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Old 07-25-2020, 11:00 PM   #1
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Default July 26, 2020: Keeping It Chill When You're Working At Home

July 26, 2020: Keeping It Chill When You're Working At Home

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Old 07-26-2020, 12:27 AM   #2
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This is great music, and there is a ton of it out there.
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Old 07-26-2020, 01:10 AM   #3
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I built a Pandora channel based on Boards of Canada, Tycho and Aphex Twin...It is my creative soundtrack. Also Just about anything preformed by John Carpenter qualifies in this regard.

Great Stuff.
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Old 07-26-2020, 06:32 AM   #4
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Hi there. As a child of the 1980s, I love the new retro wave/outrun/new synthwave genre.

Another way to go "Back to the 80s" is to listen to some of the instrumental music from that decade. These are grea ton their own, or mixed in with a new synthwave playlist.

One such instrumental is Deutscher Wald by Deutsche Wertarbait (1984, I think. This is from memory). It's probably on YouTube somewhere.

Another is Robinson Crusoe by Art of Noise (1989), from their album, Below the Waste. The band has a lot of instrumental music.

Of course, there are some of the more well-remembered 80s instrumentals: there's Axel F by Harold Faltermeyer (1985), from Beverly Hills Cop, Them from Miami Vice (1984) by Jan Hammer (Pronounced "Yahn") And an instrumental version of "Weird Al" Yankovic's Devo-esque "Dare To Be Stupid (1985). The music alone proves Weird Al to be as serious a composer of pop music than any less funny artist.

Kraftwerk's It's More Fun To Compute (1981) features a vocoded voice stating the song's title eight times, but soon gets out of the way for a composition that proves that electronic music can be beautiful. If you want no vocals at all, go back to the seventies and listen to their bouncy bassline of Franz Shubert (1977). It will come to a sudden end because it's meant to be mixed with the final track on the Trans-Europe Express album, Endless Endless.

Also a near-instrumental is They Might Be Giants' Minimum Wage (1989). The singer announces the title before a short, but sweet, tune, with lush synth "Ohhs".
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Old 07-26-2020, 11:25 AM   #5
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Aaaaaand now I need to run a cyberpunk adventure.
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Old 07-26-2020, 04:58 PM   #6
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Another great 1980s instrumental is Samstag Ist Nur Einmal In Der Woche by Michael Heinkel.
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Old 07-26-2020, 09:36 PM   #7
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Great recommends ParadoxGames, keep 'em coming. In return I offer this modern retro track that really gets me: Resonance by Home https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GW6sLrK40k

Turhan: yes, cyberpunk, broadly conceived, is THE 80s aesthetic.
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