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ITT: We talk about our favorite synthwave artists/songs


It just feels like true 80's/90's movie tunes, it's got that vibe and progression that incites the images of old 80's films in your head

favorite song by him is easily Overdrive, from Redline

mostly becauseo f that sick fucking solo it makes my dick hard




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Although the tracks on Ominversal Oscillations took a while to grow on me, they have a fantastic sense of melody. "Payload Specialist" and "Celestial Time Lapse" in particular are standout tracks.

>Cobra Copter

While I'm not that interested in his other releases, The Golden Age has some great material on it. I really like those little vibrato modulations he does.


Although a lot of the songs off Journey are basically indistinguishable, the album has a nice dreamy atmosphere to it. "Dreams" and "Lost in Your Eyes" have simple, catchy melodic leads, although I do think the vocal melodies aren't anything special.

>Palm Highway Chase

ARPNET is pretty damn good, although it was another grower for me. The title track has a frantic feeling that reminds me of the Ocean Palace from Chrono Trigger. "Invisible ARP" has a tune reminiscent of something that Japancakes would have come up with. "Arena" is probably my favorite, with a melody that wouldn't sound out of place in a classic space shooter.

Pretty much all these artists take me back to my childhood of watching old VHS tapes and playing NES games even though I'm le epic '90s kid xDDD, so they'll definitely have you covered on the nostalgic feels if that's what you're after.


Le Cassette - is very original but soudns so retro

Thomas Barrandon

Droid Bishop



lol clicked reply too fast

Thomas Barrandon - really nostalgic

Droid Bishop - nostalgic, 80s feels


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I'm just learning:

Various Artists - 2015 - Artificial Afterlife Compilation (Net 320)

Good and free download.



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Miami Nights 1984 has some good tracks.


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>no Perturbator itt

I love these other bands, but nothing compares to Perturbator. Just a monster when it comes to synthwave, and if you haven't listened to Dangerous Days, you need to get on that shit and find yourself in Nocturne City, 2088.


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Other greats:

>Makeup & Vanity Set

Go listen to Wilderness.

>Mega Drive

Great stuff, borders on chiptunes sometimes, which isn't really my thing, but it's never enough that it drowns out the rest.


Was a bit quiet for a while, back on the block with some new releases though

There are others, but starting off small. Gonna watch this thread with interest to see what you guys come up with.



Also no carpenter brut

Does GosT - Behemoth fall under synthwave? Because if so that's pretty banging too.


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com truise


Is there like recommendation picture for synthwave?


Noir Deco




I really like flashworx


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hood call–ugandan pizza police


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A couple months ago there was another synthwave thread. One guy never got into the genre, but liked the songs we posted, so I compiled a list of the best new retro wave artist and saved it cos I was so proud:

Going from (in my opinion) best to not the best but still fuggin gud:

Listen to Mitch Murder:




Listen to Lazerhawk:




Listen to Miami Nights 1984:



Listen to Power Glove:



Listen to Timecop1983:




Listen to Nightcrawler:



Listen to Dance With The Dead:




Listen to Kavinsky:



A lot of people would recommend Perturbator as well, but I never listened to him cos of his satanic image (pls don't judge). If you don't mind that, I heard this is one of his best works:



Com Truise is decent, though I'd say he's more chillwave w/ 80's synth elements rather than full on synthwave:



Dynatron also has a decent name. He's a bit more spacey with his tunes:



The only decent New Retro Wave label I can think of is Rosso Corsa Records, which is actually owned my MN1984 and alot of the previously mentioned artists are signed to them, but you might find something I haven't:




New Retro Wave is a youtube channel worthy of a subscription. They'll sometimes bring up exclusives from artists too:



Also, fashion style usually involves:

A varsity/baseball jacket

Maybe a baseball cap

Possibly shades

Kinda skinny jeans? Why not?

A sweetass 87' Corvette

And finally:

Play Hotline Miami

Play Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Listen to both OST's





I feel like I saw a picture like that once upon a time, but I might just be thinking weird. What would be some good sub-genres to note? Outrun (Kavinsky, Power Glove, et al), Dark Synth (Perturbator, Carpenter Brut, etc.), Synthpop?





Dance with the dead is one of my favorite artists. Fav song must be Robeast


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Thomas Barrandon's Escape From Earth deserves a listen


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>be me

>compose a progressive rock song

>write it on anvil studio and convert to mp3

>let a faggy friend listen to it

>"is this le synthwave? le chiptune vidya gaym song amirite?"

>my face when


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The artwork is also really good.


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>come here for some new recommendations

>I already downloaded the bandcamp freeview versions of pretty much everything listed here

I'm in too deep, aren't I, /mu/ ?

Anybody else pre-order a vinyl version of NewRetroWave's Magnatron?


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Sounds like your _ got ___ up.



Wow I'm a retard.


is anyone gonna upload albums for all these great artists?


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This goy is your typical severely autistic /k/uck. Look up his tumbler and jewtube.


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resuscitating thread


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Not really synthwave


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This probably does not count as synthwave.

But it's the kind of music it was derived from.


come on guys bump

this thread is awesome


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This or limelight


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Hey guys, >>46991 here. Out of a random act of kindness, I decided to upload my entire synthwave collection. VHS Head got thrown into the mix, I think it's got an 80s vibe, but one of those video-collage type things. Your thoughts may vary.. Kavinsky will be uploaded on request, but you all should have those albums already. Also included is a FLAC version of NewRetroWave's Magnatron.





First time /mu/. Nice thread you got going, have a bump



This has literally never happened in the history of man


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So what the fuck is this "slasherwave"?


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might as well put it here.


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I've been listening to this guy lately, and he's got some pretty good stuff.



I've been listening to this quite a bit. Thanks for posting.


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Can we all agree that MPM was the best musician of these genres ?



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I have to agree with you, anon.

But does he have any actual release?

I can't find anything and I've searched since 2011.


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I believe he was part of the Rosso Corsa collective somewhere around 2011 judging from the blog entries on their site and in the comment sections. But no, no releases exist.

I think you could've messaged him directly back then, he seems to have had at least a myspace profile.

2011 was a pretty early time to start. Did you get there same year or earlier?

My first short experience with the genre was in 2011. Found a little track on Youtube (see my attachment). The artist had a few more tracks uploaded but there were no leads to the rest of the synthwave movement. Having no idea what to search for the interest faded. Previously I listened to a lot of geniune 80s synthpop artists. But this sound seeemed like fresh breath of air somehow.

The interest re-emerged after discovering more of the artists around the middle of 2012. Around the end of 2012 I was the most extatic. /v/ had daily Miami Hotline threads which would turn into neo80s threads, watched Drive alone and with /tv/, the sudden amount of musicians previously unknown kept me hungry for more.

Since then I grew to like a few specific artists and MPM was one of them. I can count on others because they still make music (for example Action Jackson). With MPM however it's a more sadder situation.


Oh and found a new radio station


that's next to driveradio.be



>watched Drive alone and with /tv/

You're a real human bean anon.


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I drive


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>All this great retro and only one mention of Mega Drive

What board are you guys? Mega Drive got featured in a fucking metal magazine he was so hardcore.



Since GosT is already pretty close to it, and Perturbator wants his new album more guitar focused, I wouldn't be surprised if that side of Synthwave ends up merging with Metal quite a bit.

Anyways, link to the feature?



>I wouldn't be surprised if that side of Synthwave ends up merging with Metal quite a bit

You mean something like this ?



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These guys are pretty good.

Zombie Hyperdrive - Gigawatt (15:48) is great.


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Judge Bitch is a pretty great one, who no one talks about. Great layering, great sound and each song has a good sense of progression. My biggest complaint is that he/she tends to use direct samples from movies and the like quite often, and once or twice it really really falls flat (fucking Demolition Man, seriously?).


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Action Jackson is breddy gud :DD


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He absolutely is. Sadly he removed some of his good older songs from his Youtube channel, but if you're brave enough to go through some dodgy sites you can find them ripped. I attach one of them. I think it's better than that later remix.


omg I'm so hyped for this music, it makes no sense. It's like my past life loved this music.

I'm saving all these links and I need more. Thank you for bringing all this up to my attention.


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How about something more sensual?


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This album is actually good. Sounds really fresh which I haven't experienced in quite some time now.



not too sure if I'd call it synthwave, but Reznyck's latest shit is pretty cool.



