Over the last year, I’ve been having a play and learning how to create some synthwave. ‘Dark Art’ is my first attempt at creating a full length album. As the title suggests, they’re quite dark (duh!), but I’ve tried to add some melody to them that reminds me of the Sega Megadrive soundtracks (I couldn’t resist). I think they came out OK!
Whenever I create music, it’s usually when I have a guitar in my hands, so creating these entirely on a computer was kind of weird to me. There was no overthinking, if I liked the sound of it, I used it. I think it’s a good starting point and I aim to experiment more with synths to see what else I can come up with.
Halfway through creating the album, I made a short teaser video. The cover art is my ‘Immortal’ tribute that can be seen in my Game Night series.
Listen to the full album here:
You can download the album for free on my Bandcamp page. The tracks are also available on Spotify and all major digital music stores.