memory theater Conjures Imagery of Future Conflict Solved Through Synth Pop Duels On “Eyes Within Night”

Memory Theater, Some Sort of Paradise cover

Immediately “Eyes Within Night” sounds like you’re getting a radio transmission from an AM college station in the late 1980s playing underground music in the pre-alternative rock era. Some of the frequencies sound washed out like it’s being played from a tape lovingly listened to countless times and preserved for posterity using a four track tape deck to convert it to digital. The keyboards and the Casiotone play off each other toward the end of the song like dueling synthesizers the dramatic way they might in some weird science fiction movie about rival gangs competing against each other in synth pop bands but with the vibe of Night of the Comet after an apocalyptic event that destroys most of the human race and people are rebuilding civilization and re-creating culture while solving conflict in artistic ways rather than through violence. Or like a New Wave Goth version of Breakin’ or Krush Groove. Who wouldn’t want to see that movie happen? Well memory theater, the Filipinx band from Berkeley, California has the perfect music for the soundtrack. Listen to “Eyes Within Night” on Spotify and follow the group on their Bandcamp page.

Author: simianthinker

Editor, primary content provider for this blog. Former contributor to Westword and The Onion.

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