Thursday, March 24, 2016

NERD MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: Memories by Yuppie Culture (2016)

Memories is the debut album by Chicago-area synthwave producer Yuppie Culture. It's a very romantic record, mining the same thematic territory as Timecop1983 and FM Attack, among others. Musically speaking, though, Memories sounds pretty unique--it's synthwave in form, sure, but with a sonic vocabulary that borders on chillwave. The result is like a soundtrack for that quiet evening in Malibu, listening to the tides go out with drink in hand as the sun sets over the Western horizon.

Bottom line: Memories is a warm, evocative record that grows on you with every listen.

[Support the artist and buy the album, only $4 on bandcamp!]