“Auto Radio” on vinyl now! Right now!

 

Here we are!
On sale now at Lipstick Crush Records my double vinyl “Auto Radio” including a digital version (completely re-mastered).
Two different colors, choose your favorite or grab them both 😉

Yellow like a pineapple* slice…

…or Blue/White marble, fresh like the Mediterranean sea.
US sales on Lipstick Crush Records
International sales coming soon through Playmaker.

Vinyl mastering: Dynatron
Digital mastering: Vincenzo Salvia
Artwork: George Gold

*pizza not available

Neon Vice Review: The Volkswagen of Death

If you’ve somehow managed not to hear about the MASSIVE Volkswagen scandal going on right now, here’s the TL;DR (that’s too long;didn’t read, for you non-redditors): the company or the board of directors—the details are shady at this point—lied extensively about the fuel emissions of their vehicles. We’re not talking little white lies. No. We’re talking their cars would have had a 0% chance of passing ANY countries vehicle emissions tests without the software Volkswagen installed to fudge the numbers.

You might be asking yourself, “what the hell does this post have to do with music? isn’t this a music blog?” Well, leave it to Italian synthwave artist Vincenzo Salvia to give us the opportunity for a bit of social commentary on our blog. Salvia’s new EP entitled The Volkswagen of Death channels the Halloween spirit into a dazzling synthwave creation. So what do these tracks actually have to do with the Volkswagen scandal? Well…nothing, but the names are pretty funny and you have to respect Mr. Salvia for poking fun at a pretty costly blunder by one of the biggest companies in Europe.

Without further ado, let’s get down to reviewing these tracks.

The Awakening of the 1982 Golf GTD

The opening track really starts the EP off in a dark way. The gritty bass that begins the track leads to some groovy polysynth melodies that culminate in an altogether pretty well put together tune. This track really has that analog feel that a lot of synthwave producers strive for but most end up falling short of.

Dieselgate

Salvia’s definitely not shying away from getting to the heart of the controversy. Every good scandal needs a proper -gate name and I think Dieselgate is pretty fitting. This track really reminded me of the soundtrack of the original Halloween movie. Something about the synths Salvia uses just scream 80s horror to me. The drums don’t really do much for me, but they do glue the track together nicely and compliment the rhythm of the track. Where this track excels is in the synth melodies and as a lover of all things synthy (if that wasn’t a word, it is now) Dieselgate really speaks to me.

Passat Murder

The final track of the EP begins with a pretty creepy little arp melody, complimented by some luscious pads and a standard four on the floor type kick-snare pattern. Don’t let the simplicity of the first minute of this track fool you though, it really starts to shine in the latter part of the song. When that funky lead synth kicks in a little after the 1:00 mark this track evolves into a groovy retrosynth funk masterpiece. Passat Murder is definitely my favorite track on the EP.

Final Thoughts

All in all, Vincenzo Salvia’s new The Volkswagen of Death is another great release from an ultra-talented producer. Pick it up on Bandcamp and tell your friends.

Original article here

Talent Radar! Eccomi su Rocklab!

“Il problema di chi si cimenta oggi in ciò che chiamiamo italo disco, retro wave, outrun etc. credo sia l’autoironia. Quando è poca si prova un inevitabile imbarazzo e quando è troppa si fatica a prendere la cosa un briciolo sul serio. Vincenzo Salvia (produttore anche di cose meno italo) sa camminare sul filo come nessun altro e ci passeggia con l’equilibrio di chi quel filo non lo fa manco scorgere. E poi, se ancora non bastasse, arriva il ritornello di Domenica e fine dei giochi. L’italico cantare, il vocabolario, le immagini e ho di nuovo sette anni. Non necessariamente sette anni nell’82, anche se la cosa avrebbe tutta la sua logica. Diciamo, sette anni senza un tempo, con la vita tutta più in là ma anche tutta lì in quella partita sulla spiaggia. Che poi magari segno  e faccio la corsa di Tardelli.”
(Marco Bachini)

Original link here

Summer love sometimes comes back… one year later!

“Summer Love …one year later” EP + Dreamakes Compilation vol. 2 with 10+2 remixes by fantastic artists of the synthwave scene!

“We often come back to the same beach we were one year ago, and this is what the EP tells. Two tracks are strongly linked together: the one with my vocals describes the return of the protagonist at the seaside one year later, he is waiting for his lover but can’t find her there, he remembers when they played on the sand with their Polaroids, and then he leaves the sea to go back home. The other track is with female vocals (Giusi Telesca) and it is the parallel view from the girl life, she leaves her apartment to go back to the sea and meet her lover, but something goes wrong and her car stops on the road. This is the reason the man couldn’t find her at their appointment. But there is a twist: the two stories cross together now, and while the man is coming back home, he finds the girl hitch-hiking on the road. And the love story continues.” (From NeonVice interview)

The EP is an innovative Italo Disco album with Italian vocals by Giusi Telesca and me, plus a re-interpretation of the original “Summer Love” track (2013) feat. Chrissy Valentine, plus a happy ending/icecream party track.
Released on Telefuture / artwork and photos by me


The Compilation features amazing and creative remixes by Shio-Z, A space love adventure, Apollo Zapp, OGRE, Photosynthesi, Plaisance, Ravenholm, Farfletched, Phaserland, Botnit and Mooginizer!
Artwork by OverGlow