Retrowave Italia

INFLUENCED BY THE SOUND OF 80’S MOVIES AND GAMES

Retrowave Italia. Influenced by the sound of 80’s movies and games, italian indie retro synth wave artists +EXTRA.

Available on Spotify a playlist of tracks by independent, underground Italian artists.
An accurate selection enriched by precious gems of the international scene.

 

Retrowave Italia. Influenced by the sound of 80’s movies and games, italian indie retro synth wave artists +EXTRA. Available on Spotify a playlist of tracks by independent, underground Italian artists. An accurate selection enriched by precious gems of the international scene. Check it out!

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2 Retrowave tracks influenced by the sound of 80’s movies and games. 7 Loops in free download at 120 bpm with Arps, Bass, Pads and Crazy Guitars. Alexjem Project's playlist is avalaible on SoundCloud. Enjoy it!

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Futuristic and almost alien sounds, Broken Cables is the second single from the Arcade EP. Alexjem Project's song, Broken Cables, is available on awesome Spotify playlist: Retrowave Italia. Check it out!

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"Synthwave (also called outrun, retrowave and futuresynth) is a genre of electronic music influenced by 1980s film soundtracks and video games. Beginning in the mid 2000s, the genre developed from various niche communities on the Internet, reaching wider popularity in the early 2010s. In its music and cover artwork, synthwave engages in retrofuturism, emulating 1980s science fiction, action, and horror media, sometimes compared to cyberpunk. It expresses nostalgia for 1980s culture, attempting to capture the era's atmosphere and celebrate it."

"Synthwave was inspired by many 1980s films, video games, and cartoons, as well as composers such as John Carpenter, Vangelis, and Tangerine Dream, however the genre itself arose from electronic dance music genres including house, synth, and nu-disco. The subgenre name "outrun" comes from the 1986 driving arcade game Out Run, which was known for its soundtrack that could be selected in-game. According to musician Perturbator (James Kent), the style is mainly instrumental, and often contains 1980s cliché elements in the sound such as electronic drums, gated reverb, and analog synthesizer bass lines and leads, all to resemble tracks from that time period. This aesthetic has been incorporated into retro themed movies and video games featuring synthwave artists. According to Bryan Young of Glitchslap, one of the most notable examples of this is Power Glove's soundtrack to the 2013 video game Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Another popular example of the genre crossing into other media is David Sandberg's short film Kung Fury."

"Synthwave originates from the mid 2000s. French acts including David Grellier (College), Kavinsky, and Justice are recognized as pioneers contributing to the early synthwave sound. These early artists began creating music inspired by famous 1980s score composers; music which was, at the time, largely associated with French house."

"The release of the movie Drive in 2011, whose soundtrack featured several synthwave artists, helped drive new fans and artists inspired by it toward the genre. Following the various influxes of new artists into the genre, several of these artists gravitated toward specific aspects of synthwave carved out by the early artists, leading to a wide variation in styles between artists who are associated with the genre. Nerdglow's Christopher Higgins cited Electric Youth and Kavinsky as the two most popular artists in synthwave in 2014. Since 2015, synthwave has reached a broader audience from outside musicians and popular media."

[ from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. ]

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Retrowave Italia

 

Influenced by the sound of 80’s movies and games, italian indie retro synth wave artists +EXTRA.