Artist Profile: Solvent

Canadian guru of melodic electronics
Solvent
Synth Pop has lost its credence. Lady Gaga, you’ve ruined it for a generation of romantics.

Solvent, the Canadian guru of melodic electronics, has been painting lush techno-colour pop songs for thirteen years but recently a backlash saw him revolt too: “The aftermath of electroclash is what we’re hearing now in pop and R&B. Take Lady Gaga and Kanye West: synthetic pop music is a reality now and it’s horrendous.”

As a reaction Solvent has dissolved his euphoric melodies, taking his sound darker on his new album ‘Subject To Shift’ on Ghostly: “I’ve definitely experienced a shift over the new album. The most interesting music is usually expressing a more complex emotional state than just happiness.”

Solvent Essentials:
‘Formulate’ (Ghostly)
‘Solvent City’ (Morr)
‘Apples And Synthesisers’ (Ghostly)

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