synthpop | electro-disco | darkwave
Lured by the lush, dynamic soundscapes of the 1980’s, he presents a fully-formed aesthetic, borrowing heavily from the cinematic imagery of neo-noir, cast against a rich, illustrious background of classic synthesizers.
Pacing through the imagined narrative of a time-displaced detective, his work is alight with haunting nostalgia, taking cues from classic synthpop, the new romantics, electro-disco and darkwave.
d.notive has been producing formally for over a decade, operating under a small collection of different pseudonyms from within a variety of different online communities. His work spans from faux video game soundtracks, to cartoon fan-music, taking cues from artists like Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, New Order, and Chromeo.
His first full-length album, “The Fantasy” skyrocketed to the #1 spot on bandcamp’s charts following its release, while his first EP, “Teaser Pleaser” peaked at the #4 spot. His work has seen remixes from artists like veteran video game composerBarry Leitch, fellow Minneapolis native F3nning, and internet media machine, The Living Tombstone. His signature vocal style even earned him a leading role in an animation short produced by the distinguished animator Vivienne “Vivziepop” Medrano.