Remute and Dead Astronauts are 2 artists that come to mind, but they aren't strictly synthwave.





Can you upload some Kavinsky?



Cheers Anon


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Where did all the posters go? Any new tunes getting your ears crazy?


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i could just lie in bed and listen do this album.


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The best synthwave music for me is still from Carpenter Brut. They are also amazing live, wish I could be at France to attend one of their shows.



>loud idiots



Damn shame, because a lot of the composition is completely different. I'd love to see a live album released.


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Carpenter Brut EP1

Gost - The Night Prowler

Gost - Skull

Perturbator - Dangerous Days

Mega Drive - Haunted/Hunted, Maniac, Vampire Killer

Jasper Byrne - Voyager & Decade Dance

Feel free to add to this list


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Actually meant to post this song, but fuck it, they're both great.




Yeah, sadly there is no live album. That rearrangement of "Looking for tracy tzu" is rad as hell.


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u forgot OGRE

my fav track but short as fuck. It seriously sounds like a show tune. tho.



Just because you asked. Check the Kavinsky folder.



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I liked this compilation, think one of my favorite tracks is Waveshaper - Crystal Protocol


Another great album, Tropicool and Chimera are favorites


OGRE - 195 is not bad but like you mentioned, the track posted is one of the best, most of the music is a bit too ambient for my tastes.

I am still trying out some of stuff posted here in this thread.



I think the idea is that it's synthwave inspired by slasher movies and shit.


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really just letting youtube take over and posting what I like



>ripping off Terran Trade Authority for one of the worst genres


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A while back on /v/ there was a really great webm synthwave just called detective.webm does anyone maybe know what that could be?


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>one of the worst genres

Get a load of this queer!


Thanks to everyone who posted in this thread, fucking love it, this is a goldmine



Every artist sounds exactly the same, this is one of the laziest genres around.



No they don't. There's the hard-hitting stuff like Perturbator, Lazerhawk, and Carpenter Brut (the popular style, although I'm really not big on it), the more straightforward synthpop of Le Cassette, the synthfunk of SAIR, the vintage astronomy documentary soundtrack type of stuff like Starforce, the Jan Hammer worship of Action Jackson and Miami Nights 1984, among others. Overall, the "synthwave" genre is fun, catchy, and really a breath of fresh air.


Shit, I never thought I would find you guys…



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I get bored with dancy stompy tunes but the slower, more soundtracky ones always get me excited, maybe because there's not really a lot of them. Same thing with vocals in the genre. I think that by skipping vocals many artists or even the genre in general lose possibly more mainstream appeal.


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Not trying to shill.

Just found out the MPM tribute is out:


Can't say how it is yet, writing as I'm listening.



Ok, It was pretty dissappointing. I think I expected something else.

The best track though is Plane To 1986 by Rene H. Haven't heard of this guy before, might check out more of his stuff.




You failed to break up the harder stuff and the "Outrun" sub group. Lazerhawk definitely straddles the two but notables like Gost and Kavinsky are clearly belong in their respective groupings. What you drive to is not what John Carpenter movie soundtracks are made of.



>losing mainstream appeal is a bad thing

we're on /mu/. On top of that, mainstream shit has no soul; not even ironic like vaporwave.


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>87 'vette is car of choice

what about other legendary cars from the era?

>3rd gen Firebird/Camaro

>Fox body Mustang

>Toyota Mr2


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Why is Com Truise producing same thing he has been doing 5 years ago and HOW did he even get worse at that?



Post Mega repos


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Soundtrack from kung fury has some good ones


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To keep the thread bumped; here's one that was posted earlier:


I forgot to add my Tommy '86 folder.


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>this thread with nary a Dan Terminus album or song

Holy shit, you're all terrible.



Sounds like generic synthwave #3135184.

No wonder no one posted it.


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Trevor Something - The Possession

Sung - Way Farer

The Fauns - 4AM (Power Glove Remix)

Tokyo Rose - Need For Speed

The Guest soundtrack also has some good songs.






I'm curious, where does Scattle fall into all of this?

Why the hell do I love this one track so much


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New dance with the dead album. My favorite track from the album


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What a week I'm having. First I find a vaporwave collection now a synth one. Best music week ever. Thanks anon!


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Really digging this album recently, best track off the album


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tfw in 2046 people are going to be making "dubwave", trying to sound retro like the 2010's



mah nigga

Le Perv and Turbo Killer for FPS all day



We'll burn that bridge when we come to it.


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Professor Genius - Time Of The Assassins (Steve Moore Remix)


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Who hype for the new album it is



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Awwww shit new AJ album coming out this week

what a bitching title


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Out of curiosity, when you hear old synth included 80's songs, what is your reaction, especially if you like the new retro inspired?


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Being the plebtastic faggot I am it was Farcry 3 Blood Dragon


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I like it, it's what got me into the '80s revival stuff in the first place (though a lot of the synthwave stuff is way different from how '80s music actually sounded).


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Is Justice synthwave?


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I go home at 7:30 pm 4/7 days. What are some good, calm night/traveling synthwave tracks? Kind of like Mega Drive's Vampire Killer, lazerhawk's electric groove, or whatever the music that's playing in this webm?



I would have thought of them as a French house group rather than a synthwave one.


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Com Truise is built for those types of drives.




Electro House


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>new Perturbator album

I already have pixel-vixens summoned for a sacrifice.


>May 3rd


>2012 /v/

>first time hearing it was orgasmic

>just as awesome today as it was back then

I've always been a big fan of synth-heavy music though.


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/v/ is probably the only reason this thread is still alive. I might as well post some Miami Nights 1984.

This should keep /mu/ in the top 25 for a little longer.


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God damn I Am The Night has some really good tracks. Is there anything like it, preferably not by Perturbator since after giving Dangerous Days a shot and She Moves Like a Knife's preview track I can tell his stuff is a bit too samey for my tastes, even though Dangerous Days has earned some of its tracks on my playlists.


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>no Sellorekt/LA Dreams

This guy is a neo 80s machine, I swear.



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Dan Terminus is good, if you can get behind his aesthetic, but it's not a must-listen. All of his stuff is pay what you want (AKA free) so I'd say check it out. The mixing is definitely a little low, though.


I'd at least check out Sexualizer before writing Perturb off, it's his only album that really has a different edge.


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What do you think of my synthwave thing?


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although it goes full synthwave after a minute or so.


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>Featuring Lord British




Droid Bishop and Lazerhawk are the best ones imo



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Is there anything similar to Meet Jimmy?


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That sounds more like Anhalt EBM without bass and beat rather than Synthwave.

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was kavinsky synthwave?



>72 million

I never realized Drive or Synthwave was that popular



is not, that movie is popular no other kavinsky song made it that far.


I'm only just getting into anything "wave", yes I am a pleb I guess

Carpenter Brut is favorite synthwave for sure. Ep III is best, Anarchy Road is favorite track. All of EP III really just shines on my headphones like no other music

I have a lot of digging to do, which is awesome



I'm liking Dan Terminus but just started listening

Perterbator was actually my introduction to the genre I guess, but Carpenter Brut blew it away IMO. Perterbator just doesn't shine the same way. EP III from Carpenter Brut is just mastered perfectly or whatever, it sounds amazing on my headphones


Did anybody else that got into this previously dig chiptunes/cracktros?

>sage for samefagging


Also there's something about a lot of synthwave tracks that reminds me of music from Frank Klepacki, in particular from Tiberian Dawn soundtrack.

Not sure which song shows that best


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I've heard about five million remixes of this song; and it never gets old.



tanks anon


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Till this date, carpenter brut is still the best for me after listening to so many artists, something about his music being more layered or it's just his sense of melody.

Looking for tracy tzu and sexkiller on the loose are still my top favorites, something about that melody in those songs just gets to me and lets my imagination run wild.


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Great collection but where's your Carpenter Brut, Mega Drive and GUNSHIP? ;)

Also for the thread I'm recommending:




Wow thanks anon. That was a godlike album


What's some upbeat synthwave like Miami Nights 1984's Ocean Drive or Mitch Murder's Race Day?


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Outside of the vocal tracks(Out of my Mind and In Your Love) I think this is an incredible album.



I am at the tenth minute and I am loving it


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>mfw I forgot the Mega Drive folder and never heard of Gunship

And even after downloading some of the flacs from that anon that was nice enough to share them. They'll be up in probably about 5 days or so.

