This track is a combination of synthwave and pop, which is a natural combination, despite the fact that synthwave is an underground electronic music genre that revives synthesizers as a main instrument to produce music, specially analogue ones. It matches perfectly with pop as a genre, as music in the 80s were produced following many aspects contained in the current synthwave scene, such as FM synthesis and its keys, for instance. Synthwave connects easily with pop music, producing amazing results. Such as JessieFrye and Faded Memory, featuring synthwave artist Timecop1983.
Naturally, this will be our Synthwave in Eden newest feature:
Mentioned here earlier with Get Horizontal, Radikal Rat from Stockholm is back with a new instrumental single, A-OK. Same as before, a synthwave style though what we have is an heterodox one. Not the usual synthwave track with analog synths from the 80s, but always keeping a personal touch and proposing new sounds to the genre.
Synthwave is a perfect style of music to listen at night. Therefore, for this Tuesday night, there will be a Synthwave post. As usual, layers and layers of beatiful synthsizer composition, creating lots of imaginary landscapes and feelings. It’s totally pleasant to listen. Today we chose DELOS and Magic City. With a pretty interesting art cover, not the usual cliché of Synthwave, which is also appreciated.
DELOS is Beau McKee a Melbourn based artist, originally a drummer and founder of a band called “Closure in Moscow”. Now Beau dedicates his time at his studio, as much as working with Sound Egineering, rather than playing the drums. He has managed to build a studio in the hills, so he could get the inspiration from nature and nostalgia. This is when we wrote his first EP, Self Titled EP, available in Bandcamp and in by streaming, such as Spotify.
Magic City is the newest feature of Synthwave in Eden:
Synthwave in Eden is back with a new feature, this time Rendezvous with Ramen, another track with a funny title, by Elk Bird, synthwave artist from Los Angeles, California.
The track is part of Exclusion Zone, an album highly inspired by sci-fi, as usual for tracks following the synthwave/chillwave thematics. You can stream the whole album by Spotify, as much as purchase it in Bandcamp (as embedded above). The whole album itself is not purely synthwave, having tracks that are more experimental when it comes to electronic music, such as Golem, for instance.
You can listen the track in the top of our Synthwave in Eden Playlist, as much as other submissions sent to Synths of Eden. Reminding that we’re always receiving submissions for new Synthwave tracks for this playlist, by Submithub or e-mail.
Ocean Dreams is a track by Saffari, Mexican producer. The newest feature at our Synthwave Spotify Playlist. Saffari is an active producer, with presence in Bandcamp and Soundcloud.
Each Synthwave track has a special context, it can be either about space travel, dystopic realities or old videogames, whereas for Ocean Dreams we have that simple idyllic feeling of looking to the infinity horizon of an ocean, while we daydream about the cosmos and how big is the ocean. This track represents this feeling very well.
Already featured in our Synthwave Spotify Playlist before, with a track called Shinobi, that initially annoyed me, as I’m a big fan of the original Shinobi soundtrack from Yuzo Koshiro. But after listening to it quite a few times I released it was not a just another synthwave track, but it had a special brilliancy in itself, with those Japanese strings amidst organic synthesizers in the best style.
Now Radikal Rat from Stockholm, Sweden, come back with a new track: Get Horizontal. Represented by an interesting art cover as well. That plays with geometry, colours and the reflective humanoids from different sex walking on opposite stairs, an impressive and sensitive piece, as much as the track itself. This track is sensitive enough that brings me back to mind some tracks of Pomegranates by Nicolas Jaar. This shows how much Radikal Rat has been growing as a music producer, getting into a more lo-fi and complex style of music, with a deeper touch, while remaining with that characteristic 80s style.
According to them: “The track is inspired by 80s fusion artists such as Yellow Jackets”. And “Radikal Rat will put out new music every month of 2018 together with visuals in different formats”. So let’s keep an eye out for Radikal Rat. To celebrate this new release the Spotify Playlist Synthwave in Eden has been updated with Get Horizontal in the top today:
After L CON, another great track coming from Canada. Mellow Fields is an artist producing retrowave/synthwave tracks, but that sounds pretty original at the same time, with drops of lo-fi elements and fast bass lines. From Great Heights is a purely instrumental track. Also available in digital streaming platforms, a great fit for our playlist Synthwave in Eden. It ends and finishes with a subtle use of field recordings.
Illustration done by: Derek Rudy
The track ends the homonymous 5 tracks EP of Mellow Fields. It is available for purchase in Bandcamp.
Another track from the world of dark synthwave, this is KENSHIRO+ with Born Again, another track for our Synthwave in Eden playlist. The track is part of his first EP, Vengeance Preparation. It was inspired in the graphic novels of Frank Miller, Daredevil, from the 80s. Though there is also a great and infamous album from Black Sabbath with this name.
Kenshiro+ is a producer from Budapest, Hungary. You can check his other works by Soundcloud.
We are accepting submissions to feature on this playlist, so if you make Synthwave send us your tracks and we’ll feature it there. Premium submissions by Submithub can eventually end up being featured here as blog posts.