Girlfriend Records continue their bid for SynthWave world domination, following Le Prix awesome ‘Cosmonova’ their second commercial (they have a long history of free releases) EP comes from Girlfriend head honcho Sferro and San Jose producer Johnatron.
‘Frozen’ is an rousing dance track that is build upon the DNA of SynthWave, Dreamwave and Italo with a health does of the atmospheric. The solid Italo beat and bassline make it unmistakably for the dancefloor, but the lush chords and the haunting vocal, that weaves it’s way in and out of the melodies, give it an otherwordly, dreamlike, quality that sees to wrap you up and sweep you along with it. The flip side, ‘Frozen’ is, well, it’s kinda’ like what Psy Trance would sound like if it was made by people who actually liked music. Hypnotic and ever evolving, but musical and sonically rich. The single conatins some beautiful artword from DW Design too.
We feel like we’ve been waiting for this single to drop for ever! Finally sees the long awaited (around here certainly) ‘Cosmonova’, the new single from Le Prix and the first commercial release from Girlfriend Records. Girlfriend have, of course, have a good few years of supplying us with the best in Dreamwave and SynthWave for free, so let’s all show them some support as the move into this new phase.
‘Cosmonova’ is a piece of cosmic SynthWave that is pure bliss. Built around a rolling late ‘80’s House beat, it’s a ten minute journey to other galaxies. Worth of Vangelis’ more spacey work, Le Prix takes his time, building an otherworldly synthetic atmosphere. With an infection lead riff, one that will seriously stick in your head, and layers upon layers of Sci-Fi synths Le Prix has delivered what con only be described as a interplanetary SynthWave masterpiece. reMixes come from FM Attack, who turns in a killer retro synth Disco track with strong Italo overtones. It’s a beautiful, haunting dance track with a hint of Pet Shop Boys about it. The main thing to take away from this reMix is that FM Attack truly is a master at what he does and we don;t hear nearly enough from him. Meanwhile Johnatron keeps the space age riff in place and applies tit to a thick, warping, Disco groove before bring in some Acidic synth action and some late night dancefloor chaos. The ‘Cosmonova’ package was worth the wait, and a stunning entrance into the world music market for Girlfriend.
♫ Le Prix – Cosmonova
♫ Le Prix – Cosmonova (FM Attack reMix)
♫ Le Prix – Cosmonova (Johnatron reMix)
While we’re hear let’s take another look at the awesome trailer for ‘Comosnova’, apparently it was planned to be turned into a full length video, but timing constrains on animator Kilian Eng prohibited that. Even at 43 seconds though, it’s spectacular.
Le Prix’s ‘Cosmonova’ is out right now on Girlfriend Records.