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.
VPG - Night Flight
Moure - Bloom
Grizzly Cogs - A lover and a friend at once
Downtown Binary - Oort
Darkraizard - Not Alone
Push Button Society - Polaris Casino
Monflame - Таймлапс
100 Day Delay - Lilac
Incognito Mode - Reflections
Virtual Mage - Just a Dream
Martin Peter - Days Gone By
Tiën - Melt
Mad Animal. - The Myth of Reality
Cumulostratus - Glamour
Igor Pumphonia - Renovate
Hello Meteor - Cape Alsea
John Hayes, Robot Koch, Foam and Sand - Roam
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