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All About Com Truise ! Synthwave / Retrowave Artist Com Truise's Music Career

Com Truise Com Truise is an electronic musician from New York, the USA. His real name is Seth Haley and he is currently living in California. As you can guess, he created his stage name Com Truise by a spooning the name of famous American actor Tom Cruise. He describes his own music style as ‘’mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk’’. His songs are represented by Downtown Music Publishing.   Early Life and Career of Com Truise Com Truise is from New York as we said above and he is born and raised there. He also started his music career in New York. We can say that he was active in music for most of the 2010’s. However, he used different pseudonyms...

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An Amazing Synthwave Album " Synthian " by NINA ( Release on June 5th 2020 )

Synthian The indisputable Queen of Synthwave The indisputable Queen of Synthwave, NINA returns with a long awaited smashing second album "Synthian", which includes the fantastic singles 'Automatic Call' and 'The Calm Before The Storm'. Collaborations and Process of the Album Synthian    The album took two years in the making, and was written in collaboration with LAU (Laura Fares) and produced by some of the best music producers in the world including Richard X, Oscillian, Ricky Wilde and Till Wild, who are heavily involved in the Synthwave scene. NINA recorded the album in the UK and Sweden. What is Synthian?   'Synthian' explores the depths of love, technology, desire, humanity and the soul. The title track 'Synthian' is a love note to her fans, where NINA expresses her gratitude for the support she's been getting throughout...

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All About Waveshaper ! Synthwave / Retrowave Artist Waveshaper's Music Career

Waveshaper Waveshaper is a Swedish electronic musician. His real name is Tom Andersson. He was born in 26 September 1984. His sub-genre could be defined as synthwave It is very easy to catch the sound of sci-fi movies’ soundtracks from the 80’s. He is very influenced by the soundtracks of those movies.If you like the sound of the old video games, you will also recognize the effect of the some significant composers like Chris Huelsbeck. He is mostly influenced by Kraftwerk, Daft Punk and Jean Michel Jarre. He is known for the retro futuristic touches in his music. To compose his songs he uses a variety of hardware synthesizers such as ARP 2600, Roland Jupiter-4, and Korg MS-20.   Debut...

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All About ORAX ! Retrowave/ Synthwave Artist ORAX's Career and Life

Who is ORAX ? Biography of Orax ORAX is an Italian musician and producer. His genre could be basically described as ‘’synthwave’’. His music also has elements from 80’s electronic music. He is a very successful musician in especially mixing the modern synthwave and 80’s sound. The soundtracks of 1980’s cult movies is very effective on his sound. He is also influenced by 1980’s English New Wave. He gave concerts in some major cities of the world such as NYC, Helsinki, Cologne, Milan, London, Paris and more. ORAX's Early Career ORAX is a really successful guitarist. From 1995 to 2003, he took part in an Italian electronic music band, XILEMA as guitarist and composer. In 2011 he started his first...

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What's the Difference Between Vaporwave and Synthwave ( Outrun )

Vaporwave vs. Synthwave (Outrun) and Difference Across this large space of Online retro art, we often have two distinct genres on one hand Outrun and on the other Vaporwave but as you can see on r/vaporwave aesthetics and r/Outrun, it can be hard to tell the difference. Once there was peace in the online communities of r/vaporwave aesthetics and r/outrun, but as time passed these new recruits entered the fold, the lines between  these two genres became more and more unstable. These green recruits couldn't really tell the difference between the outrun and  vaporwave aesthetics leading to confusion in the communities. It's a dark time when posts as this gets tagged as Vaporwave  Something like this Is called outrun.  But...

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