The Retro Thread

Discussion in 'Music and Audio' started by Yakamaru, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru Mein Gott

    Just noticed we didn't have a Retro thread in the music subforum.

    I highly recommend checking out NewRetroWave. LOTS of good music.

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  2. SwampGoat

    SwampGoat Gris-Gris on you

    Define retro.

  3. Shane McNair

    Shane McNair Adrenaline addicted pursuit pilot

    I think we can all agree that most of the good music out there anymore would be considered "retro", and that covers a broad spectrum of music.

    If '80s new wave type stuff is specifically what you mean, then here's one of my personal favorites. I'm sure you're not unfamiliar with ABC:

    And another good one by ABC:

  4. Sergei Sóhomo

    Sergei Sóhomo Well-Known Member

  5. Mandragoras

    Mandragoras Inept Abecedarian

    I think he's more talking about '80s revivalist synth music, in which case...

    I fucking love this album.
  6. Kit H. Ruppell

    Kit H. Ruppell Exterminieren! Exterminieren!

    I'm still listening to the originals.Tangerine Dream , anyone?
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  7. Mandragoras

    Mandragoras Inept Abecedarian

    I enjoy them. What are your thoughts on Klaus Schulze's solo work?
  8. Pipistrele

    Pipistrele Smart batto!

    As pretty much everybody pointed out, the title is more than a bit misleading, so yeah, I think it's good to change it to something more fitting

    As for neon-overstuffed, corny synth music, well, you can't go wrong with true retro, so here's some oldie goldie c:
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  9. Andromedahl

    Andromedahl Unlicensed UFO Pilot

    Don't see people mentioning Gary Newman much, gg
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  10. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru Mein Gott

    Retro style - Wikipedia

    I was referring to 80's and 90's Retro-style music. Probably should've made that clear in the OP.

    Man, NewRetroWave have so much good shit!
  11. Shane McNair

    Shane McNair Adrenaline addicted pursuit pilot

    You know, I really don't think you can beat the sounds of the '80s, but I also really like a lot of '90s Eurodance and house. For me it has a sound that's really evocative of being a kid back then, and everything that I miss about that decade and my childhood. The Grunge sound also sort of does that too, but to a lesser extent. It's a little hard for me to think of them as "retro" though. Makes me feel old...
  12. Kit H. Ruppell

    Kit H. Ruppell Exterminieren! Exterminieren!

    I haven't listened to much of that. Isn't it more abstract?
  13. Pipistrele

    Pipistrele Smart batto!

    But that's broad too - technically, modern stoner/glam/grunge bands fit "80's and 90's retro-style music" definition well, and so are various lo-fi hip-hop/G-funk collectives c:
  14. Mandragoras

    Mandragoras Inept Abecedarian

    I feel like Tangerine Dream's work has more rock elements and stronger rhythmic elements but it's also mellower and more luxuriant whereas Schulze's work is more brooding and dour, even aggressive despite the lack of a strong backbeat. Both definitely reach deep into the cosmos and find a great deal of wonder but what they find it in is very different.
  15. Royn

    Royn Otterest Sergal evah!


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