St. Brendan L.A. Delivers an Evolving Cyberpunk Adventure In ‘Petal Called The City Smoke’

St. Brendan L.A., the Hollywood-based musician and DJ known for electrifying performances at iconic venues like The Troubadour and The Viper Room, has released a new album, ‘Petal Called The City Smoke’. Inspired by club music of the late '80s and early '90s, along with classic anime like ‘Ghost In The Shell’ and ‘Wicked City’, the album is a restless and evolving collection built to engage.

Named after a line from ‘Mona Lisa Overdrive’ by William Gibson, the new album is a neon-soaked dive into the grimy heart of cyberpunk. From the pulsating synths of the opening cut ‘MF Knights’ to the closing tones of ‘Eris’ Dawn (Day Break)’, it delivers a constantly shifting and evolving synth-wave soundscape that Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury would be infinitely proud of.

Each track shines with its own unique character, like scenes in a dystopian film or sci-fi adventure, and it's almost impossible to pass up. Throughout, ‘Corelia’ is a club-inspired anthem with a dark twist, while ‘Eris' Dawn (Final Dawn)’ and ‘Casino Robber’ dive into the moodier depths of coldwave and shoegaze sounds, while managing to keep their vibrant, innovative edge. It's a testament to St. Brendan L.A.'s eclectic influences, and the versatility of his style, creating immersive soundscapes that pulse with lights, shadowy figures, and a bold electronic heartbeat.

Throughout, the production is top-notch. The soundscapes are rich and textured, with each layer adding to the overall atmosphere. While the tracks shift and change, the cyberpunk aesthetic is maintained, offering a veil of cohesion no matter how far St. Brendan L.A. wanders of explores.

Undeniably, ‘Petal Called The City Smoke’ is a must-listen for anyone looking to explore the worlds of cyberpunk, synthwave, or innovative electronic sounds. It's a thrilling ride through a dark and dangerous world, and it's one you won't soon forget.

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