Tag: synthwave

  • Beckett – Caller on the Line [Self-Released]

    Beckett – Caller on the Line [Self-Released]

    Beckett’s funk remains in his soul, as 8th album ‘Caller On the Line’ draws on 80s/90s late night radio for inspiration Jon Beckett is one of retrowave’s grafters – an incredibly skilled multi-instrumentalist; he digs deep to weave authenticity into his concept albums and EPs, be that city pop, retro-funk, New Jack Swing; even (more…

  • The Numbers Game… Or, how I learned to hate the algorithm!

    The Numbers Game… Or, how I learned to hate the algorithm!

    Joe Ward casts aside his “self-inflicted” obsession with ‘monthly plays’ and discovers something exciting and new.  I don’t do it as much as I used to, but every now and then I’ll set aside some time to trawl through the vast catalogue of Spotify, for fear of missing out on something delicious.  It’s only recently…

  • Kid Neon’s sophomore album has arrived, and it’s gone “Straight to Video”

    Kid Neon’s sophomore album has arrived, and it’s gone “Straight to Video”

    This follow-up to his 2017 debut, Darker Days, has been percolating for a few years but the return is nothing less than a triumph. Straight to Video features the familiar arpeggiated flourishes and Outrun stylings for which Kid Neon is known, whilst introducing a wider musical palette of new musical ideas, some of which lean…