Harry Partch, Gustavo Romero, Diamanda Galas, Pacific Strings, inside the opera, best organs, best pianos, the composer, the concertmaster, the piano tuner, the tenor, the symphony player’s wife
Various Authors 6:22 p.m., Sept. 24
Sound description: Nine Inch Nails meets Prince.
Inception: San Diego, 2006
Retrolust is two-man group dedicated to a rebirth of 80's synth-pop through a fusion of modern electronic and industrial music. The two members (Garret Kai and Trevor Denounce) met in 2006 on an online music-posting site. Upon hearing each other's music, the two decided to collaborate. After the completion of their first song together they discovered a sound, method, and purpose that would be the basis for Retrolust.
Retrolust’s genius lies in the fact that this much sound comes from just two guys. Singer/keyboardist/programmer Garrett Kai’s voice lays flat against the electronic backbeat, which emphasizes the poppy lyrics.