I really can't help but love Soviet. I'm a sucker for bands who are suckers for vintage synths, and these guys are all over it, albeit they're using old instruments to make futuristic music. Similar to Solvent, this is pop music for robots and people who live in those super techy sky homes that we were supposed to have by now. I'm pretty sure the only reason Keith Ruggiero isn't in
"Circuit Love" is from the very synthpop 2001 album We Are Eyes We Are Builders, but there's actually a newer Soviet release out called Spies In The House of Love that's a little more rock, and sounds like something I'd expect to hear in a John Hughes movie.
I've been hanging out with the local disco crew lately (see events at right), and it's starting to rub off, I think, because I keep playing Maethelvin on Thursdays. You'd never believe this song is only a couple of years old; if I didn't know better, I might have guessed it was from a Miami Vice soundtrack. Probably the least known act from the