It's midnight in the wilderness: From
the lost highways and fever swamps, a
new voice arises from the deep dark
RETAIL, stage name of Gilbert Kaneda,
is a darkwave singer-songwriter,
guitarist, and self-taught pianist.
Despite a lack of formal training,
RETAIL has topped the list of
classical artists from Atlanta on
reverbnation. On myspace, RETAIL has
over 27,000 followers. RETAIL's
influences include THE BEATLES, BOB
DYLAN, THE DOORS, DAVID BOWIE, SARAH
MCLACHLAN, FRANK SINATRA, & JOHN
BARRY. RETAIL's style is an undiluted
cocktail of eighties goth, sixties
movie scores, and seventies art rock.
RETAIL names his style "mood music",
and his songs evoke a kaleidoscope of
moods: Sensual, romantic, atmospheric,
psychological, political, and
spiritual. "A twenty-first century
poet with deep running roots."
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