Read on to find out what I found so compelling about Dark Smoke Signal's latest single Tearing The Wings Off An Angel.
Julia Henderson is a talented electronic music producer. Her latest album ranges widely, traveling through many musical genres, featuring talented guest soloists in its homage to Mitsuda's music. In an email interview, I ask Julia about her inspirations and her process.
Read on to find out why I think "Neo Helsinki FM" by Millennium Falck is a great antidote for these dark times.
I talked to retrowave producer Pat DiMeo about how he first became interested in synth-based music, how he creates new music, and where he thinks the retrowave scene is headed in the future.
Read on to find out about my feelings of being transported while listening to Baldocaster's latest album Mirage.
Synthwave producer LWTHR creates layered, textured, and rich synthwave music. In an email interview, he told me about his creative process and much more.
This article lists good music to help you sleep from the chill-out and ambient genres, with great examples of relaxing music that will help you fall asleep.
In this article I talk to David Peacock about his love for video game music, his creative process and how he recharges his creative batteries.
Read on to find out why I enjoyed the combination of bright synths, rich melodies and XENNON's strong singing voice on Hilt.
I talk with Andrew Nyte about his musical background, his sources of inspiration and the process of composition as it works for him.
In an email, Rich Blacker told me how The Ocean Beneath started, their approach to making music and their views on the #synthfam.
Read on to find out more about the deep, interlinked synth sounds of Signal Void's album, "This Liminal Reality."
Read on to find out what I enjoyed so much about the combination of Francci's music and Anton Vic's lyrics on Victorious.
ln an email, I talked to The Institute 91' about how he got started making music, how he goes about creating new music, the origins of "The Institute" and the role this idea plays in his music.
Will Brueggemann is a composer, musician and podcaster with a wide-ranging interest in music of all types. He has a particular passion for video game music, both retro and modern, as well as an abiding love for film music. He's also one half of the Super Marcato Bros. video game music podcast along.
Read on to find out why I enjoyed the mixture of musical and lyrical elements on "Following the River" by Monkey Mynd and musical guests.
Read on to find out my thoughts about Red Stoned Dog's heavy, aggressive synth single "Seeds of Rebellion."
oceanside85 is a Canadian synthwave producer. Her musical tastes run the gamut from KMFDM to Nina Simone. I talked to her about how she became passionate about music, her creative approach and how she recharges her creative batteries.
In an email interview, SkyYamaha tells me about how he started making music, why he's passionate about synthwave and his views on the community surrounding the music.
This article explores my adventures in interviewing synthpop artists. It explains how I got started as an interviewer on the topic and why I fell in love with it.
Read on to find out why I found the energy, guitar work and musical imagery of "Star Blur" so compelling.
Miku Hatsune, one of Japan's most beloved pop stars, is not real. She is one of many Vocaloids, a synthesizer software that uses the vocals of a real singer to produce a realistic voice. This software could change the face of the music business. Are we looking at a future of android musicians?
I talk to musicians and video game composers Chalmers Croft and Tommy Norris about Box Monkey Studios, why they love video game music and their creative processes.
In an email interview, I asked Renz Wilde about how he became passionate about music, how the creative process works for him and where he finds inspiration.
Read on to find out why I was touched by Specimen 73's interpretation of the music of Persona 5 on his album "Persona."
I talked to synthwave producer Chad Williamson about how he first became interested in electronic music, his creative process, and how he views his segment of the electronic music scene.
Elevate The Sky is a synthwave artist from L.A. who creates "cinematic synth dreamscapes" with his music.
Read on to find out why I found "Kaleefornya' to be a darkly ethereal track full of balanced sounds.
CIRCE Electro is a South African born producer who is currently based in L.A. She has produced some major synthwave tracks. I talk with her about how her career got started and where she's heading.
Shadow Spirits Volume 1 is a chiptune album composed and programmed by Cody Carpenter and Mark Day. It tells the story of the journey of a young samurai and the trials that she faces on the journey using a palette of retro JRPG-inspired sounds and exploring a diverse musical landscape.
Through his harmonic and melodic textures, Sonic Gap deploys his arsenal of synths to write a truly fascinating album. Here are some reasons why you should take a listen to "Courage," by Sonic Gap.
Read on to find out why Summerzeer by Jetfire Prime is a great way to relax and escape the current climate of stress in the world.
Color Theory writes a brand of melancholic synthwave. In an email, I asked him about his approach to creating music and much more.
Read on to find out why I found the musical ideas and lyrical themes of Confrontational's "Kingdom of Night" album quite fascinating.
