VHS – Press – Click - Play ; A Vangelis synth searing through the tape-distorted haze, arching its way all the way across the song, tearing a whole in the screen.
Entering with a Stranger Things-esque arp that pulses underneath the rising juno bass stabs, an atmospheric and light beginning is soon betrayed by the darker undertones lurking beneath.
This could be a scene from either the beginning or the end of the world.
Dreamy pads, Tron-inspired melodics crafted from the finest vintage synths, basslines, soft keys, arps extending out into the horizon, galactic leads cutting through the lush pads and reverbed kicks.
From the ground-breaking inception of sampling to the world-renowned French Touch movement, it surely is no secret by now that the French are among the chief innovators and forbearers in the world of electronic music.
Australian retroheads brace yourselves! It’s time to clip on your fluorescent fanny packs and dig up your flashy neon windbreakers, for you’ve got some funky synth waves washing over your sunny shores this November.
Rain Sword recreates the nostalgia of a time he was never able to live in, making music using only hardware and synthesizers that are from the 80's … so we’re going to go ahead and take him seriously.
Static as if tuning into an extra-terrestrial signal that breaks open to reveal the sound of the future, a sound of the past…
As you listen to the sounds of Miami Nights 1984 you are convinced you are watching a film from the 80’s.
Nina’s cool as ice voice enters and the spine is set to tingle, chills initiate as it finds its groove, loaded with gritty drum hits and a steady backbeat.
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Berry Gordy's Last Dragon is a 1985 film produced by Berry Gordy of Motown Records, starring Taimak, Vanity, Julius J Carry III, Chris Murney, Keshia Knight Pulliam (small cameo) and Faith Prince.
This hyper masculine rock & roll dystopian, martial arts blood bath would probably serve you best as a double feature with The Story of Rikki-Oh (live action). Now that would be one hell of a date night. I mean it and wouldn’t lead you astray.
It’s been a fresh 24 hours since I saw Blade Runner 2049 at the iMAX theater in New York City. Probably the last film I’ll see in New York City for a very long time and thirty-five years since the masterpiece that is Ridley Scott’s original Blade Runner film premiered in theaters.
In my opinion the super-power of art house Horror films. Suspiria is the first of Dario Argento’s Three Mothers Trilogy (Suspiria, Inferno, The Mother of Tears); each film revolving around one of three ancient mothers, a trio of powerful negative witches that seek to wreck chaos on the world.
"Since the 1982 publication of William Gibson's Neuromancer, the first in a groundbreaking series of science fiction novels, many of his fictional concepts have been realized. Moreover, a segment of Western youth has dedicated itself to living in Gibson's fictional world made fact.
Think I couldn’t get any more obscure with my picks. Just hold we’re going home. Back above ground and out of the spotlight. Here I am full time, riding the nostalgic wave of mutilation. I’m back with a bang and presenting this month’s Retro Movie of the Month – Vahsi Kan (Rampage) the 1983 Turkish reimagining, and in most points of view ripping off, of the Sylvester Stallone classic First Blood.
No Retreat No Surrender is a 1986 crossover movie from New World Pictures. I refer to the film as a crossover film because it is the US directorial debut of Corey Yuen (Ninja in the Dragon’s Den, Dance of the Drunk Mantis) and stars (in a supporting role) Jean-Claude Van Damme and Kurt McKinney.
Foreword: This review is being written from the deep underground in the bowels of Otto’s Taco’s east village. The coordinates have been erased and the directions crossed over with black markers…
Starring Chuck Norris, Karen Carlson and Lee Van Cleef. It was directed by Eric Karson and written by Paul Aaron and Leigh Chapman.
It’s getting hotter outside and nights quieter before the storm of libations and BBQ’s. Nothing beats the impatience of summer like an easy and fun movie to meditate with and laugh a little. I mean it’s been a stressful few months since November and we can all use a little laughter and light heartedness.
Any car enthusiast worth their salt understands that Volkswagen own everything, diesel is a poisonous slime, electric cars are a gimmick and automatics were first created so Americans could eat and drive simultaneously.
With that iconic Z style long bonnet, housing a new V6 turbo charged block, gorgeously angular lines and of course, pop up lights. The Nissan/Datsun Z series had brought many a driver thousands of smiles per hour in the past, a useable, heavily modifiable car, the home grown Japanese tuners love them.
This genre became very popular as you can imagine. The lineup of cars were always the coolest picks from the era and for me, the Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo from the Chase HQ series was one of the coolest cars of all time.
The shark nosed, quad light, BMW E28. A beautifully crafted, well rounded machine which no doubt paved the way to the slogan ‘The ultimate driving machine’.
The Scirocco was a reliable little car with a wicked character. The Mazda was a super rare Japanese cruiser but they were both lacking in one department…POWER!
At the time Mazda’s advertising slogan was “The more you look, the more you like” and nothing could be closer to the truth with this Mazda.
A hot new car from Volkswagen. As fast and powerful as the desert wind it's named after." A Volkswagen brochure for the second generation Scirocco states: "Named after a fierce desert wind, the Scirocco's front wheel drive and transverse engine contribute to its tracking ability at all speeds
BMW is loved throughout the automotive world. However everyone, even those that don’t care about cars, know their biggest weakness: Stylistically thinking inside the box.
As digital and analog worlds combined in the 80s, the technology bled into other aspects of life, including the automotive world.
In TV, music, video games, and real life, the Testarossa will always live on in the psyche of every retro head out there. With $150,00 or so, like Billy Ocean, you can get out of your dreams and get into this car.
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Today we are going to dance. The party starts at noon sharp and is scheduled to end – if at all – well beyond each and every until of eternity.
My Dear Platinum-eyed Reader, if it is conceivable for the never-ending divinity of letters to corrupt or get desecrated? And is it possible to forget the story which never ends? I can already sense the shine of your platinum smile…