Neon City

w/ Mircha
See all episodes
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.
Ozimov - Mayday
Moon Gem - Black
Bourgeoisie - Neon Black
7DD9 - Violet
Sami Matar - Fringe Society
Ocoeur - Opposite Sides
Skjalg A. Skagen - Decades
Nightstop - Synthax Terror
Sub Morphine - UltraNova
De Lorra - Our First House Was A Basement
Zane Oliver - Landing
PatternShift - Cities I'll Never See
Wojciech Golczewski - Setting Up
Camedor - Mineral
You may also like