X-Sonic is a one-man studio project started in 2006 by Michael Kauzlarich as a vehicle for creating instrumental covers of popular 80s synthpop songs. As is the case with so many hobbies (obsessions?) the project took on a life of its own and eventually lead to the construction of a fully-equipped digital recording studio for the composition and production of brand-new synthpop music recalling the retro style of the 80s sound.
Influences cover a broad range of synthesizer bands, but the sound has been mostly described as reminiscent of OMD, The Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode and Erasure.
X-Sonic's first full-length album of original material "Synthetic Heart" was released June 23, 2009 and has garnered fans not just in the United States, but from countries all over the world including Russia, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Philippines, and the UK.
In the autumn of 2010, "The Speed of Light" was released and expanded the X-Sonic fan base around the world, with sales on every continent (except Antarctica, of course...maybe next album?).
X-Sonic's next album, "Machine Language" will be released in the spring of 2014. It marks the first collaboration with another artist, the indie synth pop artist Synthetik FM, who contributed 2 remixes to the new album and is assisting in the production of X-Sonic's first music videos.