Synthwave, also called retrowave, is a musical style that emerged in the mid-2000s, influenced by 1980s soundtrack music. Aesthetically, synthwave gives a retrofuturistic perspective, emulating 1980s science fiction, action, and horror media, sometimes compared to cyberpunk. Synthwave expresses nostalgia for 1980s culture, attempting to capture the era’s atmosphere and celebrate it. Examples of this aesthetic may be viewed in films and video games such as Kung Fury, Turbo Kid, Drive, Hotline Miami, and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.
New Synthwave Reviews! Please excuse spelling errors as I am a native german. When I accidentally found Future 80’s Records on Bandcamp I immediately fell in love with this trendy genre “synthwave” or “retrowave”, because I was born 1980 and I watched many episodes of Knight Rider, the A-Team, Baywatch and the like. And now there are upcoming young composers and artist who try to imitate the sound of the 80’s with huge synthesizer parts and a lot of reverb effects.