RTN006 – Boreal Network – DOS Image

Following her awesome work on the collaboration with GABRIEL, Nicole Johnson of Boreal Network follows up with this offering, a full-length release which is captivating from start to finish. Dos Image is tinged with the distant blips, beeps and whirs echoing around the arcades of yesteryear, conjuring up majestically fuzzy and warm imagery.

Nicole’s fascination with educational PC game diskettes and the vast landscapes of Minnesota really shine through – both natural and synthetic textures are explored here, combining perfectly for your listening pleasure.

Grab this album right now for free download, don’t miss out!

Boreal Network Interviewed On MCP 9000 Podcast

The excellent MCP 9000 podcast has featured a very interesting and informative interview with Nicole Johnson of Boreal Network on its most recent show. Nicole answers questions such as what equipment she uses and what inspires her, and the questions are asked in the style of the Master Control Program from Tron…how awesome is that?!

Grab the podcast here and be sure to check out www.mcp9000.com!

RTN005 – GABRIEL – Roads We Travel

GABRIEL is no stranger to the online musical underground with numerous great quality digital releases and remixes under his belt, along with his work on The Whisper Foundation. Well, at last Retronym are very proud to present his much anticipated and long awaited first full length LP release, Roads We Travel.

GABRIEL’s beautifully organic sound provides the perfect soundtrack to the unique path of life each individual follows, and also features fantastic collaborations with Norwegian experimental artist Orange Crush.

Roads We Travel marks our second hard copy release here at Retronym and carries no less than fourteen tracks made up of picks from the digital release, along with new exclusive tracks and pristine quality versions of GABRIEL’s tracks featured on The Motion Range EP. Supplied on compact disc in all their high quality audio glory, lovingly packaged and uniquely numbered in a tasty slimline jewel case for your listening pleasure.

As always, the album is available for free download in mp3 format but do remember that the CD comes with tracks unavailable elsewhere, and is a great way to own everything GABRIEL produced last year – so show some love, head over to our shop and add Roads We Travel to your collection, you’ll be glad you did! Limited to 50 copies.

RTN004 – 91plus – Sunsetter EP

The beautifully crafted Sunsetter EP from 17 year old Californian downtempo artist Will Hitz, AKA 91plus, marks his debut release here at Retronym. His skillful production allows the emotions of the listener to intertwine and become one with the delicate rhythms and textures, creating a lush landscape of hazy skies and smooth, floating melodies.

Featuring equally amazing guest remixes from both 2% and GABRIEL, along with mastering by Simon Cookson (AKA Cilocub) this collection has left us eagerly awaiting more from this talented young producer.

Available for free download in high quality mp3 format.

Brand New Retro Featured On OverClocked ReMix

Here’s one for retro gamers! Brand New Retro recently had his remix of the Final Fantasy VI track ‘The Serpent Trench’ accepted on the worlds biggest game soundtrack remix site, OverClocked ReMix. Brand New Retro describes the remix:

“As I have particularly nostalgic memories of this track, I wanted to create a version that sounded a bit distant and hazy, like a past memory. I attempted to achieve this by recording some of the synth melodies to old analogue tape, giving a slightly warbled, aged effect. I’d like to think this track evokes nostlagic childhood memories of playing this wonderful game.”

Judges decisions were quite split, some perhaps thinking it a little too avant-garde. However, the majority could appreciate its intent.

The full remix, titled This Hazy Place, can be downloaded here.

RTN003 – Boreal Network & GABRIEL – The Motion Range EP

Boreal Network and GABRIEL team up to produce this awesome split EP. The two artists blend perfectly to create a cocktail of the organic and the mechanical across eight alternating tracks. Expect smooth nostalgic synths and lush melodies to blissfully drift along to.

The full EP is available for free download at 192kbit/s mp3 format. Lossless versions of GABRIEL’s tracks will feature on his soon to be released hard copy edition of Roads We Travel.

RTN002 – Hills West – Individualism

Produced between 2003 and 2004, the fantastic Individualism by Hills West has finally been given a much deserved home here at Retronym. Laced with hypnotic melodies, this music is perfect for evoking those distant memories whilst walking through the park awash with autumnal colours below a hazy evening sky.

The new artwork is provided by Lee Ackerley specifically for this Retronym reissue to reflect the rebirth of both this classic along with Retronym itself; however the original artwork is still up on the release page for those who want to grab it.

Available for free download in high quality mp3 format.

RTN001 – Cilocub – March Febrile EP

This EP from Manchester-based artist Cilocub marks our debut audio release with his fantastic record, March Febrile. A beautiful piece comprised of six tracks full of analog warmth, haunting pianos, organic percussion, twisted guitars and warbling voices akin to Boards of Canada and Bibio.

Everything comes together to evoke distant childhood memories of cold Autumn mornings in the park, stirring up emotions and creating a wonderful reflective mood that lets you drift away and remember how good things once were.

This record is available for download completely free in 192 kbit/s mp3 format, and is also available in our shop for purchase on CD in a very limited edition run of 100 copies.