Time passes, styles change and electronic music is no different. With the vast advances in technology in the past 20 years that have significantly moved along the creation of electronic music, it has a completely different sound to what it did back in the 80s: the prime time of electro-synth.
Yet Iranian artist Vispa, along with his throwback aesthetic and approach to creating music, is bringing back that classic 80s synth sound in his latest single ‘Cosmic Force’.
Dramatic, orchestral sounding synthy string sections provide a bass for the track, inspired by the likes of Jean Michael Jarre, Vangelis and Kitaro. Vispa appears to be a master in layering and texture, placing an intantly memorable lead over the top of this.
The beat pulsates in steady rhythm, building a sense of tension in conjunction with the key change. As a result, it’s not hard to imagine Vispa’s music working perfectly as the soundtrack for a film or TV series. For a long without lyrics, he certainly succeeds in telling a story through his cleverly considered structuring and breakdowns.
With a strong interest in astronomy and space, the talented producer is clearly influenced by this, which is evident from the spacey, otherwordly sound that he employs.
Well worth a listen if you’re a retro-music lover!