Influenced by 1980s film soundtracks and video games. The genre developed from various niche communities on the Internet, reaching wider popularity in the early 2010s. In its music emulating sounds of 1980s science fiction, action, and horror media. It’s nostalgia for 1980s culture, heavily inspired by many 1980s films by such composers such as John Carpenter, Vangelis, and Tangerine Dream.
In the rebellious spirit of the 80's / 90's Synth, Arlington, Virginia duo S Y Z Y G Y X release "Hex'n Equinox” on Legendary Cleopatra Records. The new EP of postpunk / Synthwave "Hex'n Equinox”
reflects such obvious sources as the composer's genius of Carpenter, the post-industrial innovation of Trent Reznor,
Bleak post apocalyptic soundscapes fused with retro-punk biting synth lines and minor scale hooks fuel the sound of S Y Z Y G Y X.
S Y Z Y G Y X "Hex'n Equinox" can be found on Spotify, Apple iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp.