“[‘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.
This week, Lakeshore Records kicks off the month with four soundtrack pre-orders, featuring And She Could Be Next (various artists), The Doorman (Aldo Shllaku), The Wolf of Snow Hollow(Ben Lovett), and The Rise of the Synths score (OGRE Sound)! Keep reading to view the album track lists and access the pre-order links.
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!
Check out this week’s new releases, featuring the highly-anticipated The Rise of The Synths (The Companion Album), available now on vinyl, cassette and digital formats including bonus tracks! Also out now is new Serj Tankian score, Furious: The Legend of Kolovrat, plus two new pre-orders: The Ballad of Lefty Brown (score by H. Scott Salinas) and Star Trek: Discovery (score by Jeff Russo). See below to access download and streaming links to your new favorite soundtracks and more.
What I love most about this music is how immersive it is, unlike anything else I could listen to, and it never fails to get me… I love it that this genre is finally getting some recognition. Can’t wait to see the documentary. – Soundtrack Dreams
Film music reviewer Soundtrack Dreams dives deep into the two-EP synth score albums of The Rise of The Synths (The Official Companion Album), and he has something to say about a lot of the artists featured on the albums! Next month, Lakeshore Records will be releasing a special digital edition of the synth album compilation, to be released on the same day with the vinyl release. More details coming soon! Read the full album review now at Soundtrack Dreams.
Both EPs of The Rise of The Synths (The Companion Album) are available now digitally: [EP 1][EP 2]