XP8 - Andrenochrome
XP8 is back with a great new album! It has been really interesting watching this album come together online. XP8 is notorious for being one of the more successful independent electronic artists in the dark dance scene, and Andrenochrome definitely had a unsurmountable support from the bigger names in the industry right now. The Indigogo.com campaign for this album well exceeded the goal, which allows for all kinds of fun perks and some music videos I believe are in the works.
Andrenochrome is a cyber punk story written by Marko (one half of XP8,) and follows two individuals through a not so far off London – deception rings through the streets no doubt! I have always been a fan of concept albums, I think that they are a difficult thing to piece together and I have always admired the skill it takes to link music and story through the process of creating an album. Andrenochrome is no exception, it buildings in waves of dance floor anthems and addicting lyrics. Andrenochrome is an album that you find yourself humming days later.
XP8 has done a good job of blending some of the newly popular styles of electronic music and their classic future pop feel. This is not easily obtained, and can be very annoying in my opinion, so to hear it come out in a way that I can agree with is a great feat! (Mainly I am referring to dubstep influences.) At the same time however, “Night Run” has a great classic XP8 feel (which I love.)
Overall it is a great addition to any DJ’s collection with songs like “Getaway” and “Information.” I am excited to add these songs to my current club rotation.
You can buy this release on XP8’s Bandcamp page: http://officialxp8.bandcamp.com/album/adrenochrome
Or on iTunes!
Check out the Official Lyric Video for “Information”