Volume One

by TEK

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Chris Akers
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Chris Akers 2015 sees synthwave mature and progress toward a shinier future. This album is one of the prime examples of that evolution. Recommended listening!
Fuzzy Wombat
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Fuzzy Wombat Absolute killer scores, love it. Favorite track: Fast Runnin' - Pengus & Phaserland.
Ben Businovski
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Ben Businovski This track has more champagne about it than the peak of the Japanese real-estate bubble in the 1980s. Favorite track: Fast Runnin' - Pengus & Phaserland.
UnknownKnows
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UnknownKnows This album is a collection of songs that are so perfect. The mix of jazz fusion, synthpop and Shibuya-ki is perfect. Everything is done exactly the way that it should be, and it just sounds so right! Strolling Around is my favourite track, but following close behind is Aijou Jazz, Fast Running, and Shiny Morning. I would say that this is one of my favourite albums of 2015! Get it! Favorite track: Strolling Around - Pengus (feat. Matt Kwid).
Dow Jones
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Dow Jones Wow! I absolutely LOVE this album!
TOO BAD I'VE BEEN WAITING ON THE TAPE FOR OVER 5 MONTHS!! :O Favorite track: Aijou Jazz - Pengus.
Scott
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Scott Texturally perfect in so many ways, the mix is tasty beyond most other futuresynth shit out right now. Every song just feels so right.

Shoutout to the formant bass goodness on Fast Runnin' Favorite track: Fast Runnin' - Pengus & Phaserland.
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about

Trinkaus, Eriksson, and Kwid joined forces in 2015 to progress the sound of the current synthwave/retro/'80s scene. Combining synthwave sounds infused with elements of jazz fusion, '80s library, and modern Shibuya-kei, they create a sophisticated blend of rich harmonic heavily melodic music that pairs well with a chilled glass of Dom Perignon.

Their main instruments of choice primarily consist of digital synthesizers manufactured in the 1980s in Japan with the frequent addition of live guitars. More information on the artists can be found at their individual music projects below.

Phaserland (Ross Trinkaus)

Phaserland is an '80s inspired Future/Retro project from Detroit. Blending rich, saturated synthesizer tones that interweave melodies with guitar fantasies, Phaserland hopes to invoke wonder, nostalgia, future love, and perhaps a booty wiggle or two.

Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/phaserlandmusic

Pengus (Gustav Eriksson)

A Swedish newcomer in the retro synth production scene. Gustav has practically lived in his studio since 2014, and has been working hard to get a foothold in both the commercial audio scene while remaining an independent artist. He really enjoys experimenting with new styles and vibes, but his love for 80's digital synths tends to make him lean in that direction in seemingly every production.

Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/pengus

Matt Kwid

Music producer and indie game developer located in Austin, Texas, Matt has been actively playing guitar and writing music for many years. Matt's favorite musical weapons of choice are the Fender Stratocaster and the Yamaha DX7.

Personal Blog: www.mattkwid.com
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/mattkwid

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released September 14, 2015

Cover art by Heather Hermann
Mastered by Gustav Eriksson

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