Enerate – Transit Lounge – Audio

The Australian synthwave quartet Enerate release the LP Transit Lounge on the 16th.

Enerate - photo credit - paragsatyal

Enerate – photo credit – paragsatyal

Those who know the site will be aware that my preferred means to listen to music is on vinyl – Transit Lounge will be at the opposite end of the spectrum as it will only be available as an application.

Having previously featured USB stick only releases, this app only release by Enerate marks a new development, to my experience,  though how those who use Linux machines will be able to secure the release without a lot of faffing around I have no idea. By the nature of the app marketplaces I am also unable to provide you with a link in advance to pre-order – though word arrives it will be released at 09:00 on the 16th. Though given that the band is based in Sydney, Australia, I can’t even let you know which 09:00 of the 24 + that 09:00 refers (there are also time-zones  – even in Australia itself – which are half an hour, and a quarter of an hour apart rather than an hour).

However – despite my reluctance to engage with the concept as it all does sound a bit of a gimmick – the LP itself is set to be something to find much within which to enjoy – the title track which I am able to share with you… and this site exists purely to showcase music that adds to the weave despite any barriers to entry.


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Saint McCabe – Now I Clean For Pleasure – Audio

The Scotland based synthwave project Saint McCabe released the début three track eponymous single yesterday.

Saint McCabe

Saint McCabe

Easily flighted darts of electronica wriggle through the room one moment of infectious dance-beat in another a dark shadowy presence, what marks out Saint McCabe a clear space of its own is the impressive and expressive vocal which is able to deliver a lilting cadence of ever changing movement.

The opening track on the single (available on bandcamp) is Now I Clean For Pleasure.


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Phia – Oxide – Audio

The Germany based Australian synthwave creator Phia releases the EP The Woman Who Counted the Stars on the 29th.

Phia - The Woman Who Counted Stars - artwork

Phia – The Woman Who Counted Stars – artwork

The ethereal soundtrack of Oxide, from the forthcoming release, immediately holds the attention as analogue synths and fuzzy guitar drift across the room through which the vocal peers through the rising mist. Whilst there is much activity in there is an unhurried dreamy spaciousness to the song.

A month long tour around England, Germany and Austria commences on the 14th, with five dates in Australia starting on the 30th of November.


The Woman Who Counted the Stars – EP – Phia is available on iTunes.*

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IRIDƎƧƆƎ – Carved In Stone – Audio

The English synthwave quartet IRIDƎƧƆƎ release the EP Waves on the 13th of October.



The recent reveal of Carved In Stone attests to a full release of immense beauty in which the listener is hypnotically drawn.

Combinations of tautly strung guitar are nestled against a dreamy echoing vocal and alluring synth through which a bubbling percussion threads betwixt snare and bass drum with the bass guitar tipping the song onward enabling the quartet to deliver music that has the sense of an audible depiction of the motion of a snake as muscles contract and expand leading to their dynamic weight distribution.


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STACEY – It’ll Be Alright – Video

It has been just over three years since the Canadian synthwave creator STACEY last featured.

STACEY - It'll Be Alright


With, what is albeit, a more heavily ‘produced’ track the latest song It’ll Be Alright nonetheless is of similar ethereal soundtrack that surfaces in the room as though carried on the wings of a Phoenix as the electronics and vocal drift through the speakers from glowing embers.

It’ll Be Alright – STACEY is available on iTunes.*

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