A fantastically aggressive synth masterwork that skillfully combines elements of dark-synth, 80's retro and outrun. A flagship cyberpunk album to make you stop and take notice if there ever was one.
Favorite track: Marauder's Theme.
VH strains against his boundaries with a stab at vigilantism-themed synth. Stuff like "High Octane" and "Pathfinder" are textbook VH outrun, undercutting the tension set up in the intro, but the artist also branches into some pretty cool funk tracks like "Calibrated" and the danceable "Skyline". "Marauder" is another neat outlier with its stealthy feel. "Drifting" is my fave, outrun with some wicked guitar work that explodes into a shredding finish. Tonally inconsistent but a rockin' fun listen.
Favorite track: Drifting.
I'm new to modern synthwave and outrun, but I know the style. My favorite shelf at the video store was the sci-fi and horror section. This album speaks to something deep in my soul, the part that's pastel plastic sunset light, with interesting things going on below the city's margins. Great stuff, can't wait for more.
Favorite track: Avernus Dorsa.
Very high energy tracks for the most part and has a very distinct aesthetic, think Nightcrawler with Jake Gyllenhaal. Fantastic album, if you like something like "Drifting" or "High Heat", you're going to love some of his older stuff. Very good synthwave/outrun artist.
Favorite track: High Octane.
All tracks composed, arranged, mixed & mastered by Peter Brian Rice.
Cover artwork by Michael Brun.
All Synths, Guitars, Programming and Sequencing by Peter Brian Rice.
Guitar and Lead Guitar by Dave Stoltenberg on "Drifting".
released July 21, 2015
Thanks to the following people for the support and on going
growth of the Synthwave scene.
This album is dedicated to all of you:
Aphasia Records, Lueur Verte, Starforce, Dynatron, Power Drive 2000, Cruise Control, Bionic Resistance, Vandal Moon, Perturbator,
Dan Terminus, Protector 101, Power Glove, 30th Floor Records,
Jason Eisener, Ana Sofia, Ben Guzman, Armando Jimenez,
Ari, Tsoupeis, Sebastian Schl‰ppi, Elias Serrano, Kevin Swartz,
Jennifer Quillen, Nick Veronin,Tom Freeman of Dark Moon Comics,
Holland Norkoski, Ben Bartels,
Kamake Franciosi, The City of San Jose
and to you who support Vector Hold.
Cheers, Santé, Proost, Na zdraví, Skál, Salud !