Blue Sky Girl

by Manhatten

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Dax 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.
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palehorse666 some TASTY synth we got right here. I'll never get sick of the reverberating bass and addictive leads this genre has to offer. Favorite track: Thunder.
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David Rotenburger Uplifting melodies and soothing basslines give way to a retrowave masterpiece of epic proportions to never be forgotten! Such beautiful music here that will have me surfing endlessly in a sea of 80's nostalgia! The retro dream is alive and well!!! Favorite track: Long Time Hanging.
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Bronster Bridge
Color your evening with the melodies of this great album. Turn it on while walking or driving through the night city, lit by the lights of sleepless skyscrapers and busy streets. Wait until dawn on the suburb, far from civilization, and then come back and do it all over again

— Captain Bridge 🚀 Favorite track: Thunder.
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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 (

"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 (


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

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