Dystopian Dreams


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XARGON Listening to this you can easily imagine being part of some 80's dystopian thriller. I'm not too fussed on the vocals but tracks like 'The Man from the Company' more than make up for this. Favorite track: The Man From The Company.
Maiyannah Bishop
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Maiyannah Bishop A very cyberpunk-y dark synth that serves as a great backdrop for such themes. The vocals are a bit more miss than hit to me, but the lead track and The Company man, alone, are worth the cost of admission. Very classical 80s-filmy synth, that 'retro' vibe so often sought, and not only executed well, but composed well, with good variations in pace, theme, and tempo. Favorite track: The Man From The Company.
Michael CA L
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Michael CA L A very solid collection of futuristic, cyberpunk-influenced synthwave. Favorite track: The Man From The Company.
Jack Kelley
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Jack Kelley I have the cassette and i make a note to listen to it on a semi-regular basis, or whenever i feel like hearing cyberpunk. Or whenever i feel like pretending to play with the ZX Spectrum I never had or will ever have. That works too. Favorite track: Pursuit Through The Ruins Of The Old City.
Martyn Stonehouse
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Martyn Stonehouse What a great collection of songs showing real diversity from Ex- Machina - an album not to be missed. Mysterious, dark and a little hopeful in places... the soundtrack to our uncertain future... Favorite track: Love Scene.
Teenage Dreams
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Teenage Dreams <3 can't wait for the cassette to come in. Love the leads and melodies in this album. Nicely done EX-MACHINA! Favorite track: Come Get Me (feat. Dana Jean Phoenix).
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    Dystopian Dreams on a high quality Maxell Chrome C-90 with full colour inlay. Produced by Weekend Warrior Distribution! Limited Edition of 24!

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    "This is a pitch perfect record that oozes atmosphere without going overboard with any one element. It’s an elegant album full of catchy riffs and thoughtful melodies that does an amazing job of telling many stories, all contained within the dreamscape of a ruined metropolis…"
    - Violent Success

    "Epic Work!"
    - NewRetroWave

    "Synthetix.FM very, very highly recommends Ex-Machina's Dystopian Dreams album as it is truly a complete experience in 80s inspired synth music that crosses between light and dark and old and new brilliantly."
    - Synthetix.FM

    "Each track is unique in its own way and the work as a whole unit rises above so many other releases in the community."
    - Retro Promenade

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Limited edition cassette of Dystopian Dreams. Cassette produced by Weekend Warrior Distribution on high quality Maxell Chrome c-90 purple painted cassette. Limited to 24 copies and includes immediate download of digital version.

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Digital-only version also available from Future City Records www.futurecityrecords.com


released March 25, 2014

Dana Jean Phoenix
Edwin Jesus (SpekrFreks)
Alex Kenny



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EX-MACHINA Southport, UK

EX-MACHINA is a synthwave project by Dan Kenyon.

Inspired by dark, dystopian sci-fi films of the 70's and 80's and current electro/synth genres, EX-MACHINA is a blend of current synthpop, electro and chillwave with emphasis on retro-futuristic soundscapes and instrumentals designed to invoke the atmosphere of a dark, cyberpunk future.

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