Synthwave pioneers GUNSHIP take their future-synth sound to another level on their latest release titled "Art3mis & Parzival". The record is a nod to the book Ready Player One and takes inspiration from the book's two main characters and set in a similar uber-futuristic landscape. The soundscape is an engulfing rush of emotional powerful synths, down-tempo styled drums, and alluring retro-tinged vocals. The group tap into the core of the book's theme of not losing touch with your childhood and of course the power that lies behind unbridled imagination.
The video for “Art3mis & Parzival” was directed by the artist Genuine Human (Jason Tammemagi) and was painstakingly created with pixel art techniques employed to pay homage to genuine 80’s video game graphics from classic gaming systems – Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 through to the later Nintendo and Sega Megadrive machines. The graphics are designed to evoke the experience of using those consoles in the era they were created. True to the spirit of the book, the video also references over 80 classic geeky games, movies, TV shows or albums.