“No Camping Here”, my Halloween 2018 track is out now!


Well, I’m back on time in this period of the year with my Halloween track.
This time no pizza and no other foods are involved in this concept; this is a classic evergreen horror concept.
You know those guys who like to camp somewhere in the deep woods and something weird happens… and you know how that story ends already, the blondie (there’s always a blondie) is the first one to be killed, and step by step our group loses a character at a time, until only the last couple survives for some silly reasons because they apparently become brave and experienced serial killers.
You’ve seen this scenes hundred times but you will never get bored, be honest.
“No Camping Here” is out on Bandcamp and all the main digital stores for download and streaming.
Thanks for supporting!

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“Auto Radio” vinyls on HHV Store!

I’m excited to announce that “Auto Radio” vinyls are also available for pre-order on HHV.de Store!
Double vinyl in two different colors: Yellow or Blue/White Marble.
Includes a digital download.

Order here

Vinyl mastering: Jeppe Hasseriis
Digital mastering: Vincenzo Salvia
Artwork: George Gold
Vinyl press: Lipstick Crush Records

 

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International sales are LIVE NOW! Grab “Auto Radio” double vinyl!

Here we are!
Grab “Auto Radio” double vinyl in two different colors: yellow or blue/white marble.
Cheap global shipping and digital download included (I’ve completely re-mixed and re-mastered it):

Buy at Lipstick Crush Records

 

 

 

 

 

Originally released in the summer of 2013, Vincenzo Salvia’s full-length debut, Auto Radio, marries classic Italo disco elements with more modern electronic sounds and is truly a masterwork of the synthwave genre. A concept album realized as fictional radio broadcast from 1985, Auto Radio takes you on an imaginary journey through Italy – along the Amalfi Coast, through the busy streets of Milan, and into the lovely Italian countryside.  But more importantly, the album takes you on a very real aural journey through the wonderful sounds of Italo disco’s golden age. Soaring melodies and rolling bass lines transport you to another time and place. But remember, nothing stays the same…

Just as the Eighties came to a close, so too did the popularity of Italo disco, as the country embraced the much different sounds of new wave, Eurobeat, and house music.  Fortunately, you can now relive that glorious decade and the wonder and beauty of great Italo disco music, with a modern twist.  Lipstick Crush Records is proud to present Vincenzo Salvia’s Auto Radio, for the first time ever on double vinyl – in two colorways (golden yellow and blue and white marble) – with redesigned artwork by George Gold (Nightcrawler) and mastered specifically for vinyl by Jeppe Hasseriis (Dynatron).  So grab your suitcase in the night, hop in the car, and just drive.  You’re tuned in to Auto Radio and the possibilities are infinite.  Lie on the beach of Rimini.  Watch the sunset from Maratea.  Enjoy every moment of your travels – but be sure to grab a postcard to remember them by, because holidays are not forever.

Ships within 7-10 business days.

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“Auto Radio” on vinyl now! Right now!

 

Here we are!
On sale now at Lipstick Crush Records my double vinyl “Auto Radio” including a digital version (completely re-mastered).
Two different colors, choose your favorite or grab them both 😉

Yellow like a pineapple* slice…

…or Blue/White marble, fresh like the Mediterranean sea.
US sales on Lipstick Crush Records
International sales coming soon through Playmaker.

Vinyl mastering: Dynatron
Digital mastering: Vincenzo Salvia
Artwork: George Gold

*pizza not available

L’11 Luglio si suona!

Ebbene si, rieccomi a suonare in giro per il mondo.
11 Luglio 2018 al Parco Tittoni a Desio (MB): “Dada Tittoni – Arts, performing & more”.
Ci sarà anche un po’ di vapor con tuna display e l’evento è ad ingresso libero quindi niente scuse.

Un abbraccione alla Tataki Records che ha organizzato tutto.

Per maggiori informazioni date un’occhiata direttamente qui al link Facebook dell’evento: https://www.facebook.com/events/267463667335934/

“Weekend” reviewed by Iron Skullet: 85 on 100!

While the weather is getting hotter and hotter, it seems people are enjoying more and more my latest album “Weekend”. Truly outrun inspired, it recently got an amazing review by the great Iron Skullet. Let’s read it together:

It’s been awhile since the world was blessed with a full album from Italian synthwave master Vincenzo Salvia, though there are more than enough melodic gems on Weekend to make it worth the wait. Long-time fans will notice immediately that the latest recording has a very different flavor from the excellent Auto Radio as well as EPs like Atlantis and Chromelove. This time around, Salvia’s songwriting style is brighter and more optimistic, and where previous efforts felt like an organic hybrid of vintage Italo disco and the modern sounds of synthwaveWeekend has taken a large step into more personal and unique territory. The result is a collection of hook-heavy pieces that combine classic synthpop and video game soundtracks with synthwave and a host of smaller elements, all peppered with Salvia’s highly detailed compositional style and wrapped up in an irresistibly lighthearted groove.

