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Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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CJacobs posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7Qx7R655LI

The Midnight, my favorite jazz/retro wave/synth mix band, released a new album this week. It's god drat good. If you don't believe in the power of brass instruments, go to this timestamp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7Qx7R655LI#t=531s

edit: I have been notified that a saxophone is actually a wood-wind instrument but it's made of brass so I don't care

If you like hot sax in your synthwave, you might like The bad Dreamers

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Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Some of the more light /melodic stuff I like, with or without vocals :
FM84, Robert Parker, Kristine, Sunglasses kid, Gunship, Beckett, Freeweights.

Definitely check out Robert Parker and Gunship if you had to pick 2

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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I have the same opinion about Dance with the Dead's version of Holiday Road

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Then check out I see murder


Unrelated: someone recently turned me on to the game Furi, which has an _amazing_ synth soundtrack (Perturbator, Waveshaper, carpenter brut, Danger, ...) that turned me towards some artists I hadn't found before. Full OST is on bandcamp too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EgGj6t_Fj8#t=4258s

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Ranter posted:

its not synthwave but this is.... interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywMAAEIb5YE

They're channeling pet shop boys 80s pop/synth pop.

Oh man, thanks for this, these guys are extremely my jam

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Hmm.. Sung and Irving Force are playing literally around the corner from where I live. Kinda have to go see that, don't I?

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Antwerp music city: https://www.facebook.com/events/1936298413354714/

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Maleh-Vor posted:

I was playing the surprisingly decent metroidvania The Mummy Demastered, and the soundtrack is pretty good, which led me to discover Monomer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCnOe1I6SFY

https://monomer.bandcamp.com/

Monomer is good stuff, I was already in a chiptune-inspired mood thanks to master boot record

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Halfling Wizard Bear posted:

My outrun track was put up on NewRetroWave last week! Pretty drat surreal seeing something I made get the Bateman seal of approval(I think it's a fake one, but whatever). Pretty jazzed about it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMmf4wNOHOs

This is good stuff

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Dolash posted:

I've ended up listening to a number of songs in this genre lately thanks to Youtube recommended videos, and I've also been trying to learn the bass guitar over the last half-year or so. Is this a sort of music that could be played on bass guitar/with a conventional band? Maybe with some kind of... I don't really know the words but whatever it is you hook up the guitar to so it sounds different. I get that it's mostly done with synthesizers but I figured since what they're synthesizing is bass lines maybe they can be done on actual bass.

I don't really have people to talk to about instruments and have just been learning from a couple beginner's books so I have no idea about genres yet.

I don't know about Bass guitar specifically, but Shredwave - mostly guitars on top of synth - is absolutely a Thing. You can also find live instruments used in a lot of "80's pop" themed retrowave bands . Unfortunately there's only a few actual guitarists that I know of and you find the same ones recurring across a lot of collaborations (eg PJ Datri)

Some of my favorite guitars in synth:
Powernerd - White Cars (bass and a painfully 80's music vid)
Volt Age - Pleasure operator (the best 80's music vid)
Volt Age - Theme 1000

Vincenco Salvia - Follow the power
Ultraboss - Get Ready
Powernerd - Death & Gold (live)

Fishstick fucked around with this message at 16:01 on Apr 6, 2018

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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I was in the mood for some more laid back synth like the excellent Chrome Canyon's elemental themes and found World Complete, who have one of the worst names to try and Google. I cant find any info on these guys other than their spotify page.

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Maleh-Vor posted:

If you like BLOOD MUSIC then you should know MASTER BOOT RECORD just released a new album through them, which I learned of in this thread (thanks fish stick). It has kind of distorted Black Metal voices in several of the tracks so disclaimer if that's not your thing.

Direct Memory Access is an amazing album, I'm loving the more metal touches

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Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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My Lovely Horse posted:

I went to see Carpenter Brut a few weeks ago, pretty much on a whim and with no prior knowledge other than "don't they do some retro 80s thing" and checking Turbo Killer on youtube, and I somehow ended up in first row right against the stage

I was unprepared for this to an astounding degree

You guys who liked Carpenter Brut and need more should check out Dan Terminus, Mega Drive, and to a lesser degree Magic Sword

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Code Jockey posted:



and if somehow people reading this thread haven't played Hotline Miami, it's the best soundtrack ever with a very very good game attached. Play it really really loud. HM2 isn't nearly as good game wise, but fuuuuck me the soundtrack is good

Game-that-flew-under-everyone's-radar Furi also has an amazing full-synth soundtrack with Carpenter Brut, Danger, and Waveshaper. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUKS--w4-Zs

I'm still stoked to go see Irving force and Sung perform here in 3 weeks.

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Probably way late to the party, but Vulta is good-rear end Darksynth

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Heck yeah it's good


Also good, the new Robert Parker album. It's no Crystal City but it's still drat good. If you haven't yet you should absolutely check out Crystal City

Fishstick fucked around with this message at 10:31 on May 16, 2018

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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A human heart posted:

The article doesn't say that Perturbator is alt right(and in fact goes out of its way to say that he isn't), just that many alt right guys listen to him, which is correct.

