[Audio] Absolute Valentine’s ‘American Nightmares’ EP

 

Absolute Valentine

Just in time for Halloween, French SynthWaver Absolute Valentine has dropped a new EP of suitably eerie soundtracks and juggernaut horror grooves. Titled, American Nightmares the EP boasts more than a couple of nods to American Horror films of the 80s in it’s relentless synth basses and spine tingling leads. Be prepared for eight tracks to fill your nightmares, or liven up your Halloween parties, it’d work for either one.

The EP is packed with everything from short mood pieces to full-on dark electro masterworks. Terrordome is evocative of the whole EPs mood. Driving Italo beats and multi layered melodies, with everything just on the right side of terrifying.. The bass shakes your gut while the piercing leads set you on edge just enough. The whole thing is tempered with waves of lush chords holding an optimism within them. The EP’s title track once again mixes up creepshow synths with slamming dancefloor beats. On-the-edge-of-your-seat Electro, American Nightmares has an unnerving sense of urgency about it, like it doesn’t want to hang around, and neither should you. Growling synths are intercut with chilling harpsichord which even the irresistible beats can’t escape. Chainsaw Revenge is proper French Electro gone Halloween. Grinding leads and the hugest beat on the records meet for what is borderline a big-room epic, albeit one that will kill you once the dancing is done. Another awesome eight tunes from Absolute Valentine. John Carpenter would be proud.

♫ Absolute Valentine – Terrordrome

♫ Absolute Valentine – American Nightmares

♫ Absolute Valentine – Chainsaw Revenge

Absolute Valentine’s American Nightmares EP is out now.

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[Audio] Absolute Valentine’s ‘Sunset Love’ EP

 

Absolute Valentine

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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