Malediction Boulevard EP

by Alpha Chrome Yayo

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Kemikziel This album is chock-full of spooky atmosphere, catchy riffs, and one heckuva sharp axe! I'm checking the mail each day with baited breath... Maybe today is the day my cassette arrives! <3 Favorite track: Malediction Boulevard.
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Jake C. Dark, quasi-Simonettian horror, but with a goddamn axe in the scene. A strong horror-themed EP with some soaring shredcraft alongside the arsenal of warm synths. Favorite track: Insektpolitik.
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Watermelon Banzai If the prior releases by Alpha Chrome Yayo were mostly meant to conjure up images of brightly lit neon-soaked streets and general feel-good nostalgic moments, than "Malediction Boulevard" is the aptly titled stroll down a dark path on the wrong side of the tracks. Here there be monsters, yes, but don't fret; with a mighty ax in tow, you can defeat any foe. Luckily, and despite the darker tone, ACY nonetheless continues his trend with gnarly guitar work alongside some spectacularly spooky synths. Favorite track: Malediction Boulevard.
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"I'm an insect who dreamt he was a man, and loved it. But now the dream is over... and the insect is awake."

- Seth Brundle (The Fly, Cronenberg, 1986).

Preternatural dread. Older-than-time horrors. Cursed inner-city tenements and creatures of the night. Malady and mayhem. Pestilence and perdition. Retribution and revenge. All at home on Malediction Boulevard.

Pre-order now to get it half price, and receive an immediate download of the title track, as well as the utterly wild 'Elysium Mix' before it's available anywhere else.

Praise for Malediction Boulevard:

"The future of synthwave is here, and it sounds an awful lot like Alpha Chrome Yayo." - James Mitchell, Echosynthetic/Nightride FM

"So strange and unique, I actually remain stunned by how well it works...

Malediction Boulevard hinges on symbolism, fears and confrontation.

A ‘malediction’ is a magical word or phrase intended to curse or cause harm. ACY ’s references, quotes and titles (his *words*) deliberately prime you for, and enhance, each song's deeper and darker facets.

It’s an incredibly shrewd artistic approach, and combined with how damn entertaining this EP is; it reflects what a vital and exciting artist Alpha Chrome Yayo is." - Ryan Cole, Pastel Wasteland

"His most assured and comprehensively impressive effort to date... a four-track blitz of cinematic synthwave, face-searing solos and first-rate production." - Brian Coney, The Thin Air

"Malediction Boulevard, is an electrocution of thought and unwieldy emotional grit, stitched with dark, arsenic synths and an acidic aroma.

With the title cut, the mysterious man in black leather gloves scrapes the human skull clean in order for us to truly confront similar notions of beauty and ruin." - Jason Scott, B-Sides and Badlands

"Synthwave's hottest producer". - Sander Mebus,

"It has that perfect synthy buildup – that unresolved tension – that makes it oh so spooky. Then when you hear the guitar shred – pure heaven.

But it’s not just the leads that make this song great. Hearing that perfect bass groove – with laser like focus – is exactly what makes this track, an A-list track. Then when the tom fills kick in, you know you’re in for a treat." - Recclective


released April 26, 2019

Everything written, performed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Alpha Chrome Yayo, with the exception of insect field recordings on track two, appearing courtesy of Zap Splat.


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Alpha Chrome Yayo Belfast, UK

Alpha Chrome Yayo is a Belfast-based producer and musician, specialising in axe-laden cinematic synthwave and celestial soundscapes.

Featured on BBC Radio 1 and met with much critical acclaim on genre-defining outlets such as, ACY's music looks forward as much as it looks back, bringing '80s experimentalism screaming into the 21st century.
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