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Arcade Dreams (Timecop1983 Remix)

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jeepnheel It doesn't get better than this -- both the original and this reimagining are simply amazing. This one instantly takes me back to summer weeknights, riding our bikes to the mall and pumping quarters into the machines at Aladdin's Castle. Close your eyes and enjoy!!
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Nick I have been listening to this dreamwave masterpiece on repeat non-stop.

Hear those kids at the start? Close my eyes and I travel back to my local park and school where I used to play in the 80's. Then other memories come flooding back as this epic dreamwave tune plays on. This is quite possibly the greatest dreamwave I have ever heard. I can not stop listening to it.

Check out the original dreamwave tune. A masterpiece! These 2 arttists have created dreamwave classics. Thank You!
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PitPittsen81 Close my eyes and dream...
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The second single from our forthcoming "The Midnight Remixed 02" album features the legendary Timecop1983, a dear friend and occasional collaborator of The Midnight. With last year's single release, "Static," the synthwave community witnessed the first ever co-production between these two celebrated acts. For the first time, Timecop1983 has graced The Midnight with a remix of their work: an ambient-retro rendering of "Arcade Dreams," one of the most cinematic and thematically rich pieces from The Midnight's recent "Kids" LP.

Timecop1983's ornate take of "Arcade Dreams" begins with some of the most familiar motifs from the original version of the tune, as well as the "Kids" album as a whole, including the eternally cheerful voices of children at play in the background. Following a one-minute cinematic intro that centers on soaring, retro-laden synths, the listener is treated to an infusion of "live" drums, which bolster the anthemic power of the composition. The patient crescendo of the arrangement finally comes to a climax with an intensified drum sequence, as well as the arrival of several gorgeous new variations on the main melodic themes. Completing the narrative, Timecop1983 leaves us with the glitchy echoes of a chorus of 8-bit video games, the ultimate sonic homage to the soundtrack of our childhoods.

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released September 13, 2019

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The Midnight Los Angeles, California

There is a Japanese term: Mono no aware. It means basically, the sad beauty of seeing time pass - the aching awareness of impermanence. These are the days that we will return to one day in the future only in memories.

The Midnight consists of Tyler Lyle (a songwriter from the Deep South) and Tim McEwan (a producer from Denmark).
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