Blade Runner forecast for the year 2019. In the live setting, he will be augmented by a live drummer and guitarist to add a hard-driving rock feel to his work. Orange County duo Dance With the Dead mix similar musical DNA strains within their own synth-laden work, but have a more ominous John Carpenter–/Goblin-inspired horror-movie spin to their scores, as heard most recently on last year’s The Shape.
Retrowave, synthwave, darkwave — whatever hot subgenre title you want to assign to the new movement of synthesizer-driven instrumental bands that are cranking out music inspired by the Giorgio Moroder–inspired movie soundtracks of the 1980s, these two acts are in the upper tier. In the studio, French act Carpenter Brut has been a one-man force since 2012, so far composing a trilogy of EPs consisting of haunting soundscapes that conjure up visions of what