Synthwave. Our guilty pleasure here at Beatradar. It’s not underground, not bleeding edge, not deep, usually not even that groovy. Still, I dig it. It’s my safe haven whenever I want some of that eighties charm. Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Synthwave to the rescue!
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.
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!
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