to look at and listen too. So here comes the official video for it and if you enjoy this but somehow you aren’t familiar with these Frenchmen you better get your act together and go check out the rest of their music and videos too!
Speaking about good remixes in the last post, how about our undisputed king of darkness remix of the day next? Well, those of you familiar with the names mentioned in the track and post title really or frequent followers of Metalectro should know what’s coming without even reading any further as if there is one thing we can be absolutely certain of is that when Gost is remixing Carpenter Brut the result can be nothing less than evil dark and brutal sounding 80s synthwave with a trashy edge. And that’s exactly what the remix Gost did on “Roller Mobster” sounds like as well. Out on Blood Music as a special Halloween treat on October 31 these two definitely haven’t heard of the “trick or treat” tradition since there is no room for tricks left here. Full power and distortion and the only thing missing really is some more music with these two artists collaborating or remixing each other, but we are pretty sure it won’t be long before we are to face to face with some more electronic terror coming by them. So, here’s “Roller Mobster”, Gost style and our remix of the day, so check it out, go grab your copy from Bandcamp and let all digital hell break loose!