Summer of Synth // A retrospective view

From June through to August we released a series of albums that were unconnected other by the hash tag #SummerOfSynth.  In this news missive we revisit those releases with the hope that they are discovered by some folks who may have missed them the first time round.

Constant Imbalances III // Hans Castrup

The newly released Constant Imbalances III is reviewed HERE on Beach Sloth, and for this we are eternally grateful. Transcribed....... Unstable compositions aptly named, Hans Castrup’s “Constant Imbalances” plays with dissonance. Piano features prominently throughout adding the melody and, at times, the rhythm. Everything within the compositions gets melted away. With the inclusion of electronics, the …

goii // The German Ocean

goii (German Ocean 2) is the follow up to the Brighton post-ambient dronescape merchants' eponymous debut, also launched via Submarine Broadcasting Company earlier this year. Where The German Ocean took listeners to the cold deep North seas, goii reaches for the skies. Darren tells us that the five (six if you include download-only / companion …

Kredenc Kopcu // Flaigula

Written and recorded between January 2020 and June 2021 in Fresneda de la Sierra Tirón, Logroño, Myrtle Beach, Jerez de la Frontera, Moncton, Berlin and Prague. Arranged, Mixed and Mastered by Flavigula All music and lyrics by Flavigula Excepting the lyrics to Malý Brožka Byl Chirurg, written by Renata Connors Artwork by Christian Michael Newman …

Non-Traumatic Events // Phirinis & Chorchill

"Non-Traumatic Events" is a special collaboration between electronic musician Phirnis from Austria and his German colleague Chorchill. On this split release, both move a bit towards the other, producing some of their most adventurous material to date. The resulting sonic accidents are sometimes harsh, sometimes ambient, and always non-traumatizing.       Credits Released September …

You Only Call Me When There’s An Apocalypse // Wodwo

Relative newcomer on the scene, Wodwo is the alias of Derbyshire musician and author Ray Robinson. An award-winning novelist and coveted screenwriter with literary works that have been adapted into major motion pictures, Robinson’s foray into the music world as Wodwo began in 2018. His gentle ambient and lush neo-classical compositions have quickly attracted a …