New Album by Cult Synthwave Artist out April 23 via Mad Decent
Mitch Murder is composer of retro-inspired electronic music from Stockholm, Sweden, and was one of the early artists to popularize the Synthwave genre. Since 2009, Mitch Murder – real name Johan Bengtsson – has been blending sounds of the past with contemporary styles, creating rich melodies and captivating soundscapes, often inspired by the films, video games and tv-shows of past decades.
While most of Mitch Murder’s previous work has in one way or another been inspired by 1980s pop culture, his new album Then Again was primarily inspired by ‘80s and ‘90s City Pop – a loose genre of American-influenced Japanese pop music that peaked in the 1980s.
The concept behind Then Again is “music to listen to while lazily strolling down to the local corner store to get some breakfast, on an early morning in late ‘80s small town Japan,” Mitch Murder says of the new album, which is filled with chill vibes and uplifting melodies as showcased on lead single “Body Talk.”
Following his first release After Hours in 2009, Mitch Murder’s discography now consists of 4 full-length albums (including his 2014 Mad Decent debut Interceptor), 16 EPs and 5 compilation albums, along with contributions to film, TV and video games, such as Kung Fury (2015), Red Oaks (2016), Friday the 13th: The Game (2017) and Cyberpunk 2077 (2020).
Then Againis out April 23, 2021 via Mad Decent and is now available to pre-order both digitally and on 12” opaque white colored Vinyl with obi strip HERE.