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RETROGRAMME

Alexandria, Virginia, United States | INDIE

Alexandria, Virginia, United States | INDIE
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Tom Robinson of BBC6 Music says "Retrogramme are American e-friends of mine who just released a self-financed 10-track album of pounding beats and soulful synths... electronica with a heart"! - BBC - 6Music


Brilliant in all ways! A mixture of culture and genre influences from our past. Truly: an Ominiverse of sound for your thoughts and pleasure. In lay-man terms: EFFIN' SICK!

-David
Mammoth Mag. &
Hard Volume Records - Mammoth Mag/Hard Volume Records


Voxana, the host of Sony’s Acidplanet Waveform podcast includes “Blood As A Notion” in Waveform podcast #41, calling it “one of their many high energy, solidly produced songs”. The podcast can be found at http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?podcast=2014|2&t=7374 - Sony AcidPlanet


This is a five track CDEP with a perfect combination of dark electronic industrial and two tracks of dark new wave songs with vocals (Dima Pavlovsky and Urvashi Chandani). This fits into a gothic realm with the dark tones but the true gems on this release are Shocker, The Dead End, and Black Magic. Retrogramme are smart, talented, and really know how to create an electronic aural sense of foreboding in a five track CD. Looking forward to more from this band. Retrogramme are Nikk Allen and Rob Early (with guest vocalists) Retrogramme – Season of Scars on Octofoil Record. Hear samples: CDEP from Retrogramme titled "Season of Scars" A few tracks are something like the Dogon band on our gothic ambient page. Song listing on this CD: Shocker Season of Scars 911 for Locals The Dead End Black Magic http://www.octofoil-records.com
- Dark Grave


"Retrogramme is relatively new on the scene, but the distinct sound and studio production skill will soon put this band in the know of fans of electronic music within a wide spectrum".
- Stephen Lussier - ReGen Magazine

For the whole review, go here...

http://www.regenmag.com/Reviews-1994-Retrogramme-Retrogramme.html - ReGen Magazine


Hailing from Washington this duo released their debut-album “Retrogramme” in 2008. This EP is my introduction to their sound and the least I can say is that I’ve been totally conquered! Defining the style of the project is quite difficult as they’re mixing different influences and elements with each other. While trying to explain what this band is all about, I definitely have to start by saying it’s 100% electronic like. The writing sounds quite elaborated while the influences are moving in between techno, dub and even a flavor of psychedelic. Merging all these influence together sounds like the perfect sound hybrid for a great release. The very last song entitled “Black Magic” is definitely like the apotheosis of this work. Somewhere in between dub, trance and psychedelic electronics this song is worth a listen! The complexity in writing is emerging from the “ Season Of Scars”-song where some lazy, sensual male vocals are quite noticeable as well. Every single element from this production is well-crafted. I also like the more dubby style heard on “The Dead End”, which is another noticeable song from this EP. Retrogramme is a cool surprise and I hope to hear more releases from this band in the future!
(ED:7/8)ED.

http://www.side-line.com/reviews_comments.php?id=44103_0_17_0_C - Side Line Magazine


Discography

RETROGRAMME - RETROGRAMME - December 9, 2008

RETROGRAMME - Season Of Scars EP - November 16, 2009

RETROGRAMME - [untitled] - 2011

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RETROGRAMME is a Washington DC area electronic music act whose 2008 debut album cultivated a underground buzz in the area with its beautiful atmospherics and considerably wide-range of electronic progressions from industrial rock to ambient soundscapes. Rob Early, the principal synthesist and programmer, and Nikk Allen, the primary songwriter, have a musicianship that is influenced by many different genres of electronica, Their styles have been compared to New Order, Underworld, Gary Numan and other classic live electronic acts. This is not another laptop act but a band blending tight programming with live instruments spanning genres from industrial to aggressive pop. Their latest release on Octofoil Records, Season of Scars EP, is a dark electronic release.

Retrogramme have been twice featured on BBC6's Tom Robinson's Introducing series, and have been reviewed in several electronic/gothic-based music magazines including ReGen, Side-Line and Dark Grave. Their music is also currently streaming on several web radio stations including EBM-Radio.com and GothWave.net, and have been featured in several podcasts including Sony's AcidPlanet WaveForm.

Most recently, Retrogramme has played with Faith And The Muse in Washington D.C. and Espermachine in Baltimore MD.

Contact :

Management - J.H.Gucker - jhgucker@gmail.com
Band - retrogramme@gmail.com