As a music genre based on a retro-aesthetic and generational nostalgia, there are several options at hand for Synthwave regarding its future in the next coming decade. In many respects, the growing Nineties trend very much feels like Y2K all over again for the Retrowave
Whether it be as a director, VFX artist or his top-grade musical output, Starcadian aims and reaches for the top shelf with every project he takes on. Along with his trusted Co-Director Rob O’ Neill, the masked space-voyager has been dropping jaws unfolding the epic
Last weeks’ Retro Synth Fury has come and gone in what seemed like a flash, having guided avid Synthwave enthusiasts deep into the night with a flawless, steady delivery of top-grade shows.
The first night at Supersonic surpassed all expectations with a warm-up show consisting of
The sad reality as of today, dear reader, is that France could not disregard sci-fi and fantasy movies any more than it does if it tried. For a country known for its rich culture in animation, the film industry in the land of cheese, wine
Any loyal NewRetroWave reader and subscriber reading these lines will have most likely heard of Synthwave artist Morgan Willis. The past few years have been busy ones for the Rouen-based producer, though not without due recognition for his consistent efforts to deliver one critically acclaimed
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France may fill its heart with pride, for its preponderance in the Synthwave scene can hardly be disputed. Whether or not one considers Nantes’ Valerie Collective to be pioneers of the Synthwave genre, the fact remains that its active members were precursors to what now
What is the butterfly effect? Well apparently it doesn’t matter now because we’ve killed them all and the bees are next, something to do with plastic straws and cars.
Scientists claim that we’re currently doing a reasonable job at a mass extinction but not nearly as
Turbo Knight - Mirrorverse
A small town in America once again finds itself embroiled in inter-dimensional war…
A Stranger Things-esque arpeggiator shifts and moves in the twilight with lush polyphony, detuned chords, glassy FM keys, chunky basslines, scattered amongst the dark synthscape.
Too borrow an image or two
Stellar Dreams - Dimensions
Stuttering, lurching, arped basslines, synthetic voices pitched up and down before the reverbed voice scatters across the rhythmic drums and bass. A voice that chimes of haunting beauty amongst the throbbing synths. Neon lights oscillate while a giant inverse pyramid hangs above
Wolf and Raven - On The Run
You can feel the sway of the waves beneath you. Gliding, rising, dropping to synth melody lines so vast and expansive they sound like binary stars, both repelling and igniting each other.
Rushing arps, twinkling at interstellar-travel-speed, the synth-waves trapping
Top 10 Newcomers of 2018
-2018 was a fantastic year for synthwave with new and established artists releasing vibrant and important works.
-Here are 10 of the best newcomers to the Retrowave/synthwave scene and the releases that need to be heard:
10. Rolly Rocket
9. Lost Outrider
8. Jessie Frye