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!
this synthwave track is not afraid to walk its own path. It breaks out in solo keyboard segments, stumbles into an ambient part, takes long pauses, vocals return again, it’s all quite chaotic but man that’s what makes it unique!
I wouldn’t change a single thing. Continue reading Limited Past, “UFO”: A wave worth surfing
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
I can’t stand the eighties. Or rather – it’s the hits of the eighties I can’t stand. I grew tired of that shit DURING the eighties. But the sound of that decade is really quite fun! Continue reading Jonny Tobin, “Super Genesis”: More eighties than the eighties itself
Sit back, kick off your sandals and just enjoy this harmonic, calm atmosphere. Continue reading Nozzlin – “Salvador’s Tigers”: A retrochill trip.