Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tears In Rain: A Tribute Album to Blade Runner (FCR)


A very well produced compilation paying tribute to the sound of Vangelis' Blade Runner sound track. The beginning of 'Shinjuku Rose' is a bit jarring, but the rest of the track - and album are stellar.



Full size album art:



Sunday, July 17, 2016

Stranger Things extended Theme Song

An extended fan-mix of the "Stranger Things" theme song:



The series is an amazing example of tactfully done 80's nostalgia  - the pulsing John Carpenter-esk synth score, combined with familiar elements of both horror and kid-adventure Sci-fi from that era: ET, The Goonies, Close Encounters of Third Kind, all wrapped in a Twin Peaks/X-Files-esk show on Netflix. A highly recommend series.

Here's some additional altered versions of the theme song, found on this Nerdist article:



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The series was scored by Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon, who were once part of an Austin Texas Synth group called s-u-r-v-i-v-e:
https://soundcloud.com/s-u-r-v-i-v-e