Melopeé has managed to ensure that some artists, of indisputable quality and musical trajectory, ignored by market trends, emerge and re-emerge in the most fair way, as is the case that concerns us now, his Retrofutur compilation.
23 songs, 25 artists, to perfectly represent the futuristic vision of the owl, where each artist is inspired, with their sensitivity towards it, from Italo, Disco, EBM, Dance, Rave… to finally breathe new life into the most energetic. electronic music. The songs show us the great versatility behind this record label, and that makes this Vol.2 something dizzying, which moves with a chord progression that is like serotonin bombs, and some melodic brushstrokes that make a spark. establish. The themes are forceful and leap above the prevailing conventions, knowing how to avoid the most recurring harshness and darkness, looking for dance but without predictable tricks and without exceeding an understandable level of experimentation appropriate to the theme.
In addition, this selection maintains a narrative line that shows that his compositions are not nihilistic, but are part of a process that, thanks to the mastery of his compilers, is easy to enter. We could almost say that that punk attitude that runs through each song is no longer typical of young people, since maturity can also be their golden age. For this reason, the best of the compilation is not so much what it contains, but what it promises: striking the necessary balance, it is known that what has to come from Melopeé in the future will be even better.
Written by: Alejandro Serrano