REVIVAL SYNTH

 A shop window for new and independent electronic artists. 

Giving the unheard a platform to be heard. 

Uniting the global electronic scene and sharing the links of these amazing independent artists.

It's not about fees, hidden agendas, egos, cliques, being popular, it's simply all about the MUSIC.

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ARTIST : LOOPINGSTAR

ALBUM : SYNTHS & SAMPLES 2011-2021

RELEASE : 30-4-2021

ABOUT LOOPINGSTAR

Loopingstar, aka Kev Grosvenor, began his electronic musical adventures after becoming hooked on the PlayStation audio creation game ‘Music’ in the late 90’s. The following decade saw some casual dabbling with computer music sequencers, but it wasn’t until the release of the iPad and it’s plethora of affordable and fun music apps that the creative bug truly bit, and the Loopingstar project was born. With an expanding set up, going beyond just the iPad and now including multiple hardware groove boxes and samplers, Kev has more recently shifted focus from simply recording to performing live. This kicked off in 2019 with an appearance at the Electronic Music Open Mic night at the Troubadour in London,and has since been followed by a live session for local radio and successful slots on several virtual EMOM lockdown live stream events.

Kev is also the presenter of the ever growing podcast HOMEBREW ELECTRONICA SHOW celebrating all genres of electronic music. Showcasing independent artists & championing the ‘home-brew’ bedroom producer. New episodes every third Friday. Get involved, send your tracks & info to homebrewelec@outlook.com

ABOUT SYNTHS & SAMPLES 2011-2021

This compilation of recordings from the last 10 years, mastered by Frazer Brown at Werra Foxma Studios,bounces around electronic genres like a pinball. Whether it’s the dark ufo inspired electro of Dark Sky Park,the driving drum and bass of Patterns Forming, the Cold War paranoia of The Cold Cold or melancholy of Your Own Sweet Time, you’re sure to find a favourite among these 10 selected tunes. Tunes that occasionally can’t quite hide their DIY home-brew recording roots, but that’s all a part of Loopingstar’s Low-Fi Sci-Fi charm! Available to preorder now from Bandcamp, as a digital download or limited edition hand numbered CD.

 

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NEW TO REVIVAL SYNTH

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THE RUDE AWAKENING RELEASE A 4 TRACK EP

WITH THEIR OWN TAKE ON ICONIC SYNTH SONGS

The innovative UK synthpop act THE RUDE AWAKENING present a fabulous 4 track EP presenting their own unique interpretations of some of their favourite songs from iconic synth artists including OMD, Gary Numan (Tubeway Army), Erasure and Japan.

Released on 1st May 2021 on their own AbNormal label, the “Under the Covers” EP is more than a boy/girl duo dressing up and singing into a hairbrush… this is a collection of very thoughtfully crafted and clever interpretations of classic 80’s synth songs with the signature DNA of The Rude Awakening threaded throughout. 

1. “Joan of Arc” (OMD) sees Bridget take the lead vocal role, her angelic, vulnerable verses gradually joined by Johnny, as the song builds to a rising anthemic climax.

2. “Bombers” (Tubeway Army/Gary Numan) has Johnny leading the vocal attack aided by a military rhythm and squadron of synths, assisted by Bridget’s calming harmonies and ambience of historic aviation. 

3. “Spiralling” (Erasure) is given The Rude Awakening treatment and sees the gentle, vulnerable lyrics interwoven vocally by Bridget and Johnny around a tapestry of beautiful synthetic fibres.

4. “Quiet Life” (Japan) is an insistent, sequence-driven version of a classic synth track with Johnny’s signature vocal leading the charge and Bridget’s lush harmonies and sensual spoken word softening the edge of an otherwise sharply smart rework.

THE RUDE AWAKENING consists of Johnny Normal and Bridget Gray, a synthpop song-writing/performing duo since 2018 whose debut album “Kaleidoscope” featured in The Electricity Club’s shortlist of top albums of 2019. They also have been collaborating and remixing for artists such as B-Movie, Birmingham Electric, The Livelong June, Mechanical Cabaret and Peter Godwin. A second album is underway.

         

abnormalproductions.co.uk

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