Until then, a remix… by me.


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Dynatron is your man for any sort of slow,calm business,especially the first half of Aeternus.

>tfw only perturbator has done any sort of collab work with him for one track

On the topic of collabs/remixes,I have to say that picking out each artist's style in them is always a good time.

Remixes are fun,too. The Hotline Miami Remix EP is great, if not just for hearing Carpenter Brut's remixes.

>tfw you will never hear a kavinsky and carpenter brut collab

Feels bad man


Are there any artists that specifically focus on Faux 80's "Synthwave" crossed over with IDM or aggrotech?

Gotta get me some edgy songs for doing work


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This album's great, particularly Drifting. There's a link for it in the share thread.


Is there a sub genre of this type of thing? Where there's this slow drum beat with whatever goodness building up in the background?

Similar songs include Waveshaper's Crystal Protocol and Power Glove's Power Core


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Noir Deco has a few like this, but they are slightly faster than your examples



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Perturbator new album just came out, how was it for you guys?

I am currently still in the middle of listening to it


There's a campaign going to make a documentary featuring 25 synthwave artists and the old guards (Carpenter, Vangelis, etc). There wasn't enough exposure, only found out now. Will be pledging but only because MPM is promised to be in this.



Felt that only Diabolus Ex Machina and Venger were good. Others feel like I've heard them already (except for She Moves Like A Knife which I actually did hear before).


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Why should we care?


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If you don't enjoy the music then maybe you shouldn't.


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>responding to bait featuring one of RedLetterMedia

Yikes, man.


>mfw Diabolus Ex Machina

Tokyo Rose dropped an EP two weeks ago, but I can't embed since >mfw.



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I enjoy the music, and fail to see what a pointless documentary will do other than bloat egos, unwittingly create and spread misconceptions about the genre, and invite unwanted attention. Right now, it's big enough that there's a lot of quality artists and varied appeal, but small enough to not get caught up and run into the ground as some pathetic mainstream trend. Synthwave says all it needs to say via its music and album art, and how they intertwine, you try and stretch that essence into full documentary material, and it's doomed to fail.


I've been posting in this thread for more than nine months, asshole.



> but small enough to not get caught up and run into the ground as some pathetic mainstream trend

It had many opportunities. That never materialized. A documentary isn't threatening your perceived exclusivity of the genre.


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We'll see, but it's certainly "another opportunity". And that doesn't change the fact that it will almost certainly be shit, for reasons mentioned above.




I don't know why but I like this album like so much more than his other work, apart from Miami Disco. I feel like the melodies in this latest album stood out more and is thus more memorable.


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I will embed it.

Fuck this shit is good as well. Thanks for the rec.


Who do I listen to if I want more Dance With The dead? I already 90% of hteir albums on me


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I'm digging this album.



gave it a listen on bandcamp and really didn't like it. Probably his weakest yet imo.


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There's some banger tracks that manage to reach new intensities and stand out on their own (Death Squad, Disco Inferno, Cult of 2112), and no one can deny how well Perturbator produces technically or otherwise, but overall the album is trapped in a sense of been there, done that. Most of the music is predictable and bland, the vocals tracks combine difficult lyrics and heavy mixing to be astoundingly fucked up, despite Hayley Stewart's best efforts, and the poser faux-satanism is starting to really drive me up the wall. Carpenter Brut and Gost manage to hit some interesting notes along the way, Perturbator feels like he's just doing it to be edgy like the metal bands of yesteryear even though no one cares. We've seen these themes before with Dangerous Days and some of the Protector 101 colab shit, and we've heard this style before with all the bonus tracks he's contributed to over the past two years. It's worth a free download, but absolutely nothing else.


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I guess I am in the minority then, I really like his new album, whereas older albums such as dangerous days or I am the night doesn't sound that good to me. Previously the only work I liked a lot from him is the sexualizer EP.


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>listening to synthwave

>babies' first arturia minimoog preset begins playing

After having toyed with the vst in the past any simple preset made with it brings me out of the experience. And that distinct sound is too obvious.


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I love Vampire Killer so damned much. What is out there that's like it?


What do you mean? Do you mind pposting an example


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The rest of 3:33 has Mega Drive's more horror-fantasy tracks, and Gost (particularly Nocturnal Shift) and Magic Sword have a few songs with similar theming. Somewhat unrelated, Chris Paladin's stuff is also absolutely fantastic, shame there's no downloads for it and paypal's such a fucking kikefest.


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This album is fucking amazing. Best tracks explorers and the kid with the silver mask.


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Just for you(high-quality premium):



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>decryption key needed

Please help anon



I love Citadel and Monolith myself a lot.


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Thanks man, I really appreciate it.


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bumping best genre



>It just feels like true 80's/90's movie tunes, it's got that vibe and progression that incites the images of old 80's films in your head

that sounds like true quality, really deep stuff, this probably brings you really close to spiritual enlightenment and whatnot


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Found another great album, man these days lucky that I keep coming across good stuff


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I like this album, even though a lot of the tracks sound alike.

Favorite is Combat Ready, for some reason.


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neufogs can't embed


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VHS Glitch - Night On The Dark Hill


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Anons what are your thoughts about vocals in your synthwave

Is this even considered synthwave anymore? Don't get me wrong, I dig it.



Eh some songs are alright, like I really dig this track here that I posted quite a while ago:



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Plebs in here giving so much praise for Dangerous Days when clearly I Am The Night is Perturbator's best work

git gud

Also, Uncanny Valley tries too hard to be LOUD so all the mid-range gets fucked



Anons of 55ch (RIP) made a collection once:

Don't know if i can post torrents here, so fuck me anyways



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Future Vision is pretty good.



55ch is back up at 55chan.org actually



tfw was playing Doom II right before watching this.


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Dead thread dead genre


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FM-84 dropped an album about three weeks ago, good summertime music.


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One of my favourite neo-80s tracks.


Com Truise


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And here 3 months later it's not out yet! This is killing me, the preview track wasn't that good but I know he can do it.

There's a tshirt out to buy, but I'm not wearing no red commie colors on me. Would've bought if it was any other color.



that's it I'm putting this album on my playlist for summer holidays


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Note: A bit louder than most albums. Full moon's a great track


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Is there a /mu/ essentials mega dump of synthwave like we have for vaporwave?



Synthwave is the new Dubstep

DnB is to Dubstep as 2000's House is to 2010's Synthwave

Am I wrong, or very wrong?


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thanks for your addition to society


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No, he's actually got kind of point there; You can't tell me that daft punk and friends weren't themselves just a little bit 80's.


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This track is actually good horror synth comparable to Carpenter Brut but with cheesy horror sfx. Other tracks on the same album feel too lacking personally. This out stands out.


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Lost years new album, fucking good as usual


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This is one of my favorite songs atm.


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Fucking hell i cant believe someone dropped Molasar ! I have been listening to that nonstop for months from a SC rip. I cant tell you how much i apreciate the flac !

Also if you like Molasar, then you will love Andy Fox - Tempis Fugit. Easily my AOTY. Something about that dark fm bass funk.



Does anybody know what song plays in that webm with an ayy lmao doing the snake?



>no idea what song

>doesn't even have the webm that goes with the song

I can't fucking help you.


Anyone got any idea what song this is from?? unfortunately this is all I could salvage of the song.



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I'm fucking cumming in my pants.


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>original soundtrack from artists with real names


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meant to post this


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Why did I wait so long to download this? Feels like I'm in Shadowrun. Thanks, anon; will add to the collection at some future date.


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>original soundtrack from artists with real names

or you could just think of them as S U R V I V E.




someone posted this mega link on halfchan /wsg/

have some goodies my friendoes



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Current fav

The rest of the album isn't as good personally


/r/ing Dance With The Dead's albums, need more in my playlist. Please be kind.



You are incredibly wrong, all before Synth was incredibly popular, Synth is for /mu/ hipsters.


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>ToS flag

Pretty big faggots over there, huh?



That cover is MAXIMUM rad.


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preddy gud track


Lazerhawk, Kavinsky and Perturbedbuthurtreugeelovingautisticfaggotor are all entry level generic garbage they take no risks, they never improve or change. I am pretty indifferent to the genre but I can appreciate the more unique sounding stuff. But the mainstream shit all sounds the same to me.


