Appetite 85 is a solo project of Chris Bihuniak playing new-wave-synth-pop.
The Appetite 85 EP was released on 22 February 2019.
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The four songs on the Appetite 85 - EP were started in 2016 in Valencia, Spain and finished in 2019 in Kansas, USA.
Retro synthesizers, electronic snare, guitar solos and vocal harmonies provide an intentional 80s sound.
Using minimal lyrics, Chris sings about personal emotions at the time.
The "All My Days" music video was created by Chris using basic animation. Exploding aliens, martinis, innuendos and a robot guitar solo offer low-budget entertainment.
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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.
Between 1990-1995, Appetite transformed from a solo live performance to a six-piece band playing shows in Kansas City.
In 1997, Chris produced an 8-song CD with guest musicians.
The Appetite 85 - EP was mixed and mastered at Rock Band Academy studios in Prairie Village, Kansas between 2018-2019.
"All My Days" music video reviews...
"The rocket ship flying into the hole gives us a metaphoric glimpse into what is going to happen in just a few days." - Tim
"It's very entertaining and fun." - Beth
"I think it is weird but I think that's why it's likeable." - Tiger
"It's really great and works so nice with the song." - Ali
"Great. The Hooks. They abound." - Allan
"Love it! Nice work!" - Scott
"This is awesome! You have to share this!!" - Bennett
"Thats pretty awesome. And works well" - Wayne
"That's amazing! What is it? Something you did?" - Rob
"Nice animation and you sound great." - Vicky
"I liked the video a lot!!" - Lilly
"It seemed rather heavy on iinuendo images. Did you intend that?" - Tina
"I love it! Is that your voice? Amazing." - Penny
"Very catchy tune. I like it a lot. Given the thumbs up on YouTube." - Richard
"'Spending it the way we want to/ great song Chris!" - Winston
"Amazing, Chris, but not a shocker! I've known that talent for nearly forty years!" - Heather
"Nice! I like weird." - Kelli
"I like this song. It is catchy and video was compelling." - Brian
"All My Days" music reviewers...
"Hi Chris. Found the synths used to be a little too brash sounding." - Sodwee
"Even though I can hear some good elements, I don't think it has what we're looking for as it lacks some novelty. Also, I'm not a big fan of the vocals. Sorry, cheers." - WhereTheMusicMeets
"All My Days is a fine synth pop song Appetite 85, all of them might be a bit less over the top to be honest." - Dansende Beren
"Strong production just lacks a strong melody and hook but overall its cool" - Born Music
"Wait for Me" comparisons...
"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
"Wait for Me" music reviews...
"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