Parlour Magic is a new vintage synth-pop project from NYC-based producer, media artist, and composer, Luc Bokor-Smith. Not one to waste much time, Bokor-Smith is making a quick splash, set to release Parlour Magic’s debut album, The Fluid Neon Origami Trick on December 4th.

The album was recorded in Las Vegas, Nevada in early 2020 – prior to the end of the world as we knew it – and mixed by Fab DuPont at Flux Studios in New York, NY. Bokor-Smith recorded the album using almost exclusively analog synthesizers, including the fabled Yamaha CS-80, Oberheim OB-XA, Roland Juno-60, and the Eminent Solina String Ensemble, among countless others.

His arrival comes fully formed and confident with the release of two neon-glowing synth pop jams in “Phantom West” and “Ville Rose.”

“Phantom West” is a colorful and seductive introduction, that goes all in on it’s candy-coated synth work that feels like a mix of Hot Chip, Daft Punk and LCD Soundsystem, with a bit of fresh blood injected by Bokor-Smith. He has a knack for a sweet groove and delivers a chorus that is practically daring you not to hum along. “Ville Rose” takes a more subdued vintage 80s influence that feels like if you dipped The Postal Service into an 80s filter, once again showing this artist has a knack for combining aesthetic with an emotional undercurrent.

This is an artist with a clear vision one that he has achieved quite effective, an impressive feat, especially considering it’s his debut effort. You can find both songs streaming below and stay tuned for the full album next month – which you can pre-order here.

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