DJ KIlma is an electronic music producer and DJ based in Winnipeg, MB. I talked to her about where her interest in DJing comes from, her creative process and where she sees herself going in the future.
From Nostalgia is a French synthwave producer and video game music aficionado. In an emailed interview, he shared his passion for creating synthwave and covering video game music.
All of the excited and idealistic feelings of being a teenager were captured in Net Terminal Gene’s "Teenage Daydream." Take a listen and hear for yourself.
An interview with XYLE about how he began creating music, his creative process and how he recharges himself creatively.
In an email interview, I ask No Rush about why he was drawn to create synthwave music, his new (non-synthwave) EP Holding Patterns and where he sees synthwave going in the future.
Electronic house music: electro house, with its heavy drops and mind-blowing synth. These are the top 10 artists, from Swedish House Mafia to Deadmau5 to Knife Party.
In an email interview, I ask synthwave artist The Ghost Mall about how he got started with music, his creative process and his views on the synthwave scene as it stands now.
In an email, Rivita told me about her creative process, how she started in music and her latest single Someone Else's Arms.
I talked to Finnish Synthwave Producer Levinsky about his musical roots, his creative approach and his upcoming album.
Read on to find out why I felt that John Cao's single "Baby, Don't Let Go" is the perfect antidote to these strange times.
Read on to find out why I was drawn into the sonic storytelling of Die Scum Inc. on "Flight of the Infinite."
In this article, I interview synthwave producer Don about his passion for the genre, his creative process and his future musical goals.
Avicii, a musician, artist, DJ, and producer, died at 28 years old. Who was he and what contributed to his early demise?
Let Em Riot (Alan Oakes) creates music that combines ethereal synth tones, strong vocal melodies and a healthy respect for the sounds of the '80s that's still rooted in modern production. I talk to him about his start in music and the creative process as he experiences it.
Read on to find out why I enjoyed Damokles' mixture of funky beats, energetic synth solos and engaging lyrics on the Hyperwave EP.
I talked with Python Blue about how his passion for music was sparked, his creative process and where he sees his career going in the future.
Read on to find out why I enjoyed the retro vibe, great singing and overall energy of Taurus 1984's "Dream Warriors."
In this emailed interview, Megan tells me about how she got involved in the project, what the goals for the soundtrack were, and her approach to creating it.
I interview synthwave producer Rogue Neon about his inspirations, his latest album and the global synthwave scene.
In an email interview, I asked Stefan huber (Ion Star) about why he enjoys making synthwave, how he creates new music and where he finds his inspiration.
Read on to find out why I deeply enjoyed the combination of powerful vocals, great guest artists and diverse music on Oceanside85's latest album "Neon Dreams."
Read on to find out how I thought Eric C. Powell captured the different moods and emotions of dealing with the global COVID-19 pandemic on his EP.
Read on to find out why I felt that Trans Am Death was the soundtrack to a horror movie that never existed.
I talk to Canadian ambient electronic musician Battlemoose (Marcel Lecker) about his passion for music, his creative process and where he finds inspiration.
This soundtrack to a horror movie that doesn’t exist is definitely worth a listen. Read on to find out why.
Read on to find out why I felt that Ectoplague's Cadaverous album was like the soundtrack for an '80s horror movie that was never made.
Via email, I talked to Friendly Timo/The Fair Attempts about how he came to make synth-based music, his approach to the creative process and his upcoming "Carnal Insect" album.
Ryan Fogleman is an American video game composer. His video game soundtracks explore sonic textures that mimic the emotional arc taken by the story of the game. I talked to Ryan about his creative process.
Read on to find out about why I enjoyed my listen to Iterations latest cinematic synthwave single Killer Kane.
In an emailed interview, MicroMatScenes told me about how he got started with music, who he's been influenced by and his latest album "SCENES."
Read further to learn about why I enjoyed the strong imagery created by Soundengine on “Squalor City: Pt. 1.”
This article contains songs fans of the Five Nights at Freddy's series have created for the various games.
Read on to find out why I was drawn to the mixture of Sunesis' expressive vocals, spaced out synthscapes and atmospheric imagery on "Music For Space Stations"
Read on to find out why I was impressed by Michael Vignola's channeling of an '80s retro vibe on the soundtrack to "Sonny Vicious"
The DJs/producers who call themselves Average Gypsy are partners in music and in life. I talked to Dani about how their music.
Nathaniel Wyvern is a U.K. based producer of spacey, atmospheric synthwave. I interviewed him about his creative roots, process and inspirations.
