Arcade Velocity – “November Drive”


Arcade Velocity is an industrial-tinged electronic-pop project, whose new track “November Drive” recalls Depeche Mode’s ability to juggle twinkling synth work with darker-set atmospheric and vocal tones. The project, formed by Albin Ström in 2004, initially took cue from acts like Daft Punk and Nine Inch Nails, and while these influences are still evident to a point, stylistic evolution has resulted in integration of prog-rock, techno, house and disco throughout several album releases, the latest being 2012’s Enigmatic.

“November Drive”, released November 29th, is described by Albin as a “basically a night drive-pop song, with swirling synthesizers and hard-hitting drums. We hope there’s an interesting contrast between the crisp “synth-pop”-sound and the abstract, dark lyrics. There’s also a touch of 80’s new wave in the mix.” He mentions a completed album intended for release in February. “We have around 20 tracks that still needs to be mixed and finalized.” “November Drive” is a great start.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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