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TILT Premiere: Android Automatic – Future Eyes (EP)

TiltAdmin on April 15, 2014 - 1:22 am in Uncategorized

You know why I love Android Automatic so much? His music and his imagery always takes me straight back to the glory days of synth-pop and Valerie Collective and those moods evoked that actually reflect TILT too, which makes this premiere all the more special. 

Detroit-based Android Automatic’s debut EP, ‘Future Eyes’, is packed full of retro-influenced tunes, taking the listener back in time to a place where John Hughes’ films ruled the silver screen and the Lamborghini Countach was the prime choice for night cruising along the coast… 

Even though AA’s style is heavily 80s influenced, the man behind the moniker, Michael Gene, adds an element of modern composition, which is sure to please fans of both retro and modern music genres.

The opening cut, “Neon Waves”, is drenched in synth. With its sharp leads, throbbing bass lines, and catchy synth melodies, the tune takes listeners on a wild adventure that just might include jet skis and palm trees.

Up next is the title track “Future Eyes”. In just over three minutes, Android Automatic demonstrates his passion for the New Retro Wave genre. The breakdowns and choruses propel this track to a whole new level of melancholy. A perfect song for an 80s film about breaking up.

Android Automatic picks up the tempo by introducing readers and listeners to “Out of My Head”, the only track on the release with vocals. Using a vocoder to verbally express himself, Michael sings about past relationships and the regret that is sometimes felt after a break up. Even though it is a heartfelt, break-up tune, it still rocks.  His modern day beat composition adds a really cool element to the mix, which also accompanies the driving bass nicely.

Last up, the closer to ‘Future Eyes’, “The Class of 1986.” All I can say is nostalgia, nostalgia, nostalgia! While listening to this track, you may just forget that it is the year 2014. From the first note to the last, beautiful synth landscapes and swirling melodies remind us of much simpler times; A place in history where big hair brought envy and jealousy; A time where Z. Cavaricci jeans and Oakley sunglasses filled people’s closets, just waiting to be worn for a trip to the local mall.

Take a trip down memory lane with ‘Future Eyes’ and you may just never want to come back… Most of the EP is free for a limited time on Android Automatic’s SoundCloud. Be sure to follow him on Facebook, and if you like what you hear, show him some support by picking up the EP on iTunes!

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