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What is Retrowave ? Who Started it ?

Retrowave Hello, What is retrowave? Could it be anything made in today's day and aged stylized to eighties anime? Could it be this cool-looking font on the poster from the movie drive? Could it be a wave of water named Gerald who likes to listen to outdated music? Well maybe it's all of those things but maybe it's also none of those things possibly. Retrowave or synthwave as it's commonly known can mean a variety of  different things for many different people for some it's confined to a musical genre and for others it's a distinct style or a way of expression and for some it's just a joke to enjoy ironically. But I think it's anything with an absurd...

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The History of Synthwave

Do you remember the 80's? The era of roller skates, VHS and Walkman cassette, the golden age of neon’s, synths and future. The 80’s were an era when we used to fantasize a lot about the future. From the dystopian post-apocalyptic vision of the future to the high-tech utopian fantasy, the 80’s were like a draft of the  present. The Legend of Synthwave The nostalgia of that spirit led, at the beginning of the 2000s, to the appearance of a new kind of electronic music that goes by the name of Synthwave. A new kind of music ? Well, not completely. That’s why today we go back, to the future! You may have noticed there’s a lot of nostalgia going...

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How To Create 80s Style Retro Futuristic Neon Artwork

Here's the Secret of Retro Artworks Earlier this year I posted a showcase of 80s inspired neon art featuring all kinds of bright fluoro colours and retro futuristic scenes. Having enjoyed browsing this style of art and listening to albums of 80s style electro synth music I decided to have a go at creating a design of my own. Follow this step by step tutorial to see how I put together the Electric Overdrive artwork with various texturing and lighting effects in Photoshop.   The design we’ll be creating makes use of all the typical elements of 80s style retro futuristic art. Desert mountain ranges, Tron style grids and galactic star fields are all combined with intense RGB colours. We’ll take the...

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Who is Power Glove ( Band ) ?

A Talented Band: Power Glove Power Glove are an Australian electronic music and synthwave pair from Melbourne, Victoria, named after the Nintendo Power Glove. They gave the soundtrack to the 1980s-impacted retro-advanced computer game, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (April 2013). The soundtrack was met with basic approval. Power Glove were shaped in Melbourne as the electronic music, synthwave pair (under pen names) Michael Biehn and Michael Dudikoff.[3] in all actuality, the couple comprises of siblings Jarome and Joel Harmsworth.   Power Glove's Journey The couple's music increased across the board consideration with the track "Seekers" included in the 2011 Canadian autonomous film, Hobo with a Shotgun and the track "Retribution" was utilized in the 2012 film, The ABCs of Death....

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What is Horror Synth / Darkwave ?

New Synthwave Trends; Horros Synth and Darkwave   The Horror Synth Revival was for the most part affected by awfulness soundtracks of the 70's and 80's. By the following decade Synthwave craftsmen started to completely consolidate frightfulness synth with a darker and heavier sound. Driven by Perturbator, Carpenter Brut, and Mega Drive in 2012, this new style of music some of the time joined bass overwhelming electro and modern music, quicker beats, grasped ultraviolent computer games and activity motion pictures, and increased gigantic accomplishment inside the being a fan. Numerous in the darksynth scene really have Metal foundations and have progressed that affection for weight from the Metal scene to the synthwave one. Fans have started making their own fan...

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