Cardinal's riveting synthwave compels me to go out on drives, take a stroll or just go and explore. Anything to sync up with this album that keeps me running back for more
Favorite track: Run.
Originally a classically trained pianist, Swedish electronic musician Robert Parker went from tracker music during the 90s to retro-esque the following decade. His love for analog synthesizers began when he bought a Korg Polysix in 2009, which was the starting point of the style of music he produces today. His studio is located in Stockholm, where he creates music that ranges between everything from chiptunes to disco.
"Cardinal" is heavily influenced by the French disco era in the late 90s, but also with elements from 80s new wave music and 70s disco music. He uses a combination of hardware synthesizers and trusty VSTs, where the Roland Juno 106, The Minimoog and the SH-101 are his cornerstones.
"Robert Parker is quickly becoming one of my favorite new producers in the scene. His grasp on the subtleties of 80s sounds is incredibly tight and each new track I hear from him is even more inspirational than the last. "- Rick Shithouse, Synthetix.fm
released March 19, 2015
All music by Robert Parker
Cover art by Joey Ciccoline