Evaporated Sounds releases “ぎらぎら” by Dooby Douglas

Jeez, were these past few days just the time for retro-synth music? Apparently so, which ぎらぎら by Dooby Douglas demonstrates. This four-track EP is fresh out on Evaporated Sounds. It’s full of old-school synth and New Wave music with a very modern sheen, although still with the somewhat dated production of mid-/late-80s electronic music. If you enjoyed the Off Duty […]

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New World releases “Off Duty” by Virtual Vice

This is the most 80s thing I’ve seen since finishing Neuromancer earlier this week. Off Duty is a seven-track mini-album of retro-synth and New Wave music out on the New World label from New Zealand producer Virtual Vice. It’s all original material that seeks to invoke the lights-and-action cultural milieu of mid-80s popular lifestyle. Several tracks feature vocals, guitar, and […]

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Power Lunch releases “Crystal Coyote (don’t slam dance)” by Azuresands大麻

Power Lunch returns with a heavily synthwave-inspired vaporwave release by way of Azuresands大麻. Crystal Coyote (don’t slam dance) is a seven-track mini-album filled with extremely 80s electronic music. Most tracks have a smooth if dusty atmosphere, but a few songs (e.g. “Neon Saga”) go into a slowed-down glitch mode with multiple overlays that’s a nice subversion of classic-style vaporwave production […]

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Lost Angles issues “US Golf World Tour” by US Golf 95 on cassette

The Ontario-based label Lost Angles is reissuing the US Golf World Tour album by US Golf 95 on limited-edition cassette. This album features classic/retro-sounding synth music with a bit of a corrupted-ambiance feel that revolves around the soundtrack to the titular (and fictional) video game US Golf World Tour. The “putting green” tapes will be released in “water hazard blue” […]

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