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Ghost Head
Sep 16, 2008


I love this genre of electronic music because it reminds me of my childhood. Here are the memories that come flooding back when I listen to new retro wave

-Renting wrestlemania VHS tapes from the video store
-Poking a dead body with a stick in the forest near my house
-Pissing on the flowers outside the church next to school
-Saying my first swear in the boys restroom (it was poo poo)
-Calling my dad a homo and not knowing what it meant
-Bashing a dead rat with a brick to see what would come out of it
-Playing Excite Bike

Kavinsky- 1986
Perturbator and Le Cassette- Meet jimmy
Le Matos- overdog
Com Truise- Open
Dynatron and Starforce- Adrift in a Sea of Silver
Lazerhawk- Electric Groove
Power Glove- Nightforce
ActRazer- Kill Switch
College and Electric Youth- A Real Hero
Lazerhawk- King of the Streets
Dynatron- Stars of the Night
Lazerhawk- Overdrive
Compilerbau- Talking machines
Lifelike- So Electric
Story of the Running Wolf- Stratospheric
Mitch Murder- Night Train
ActRazer- We Own the Night
Lazerhawk- Beyond the Infinite Void
Le Cassette- Tonight
Olympic Ayres- Magic
Perturbator- Miami Disco
Danger- 4h30
Justice- New Lands
Nero- Reaching Out
Justice- DVNO
Danger- 22h39
Zombi- Sapphire
Zombi- Slow Oscillations
Nero- My Eyes
Le Matos- La Mer Des Possibilites
Futurecop!- The Beast on Saturn
Kristine- Modern Love
Lost Years- Red Horizon
Dance With the Dead- Robeast
Dance With the Dead- Thrasher
Lazerhawk- The Looks That Kill
Airliner- Ar ei ben ei hun
Airliner - Conopophaga
Sarin Sunday- Light Fragments
Com Truise- Video Arkade
Com Truise- A DAT 1
Com Truise- I Dream (For You)
Com Truise- Fairlight
Com Truise- Brokendate
18 Carat Affair- jon benet
18 Carat Affair- modus operandi
18 Carat Affair- 7pm
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure- Welcome to the World
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure- Overdrive
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure- Avalon
Bourgeoisie- Industrial Sector 3083
Bourgeoisie - The Alphabet City Elite
Bourgeoisie - The Crystal Brain
TEEEL- Crystal Lake
Gold Zebra- Love,French,Better
Kuedo- Salt Lake Cuts
Kontravoid- Silent Visions
Grum- Through the Night
Grum- Can't Shake This Feeling
Miami Nights 1984- New Tomorrow
M.O.O.N.- 'Paris'
Martin Dupont- Just Because
Street Desire
Led Er Est- Scissors
Judge Bitch- Viper
Renegade- Pursuit
Jeremy Schmidt- Sentionauts
Power Glove- Streets of 2043
Power Glove- Streets of 2043
Lazerhawk- Pedal To The Metal
Tropic Of Cancer- A Color (at Room 205)
Evan nly- From The Stone
The Soft Moon - Dead Love (at Room 205)
Noir Deco - A Cruise With Crockett
Tropic of Cancer- Be Brave
luxury elite - flight
lazerhawk- Dream Machine
Com Truise - BASF Ace
Com Truise - klymaxx
Com Truise - peach
Com Truise - Subsonic
Foster the People- Helena Beat (Com Truise remix)
Cartridge- Donovan
Lexicon Don- Heart Attack
Bourgeoisie - Home
813- Village
Ghost Mutt - Rumble Pak [donky pitch]
GMCFOSHO- The Real Ryan Goslin
Ford & Lopatin- World of Regret
Cosmetics- Black Leather Gloves
Night Crawler- Genesis (ft. Dana Jean Phoenix)
Le Cassette- You Are You Are
New Arcades- Into the Skyline
Miami Nights 1984- Ocean Drive
Com Truise- Declination (ft. Joel Ford)
Com Truise- slow peels
Com Truise- glawio
Com Truise- Alfa beach
Com Truise- Dreambender
Electric youth- Innocence
College - Teenage Color Vs Sailing (Feat. Electric Youth)
Mega Drive- Total Control
Oneohtrix Point Never - Memory Vague
Arcade High - Outrun This!
Miami Vice- Chill Out
Tesla Boy- Thinking of You
Nick Force- Drive
Vision Phantom- eternity 2000
Noir Deco- Future Noir
College ft. Minitel Rose - The Energy Story
Pulse Emitter - Nebula
Mist - Mist House
Stelladrine - Rushmore Effect
PANABRITE- Index Of Gestures
Betamaxx- Only In Movies
Linea Aspera - Malarone
The Short Wave Mystery - Separate Divisions
Carpenter Brut- Le Perv
Garth Knight- Silent Strike
Starcadian - HE^RT
Dynatron- Escape Velocity
Garth Knight - You Have Power
Garth Knight- Break Point
Electric Youth- Fade Away
Electric Youth- Right Back To You
Electric Youth- The Best Thing
Electric Youth- Faces (Clio cover)
Futurecop - The Only Way
Futurecop- Starworshipper (Mitch Murder remix)
GAY CAT PARK - Bit Of Charm
Proxyon- Space Hopper
Power Glove- Motorcycle Club
Com Truise- Trying Times for the Indirect
Futurecop! feat New Arcades - Schizoid Man
Bestrack- Workout 2000
Nitemoves - Veaquis
Le Matos - 58 minutes pour vivre
Laserdisc Visions - Mind Access
Laserdisc Visions - Tingri
Vektroid - Neo Miami
Mitch Murder- Inner City Chronicles
Highway Superstar - Easy Ride
Dynatron - Dust of the Saturn
MITCH MURDER - In The News
Miami Nights 1984 / On The Run
80s Stallone - Cliffhanger
FM Attack - Tears Dont Lie
Ryan Riot - Loading Procedure
Anoraak - Never Ending Romance Disaster
Anoraak - Midnight Sunset
Anoraak - Make it Better
Lazerhawk- Redline (album)
Perturbator - She Moves Like A Knife
Mega Drive - Dataline
Power Glove - Maximum Potential
Miami Nights 1984- Ocean Drive
Miami Nights 1984- Clutch
Mitch Murder- Ravaged Skies
Danger Mode- Burning Rubber
Kalax- Outlands
Tokyo Rose- Heat
Betamaxx- Heated
FM Attack- Sleepless Nights
Nightcrawler- Road Blaster
The Judgeman - Press Start
Steel Sky- Mirage
We Love Dolce Vita- Blue Thunder
Perturbator - Future Club / Cyberpunk 2077
Tommy '86 feat. Sally Shapiro - Why Did I Say Goodbye
Compilerbau - Walking Outer Space
Don Diablo - M1 Stinger feat. Noonie Bao (M1N1 Remix)
Tokyo Rose - Need For Speed
Compilerbau - Leaving Earth (DJ Ten Remix)
18 Carat Affair - Immaculate Jheri Curl
The Formatory Apparatus - Shadows
Ortrotasce - City Rising
Cougar Synth - Denying Everything
Swagbot - Planet X (Mindscramble Remix)
Waveshaper - Survival feat. Robert Parker
Perturbator - "She Is Young, She Is Beautiful, She Is Next"
Betamaxx- Take Me Back
mist - twin lanes
mono/poly - forest dark
骨架的 - Time1
Saint Pepsi- Private Caller
80s Stallone - DRIVEN
SAINT PEPSI - Better
SAINT PEPSI - Cherry Pepsi
Perturbator Ft. Carpenter Brut- Complete Domination















