Sunset Love is the début EP from SynthWaver Absolute Valentine. Hailing from Marseille in France, this one-man project is new on the scene, but is already producing some serious competition demolishing retro synth tunes. Mixing up quite hard groves with romantic leads, Absolute Valentine’s Sunset Love is an absorbing seven tracks of nostalgic bliss. Seven tracks! That’s nearly an album!
Absolute Valentine’s music nicely retains a French Electro feel to it whist applying that to rich 80s inspired SynthWave. The result being pounding, dancefloor beats with waves of romantic leads and emotional pads. The opener,and EP’s title track, Sunset Love is exemplary of this. Big undulating synths roll around the track, a punchy Italo bassline counterpointed by chainsaw leads, but in amongst this are cascades of bright, evocative, synth leads. She’s A Dancer introduces a little funk to Absolute Valentine’s sound, working a hint of French Touch into the SynthWave. Pummelling machine beats juxtaposed with starlight melodies wrapped up in a slight B-boy swing. One of the EP’s standouts for us was the closing track, Where Angel Fly, which has a little bit of a Jarre’s Zoolook vibe to it and explored a different side of 80s Pop, showing off some retro-innovative sampling and and thick, full, synth sounds. Absolute Valentine’s Sunset Love EP is definitely worth checking out if you want sounds from the SynthWave frontline.
♫ Absolute Valentine – She’s A Dancer
♫ Absolute Valentine – Where Angel Fly
♫ Absolute Valentine – Sunset Love.
Absolute Valentine’s Sunset Love EP is out now.
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