• STYLE /Outrun / Synthpop
  • RELEASE DATE /June 09, 2017
  • LABEL /Endless Summer Recordings
  • FORMAT /Digital

RSW rating ➔

¦ 9/10 ¦
Fanstastic EP

Our Few Words

Anoraak aka Frédéric Rivière, an emblematic figure of Synthwave with his friends from ‘Valérie Collective’ (College, Minitel Rose, The Outrunners), has just released his new EP named ‘Black Gold Sun’. Leaving the Electro-pop style in which he had headed, the musician come back in strength with a shiny Synthpop and Outrun music, breathing joy and good humor. As usual, some tracks are accompanied by excellent vocals, by the artist with the first single ‘Outcome’ and also enriched by the excellent singer Lydmor from Denmark for the track ‘Evolve’. She’s bringing even more freshness and sensuality to the enormous potential that can bring the Synthpop of Frédéric. The magic is here, for example with ‘Skyline’ or ‘Last Call’, those tracks bring us directly to James Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs (Miami Vice) into their Lamborghini Countach at full speed. Outrun music, for sure! And to finish in beauty with ‘Black Gold Sun’, the French prodigy gives us a masterpiece with extreme beauty, dressed in a bewitching melody, filled with emotions and nostalgia with effective rhythmic. A last track that projects us far, very far away to a heroic finale of a movie like DRIVE, concluding the second season of ‘Stranger Things’ or a space walk with ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy’. Not to mention the remarkable remix of ‘Maethelvin’ (from France too) for the first EP song, bringing a more Electro and spontaneous touch. Note that the cover was created by a member of The Zonder, Alexander Burkart from Germany. In short, a huge EP that we put in ‘repeat mode’ since the release date.

Gold quote

It kicks off with Steve Reich-esque marimbas and a wash of synth, before a strong and consistent synth bass and kick drum come into the fold, building some suspenseful momentum.

– Vehlinggo