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Sunday, April 12, 2015 19:56

Until now, all refrofuturistic synth felt like a glimpse into a semi-dystopian future. Botnit's "Vivid Memories" changes that situation.

Botnit is an 80's inspired synthwave producer from Boston. Blending the old and the new, combining warm, nostalgic tones with structure and styles found in today's music.

Compared to many other synth albums, Vivid Memories is not an Akira themed Flashoworx-like thing, nor a Drive influenced Action Jackson kind of cocaine filled dream, but a pleasant place to be in, where your car transforms into a DeLorean, all the lights turn into Far Cry Dragon Blood like magenta, and your PC becomes a Tron-like arcade.
The vocals also aim to amplify the warm, accepting nature of the album, by dropping topics such as the spread of the video games, CD's and drugs in a peaceful and understanding manner. This voice comes as a long-awaited refresh in the era when each and every piece of content tries to stick out in a controversially attention-seeking, overly exaggerated way. When everyone is shouting, a calm voice always feels good and relaxing, and this is where Botnit nails it. The warm flow goes all the way from the very first track to the last one, without losing energy. It's like drinking an orange juice that gives the kick of caffeine and the joys of absinthe without any of the negative side effects.

your PC becomes a Tron-like arcade Each tune has a unique character, offering ten bygone stories born during the mighty times of digital revolution. The album gives the listener plenty of room for creating their own visions on the synthesized frontier, but it also has a brief story for each of them in the Bandcamp description, offering a thin guideline for retro-tripping. The problem here is that the stories doesn't really add up to create continuity. Frankly speaking this isn't necessarily a problem, but a missed opportunity,
The album is on sale for 5 bucks which is a very decent prize for 10 tracks, with an average per track length of more than 4 minutes.

The good price / quantity / quality ratio, spiced with the calm, welcoming tone makes this album ideal for both synthwave diggers and random music travelers alike. So what are you waiting for?

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Written by: Kado

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TAGS: botnit, synth, synthwave, vivid memories
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