rx1f – “how to defeat gravity and achieve escape velocity”


A retro-minded synth-pop success, “how to defeat gravity and achieve escape velocity” comes via the artist rx1f. Atmosphere is abundant, as heavy bass fuzz sporadically envelops amidst spacey synth tones.

The steady vocals consume with their escalating allure, particularly upon the shimmering synth additions rounding the one-minute turn, as well as the heavy percussive and synth throbbing shortly thereafter. The “pain in your chest,” chorus fully consumes, reminding fondly of MGMT’s more synth-adoring punches. “how to defeat gravity and achieve escape velocity” is a stellar showing from rx1f.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2023’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Synth-Pop.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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