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I might as well post some synthwave I have discovered it feels unique and doesn't feel like a 40 second loop over and over like a lot of the mainstream shit that people are posting and like in this thread and elsewhere the song has a noticeable progression and there are layers of different musical things happening, I found it when it had 14 views, it only has eight thousand views as the most viewed video of it on youtube so I guess its fair to say its undiscovered stuff. Enjoy.



This is very nice. Thank you.



>Sexkiller on the Loose

Have you listened to Meet Matt Stryker? It's not one of his most well known musical pieces, but it sounds more or less like a more upbeat Sexkiller without slow parts. Definitely one of my favourites, along with Roller Mobster, Anarchy Road and You're Mine.


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By the way, El Tigr3 is also pretty good as well. Both Heist (embed related) and Die Cosmonaut are relatively unknown, but pretty sweet. She Swallowed Burning Coals is good as well, but everyone and their mother has already listened to that one since it was featured in Hotline Miami 2.

A shame the fucker has uploaded a grand total of 4 tracks. That's right, this post would contain his whole discography if we counted Bleed Them White, which sounds radically different to his other much more aggressive works. I am unsure whether to consider El Tigr3 or Carpenter Brut the champions of aggressive synthwave.



>"shitposter" (for lack of a better term, even though they were just stating their opinion) comes in the thread and shares his opinion

>clearly makes his point

>bumps the thread

>he is kinda has a point


>he actually contributes to the thread despite saying how he doesn't really like the genre

>contributes an artist that I have never heard of and is actually pretty good

I really respect that a lot, he didn't just shitpost/sage/derail, he put his money where his mouth is and contributed an alternative to what he was criticizing, with a unique artist I have never seen discussed anywhere.

Even our shitposters are quality. I love you guys,



Holy fuck those views, god fucking damn. How? That is so fucking good holy shit.



Don't see anything unique about that.



That song was bland as fuck, nothing unique.



I really disliked she swallowed burning coals. I never liked that level nor the track itself and I have no idea what people see in it.



That was really enjoyable, pretty much exactly what you described it as. I can see my self listening to that again.



Yeah fine


That was acceptable, but fairly bland. Mega Drive might not fit your criteria, but in terms of layering and different musical elements they're pretty good.


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Some of his sound might be too modern for this thread's tastes, but SurgeryHead is fucking tight. We should've been talking about him a year ago.


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Pretty sure I need to be making a slasher film now.

Peep that synthwave mega, I'm adding a ton of FLACs to it, including that new Tonebox album.


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Iris i a pretty good synthwave band. usually more downtempo than most synthpop. I like them.


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neros77 channel is good.


Mega Drive's got a new track out



Sounds good


Also sounds good


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New GosT released


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Is it shit?

Heres more Dance With The Dead


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It's good, but it feels more like it's trying to create a setting and a mood/tone, instead of being straight catchy (is the best way I can think of to phrase it) like the first one. The song I posted, which is the first track off the album, is a good representation of the whole album. You still have the strong 4-beat measure formula, but with a bit more of a horror feel to it.


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Pert has a new single out.


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would Ladyhawke qualify or is she too hipster age?


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another 80sish song of hers


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I can actually get with this.


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The new sound is pretty good and it's admirable how he's continuing to change and improve. It's way too preachy on the whole Satanism thing (particularly in the vocal tracks), and it overuses the long, drawn out samples from whatever old film about a coven of witches around four times too many. Combined with Maleficarium and the second half not quite feeling like a crescendo (especially compared to Behemoth), the album just feels too single-minded. Still a fun enough listen, but for his next project there needs to be a better variety of themes and tones.


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Emmet Brown's new album was actually pretty sick. The vocals still suck, but it's only one track off the album.


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Just found this slightly older track by Highway Superstar. I like such slower bassy tracks.


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So two artists released new albums in late 2016, didn't tag them effectively, and nobody noticed. El Tigr3 dropped Man-Eater way back in November, it's a lot lighter and minimalistic than even his last release, and at times less aggressive. Big problem is that the tone of the song titles and the song themselves are sometimes completely off. Screws the mood up.

Surgeryhead released something on Christmas Eve. Just found about it like ten minutes ago, so I'm still working through it. It's got a lot more experimental elements, the theme's really weird, but it's pushing the Synth/EDM (or EBM or whatever they call it) combinations in this really elegant and catchy way. I dig it.


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>artwork on the Surgeryhead track

That is just amazing. The track is awesome too.

Also, the legend is back!


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Dance With The Dead did something


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>MFW anon made this

you dun good man.


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When I have a spare kbps, I'll upload some more. Most of my new downloads are in FLAC too.


Some of that genre is too close to club music/house but Mega Drive is pretty neat.



By that I mean Kavinsky which is just girls night out music tbh


By the way, can someone hint to a couple of good compilations or mixes?


When is our lord and savior Carpenter Brut going to release a new EP?




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I jammed out their video upload of that for years. Never gets old.

>tfw released in 2012


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What about C Y B E R N ∆ Z I?



breddy gud


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this one's good too


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So after ignoring Surgeryhead for a bit because of the generic edgy cover art I must say this shit is great. Good samples, lots of variety, heavy as fuck, but still synthwave somewhere at its core.

Is there something similar to this?

I listened to GosT but found him to be rather mediocre.


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Well SurgeryHead himself, obviously. Past that it really depends on how intense you want it and how much general techno/EDM you want mixed in. Gost's most recent album has pretty shit sampling, I'd recommend listening to Skull and S/T because they really fit the bill of what you want. I posted some of both earlier up in the thread before my IP changed.

Satanico Pandemonium by Killer Instinct can be a little loose and it starts off pretty slow, but the second half is filled with dense, fun compositions. His most recent, Rebirth, is just darksynth inspired EDM, Gestaphstein style. I just recently discovered Into The Pale Abyss, which is free to purchase and has some pretty tight sampling mixed with the heavy shit that you wanted.



Will give those a listen and report back, thank you anon.




Can someone upload this comp? The torrent is deaderino.


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MPM is back!

Better download before something funny happens again.



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All of Kickass Torrent's file database is long gone, I think you might be out of luck.


>Better download before something funny happens again.


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Should've been lurking the thread a little harder. Would've been worthy of an archive I'll bet, MPM and all.



Never fret! The DHT is here to save the day yet again!

http://btdb.in/torrent/KVa9zr7GOZfYxJ5xObOyFNaBl23E4vC6ogA.html I might have to give the Bourgeoise discog an upload, their stuff is awesome.



This meme makes no sense except for the driving part


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Well indeed something funny has happened. The album is offline with the profile too! I've grabbed the free download though. Would've paid else.

There are 7 tracks total. All classic ones, Starbeam, DayDreamer, V8, Hot Resort, Spring Break, No Man's Land and the ever more relevant The Story Never Ends!

More tracks were put up on Soundcloud however. Who knows what'll happen with these:



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Well it seems the MPM returning is quite obscure, a tale with with impostors too!



Pertubator VS Mega Drive VS Carpenter Brut VS Betamaxx - which is the most hardcore?


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>tfw you listen to Dynatron






whoops *GosT


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>mfw Aeternus

Giant upload to synthwave collection inbound, I finally got better internet.


Perturbator is overrated as shit here. His first two albums are monotonous garbage, I didn't bother with the rest.


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Betamaxx is best husbando



Damn right.


This dude named rodi has some synthwave in this album https://slavrodi.bandcamp.com/album/never-done fairly good stuff.


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Let's talk about synth.

Although multiple artists before (Volkor X) or since (Scattle) have some degree of prog rock influence, Phantasmagoric takes it to such a degree that you need to actually enjoy prog rock to enjoy it. So if you're part of the whole Phil Collins cult, it's probably right up your alley, but I thought it was just ehh.

Duett's an artist that's been mentioned a fair bit, just not here. So yeah, really really good, fantastically produced, upbeat, catchy and chill synthwave. What you hear is what you get. Also has a new EP out, but I haven't listened to it yet.

Finally, ZARRAD's an artist from Russia with no fans, a bit too much of his own face, and production that's clearly on a tight budget. But his albums are filled with really unique and boundary breaking explorations, both big and small, of what you can do and where you can take the genre without ever fully diverging from a synthwave sound. I think it's something that deserves more recognition and I hope you'll agree.



Good post, I like all 3. Keep 'em coming, it's the only genre I'm currently really interested in.


Mega Drive - Data Line

Mega Drive - Pulse of the Streets

It's basically the same song wtf


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Saving this thread.



can anyone help me fix this synthwave torrent?