Ghost Head fucked around with this message at Feb 26, 2016 around 13:31

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bitchtard
Dec 3, 2010



Iron Prince
Aug 28, 2005

by Lowtax


Buglord

i like this music but i still wish you were banned and this thread was gassed

thanks for the links; gently caress you

Smoking Crow
Feb 13, 2012

*laughs at u*


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nukSHLOBuU

Ghost Head
Sep 16, 2008



Iron Prince
Aug 28, 2005

by Lowtax


Buglord

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQrgx802jm8

is this a good song that countd? i like this thread and im sorry about that poo poo i said earlier but still this thread really fuckin gay

edit: you gotta skip to like 1:30 then the song starts fer eal

Iron Prince fucked around with this message at Dec 29, 2013 around 13:09

sharts
Jul 3, 2008

a̸ ̕s̡cŗeam͟i͠ng͞ ͘sk͏u̢l̨l i̡s y͝o͡ųr o͡n͟l͞y ͢comp̛ani̡o͞n͝


http://newretrowave.bandcamp.com/

cum poo poo

Iron Prince posted:

i like this music but i still wish you were banned and this thread was gassed

thanks for the links; gently caress you

Ghost Head
Sep 16, 2008


Iron Prince posted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQrgx802jm8

is this a good song that countd? i like this thread and im sorry about that poo poo i said earlier but still this thread really fuckin gay

edit: you gotta skip to like 1:30 then the song starts fer eal

It seems like a cool song but I'm hesitant to include it because of how rude you were earlier. I need to cool down a little

Ghost Head
Sep 16, 2008


can someone add this to the op?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia6S...oKKMtdvBas6qSfQ

Spacedad
Sep 11, 2001

We go play orbital catch around the curvature of the earth, son.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q-DmszAjYo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtItRmBSmD0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reOO1cMTkSg

Ghost Head
Sep 16, 2008



PC Brigadier
Oct 2, 2013


let's ignore all the rad forward-thinking things about 80s synth music and make it terrible on the level of power metal instead.

