rook EP

by Jake Butineau

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turbomaup Brilliant. "It all led to this" particulary caught my attention, I loved every bit of its grandiose cinematic touch. Favorite track: it all led to this.
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alexmmusic17 Really enjoyed this powerful, surreal and cinematic synth album. So many nice sonic textures! A great emotional journey and when the final notes of the last track “it couldn’t end other way” faded out I immediately had to hear it again. One of the best listens of the year imho. Favorite track: it couldn't end any other way.
Mike Romaniak
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Mike Romaniak Love this, so synth-y, so cinematic, so easy to get lost in it.
Jacob Grimm
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Jacob Grimm There's much to absorb within the 20 minute duration of this EP.

From mellowed ambient passages to gritty beat-driven synth highlights and even a few grand cinematic flourishes thrown in for good measure, it's hard to deny there's a promising future for Mr. Butineau. Favorite track: no rainbows here, kid.
Sarah El Sherbini
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Sarah El Sherbini This isn't an album you can play in the background while you do other things. Favorite track: it couldn't end any other way.
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“come on now, you don’t strike me as the silent type”
he leans in closer, eyes narrow
“you and i both know how this will end. you sure you want to go through with it”
however, there was no choice to make


"A highlight, if not a candidate for the best Synthwave EP 2017." - TL80s Synthwaves

... the songs are well written and fans of instrumental synth based music will be very happy. Recommended." - Divide and Conquer

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released November 30, 2017

Jake Butineau - Synths, Programming, Mixing, Art


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Jake Butineau Toronto, Ontario

Video game composer & independent artist with a thirst for synths.

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