Lone Runner is a teenager in the ‘80s. Daydreaming is his pastime.
He has a passion both for synthesizers (the ones he owns and those he can’t afford) and for John Carpenters movies he rents at the local video store.
He makes music alone, recording himself on a tape recorder, and he also plays in a prog-rock band.
In the early ‘90s, he puts away his synths and takes time off.
In 2007, while he’s randomly surfing the Net, Lone Runner stumbles on a French speaking discussion group in which analogue keyboards enthusiasts are sharing their feelings. Something rises again.
He hurtles down to the cellar, finds his MS20, his Pro-One and the JX3P as well. They still all work properly; LEDs are sparkling, circuits are softly purring.
From then on, in this room bathed in a white light of spring spread threw a tiny window, a new world comes out. Lone Runner starts producing tracks again, in an improvised way.
No MIDI signal, no sampler, only old-fashioned machines connected by dusty cables. And yet, it sounds pretty modern.
In 2011, Lone Runner releases his first self-produced album, inspired by Tangerine Dream ‘80s period (Logos, Exit, Risky Business OST). The 12 tracks are widely published on streaming Internet platforms such as Jamendo, SoundCloud and YouTube.
In 2013, after he published new tracks on the Web, listeners tell him about Synthwave and Retrowave.
Lone Runner discovers Power Glove and Mitch Murder along with dozens of artists in that
sphere of influence.
Having found a musical family and a fresh inspiration, he then begins the recording of a brand new album.
The work method is easy: sessions of improvisation lasting for hours. Locked himself in his studio, all alone, at night, Lone Runner records relentlessly. Sometimes, a track sounds better than the others; it’s more inspired and the tunes are superior. It takes a few hours to enhance and give the final touch to the track. Statics and bad contacts, noise peaks, unintentional syncopations and wrong notes are most often preserved to prove machines have an independent life.
Some tracks are published on the internet, meet a wider audience and are shared by the Synthwave community on SoundCloud, Reddit and Facebook.
In october 2015, Lone Runner performs live in Paris, France for the very first time: 6 synthesizers, a drum machine and a computer for 40 minutes of a great gig.
April 2016, the album is about to be released.
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