#GradTime (2017)

The Progressive Wave Experience.

Building on ShaYne’s groundbreaking 2016 album Broader Range, #GradTime is the next leap forward. While nodding to the current “synthwave” fad currently sweeping the electronic music scene, this EP carries it a step further. Or two. Or three! Combining the best of analog and digital sounds and recording it all at high-definition 96KHz digital audio, this EP experiments with dynamics as well. You have your punch-through dance energy combined with moments of pulling back, forcing your ears to pay attention to what’s going on behind the scenes. Some sounds drop by -20 or -30db. Where did those sounds come from? Listen again.

What is “progressive wave’? Yes, you begin with the ’80s dream-synth vibe, but instead of trying to recreate what Gen-Xers had – which is what current synthwave artists are trying to do – you move it on to Gen-Z. Twist it up. Chop up the vocals. Raise it up. Bring it down. Make it different. Forget the cheesy lo-fi ’80s sounds – everything now is hi-fi and alive. Look for NEW sounds. No tired old Linn-Drums or TR-808!

Welcome to the Progressive Wave Experience.

Available NOW in HD 96KHz/24-bit AIFF and FLAC exclusively at Bandcamp. Available soon in standard CD-quality at other online outlets.

Track listing:

  1. Classroom 0:41
  2. Kawlhedge Stewdints 4:26
  3. Biodiversity 5:19
  4. The Four Winds 4:46
  5. They Tower Above Us 8:44
  6. #GradTime (Continuous Mix) 23:25

Equipment used:

  • Dave Smith Instruments Mopho X4 & Tetra polyphonic synthesizers
  • Roland Juno-106 polyphonic synthesizer
  • Synthesizers.com modular synthesizer
  • Ibanez AP-7 phasers
  • MXR Analog Chorus
  • Boss DM-2w delay
  • Boss BD-2 Blues Driver

  • Cakewalk Sonar Platinum DAW
  • Plogue Alter-Ego voice synthesizer featuring “Daisy” and “Bones”
  • Izotope VocalSynth
  • Izotope Stutter Edit
  • Native Instruments Absynth
  • Native Instruments FM8
  • Waldorf Attack drum synth
  • InEar Display Ephemere FM drum synth
  • Cakewalk Rapture
  • CWITec TX16Wx sampler
  • LiquidSonics Reverberate Core Convolution Reverb
  • Many other VST plugins

All tracks composed, recorded, and mastered by Shayne White using Cakewalk Sonar Platinum in Santa Rosa, CA, USA. Photography and artwork by Shayne White. Copyright © 2017 Blazing Edge Productions.


High-Definition Progressive Wave