Its been 8 months now since my first track released under 'Occams Laser' and over these 8 months a lot has changed. The Synthwave genre has been getting better each day and with that i am even more grateful that i get to take part in this progression.
For a long time the tracks that i made were purely experimentation, and without much thought i published unfinished and very basic tracks. When i look back at my early tracks on my soundcloud page; i barely recognize what i must have been doing!
At last i feel that i have found my own sound and know exactly what style music i want to make. Although it has always been synthwave at its heart i think i was being naive when i first started calling my tracks 'synthwave'. The last few tracks that i have finished such as Miami Beach (PT 1&2) are actually the exact 80s style retro-electro Synthwave that i have been trying to make all this time.
I'm fully aware that there is a sense of irony attached to trying so hard to make a sound that sounded out of date almost as soon as it came out, but what can i say...I love those 80s synthesizer sounds! The simplicity of 80s tracks are also a nice change to modern style compositions which seem to be dependent on a derivative of dubstep or some sort of grimey rap...
With the music industry generally there are cycles of styles, and i would say the 80s are about to be re-injected into the modern music scene. I hope that it works in the way i want it to and that all the amazing Synthwave and 80s style electronic music producers all get more recognition for all the hard work and great musical creations they have made!
"There's no fate but what we make for ourselves."