PC Brigadier fucked around with this message at Dec 29, 2013 around 15:13

proof of concept
Mar 6, 2005


PC Brigadier posted:

rad forward-thinking things about 80s synth music

This is like some bizzaro world poo poo

sharts
Jul 3, 2008

a̸ ̕s̡cŗeam͟i͠ng͞ ͘sk͏u̢l̨l i̡s y͝o͡ųr o͡n͟l͞y ͢comp̛ani̡o͞n͝


that perturbator album is my most listened to album of 2013, for better or worse. good poo poo

Ghost Head
Sep 16, 2008


PC Brigadier posted:

let's ignore all the rad forward-thinking things about 80s synth music and make it terrible on the level of power metal instead.

PC Brigadier hosed around with this message at Dec 29, 2013 around 15:13

PC Brigadier
Oct 2, 2013


Ghost Head posted:

PC Brigadier hosed around with this message at Dec 29, 2013 around 15:13

yeah i thought of the power metal thing after i posted but it was pretty clever so i added it in

in retrospect chiptune might have been a better comparison

Al Cowens
Aug 11, 2004

by WE B Bourgeois


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72RqpItxd8M
Soundtrack by Mitch Murder

OMFG FURRY
Jul 10, 2006

[snarky comment]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-2jdzlA-2U

Ghost Head
Sep 16, 2008


holy gently caress mitch murder and actrazer are so good

Spacedad
Sep 11, 2001

We go play orbital catch around the curvature of the earth, son.


PC Brigadier posted:

let's ignore all the rad forward-thinking things about 80s synth music and make it terrible on the level of power metal instead.

more like - let's strip out all the poppy bullshit of 80's synth and concentrate on the rad forward-thinking things about 80's synth that hint at the depth of imagination that it provoked in the heads of kids who heard it growing up

sharts
Jul 3, 2008

a̸ ̕s̡cŗeam͟i͠ng͞ ͘sk͏u̢l̨l i̡s y͝o͡ųr o͡n͟l͞y ͢comp̛ani̡o͞n͝


lmao if your only measure of good music is how progressive it is

Ghost Head
Sep 16, 2008


Spacedad posted:

more like - let's strip out all the poppy bullshit of 80's synth and concentrate on the rad forward-thinking things about 80's synth that hint at the depth of imagination that it provoked in the heads of kids who heard it growing up

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

its just called "retro wave" dummy.

Some of its good but a lot of it is really low quality and amateurish.

Feranon
Sep 10, 2011

~la belle dame sans fucks~


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DSVDcw6iW8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b7cj4zWiyo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyZQUEMZlCU

Spacedad
Sep 11, 2001

We go play orbital catch around the curvature of the earth, son.


There's new retro wave music and there's also new retro wave games.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc0nTekTAkU
http://www.darkcomputerentertainment.com/


More music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5-mD6Dy7c0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1NAhlVRaZ4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNVGfV2lXVY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G22X5X49VhM

Cyril Sneer posted:

its just called "retro wave" dummy.

Some of its good but a lot of it is really low quality and amateurish.

This is true and actually part of the fun of the movement is there's so much of it and it's easy to find and leaf through - which means that when you stumble across a gem, it feels like the song was made just for you.

The fact is that there was *already* tons of lovely synth music made using these techniques back in the 80's, so everyone knows what bad 80's synth sounds like. It is interesting to see amateurs experiment though, and more fun than listening to overhyped radio flash in the pans from that era. I'd rather listen to low quality amateurish fan built retro stuff than the shittiest actual music from the 80's. Fortunately, there's a considerable amount of really loving great stuff too.

Spacedad fucked around with this message at Dec 29, 2013 around 16:16

OMFG FURRY
Jul 10, 2006

[snarky comment]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l0rVDK_k3g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhrbEOPv5-k

Ghost Head
Sep 16, 2008



How have I not heard this before? I love MN84

also I think Mitch Murder is the king of this genre. This is my favourite song of his (Night train)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXdw99iCdFw


Also have this loving amazing actrazer song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7yfPaY0bdE

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Spacedad posted:

This is true and actually part of the fun of the movement is there's so much of it and it's easy to find and leaf through - which means that when you stumble across a gem, it feels like the song was made just for you.

The fact is that there was *already* tons of lovely synth music made using these techniques back in the 80's, so everyone knows what bad 80's synth sounds like. It is interesting to see amateurs experiment though, and more fun than listening to overhyped radio flash in the pans from that era. I'd rather listen to low quality amateurish fan built retro stuff than the shittiest actual music from the 80's. Fortunately, there's a considerable amount of really loving great stuff too.

In new GBS its impossible to tell if someone is serious or not.

