Alpha Chrome Yayo / Malediction Boulevard

My initial reaction while listening to Malediction Boulevard is this. The future of synthwave is here, and it sounds an awful lot like Alpha Chrome Yayo....

April 30, 2019

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I'm going to say something and it's a pretty bold statement, but I'm going to say it anyway. The future of synthwave is here, and it sounds an awful lot like Alpha Chrome Yayo. With his latest release, Malediction Boulevard, he's proving that there's still a whole lot of creativity left in the genre. You know what that gives me? Hope. Hope that synthwave is not only alive and well, but it still has the ability to surprise and impress, because I assure you, Alpha Chrome Yayo's Malediction Boulevard is both of those things!

Having already proven that he's one of the hottest artists on the Outrun scene with his previous releases, Malediction Boulevard finds the Belfast based artist exploring darky territories. And I'm not talking the paint by numbers darksynth stuff that most artists get up to when they decided to color on a different page. On the contrary, it's almost as if Alpha Chrome Yayo has always been here, and this EP is the work of a darksynth veteran. This is what I was getting at the start of the article. There are serious songwriting chops on display here, and the scary/exciting thing is that Alpha Chrome Yayo is just getting started.

What are you waiting on? Head over to the Alpha Chrome Yayo Bandcamp page and support amazing new talent. Better yet, at the time of this writing you can get his entire discography for less than 5 pounds. Not only that, Malediction Boulevard has exclusive Bandcamp tracks you're not going to find elsewhere. Sounds like a steal to me!

James Mitchell

Published April 30, 2019

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