Syntax (band)

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This article is about Syntax the electronic band. For other uses, see Syntax (disambiguation).
Syntax
Stylised art image of Jan Burton and Mike Tournier (Syntax).jpg
Jan Burton and Mike Tournier
Background information
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Electronic music
Years active 2002–present
Labels Illustrious Records
Associated acts Fluke, 2 Bit Pie
Website www.syntax.uk.com
Members Mike Tournier
Jan Burton
Notable instruments
Absynth, Electric guitar

Syntax are an English electronic music group originally formed in 2002 by the musicians Jan Burton (also the band's vocalist) and Mike Tournier (ex-member of the band Fluke). They are best known for the songs "Destiny", "Bliss" and "Pride".

History[edit]

After the success of Fluke's album Risotto, Mike Tournier wanted to move to a much darker production style. He left Fluke and founded Syntax with Jan Burton in 2002.

In 2004, Syntax released their debut album Meccano Mind on Illustrious Records. The Japanese edition included three additional tracks, entitled "Sexograph", "Woman", and "Love Song (I Wonder Why)". Meccano Mind is a combination of Burton and Tournier's different influences from rock and dance music.

Three singles were issued: "Pray" (About this sound sample, #28 UK), "Message" and "Bliss" (About this sound sample, #69 UK).

Despite the originality of Meccano Mind, the band suffered poor album sales, possibly due to a lack of support from their record label and a lack of overall recognition. In 2004 the group split.

Their music featured on various TV series, film and games like The O.C., Nip/Tuck, The Invisible and DRIV3R, and now the trailer for the 2011 film, "In Time".

Many years after the split, Syntax reformed, citing that "people were asking for more",[1] and are now working on a series of EPs titled Tripolar. Currently, they've finished the first episode, titled Tripolar EP and are working on the second and third episodes. Unlike their first album, their second has been released on their own independent label.

Syntax also plans to release additional material from their first album "Meccano Mind" and have already released three additional tracks: "Little Love (alternative mix)", "Peace Vibration" and "Sensation"

Media usage[edit]

Syntax's music has been used and highlighted in several TV series, film and games.[citation needed]

Song Production Type
"Bliss" The Invisible film
The Inside TV series
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 game
Queer as Folk U.S. TV series
Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant film
Captain America: The Winter Soldier film
"Destiny" DRIV3R game
Conviction TV series
In Time trailer
"Pride" The O.C. TV series
Nip/Tuck TV series
Bones TV series
Law & Order: Criminal Intent TV series
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation TV series
Kitchen Confidential TV series
Alice Nevers, le juge est une femme TV series
Wiener Blut – Die 3 von 144 documentary

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
UK
[2]
FR
[3]
2003 "Pray" (with a remix from Junkie XL & Dave London) 28  –
2004 "Message"  –  –
"Bliss" (with a remix from Felix da Housecat) 69  –
2011 "Pride"  – 20

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.syntax.uk.com/syntax/our-new-website/
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 544. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "Syntax discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 

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