I've really grown to appreciate Tesla Boy even though their later stuff sounds more like the Happy Mondays than synthwave but it's still good throwback shit.



oi did you make this one too? has some artists that I don't think you have



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The "OldRetroWave" folder is a clone of my folder as of the middle of last year; I added some stuff since then. That guy has some awesome stuff up there though, I been looking for that Pluto Odyssey for a while.


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Another telltale sign, I accidentally uploaded that a long time ago.



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Mada Yana mixes elements of vaporwave with traditional synthwave and a lot of horror synth elements. The end result is pretty smooth and base-heavy, without heavy base. Definitely worth checking out.

I mostly ignored Occam's Laser, assuming him to be another generic synth artist, and his new albums aping Perturbator's stale satanism. Once I realized he was actually doing a full trilogy based off of Dante's Divine Comedy was I enticed. It's effectively put together, the themes are interesting, and there's a solid and genuine attempt to display the spirituality of its inspiration and the metaphysical concepts that entails. Nine Circles is probably the weakest, all the songs have the same general tempo and flow.

And yeah, the new Mega Drive could of used a bit more meat, but is still real fucking good.


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I have a very good question to ask: Who is to the synthesizer as Eric Johnson is to the guitar?



>Eric Johnson

You mean the synth equivalent of being super overrated and only known by anyone these days because of Guitar Hero?


Does anyone have any recommendations for music you can just play during the night and lose yourself? Something like Mega Drive's Vampire Killer or Tonebox's Nocturn.



If that's the case… David Guetta?


Citymulation for harder music, Future City Record's Blade Runner tribute for relaxed. https://futurecityrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tears-in-rain-a-tribute-to-blade-runner


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Carpenter Brut has a live album coming up on the 30th, there's a preview track of his rendition of Maniac from Flashdance. Took a listen, made me curse my fate of being a burger since all his tour dates are in Europe.



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Here's the whole song live.





I would like their channel if they weren't a bunch of cucks


>nobody recommending ThePrimeThanatos channel



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Hey, has anyone else noticed how unpopular synthwave promo channels are in comparison to monstercat-tier weeaboo edm and future funk promo channels?

Even vaporwave promos get much more. Is synthwave that niche? Did everyone forget about stranger things and hotline miami?


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It's because Synthwave was absolutely flooded with low effort trash, and channels like NewRetroWave represent that. The movement isn't dead, just oversaturated because of how easy it is to emulate, and no one really wants to subscribe to a channel that releases the same song over and over, even though its all by different artists.


>polysynth keyboard

>oversampling from 80s sources

>blue grid/purple sky/trans am sun album covers

The only thing keeping Synthwave alive was regular releases of titles that breathed new life into the culture. Compare Hotline Miami and most modern Synthwave, you'll start seeing what it is everyone is trying to emulate.

At least with other electronic genres some artists will try to break out and try new sounds. There's only so many 80s synthesizers we can reuse.


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that's the thing, most of Hotline Miami's music isn't purely Pertur-binjuice or Carpenter Butt ripoffs. I don't think Hotline Miami brought new life to Synthwave, it just amplified the most memorable angry parts (Pseudo 80's EBM) while ignoring the other influences (correct me if I'm wrong, but I heard electroclash, Indie dance/indie disco, frenchy house and chiptune)


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Yeah, Hotline Miami wasn't purely A E S T H E T I C Synthwave like Blood Dragon or Kung Fury's OSTs were, but Synthwave is a big label for a set of subgenres, and most everyone involved got sucked into the label and culture.

The big point is that the culture relied on those big releases in other mediums to help out the musical genre of Synthwave. I just like the sound more than the 80s nostalgia bait especially since I wasn't even alive in the 80s yet I feel said 80s culture is holding it back, because most everything 80s-related has been plundered either by Synthwave, Vaporwave, the original artists coming back, or corporate media re-releasing the old.

The comments section of vid related has a guy pointing out that there are only so many Vector promo-shots he can use before he runs out, and that perfectly captures the current state of Synthwave.


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The issue is, I don't think anyone doing synthwave has already seriously looked up into Eastern European 80's synth…


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This isn't really necessarily related to the thread, but can anyone suggest some good Hotline Miami -esque music to me? And I don't want the generic synthbeats or Perturbator knockoffs but something more akin to the whole ost, especially something like Scattle's and El Huervo's music.


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some old soviet good shit


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The guy who made that song also made this one which is a remix of an existing song that absolutely blows the original out of the water and away in terms of quality, talk such an astronomical level of being cucked.


I dont visit this board often but I just remembered this post and wanted to see how you guys felt about it. I am surprised by how differing the opinions on it are. But thats actually a good thing.


I am glad you like it. Your welcome.


Pretty much this, I mean at the time I made that post, thread IDs were on so he knew both of those posts are me. Pretty good rundown of the situation though.


It was at 8k when I posted it now its at 26k so some people are now enjoying it. I am glad you enjoyed it. I appreciate introducing people to new music that they can enjoy.


You are entitled to your own opinion but perhaps you weren't listening close enough, the song goes through multiple evolutions in the chord progression and different music layers layering on top of each other, and at the time I had listened to way over half of all the songs posted in the thread up until that point and all the songs were a basic static 30-45 second loops that did not change or anything and it just repeated for the duration of all of those songs and it comparatively was more unique then everything else posted. So I figured I would share.


You are entitled to your own opinion, but you didnt provide a counter example to perhaps support your argument. What is less bland then my song, I dont listen to much synth wave but I have yet to hear anything less bland then it? Maybe you can expand my horizons if you give me an example.


I am glad you liked it I thought it was pretty good so I thought I would share.


Eh, I think people are confusing the slow, methodical and melancholic feel for "blandness" but you guys are entitled to your own opinions after all. From what I have heard of mega drive they were not what I was looking for.



>it's still up

God bless you anon.


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I feel like the original wave of synthwave that's got nothing but nonstop 80's cultural references is completely dead and devoid of real content, not that that stops NewRetroWave or what have you from beating the dead horse. This has lead to three things.

1: Artists (either partially or in full) diverging from 80's themes and concepts and instead using synthwave to explore new worlds or experiment

>Ex: Dan Terminus, Gost, Magic Sword, Zarrad

2: Artists forgoing any cultural baggage and instead focusing solely on the musical element of perfecting catchy and effective synth bangers, sometimes mixing in elements of more modern electronica.

>Ex: Makeup And Vanity Set, El Tigr3, Tonebox

3: Artists mining from the 90's and maybe the 70's instead, with varying degrees of subtlety.

>Ex: Megahit, Surgeryhead, Volkor X(?)

In a roundabout way this brings me to Vista of Chaos, some fresh darksynth from which may or may not apply to all three catagories above. It's creative, it's menacing, it never stops changing and it never loses pace. Check it out, or at the very least the webms I'm posting.



I dare a synthwave musician to use artwork that doesn't use the color blue, pink or purple.


I dare a synthwave musician to use artwork that doesn't use the color blue, pink or purple.


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No thats my Mega Folder hahahaha, I still have atleast 12gb of synthwave to upload on there

In the meantime come join my retrowave discord server



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Carpentur brute can go fuck himself, he hasn't released anything new in 5 years



he worked on the soundtrack for Furi, did a track for that shitty documentary thing, and the live album contains some new stuff


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Yeah mediocre tracks. He's been dickriding the same bassline for years. As for the LIVE album, its just a crappy audio version of Trilogy, the cover of "She's a Maniac" is nothing new


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I mean, you said that he hadn't released any new tracks, not that he hadn't released any good tracks.


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Come on dude, in the past 7 years what has Carpenter Brute actually released that is NEW? EP1 EP2 EP3 and Trilogy which just includes all of the previous EPs into one album and now a """""new""""" LIVE album? Which, as stated before. is just a crappy audio quality version of trilogy.

Sure Theres a few on and off tracks for fury, the track for rise of the synths documentary for a single shekel to basically fund the documentary and a few tracks for random compilation albums and remixes for an obscure french industrial label?

