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with a burst of steam over jagged buzzing bass leads, opium cracks the seal on this follow up EP by streetlights...an after-hours groove kicks in behind its dazzling cloud of synth chords that pitch slide into a monolithic melody... the bass remains locked down between spastic outbursts and crushed drum fills...nods to hancock, numan, and bonham

two long-lost liquid drum n bass sketches were mashed together and re-purposed to form the main elements of rivals... the bass lines and synth stabs lay the basis for this synthwave stormer that takes shape from its modular tech sequences and big neon lead lines

ratio nova unfolds as a series of variations on a guitar theme, systematically transformed into shiny plastic synthesizer arpeggios, then twisted into gnarly bass lines... the result is a mosaic of extreme sounds with a singular melodic focus ending with a glimpse of streetlights' next episode

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released June 7, 2017

produced by Pete Grove
cover photo by Natalie Roizman

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streetlights Vancouver, British Columbia

streetlights evolves through process in stylistic waves, emerging from a legacy of musical sketches in various guises of techno, house, ambient, drum n bass, dub, trip hop & post-rock... with spacey melodic themes as central element, the music has scripted itself, drawing from both modern & retro sonic sensibilities, disparate motives comfortably merging within the singular context of synthwave ... more

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