Formed by Erika Gómez and Andrés Royet, The postmodernism forms is an electronic project based in Bogotá (Colombia) with collaborations in Berlin. The synthwave duo blend their energetic sound with ethereal vocals and powerful imagery in their video clips. Electronic artists are no strangers to the power of the female voice, but none has used it as differently and as sexily as Erika Gómez. The obsessive detail of The postmodernism forms’ post-modern soundscapes give themselves up completely to Erika’s poetic musings on the album “Digital Expressionism”.
The duo entices the listener with a profound disposition that pervades the nooks of crannies of their mysterious music. As a result, the album is an engrossing journey through an atmosphere of psychedelic textures and spacey seductive beats. The postmodernism forms is a project that will take you to places both musically and visually that you thought only existed in some distant future.
Simply put, “Digital Expressionism” is one of the most progressive thinking synthwave albums I’ve heard this year so far. Collectively, the songs do an excellent job of establishing such a captivating sphere of intoxication. The duo venture into a world of unabashed euphoria with an indulgent selection of spellbinding, ethereal songs and titillating hard-hitting beats.
Viewed in its entirety, the 14 track collection is a visceral experience and an awe-inspiring cruise through the fantasy of a deeply surreal landscape. Despite the album’s mystical quality, the feelings displayed are extremely tangible, as the duo frame a mesmerizing work of electronic intimacy around the most raw of human emotions.
From the album comes the single, “Inside You”. It’s hard not to be lured by the swirling female vocals, which surround one of The postmodernism forms’ most absorbing beats. As the track thumps its way into your consciousness, the personal connection of the music reaches fulfillment.
What makes this track even more interesting is the shift between a flirtatious female voice and a robot-like rhythm that constantly pushes and pulls the listener between the boundaries of reality and imagination – “Tour with me love / Die for me / Live in me / There is no reason to die.” Getting lost in the visionary environment of the song brings about an intense set of emotions.
There can be no doubt that The postmodernism forms will indeed leave a significant imprint on underground electronic music with its unrelenting appetite. The duo prove themselves to be a seminal force of genre. Thus, their music can be enjoyed by almost anyone willing to treat themselves to a very distinctive style of electronica.
If you enjoy or have any interest in electronic synthesizer driven music, this is a must have, it’s a must have for anyone really, just a great showing that keyboards can present the same emotions that other instruments have given to the world of music in the past.