Indie pop artist Ender Bender presents his new single ‘Have A Good Time’, a retro-wave offering that is the first taster of his ‘New Era’ EP. Slated for release in late June, this release is intended by Olguin as both an escape and a reminder of what is important – a soundtrack to help you enjoy yourself and have a good time.
Ender Bender is the solo project of composer/producer/multi-
Once settled in Rome, Olguin built a studio and made the transition from being a live performer to primarily a studio musician-producer. Thus was born Ender Bender – a new catalyst for his new mission.
The material on Ender Bender’s new 5-track electro synthwave offering was written last summer in defiance of the spirit-crushing pandemic and his new obsession with the emerging retrowave/chillwave movement.
“Most of the music I have been listening to has a fun-retro 80s vibe, which served as the perfect distraction from the reality we were dealing with. This inspired me to create an EP that would also serve as an escape for others while positively touching upon the things we were forced to face, like the importance of friends and family and of truly leaving behind the petty bullshit that takes over our daily existence – we simply need to enjoy the beauty of life,” says Eddie Olguin.
This new EP, with its future-retro pop earworms, follows up his 2020 debut ‘EQ’ EP and singles ‘Star Killer’ and ‘Honey Lavender Girl’, released soon after the lockdown frenzy began. His first foray into studio production, this release garnered super reviews and international radio play.
With the Covid pandemic encouraging more time in the recording studio, 2020 motivated Eddie to hone his production skills and to begin composing instrumental cinematic cues. This led to scoring several corporate demos (for the development of a virtual reality game) and, ultimately, working as part of a busy collective of LA film composers. He has been working as a film composer ever since.
Written, performed and produced by Eddie Olguin
Guitars by Bernhard Penzias
Mastered by Justin Weis
Recorded and mixed by Eddie Olguin in a secret Audio Lab somewhere in Rome
Studio photos by Roberta Ovatta. Other photos by Gabriel Parra