1st May 2019
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AINOMA – NECROPOLIS – Recommendation

The evolution of the AINOMA project brings its sound to a whole new level. Dark synths and retro drum-machines shift us from surrealistic wastelands into an alternate timeline; the universe of VHS madness, neon nights, cyberpunk, declining superstates and the origin of the digital era.

Russian synthwave artist AINOMA‘s debut EP NECROPOLIS is a hard hitting cinematic experience that depicts a very dark dark post apocalyptic future reality. If you’re a fan of the darker side of 80s sci-fi action movies such as Blade Runner and The Terminator then you’ll have a deep appreciation of this release from the first time you listen to it.

There’s a whole lot to love about NECROPOLIS as it offers an array of different darker styles that take you on a truly satisfying journey throughout. Sinew busting tracks like ‘We Fight For Freedom‘ would rock the dancefloor at a gritty darksynth club night, whilst the ambient and guttural ‘November, 2019‘ conjures the delicately cosmic vibes of the great Vangelis. This concept soundtrack album tells a compelling story that has you fully immersed from start to finish. It’s the chilling and morbid tale of a technological future gone bad, and it comes with our highest seal of approval.

Bandcamp Album Bio:

The shape of things to come – welcome to the capital of the corporate ultra-technological state, ruled by the upper class that reached immortality by uploading its consciousness to digital storage. Only a group of anarchists called Action Directe resist this order.

In November 2019 Action Directe ventures a riot. To suppress it the upper class sends its elite troops, the “Immortals” – upgraded soldiers with cyber implants. They cannot put the mutiny down and have to retreat. The anarchists almost seize the city, and then the commander of the “Immortals” develops a radical solution – the scorched earth policy. He decides to send an airborne troop to take over and blow up the reactor “Nuclear Heart Father”, located in the monumental pyramid building. After a successful infiltration, several anarchist units are defeated and “Immortals” activate detonator, destroying their physical shells along with 8 million citizens.

Propaganda accuses Action Directe of causing the explosion, meanwhile the “Immortals” forces enter the city and start their mop-up operation, destroying the rest of the resistance. The large advanced city is devastated and is given a new name – NECROPOLIS.


NECROPOLIS is the first synthwave release of AINOMA that reflects the dark side of the 1980s with its horror, sci-fi and cyberpunk universes. It references the futuristic Blade Runner soundtrack, atmospheric Brad Fiedel synths, the disturbing minimalism of John Carpenter, and other masterpieces of that era as well as modern variations of the sound (like Tron, Oblivion and Stranger things). All these inspirations emerged out of the subconscious and came to life in a short soundtrack story about the fictional retrofuturistic city of NECROPOLIS.

Released January 2, 2019.

Edited by Jonny Lazer, Steel City Collective.