Friday, January 29, 2016

+≡ instrumental album teaser by De/Vision

In the Brave New World of the internet, things are very different than they used to be.  De/Vision has apparently fully embraced the kickstarter patron funded model of releasing albums (and then, of course, they continue to sell them once they're released via iTunes and Amazon and stuff like that.)  Because of this, they need to issue a fair number of teasers and other hooks that encourage potential patrons to take the plunge.

For the "song" I'm going to feature today, I'm doing something unusual, then—I'm linking to (well, actually embedding) the soundcloud file which is the instrumental teaser for their new album.  It's not named yet, as near as I can tell, so I'm using the symbols on the cover as the de facto name of the album "plus equivalent".

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Take Me Higher by Minerve

Minerve is, like many of those I follow these days, one of the new German synthpop bands that has a bit of trance, and electro, and classic retro-80s all mixed into their sound.  The original mix of this song, "Take Me Higher" is actually considerably more trance-like than this one is (this "radio mix" is by Warp Acht, which means Rob Dust).  Minerve have a couple of albums out now, and have also released a really nice (although maybe too faithful to be truly "interesting") cover version of the Eurythmics "Here Comes the Rain Again".