TV World (Rerun) Synthpop Fashion Invasion This review was commissioned through Ko-fi. However, it bears no weight on the score or decision. All reviews are written from an unbiased standpoint. Fashion Invasion is the name of synthpop / synthwave enthusiast Bryan Galvez's music project. Formed in 2008 and raised in the 80s, Bryan seeks to bring his suburbia childhood to life, reminiscing the many times he rode bikes with his friends, played video games, watching Star Wars, and listening to music. Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Nick Rhodes, and Dave Stewart were just a few of the names Galvez idolized during childhood and even into adulthood. He created the project however as he was dissatisfied with the current popular music scene. 'TV World (Rerun)' is his latest single under this project. Though it retains the sound of synthpop and synthwave, the sound is rather dull and mundane for the genres he's tackling. TV World (Rerun) by Fashion InvasionOne of the major issues I have with 'TV World (Rerun)' is the vocals. I'm not trying to sound harsh or make it sound like a joke, but Fashion Invasion's vocals sounds like a discount version of Daft Punk. They aren't that good, have a similar robotic feel to them, and don't blend with the beat that well. They're more on the forefront doing their own thing rather than trying to match the beat. Now, the other issue I take with 'TV World (Rerun)' is the fact that the beat and rhythm isn't necessarily unique or interesting. It is fun, to say the very least, but the bouncy synthpop beats aren't anything revolutionary or new to the genre. The bright synths in the background evoke the 80s through a synthwave template. But what Fashion Invasion lacks in this song is soul. I feel as if this song is very cookie cutter and doesn't offer a whole lot.  250
Brutal Resonance

Fashion Invasion - TV World (Rerun)

4.0
"Bad"
Released off label 2022
This review was commissioned through Ko-fi. However, it bears no weight on the score or decision. All reviews are written from an unbiased standpoint. 

Fashion Invasion is the name of synthpop / synthwave enthusiast Bryan Galvez's music project. Formed in 2008 and raised in the 80s, Bryan seeks to bring his suburbia childhood to life, reminiscing the many times he rode bikes with his friends, played video games, watching Star Wars, and listening to music. Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Nick Rhodes, and Dave Stewart were just a few of the names Galvez idolized during childhood and even into adulthood. He created the project however as he was dissatisfied with the current popular music scene. 'TV World (Rerun)' is his latest single under this project. Though it retains the sound of synthpop and synthwave, the sound is rather dull and mundane for the genres he's tackling. 



One of the major issues I have with 'TV World (Rerun)' is the vocals. I'm not trying to sound harsh or make it sound like a joke, but Fashion Invasion's vocals sounds like a discount version of Daft Punk. They aren't that good, have a similar robotic feel to them, and don't blend with the beat that well. They're more on the forefront doing their own thing rather than trying to match the beat. Now, the other issue I take with 'TV World (Rerun)' is the fact that the beat and rhythm isn't necessarily unique or interesting. It is fun, to say the very least, but the bouncy synthpop beats aren't anything revolutionary or new to the genre. The bright synths in the background evoke the 80s through a synthwave template. But what Fashion Invasion lacks in this song is soul. I feel as if this song is very cookie cutter and doesn't offer a whole lot. 
May 09 2022

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

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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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