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we need more synthwave linked around here, the 80s sound that never died

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anyway

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I haven’t filled up on this soundtrack in a year

I think The Diogenes Club is the only 80s-affect act I’ve taken to. Tbh I didn’t even realize that was their formal reference point until a few years down the line. A lot of these 80s throwback pieces have super boring monotonous basslines that put too much stock in “convincing sound” and sheer buzziness to do all the work, but one half of TDC is a bassist, and it really shows in the chromatic flexibility of many songs’ basslines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGME6jCwqw0

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I dunno if this counts as synthwave. But thought I should link it here, somewhere:

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My song of the moment (actually both songs):

(And also his two newest songs, which are free to download.)

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I really love his stuff. I own the Signal and Reality Check on vinyl, but everything else I have dug through on Spotify. Such good stuff.

Oh hey, I forgot we had a thread. If anyone else’s interests happen to line up perfectly, this is pretty good:


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A new release that I’ve been listening to:

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some neat stereo imaging and glitchy stuff, reminds me a bit of 2methyl

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sorta appreciate the way the goth vocals are balanced out by very chirpy, almost videogamey keyboard parts

an older perturbator track, but one of his best i think (i’m also fond of the collaborations with Hayley Stewart/Dead Astronauts). i find myself appreciating it more each time i listen to it.

Are there any write-ups anywhere about how it seems to be quite common for vaporwave artists to be anonymous and potentially be releasing music under multiple pseudonyms? Often, even a lot of the ‘labels’ that sell physical releases for multiple artists don’t seem to have an internet presence outside of a twitter account.

I’m not even quite sure how to frame the question but a lot of the presentation seems very surreal, performative, and intentionally mysterious.

I was listening to this track today when little fragments of a long lost pleasant memory partially surfaced

Seemed a fitting thing to have happen while listening to Eccowave.
It’s a really nice track.