Decoder Premieres Full-Stream New Album from Michael C. Sharp

New Album From Michael C. Sharp Out This Friday

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Michael C. Sharp is one of our most talented and prolific veterans, showcasing his skills on multiple instruments in the psych ensemble Sungod. Now Sharp makes his solo Holodeck debut with the new cassette Never Enough Time out this Friday 10/20/17.

Sharp uses a process of loop based composition, playing to and around himself with delay times pacing every note. Sequenced vintage synthesizers harmonize alongside swirling guitars riffs, giving his music a structural anchor while allowing plenty of room for his technical musicianship to shine. Never Enough Time is great for fans of Manuel GöttschingKlaus Schulze or Eno & Fripp.

Click HERE to listen to Never Enough Time for the first time in its entirety via Decoder.

Click HERE to pre-order your copy of Michael C. Sharp’s Never Enough Timeon cassette from Holodeck Records, out this Friday October 20, 2017.

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Brooklyn Vegan Announces Automelodi for SXSW

Introducing Automelodi

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Holodeck is proud to announce Montréal’s Automelodi as the latest edition to our artist roster. Xavier Paradis has been recording and performing as Automelodi since 2009, and after two gorgeous full lengths of inspiring synth pop, we are pleased that he is now joining forces with Holodeck.

Automelodi’s production quality of analog synthesizers and drum machine is unparalleled. His amazing sound design is paired with Québécois French vocals and incredibly catchy song writing, making Automelodi one of the most exciting artists in modern electronic music. We have some big release announcements with Xavier coming just around the corner!

Brooklyn Vegan revealed the first round of SXSW artists for this year including Automelodi. He is the first a several big artist announcements for 2018’s SXSW Holodeck Showcase. Watch for more SXSW revelations coming soon.

Full Stream Premiere of VVV’s New LP on Exclaim!

VVV Gives Full Access Via Exclaim!

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After a prolific catalog of successful EPs, collaborations, cassettes and compilation appearances, the long awaited follow up to 2011’s Across the Sea is here. VVV is back with his second full length Shadow World, out this Friday 10/06/17 on LP, cassette and digital download. Shadow World is the result of VVV’s efforts to focus work on a fully encapsulated LP with recurring motifs and source material. The vocabulary on Shadow World has expanded to include extensive samples from classic Iranian instruments in addition to VVV's usual interplay of dark melodies and 2-step dance beats. The unified vision and refined details on Shadow World makes the new album stand out as the peak of VVV’s discography.

Click HERE to listen to Shadow World in it’s entirety on Exclaim!

Click HERE to order your copy of Shadow World (out this Friday 10/06/17) on LP or cassette from Holodeck Records.

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Holodeck Showcase at Switched On Austin

M. Geddes Gengras Comes to Austin 

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Holodeck Records is proud to partner with Switched On Austin to present an evening of electronic music and art. We have a full bill of some of our label's finest synth based composers, including Dylan CameronCurved LightJU4N and special guest M. Geddes Gengras from Los Angeles - plus select DJ & visual artists.

Join us at Switched On Austin this Saturday September 30th, for a showcase of light and sound design, experimental tones and deep authorship of sound. Free addmission plus complemntary refreshments provided by our sponsors High Brew Coffee and Austin Beerworks.

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Michael C. Sharp Premieres New Single

Brainwashed.com Premieres New Single from Michael C. Sharp

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Austin based multi-instrumentalist Michael C. Sharp is best known to Holodeck fans as one of the creative forces behind psych/kosmische collective Sungod, however Michael C. Sharp has quickly blossomed into a new and official solo project. Sharp’s upcoming cassette Never Enough Time (out 10/20/17) is a classic mix of effects driven ambient tones, analog sequences and layers of echo drenched guitar leads. Exploring techniques from influences like Sun RaJohn Fahey, and Manuel GöttschingSharp’s semi free form style of song building gives each piece a structural anchor while allowing plenty of room for his technical musicianship to shine.

Earlier this week Brainwashed.com premiered the title track from his upcoming cassette Never Enough Time. Click HERE to read their thoughtful review and click HERE to listen to their weekly podcast.

Click HERE to pre-order your copy of Michael C. Sharp’s new cassette Never Enough Time (out 10/20/17) from Holodeck Records.

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VVV’s New Single - “Give it Time” Premieres on Decoder

VVV Premieres New Single “Give it Time"

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Austin based ambient electronic producer VVV, aka Shawhin Izaddoost, just premiered the new single “Give it Time” from his upcoming full-length Shadow World via Decoder. Following a wave of hype from his recent video for “Spellbound”VVV is back with his signature style of half-time swing rhythms and dense, atmospheric soundscapes. Izaddoost’s vocabulary on “Give it Time”includes extensive samples from classic Iranian instruments in addition to his usual interplay of dark melodies and 2-step dance beats.

Click HERE to stream “Give it Time” and read Decoder’s charming review.

Shadow World comes out 10/06/17. Click HERE to pre-order your copy on LP or cassette. Also check out VVV's early 2017 cassette EP Why El Paso Sky, from Holodeck Records.

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Lou Rebecca Premieres New Video for “Fantôme” via Ad Hoc

Announcing Debut EP from Lou Rebecca

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Synth pop artist Lou Rebecca is Holodeck’s newest pride and joy, and she's ready to make her mark on the industry with her self-titled debut EP. Her soft and charismatic voice and style are instantly endearing and go beyond the basic tropes of the archetypal pop crooner. Currently hailing from Austin by way of ParisLousings in both English and her native French on her first single “Fantôme”.

Click HERE to watch Lou in her directorial debut for the intoxicating music video for “Fatôme” via Ad Hoc.

Click HERE to pre-order your copy of Lou Rebecca’s self-titled EP, out January 12th, 2018 on Holodeck Records.

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WORLD PREMIERE - Lou Rebecca Debuts at Austin Music Video Festival

Holodeck Introduces Lou Rebecca

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We have some big announcements for the Holodeck Showcase at this year's Austin Music Video Festival next Thursday, September 14th at The North Door. Starting at 8 PM, we will be screening our biggest and best Holodeck music video productions from artists S U R V I V EMarie DavidsonVVVTrollerSamantha GlassDylan CameronCurved Light plus…

Holodeck is proud to present a special WORLD PREMIERE screening of a video from our newest artist Lou Rebecca! Austin based/Parisian native Lou Rebeccahas mastered the art of sophistication in pop music and has been a huge presence in the local synth scene for several years. Lou’s work occupies the point of harmony between accessibility and technique, meticulously designed with a unique emotional and conceptual palate.

Come see Lou's Holodeck debut and stick around for a Q&A with the filmmakers, as well as a full bill of live performances and after-party including...

House of Kenzo Joins AMVF After-Party

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As the festival winds down for the day, the after-party collects at The North Doorfor the Holodeck ShowcaseTroller starts off the party with a DJ set, followed by live performances from Lou Rebecca and Samantha Glass. Video projections and light show will be brought to you by Jenni Kaye of Hyperreal Film Club.

San Antonio dance/performance art/music collective House of Kenzo (who starred in Dylan Cameron’s video for “Difficult Floor” earlier this year) will be live on stage to close the night out with a special performance and collaboration with Dylan Cameron (DJ).

This event is not to be missed! Come to The North Door on Thursday, September 14th for the Holodeck Records Music Video Showcase.

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