“The Golden Roach” by Scryptz, unveiling a fascinating exploration of the modern pop landscape
Album Review: “The Golden Roach” by Scryptz, unveiling a fascinating exploration of the modern pop landscape.
Written By: Dan Eachus
Scryptz’s latest EP, “The Golden Roach,” unveils a fascinating exploration of the modern pop landscape with an intriguing EDM twist. The three-track collection weaves together a narrative that metaphorically encapsulates something simultaneously alluring and repulsive, using a lens focused sharply on the complexities of the music industry.
The EP opens with “Save Me,” a poignant track that delves into the disillusionment of a fan towards an artist they once revered. The modern pop influences are immediately evident, with Scryptz skillfully blending catchy hooks and contemporary production elements. The EDM twist injects a pulsating energy into the song, enhancing the emotional impact of the lyrics. The track succeeds in capturing the bittersweet essence of fandom, echoing the sentiments of many who have felt let down by their musical idols.
“Plastic Life,” the second track on the EP, draws parallels with Pink Floyd’s classic “Have a Cigar” in its contemplation of the hollow nature of fame. The modern pop elements are again seamlessly integrated, creating a sound that feels both familiar and innovative. Scryptz’s vocals shine here, conveying a sense of disillusionment and existential questioning. The EDM infusion adds a dynamic layer to the track, mirroring the transient and ephemeral nature of the celebrity lifestyle it critiques.
The EP concludes with “The Chase,” a track that shifts the focus to aspiring musicians and the unchanged reality of happiness despite achieving their dreams. The EDM twist takes center stage here, with pulsating beats and infectious rhythms driving the narrative forward. Scryptz’s lyrics paint a vivid picture of the struggles and triumphs faced by those pursuing a career in music, providing a relatable and introspective conclusion to the EP.
Overall, “The Golden Roach” stands out as a thought-provoking commentary on the music industry, dissecting it from three distinct angles. Scryptz’s ability to seamlessly blend modern pop with an EDM twist showcases his versatility as an artist. The EP not only delivers infectious hooks and engaging production but also invites listeners to reflect on the deeper layers of the music world, making it a compelling and multifaceted musical journey. Scryptz has successfully carved out a unique space in the modern pop landscape, leaving listeners eager to see where his artistic exploration takes him next.
Dan Eachus is the President and co-owner of RetroSynth Lazersteel Records, with his own musical projects in the band Neutron Dreams and his solo project DMME.