September 22, 2008 4:29 PM

a blast from the past

posted by god particle (6 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Because this was recorded in 1988? Or because it sounds awesomely like an OMD out-take? Grab your frilly sleeved shirts and eyeliner, it's the new romantic redux!
posted by mediocre at 9:32 PM on September 22, 2008

i was in the mood for a kind of romantic, nostalgic piece and thought this was the way to go. i was born in 1988, so it represents not only that era of music but also the early years of my life.
posted by god particle at 10:25 PM on September 22, 2008

Whenever I try to actively write 80's sounding synth music, be it New Romantic like this (a bit more dark, tends to be minor keys) or sheer Techno Pop like Erasure.. whatever I end up with sounds like crap. Or more accurately, like any of the disposable "Electroclash" groups around these days pretending they are doing something new. So kudos, because all this needs is some tenor crooning, and you'd have the panties of a million UK girls thrown at you..

Actually, it sort of reminds me of R.O. Manse, though that is purely a comedy act..
posted by mediocre at 11:05 PM on September 22, 2008

This is .... like a time machine.

posted by The Whelk at 11:42 AM on October 6, 2008

Oh and fully agree with the tenor crooning = million of panties. This is an undiscovered Smiths song. I just need to find the right lyrics.

(downloads, applies eyeliner).
posted by The Whelk at 10:14 PM on October 6, 2008

Wow. I feel like I was just broken up with, and I am sitting in my POS Celica crying my eyes out in my high school parking lot.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 11:39 AM on October 26, 2008

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