Fresh Analog Synthpop from NYC. - Parlour Magic: Phantom West
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posted 26 Jan 2021 by Krister Axel
Mixing elements of personal confession, social alienation, and urban voodoo, Parlour Magic presents a fully-formed catharsis of creative expression and sonic mastery.

NYC-based producer, media artist, and composer Luc Bokor-Smith has created a new project named Parlour Magic. "Phantom West" is the first single, taken from the debut album "The Fluid Neon Origami Trick." This futuristic electronic groove uses exclusively analog synths and was recorded last year in Las Vegas.

With meticulous attention to detail, "Phantom West" presents an extension of modern synthpop, complete with big melodic hooks, slick layers of autotune, and a killer bass line. As Bokor-Smith explores the power of dance-inspired fantasy, we discover a mythical place of spiritual restoration that exists only in our minds. Mixing elements of personal confession, social alienation, and urban voodoo, Parlour Magic presents a fully-formed catharsis of creative expression and sonic mastery.

I know that it’s out there
I hope that it’s mine
And I know that it’s been awful for some time
I know that it’s broken
Can’t speak to what’s inside
Tell me I’m the right one for your mind

"Phantom West" Credits:

Luc Bokor-Smith: Vocals, Synths, Drum Programming, Piano, Drums, Music, Lyrics, Production, Engineering, Art Direction

Kyle Cunningham: Engineering, Tracking Mixes

Fab DuPont: Mixing

Greg Calbi: Mastering

Alexander Dupuis: Art

Design by Connor Cowden at Strange Pursuits

Recorded at Studio77 - Las Vegas, NV

Mixed at Flux Studios - New York, NY

Visit Parlour Magic on Instagram.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist