It's midnight in the wilderness: From the lost highways and fever swamps, a new voice arises from the deep dark South...
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. To quote a RETAIL lyric: "Enter the dream and let go..."