Hi, I'm Valerio from Italy.
I make synthwave music as N E O N T E N I C .
Label: Timeslave Records
Genre: synthwave, darkwave, cyberpunk
Hometown: Milan, Italy
Influences: Nine Inch Nails, Gary Numan, Gunship, Mitch Murder
NEON PRINCE (2020)
Released December 4th 2020.
It will be released in 2021 on Synthetix Records, the new sub-label coming from Retrosynth Records.
Transparent vinyls are actually available.
It has 10 tracks full of analog synths and drum machines.
This album has strong synthwave and cyberpunk influences. It's inspired by my trip to Japan in 2019.
It's set in a near future, and tells of a photographer, Kazuhiko, who lives in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
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 June 5th 2020 on cassette on Timeslave Records timeslaves.bandcamp.com/album/synthmonster
They were sold out in 16 hours.
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 120000+ plays on Spotify in the first week after release.
Made with love with analog synthesizers.
Listen to it HERE.
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
"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
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 collaborated with a lot of musician in the scene, like Waveshaper, Dreamshore, Space Tourist.
I manage one of the biggest Instagram pages dedicated to the imaginary of synthwave and cyberpunk, with today more than 135K followers.