Synthwave September (Sundays In September)

She Swallowed Burning Coals by El Tigr3 2015 from the Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number OST

This is a hauntingly wonderful track from the “Fiendishly Difficult” game, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. The songs in the game are all chosen to portray different emotions, and this one is no different! It makes the listener feel on edge as they are transported into the world of shady nightclubs and crime-ridden streets. The song plays in the game when you enter a mob-filled nightclub. The surroundings are very dark, and there’re sudden flashes of multicolored light. The piece starts with a ominous, droning synthesizer that surrounds the listener in a murky fog. The song starts to increase tempo until the bass drops, and we are met with a sick dance beat. The beat keeps getting more and more intense, and we also hear a woman speaking in Russian. She says “Ty pijany”, which roughly translates to “You’re drunk”. This can be taken in many different ways, and I will tell you what I believe it to mean. It can mean that you’re drunk on violence due to the incredibly brutal nature of the game. It can also mean that you’re drunk in the obvious sense, and that the surroundings are blending into a blurry mess of colors and sounds. The uneasy atmosphere and almost psychedelic feeling that it gives the listener really works out to its benefit. It’s a song that I always seem to drift back to, and it holds me in its entrancing rhythm. I’d love to hear what you guys think of this song in the comments’ section below.

 

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Synthwave September

Le Perv by Carpenter Brut from the album “Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number 2015

This is an intense Synthwave track from the Ultraviolent epic, Hotline Miami 2. This particular piece plays during a prison break, and boy, does it fit! It starts with rhythmic bass, accompanied by a droning synthesizer. You can hear police sirens in the background, and this really adds to the dangerous atmosphere. Then, around the 47 second mark, the beat intensifies! We hear a blaring synth, and immediately feel anxiety. I’ve got to give credit to Carpenter Brut and Devolver Digital for using this amazing joyride of a song in the game. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Synthwave September Asher’s Jukebox Special

Hello fellow music lovers! It’s time for a September special. As I’ve said before, Synthwave is one of my favorite music genres. So to celebrate my love for this genre, every Sunday in September, I will add a Synthwave track to the Jukebox. Now, grab your multicolored shirts and tube socks, and let’s get Swifty!

Future Club by Perturbator from the album “Dangerous Days” 2014

This Synthwave track kicks some major ass! As per usual, Perturbator shows us his genius once again. It starts with a metallic synthesizer that gradually increases in volume. Then, the beat drops, and we are introduced to an amazing futuristic droning bass. The rhythm starts back up, and we get an amazing, pulsating beat that’s accompanied by the excellent synth. The piece has it all; a catchy beat, an awesome synth line, and great atmosphere. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Asher Jukebox Part 172

Back by popular demand, here’s the weekly music review! Info about piece found on en.wikipedia.org

Fans of Rick & Morty and The Simpsons will recognize this one!

Baker Street (Instrumental) by Gerry Rafferty from the album “City to City” (1978)

This piece has probably the most catchy saxophone riff of all time. It is one of the times where the music speaks more than words ever could. Raphael Ravencroft’s amazing saxophone skills transport the listener into a world of cosmic euphoria and rhythm. It has been referenced countless times in popular culture, and is said to have been an influence on Slash’s solo in Sweet Child O’ Mine. The song peaked at #2 on the 1978 Billboard Hot 100. I absolutely adore this piece, and would love to hear what you guys think of it in the comments’ section below.

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Strange Music Genres (Every Other Thursday)

Info about music genres found on various internet websites

Hello fellow music lovers! It’s Thursday, and I’ve decided to create a brand new topic. The creation of Music has brought on many fantastic genres and bands. This post will be focused on finding some rare, strange, and outrageous types of music. Now, grab your headphones, and let’s jam!

  • Lowercase Music: Lowercase Music was invented by Steve Roden in the early 90s. It’s created by amplifying the usually unheard sounds of world to an extreme level. This can be anything from ants running up a hill, to helium balloons hitting a ceiling. Roden’s first CD, Forms Of Paper, was recorded in The Los Angeles Public Library. In the CD, Roden handles paper in various ways. A rare expanded version of the CD was released, and only 500 copies are known to exist. The video below is of the before mention piece. Tell me what you think of it in the comments’ section below.

 

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  • Synthwave: Synthwave is an awesome genre of music that originated in the mid 2000s. It was heavily inspired by 1980s movie soundtracks, as well as new wave. The style is mainly instrumental with synthesizers, electronic drums, and gated reverb. Pieces of this genre can be found in the film, Drive, the TV show, Stranger Things, and the video game, Hotline Miami. French musician, Perturbator is one of my favorite synthwave artists, and his work in Hotline Miami helped spread this genre to a wider audience. Listed below is my favorite Perturbator track, Technoir.

    

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Asher’s Jukebox Part 171

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Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen from the album “Various Positions” (1985)

In order to honor the resent passing of Leonard Cohen, I have decided to review one of his most popular songs. The piece is work of musical genius, and it fills the listener with raw emotion. Cohen’s gruff crooning is filled with passion, and gives off a very melancholy vibe. When the lyrics grab hold of you, you are transported into a world of sadness and bittersweet happiness. It is a very unique piece, and I highly recommend it to everyone.

Tell me what you think of it in the comments’ section below. Happy Listening :D!

 

Asher’s Jukebox Part 170

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Black by Pearl Jam from the album “Ten” 1991: What better way to bring back an old topic, than with a re-review of a fantastic song! Pearl Jam has always been one of my favorite Rock bands, and this is what I consider to be their “Magnum Opus”. It starts with a melodic guitar riff, and then Vedder’s vocals start up. He completely kills it on this piece, massaging the ears with gruff singing and emotional lyricism.The tempo of this song is absolute genius, starting slowly, and then gradually progressing into a powerful Rock ballad. The song has aged very well, and it is still a pleasure to listen to today. I absolutely recommend this piece to anybody, and I really hope that you will find it to be a real gem of a song. Be sure to tell me what you think of it in the comments’ section below.

Happy Listening 😀 AND ROCK ON!!

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