Comrades is the lead track from Rodney Cromwell’s latest album ‘Rodney’s English Disco’. Sonically it has an indie electronica feel heavily influenced from sounds of the late 70’s/ early 80’s. Rodney Cromwell is the solo project of Adam Cresswell, who is a London based electronic artist described as being similar to Kraftwerk, Moroder, Pye Corner Audio and Best Of Divine.
I was introduced to Comrades through the video which had me hooked straight away with its use of nostalgic styles and a tomato. The track develops beautifully, there is an electronic styled vocal and really interesting use of a variety of synths and effects. The sounds used have quite a dark feel at times. The track is described as a “rebel song for the twitter generation”, it can be difficult to hear the full vocal as I get so easily distracted by the wonderful sounds (I admit I have a weird love for synths).
This is a must listen for indie electronica / synhwave lovers and I would also strongly recommend checking out the video too.