Datsun Sundown

by Moonrunner83

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Death By Neon At first I've been attracted by the dreamy cover artwork, then the artist name that really speak to me as much as sci-fi movies from my childhood.
But when I've first attempt to have a listen I've really be amazed by how great was the first and the second songs of the album, Spires and Datsun Sundown respectively. So dreamy solid synth pop in the pure tradition of the eighties late summer nights cinematic songs.
The next day I've managed to listen to the complete album, including the instrumentals burn onto the same CD-R.
And that's about it, the heavy Mike-Tyson-like punch in my brain that was the third and the fourth tracks are totally mind-blowing! Done in a different tone and mood than previous ones and with a deepest love for dreamwave synth pop and particularly Timecop1983.

If you are a Timecop1983 lover, or simply a dreamwave and/or synth pop lover, please do a favor to yourself and take a listen to the following cues: 3, 4, 5 and 8. You just can't be disappointed, this is A-Grade gold stuff that for sure deserve to be a future major artist of the synth pop scene in my humble opinion!

And instead of Timecop1983, Chad Williamson (as Moonrunner83) is doing anything alone! Music composition and performing, most of the lyrics, vocals on each songs, mixing and editing and even the beautiful cover artwork!

This is seriously adictive retro stuff and Moonrunner83 deserve to be well more recognized and listened!

Keep up the good work, I really can't wait for the next album! Favorite track: A Kiss In The Night.
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zanfr This is the stuff 80s dreams are made of.
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    An extremely limited run of only 7 hand-pressed CDs, burned on the Moonrunner83 studio computer. It comes in a beautiful ultra-glossy card case with my original artwork. Lots of love in one little package. Shipping starts on July 3, 2018 after the Canada Day weekend!

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  • Limited Edition Super Ferro Cassette
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    Everyone wants cassettes these days. I've done a limited run of midnight blue Super Ferric cassettes for Datsun Sundown. Treat yourself to beautiful custom artwork by me, lush analog synths, outstanding vocals, and top notch production. These tapes are real-time duped on Analogue Media Super Ferro tapes. These are great tapes with a low noise floor, high output level, and a sweet warm sound. It is really a lot more pleasing to listen to than the Saehan tape which is still on the market. Comes with high-gloss labels on both sides, a gorgeous J card with special notes only available on the cassette, and clear cases wrapped in celophane. True retro, analog glory! Grab a cassette before they're all gone. These being shipping on or around August 1, 2018 depending on when I get the order. Only 20 cassettes available!

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released December 15, 2017

All music & lyrics by Chad Williamson

Except "Datsun Sundown" (written by Chad Williamson & Ryan Nolin), "A Kiss In The Night" (written by Chad Williamson & Ryan Nolin), "Chinatown" (written by Chad Williamson & Ryan Nolin), "Would You Stay Here" (written by Jeff Turner & Chad Williamson), and "Chasing Gemma" (written by Chad Williamson & Ryan Nolin)

Produced, mixed, and mastered by Chad Williamson

Artwork by Chad Williamson


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Moonrunner83 Calgary, Alberta

The retro-inspired recordings of a lovestruck synthesizer enthusiast living amid the Northern Lights in a bright city that rests in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Moonspun songs about love lost and walking home in the rain.


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