Even Jay Peau, James Kent, Garrett Hays has at-least released something new and experimental on a consistent basis within the past 5 years, Although I'd accuse Jay Peau to be formulaic in his music rather than being innovative, his new B:Sides sounds exactly the same as Shape without any experimentation whatsoever

As much as I like Carpentur Brute as the next guy, I feel it's necessary to shit on him since you faggots won't stop dickriding him. It's literally babby's first synthwave. Every single FUCKING Synthwave Compilation always starts with Turbo Killer and it's starting to piss me the fuck off


dont get me started on the faggotry that is scandroid


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PrimeThanatos can go fuck himself, low effort trash


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Anything from the 2009-2013 era I've classified as "old" retrowave…proto-retrowave if you will….even though synthwave came from the 80s.

Reason being is that edm artists from that time were still rediscovering and experimenting with synths and basslines. most of which may mostly sound a bit off and out of tune, after listening to most of what in that folder, albeit its 10x better than half the trash people aremaking today with LE 80S MUSIC XDDDD


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>you faggots won't stop dickriding him

Says the guy linking a fashwave discord, a subgenre where 90% of the artists dickride either carpet brut or perturbator.


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except we don't dickride frogs u faggot.

the french have produced some of the greatest turds in the scene by far

go back to listening low energy dubstep trash


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>samefagging with discord in subject



>not Brut


>complains about Brut being the most popular and thus overused artist in the genre

>posts GosT, Brut's bitch buddy, who sits roughly three rungs under Brut in popularity



keep using meme arrows to shill ur big daddy brute nigger


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Scattle recently released a new single, though it sounds borderline something else than synthwave in parts


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keep using your barely-literate posts to shill a middling discord


Ever since Scattle went back to his older synthwave style he's been pretty middling. The production's just isn't as good.



carpentur brute is nu-wave trash get

a better taste

and its not shilling dumbass


No synthwave infographic yet?


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God bless you all for not reporting it.


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Cougar Synth released a few tracks several months ago. This one has a nice mellow feel to it.


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lol why are you hating on Brut?

I know it's entry level into the genre because of it being featured in HLM2 but that's how this genre got the reach it did. That and they are arguably one of the best artists of the genre.

To me there is no other artist that gives that same feeling and that makes me go back and listen to them time and time again.

If you have any others then by all means do share them. I'd love for you to prove me wrong.



Brut is just popular, stop thinking having a contrary opinion makes you smarter


What are you thinking?



How so?


I can't believe this thread is still alive


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Peep that first MEGA collection, fam. Magnatron 2.0 added to the NewRetroWave folder


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Currently listening to


Lazerhawk, Dynatron, Waveshaper, MOON, Carpenter Brut. I generally don't prefer my synthwave to have lyrics, but I make the exception if the singer is Le Cassette. Just something about the voice I guess, I can't really explain it.


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Here's something obscure but with superb production value. It feels there's a group of people who don't try to advertise themselves through common synthwave channels.


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The Synthwave heavies are all revving up for a lot of music this fall, it seems.


Dan Terminus's new album comes out on November 10th. Seems like it'll be using more subdued, old 16-bit computer sounds, which makes sense, as he's done a couple reworks and remixes of that kind of stuff on his soundcloud. Seems alright.



Perturbator has an EP coming out and yeah it still sucks. He's layered some more modern elements on top of it, but the core synths are still the exact same from Dangerous Days back in 2014. And the vocal track is just terrible. Hell, when was the last time you heard vocals in a synth/darksynth album that isn't trash?


Mega Drive's new project still keeps his trademark sound, but breaks away from synthwave and digs deeper into the glitchhop, chillwave and weird electronic vibes Seas of Infinite had. But there's also a new single (embedded) that sticks more to his guns. Very fun stuff.

El Tigr3's also got a new album in the works, but nothing to show for it yet.


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>lol why are you hating on Brut?

The dude can't even mix his tracks properly without blasting my ear drums, get fucked, not to mention he is also a dumb frog

>I know it's entry level into the genre because of it being featured in HLM2 but that's how this genre got the reach it did.

I once saw a comment on a playlist on youtube exclaiming "lol i had to put the volume down on one of carpentur's tracks because it couldn't stop peaking, guess carpentur is a genius XD"

Kill yourself. Please

>That and they are arguably one of the best artists of the genre.


>To me there is no other artist that gives that same feeling and that makes me go back and listen to them time and time again.

Then you have shit taste

>If you have any others then by all means do share them. I'd love for you to prove me wrong.

Literally every other top of the range darksynth producer in the scene retard, stop acting so smug, nigger.

See Pertubator, Gost, DWTD, Dan Terminus, Vulta, educate yourself faggot


Go fuck yourself


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>The dude can't even mix his tracks properly without blasting my ear drums, get fucked, not to mention he is also a dumb frog

I think you spelt Brut there when you meant to spell Perturbator.

Oh yeah, Megahit also has a new album coming out tomorrow. It's not gonna reinvent the wheel, but it sounds good.


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>I think you spelt Brut there when you meant to spell Perturbator.



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>tfw you will never be this butthurt over other peoples opinions


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Full song from the new Dan Terminus, instead of just a teaser.


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>tfw you will never have such a rudimentary and shit taste

In the mean time Pertubator released a new Quasi Industrial-Darksynth album, lets see what Carpentur Brut has released??? oh thats right, nothing


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This sounds amazing and I'm extremely happy with the new direction that Perturbator is moving in. It still has his unique style, but it doesn't sound like the stereotypical synthwave that everyone's rehashing over and over again these days. I also love that he's moving away from the bright neon and cliche imagery. This new solid black-and-white theme is wonderful, and it actually makes the music feel heavier and darker.



I was pleasantly surprised with his new album. The melodies he made surpassed his previous work. When I first heard Vantablack and TPD, I was very sceptical about the whole thing. I haven't really liked both of the songs, but after listening to it a few times, I started to enjoy it. How he moved to a new "genre" was refreshing. The grittiness and rawness. Damn. Plus the small details in his songs were amazing. He really outdone himself. Favourite tracks are Tainted Empire and Corrupted by design. /blogpost






It's not AOTY material by any measure, but a massive improvement over the blown-out nothing that was Uncanny Valley. He even actually switches up his synths on tracks like Corrupted by Design.


It's been moving away from neon for a long while, y'all fashwave niggers are just way behind the times.



fashwave is future goy. we don't use neon music, we use darksynth to give a sense of apocalyptic dystopian



This is gay as hell wtf



>low-effort trash

what do you mean? All the crappy artists he allows to publish on his channel?


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Any good up and coming artists and albums I should torrent or is all the new stuff crap that we've heard 2 years ago?


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Uhhh, Vista of Chaos was really good, that guy's synth stuff in general, really. Mega Drive's new album was good. Gost's b-sides were way better than his a-sides. Darknaut's pretty cool, although he's pretty outside the realm of typical retrosynth.


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No the music is fine, but its low effort trash because all he does add LE 80S BAPORWAVE XDDD IMAGE over the track and does fuck all otherwise, its tryhard.

Literally all the Synthwave promoters are trash, including NewRetroWave, they all do the same dumb shit of using a static 80s image for their aesthetic, which is not enough to sell the music or be visually engaging.

Why don't you add some motion into the videos for fucks sake. Pay some fucking basement dwellers for a VJ Loop or add your own Audio Spectrum. Heck, even the shitty futurefunk promoters always use a looped GIF of some 90s anime and they receive well over twice as many views, compared to NRW.

Its no wonder Synthwave, as a scene has received less interest over the latter months (and trust me, its dying) whilst other electronic music promoters such as Monstercat receive a constant audience on a daily basis.


Why is "fash wave" always dire and monotonous as fuck?



When has anything "fash" not been dire and monotonous as fuck?



because the music has always been post apocalyptic/ dystopian and justifies non senseless violence, well at-least the music which has been appropriated is



Yeah ok but it's usually like one loop going on for 6 minutes


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I feel like you could use it as a jumping point for critique of the alt-right and /pol/ at it's current state, and a lot if it's valid if you come from the right positions, but really all you need to know is that they can't program synths for shit, and generally they lack creativity. They're running synth patterns that would be kinda weak in 2013 and pretending it's acceptable for 2016 and 2017. Most of it is made more as an extension of a stale meme than as music.


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>Literally one artist producing "fashwave"


Yeah i guess, thing is,is that he isn't going for that distinct post-apocalyptic dystopian cyberpunk style though, hes going for more of a future "fashy" sound because "the future is fash", rather than vid related which perfectly encapsulates what fashwave is rather than the gay "futurefash" genre


>i feel




Either way it's shit dude. Joseph Retrostein is shit.



better than being an obscure-shitter and listening to music from nobody has ever heard from



>implying he makes his own tracks

Yeah okay your just a faggot, back to leftypol with you goy. Fashwave is /ourgenre/ and your just mad we poltards culturally appropriated it like we do with nigger culture.



