I have recently stumbled upon a genre called synthwave. Music that makes me feel like I’m eight years old, watching Tron or The Goonies on Channel 6 In fact, it’s as if I’m watching Tron and The Goonies at the same time. In particular, I have been flooding my ears with Timecop1983.
My journey to this point in time originated with my obsession with the Netflix series Stranger Things. The opening music for Stranger Things was pure genius, and in my mind was an essential part of the show’s esthetic. Timecop1983 has been relentlessly releasing music for the last couple of years. It seems they have three releases that have all been released this year alone. Perhaps this is because of the 'electronic / on a laptop vibe' that allows this artist is able to pump out a seemingly endless list of golden tunes. Lovers EP, Pt 1 was my first experience of the band. I fell in love after one listen. Very recently, I have had a few close friends hassle me to listen to this music, assuring me that I would not be disappointed. They were right.
My second experience was the Running in the Dark EP. It is amazing music to listen to on headphones. This music has made me feel both happy and energised. I feel as if I need to write a film script, set in the 1980s. I feel like I need to wash Mr Miyagi’s cars, to save Sarah Connor, and to ride Artex across Fantasia, to destroy The Nothing. The synth’y goodness is at times, too much to handle. Perhaps I need to watch my dosage in the near future. A stand out track is Dimensions from the Running in the Dark EP. I implore everyone who is over the age of thirty to check out Timecop1983. ASAP.
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