I figure its the same thing as what happened with Punk and skinheads, shithead nazis like the imagery and style and just coopt it and ruin the nice things we have. I can see why kekistan edgelords would be attracted to Perturbator's aesthetic.

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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underage at the vape shop posted:

the Midnight are so good, i haven't found anything else that tops Nocturnal for me. Any recomendations?

For similar style (but less sax), I like Sunglasses Kid's Graduation album, and basically everything by Le Casette

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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new Gunship when?!

Edit: That new oscillian album is good poo poo

Fishstick fucked around with this message at 11:43 on May 31, 2018

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Fans of Retrowave with vocals should check out Foret de vin, they really nail that 80's pop sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtABAGoy9vs


Edit: The new Irving Force is also pretty dope https://soundcloud.com/jet-set-tras...orce-godmode-lp

Fishstick fucked around with this message at 12:05 on Jun 19, 2018

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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EL BROMANCE posted:

New Wave of (Swedish?) Heavy Metal?

New Wave of Swedish Heavy Metal is the normal acronym, MBR uses it to refer to New Wave of Synthesized Heavy Metal

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Ranter posted:

new gunship tomorrow maybe

Track listing's already on amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07FDKWP78/ but it says an October release, sooo

Edit: Dark all day, the title track, is on spotify/apple music. Fans of hot sax rejoice

Fishstick fucked around with this message at 07:05 on Jul 13, 2018

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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I need the rest of this album, yesterday

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Loky11 posted:

I enjoyed Dark All Day. I think the sax is a good touch.

80's sax is still missing from most synth other than the midnight, and it's a drat shame.

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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"Soon" is not soon enough

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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The new Judge Bitch and Street Cleaner albums are both really goddamn good.

http://street-cleaner.com/track/vip...future-holotape
https://newretrowave.bandcamp.com/album/horse-blood

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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In case people were looking for more Sax in their synth, give Red Soda a shot

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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It's also on spotify. So far, other than "War" I'm not really feeling it. Then again 2018 has had some amazing albums so far, so maybe I'm spoiled

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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The new Wolf and Raven came out two weeks ago and is on spotify, if you're into guitars and/or shredding in your synthwave it's well worth checking out

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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The teaser for Gunship's Dark All Day album is something else

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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underage at the vape shop posted:

just wait till you hear river of darkness and crystalline

Or better yet check out their new album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltNu-QS1ebA.

Fishstick fucked around with this message at 18:22 on Oct 4, 2018

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Pander posted:

Five songs into dark all day.

Gunship still loving amazing y'all.

Ive had the album on repeat all day at work. There's not a single song I dislike, but my favorite changes every time. The official video for When You Grow Up, Your Heart Dies is also just literally a 6 minute tribute to 80s movies

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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I don't care, I want much more of this.

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Basticle posted:

I just put soundcloud on random

I have a 900 song Spotify playlist I've made over the years, and I just let spotify create a radio from it. Occasionally I find some new stuff through it, unfortunately a lot of the smaller artists aren't on Spotify though.

double riveting posted:

Yeah, exactly. Like someone went "what does this need to appeal to a proper audience", while the roughness kinda defined the whole affair. I mean I don't want to deride them - they make some great tracks. But yeah - I'm not a huge fan. Also that one with the claymation video is just way too on-message with everything.

PS:
I see Irving Force only mentioned twice in this thread, which is odd... I love love love these: They rate very high on my scale for "proof that electric guitars belong in synth tracks".

Guitars absolutely belong in synth. Ultraboss, Powernerd, Meteor, etc is all really good shredwave.

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Speaking of guitars

Here's a shredwave youtube playlist, though it doesn't have any Moonraccoon and not much Wolf & Raven which is a shame.

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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The way it keeps building up reminds me a lot of Volkor X's Enclave

Edit: Zero Call 's" Fears And Dreams Of Living Machines" is also worth checking out, a pleasant surprise of an album for me at least.

Fishstick fucked around with this message at 11:14 on Nov 13, 2018

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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The Midnight is coming to NL and BE in Q1 2019, so I had to jump on that. None of the venues other than Norway are sold out yet so if any other EU Goons are looking, now's the time.





Extremely my poo poo

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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The best Xmas gift I could ask for, and iut's also already on spotify

Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Heavy Metal posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5v-xeA1w98

Gotta love Jan Hammer, the Miami Vice score is so drat good. The main synth riff of this track gives me deja vu, anyone know what other song may have a similar one?

Have you checked out Beckett? They really nail that 80's tv show/Vice style for me:

Vice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBuq-ysQmDQ
Endgame: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTGWyNdJHf8

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Fishstick
Jul 9, 2005

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Fishstick posted:

If you like hot sax in your synthwave, you might like The bad Dreamers]

From way back, but Bad Dreamers actually dropped a full album recently. If you like the retro pop style I recommed checking it out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAzBkAKvANk
https://thebaddreamers.bandcamp.com...ncluding-myself

Millions of Crows posted:

This thread talk about Hollydoom yet?
I think this is the best track on a great album:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN7YlXVdTck


This style of 5+ minute track that's just entirely one slow layering of sounds is one of my favorite things. Volkor X does it with Enclave, and obviously Magic Sword is really good at this

Fishstick fucked around with this message at 17:53 on Feb 14, 2019

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