Past Times is the brand new album by Barcelona based duo Oblique, which drew inspiration from 80’s films like “Secret Admirer” or “Electric Dreams” whilst also reminding us that we must be aware of the present moment in a fully conscious way to not miss a thing. Displaying a huge arsenal of analog synths and drum machines, together with Sonja’s vocals and long hours watching 80s films, the band feeds on nostalgia and spreads out the joy of a decade that was a cultural milestone of an entire generation.
The album consists of two parts. In the first one, tracks like Luminous Emptiness, The Boombox and Written in Stone take us back to the sounds of the 80s, full of lights and end of term balls. In the second one, Black Heart, Telekinesis or The Wheel of Fortune Card take us into the world of cult movie “Labyrinth”, which transports us towards a more introspective vision while addressing the listener to discover the inner self. The 10 tracks on the album will portray Oblique’s core idea and feeling behind the album: to go back in time to remember that first kiss, that first dance or the awakening of a first love. Past Times will make you see far beyond while you dance and dream.
Release date: May 18, 2021
Written by: J.R. Gonzalez Fernandez S. Huerta Comes L. Fares