Friday, April 15, 2016

NERD MUSIC Weekend Mixtape: Grimes plus Retrowave

This week's mixtape is mostly retrowave/synthwave, but starts with an artist, Grimes, who's decidedly progressive take on electronic music puts her at odds with the retrowave aesthetic. (If you haven't heard Art Angels, then go listen to it now. It's not an easy record by any means, but it's also one of the few pieces of music I've come across in the past few years that really feels forward-thinking. I love me some retro nostalgia, but there's something special about breaking new ground.) The mixtape then moves on to some great synthwave tracks--ranging from the summer-y to the dark and foreboding. Enjoy!