Alone 1980 : Vol. 1-3

Alone 1980 captures a certain kind of horror claustrophobia in their music. The Sweden-based imagined soundtrack provocateur builds sonic nightmares with vintage equipment, retro vibes, and a sense that you’ve stepped into some long lost video nasty on late night cable TV in the early 80s. Though the music varies from sweat-inducing panic to almost […]

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Alone 1980 : Lost Cues II

Whilst in the midst of being down and out with Covid-19 back in November I watched a lot of movies. It was a great way to pass the time and took my mind off of feeling terrible. One of the movies I watched was Nobuhiko Obayashi’s House from 1977. It was one of those movies […]

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Alone 1980 : Night Lights

The latest from Sweden’s Alone 1980 isn’t short on dread and Gothic doom. It seems to dig into the macabre and things that go bump in the night in a visceral and melancholy way. Given what we saw in the US just last week in the nation’s capital, I think this is the soundtrack we […]

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Alone 1980 : The Unknown

A new album from Sweden’s Alone 1980 is always something to look forward to. The imagined soundtrack/heavy synth one-man project digs deep into the woozy sounds and shadowy worlds of old school VHS horror. Those b-movies you’d find on the back wall of the video store in the mid-80s. The schlocky sci-fi, the blood-drenched splatter […]

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Alone 1980 : Humanity

Alone 1980 is the mysterious musical project from Sweden that gives us imagined soundtracks to horror and science fictions films that never existed. Well, except for in the mind of their creator. For the past two years a prolific amount of music has come from Alone 1980, and all of it engaging and hypnotic. You […]

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Alone 1980 : Voyage

The Swedish heavy synth project Alone 1980 has released an impressive collection of instrumental/horror soundtrack-inspired albums in the course of just a little over a year. One EP and six full-length albums filled with analog dread and giallo-heavy vibes since August 2018 means Alone 1980 has plenty to say. On Alone 1980s latest release, the […]

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Alone 1980 : Beyond

Alone 1980 works in the realm of the classic horror synth soundtrack. It’s not necessarily a new thing, the imagined soundtrack. But in order to do it right and keep someone like me engaged you have to commit fully. If you’re going to make sickly, claustrophobic songs that could fit right into a trashy, B-movie […]

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