Fresh, innovative and moving. Songs that are perfect to really groove to or to accompany whatever it is your doing in the background. The melodies will take you places!
Favorite track: Blue Sky Girl.
This is the sort of album that i would point my speakers out of the window for the whole neighbourhood to hear, it gives a sense of wanting to share the experience of this album. The synth work is unquestionably fantastic, true to the genre and would play all day everyday! Blue Sky Girl to me, is a masterpiece.
Favorite track: Running From It.
Manhatten was born in and of the 1980s and, in his own words, "survived the decade the first time around and decided to go back for more". Combining old tech and sounds with new production ideas, he's helping to bring the 1980's back (minus the shoulder pads)... even if no-one wants him to.
The album is the story of the Blue Sky Girl - she represents that one person in everyone's life who seems to burn twice as bright, but for half as long. Listen as the story unfolds and draw your own conclusions as to who she is, what happened and how it will end.
Dripping in nostalgia but not looking backwards, tinged with a beautiful melancholy that'll have you dancing, and packing a few well placed punches to the Juno 106, the one thing for sure is that you'll remember it, like your own Blue Sky Girl, for the years to come...
"Blue Sky Girl is an album drenched in emotion. It has nostalgia without over-reliance on that feeling, energy that is tinged with sadness and power that is able to lift the listener up and carry them soaring along. If this is what Manhatten Synth has to offer in the future, I’ll take some more please!" - Karl Magi (bit.ly/2BDJEd5)
"The overall flow of “Blue Sky Girl” feels like a telephone conversation between two people who either want to or already intimately know one another. And while I do tend to think that Manhatten intended his version of the “Blue Sky Girl” to be somebody he actually knows, I can’t help but feel like there’s a great distance between him and her." - Nioletta Winters (Loveacrosslightyears.com)
released May 28, 2020
Guitars on tracks "Slow Burn" and "A Kind Of Freedom" by Jack Wood
Voice of the "Blue Sky Girl" by Star Madman
The second of the Midnight's trilogy about growing up, we have moved from 80s childhood to 90s adolescence. A step up from "Kids," this album still has the distinct bittersweetness the Midnight is so known for, but there are more moments of joy and peace ("Dance With Somebody," "The Search For Ecco," "Prom Night"), plus the triumphant return of the sax ("Deep Blue"). Even amidst the chaos of 2020, this album brought me genuine serenity. "We are one beating heart," indeed. cosmopolis
Such a great album! I found this album with the search term "Mojave", because I love desert music. And what a treasure it is. Surprising and graceful, rich and resonant. I am now a fan of Android Automatic! Ojai Ojai