Limited hand-numbered edition of 500 copies.
Track durations taken from computer.
The Space-Synthwave saga of GLASS APPLE BONZAI continues! After last year's successful debut album, Daniel X. Belasco decided to strike while the “iron is hot”, and in May 2015 presented to the audience the second release of his project. The new album is called «Night Maze», and continues to follow and develop the musical concepts of its predecessor, focusing on retro synth-pop, space disco, and analog electro. The term "analogue" here is not just empty words - the Canadian musician used a collection of vintage synthesizers and musical equipment for the recording of «Night Maze». That’s one of the reasons why GLASS APPLE BONZAI so successfully can recreate the atmosphere of the "Golden Age" of electronic pop music, when DEPECHE MODE, OMD, A-HA, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, ALPHAVILLE, YAZOO, CAMOUFLAGE recorded their classic albums. Though modern trends of synth-pop music are not forgotten on «Night Maze» (sometimes possible association even with late era of ASSEMBLAGE 23), and are skillfully integrated into the retro sound of GLASS APPLE BONZAI.
From review of IDIEYOUDIE.COM:
“The minimalist sense of instrumentation which was part of the charm of GAB’s debut is brought to bear on Night Maze, and the resulting changes in tone and effect are striking. John Foxx, early Simple Minds, Organisation-era OMD, and even some of the more approachable ends of minimal wave are far better touchstones for this album than the lusher sides of Depeche Mode or the delirious melodies of Yaz…. Not surprising that plenty of people have thought that replicating the charm of 80th' music era is as simple as rehashing its most obvious outer markers. But Belasco knows the period and its music better than that, and pays tribute to the deep cut side of synthpop via Night Maze‘s moody and measured feel”
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: RAZ015 GLASS APPLE BONZAI - "Night Maze" 933-83 046
- Mould SID Code: IFPI ALM03