Rock music is always fun. When rock music is playing on the radio, blasting away in a movie soundtrack, or its in the recommended pages on YouTube, I’m always listening to classic rock, 90’s grunge, or even alternative stuff. As long as the guitar takes center-stage, and doesn’t detract from it. One artist has taken the idea of electric guitars being incorporated into synthwave and doing this astronomically well. His name is A Space Love Adventure. I’ve reference this guy’s artist name a few times in my reviews, and now its time to look at his debut release, the “Synth Punk EP”. Released on Sunlover Records (<3 these guys for life), it gained success and he followed it up with a Lovecraft themed EP, and is steadily working on his debut album. For now, this debut EP is all we need.
"Red Blaze" kicks this sucker off, and with good intentions mixed with bad ideas. Guns firing, buildings falling, streets burning ablaze, a city in ruin, and only one man can save it all. It's immensely awesome to listen to this, thank God I have long hair so I can just shake my head around and get right into the nitty gritty. I can definitely feel the inspirations behind this song, movies like Death Wish, Vigilante, or Ms. 45, it's just astounding the amount of dedication there is to a rock-based synth sound. "Avalanche 29" gets right back into the action, this song is just screaming 80's montage scene, maybe movies like License To Thrill, Aspen Extreme, or maybe Better Off Dead. It's indeed extreme, the guitar just pulsates through my brain and wires it into overdrive mode.
"Reign of the Outlaws" is the third track in the EP, and shows us a view of the city. Skyscrapers with broken windows and rooms ablaze, streets covered in abandoned cars and trash everywhere, gangs and rioters screaming and hollering, destroying the city and everything they can find. It's imagery is vivid enough to imagine this as a movie, it sounds a lot like Jimmy Page's soundtrack work from Death Wish 2 and 3. "Thunderchrome" is the final song, and is a clever play on words. It's a play on the titular Thunderdome from the apocalyptic classic Max Mad: Beyond Thunderdome, while also noting the chrome art style used in many 80's logos and paintings. It stays true to the 80's aesthetics while also playing up its history and culture, it never gets old listening to stuff like this. A Space Love Adventure, you'd better release that debut album, I need it in my life. Hopefully your track from the Outrun Europa comp "Death Wish" is on it. It'd be a shame if it wasn't.