Peter created VA7 as a vehicle for his love of progressive rock and synthwave music.
“I love the big brassy synths of the 80’s combined with modern, yet 80’s sounding guitar tones. Think of Van Halen’s Jump, Rush’s Subdivisions, Europe’s Final Countdown, etc, etc. Also the sparse yet original guitar work of Andy Summers in The Police.
I like the moody and serious side of synthwave. Particularly the Vangelis soundtrack for Blade Runner. Also, I like a lot of the current synthwave artists. Particularly Lazerhawk.
Perhaps my ultimate goal is to search for original, emotional, hooky melodies for my tracks. I am particularly a fan of bands like Genesis and the lesser known IQ for their melody work.”