This is Todd at A Different Drum. As promised, here is another update with several Russian imports. Not all of the CD’s in this update are by Russian bands, but most are released in Russia, where synthpop appears to be setting up a stronghold. The scene there and the sounds coming out of these Russian labels reminds me a lot of the Swedish synthpop movement in the 90’s. Anyway…on with the new arrivals!
Fate Creator “Creator of Fate” $15 — This is one of the edgier sounding releases in this week’s update with strong, pounding beats and some guitar samples thrown in for a powerful sound. Check out samples from the entire album and order the CD here :
WANT/ed “Never Will Take it Back / Start to Live” $8 — Those who are VIP subscribers with A Different Drum are familiar with this band, as they received the limited edition version of their recent album. This is an extended single packed with seventeen tracks including nine versions of “Never Will Take it Back” and five version of “Start to Live”, plus other bonuses. You can see the track list and order the CD here :
Spreading Point “Re-Start (Re-Mixed)” $15 — This CD is packed with remixes of songs from the band’s self-released CDR, “Re-Start” and it features a lot of classic synthpop sounds and catchy melodies. You can listen to samples from the album and order the CD here :
Inter-Connection “Traces from Heaven” $15 — Again, if you are a VIP subscriber, then you know Inter-Connection well, having received two stellar albums as limited editions through the club. You may be surprised to know that they have yet another album available as a Russian import CD. Here it is, and it is every bit as good! You can listen to a couple of entire songs and order the CD here :
Note: It looks like there is a copy or two floating around of Inter-Connection’s amazing “Chrome” album here :
Dark Phenomenon “Favour” $15 — We have had the “Disfavour” album in stock at A Different Drum for a while now, and it has been well received by fans of classic synthpop. Now you can pick up the “Favour” CD which features remixes from that album. It is packed with seventeen tracks and you can order the remix collection here :
Dark Phenomenon “Disfavour” $15 — As mentioned, this album has been in stock for a while, but if you haven’t checked it out, you can watch a video and order the CD here :
Various Artists “We Love Synthpop - The Album” (2CD) $15 — Oh, the good old days when you could discover a pile of new synthpop bands by picking up a sampler. Well, here you go! This release features two CD’s of artists pulled from around the world, waiting for you to discover! Check out the tracklist, loaded with plenty of newcomers, and order the 2CD here :
Jens Bader “Unisex” $16 — OK, away from the Russian imports, and back to Germany. Jens Bader cranks out albums like an electronic pop madman, apparently writing songs in every spare minute. Here is the newest album, once again loaded with his signature synthpop sound and snappy lyrical attitude. Order the new CD here :
Thanks again for your ongoing support, and I hope you have a wonderful week! If you’re interested in seeing some auctions of bulk CD lots that I’m putting together, you can check them out here :
I’ll be adding more as the week progresses.