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Synthwave Sunday: Opus Science Collective, Him

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Synthwave Sunday: Opus Science Collective, <em>Him</em>” width=”1200″ height=”1200″ srcset=”https://cdn-p.smehost.net/sites/2ed48fdcc3904f548299cd86d78e9885/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/osc-him.jpg 1200w, https://cdn-p.smehost.net/sites/2ed48fdcc3904f548299cd86d78e9885/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/osc-him-150×150.jpg 150w, https://cdn-p.smehost.net/sites/2ed48fdcc3904f548299cd86d78e9885/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/osc-him-300×300.jpg 300w, https://cdn-p.smehost.net/sites/2ed48fdcc3904f548299cd86d78e9885/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/osc-him-680×680.jpg 680w, https://cdn-p.smehost.net/sites/2ed48fdcc3904f548299cd86d78e9885/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/osc-him-800×800.jpg 800w, https://cdn-p.smehost.net/sites/2ed48fdcc3904f548299cd86d78e9885/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/osc-him-500×500.jpg 500w” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px” /></a>Synthwave has gotten so dark and heavy of late that it’s become easy to forget about the genre’s lighter, poppier, more fun side.
<p><em>Opus Science Collective</em> is here to remind us that it’s not all about side-chained compression and distorted slugs of analog bass: synth-based music can be funky and danceable! Imagine Chromeo’s funked out groove jams (by way of Prince and Parliament) but filtered through the lens of modern synthwave’s rendition of late ’80s / early ’90s synthpop and you’re close. Add in super-concise songwriting, J Frederick’s calm, soothing vocals, a touch of vaporwave and you’re there. Through and through an excellent, pleasurable listen!
<p><em>Him</em> comes out May 11th via rising star synthwave label Lazerdiscs Records; pre-order via <a href=Bandcamp and stream in full below.

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