Music, like life, is cyclical. It ebbs and flows alongside societal fluctuations, part voice piece and part historical recorder. Back in the 80s synth was the new big thing, as was big hair and an obsession with the future through movies. Times have moved on and now for very different reasons we’re looking to the future through uncertain eyes once again. Rather than follow the convention of today and write music based on anger and rage alone LJ Pheonix has brought back synth, given it a modern twist, and created something rather unique. Delorean, and that title is so apt, is a mildly dystopian view of our future but told using music roots from our past. It gets under way quite slowly then builds up through well constructed layers. ‘Alone In The Night’ is a total banger, a dance floor filler, a thing of beauty. You don’t often find a song like that on what is essentially a concept album. A mention has to go to the production too. It’s fantastically well sorted. It sounds expensive, and yet it’s the product entirely of one guy and a home studio. If you’re a fan of synth rock or 80s music then Delorean should be on your ‘to check out’ list.