Dark Age

by Rotwang

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New Jersey's Rotwang brings the horror movie to the listener with his latest release "Dark Age." Rejecting digital means of music composition in favor of analog textures, whilst eschewing many of the typical trappings of the synthwave genre, Rotwang delivers a true kind of retro-futurism that seems plucked out of the soundtrack of an imagined slasher film set in a dystopian future - complete with the plot twists one would expect.
Featuring 8 tracks written over the years since his last release, "Dark Age" reflects a refinement of the "horrortronic" sound found on 2011's "Crisis" EP. The album begins with "Selling Salvation," kicked into gear with the notable inclusion of an acid techno staple, the Roland TB-303, found throughout the album. However, the album never quite veers into acid techno territory; "Catalyzer" sets its sights towards B-Boy style rhythms and is superseded by the cinematic sweep of "Storming Heaven" and "147." This complexity is further developed in "Atrophy Hunting" and "The Four Last Things" only briefly interrupted by the gritty, direct "Exhaustion" and "Inferno, Me."

Aptly named, "Dark Age" comes after 7 years of silence, but it doesn't mean there isn't more from this mini dark age of silence. Rotwang's been busy and this is just the first taste of a new phase to match the dark times through which we're all passing.

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released May 15, 2018

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Electronic music for the future where we only have old hardware left.

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