Released almost one year ago, Russian weed-waver Summer of Haze’s Hazy Memories EP, in its short expanse, goes full-circle and appeals to all strains of the current electronic music movements. Despite the awful graphics and the corny track titles at his Soundcloud, at his core, he’s a retro lo-fi synthwave wunderkind, deserving of the same kind of praise that Com Truise, Neon Indian, and Washed Out have received for their early trailblazing releases. An emotionally charged storm cloud casts its tearful pall over the brief entirety of the Hazy Memories EP, lending each of the five tracks a melodramatic sheen, like something straight out of 1985’s top forty chart. Vintage-tinged beats pound along purposefully, peaking purposely, as psychedelic synth leads weave and warp into infinity. The vocal effects in use for “Celestial” compare very closely to the overall vibe and sound of Starfawn, and “Slept Together” is a dead ringer for an old pre-Com Truise B-side, what with its bass guitar thumping and stabbing synth percussion. In the blink of an eye, Summer of Haze’s Hazy Memories EP has come and gone, much like an actual Summer: far too short, but nonetheless fraught with memorable moments. Do tha right thing, and head on over to Summer of Haze’s Bandcamp page and grab a free download of his Hazy Memories EP, a strong entry in the growing collection of VHS-wave releases that we like to keep on constant rotation.