Thunder in Paradise

I’m not sure how I discovered this album. I think it may something to do with the monsoon weather we have in this part of the earth. This album is fun to listen to. Every song makes me dance to different timing and tempos.
The album starts out with Diving Board. A very nice opening track that sets the tone of the album. Intellectual-pop is a fitting mode for the track. Reminds me of Christopher Cross mashed with Kajagoogoo. I love it. I wonder if he used an Amiga 500 tracker for any of these tracks? Some songs have a Japanese ROM feeling to them

 

Track 2, Thunder in Paradise, is my favorite track. The way the track starts and carries is thrilling. Reminds me of being back in Miami, Florida. Listen and enjoy this album as much I did. It’s avaialbale for free off Plaisance’s bandcamp but donations are encouraged.

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Hard Wired by Pertubator

This is Replicant hunting music. The half-man half synthesizer proves he can make a steady tune under 120 BPM. Hard wired is a track off Dangerous Days featuring Isabella Goloversic from Memory Ghost. Her vocals fit the track quite well and takes the listener to a land inhibated by machines. Mysterious and sexy this probably one of my favorite retro-futuristic songs. The song is available for free off Pertubator’s bandcamp but you are more than welcome to donate if you wish. Check it out

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Gall Force

big-gall-force-eternal-story-ostA buddy of mine goes around looking for cool VHS’s at garage sales. He ran across Gall Force, Gundam movies and an assortment of 80’s sci-fi anime. Me being the anime nerd that I am, decided to get very stoned and watch this anime. It was Saturday night and I truly had nothing else to do. It was all in Japanese subtitles, which is awesome because that captures the true feel of the show. The VHS quality gave it alot of vintage charm. I honestly don’t remember much of the story but it was so cool to watch. It was so cool in fact, we jammed out to the OST through out the movie. We loved it.

This song is actually in the MSX game that was released along with this OVA. If you like classic shooters check it out. I wasn’t a big fan however

I’m going to revisit this show and check out some of the other episodes in the series.

Tokyo Rose

I recently went out and purchased Far Cry Blood Dragon, an expansion pack to Far Cry with an 80’s futuristic twist, which led me to discovering artist like Power Glove, Mega Drive, Pertubator, Lueur Verte, Dynatron and Tokyo Rose.

Tokyo Rose’s Chases EP put’s you in the passenger seat of an estranged vigilante as he stalks the streets of Tokyo. I personally play OutRun and Metal Gear solid to this music. The mission briefing screens match this EP so much. Or just cruising through checkpoints in OutRun. Even though the musical notes are abbrassive, Chase remains true to it’s dreamwave tag.

走り屋 is music for a protagonist making his way across a heavily guarded shipyard at night. The synth lead is triumphant and drives the track with the finesse of a mustang. The menacing intro builds suspense the way a Jon Carpenter movie does.

The Getaway gives me a “oh my god I’m running out of time” feel but in a good way. You know, that good feels. The bridge in the middle of the song is my favorite part of the song,  which makes for a great loop and dance break. I’d rather chill out to this music though even if it is up tempo. Tokyo Rose has became one of my favorite artist of this genre because of the balance between light and dark with his music. Some artist tend to get a lil too Com Truisey while others tend to sound too hardcore. Tokyo Rose touches up on different moods and feelings.

With 19 minutes and 5 songs this EP makes for a good listen. Play some cool video games to it or watch some 80’s anime over it.

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10/10

Saturday Love

It’s been almost 30 years and this song is still relevant today. I normally don’t post well known hits and things of that nature up on the blog but this song has been stuck in my head so this is my only outlet to release this tune from my mental. Cherrelle and Alexander O’Neil still perform this  song today. Which I find Viewtiful by the way. Toro y Moi and several other artist have also covered this song. Including a sample usage from SpaceGhostPurrp. Enjoy