The signal to noise in this genre is way, way too low. It's full of people who figured out how to make noises come out of a synthesizer and realized that they don't actually have to know how to write lyrics or sing so hey I'm a retro wave musician now

College and Kavinsky are examples of the few that are good.

Al Cowens
Aug 11, 2004

by WE B Bourgeois


Strong Defcon vibes from this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkiywDsOFFc

Spacedad
Sep 11, 2001

We go play orbital catch around the curvature of the earth, son.


Cyril Sneer posted:

In new GBS its impossible to tell if someone is serious or not.

Let me put it this way: My posts in GBS 2.1 are a Rorschach inkblot test to find out if someone is a chill individual or a paranoid hater.

quote:

The signal to noise in this genre is way, way too low. It's full of people who figured out how to make noises come out of a synthesizer and realized that they don't actually have to know how to write lyrics or sing so hey I'm a retro wave musician now

College and Kavinsky are examples of the few that are good.

Yes and that is my point. You pretty much have to manually sort through it yourself - it's like an online version of the experience of leafing through record albums and finding something that in spite of its shortcomings appeals to you personally somehow. You can do that with music in general, but it's particularly fun for me with new retro wave given how well the music style meshes with my interest in video games.

sharts
Jul 3, 2008

a̸ ̕s̡cŗeam͟i͠ng͞ ͘sk͏u̢l̨l i̡s y͝o͡ųr o͡n͟l͞y ͢comp̛ani̡o͞n͝


Cyril Sneer posted:

In new GBS its impossible to tell if someone is serious or not.

The signal to noise in this genre is way, way too low. It's full of people who figured out how to make noises come out of a synthesizer and realized that they don't actually have to know how to write lyrics or sing so hey I'm a retro wave musician now

College and Kavinsky are examples of the few that are good.
i agree, meanwhile let's all remember witch h▲us

(edited for unicods)

sharts fucked around with this message at Dec 29, 2013 around 16:30

Al Cowens
Aug 11, 2004

by WE B Bourgeois


Is there a name for that kind of dreamy, more optimistic space age stuff that evokes thoughts of interstellar space travel and not dystopian cyberpunk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkx_PWjzbTM like so

Ghost Head
Sep 16, 2008


I think a genre is justified by the music in it that i like. i couldn't care less about amateurs making sup par records no matter how many of them there are and fretting about them seems kind of dumb imo.

Spacedad
Sep 11, 2001

We go play orbital catch around the curvature of the earth, son.


Sabel posted:

Strong Defcon vibes from this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkiywDsOFFc

The draw of new retro wave for me is the idea that technology in filmmaking and games (as well as music production) has caught up with the cyberpunk ideas of the past. We basically *can* make those weird 'future games' we would see in 80s movies now. We *can* make amateur movies with surprisingly good digital special effects. We *can* create animated films with the visual techniques of the past but realized in the fidelity and attention to detail of today.

This is also why I feel like some aspects of new wave retro are timeless and keep going steadily for a while. As tech gets better, we find we can realize the cool imaginative ideas of the past in surprising ways.

Spacedad fucked around with this message at Dec 29, 2013 around 16:45

OMFG FURRY
Jul 10, 2006

[snarky comment]

i want my future of everything in chrome

Spacedad
Sep 11, 2001

We go play orbital catch around the curvature of the earth, son.


OMFG FURRY posted:

i want my future of everything in chrome

Same, but for me it's lasers on black backdrops.

Here, have a desktop background I drew for a TF2 event.


Here's the event itself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsuIpG7q_20

Forum user Stick figure mafia actually created some original new retro wave style music for the event video.


Edit: More of my drawings here.

http://superspacedad.tumblr.com/

Edit2: I guess this is also a new-retro drawing. (And if i had more time before the event started I would have looked into how to make convincing laser optical effects in photoshop)



Eventually I'll be able to put the time and effort in to make stuff that isn't just fun fan drawings, but that'll be later.

Spacedad fucked around with this message at Dec 29, 2013 around 16:49

Ghost Head
Sep 16, 2008


those are sick. i particularly like the tf2 one

Spacedad
Sep 11, 2001

We go play orbital catch around the curvature of the earth, son.


Thanks!


Also, anyone interested in new retro wave art should check out Kilian Eng: http://dwdesign.tumblr.com/







He even did illustrations to go with each track on a Blade Runner tribute album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFCnJ-R33jw

Al Cowens
Aug 11, 2004

by WE B Bourgeois


Need more video games that resemble old fantasy art that isn't grimdark D&D poo poo. Mass Effect had a good thing going with the Syd Mead and we need more stuff like that.


and I wish Patrick Nagel was still alive

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Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

Sabel posted:

Is there a name for that kind of dreamy, more optimistic space age stuff that evokes thoughts of interstellar space travel and not dystopian cyberpunk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkx_PWjzbTM like so

look up space wave.

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