Ready for Countdown: On "Straight to VHS", UBM synth guru Achim Zweschper takes us along time-travelling through the captivating sound worlds of 1980s blockbuster cinema. Perfect for action-packed thrillers, futuristic science fiction epics or magical fantasy and fairytale adaptations.
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A nighttime drive through a pulsating metropolis, past the temples of finance capital towering into the sky with their mirrored façades reflecting the neon light of the advertising billboards. Gradually increasing in tension.
With the reception of the sacred sword of the ancestors, the young heroine was burdened with a great responsibility. On her shoulders rests the last hope for a people ravaged by pestilence and famine. Will she be able to once and for all put an end to the dark lord of the eastern lands' sinister schemes?
To the centre of the earth, into the depths of space or to the realm of the gods – distant journeys full of hardship have inspired our collective subconscious to dream and tell stories since the dawn of human history.
The blockbuster is over and the audience leaves the thickly carpeted rows in batches. Left behind are remnants of sticky puffed corn, inseparably married to the fibres of the carpeting. Popcorn-style retro synth-pop.