Manchester-based artist Richard Evans emerges as a beacon of retro-futuristic creativity with his latest EP, “Dream of the World”. Imagine a dreamy, labyrinthine world of nostalgia and innovation: the EP opens with the title track, a mesmerizing electronic embrace, immediately transporting listeners to an era where neon-soaked landscapes and analog synthesizers reigned supreme. Evans masterfully captures the essence of classic synthwave while infusing it with his unique sonic signature, creating a sound that is both nostalgic and fresh. The pulsating beats and ethereal synths intertwine, creating a tapestry of sound that is rich in texture. Evans’ ability to craft melodies that linger in the mind is evident, providing a sense of familiarity while maintaining an air of unpredictability. “2084” propels the listener deeper into the EP’s strange universe. The meticulous production shines through, with each layer of electronic instrumentation contributing to the overall sonic brilliance. The EP’s glorious finale, “Motherlode,” solidifies Evans’ position in the synthwave genre. The track combines driving rhythms and soaring synth melodies, creating a sense of anticipation and resolution. It’s a fitting conclusion to a sonic adventure that leaves a lasting imprint on the listener’s auditory senses. “Dream of the World” is a must-listen, a rewarding release, which distinguishes Richard Evans from the others.