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Ogre – The Bench

Retrowave is the soundtrack to the lost future.  To a night of danger-filled cyber adventures, blasting across the grid bathed in a neon-noir moodiness…

Retrowave is the soundtrack to the lost future.  To a night of danger-filled cyber adventures, blasting across the grid bathed in a neon-noir moodiness…

The reverberated bass ringing out, jangled clattering pads drenched in harsh tonality, rich with chorus and warmth. Then there is the drum break, a new order style breakdown creating a sparse tonal shift in the song’s direction. The beat wanders alone briefly before being soaked in a tidal wave of rock guitar riffs in the vein of top-gun bravado, mutated-obsessive-modular arpeggios, basses, sequences, pads. All of this escalates into the neo-retro inspired melodics at the heart of ‘The Bench’. Warm and neon-tinged analog synths, dystopian evolving melody lines engineered into nostalgic arrangements.

A pulsating sub bass undercuts the hardwired-sequences and stand-out Tron inspired melodies. This is an immersive experience aimed at bringing genuine analog character to the audio.

There are flashes of intensities, producing quick bursts of forceful light. The furthest part away in the distances rises slowly, takes prominence due to the overlapping motifs, translucent at first and then central to the mix.

A priority of shadows.

stevenwilcoxson@yahoo.co.uk

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