21.02.2022

Neon City

w/ Mircha
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It is not a surprise that Synthwave music, with its romanticised retro futuristic sounds, would show its greatest expansion and transformation in a time when the need for a distraction from reality is at its highest.

The wider retro culture and visual aesthetic of Synthwave feels almost as important as the music itself.

Repetition and escalation are key ingredients in establishing a mood, and arpeggio covers both bases, with the melody steadily evolving via note by note progression. This is especially true of tense and suspenseful situations, where danger is immediately present or possibly lurking behind a shadowy corner.

Outdrive, Outrun, Outlast; welcome to the future that never happened.
Daniel Deluxe - Teritorry
Android Automatic - Before Sunrise
Neon Nox - The Last Man on Earth
Autokira - Hi-Fi
Voyage - Aura
Quixotic - Palms
Virtual Mage - Orbit Love
Klasey Jones - 9.30 PM
Sferro - Blitz
Rick and Morty, Ryan Elder, Thomas Edinger - The Battle of Blood Ridge
Designer Jeans - HairSalon
Red Soda - Kuzutetsu
Tonebox - Memory Uploaded
DEADLIFE - Strands Unravel
DRYVE, Lucy Daydream - Blink of an Eye
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