Isabelle Maitre and Antoine Kogut comprise Syracuse, a synth-pop duo based in Paris, France (Antinote Records). Woozy and dream inducing, Syracuse borrows from the 60’s psychedelia era, with touches of disco and electro intermixed throughout. Reminiscent of Stereolab, AIR (French Band), and on the duo’s slower tracks, Sade – Syracuse brings a soft and pulsing electronic soundscape to each of their songs to help weave the listener into a semi-altered state of synth-pop bliss.
Listen to the upbeat “Giant Mirrors” from the 2012 album of the same title:
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Ty Marshal is the Executive Director at the Center for the Arts in Homer, N.Y — one of the Central New York region’s preeminent presenter of the arts and a proponent of community enrichment through world-class entertainment and arts education.