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Retrofuturist 80s Synthwave
January 30, 2013 12:12 AM   Subscribe


 
No post about Retro Futurist Synthwave is complete without mention of Com Truise
posted by j03 at 12:58 AM on January 30, 2013 [3 favorites]


Nice find, Doleful...

I love Com Truise. I love Kavinsky

Com was here last year, and will be in SATX again for SXSW.

It's the future. I am surrounded by computers, and work to help run and build the Internet.

You might say... I live in an Electric Groove.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 1:40 AM on January 30, 2013


I was just listening to Lazerhawk's Visitors album last night and reflecting on how awesome it is. So thanks for this!
posted by Foosnark at 5:24 AM on January 30, 2013


Computer Room
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 5:35 AM on January 30, 2013


Thanks for this post - I am now completely, irrevocably addicted to Com Truise. Also, my Sennheiser cans are now considering buying their own Metafilter account.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 5:47 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


I like it.
posted by molecicco at 6:23 AM on January 30, 2013


Love Lazerhawk. For more synthwave/outrun electro, check out Rosso Corsa Records and Valerie Collective. And if you have Spotify, I've got a huge playlist of this kind of stuff (and other related styles). A few favorites...

FM Attack - Dreamer
Futurecop! - Afterburner
Electric Youth - Right Back To You
posted by schoolgirl report at 6:42 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


On the more relaxing 80's tip, 1991 - Inside You
posted by Hubajube at 8:09 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yeah I was just cruising Soundcloud, typing things into the search bar like "lasers" and "compute" and stuff like that. Also I really like calling this genre "outrun electro", very fun. My wife and kids think it's really strange when it's my turn to pick an album and I pick something from Com Truise. Blame it on my youth.
posted by Doleful Creature at 8:15 AM on January 30, 2013


HEALTH's album releases tend towards blasted apocalyptic noise-rock. And their remix albums sound exactly like this retro-futurist electro action. It's great! Seriously, check out the synth solo on this cut, it delights me EVERY TIME.
posted by FatherDagon at 8:17 AM on January 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


schoolgirl report, thanks so much for the Spotify link. I've been putting together my own list of this sort of music but yours puts mine to shame.
posted by Sangermaine at 8:32 AM on January 30, 2013


Thanks for posting. Reminds me of Kavinsky — good stuff!
posted by unwordy at 8:43 AM on January 30, 2013


If you like this then it could well be that you will also like the animé film Redline!
posted by Drexen at 10:16 AM on January 30, 2013


Drexen, that trailer. It's like they tapped into all my teenage fantasies and then turned them up to eleven.
posted by Doleful Creature at 10:24 AM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh, it's all that and more. Great English dub, too.
posted by Drexen at 11:14 AM on January 30, 2013


Also relevant, previously.
posted by ijoyner at 11:25 AM on January 30, 2013


A friend of mine posted Kavinsky on fb recently, and now this. And I was just thinking how I haven't heard any new music lately. (I guess I still haven't after listening to this, but I also guess that's sort of the point.)
posted by cthuljew at 11:42 AM on January 30, 2013


Thank you for posting this - I have never listened to this album before.

Here are some similar albums:
Lazerhawk - Redline
Lazerhawk - Visitors
Dreamwave tag on Bandcamp
Triobelisk - Path Of The Setting Suns
Boris Divider - The Source (DCOMO13)
Infinity Shred - EP 001 (Gnar Dream)
posted by rebent at 12:20 PM on January 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


Someday, I too will make an album like this. Yes.
posted by Doleful Creature at 1:08 PM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


So many good links...! FatherDagon, really liking HEALTH, thanks for that!
posted by Foosnark at 2:57 PM on January 30, 2013


Wait.. damn it, I. ME!

I am Lazerhawk. I have posted to the Green with it. There exists an abandoned MySpace for it. Lazerhawk is the name I started using for my metal output over five years ago.

Seriously, fuck these name thieves. Yes, I know it was a movie before me.. but as a band/musical project name... Lazerhawk is mine.
posted by mediocre at 10:36 PM on January 30, 2013


God.. damn.. it.

Lazerhawk is a metal band name. Not your fucking tinkering with meet plugins electronic Vice magazine crap..

Furious..
posted by mediocre at 10:39 PM on January 30, 2013


Hahaha mediocre I am sorry to hear it. Do you have links to your stuff you can post in thread?
posted by rebent at 6:42 AM on January 31, 2013


Going to have to sit down and listen to everything people posted in here after the OP link. I am completely unfamiliar with this genre but could easily get heavily into it.
posted by immlass at 6:57 AM on January 31, 2013


Ahhh, this is great! I've been really enjoying the retrofuturist thing recently. I also really like Umberto, and the soundtrack to the recent retro-80s movie Beyond the Black Rainbow is absolutely fantastic too.
posted by Frobenius Twist at 11:24 AM on February 3, 2013


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