Weekend opens smoothly on the laid-back, sunny style of “Coastline Breakfast,” which feels like the musical equivalent of cool air on an early summer morning. Salvia’s elaborate and melodic creative approach is on display immediately as he layers one new element over the last, expertly building up through the extended intro until unveiling the track’s gorgeous primary melody. The continuous shifting of counter-melodies creates a nuanced and dynamic piece with several gratifying moments, and it showcases Salvia’s mastery over the elusive art of memorable songwriting. Deep, succinct bass tones anchor the composition while the numerous other components advance and withdraw for a captivating piece that stands up to repeated listens.

Vincenzo Salvia takes the tempo up a notch on the next entry, “Summertime Arcade,” an agile and quick creation that’s a clear homage to ‘80s-era video game soundtracks. The production only flirts with chiptune tones, instead leaving one foot in the realm of synthpop, though the ultra-quick melodies and punctuated backing rhythms bring to mind the quarter-munching goodness of arcade classics of yesteryear, all infused with Salvia’s signature compositional style.

A flurry of excellence occupies the midpoint of the album, as well, first with “Traffic Jam,” then with “Endless Roads, Pt. 1” and “Endless Roads, Pt. 2.” In an especially whimsical twist, Salvia works the light beep of a car horn into the patient and steady rhythm of “Traffic Jam,” and the result is an excellent example of the inspired and unapologetically optimistic tone of the recording.

Both “Endless Roads” tracks shine through with equal spirit. The first is one of the album’s most lively entries, and in terms of the songwriting style, perhaps the most reminiscent of 2014’s Auto Radio. The music opens quickly, diving into a bouncy, upbeat rhythm that is soon joined by Salvia’s chiptune-like melodies that flow across the music with easy grace. The song is once again a master class in writing engaging, memorable melodies, and the dynamic lines of the synth tones propel the composition through its running time with unwavering appeal.

“Endless Roads, Pt. 2” serves as the perfect counterpoint to the lively character of its first half, rolling in with a much more subdued personality on gentle bass notes and the slow groove of the melodies. Along with “White Lines, Red Sunset,” it’s the most low-key entry on the recording, lending balance to the tracklist and demonstrating Salvia’s versatility.

Not every song reaches the same level of seemingly effortless allure, however. “Rush Hour,” for example, feels like a great Vincenzo Salvia tune that’s been left out in the sun too long and its colors have begun to fade. “Vacanze All’italiana” has a similarly desaturated feel, and it’s somehow missing the polish and sheen of the album’s better entries. Weekend is also notably short, clocking in at just 29 minutes, which causes some of the less-than-memorable moments to seem more prominent and frequent than they actually are. However, the running length makes the album a perfect candidate for a vinyl or cassette release, which would match the spirit of the recording perfectly.

Despite the occasionally forgettable entry on the recording, Weekend never loses its charm and never encourages listeners to hasten on to the next track. And although the short running time is somewhat disappointing, it also ensures that the buoyant, highly melodic songwriting maintains its appeal throughout the entire running length. The album is just right as the soundtrack for an afternoon drive or a relaxing morning spent with a cup of coffee.

With his latest release, Vincenzo Salvia has reminded the world why he is one of synthwave’s most endearing and valuable creators. Weekend strengthens the artist’s already impressive discography with eight new creations capable of brightening up any day. The succinct song lengths and relatively brief tracklist make the album feel more like a light lunch than a full-course dinner, though the masterful melodies and infectious rhythms keep the recording’s momentum going strong just the same. For compelling and light-hearted synth music with a retro ‘80s heart, Weekend is a standout.


Rating: 85 / 100 (Great)

Songwriting: 9
Execution: 9
Production: 10
Song Variety: 8
Consistency: 7
Memorability: 8

(Original link here: https://ironskullet.com/2018/06/14/album-review-vincenzo-salvia-weekend/ )

“Vaporwave Aesthetics” Sample Pack for Prime Loops

Somebody told Vaporwave is dead. Pffff… come on!
Vaporwave is healtier than ever.
I’ve just made a sample pack for Prime Loops: Vaporwave Aesthetics.
690MB+ of 80s inspired Vaporwave Samples featuring tons of synth & bass loops and their variations, plus a wide selection of Linn-style drum loops and one-shots!
Download it on Prime Loops website!