SUNESIS - Galaxy Empress
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Just a day or two ago I was thinking about crafting another website to proclaim my love for synthwave and related genres. That being said, and since I’ve already covered synthwave on the site in the past and how it intertwines with industrial / EBM often, I decided against it. So, here I am discussing SUNESIS’ brand-new single ‘Galaxy Empress’, a wonderful space ballad fusing big beats with cinematic spectacle. First and foremost, however, is an introduction to SUNESIS.
Melissa Blomberg is SUNESIS who was born in Buenos Aires, who now resides in Barcelona since she transitioned to the area in 2016. She is a singer, songwriter, and producer extraordinaire, likening her works to that of synthpop with space overtones. She’s fond of hardware synthesizers and also mingles with IDM, down-tempo, trip-hop, and general pop music in her display, calling her music spacewave. Among her many live performances and accomplishments, she is also a co-creator of the “Electric Synthicate” Collective, who are artists from Spain who make music using hardware synthesizers.
All of this information and pre-hype is well worth discussing as SUNESIS has made a lasting impression on me with ‘Galaxy Empress’, a single coming off her forthcoming EP “Orbital”. It’s quoted as both a homage to Dave Smith, creator of the ‘Prophet’ synthesizers’, and an inspiring song for female producers to not shy away from synthesizers. What I look for in a deep, dark, space opera song is something that can remind me of my first romp through one of my favorite video games of all time – 2017’s Prey. The music in that game was simply on point, and I feel similar vibes as ‘Galaxy Empress’ play from start to end. While a rhythmic beat plays through the song, there are twilight touches of the void and an ambient, ethereal element to the song that’s both curious and ominous. As if you’re on the verge of breaking ground in science, while at the same time unleashing a dark force.
SUNESIS is a producer whose name I was unfamiliar with up until this point, but consider me a fan as of right now. ‘Galaxy Empress’ is smashing, and I can’t wait to hear “Orbital” when it drops in full.
Apr 05 2023
Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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