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.
Saffari - Pacific
The Present Sound - Solitude
Arcis - City Life
Otrebor - Dream Station
Electronic Gems, A.L.I.S.O.N - Before I Go
Forhill, oDDling - Supernal
French 79 - Between the Buttons
GURATRON 1988 - Panda
Hello Meteor - Conveyance
Martin Ahm Nielsen, Code Elektro - A New World
Metatryptic - Signs
Aaryan Shah - None of This Is Real
Peregrihn - Dune
Psilovangton - Motives & Fears
Punker - Dream Theater
SHAMMY - House in the Field
StarLink - Midnight Journey
BVSMV - True Cyan
Volkor X, Dimi Kaye - Beacon
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