Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Muse, Tangerine Dream, Depeche Mode


band members

Michael Blakeman


Influences

Radiohead, Bjork, Nine Inch Nails, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson


Unearthed artists we like

Tetrahedra, Plini, Absent Hearts


Website

Bio

Michael Blakeman's music can be described as the soundtrack to haunting, ethereal dream. Heavily influenced by the likes of Radiohead, Massive Attack, Tame Impala, and Portishead, Michael has developed an aptitude for pushing musical boundaries. Combining a taste for nostalgia with a need to experiment, his debut EP release Future is his first foray into the world of the retro-futuristic sounds of the 80s. Michael grew up in a small rural town called Karratha in the north-west of Australia. He picked up a guitar at the age of 12, and so began a loving desire to create. Fueled by the complexity and experimentation of metal music; composition and songwriting quickly became a large part of his musical focus. Michael's second love is technology, and it wasn't long before he learned how to combine them by pursuing audio production and sound engineering. Fast forward to 2019 and Michael has released his first solo EP effort, Future. Self-produced and recorded in his home studio, the EP pairs the synthesizer sounds of the 80s with a distinctly dark, melancholic energy. The lead single Brazier to the Lake offers dark, ethereal synth sounds backed by a haunting, pulsing rhythm.