What sort of magic brought together the music of the 80's? What on Earth (or beyond) was it that caused so many great musicians all together to write such beautiful hooks, adorn them with reverb, tie-in such fantastic lyrics, truly explore the full potential of synthesizers, all together creating futuristic sounds and feelings in their tracks that've yet to be realized in mainstream music, itself a pathetic shell of its fallen glory?
...Dare I dream it can happen again?
Who will be the next ELO? What could surpass "The Never-Ending Story?" And can a decade of 80's nostalgia bring about the sonic revival we both very much thirst for?
Will it be the 2020's? Or is the aesthetic doomed to remain the anachronistic retro-futurism?
Hell, is all of Synthwave just Vaporwave that hasn't yet run the batteries of its tape player to a crawl?
Or is it in the defiance of this meta-trend that we find the strength to lead the charge to our brighter tomorrow?
Last one: what color am I?
I daresay the magic of the 80s has less to do with the music, and more with where we were in our lives. That said, I agree about mainstream music after listening to Spotify's picks for best singles or 2019!
I confess I don't really understand vaporware, so I'll buy into your theory.
Last but not least, you must be neon pink.
I probably replayed Avian about 50 times (besides listening to the Color Theory radio) this weekend and love it. Promise youll keep making music and I'll promise to keep buying it.
Just in case you still don't know what Cyrillic script is saying
"Thank you Brian for your work, You made a unique but fundemental(? ) of the 80s that sounds so reflective as a long time DM fan. Special thanks for Lore!"
Thank you for the translation, and for the kind words! As for that promise, you've got yourself a deal.
Google Translate isn't helping me here so I don't understand. Sorry!
The only merch I have is a set of all remaining CDs. I haven't had much luck with shirts in the past, especially because the overseas shipping is such a chore, but I really want to create one in 2020!
Not at all. We've never been in contact. There's no problem though. I have every legal right to cover their songs if I pay the proper royalties, which I did. They have no say over how I package them.
What are the expected goals of Color Theory in music world?
Trying to get in the charts of big signed artists as the Bilboard or go you more the independent way and get airplay at as much as possible radios (fm and internet)?
Neither of those actually. Just trying to build a catalog of great songs and expand my audience and patron support.
Actually, I don't perform at all. I'm strictly a recording artist. But I appreciate the thought!
Hooray for Spotify algorithms! 🙌🏻
I use all softsynths. For my upcoming album, Lucky Ago, I'm using a single synth — Zebra 2. For Majesty, which is likely what you're listening to, there are a few — mainly Diva and various synths from the Arturia Collection (a lot of Jup-8 and DX7).
I release a new song every month on Patreon, but I can't say for sure when my next public release will be. Thanks for the kind words!
Thanks! I don't have any full performance videos. Just those little clips you've seen of me playing my ROLI gear. I'd rather devote my time to putting out more music!