Times are tough. Daily life as we have always known has come to a halt. Doctors around the world are risking their lives, fighting the heroic battle against COVID-19. Schools are closed. Stores are closed. Offices are closed. And you’re at home, trying to make
Retroheads, please allow me to introduce you to NRW Records’ latest family member. Unveiled to the Synthwave community through her brilliant collaboration with Timecop1983 on her single ‘Faded Memory’, Jessie Frye has been making waves in the scene, heightening expectations with every subsequent single release
It was a late night in Arizona.
I was just starting to relax and rest after a long shift at work as a cook when I decided to scroll and browse through Instagram for brain food or cerebral junk to consume. Nothing looked too out of
With its scintillating synth melody, high-speed night drifts and neon-lit city lights, the music video to The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ has been turning heads over the past few weeks. Premiered on The Weeknd’s official youtube channel on January 21st of this year, the second single
The German italo disco synth king Peter Zimmermann dropped the deliciously authentic retro “Through the Night (Part 1)” way back in early December, and quickly jumped to the top of our honorable mentions when it came time for our Top Ten Albums of 2019.
An ethereal, melancholic echo drifts in and out
With the resurgence of eighties pop-culture having marked a fair share of the last decade, the Retrowave community has come to expand and thrive as a fully-fledged postmodernist subculture. Bonded by a devotion to the idyllic neon era of action heroes and brick-sized mobile phones,
“The Last Resplendent” is the latest album from the awesome cinematic retrosynth producer Astral Tales!
“The Last Resplendent” signals the end to the Red Iris Saga – with Red Iris being a character introduced through Astral Tales work back in 2016 with “Landing” and continued on
Two short years ago Sung released “Fahrenheit”- his first full-length album after four EPs and more than five years of synthwave production. All that time spent refining his signature sound paid off massively – and “Fahrenheit” rocketed to the upper ranks of NRW’s Top 10
After three years refueling since their last intense release, "EPII," Turboslash is back with NRW's first release of 2020 - simply entitled "Speed" - and speed it does.
This aptly titled album is filled with fuel-injected synth, the perfect score to any high-speed chase action thriller. Blending retrosynth
A.L.I.S.O.N is back with a new EP, “Sunshine Girl.” Coming straight from Bordeaux, France, A.L.I.S.O.N has been producing some of the most fantastic chillsynth for the past two years – peaking our interest with her last EP Signal Flow.
This EP highlights the chiller side of
10. Von Kaiser - Glossy
After they started releasing music late last year, 2019 saw Von Kaiser improve with each release. The balance between atmosphere, melody, and groove on the four songs on Glossy are stellar. The multiple vocalists work well together and the longer track