Electronic music producer, game and film music composer from Stockholm, Sweden Robert Parker has carved out a big cut in the Synthwave music scene. We caught up with him in San Francisco during his tour and asked a few questions to get some intel. He shared exciting news about a movie he scored with fellow synthwave artist Waveshaper and more…
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Where were you born and where are you now?
Born in a small town in southern Sweden, now living in its capital, Stockholm.
How were your shows in San Francisco and New York?
Awesome. Such great energy. Great people. Even though I met most people for the first time it felt like a reunion with old friends. This is one of the special things about the synthwave community.
Have you noticed more popularity in the Synthwave since since a few years ago?
Yes definitely. However I feel the growth is linear and not exponential which for me is a good thing, I would rather have a slow burn in this musical style than just being the flavor of the month.
Congrats on your new album, how excited are you to have this out finally?
Thank you! Yes I’m very happy about the result. Some of the tracks had a long time coming, for example I wrote the track “Make Love” almost 10 years ago, recorded it about eight years ago but put it on hold until now.
Dark Beauty has traveled to Sweden and was invited to the Alesso concert. Will we receive the same invite from you and where would this show be located?
Of course! When the time is ready, let’s have a huge disco party in a big venue!
I see you have the Moog Rogue and Roland Juno 60, I owned the Rogue in the past and they are hard to keep running properly. How do you keep these vintage keyboards in working condition?
I play them regularly, however not too much, not too little and I am good friends with a few skilled repair guys.
Favorite American food:
Chicken and Waffles.
Could you suggest to our readers a cool place to visit in Stockholm:
The island “Sandön” in the Stockholm archipelago. It doesn’t get more Swedish than that.
A continuous tour throughout 2018 and 2019. Two more releases the coming year, however I cannot reveal more about them at the moment. Finally premiere of the movie “Videoman” in August I scored with with Waveshaper.
How about a message to your fans:
Without you I’m nothing. Let’s party together.
What does Dark Beauty mean to you?
Something necessary, a part of life, a part of us all.