DEADLIFE’s Singularity – A Nostalgic Darksynth Cyberpunk Explosion
"Singularity" is the latest explosive album from UK based DEADLIFE - being released simultaneously with its sister album "Rebel Nights." The last we heard from DEADLIFE, he was experimenting madly with some amazing ambient tones in "Orphan." This time around however that ambiance has been traded for
“Singularity” is the latest explosive album from UK based DEADLIFE – being released simultaneously with its sister album “Rebel Nights.”
The last we heard from DEADLIFE, he was experimenting madly with some amazing ambient tones in “Orphan.” This time around however that ambiance has been traded for a sonic sledgehammer, a seismic black hole “Singularity” with which DEADLIFE promptly smashes into our collective domes. I am continually astounded at the versatility of DEADLIFE’s production, never rehashing releases like far too many other artists in the synth scene, and these two albums are no different – but lets focus for a moment on “Singularity.”
This album, on it’s face, almost hints at being a generic darksynth outrun album. The basslines are there and thrumming along as usual with neon rain in the windshield – yadda yadda you know the drill. When suddenly the purple lambo skids headlong into a cyborg at top speed and explodes into a ball of pure retro fury.
Each listen I give “Singularity” reveals a bit more depth. The album really shines when the combination of darksynth and cyberpunk genres are held together with more major nostalgic tones. This where DEADLIFE really nails something special, such as “She Only Exists in Screens,” and “Sand and Snow.” Even in the darker tracks that lack a bit of the nostalgic panache, we hear a more danceable version of darksynth and cyperpunk – reminiscent in its EDM BPM to some old Danger tracks.
All in all, this is an astounding album, and not one you should miss! Listen Here.