DREAMWAVES (Full Cassette)

by Neon Vandal

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kmxexii This album celebrates ALL of the sounds of the '80s, not just the never-was lovechild of synthwave. You'll still get crazy funk a la "Shadowdancer" and its cheesy synth line, and something like outrun in the title track and "Vector". There's guitar-infused disco in "Midnight" and the anthemic "Miami". But "Furiosa" is a guitar-fueled death drive, "Crazy System" a tribute to electro/hip-hop, and "80's Heart" a power ballad complete with video game noises. The rhythmic "Body Mechanic" is my fave. Favorite track: Body Mechanic.
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Prabu Abraham This is a work of genius. Unlike most other 80s synth records, there is staggering variety here while maintaining a 80s retro feel. Killer artwork too! Can't wait for dreamwaves 2! Favorite track: Midnight Eyes.


Do you remember that dusty old cassette you found that you recorded way back in the 1980's? ...The time of Miami Vice,Body Popping, Tron, Synthesizers,Nike Vandals,Vector Graphics, Beat Street,Top Gun,Streetsounds Electro,The Breakfast Club, Purple Rain,Terminator,Breakin,Escape From New York, Thriller,Pac Man,Atari,Roland TR 808beats,Flashdance,Beverly Hills Cop,Knight Rider,B-Boys,C90 Cassettes,Vector supercars,Fat Lace Puma's,Linn Drums,Ferrari Testarossa's,The Lost Boys,Miami Bass,New Wave,ZX Spectrum's,Graffiti Rock,Pretty In Pink, Breakin 2:Electric Boogaloo,Staying Alive,JVC Boomboxes, Commodore 64's,Sony Walkmans etc - Bringing back those hot 80s summer nights of turning on the radio, pressing REC/PLAY and surfing the airwaves to record that mysterious unknown music that you'd never heard before.....

Including the 80's Funk track "Shadowdancer" As played on "Outscape" Synthwave Radio Show on WFKU: - 27/07/14 and as featured on the 80's DREAM COMPILATION TAPE VOLUME 2 on Newretrowave records

"This Is a golden track"(Shadowdancer) -NewRetrowave Records

"Neon Vandal's sound will take the scene by storm. A definite one to watch!"- NewRetrowave Records

"'Furiosa' takes some hardcore synth rockin to the streets and blasts through the danger zone along the way" "This pounding ride into hell is absolutely kick ass as the synths and guitars trade riffs, blow for blow, over a turbo charged drum track. I'm surprised this kind of thing doesn't crop up more often in the scene, but I'm sure glad Neon Vandal went into six string oblivion for this piece, and was able to return and tell the tale." - Synthetix FM.

"Far more loyal to the old school electronic sound are artists like Neon Vandal, who sounds like a coke binge in a vintage arcade!" - "There's nostalgia here -It's the sound of our old Atari, Sega Megadrive and VHS tapes" - It's Always Snowing In Miami.

"There are diverse sounds and a blend of all kinds of 80's influences on this album, and it works to very decent effect. There was a creative and nostalgic mind at work here, and certainly one with a broad range of enthusiasm for the various synth styles of the era." -Oceanic

"His new release is a smoothly undulating ride into the night" "The lead synths explode with much incandescence. (Vector Dreamz)" "I expect to cover more Neon Vandal action in the future"- Synthetix FM.

Listen to the Neon Vandal "Synthetix Sunday" radio interview here:

*Coming soon -LIMITED EDITION DREAMWAVES CASSETTE RELEASE! -Dreamwaves & Dreamwaves 2 will be available on one cassette with download of Dreamwaves 2 -Approx 20 copies only will be available -Watch this space!!!


released October 19, 2013

All tracks Written, Produced & Engineered By Mark Webber - All Electric/Acoustic Guitars, Bass ,Vocoder/Vocals and Synthesizers/Keyboards/MPC programming Played/Performed By Mark Webber. © 2013 for Neon Vandal Productions.



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Official page for TMFF film award nominated, soundtrack composer. Making neon drenched,graffiti smeared, gritty Cyberpunk inspired Electronica, with a a touch of Breakbeat. Also more retro 80s inspired music - Plus a few other side projects. .Hope you hear something you like and thanks for listening! - ... more

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