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.
Bubbling under the surface of the fairly generic Hollywood-comic-book-action soundtrack there is another soundtrack at work. A score full of dreamy arps, retro synth basses, sparkling keys and gauzy pads. An 80s-sci-fi inspired spin on the synthwave aesthetic.
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.
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.
Space is nothing. It’s anti-interesting. An eternity of emptiness coated with a few wispy solar systems containing even less interesting planets….
Dive right into an action-packed excursion of soundtrack themed melodics, era-defining pop sensibilities and epic synthesized landscapes.
Opening with a cassette’s crackling tape- an authentic nostalgic vibe set from the start- the soft warm pad complements the dusky soundscape before the husk of Kristine’s voice splits all the noise straight down the middle