This album has really surpassed my expectations. Josef Kenny clearly understands what many Synthwave artists don't: The music needs energy and ambiance. Just mashing out dark sounding 80's style synths in perpetuity is not what this genre needs.
Favorite track: Parallax.
Josef has created something really special here - blew me away on first listen. After checking out the equipment used I wasn't surprised I was so taken with it.. great sounds, great writing. Recommended.
Favorite track: Boneyard.
All tracks written and recorded by Josef Kenny between August and October 2014.
This EP features the Korg Polysix, Ensoniq SQ80, Yamaha DX7, Clavia Nord Lead 3, Korg Wavestation and Korg M1 synthesisers, Akai S20 and CD3000XL samplers, and Yamaha RX11 and Roland TR-505 drum machines, as well as a Peavey electric guitar and a Fender bass guitar. It was predominantly recorded on a Yamaha MT8X eight-channel multitrack cassette recorder.
if someone asks me for my favourite or any 80s disco track I still replay in my head again and again, I'll have to clarify why I'd make an exception for Spectrum. absolute bomb with such honest and raw emotion, it just makes me bawl. <3 neuroticcanary