Jay Roecker, a Texas-based musician, has recently released his latest album, Electronic Symphonic, which showcases his experimentation with electronica and his mastery of the genre. The album is a 48.5-minute long ride that takes the listener on a journey through various styles and moods, all while maintaining a consistent sound that is heavily influenced by Synthwave.
Diving Deeper into Electronic Symphonic
The album starts with the track “Pour On Me,” which immediately sets the tone for the rest of the album. The song features a steady beat that is accompanied by oscillating VSTi synths, creating a pulsating sound that is reminiscent of the Synthwave genre. The track also features Jay Roecker’s signature vocals, which are melodic and catchy.
The album’s title track, “Electronic Symphonic,” is a standout track that combines jazzy elements with electronic beats. The song features a lively saxophone solo that is layered on top of hollow reverberating drum tones, creating a unique and memorable sound. The track’s production is impeccable, with a well-balanced stereo field and top-end crackle that gives the track a polished and professional feel.
Other notable tracks on the album include “A New Day For You,” which features Jay Roecker’s emotive vocals over a harmonic piano melody, and “Sus,” which features a peppy bass beat that is accompanied by swirling synths and intricate percussion. In addition to the darker and sombre “Mi Amor/I Had A Dream” with its haunting songwriting and narratives hinting towards melancholia.
The slower reprises of the record called ‘Thicker Than Blood’ featuring VALIMOOR and “My Way” has to be our personal favourites! The album ends with two remixes. “Let’s Run Away Forever” (feat. Jedidiah Breeze) and “The House,” which pays an ode to modern indie synthwave and brings the album to a satisfying conclusion.
Jay Roecker has created the perfect soundscape for sci-fi dramas and thrillers
Several tracks from the sophomore album by Jay Roecker would fit perfectly as the soundtracks for a futuristic action movies. Such as Blade Runner 2049 and Tron. The tracks’ electronic elements and driving beats would complement the film’s sci-fi setting and fast-paced action sequences. The emotive edge of “Electronic Symphonic” would also fit well as the soundtrack for a 90s teen romance movie, such as “10 Things I Hate About You.” The jazzy elements and catchy melody lines would perfectly capture the film’s lighthearted and romantic tone.
The production on Electronic Symphonic is impressive, with a well-balanced stereo field and precise eq balancing that allows each element of the music to shine. The top-end crackle and oscillating VSTi synths create a unique and memorable sound that sets Jay Roecker apart from other artists in the indie electronic music scene.
Jay Roecker’s background in the music industry is evident in the quality of the production and the skilful use of various electronic elements. The album is without a doubt a valuable addition to the roster of Synthwave Electronica. With Electronic Symphonic, Jay Roecker has solidified his place in the indie electronic music scene and has left fans eager for more.