MoTER - Omegadriver
Released 2016 by Werkstatt Recordings
Softly wandering its way through your body, Omegadriver is the newest EP from Greek synthwave producer MoTER. Like most artists on Werkstatt Recordings, I find promise, respect, and a huge love for the musician. The project was born in 2015 by Konstantinos Karydis who cites the vintage Roland TR-707 synth, music genres such as darkwave and new wave, musicians such as Jello Biafra and Joy Division, films such as Blade Runner and Eraserhead, and show such as Miami Vice as influences for his music. And if all that combined doesn't show in his music then you are either not learned in those entertainment fields or just stupid.
Needless to say, the funk rolls right in with the starting track of Omegadriver 'Oslo'. It's soft, groovy, and will take you to the a cyberpunk, sun soaked beach of the future. This is the kind of music you use to woo a potential love interest, and if they are turned off by the music then they aren't a lover that you'll ever need. The next track 'Omegadriver' continues a display of gentle and lax 80s goodness mixed with a digital and mechanized edge. 'Airstrip' follows on its name; while the other two songs were loving, neither was as atmospherically embedded with synths as this track. It's lighter, dreamier, and will take you to the skies. The last track 'Cathedral' follows on the last song with breathtaking amount of background synths. Just imagine the usual Cathedral organs being replaced by synthwave aspects and you'll have a grand idea as to how this track sounds.
MoTER, while just formed in 2015, is showing a damned good amount of talent. They got on a respectable label for a respectable release and now have a respectable review to go along with all of that. As per usual, Omegadriver was released in a limited and strict format and will most likely sell out sometime soon; there are only nine CDs remaining and eight cassettes. If you fancy this, don't wait on it.
May 15 2016
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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