COMPUTRONIC’s release on Timeslaves Recordings has finally dropped. A stellar release of superb arcade-pop inspired synthwave. In it’s authentic fashion, this album is carrying you on a great cloud of dreams, with influences ranging from italo, chiptune and outrun.
Spiked with lots of skits and samples, this album carries a storyline of a competitive time at the arcade room. Ah, we all know playing videogames is super fun, and taking your date to the arcade is super exciting as you can battle with each other. However, the dating might be fun, this album truly sets the stage for some serious battleground.
The best part is, this isn’t just sampled from a movie, it’s all original content. Scripted and greatly executed by a team of cool dudes and dudettes. With guest appearances by Vampire Step-Dad, Powernerd Paddy, this is a winner takes all album of true arcade magic.
The main character ‘Rick Donald’ dates a girl, finds himself in battle with some serious competition and has final face-off in the grand finale ‘All or Nothing’… And well, who knows how it ends? You need to listen and find out for yourself, that’s way more fun than us spoiling it here.
Beautiful songs all over. A lot of vocals to accompany the music perfectly. Four tracks to be exact. Becky Starr Bird just takes it away in the swooping, roaring opening and title track ‘Even The Score’. A true romantic vibe is accentuated lovely by Vicky Harrison on ‘Love is Innocent’, a stellar first date style song. Vandal Moon’s vocals remind you of an authentic 80’s male voice like Depeche Mode or Spandau Ballet, channeling the young, confused teenager in ‘Running the Storm’. And finally, the hopeful lyrics on ‘Wishing’ are very melancholic and beautifully sung by Historiaster.
Check this awesome album out right now and quickly grab one of the limited cassettes, including the storyline, liner notes and awesome graphics. Timeslaves did a wonderful job once again and we highly recommend this great, original concept album. Get ready to ‘Even the Score’ enjoy this soundtrack to the arcade.