Earlier in the week, after his stunning Touch Tone reMix, we promised you a more in depth look at Brooklyn based producer Starcadian. And, now is as good a time as any, with the recent release of his new video making some waves. The track is called ‘Heˆrt’ and it’s a perfect example of Sarcadian’s lush retro synth work. Combining both the groovy and the emotional, his laid back beat and electric piano lament underpin a subtly vocoded galactic love song. Here we have a jaw-droppingly good mixture of SynthWave and Disco that has been pulled back into a ballad that really highlight Starcadian;s talents ad both songwriter and musician. The video too has been getting a bit of attention, and ‘80’as Sci-Fi extravaganza. Reminiscant of post-Star Wars straight-to-video movies, the clip captures the loneliness of deep space and melds with the tune as if they were always meant to be.
Hopefully, that’s whetted your appetite, for more Starcadian. And it should, the rest is just as good. Borrowing heavily fro ‘80’s movie soundtracks, Starcadian sets himself apart from the a lot of the SynthWave crowd in a few ways. His a lot more skilled in the Disco end of things, and he tends to be a lot more ‘song’ oriented. Take ‘Girls At Midnight’ what begins at the most haunting of VHS horror soundtracks effortlessly becomes one of the best Nu-Disco tinged ElectroPop tracks I’ve heard for a while, with some frantic playing in the crescendo. ‘Ronnie’ brings the vocoder back into focus for a slick slice of DiscoPop, whist keeping that retro SynthWave feel and injecting an added bit of Funk in the form of some jazzy electric piano before going all out of a seriously stratospheric synth solo. ‘Firat Kill’ sees a different side to Starcadian, for want of a better word is a full on Disco-House banger loaded with mashed up acapellas in ways that make them sound they should have always been there.
♫ Starcadian – Girls Of Midnight
♫ Starcadian – Ronnie
♫ Starcadian – First Kill
I seriously can’t recommend Starcadian enough.
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