Album cover for Kids by The Midnight

I only became aware of the music genre known as retrowave or synthwave a few years ago, though I had been listening to examples of it for longer. In 2018 my appreciation for the genre deepened into love. This is music I jog to. This is music I write to. This is music that makes me nostalgic for the 1980s, but it also makes me question and critique that era. One musical act in particular is responsible for my current retrowave obsession: The Midnight.

I am only nine songs into my first listen to the new ATB album – Trilogy (iTunes link) – and it is already a favorite. “Renegade” alone deserves to be played over and over again. There is something about particular artists’ passion and creativity that hits me deep, often because I have trouble wrapping my […]

In May there was a series of specials called “The End” on CBC Newsworld about the end of traditional media. I finally got around to watching the first one about radio tonight, and found both a wealth of music options and, in my opinion, confirmation that terrestrial radio is dying a slow and agonizing death. […]