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Blush

electronic synth pop synthwave

Blush

Outland Recordings is a UK based label dedicated to publishing and promoting 80s style retro synthwave. Their newest release is Blush by Lost Outrider. The cover art, commisioned from Tim Sinfield Illustration, is exceptional. I love it.  It's a risky move dropping a retro synth album with a cover that isn't just a fucking DeLorean on a neon laser grid. The single / only playable track on the Bandcamp page prior to albums full release on August 7th is called Digital Cocaine and it slaps. I hate the rest of the album. This blog is about spotlighting albums not critique. This is not a music...

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Guildlings OST // Interview with Pedro Silva

chillwave OST VGM

Guildlings OST // Interview with Pedro Silva

Most of you know Pedro Silva from their enormous contribution to modern chiptune a la everyones favourite 8bit/dreampop/VGM project Slime Girls. Pedro is an incredibly talented musician, composer, and performer from Los Angeles, California and they are responsible for this meticulously crafted 20 track OST. Guildlings is a story driven RPG episodic adventure from Sirvo Studios with an endearingly unique premise and a focus of exploration, conversation and non-traditional combat. The art style is akin to low poly 5th generation console games like Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards and modern day indie contemporaries like The Flame in the Flood. The music does an excellent job of punctuating the...

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Summer in Mara OST // Interview with Adrián Berenguer

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Summer in Mara OST // Interview with Adrián Berenguer

Chibig are an indie dev team based in Valencia, Spain. Their games focus heavily on adventure and world building. All of their games, Tiny planet, Ankora, and Deiland are refered to as the 'Deiland' Saga and exist within the same universe. Chibig's latest project, Summer in Mara, while part of that universe, serves as a stand alone story.  A serene exploration game full of stunning set pieces and delightfully hand drawn cut scenes. Summer in Mara sees you sailing from island to island, making friends, solving problems, and doing a whole lot of crafting. I've seen several reviewers argue that the soundtrack is by far the best part of...

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CHAO GARDEN

breakcore hardcore jungle rave

CHAO GARDEN

KOF affiliate Golden Boy just dropped 10 fresh tracks on their net label Norm Corps. CHAO GARDEN looks and plays like an OST complete with Sega Dreamcast inspired merch to match. The Norm Corps crew consists primarily of deejay chainwallet, VRTLHVN and Golden Boy. At the beggining of this year they published a compilation titled BREAK CORPS 1 featuring some incredible tracks from Mankid and Techno Allah LLC. This is the first full length release from Golden Boy and it includes some of their best work to date. Favourite tracks "CYCLONE KICK" and "BLUE MOON NEXUS".FFO: DJ Professor K, Teenage Wolves, CHAM!...

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Serotonin II

ambient chillwave synth pop

Serotonin II

Nat Ćmiel AKA yeule is a UK based musician who specializes in avant-garde synth-pop and experimental electronica. They are named after Paddra Nsu-Yeul from the criminally underrated Final Fantasy XIII-2. I know what you are about to say and in my defense, f*ck you, that game is tight! Sounding like a cross between the legendary FROSTBITE EP by kitty and WIXIW by Liars. The songs have a dreamy, authentically cool and detached vibe that they often, quite transparently, attempt to duplicate in the mainstream music meat grinder. Seeing it here is stunning. Sometimes you hear a release and you instantly think to yourself "it was important that I heard this." yeule's catalogue features some...

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