Introducing the swirling, new-wave world of Analogue Sunset
His new single, Dressed To Kill, is a fever dream.
Analogue Sunset is a Melbourne-based producer who loves film as much as music, and his latest single, Dressed To Kill, blends elements of new-wave with a cinematic vibe that we found pretty irresistible. Mixed and masted by Guy Louis (Aeora, RKDA, Yollks), it's a driving jam drenched in synths and the kind of monotone vocals that definitely evokes some Ian Curtis vibes. Take a listen, and get to know the fella a bit better, below:
Tell us about about yourself?
I'm a Film & Television student in Melbourne. A few years ago I worked out the basics of Garageband, which kickstarted a whole new passion for me. I usually become obsessed with things for a few months at a time and then move onto something new. I think music and film are the main two that have stayed with me. Apologies to all my assumedly dead Nintendogs and Tamagotchis.
What kinda music are we talking?
I would say that my music is usually dark electronic type stuff. I find this question hard, because I feel like it changes all the time. It usually has some sort of cinematic quality to it though.
I usually start with some sort of space or feeling that I want to conjure up and then I mess around on the keyboard until I find a melody that fits that. After that I just keep adding layers until it feels ready. A lot of the process for me is really just playing around and seeing what fits.
Can you tell us about your new single, Dressed To Kill?
It's got a whole bunch of synths, a propulsive beat and a somewhat retro sound. I wanted to make something that reminded me of some kind of dark underground club. I wanted to bring up images of smoke and leather and grime and kind of being caught up in a particular moment, feeling like it will last forever.
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
At the moment I'm working on my graduating film for University. In between that I'm going to be writing more music/a few film soundtracks here and there. Hopefully a nice holiday at some point.
Where can we hear more of your music?