For his contribution to the recently released Le Burgundy Paris L’Album compilation album, French SynthWaver Daroc delivered a brand new track. Titled Volute Club, this is the first we’ve heard of the Parisian since his cover version of Eric Charden’s Captain Harlock theme. Expect enveloping Sci-Fi soundscapes to follow.
Layered with piercing vintage synths and undulating, driven beat, Volute Club drops you right in the on-the-edge-of-your-seat mood with some haunting piano before erupting in waves of synths. Sometimes taking on a BladeRunner vibe, sometimes sounding more Baroque, Daroc always keeps things both an atmospheric soundtrack and exciting electronic music.
Daroc is like busses, you wait ages for new tracks then loads come at once. Luckily we can never get our fill of new Daroc tracks, especially tracks like his latest drop. In tribute to French singer, songwriter and composer Éric Charden, who passed away earlier this year.
The track is a cover of ‘La Bataille d’Albator’, Charden’s theme tune to the Captain Harlock animé series (known as ‘Albator’ in France, and a favourite of Daroc’s as a kid) and is instantly recognisable from that riff. Daroc is the perfect artist to keep the Sci-Fi feel in covering something like this, he creates a moody electronic mood that is full of exciting promise. Deep, dark, warping synth sounds counter optimistic melodies in a track that is a magical combination of French electronic music and French melody, Japanese theme structure, Futuristic SynthWave and just a hint of Disco. Daroc is on such a roll these days, we can;t wait to hear what he has in store for us next.
One of France’s best kept SynthWave secrets Daroc is proving that after his long absence his recent ‘Destination’ EP wasn’t a one off. He’s back for good and gearing up to be part of brand new release. ‘Additional Wonders’, a collection of 12 artists reMixing and covering classic tracks from French noisemongers WAT.
Taken from that record is his new song, a cover of ‘Wonder’, I’m guessing the lead track, and it’s truly beautiful. Transcending Disco or SynthWave, even ElectroPop, it’s distant, passionate, vocals hovers ethereally over otherworldly melodic synthwork. This is no dancefloor banger, this is Dreamwave for the mind. transporting the listener to distant planets of sound with cosmic pads and almost baroque keys and a vocal line that lends itself to the epicness and brings a slightly Bowie-esque quality in the second half of the track. This sounds like an intro, at least that’s what it feels like from an audio narrative point of view, or an interlude. Whichever, it makes us excited to hear the rest of the album.
♫ Daroc – Wonder
Daroc’s ‘Destination’ EP is out now, ‘Additional Wonders’ is released 7th May.
Daroc is back! It’s been a while since we heard anything from the French SynthWave producer and even longer singe we wrote about him (years in fact). But he’s just dropped a brand new EP, and it was worth the wait.
From the opening BladeRunner synth sweeps of ‘Initial’, the first track, you know you’re in for a full on Sci-Fi synth experience. The track soon kicks into a Post-Italo Electro masterpiece, driven along by an appreciated bassline the track layers neon soaked electronics and haunting melodies thick and leads into ‘Paychodio’, a track that exists at the place where Moroder and Tangerine Dream meet to record the soundtrack to a dystopian metropolis.It really shows off why Daroc is regarded so highly by many of the top electronic music producers in France, Kavinsky, Jupiter, Gaspard Augé to name a few. ‘Escale’ slows things down and lest Daroc show off his skills for creating moods and atmospheres with electronics. A peice that is beautiful and a little scary, ‘Escale’ is a nice interlude in the ‘movie’ that is ‘Destination’. The original tracks come to a close on ‘Sea Steria’, a majestic track with an almost baroque feel built on cosmic sweeps and piercing melodies. The EP rounds off with three reMixes, the best of which comes from John Lord Fonda and old school electronic rumors illumni 4TrackZ and Mmmattias who all bring some big Electro dancefloor sensibility to the tracks. I’m gonna’ go ahead and say this is one of my favourite releases of the year so far, and it’s highly recommended.
The week in Bangers: While electronic rumors isn’t strictly an Electro-House blog, we do cover a lot of Electro-House that crosses over in to our realm. So many good club tunes and reMixes surface each week we can’t (and wouldn’t) cover them all, so this is a round up of some of the best from the week that we didn’t have time to dedicate individual posts to…