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
A tang of kerosene, a lullaby of carbon monoxide, the engine starts, lights rotating around the city in urgent slow motions, scattered neon colors the landscape.
Ambition, heroism, action, catastrophe…
A truly iconic track that simultaneously salutes and transcends the genre.
Managing to sound at once like the past and the future with vintage modulations, lo-fi washes, delay-drenched elements and reverb resplendent hits
Under a neon skyline the city exists as the colours gun-metal and indigo. Pixelated screens decorate the sides of building, adverts running across the surface. Architecture of freebasing television.
Like a song has been produced and then filtered through a lazy VHS tape, the retro vibe is spot on throughout, synth pop, retro-electro and 80s computer-funk, wobbling brooding synths, light chord stabs, melancholy and lost.