Synthwave, Vaporwave, Outrun, Faux-Retro general
Gear up your DeLoreans for some sweet fake 80s sounds! Prepare to enter a world of fax machines and VCRs, of retro techno-wizardry!
You know, those people who think music is only "real" if it doesn't have synthesizers? To those who would say such things I say a total fuck you, man.
>there is no retrowave track dedicated to the Puma twins
No. For two reasons:
1: chillwave and Vaporwave are boring and sedating whereas retrowave is energizing and intense
2: chillwave and vaporwave are nihilistic and ironic whereas retrowave is genuine
But yeah, it's still gimmicky as fuck.
Perturbator: Lynnea Quigley Horror Workout
Pumping Body: Come on
City Project: Dirty Workout
Bestrack: Workout 2000
Cluster Buster: Erotic Aerobic Leg Lunges
WARNG: Extreme Transudation
>it succeeds in recreating the aesthetic of a previous era?
It's a bit stylistically different from actual music of that era
Their striptease theme is chill as fuck, also I want to see a Tank Police sequel reboot
I really enjoyed Built to Kill. It was obviously his first attempt at doing industrial and I'd like to see him try again.
Generally, retrowave could use a few old-school EBM influences.
Well there's New Dominion Tank Police, based on the aborted sequel reboot Dominion Conflict (only one volume out of five planned was done)
haven't watched the OVA, but the manga is by far the best thing Shirow's ever done.
I don't know anything about whatever /mu/ microgenre of the week shit this is supposed to be but, fuck me, that pertubator album was class! ..or whatever the yanks say..radical or whatever
There's that one faggot who thinks it's called outrun because he likes Kavinsky.
it's been going on for a few years now and it never caught on /mu/.
/mu/ hates music that makes you feel cool. /mu/ promotes music that makes you feel like shit.
Synthwave: Perturbator, Mega Drive, Dynatron, Magic Sword
Retrowave: Miami Nights 1984, Lost Years, Mitch Murder
"Chillwave": Com Truise, Tycho
No, these guys limit themselves to Kavinsky because they are the obsessive-compulsive type.
I listen to it because I want to be like Kyle Reese. Which is significantly less autistic.
Not every microgenre/gimmick genre emerged on /mu/. However, /mu/ is conceited enough to think that they invented Witch House as a meme (Though Witch House escaped the meme cage of /mu/ long ago and is now in the hands of Bauhaus-listening Anne Rice fans)
I was joking man but thank you for your time
I think it sounds like John carpenter having sex with a commodore 64. A+
>not being a real human being
bring back sportswave
I consider this as one of my most favorite albums of the genre
Unlike the miami inspired stuff that clutters the genre, the is more east-coast early 90s suburb type
Com Truise was so fucking high when I saw him live he literally played that very song three times in a row.
But yeah, cool stage setup with the glowing pentagon shit. Had a very Beyond the Black Rainbow feel.
When people compare synthwave/retrowave to 80s music I have to laugh. It's like, have you ever heard old-school synthpop (not to be confused with futurepop, which is also sometimes called synthpop)? Old-school New Wave? Italo Disco?
Because "retrowave"/"synthwave" sounds nothing like it.
Drive was actually pretty fun, even if it did have the feel of a short film a student might have made for a BFA project. Refn lost most viewers with Only God Forgives, though. I actually kind of liked it. It wasn't Drive 2, but it was wonderfully gritty, bloody and tense. Hoping his next film Neon Demon is going to be good.
Well if it was the exact same shit it wouldn't deserve to have a different name.
It borrows from many sources, including movie scores and vidya music, and is made on recent synths, so obviously it's not gonna sound the same. But the atmosphere is there and that's what matters.
And here's a fun parody of the genre and its stylistic conventions:
Fuck yeah. Thank you, guys.
Nightcrawler Metrolpolis is pettry good
How can I say that... They suck. But if they sucked just a little less, they'd be the greatest thing ever to happen to music.
Everything is there: catchy synth bass lines, rad guitar riffs, motorik drum beats, reverb-heavy glam rock vocals, a rockabilly groove, loops and distortions, a strong visual identity and cyberpunk aesthetic, trashy and provocative lyrics that mix sci-fi, provocativeness and social commentary without any reason.
Everything is there.
But somehow it ends up sucking. It's way too bare-bones and repetitive. Just altering the bass lines a little more often and adding a second guitarist/synth player would have sufficed to make it great.