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Daily Life and Popular Culture in the 1980s

American Life in the 80s   The 1980s were an exciting time for Americans. Many new types of technology and forms of entertainment were emerging. What were some of these new items? What was daily life like in the 1980s? Families in the 80s The American family was changing in the 1980s. Many families felt a need to increase their disposable income, and as a result, more and more women continued entering the workforce. Additionally, broken marriages were becoming more commonplace with divorce rates reaching their peak in the latter half of the 1970s and remaining high throughout the 1980s. Also, many women were choosing to remain single and pursue professional careers. As a result, single parent families became a...

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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 Could it be a wave of water named Gerald who likes to listen to outdated music?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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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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Who is the Valerie Collective ?

Valerie Collective   The Valerie Collective was established as a melodic participation in Nantes, France, in 2007 by David Grellier and his companions and colleagues. Various acts in Valerie incorporate The Outrunners, Minitel Rose, Anoraak, Maethelvin, all from Nantes and also Russ Chimes from London and DVAS from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Different specialists included Keenhouse and Electric Youth. The song of the group is "West Coast Valerie", a remix of the TV arrangement Côte Ouest. The Valerie Collective is portrayed as "in charge of a portion of the plain best unique electronic music presently leaving France", was made as an approach to cultivate melodic ability, by giving chances to coordinated effort among specialists, additionally associating them through sites and other...

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