Sunday, August 30, 2015

GUNSHIP - Synthwave

Interesting not only for the fact John Carpenter narrates the introduction to GUNSHIPS track "Technoir" claymation music video, but also for the overall vocal synthwave sound UK based GUNSHIP produces for their album. 


 Also worth listening to are the remixes by Carptner Brut, and Makeup & Vanity Set.

Friday, July 31, 2015

High Tides ~ ~ ~ Chillwave

High Tides self-titled 1st release is some very relaxing tropical/coastal sounding chillwave (in the vein of Tycho) with a touch of TOBACCO's Psychrock and some wonderful nowave styled looping mixed in.

The pre-release tracks (Coastal Cruise '86, and Sunware) compromised my go-to soundtrack this summer, and I can't recommend High Tides enough:

Five of the tracks even have custom music videos that use recycled vintage 8mm-style beach videos from the 1960s-1980s to further shape the beach aesthetic High Tides flows with. It's a nice touch.

Interestingly enough, some early versions of the tracks are available on a near-forgotten Soundcloud account, but have been primarily released through Rad Cult (Tobacco's label) on their Soundcloud.

The only substantial presence this has is on BandCamp - so go buy this now, as it's worth appreciating in levels beyond the 128k MP3 preview quality.