This Month In Retro is a monthly article where we look back on the current month as it happened during the 1980's. Learn, reminisce, and stay retro.
Xanadu was released. Interestingly enough, the soundtrack of the film performed much better commercially
Night Marauder is the brand new album by Vector Hold aka Peter Brian Rice. The Californian has returned to compose, arrange, mix and master a 14 track collection of beautifully compelling songs. The record which was officially released on 21st July and is available now via Aphasia
GUNSHIP, a.k.a. Dan Haigh & Alex Westaway & Alex Gingell, love for all things “80s sound” is evident in every note on the album, but instead of another exercise in style we got something more.
These are just some of the most anticipated albums for 2015 - 2016 so far. These guys will deliver some of their best work yet.
Lyrically, Kristine is preoccupied with summer love, lovers lost and burning desire. It mixes nicely with the musical arrangements. Musical arrangements are actually more sparsely decorated with synth riffs than you would expect with a lot of guitar present.
Why has it been the best summer for synthwave album releases? Seriously. Butterflies & Barbiturates by SWAGBOT makes my job as a reviewer so easy. The album is, first and foremost, strange. The songs are all varied wonderfully while still maintaining a consistent sound, but that sound
A Space Love Adventure has released an EP, and it’s everything his fans and supporters have been waiting for. Since 2011, ASLA has been producing synthwave music and honing his skills. You may have heard him on the Outrun Europa comp, as well as a
Yes folks. Here is the first of many visual treats. Directed by Mykola Dosenko, who has also worked with Major Lazer, Snoop Lion (:p), Kanye West and more. Feast your eyes on the introduction of Magnatron
There are few releases I can remember looking forward to as much as Timecop1983's latest offering Reflections. In fact, the last time I remember even counting down to an album's release date was October of 2007, when Say Anything released a fantastic punk album and Coheed &
From the decade that brought you the video arcade and made wood panels a household thing (if you had a house). The same decade that made things somewhat popular that we now look back on like they were golden fleeces. One of those recurring
‘Exploration 84’ is predominately instrumental and it projects an exceptionally smooth and lucid gleam that I really enjoyed. A great deal of Waveshaper’s music often sounds like it’s been scored to a movie and the music has the ability to inspire images in your mind.
One of my favorite things about the scene is the fact that you can find an artist you have never heard before, who is good enough that you definitely should have heard of them before, and who has been active long enough to