Nostalgia is defined as “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period or place in the past, typically with happy personal associations”, this is exactly what Fen Doi’s self-titled debut EP offers through its four themes: A generous portion of nostalgia triggered by the absurd amount of 80s’ Synthwave-and-Retrowave-inspired vibes spread all over the release.
Fen Doi is Neil Lauper, a Zurich-based producer and drummer devoted to exploring different shades of music. His approach to producing is shaped by his natural feel for rhythm and groove with a special fascination for somewhat pop-oriented melodies and the raw emotions they can trigger. In “Fen Doi” EP, you will have contact with all his music background and history translated into four interesting and well-crafted originals.
“Your Universe”, the track we were solicited to premiere, is a catchy and emotional retro-as-hell heater with emotional lyrics – that starts with a very considerate verse: “I want to know how you feel” – followed by a beautiful and melodic arpeggiated synth layer. The trippy pads and leads are also highlights worth to be mentioned. Great independent release here, peeps!
You can find (and buy) this and other music pearls on the Bandcamp page of the artist.
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