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Hawaii-based Synthwave artist Zenith Volt latest album Timekeeper came out last week (March 19th) via Aztec Records, and swiftly following on from it, he’s released a new video for the track Galaxy, which we’re delighted to premiere right here on Backseat Mafia today. Of the track, Zenith Volt told us “To me, the song “GALAXY” …

American supergroup The Black Queen are set to mark the five year anniversary of their cult classic debut album, ‘Fever Daydream’, with the release of 2 vinyl reissues and a deluxe digital edition. “In 20 years of making albums, there are a few that stand out as being really special. They felt special when they were …

EMERGING from that Chicago scene so ripe with cross-fertilisation and ideas around the turn of the century, Sam Prekop was part of that fountain of creativity that brought us Tortoise, Bobby Conn, Jim O’Rourke’s shift into pop melodicism, Freakwater; many more. Sam himself cut his recording teeth alongside Archer Prewitt and John McEntire in The …

IT MAKES absolute sense, when you think about it: take the art-synth-pop of Metronomy, take also further intelligent pop experimenta via the futurist J-pop and shoegaze-informed stylings of Kero Kero Bonito, and put ‘em together. Why had no one thunk of that before? Metronomy haved shared a new remix of “The Light”, the cool, detached, …

A two-finger synth melody is picked out, melodically precise, in that way Depeche Mode wrought so many classic hooks from as they shifted through Construction Time Again and Some Great Reward, striding out of the pure pop of the Vince Clarke era and heading for the proto-goth sampling of Black Celebration. It’s a pop melody …

MAKE no mistake, the debut album from classically trained experimentalist Aārp has serious conceptual intent. Entitled Propaganda, and out now on Paris-Lyon-Berlin imprint InFiné, it is pointedly political. The title is predicated on the media portrayal of death of Steve Canico, the French techno fan found drowned after an altercation with police at a festival …

Any Hotline Miami 2 fans kicking around the website? What about fans of Thor: Ragnarok? I thought the second title might have a bit more mass appeal. Both had tracks from Boise, Idaho’s rather enigmatic synthwave trio Magic Sword, who return to the forefront today with the release of Endless – a sprawling 11 song …

It would be easy just to tell you that London producer Lomea creates beats that are emotive and cross a number of genres. I could do that, but Resident Advisor has beaten me to it. It’s perhaps the clearest synopsis of his work though. Known for interweaving a selection of acoustic moments into lullaby-like transitions …

We’re nearly wrapping up the year, folks. So much has been said and done and so much music has been thrust upon our polarized ears that it’s hard to comprehend it all. The last couple weeks have dropped upon my head some really great records. Made it in just under the gun, really. Those end …