Synth Ryder - Sunrise / Sunset
Synthwave Synth Ryder is a new face on the Synthwave scene but that is not stopping them from garnering our attention already. The Los Angeles, California based producer has no information of themselves online thus far aside from a small quote present on both their Facebook and Bandcamp pages that reads, Uncovering the past, riding into the future. As you may guess from the quote, the artwork, and the title of the project, Synth Ryder takes inspiration from both the violence and purity of the glorified 80s where muscles were flexed, explosions were big, and the promise of technology led to both Utopian and Dystopian ideals. 

Synth Ryder has taken an odd route to releasing their two debut EPs Sunrise and Sunset. Rather than release one entire album, the themes were split into two different categories. Whilst Sunrise will remind you of long walks on the beach with your love and innocence, Sunset will strike down as an action oriented and fast paced thrill ride. Both artworks found on each of the EPs can be combined together, and the result is quite beautiful as seen below: 


My favorite track from the wave dominated Sunrise would be the intro track 'Chasing Memories'. The retro pulse that flows through the song aside the mellow electronic sweeps were just glorious. On the opposite hand, if I had to choose a favorite from Sunset I'd say that 'Riding the Interface' did me wonder. The darker, mysterious tones and 8-bit sounds brought about a sense of danger and I loved it. 

Though Synth Ryder does say that both of these releases are EPs, I can't help but want to combine them into a whole structure. Listening to them in a flow was fantastic, and I'm willing and ready to do it all over again. Give Synth Ryder a chance and let his music fill your ears with retro wonders. 
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Synth Ryder - Sunrise / Sunset

7.5
"Good"
Released off label 2017
Synth Ryder is a new face on the Synthwave scene but that is not stopping them from garnering our attention already. The Los Angeles, California based producer has no information of themselves online thus far aside from a small quote present on both their Facebook and Bandcamp pages that reads, Uncovering the past, riding into the future. As you may guess from the quote, the artwork, and the title of the project, Synth Ryder takes inspiration from both the violence and purity of the glorified 80s where muscles were flexed, explosions were big, and the promise of technology led to both Utopian and Dystopian ideals. 

Synth Ryder has taken an odd route to releasing their two debut EPs Sunrise and Sunset. Rather than release one entire album, the themes were split into two different categories. Whilst Sunrise will remind you of long walks on the beach with your love and innocence, Sunset will strike down as an action oriented and fast paced thrill ride. Both artworks found on each of the EPs can be combined together, and the result is quite beautiful as seen below: 


My favorite track from the wave dominated Sunrise would be the intro track 'Chasing Memories'. The retro pulse that flows through the song aside the mellow electronic sweeps were just glorious. On the opposite hand, if I had to choose a favorite from Sunset I'd say that 'Riding the Interface' did me wonder. The darker, mysterious tones and 8-bit sounds brought about a sense of danger and I loved it. 

Though Synth Ryder does say that both of these releases are EPs, I can't help but want to combine them into a whole structure. Listening to them in a flow was fantastic, and I'm willing and ready to do it all over again. Give Synth Ryder a chance and let his music fill your ears with retro wonders. 
Jul 18 2017

Off label

Official relesae released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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