I’ve been meaning to make this for a little while now. I’ve lived in Rochester, New York for a little over a year, and have really come to love this city, not least for its vibrant art scene and incredibly strong and distinct sense of civic pride.
Earlier this year I discovered French synthwave/darksynth artist HOLLYWOOD BURNS (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Spotify), specifically his album Invaders (listen on Bandcamp), and was absolutely blown away by how sweeping, epic, and cinematic it was. It pushes the boundaries of synth music by including incredibly technical guitars, orchestral sections, and numerous other elements to create a completely unique experience. It sounds like a brilliant throwback to 1950s B sci-fi movies (the theremin parts especially) while being completely modern. It inspired these three pieces, the first two inspired by 1950s B sci-fi movies, and the third taking on more a French art film movie poster style.
Shortcut through downtown.
Some artists make art as an expression of their deepest feelings, desires, or other abstract thoughts. Others make art solely to make themselves laugh. This falls squarely into the latter category.
Carol Danvers, hotshot X-Wing pilot
A continuation of the Expedition series, finding sinister ruins on the beach.
A new print featuring the Mechanical Heart, plugged into the world and seeing everything.
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The next in the series of stylized synthwave artist portraits! One of the definitive synthwave artists in my opinion, Timecop1983 creates some of the most lush, dreamy, and romantic synth music around.
The next in the series of stylized synthwave artist portraits! Combining synth and 80s heavy metal, Carpenter Brut sounds like the coolest 80s action movie you’ve never seen.