Hiroshi Mizuno’s Portopia ’81 quickly rose as one of my favorite synth electronic artists. After focusing on Mizuno’s later works, I decided to step back through his discography and take a look at his earliest release under the Portopia name.
Hypnotic dreamlike synthscape. Thus is the best way to describe Portopia ’81’s newest release Jet Stream. When I picked up Stardust Memory last year, I began to listen to new age synthesizer music more than ever before. Stardust Memory was my gateway into this type of music, so it brings me great joy to see Hiroshi Mizuno’s next release so soon. Jet Stream is a tape released on Constellation Tatsu, a label known for releasing experimental and ambient electronic music. (more…)
Growing up on video games, its not hard to realize what drew me to this release. While browsing Bandcamp the other day, I stumbled upon an album with a cover that was very retro looking with some cool video game-styled graphics. I proceeded to check out what I had found, and was pleasantly surprised. (more…)