Long-running German label ZYX has continued to support the Italo-disco and revivalist European synth-pop scenes since the 1980s, when it was responsible for distributing many Italian records throughout Europe. Here, they dip into their archives for a second volume in the Italo-Disco Space Synth Collection series. While mostly focused on tracks produced since the early 2000s, there's an authentically old skool Italo feel to proceedings - think bubbling analogue synthesizer lines, spiraling outer-space melodies, deliciously camp builds and grandiose break-downs. Such is the authenticity of the retro-futurist sound showcased through out, you'd think that the tracks were produced in 1985, rather than 2015 (Galactic Warriors' "Alien Revenge", for example, sounds like a Bobby Orlando produced Pet Shop Boys B-side).
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