Retro-Futuristic Music and Emotional Landscapes: The Story of ‘Looking For The Sound’

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Retro-futuristic music, emotional soundscapes, and synthwave vibes: these are the elements that make up the debut album of our duo, titled “Looking For The Sound“. Released in November 2021, this instrumental album is the result of our passion for electronic music and our desire to explore the possibilities of retro sounds. With every track dedicated to a different emotion, “Looking For The Sound” takes the listener on a journey through a range of feelings, from awe and uneasiness to hope and longing.

In this blog post, we’ll tell you the story behind the album, from its conception to its release, and share with you some insights into the creative process that brought it to life.

Exploring Retro-Futuristic Music

the album  combines elements of past musical styles with futuristic sounds and production techniques, creating a unique and often nostalgic listening experience. It draws inspiration from genres such as new wave, and electronic music of the ’80s and ’90s, while also incorporating modern production techniques and technology.

“Looking For The Sound” fits perfectly into this genre, as it was created with the goal of exploring the possibilities of retro sounds in a modern context. The album’s tracks are built around vintage synth sounds, pulsing basslines, and soaring melodies, creating a sound that is both nostalgic and forward-thinking.

Some standout tracks from the album that showcase the retro-futuristic sound include “Space Voyager” with its evolving leads, and “Synthetic Dreams,” which features lush and warm pulsating pads and dreamy vocals. “The Storm,” with its eerie emotion and tense atmosphere, is also a standout track that perfectly captures the sensation of uneasiness we wanted this specific track to convey.

By creating an album that explores the possibilities of retro-futuristic music, “Looking For The Sound” offers a unique and immersive listening experience that is both nostalgic and modern.

Creating Emotional Soundscapes

“Looking For The Sound” is more than just an album; it’s a journey through a range of human emotions. To achieve this goal, we did our best to create what is known as an emotional soundscape.

An emotional soundscape is a musical composition that is designed to evoke a specific mood or emotion in the listener. It’s not just about the notes and melodies; it’s about the texture, tone, and atmosphere of the music as well. “Looking For The Sound” takes this concept to the next level, as each track is dedicated to exploring a different emotion.

From the awe-inspiring “The Storm” to the reflective “Synthetic Dreams,” each track on the album is designed to evoke a particular emotion in the listener. By using a combination of retro-futuristic sounds and atmospheric textures, we created a musical landscape that transports the listener to a different emotional state.

The album was designed with the intention of exploring a range of human emotions through music. It’s not just about making catchy tunes or showcasing technical skills; it’s about connecting with the listener on an emotional level

“The Storm,” is a favourite of listeners,which combines a sense of awe and uneasiness.

We hope that with “Looking For The Sound” we managed our goal of taking you on a journey through a range of human emotions, making it a unique and captivating listening experience.

Synthwave and the Debut Album

The synthwave genre has been gaining popularity in recent years, with its distinctive retro-futuristic sound and heavy use of synthesizers. In this section, we’ll take a closer look at how “Looking For The Sound” fits into this genre and explore the journey in creating our debut album.

Firstly, let’s define what synthwave music is. Synthwave is a genre of electronic music that draws inspiration from the soundtracks of 1980s films and video games. It often features heavy use of synthesizers, drum machines, and other electronic instruments to create a nostalgic, futuristic sound. The genre has evolved over time, with different sub-genres and variations emerging, but at its core, it remains an ode to the 80s and the advent of electronic music.

“Looking For The Sound” represents our very first effort in creating electronic music, and the influence of synthwave is evident in their sound. The album incorporates elements of the genre while also exploring new sonic territories. The use of synthesizers and other electronic instruments is prominent throughout the album, creating a retro-futuristic sound that we hope is to your liking.

Reflecting on the challenges and triumphs of creating a debut album, knowing the premises of being a very first production, we are satisfied with the final product. Despite the lack of experience and production skills, we managed to overcome our fear of rejection and put out what was our best effort at the time. The process of creating the album was a learning experience, and we are proud of what we were able to accomplish.

“Looking For The Sound” represents a successful fusion of retro-futuristic sounds, emotional landscapes, and synthwave vibes that creates a pretty solid first step for the eLxAr Project. We hope that the album serves as a testament to our creativity and willingness to explore new musical territories.

Overcoming Fear and Exploring Possibilities

“Looking For The Sound” is not only an exploration of retro-futuristic music and emotional soundscapes but also a reflection of our personal journey as musicians. As a debut album, it was a significant milestone for us as, and it represents our first effort in creating electronic music, inspired by the synthwave genre.

One of the main challenges we faced during the production process was overcoming our fear of rejection. We wanted to put out our best effort and create something that we could be proud of, even if it meant being vulnerable to criticism. The process was a learning experience, and we experimented with different sounds and techniques to achieve the emotional landscapes we had envisioned.

“Looking For The Sound” was a first step in our musical journey, and it holds a special place in our hearts as a testament to our growth and development as musicians. It has inspired us to continue exploring new possibilities and challenging ourselves creatively.

We encourage you to listen to the album and join us on our journey of exploring retro-futuristic sounds and emotional landscapes. Your support means the world to us as we continue to overcome bundaries, improve with every production, and push ourselves to new heights. Thank you for being a part of this experience with us.

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In this blog post, we’ve explored our debut album “Looking For The Sound” and its unique blend of retro-futuristic music, emotional soundscapes, and synthwave vibes. We’ve discussed how the album was designed to evoke a range of emotions through its distinct sound, and how we overcame our fears to create a debut album that represents our first step in the world of electronic music.

Throughout our discussion, we’ve highlighted standout tracks that showcase the band’s musical talent and exploration of different emotions. We hope this post has piqued your interest in the album and encouraged you to give it a listen.

In conclusion, “Looking For The Sound” is not just an album, but a journey through sound and emotion. We encourage you to share your thoughts and feelings about the album in the comments section below, and to support us as we continue to explore the possibilities of music. Thank you for joining us on this journey into the world of retro-futuristic music and emotional soundscapes.