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Operators reawaken the new wave sound of the 1980s

J.N. May 21, 2019

Three years after we got completely stuck in “Bring Me The Head” on debut album “Blue Wave”, the Canadian three-piece created by Wolf Parade’s and Handsome Fur’s mastermind Dan Boeckner release their sophomore album “Radiant Dawn”, thus progressing their self-proclaimed analog post-punk sound. 

Operators are a synth-oriented affair with an epic eighties vibe full of shimmering synths and booming bass, a coruscating electropop cut with just a hint of eighties electronic psychedelia. There’s a cold synth-pop that will appeal to fans of the likes of Depeche Mode and even The Cure, and on “Radiant Dawn” they “meld raw analog hardware with Boeckner’s distinct voice to create an immersive cinematic sound” according to the press release.

It’s music both for the clubs as for listening in isolation with a few beers that keep those dystopian vibes on a healthy distance. Above all it’s music we love!


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Music researcher with an unhealthy passion for music and music festivals. Former studio owner, semi-functional drummer and with a fairly good collection of old analogue synthesizers from the 70's. Indie rock, post rock, electronic/industrial and drum & bass (kind of a mix, yeah?) are usual stuff in my playlists but everything that sounds good will fit in.

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