A thorough review of the lush, cinematic exuberance on display in Fortadelis's unique and exhilarating album, "Cinematique".
Via emailed, I asked Antriksh Bali about how he started as a composer, his approach to creation and his latest work on the soundtrack of "TinkerQuarry"—an indie horror game.
In an email, Seersha discusses her musical roots and inspirations, as well as her approach to making music and her latest musical endeavours.
This is an interview with Abigail Ferguson and Mary Hanley, who are the originators of the synthwave/italo disco band Bunny X. Their music pays homage to all of the great sounds of the '80s.
In an emailed interview, Droid Bishop tells me about his passion for making music, how he creates and how he recharges his creative batteries.
Read on to find out about the energetic, exciting vibes that I discovered on Across The Dark Sky by Lightracer
Read on to find out why I enjoyed "The Year Was 2120" and its blend of classic synthwave sounds with a unique approach to synth sounds and musical ideas.
"Whisper of Light" is an EP full of floating atmospheres and soaring synths that dance around heavier and darker lyrical content. This dark and ethereal album is definitely worth a listen. Read on to learn why.
"Carnal Insect" is a powerful and dark album that's definitely worth a listen. Read on to learn why.
Dream Shore is a Miami-based synthwave producer who creates lushly cinematic soundscapes that project a retro-inspired movie in the minds of listeners.
An interview with Aeronexus about how he got started as a music maker, his approach to creating new music and where he finds inspiration.
Read on to find out what I found so powerful about Dark Smoke Signal's album The Antipope Resurrection.
Read on to find out why I found Vellúa's album "Portrait of Souls" an engaging listening experience.
Read on to learn more about synthwave/synthpop artist Diamond Ace and his background and approach to making music.
Gordon McGladdery (A Shell in the Pit) is a prolific, successful video game music composer and sound designer based in Vancouver B.C. Along with his colleagues, he’s created music and sounds for games including Rogue Legacy, Night in the Woods and Parkitect, to name just a few.
Read on to find out why I was so enamoured of the super '80s retro vibes of "Easy Lover," by Neon Arcadia.
In an emailed interview, I asked Frisky Monkey about their origin story, their approach to music and their latest album, which is titled "Misadventures of a Mixed Up Monkey."
Read on to find out why I thoroughly enjoyed Simon Jones (and actor Tim Wells) combination of musical and narrative storytelling on "Destroy All Robots."
There’s a retro element to the music of Full Eclipse, but he also explores questions about the future of humanity and where our relationship with technology is going. I talked to him about his creative process and what inspires him.
In an email, we discussed See Thomas Howl's musical roots, how he goes about creating new music and also talked about his album "DEAD AGAIN."
I review Russian synthwave group 3Force's latest album, "Divide & Collide," and share my reasons for why this is a worthwhile listen!
DXO's "Retro Kid" EP combines retro cues with strong melodic writing, excellent guitar work and intense musical imagery.
Read on to find out why I think "Making Waves," by Gab Manette, is an album perfectly suited to dispel the stress and darkness of the world's current state.
In an email, Alex Pope and I talk about how he got started, his approach to the music he creates and where he wants to take his music in the future.
I talked to video game composer Holland Albright about how he got started in music, his approach to composition and how he inspires himself creatively.
Read on to find out why I was drawn to the richly-layered sonic tapestry of "Dead Calm and Zero Degrees" by Hunter Complex.
In an email, we discussed Polemic Heart's musical roots, how he creates and where he wants to take his music going forward.
Michael Chambers (also known as moon:and:6) is a musician, producer and recording engineer based in Hamilton, Ontario. He creates music that combines influences that include French downtempo music, '90s post-rock music and musical mad scientists like Brian Eno.
Read on to find out about how the laid back vibe and strong imagery of the South of France really drew me in to "French Riviera" by Miles Matrix.
In this article, I interview Johan Hauck (2DCat) about how he got started making music, 2DCat's approach to the creation of new music and their latest EP "Summer, 1983."
Futurecop! combines '80s synth sounds with mysticism, fantasy elements and pop culture references. I interviewed him about his music, creative process and influences
In an emailed interview, U.K. synthwave producer Ampholyte told me about how his passion for music was sparked, how his creative process works and his latest EP entitled "Into Space."
Read on to find out more about the intriguing remixes of Lazerpunk's "Power" on his Different Forms of Power album.
Here's my take on synth artist Daniel Adam's album, "Where The Waves Meet," and what I found noteworthy about the music.