Repeated Viewing - Street Force
Though they describe their self as horror inspired synthwave/soundtrack music, I think that Repeated Viewing has struck a new cord with their latest album Street Force. With the click of the play button above, I think any fan of 80s based synthwave and other throwback music will find themselves in a flick that recalls brutal revenge or at least a good cop gone rogue in the big city whilst their superiors try to pull them back. But that's the exact magic that allows Street Force to gain quite an audience; it's a soundtrack made for an unscripted and unmade film (like a lot of releases under the Giallo Disco Records label). These are the albums that I love: ones where you not only enjoy the tunes that play in your head but also allow you to create your very own story as you go through the album.
The first song on the album 'Family' features the field recordings of children playing at a park alongside a piano ballad and some light ambiance. It's gleeful, and almost plays out like a remembrance of former events. A jazzy sort of beat takes over at the one minute mark, but the final moments of the song contain an ominous sound.
While most of the album pertains to synthwave/soundtrack, lo-fi VHS styled sounds, it's still a joyous eleven track album that should be listened to at least once for any fan of this genre. Standout tracks include 'Hussein the Killer' which combines electric guitar with thrilling music, as well as 'Attack Stance' for sounding like a song that would go well with any on-foot-to-car-chase sequence in a gritty, bloody action flick.
The fourth track on the album 'Night Loving' is slow paced and very well written. While I can't imagine personally making love to this song, I would at least appreciate it being played to a hot, sexy couple getting it on in a film. And, perhaps my favorite song on the album would be the disco influenced 'Dance Chat'. The beats rings out a creepy essence, and it's low quality sound fit perfectly with the overall theme of Street Force.
Again, this is Giallo Disco Records doing what they do best; they go out, find musicians and producers who can create music for films that aren't actually real, and turn out their tunes. While I have never heard of Repeated Viewing before, they have landed on my radar and I wish to explore the rest of their discography when I have the time. But, for now, enjoy the music and see what story you can come up with.
Jul 19 2016
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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