Thursday is a good day for throwbacks, right? So they say.
Not that this is an old track – so what do I talk about? Synthwave, of course.
In fact this track is a good example of why we need the genre. It’s not just retro – it’s really good. Continue reading Per Ohlson – “Fourth Wave”: Retro done good.
In the eighties the music discoveries were pretty much limited to what we heard on the national TV and radio broadcasters.
Here’s three retrowave tracks that I could totally picture being featured in one of the TV soundtracks back then. What kind of scenes do you imagine seeing them in? Continue reading “What if…” – these were featured in an eighties soundtrack?
This track made me realise how much I miss the original Twin Peaks soundtrack, and that absolutely stunning vocals in “Falling”.
This track here beats Falling on one area, though. By obscene amounts. Continue reading O Future, “Telephone”:
Today’s double feature contains two tracks that both are located somewhere in the cross-lands between Electro Pop and Synthwave.
One uplifting and feelgood track, and one darker, more alarming one. And both are worth hearing. Continue reading Double synth-pop Monday: Language Arts, “Against The Wind” & Skauss, “Father”
So, one of the discoveries I’ve personally done this year is that I actually think Retrowave is a lot of fun – at least in small doses. I’m simply amazed at how authentic some of these acts are able to make it.
Like this track here: Summer School and their track “By Myself”. Continue reading Summer School, “By Myself”: Synth pop extravaganza
Synthwave: Here’s two tracks who’s got a lot in common, so let’s make it a double feature! Continue reading Double Feature: Ice Bunny, “Showgirl” and Ophir Berns, “Life Line”
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.
I’ll be the first to admit that this is not a track I typically select for this blog. And I do promise, the other tracks I got in store for this week is deeper, more underground.
However, there’s something about this track that I just felt connected to! Am I getting softer with the years? Continue reading Eld, “Senkvärk”: Nod your head to this feelgood groove
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!