Labyrinth

by Monomer

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Jojess Fournier
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Jojess Fournier Chiptune / Synthwave heaven, nyaa~
Eric Trejo
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Eric Trejo I love the natural blend of chip and synth. We need more! The 80s sfx mixed in the tracks is ok, not always my tea, but each track shines when the modern feel of originality kicks in! I love those sound effects! Favorite track: Arcana Engine.
Kyotofu
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Kyotofu A very energetic and highly interesting blend between chiptune and synthwave, sprinkled with some little darksynth elements. Kinda like a trip into a labyrinth, there's something new at around each corner. The sound design is quite mesmerizing, and the entirety of the album is catchy, groovy, ranging from mysterious spacey vibes, to disco-like themes and riffing guitars. Original all the way through, those 10 tracks are freaking awesome ! Choosing a favorite one's really hard ! Favorite track: Mindthief.
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Labyrinth is everything I love about synthwave and chipmusic: chunky staccato bass lines, soaring melodies, oceans of spacious reverb and heavy, pumping drums. It was written between daydreams of androids, brain-hacking, and digital kingdoms fraught with the monsters in the machine. It was the most fun I've ever had working on music, and I hope that shows in each and every track.

Written gradually over the course of a year and a half, Labyrinth turned out to be the biggest musical challenge I've faced so far. It incorporates a wide array of instruments, from synths like Plogue’s Chipsounds VST and u-he’s Diva, to live guitar on a Fender Telecaster. My main goal after Quite Operational was to create an album where each song had a unique character, not only in the composition but also in the arrangement, production and mixing. This led to a lot of new territory for me, which was both exciting and terrifying, but I’m extremely happy with the end result and can’t wait to share it.

This album wouldn't have been possible without help from some fantastic friends. A special thank you goes out to Bill Mueller, Trevor McEwen, Mark Barry, Tim Gardiner, and Katie Trotta. In addition, a huge thanks goes to Steve Jenkins at Telefuture and C-jeff at Ubiktune for their encouragement and advice with this release, and to Rufus Blacklock for his awesome artwork and incredible enthusiasm. Cheers!

I'm extremely excited to have this album be a part of both the Telefuture and Ubiktune catalogs! Make sure to check out their other artists:

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released November 6, 2014

Mastering by Bill Mueller
Design and layout by Rufus Blacklock

Uses the following samples from Freesound.org:

"tibetan chant falsalama 3 med wet" by Falsalama - CC Sampling+ License

"Scream 01" by adriancalzon - CC Attribution License

"MAN SCREAM" by queen_westeros - CC 0 License

"heartbeats" by patobottos - CC 0 License

"Clock ticking" by Mortifreshman - CC 0 License

"Mechanical alarm clock is ticking (SLAVA)" by ST303 - CC 0 License

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