We are proud to present Sare's fourth album "Softmachine". It is a ten track synthesizer epic which takes us through multiple musical flavors of electronica, Italo, dancefloor, disco and smooth soul pop. All threads are neatly bound up and unified by the common principles of smooth electronics, solid melody and slick song-writing.
The album opens with the intro track and scene setter, "Dreamachine". It is a dystopian synth algorithm which is one part aural mindscape, one part electronic opus and one part sci-fi soundtrack. A perfect scene setter. "Everybody Freak Out" bursts open the flood gates with a tide of funky swing, brash disco swagger and catchy lead lines. "Softmachine" shows Sare's finely honed song-writing prowess with its lazy grooves, 80's sparkling synths and meandering robotized main vocal line.
Next the dancefloor calls with a peak-time disco vocal groover "Like You Wanna Do". It features a vocal from Vaarka delivering a fine performance. Multi-layered guitars, perky bass guitar and a pulsing groove power this track along. "Here Comes That Sound" carries on the dancefloor vocal vein with its 4-4 beats, driving bass and sweet strings sitting perfectly alongside a multi vocalled chorused vocal from Barbara Grabar, Kristina Strasek and Vanja Dizdarevic.
On the flipside things open with "Riot", sawtoothy synth waves and darting keyboard lines lead the way in this sci-fi sound track with a core of antagonism at its core. "Science Of The Beat" follows with its stabby synth bass, rolling stabs and vocodered main lines. "Music and Lies" layers in sweet synth pads, melancholy meanderings and just a touch of forlorn sadness into its melodies.
To round things off "No Chance To Dance" digs deep into the Chic vibes with its percussive chop-guitar, on-the-beat bass guitar and swinging hand-clap disco beats. The album closes with the painfully optimistic "Perpetual Rise", a Metropolis meets Vangelis like analog synthesizer masterclass.
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This is a Sare Havlicek production. Recorded and mixed by Sare Havlicek at Tokyorama. All songs written by Sare Havlicek except Like You Wanna Do written by Sare Havlicek and Varvara Aleksandrova, Here Comes That Sound written by Alan Hawkshaw. The Machines: Roland System700, Roland System100m, Roland TB303, Roland SH09, Roland Jupiter8, Roland Juno106, Oberheim OB8, Oberheim OBsX, Korg MS20, Moog The Source, Akai S900, Sequential Circuits Drumtraks, Roland TR909, Roland TR707, Roland TR626, Boss DR110, Korg KPR77, Yamaha RX11, Roland MC4b, Roland MSQ700, Apple Logic. The Humans: Programming, Synthesizers, Keyboards and Vocoder - Sare Havlicek. Vocals on Like you Wanna Do - Vaarka. Vocals on Here Comes That Sound and No Chance To Dance - Barbara Grabar, Kristina Strasek and Vanja Dizdarevic. Electric grand - Denis 'Duki' Horvat. Guitars - Miha Koretic, Robi Pikl, Chris Noga. Bass guitar - Jani Hace. Strings - VD chamber quartet. Voices on Softmachine - Yuki Sato and Aki Takahashi. Cover art by Jean Pierrot. Published by Dharma Songs, expect "Here Comes That Sound" by Copyright Control.
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