For synth aficionados, every day is synth day. However, September (aka Synthtember) is a particularly great month for celebrating the best of synth scores, music from soundtracks and compositions inspired by the cinematic experience. If you’re a dedicated follower of Lakeshore Records, then you were among the first to be notified of two special announcements for your listening pleasure.
Lakeshore Records has released the single, “I Drive (Waveshaper Remix” via The Rise of the Synths Presents! Waveshaper’s remix of the Cliff Martinez classic track from the Drive soundtrack shows that music fans’ love of synthwave is not waning anytime soon. The mere existence of The Rise of the Synths documentary and its continued support at film festivals around the world is proof enough that the love of and homage to the music of the 1980s is going strong. Available on all major digital music services worldwide.
“[‘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!