How many more incorrectly-used buzzwords can you fit into your post to pretend to be from /pol/, Schlomo?



it takes a shlomo to know a shlomo, shlomo



authentic 80s style!


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good taste



>and trust me, its dying

Its already dead, the only thing that's left is leeches emulating what was successful two years ago.

Is that really such a bad thing? Let it die. The good stuff is still going to be there and its obvious we are well past the point of having any meaningful additions to the scene.


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>Its already dead, the only thing that's left is leeches emulating what was successful two years ago.

The synthwave scene, yes, the darksynth scene, no.

We were making good headway and great strides into the genre, with each dark-synth album getting released, out-doing the previous album. It was truly a cold war arms race, which ultimately lead to IMO, the greatest dark-synth album of all time and that is Vulta's Nabla 1, truly no other darksynth album can compare , In response to this, Petubator released Uncanny Valley which, if not, is twice as good. This was the climax.

Darksynth as a genre was truly were the magic and research was getting put into, with each Synthwave producer experimenting with sounds ie Laserpunk and Dance Wtih the Dead, but alas, you have the dreamwavefags complaining that the music "ISN'T STICKING TO ITS 80S ROOTS" or "HURR DURR SOUNDS LIKE DUBSTEP" or "THE DARKSYNTH GENRE IS OVERSATURATED" Whilst shitting out the same low effort trash everyone has heard before a million times over.

2009-2013 was the appropriate time where you can make dreamwave. People where getting sick of listening the same dumb EDM over and over again, as a result, many EDM producers started to experiment and create dreamwave. Of course natural selection comes at play and after 5 years of evolution and the genre naturall evolved into Synthwave/Darksynth. The only natural progression for dreamwave is to move onto lofi chillwave such as HOME or Melancholy.

Dreamwave -> Chillwave. The same should be with Synthwave -> Darksynth. However I believe the scene is regressing, and as a result, The scene is dying. Earlier this year Lazerhawk released a dreamwave album, which, in my honest opinion, was extremely lackluster and didn't warrant the attention that it got, if anything, its the most overrated album this year. Then of course you have Leechers such as Scandroid who is just some 40 year old greek fuck with a shit tonne of capital at his disposal creating remixes of remixes of his own tracks lmao, This was the final nail in the coffin


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Carpenter Brut still remains my favorite, first artist I discovered.

If you want something comfy, FM-84, Crockett, Juno Dreams, and Phaserland are great.

If you want something darker, ALEX, Sonic Mayhem, ORAX, Raydar, HEYZ, and Tonebox are good.


What is the logical endpoint of synthwave? An accurate, honest 80s attitude and sensibility but no explicit retro elements? Like Drive as opposed to Hackerman, for example.


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In this month/whatever on synthwave. Let's talk about synth.

JK/47, Cyberpunk:

Outrun style stuff mixed with a little bit of Future Funk, but played off each other very well, and avoiding the aesthetic pitfalls of either. Songs build over time and everything has more complexity than it initially appears.

Mega Drive, Sleeper Street:

Big pivot from his cyberpunk/sci-fi styles to an obvious horror tribute. Some unexpected influences like Silent Hill, instead of just John Carpenter John Carpenter. Slower, heavier, more atmospheric, building a lot off of heavy sub-bass. Really great stuff, the dude's just fucking talented.

Finally, STRNGR, Human Error (A and B):

Hard Darksynth mixed with other genres like EDM and Industrial without completely shitting the bed like Surgeryhead's newer albums. Big variety of styles and genre infusions, but always ruthless, catchy and robotic.


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Haven't seen anyone post The Midnight's new EP yet so here it is.

A little darker than Days of Thunder and Endless Summer imo.


Is there any plan to put a synthwave chart together? Vaporwave is a meme powered by one song and it had a giant fucking bunch of pixels get strung together for it. Why not do one for the good shit?



Do you imagine it to feature albums? There is a number of artists who have not released anything remotely close to albums. Should the chart be split to albums and musicians in this regard?


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Feels like Blade Runner.



I think splitting it would be best. Maybe also have a section specifically for one-and-dones who literally released one single then completely disappeared.


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This shit has been on repeat since I found it, I love it. I'm looking for more that has this synthwave with rock influence vibe. I'm so fucking hyped every time it plays.


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I don't know how natural the transition is, but there seems to be a vein of electro industrial coming from the artists. It may not be as numerous now.


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I think the trends currently are prog-tinged synthwave with really long track lengths (Automated Refrains, God Complex from Perturbator's new album, 2121 by Maniac), electro-industrial like you said with a heavy cyberpunk vibe (woob, The New Model, STRNGR), and albums mixed with vaporwave/weird internet shit for extra punch and flavor. It's certainly better than the "satanism, horror movies and shit tons of distortion" rut synthwave seemed to be stuck in in 2016.




more dark stuff?


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Idk, would the last Les Discrets album count? He went from blackgaze to a more electronic style for the record that came out earlier this year.


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You know for something that was just dropped, no context or explanation, this shit kicks ass.


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>no betamaxx

>no mega drive

what a useless list



>no mega drive

It's right there the second you open it you numbnuts


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I don't have enough of these to express my thanks. Well done anon. Top notch shit right here.


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I'd buy you a beer if I could.



>if you're excited by Ready Player One you should kill yourself

The hero nobody asked for.



Literally has nothing to do with that post


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did you actually read the chart u dumb ass?



I dont read credits at sll.


I dont read or watch any credits at all


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Well then there's no reason to harangue other people when you're the one being a retard. Apologize to that anon.



Yeah I don't think people who carries a gun, or owns several, is a cuck. You can be buff as hell. You ain't bulletproof.



That post is over two years old, anon…



can someone make a repo of all these albums??


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Cannot get enough of this song. No idea who's it by though. Any ideas?



Someone sourced it in a /v/ webm thread ages back. It's Jupiter, by Hubrid & Billy mays.


The Synthetix fm blog is shutting down for good. For me this is semi-important because the blog was a great filter for new tunes, a lot of the albums that were getting brought up resonated with me. I shared a number of songs in this thread too.

The farewell message is a honest one, nothing pompous.



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>first album - between okayish meh

>second album - awesome

>third album - hit and miss, and satanic imagery in artwork for no obvious reason

Applies to both Perturbator and Lazerhawk. Why do synthwave artists apply satanic imagery by their third album?



>Plebs in here giving so much praise for Dangerous Days when clearly I Am The Night is Perturbator's best work


>Also, Uncanny Valley tries too hard to be LOUD so all the mid-range gets fucked

tbh all of his releases are mastered very agressively (especially "She Moves Like a Knife"), a wonder they are as listenable as they are


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Makeup and Vanity Set went all new wave for their third in a trilogy and it was pretty good.


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i used to think these cars were silly but then the internet came to life and I realized these were muscle cars too just japanese.

I want to have my own r34 skyline and ride around japan with>>53382playing


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It's pretty good. I was annoyed at how much the John Carpenter and french electro aggression has waned in favor of uh, hair metal, but it's just the first in a new trilogy, and near the end they start weaving it back in. Beware the Beast fucking sucked though, total flatline.



Beware the Beast didn't sound like synthwave at all, more like some kind of 80's rock



Like I said, hair metal. Cheerleader Effect on the other hand, was pretty fantastic. Made me give Ulver's later albums a second chance, and I'm so glad I did.


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>no results

what the hell is wrong with you people?


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#1: Although his work contains some synthwave influence, it's almost entirely industrial metal/chiptune

#2: his music sucks and I really don't like him



Is it a new trilogy?? I didn't know that, but yeah last few tracks were more what we were expecting.

I get what you mean with Beware the Beast, especially with that male voice they used in the verses, sounded like someone dad doing karaoke, but I thought the chorus was ok.


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Here's a pastebin of bandcamp links, everything else you'll have to figure out yourself. Best I can do.

P.S. the new Lazerpunk is a banger




Here's what I've cobbled together: https://mega.nz/#F!qWwz3SDJ!RiGiCMbFdT7HN70A3VogYg

There's some issues in that there are around 10 albums that are just Bandcamp rips from Bandcampdl, but the rest are MP3 320 or FLAC. I also haven't listened to all the albums so I haven't personally vetted most of these. If anyone has better versions feel free to upload them and I'll update it eventually.


