French cyberpunk/synthwave artist Dan Terminus has announced a new album, Automated Refrains! This comes over two years after his last album, The Wrath of Code, which was one of the best synth-focused electronic albums of that year as far as I’m concerned.
Label Blood Music broke the news yesterday; coming out on November 10, the album ‘recalls a healthy mixture of Terminus’s smooth early synthwave in conjunction with the unhinged distortion of his notorious breakthrough record; peppered throughout with a healthy dose of vocoder elegies, harpsichord flourishes, and subtle nods to classic video game soundtracks as well as Tangerine Dream.‘
That’s not all! Blood Music also premiered a track from the album called “Margaritifer” today. Check it out!
It’s just about what you would expect from Dan Terminus, but with something extra on top. Very glitchy, nice beat, and there’s great effect flourishes throughout, including vocal samples. There’s a definite cyberpunk aesthetic as well. Fans of his contemporaries Perturbator and GosT will feel right at home!