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
After the runaway success of the sci fi epic "Nocturn," Wisconsin based synth wizard Tonebox became relatively quiet, only releasing some singles here or there. Now after nearly three years in the making, his astounding followup album "Cloud Highway" has finally hit the internet and
Makeup and Vanity Set’s Matthew Pusti is relentless.
“Breaking News” marks Pusti’s fourth official release of the year, following film soundtracks to “Foyer,” “Mather,” and the videogame “Overpass.” He’s also worked on other projects too this year, like the horror podcast “Radio Rental” - Which
Synth overlords “Power Glove” are out today with the devious “Throwback,” an aptly named quick and definitely dirty five track EP that aims to “Bring back the dead!”
Each of these tracks were previously lost of the void – being unreleased or featured in works like
Featuring original tracks from artists Tokyo Rose, Power Glove, Alex, Waveshaper, Morgan Willis, and many more - the "In Search of Darkness (Original Documentary Soundtrack)" is much more than your average film score. With some of the top artists in the darksynth, cyberpunk, and synthwave