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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Empathy Test: Throwing Stones EP

Throwing Stones EP cover art
Our friends at Stars & Letters Records in Brooklyn, are on their way to becoming the premier synthpop label on the planet. Their latest release is the EP Throwing Stones, by London based Empathy Test. The duo of  Isaac Howlett and Adam Relf  are all about finding emotion in the machine, with soaring synthetic chords, precision beats, and jubilant 80s melodies; all coated in soft, irresistible melancholy textures. Rather than sounding like a mere update of 80s’ electro, Empathy Test produce a mesmerizing and immersive identity which sets them apart from pretty much everything else currently on the scene. Stream and buy the Throwing Stones EP at the link below.