It's no real surprise to anyone that we're in the midst, maybe even on the other side of, a nostalgia loop that encapsulates early-'90s computer games even as it sucks in rave culture and drum n bass and somehow lately grunge again. What's been interesting is watching how artists harness their influences into something new. d'Eon is proving particularly adept at this, especially on Music For Keyboards Volume III, which is divided up into two hugely epic pieces devoted to the artists' Montreal homeland and "themes of nationalism and patriotism." It sounds like winning the olympics, watching ’90s musicals and completing a triumphant series of old-timey tasks all at once.
Download: d'Eon, Music For Keyboards Volume III