“[‘The Rise of the Synths Redux’] has the air of an ode to the work of the film’s narrator, but it also has Ogden’s Berlin School-esque finger prints all over it. This is by design. – Vehlinggo
“The suspense-laden cinematic moodiness of the Carpenter-esque and giallo-colored new cut [‘Rebel Instinct’]” – Destroy//Exist
Lakeshore Records has released The Rise of the Synths (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), available now digitally worldwide! The album features the documentary’s score by OGRE Sound (Robin Ogden). If this album sounds familiar, Lakeshore previously released the Official Companion Album, which featured tracks by some of the synthwave and retrowave scene’s most recognizable names. See below for the score’s listening links and more.
Directed by Ivan Castell, the documentary is a “fascinating, witty trip through time” (Slash Film); and by the way, it’s narrated by John Carpenter, who is the inspiration behind the music of so many bands featured in the film and beyond.
Join the producers of The Rise of the Synths for their first ever virtual film festival event, 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟗𝐭𝐡 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝟕𝐩𝐦 CET and for a 𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝟐𝟒 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬, you´ll be able to watch the documentary, The Rise Of The Synths online. There will also be a special interactive Q&A, hosted by Aaron Vehling (Vehlinggo), special guests Director Ivan Castell, Composer Robin Ogden (Ogre) and Mecha Maiko.
Lakeshore Records offered early support of the film by releasing the companion album, featuring a compilation of synthwave tracks by some of the genre’s most recognized artists. Keep reading to access the album listening link and book your tickets to this special virtual film festival event!
Due to some changes “between fiscal sponsorship and Indiegogo,” The Rise of The Synths InDemand campaign must close on March 30, so this is your last chance to take advantage of the exclusive products offered as part of your sponsorship of the forthcoming documentary! More details at the campaign page on Indiegogo. They are less than $2,500 towards their $80K goal!
In support of the upcoming The Rise of The Synths documentary about synthwave and ’80s retro and electronic music, Lakeshore is releasing the Companion Album, featuring new and original tracks by Carpenter Brut, Power Glove, Com Truise, Lazerhawk, Dance With The Dead, Code Elektro, Robert Parker, OGRE, Voyager, and more bands to be announced! Hear the debut single, “Night Stalker” by Carpenter Brut, out now on iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify — everywhere!
The latest artist reveal on the upcoming The Rise of The Synths Companion Album is Austin-based Lazerhawk, who will contribute a new, original track.Follow the band on Facebook for band updates!
A founding member of Rosso Corsa, Lazerhawk is Garrett Hays from Austin, Texas, USA. His outrun electro is robot pop mixed with dark synths and the occasional lyric. Two years ago I described him as reminiscent of everything that was good in the ’80s: synthesizer jams with gargantuan leads, hard toms, spaced-out melody and the pains of being pure at heart. Since then he has experimented with chill wave and disco, but with a fundamental link to the ’80s.
The Rise of The Synths Companion Album will be out this spring. Listen to the debut single here.
THE RISE OF THE SYNTHS is a feature documentary directed by Iván Castell and produced by Javier Moreno with an amazing team from Spain. The film is the definitive documentary about synthwave and ’80s retro and electronic music. The filmmakers’ crowd-funding campaign is running right now. Head over to IndieGogo to give them your support!