D A R K D R I V E
2st single from upcoming ULTRAWAVE album. Dirty bass, slapping snares, all included in the new chapter of the dystopia.
Full album to be released on Timeslave Recordings on December 17th on minidiscs, cassettes and then vinyl.
In my new album ULTRAWAVE I tried to keep my signature sound, but filled with steroids. I tried to push synthwave music to an "ultra" version.
The album is produced by La Fucina Studio - Italy.
Cover art by Kenzo Art.
My musical journey took me to an even more distant, obscure dimension, in a future where man's survival is put to the test by an empire made up of machines that has taken total control of the planet.
A small faction of rebels is trying to resist, to isolate themselves from the millions of eyes that are looking for them to eradicate them under a darkened purple sky.
NEON PRINCE (2020)
Released December 4th 2020, Neon Prince has strong synthwave and cyberpunk influences. It's inspired by my trip to Japan in 2019.
Self released on clear vinyl, 200 copies.
Released on clear vinyl and tape cassettes by Timeslave Records https://timeslaves.bandcamp.com/album/neon-prince
This album is set in Tokyo of 2085, and tells of a photographer, Kazuhiko, who lives in Shinjuku.
He is passionate about neon lights, dark atmospheres, he dreams of capturing the perfect light in the night.
He will discover an extraordinary power that will lead him in a solitary space adventure.
Listen to it HERE.
Released November 1st 2019, it's my synthwave debut album.
Released on purple vinyl and tape cassette on Timeslave Records timeslaves.bandcamp.com/album/synthmonster
(Actually sold out).
The album is the soundtrack for a sick 80s Outrun themed ebook, settled in Los Angeles of 2084. Each track is a chapter in the story.
It's available to read for free here: neontenic.com/synthmonster
It reached 100000+ plays on Spotify in the first week after release.
Made with love with analog synthesizers.
Listen to it HERE.
"Set Me Free cleverly uses classic elements and transforms them into something fresh and new..." Electrozombies
Neon Prince: included in best 2020 albums on Impatto Sonoro editors choices (Italian)
Synthmonster: 2° best debut album of 2019 on Retrowave Touch, one of the greatest synthwave communities
"Neontenic's "Synthmonster" is a blazing and brilliant album among the synthwave community. From a no-name producer comes this phenomenally produced album with extremely well produced content and addicting beats..." - Brutal Resonance
Video interview for ZeroLink Podcast, London
Video interview for Synthwavemania about Neon Prince
"Neontenic is up to his usual synthetic shenanigans with cranking basslines, warping lines meant for the future, and an overall crisp production. This four-on-the-floor cyber dance track is heightened due to Neontenic's collaboration with guest vocalist Lisa Kant". Steven Gullotta on Set Me Free
"An exciting outrun album with thick synthesizer sounds..." Interview for Synthwavefan.nl
"This was quite a shocking release to me when it came out." Included in best 15 albums of 2019 by Brutal Resonance
"I love the vibe of this album. It´s kind of dark but very melodic and emotional..." Interview for Sander Mebus on Neon Prince
Video Interview for Static Realms w/Rei Kennex
I started playing the piano when I was 6. After 15 years of study and several concerts as a solo pianist and composer, I discovered synthesizers and electronic music.
My first electronic projects date back to 2008.
In all these years I have participated and played live at hundreds of events throughout Italy.
In 2018 I decided to dedicate myself totally to synthwave music and to take on the new Neontenic identity.
I manage one of the biggest Instagram pages dedicated to the imaginary of synthwave and cyberpunk, with today more than 139K followers.
I love creating remixes; my last one for Waveshaper won the 3rd price in the contest.