Appetite 85 is a solo project of Chris Bihuniak playing new-wave-synth-pop.
"Wait for Me" was the first official single released in January 2019.
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The Appetite 85 EP will be released on February 22, 2019.
The tracks were originally written and recorded in Valencia, Spain in 2016.
The decision to officially release new Appetite music came after receiving radio play from Artefaktor Radio and Synth City in late 2018.
1985: So many great albums were released that year!
Appetite 85 represents Chris's natural instincts as a musician for over of 4 decades. The "85" symbolizes the year he met his wife and when the song "Appetite" by Prefab Sprout was released.
Chris was born in Panama and lived in Brazil, Austria, USA and Spain. He considers himself a European-American by virtue of genetics and attraction to Europe. He's been to 22 European countries!
It was in the 1980s that Chris started learning the guitar and play in bands. The name "Appetite" was first used in 1990 for his solo recording projects. This was also his first attemp at performing all of the instruments on his own.
Appetite's first recordings were made with a Roland synthesizer and Tascam 4-track cassette recorder. Hear them on Chris's recording history.
The Appetite 85 - EP was mixed and mastered at Rock Band Academy studios in Prairie Village, Kansas between 2018-2019.
Comparisons from friends...
"I like it! I have a soft spot for 80s new wave pop, puts me in the mind of Depeche Mode, New Order, etc" - Allan
"Reminds me of everything I love about the 80s... Psychedelic Furs." - Ashley
"Unique tune! I hear a lot new wave influence. I hear some of the electronic push of the early 80s." - Chris
"Sweet. Reminds me of If You Leave by OMD." - ?
"Nice! It reminds me of Devo or something like that." - Rachelle
"I love that track." - Brooks
"Sounds like an Our Daughters Wedding." - Greg
"I can't really think of anything specific that it sounds like but I like it a lot!" - Billy
"Separate Ways by Journey from the opening synth. Less techno Depeche Mode from the first verse." - Christian
"It reminds me of Radiohead or David Bowie or the soundtrack of Stranger Things." - Grace
"Vocals are really nice and memorable without being too repetitive." - Tiger
Reviews on "Wait for Me" from blogs...
"I like the 80s New wave/synth pop influence that the song has but also I would prefer a mix with more current influence and vocals less raw." - Indie Music Nation
"The track is cool but indeed, a bit too retro-inspired for HighClouds I feel." - HighClouds
"Liked the synths, but the vocals and the melody sounded average in my opinion." - Last Day Deaf
"Cool vibe, but wanted a better mix and master on this one. Send next one." - Slay Sonics
"While well produced, not sure the super tinny high keyboards suit and needs more work on the song writing. " - Ola's Kool Kitchen
"Very lively track but we're not keen on the synths used. It's a little sci-fi for us." - Born Music Online
"Spacey synth atmosphere has too little structural variation for my taste. " - ObscureSound
"Thank you for the track. We don't really feel a match with the vocals." - InspotMusic
"The tune could be darker and more haunting, and the vocals, too, need more texture. More lyrical depth is also required." - The Revue