Vispa steps back in time for retro synth-esque ‘Cosmic Force’

Dance, Disco/Techno, Electronica, Synth-Pop

It’s not often that you get to hear music coming from Iran, but it’s a refreshing change to see what’s happening musically in other parts of the world as electronic artist, Vispa, drops his retro-infused dance track, ‘Cosmic Force’.

You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that ‘Cosmic Force’ is straight out of an 80s video game with its pulsating drum beat, resonating synths and sense of tension building. But this is perhaps the best part of Vispa’s music; his ability to draw on style of old and bring them into the modern day.

Not only this, but there’s certainly a dance factor to his music, made all the better with the expertly timed drops and changes in instrumentation throughout the track.

However, much like ‘Cosmic Force’ is a true space-explorer of a track, Vispa is an explorer of music himself, constantly experimenting with genre and sound to gain more ideas for his new material.

Categorising his sound under the sub-genres of ‘synth-pop’, ‘space music’ and ‘electro-orchestral’, Vispa finds inspiration from all over the musical world, taking influence from other notable artists such as classical legend Hans Zimmer, Tangerine Dream, Depeche Mode and synth icons, The Pet Shop Boys.

 

Links

https://www.facebook.com/Vispamusic/

https://twitter.com/Vispamusic

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWmghhgeg1p6gBxIgyF3hFg

https://www.instagram.com/vispamusic/ 

INJIN Releases ‘Tennessee’

Alternative, Folk, Rock

INJIN is clearly no stranger to the world of rock’n’roll, having performed in a number of bands and rubbed shoulders with the likes of Santana’s band and even Jimi Hendrix’s drummer. Using this experience that he has accumulated over the years, the talented songwriter is back with his own work and the new track, ‘Tennessee’.

Chanelling an 80s synth-rock style for ‘Tennesseee’, INJIN is reigniting a retro sound for the modern day which is sure to appeal to a wide audience. A difficult childhood has influenced his songwriting in a big way which aims to diverge from the ‘conveyor belt’ material that is constantly churned out in the music industry.

The track is accompanied by a visually stunning and picturesque video, featuring INJIN himself wandering the landscape of the countryside, seemingly in search of something, but what exactly is not clear.

During his youth, at the age of around 7, INJIN mysteriously stopped growing which led to some difficult formative years for him. Fortunately, he was one of a select few chosen for ground breaking treatment that managed to cure him. 

INJIN’s difficult past gave him the knowledge and experience he needed and he soon grew in confidence to push musical boundaries by re-arranging songs from the likes of Pink Floyd, Ten Years After and Deep Purple with his cover band Ruby Spoon. I N J I N took the name Ruby Spoon to America where he began to embrace the rock lifestyle and his powerful vocals helped him gain a strong following.

INJIN is a believer that music has lost that personal touch that it once had, so his aim with ‘Tennessee’ was to bring back the emotive edge, using forgotten instruments that blend beautifully with his raw vocals. Exploring different moods with a late 1800, early 1900s sound, I N J I N’s music has a mystical haunting sound, marrying pacific wind instruments with electric guitars.

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Links:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOGESmecNfwnIsyXiJFIwxw

https://soundcloud.com/user-474221544

https://twitter.com/injinrogerjames

http://www.injin.co.uk/