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Datsun Sundown

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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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    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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Track Name: Spires
Can we meet downtown?
At the spot where sun goes down
When there's no one around
Maybe you could bring me back to the ground

And you know you've got a place in my heart
And the city spires on fire, on fire
And it's like I'm walking alone in the dark
And the city's on fire, on fire, on fire

Can we meet after dark?
I know the place, can we meet at Millennium Park
Where it's just me and you
I dunno but I hope that this feeling is true

And you know you've got a place in my heart
And the city spires on fire, on fire
And it's like I'm walking alone in the dark
And the city's on fire, on fire, on fire

And you know you've got a place in my heart
And the city spires on fire, on fire
And you like to take me right back to the start
And the city's on fire, on fire, on fire

And you know you've got a place in my heart
And the city spires on fire, on fire
And it's like I'm walking alone in the dark
And the city's on fire, on fire, on fire
Track Name: Datsun Sundown
A thousand faces in the rain
Driving down 17th with you
Smoke rises and the sun goes down
City's empty and nothing makes a sound

Wet tires hit the road
Driving streets that I have never known
Pack up and leave tonight
We'll be gone by the morning light

Headlights, jet black
Never look back
Headlights, jet back
Never look back

A thousand faces in the rain
A thousand faces and none of them have names
We've been here for so long
Get us out so we can say so long
Cruising down the avenue
The lights, the sights, the thoughts of you
Cruising down the avenue
Under the moon, I can leave with you

Headlights, jet black
Never look back
Headlights, jet back
Never look back

There's a storm outside
Thunder clap shatters the night sky
All the towers made of steel
Hiding love that I can not reveal

Headlights, jet black
Never look back
Headlights, jet back
Never look back
Track Name: Troubled Eyes
I haven't seen you in some time
You are always on my mind
I heard you moved out of town
You heard I'm hiding underground

When the city sleeps, I am awake
How much more can I take?
In a room full of machines
Powered by my waking dreams

You're the one with troubled eyes
You're the storm in my skies

On the train, headphones on
Listen to the same old songs
Passing shadows in the rain
Every night I feel the same

You're the one with troubled eyes
You're the storm in my skies
Track Name: A Kiss In The Night
Take the same damn steps everyday
Going in circles in every which way
Stand in the moonlight
Everything's so far away

She walks in and I see her face
Smoke hangs low and she looks out of place
Thinking to myself, "I never seen her before"

Lights against the night sky
Souls forever entwined
I don't even know her name
Kissing her in the pouring rain

She takes a drink and my breath away
She grabs her coat and she starts to say
"A kiss in the night and everything can change"

She walks out in her denim jeans
Everything is not what it seems
Is she real or is she just a dream?

Lights against the night sky
Souls forever entwined
I don't even know her name
Kissing her in the pouring rain
Track Name: Would You Stay Here
Bathed in gold
Chase the cold
You lit my fire
And set my soul free

A blue tattoo
And a light in your eye
Long blond hair
And a lightning strike
Would you stay here?
Would you stay here for a while?

Would you stay here?
Would you stay here for a while?

Underneath
Bed sheet
Our denim jeans
Laid out on the floor

A blue tattoo
And a light in your eye
Long blond hair
And a lightning strike
Would you stay here?
Would you stay here for a while?

Would you stay here?
Would you stay here for a while?

Would you stay here?
Would you stay here for a while?
Track Name: By Your Side
Take the last train home
Walk all alone in the rain
Don't let the dream fade
I hope to see you again

I've been so high
For most of my life
Out on the north shore
Evermore

The stars fall down from the sky
Lightning strikes all the time
I see the storm in your eyes
I always be by your side

Drive through the backstreets
Under all the neon signs
Smoke and mirrors and moonlight
Our enemy is time

The city skyline
Up on the hill at night
It feels like falling...

The stars fall down from the sky
Lightning strikes all the time
I see the storm in your eyes
I always be by your side

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