Boomkat Product Review:
Part two of a two-part set
Perfectly realised homage to OG '80s VHS library music from Jared Blum as VisionHeat.
Root Strata had the pleasure of picking out 18 pieces for 'The Chosen Themes - Program II', ranging from hi-NRG adrenalizers to ominous 'ludes and swanky electro-disco showcasing Blum's remarkable breadth of styles and a carefully assembled aesthetic wisely nodding to the likes of Carpenter/Howarth, Goblin's Claudio Simonetti, Klaus Schulze, Harold Faltemeyer and those other guys who scored your adolescent nightmares and semi-illicit VHS thrills.
Your studio-master, Jared Blum hails from San Francisco and therefore it's understandable his take on this era is infected with a glitzy pomp and FM power jam appeal safely compared with the Parry Music Library set on Public Information, perhaps as opposed to the proggy UK/European strains dug by Andy Votel and Sean Canty or even faked by Norm Chambers (Panabrite) for his 'Science of the Sea' hoodwink.
However, to all but the trained connoisseur, for all intents and purposes these could quite conceivably soundtrack hammy car chases or ratchet the tension of some horror filmed in an old gothic pile. RIYL Pye Corner Audio, John Carpenter, Finders Keepers, Steve Moore, Umberto, Anton Maiovvi.