FRNTIK, “Abstraction”: A good wave to surf.

After all these years with eighties music played over and over god damn absolutely everywhere, I’ve long wondered when the hell it’s going to pass. But no. It doesn’t. Now artists have started recreating that eighties sound instead.

Problem is, there’s a lot of crap synthwave out there. And I do mean a lot. So it is then with a great deal of pleasure I do pick up those releases that are not! Continue reading FRNTIK, “Abstraction”: A good wave to surf.

Wenchi Rue, “Wear You Down”: You gotta keep going longer for that to happen, buddy!

Vaporwave: I love the production here. It was a track that I had to listen to several times. I almost declined it for the overly eager “drummer” that really was quite distracting at first because it was almost too organic, but shortly after I did find it hilarious and has ended up being the highlight of the entire track. Continue reading Wenchi Rue, “Wear You Down”: You gotta keep going longer for that to happen, buddy!

Klangplanet, “Utopia”: Synthpop meets house

Yesterday I picked a track that was intentionally very retro. Today I got a track that also have clear roots backwards, but without as obviously trying to be retro.

Funky, playful guitar riffs breaks the otherwise quite cold synth landscape, a very welcome detail. All in all a track that I find a bit hard to categorise, but easy to enjoy! Continue reading Klangplanet, “Utopia”: Synthpop meets house