Music Style: Synthwave music, Dark Synth music, New Retro Wave music
Homeland: Paris, France
Album Year: 2012-2018
Album Type: WEB
Album Files Format: MP3 and FLAC tracks
Tracks Bitrate: MP3 320kbps CBR and FLAC Lossless
Music Playing Time: 14:04:40
A former black metal guitarist who switched to dark synthwave, James Kent aka Perturbator got his genre-free attitude toward music from his parents, one of them being rock critic Nick Kent. He was given a Pantera album at the age of three, and a guitar at the age of 11. After learning Tool and Slayer riffs on the guitar, he began writing his own music, but Mom and Dad’s synth collection was also calling, and the younger Kent took to the keyboards with both metal and cyberpunk attitudes. He debuted his sound with the 2012 EP Night Driving Avenger while two albums, Terror 404 and I Am the Night, arrived that same year. The combination of retro-techno and aggression attracted the developers of the campy and violent video game Hotline Miami, who added Perturbator to contribute to the 2012 game’s soundtrack. The Sexualizer EP followed in 2013, and was reissued by the Finnish extreme metal label Blood Music. The label also issued Perturbator’s concept LP Dangerous Days in 2014. Work on the Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number soundtrack followed in 2015, then Dangerous Days’ story of a religion using technology to persuade followers was continued on the 2016 concept album The Uncanny Valley. The following year, Kent issued the EP New Model.
Perturbator – B-Sides and Remixes, Vol. II
Music Album Quality: 320kbps CBR
Music Playtime: 01:12:02 hrs
Size: 167,18 MB – 14 Files
âB-sides and Remixes, Vol. IIâ is the latter part in a two-hour, double volume retrospective, featuring nearly all of Perturbator’s rare early work.
This double release allows one to revisit the glory early days of synthwave through the lens of Perturbator. Perturbator remains one of the key composers in a scene whose days were predicted as very short-lived, yet is growing daily towards reaching a decade of increasing popularity.
Volume II of the collection features nearly all of Perturbator’s rare B-sides, compilation tracks, and cover songs.
These tracks were recorded during the periods of âTERROR 404,â âI Am the Night,â âNocturne City,â âSexualizer,â and leading up to âDangerous Days.â Many of them would feel right at home on those Albums and offer a chance for many to hear bonus tracks from those sessions for the very first time.
This material has been disparate prior to this release, existing on random s, Soundclouds, and other various corners of the internet. Most of this material has never seen the light of day on vinyl, CD, nor even via iTunes, Spotify, or YouTube until now.
Released November 16, 2018
2018 B-Sides and Remixes, Vol. II
Rage Main Theme (Score) (04:13min) – MP3
Vigilante 2084 (05:23min) – MP3
The Intruder (05:14min) – MP3 [Read more…]