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Synth includes all synthesizer-based music from 1970s Synth Pop to modern Synthwave and Vaporwave, and including New Wave, modern takes on Italo Disco, Post-Punk, Electropop, Electro, Dance Pop and Alternative Dance.

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The Northern Lights: Caroline EP

The Northern Lights is apparently just a guy, making soundtracks and music in search of a movie best suited for his soundtracks.
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Stilz: Starcrash

Sci-fi, neo-retrowave vibes from Stilz for the full-on Starcrash project.
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Retouch: Light Years LP

Retouch is a(nother) Russian savant I've found on Bandcamp, inhabiting a world of what you might dub "progressive retro-futurism" if every word in that phrase didn't contradict every other one.

Trevor Something: Soulless Computer Boy and The Eternal Render

Trevor Something chews, claws and tears apart the firm categories that synthwave albums are usually boxed in.
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Alexander Robotnick: The Italian Mad Genius Digs Into His Archives

Twenty eight years after cutting the proto-electro classic "Problemes d'Amour" - a staple at clubs like the Box, the Loft & the Garage - the Italian mad genius Alexander Robotnick (aka Maurizio Dami) is...
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Time Travel: Synthwave Singles

A stupefying collection of candied hooks and grooves and music for people who like to drive fast and die young.

Review: Tycho’s (now Grammy Nominated) Epoch

Tycho's new (and now Grammy-nominated) LP, Epoch is an album exquisitely shaped by and made for live performance.

Unit Black Flight: Evocations

If John Carpenter made a record for Plus-8, it might have sounded a bit like Evocations from Unit Black Flight.
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Electronic Pioneers The System Come Back on Wax

Four tracks from The System's groundbreaking debut on Romantic Records, which presaged techno, perfected new wave and gave electronic bands a blueprint to follow.
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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: Isotype

OMD is far from done, as this choice cut from their LP The Punishment of Luxury illustrates.
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Shiro Schwarz: Together/Boogie Ghost

Chicago's Star Creature releases another magical platter of synth boogie from duo Shiro Schwarz.

ErrorSynth: Struck By Lightning

Gorgeous synth tunes and a moving tribute to David Bowie highlight Errorsynth's Struck by Lightning EP
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Com Truise: Memory

A tantalizing taste of Iteration, Com Truise's forthcoming LP, Memory nears perfection.
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Nigerian Synth Godfather William Onyeabor Has Died

Mysterious synth-funk godfather William Onyeabor died Monday in his hometown of Enugu, Nigeria.
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Italo Classics by KASSO Get Re-Edited by Jellybean Benitez

An Italo classic, New York and Chicago House staple from Best Record worked over by Jellybean Benitez with a magic that never loses its touch.
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Light Speed: Pictures of Voyager 12

Voyager 12 has released tracks going back at least six years, but none so lovely as the electronic sonnets and synthesized lullabies of Pictures.

Block35 featuring Thane: Carolina Blue

Carolina Blue is an LP existing somewhere at the intersection a Billy Ocean TV special and the credit roll of a Cinemax erotic thriller.

Anthony Nicholson Releases Night-clubb-ing on Bandcamp

Anthony Nicholson releases a record of twitchy, synth-driven dance that owes much to House Music's Italo, New Wave and Krautrock roots.
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Vintage Robotnicks: Alexander Robotnick’s Early Synth Classics

Not all of your heroes died young and left a corpse handsome enough to sell t-shirts twenty years later. Some of your heroes just had bills to pay. Hardly anyone stays on top in...
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Dance Music’s Forgotten Master: Stefano Pulga

Kano: I'm Ready (Emergency Records) Dharma: Plastic Doll (System Music) Gaucho: Dance Forever (System Music) Pink Project: Disco Project (Zanza Records) Ask even a knowledgeable fan of that confusing but utterly exhilarating era of early '80s dance music about one Mr. Stefano...

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Luke McKeehan on 20 Years of Nordic Trax

From the furthest reaches of the North American continent, Nordic Trax has established itself as an indispensable voice in the house music scene. Owner Luke McKeehan on 20 years of keeping it alive.

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