Outputmessage (Bernard Farley) – producer, DJ, record label owner, math nerd and lead singer of up-and-coming electronic group Volta Bureau – is about to release his first EP of 2011, entitled Game Over. It’s been approximately a year since the release of his esteemed second album, Autonomous, and he’s now conquering new musical territory in Game Over that employs 80s synth pop, disco, break-beat, Baltimore club, Hip-Hop, and some of his old IDM stylings.
In anticipation of its release on November 1st, we’re highlighting two of our favorite tracks from Game Over, ones that explore the lighter and darker side of Outputmessage.
The first being the title track; an upbeat, disco-tinged, electronic pop song lyrically revolving around the perceived end of a relationship. “Game Over” preserves Outputmessage’s signature emotive tone, with Farley repeatedly asking, “is it game over now?”
“Apple,” the darker, heavier, fourth track on Game Over, aptly showcases Farley’s vocal range, and explores a more villainous tone – this time incorporating a pulsating, hard-edged breakbeat (that leads to a powerful, sexy breakdown at around 2:01).
Be sure to catch Outputmessage at U Street Music Hall this Saturday, October 15th.