Scandroid, the modern Synthwave project from Detroit based artist/producer Klayton, best known for his multi-genre project Celldweller, is Klayton’s love letter to the 80s.
The debut, self-titled Scandroid album features 14 original tracks, ranging from the driving instrumental energy of “Destination Unknown,” to melodic vocal tracks like “Awakening With You,” “Aphelion,” and “Neo-Tokyo,” rounded out with the cinematic epics “2517” & “Singularity.” As a child of the 80s, Klayton has also included a cover of the classic Tears For Fears song “Shout,” that he has been patiently waiting to cover since he first heard the song on U.S. radio in 1985. The 67 minute album depicts themes of a cyberpunk future where humans and sentient robots struggle to find a connection in their dystopian world.
Following the international success of the debut Scandroid album (Top 10 iTunes Electronic Album USA, Russia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia & #5 Billboard Electronic Album), each vocal track from the eponymous release has received official remixes that take the synthwave epic to new horizons on “Dreams of Neo-Tokyo.” Available in multiple formats, including Limited Edition Cassette, so grab your Walkman and crank this album to 11 with remixes from Blue Stahli, Dance With The Dead, Daniel Deluxe, d.notive, GosT, Makeup and Vanity Set, Maks_SF, PYLOT, Scandroid & Waveshaper.
Scandroid returns with the full-length sophomore album Monochrome, available Friday, October 27th. Featuring 13 tracks, from the retro-synth pop hooks of “Afterglow,” “Rendezvous,” “Future Bloodline,” and “A Thousand Years,” to the instrumental epics “Oblivia” and “Searching For a Lost Horizon,” Monochrome imagines an alternate future where truth is hidden in “Monochrome.”
The album includes modern synthwave covers of John Williams’ famous Star Wars opus “The Force Theme” as well as a hauntingly powerful cover of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to be released on Friday the 13th of October. The album concludes with a bonus remix of “Thriller” from mysterious, synthwave artist/producer PYLOT.
Monochrome continues the journey of ‘Red’ & ‘Aphelion’ in a cyberpunk storyline set in Neo-Tokyo in the year 2518.
“…in a world of color, I see in Monochrome.”