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Fucking thanks man, amazing work.


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>the folder name has the format in them

You're the best


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You're a boss for doing this.



>not all of Scattle - Visitors, Magic Sword - Vol. 1 is 'decrypted'

Please anon, do not bait me or I will return to the DHT and Russian sites


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This shit fucking slaps


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Here's the contents of both if you're feeling spooped. Dunno why they're undecrypted.



damn, it's been a long ass time since i saw this thread. i'm still happy it's up thank you


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Bumping this thread so people stop making new ones on the same topic without checking the catalog


Bumping this thread to keep it alive


VHS Head is amazing.

I know I'm replying to a 3 year old post but just wanted to get that out my of system.


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We've reached a singularity.


What are some good acts that are close to synthwave but are not really part of the scene and don't indulge in shameless 80s worship? Or maybe just synthwave acts leaving the boat.

I'm thinking of stuff like MAVS, pilotpriest or even older stuff that was classified in the horror synth, chiptune or progressive electronic genres for example.


This song is killer. I wish Grave Pleasures was more like this.


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The best


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Anyone knows sauce or at least what they're saying?



Sorry, I couldn't provide you any source to your vaporwave video with 14 views that you forgot to post in the request thread


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>A month and a half left

I'm more optimistic for this than of any videogame



I did but no one answered so I came here



Good shit.


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That album art is sick and so is the music.


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So this is a thing.


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The improved (or just better mixed) live material sounds good but the visuals are hella gay



I know this comment is four months late, but I still like Beware the Beast, definitely not Synthwave but would consider it neo-80s


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idk if it counts but



Honestly, I've been fine with the song as well, so long as I listen to it when I'm on an '80s kick and not when I'm going through my Synthwave albums.



probably some cover of Alan Parsons Project - Old and Wise with sidechain, uploaded to an obscure soundcloud



Well they are french, so gayness is expected. Just like the nigger was.




>Imagine making instead a fake concert instead of using a real one as advertising

>Imagine "dancing" like you are at an EDM festival at a Carpenter Brut Concert

>wearing ear defenders

>no mosh pits

There's a reason France is no longer France.


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I've looked left and right for covers of Alan Parsons Project - Old and Wise but didn't manage to find this particular version. If anyone could halp I'd be really grateful


Feedback is greatly appreciated:



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Just released this synthwave album on my net label:


Deus Ex inspired, if anybody is a fan


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The genre's dead guys, pack it the fuck in.



The genre died in 2015. Only morons kept listening to it after then.




Seeing all these parisian hipsters make me sick in the stomach.

I never liked his ironic attitude (see his use of Celine Dion during his concerts), he seems like faggy dude overall.


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Hipsters will ruin every subculture, everything you love will die in your lifetime.

Embrace it

Also, new demo for Loved to Death sounds like a disappointment, especially after B Sides was a return to form.



Gunship and Carpenter Brut is good regardless if more people like them or not.




There are some people who care about the music and aren't just going to drop it because of fickle social reasons. You shouldn't care one way or the other what autists and trendhoppers are doing.





Satanic scare in the 80's kinda gripped America for a few moments.


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So Morch Kowalski a guy I've been following because of his Half-Life remixes released an Outrun EP this summer and I think it's pretty neat


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I'm loving The Midnight right now


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This blog highlights all the different synthwave styles out there. It's a good start for newbs. https://synthwavestyles.blogspot.com/

Also get the giant chart from the same guy https://www.reddit.com/r/outrun/comments/85vgby/synthwave_essential_album_chart_ver_30_update/

He said an updated one should be out in August with a 2nd additional chart. Hopefully it will happen.


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>spacewave sweatwave sexwave shredwave

Fucking retarded tbh and my chart is way better. But what can you expect from a filthy r*dditor.

>"my brony bookmarks" on website

>darth vader

You're making me cringe anon please don't ever post this garbage again.


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New Dance With The Dead



Huh. Didn't know they had one in the works.


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Well shit.


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If anyone hasn't heard it check out the Patlabor 2 OST. More vapor than synth, but still captures that '84-'93 feel very well


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The Midnight is dope


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If you like that then check out this album. It's based off the themes of Patlabor 2 and it's got some fantastic synths and saxophones.


Really annoyed this isn't a new Gost single or something. The track fucking sucks tbh.


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Well, I got what I wanted anyways.



Fuck yeah, homeslice.



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Not even remotely synthwave, and more insultingly, a song titled "Distortion" has absolutely no distortion in it. Fuck you.







Learn to embed you thundering cunts.


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One of their best albums, but Home is great in general.



They have a new LP coming out this month. Sept 25, I think.


Changing it up a bit with some aussie music cuuuuuuuuunts



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>The Midnight released a new album




Sweet. Gunship's new one will come out next week too.


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New Gunship is out. It's pretty good.


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New El Tigr3 came out a while back, and it's pretty fucking amazing. Pure, no frills synthwave with fantastic production. Check it out.


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Careful with them.

>Name your latest album "Kids"

>donate to a company who's main business is aborting them



Musicians are largely leftists. It's par for the course. As long as they're relegated to arts, it's all fine. It's when they have the temerity to pass laws that's the problem.



>fetuses are kids

They're homo either way, though. Artistically inclined people are some of the biggest faggots on the planet.


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Shame to. The Midnight are pretty talented.


Most of the shit in this genre is low effort crap. It\s gonna be dead by daylight, just like vaporwave, electro swing and whatever else meme genres have been around past 10 years.



It sounds hipsterish to say, but I almost think it would be a good thing to have a smaller scene. The problem with a style of music being popular is that it leads to oversaturation and a bunch of bandwagon-jumpers and trend-hoppers trying to get in on the action.



Small quantity doesn't imply quality. That's now how humanity works.



No, but it means the audience would skew more toward a small group of autistic music fans than a bunch of twelve-year-old memers.


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Perturbator did a collab with HEALTH. This fucking slaps.



Nice, gets me a bit pumped.





Can't find the new Perturbator albums.



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this song makes me teary eyed


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It's been a slow few months for synthwave, but something I've been waiting on for a while is here to close the year out. Storm King, Sever the Hands. His fusions of synthwave and rock/metal are absolutely fucking unrivaled, no one even comes close.

Check him out, and uh, Merry Christmas.


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I found something other enthusiasts may like


Basically a web radio inspired by Hotline Miami, pretty cool.



Well that's a surprise, have this now playing for over two hours in the background, doesn't seem to get boring yet.



So that's the genesis of Marilyn Manson (who founded his band in the late 80s) and the likes?



Who invented and spread the cringy meme that the 80s were all about blue, pink and purple?



This. Everytime I see an artist with these graphics, i think tourist with a midi out for shekels.



Thanks man, been listening for less than half an hour and already made a few amazing discoveries.

I was expecting mostly Carpenter Brut and Perturbator rip offs, but so far there has been a huge variation each track.

Very nice.




I agree. The neon stuff has never really done it for me.


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I don't know whether Forest Swords belongs in this thread.



Not really at all. Pretty much entirely a mix of dub and psychedelic. Which is similar to Sun Araw, who was in Hotline Miami, but that doesn't mean anything in terms of actual musical content.


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Cuck me Amadeus


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New Perturbator sounding fine. Very post-punk/new-wave sound.


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Still getting goosebumps after all those years. Not quite as strong as back in 2012-2013 but compared to majority of what comes out these days MPM still evokes something fundamentally deeper.



There seems to be more to MPM Soundtracks than the surface-level aesthetics so many people seem to be focused on. There's a kind of feeling of bittersweet longing to his music, almost like what you find in Boards of Canada's stuff (but without a lot of the more unsettling elements).

He also feels a lot more authentically '80s-sounding than most in an odd way despite his reliance on freeware synths. I'm sure he wouldn't necessarily if you compared his sound and production directly to actual '80s artists, but he seems to capture the feeling of what it's like looking back to that era more accurately than just gushing over neon and cyberpunk imagery.

It's a shame he's not still releasing material.


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What the fuck is FLA doing anymore.


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Encoder, new Mega Drive EP. No big changes to the formula, just a reminder he's got by far the best sound design in town. The bass in some of these tracks is just breathtaking. More than ever you get the sense he's composing a cyberpunk world all his own.

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