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]
Vinyl details of the highly-anticipated vinyl release of The Rise of The Synths (The Companion Album) have been revealed! This release follows the digital version of the various artist companion album (out now on Lakeshore Records) featuring tracks by Giorgio Moroder & Raney Shockne, Carpenter Brut, Dance With The Dead, OGRE, Lazerhawk, Mega Drive, Voyag3r, Chrome Canyon, Gunship, Power Glove, Com Truise, Robert Parker, Waveshaper, and Code Elektro from both EP 1 and EP 2 album releases, this lustworthy purple vinyl release also features additional music from Daniel Davies, Geno Lenardo and John Bergin. See the full album track list and more at Vehlinggo.
Pre-order the album at LakeshoreRecordsShop.com
Fans who are awaiting the vinyl featured in the film’s Indiegogo campaign will have to hang on a while longer as that is a separate album expected to feature score from the film.
Here’s a taste of what to expect on the album:
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Today is the day, folks! Lakeshore Records has opened up the pre-order for the highly-anticipated The Rise of The Synths (The Official Companion Album) EP 2 – out June 9 exclusively on Bandcamp! This second EP consists of new and exclusive tracks from some of synthwave’s most sought-after artists, including Chrome Canyon, Gunship, Power Glove, Com Truise, Robert Parker, Waveshaper, and Code Elektro.
This album is released in support of and to raise awareness of the documentary, The Rise of The Synths, THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENTARY about ’80s retro and electronic music, the synthwave scene, and ’80s nostalgia and audiovisual collective memories. The film is currently in production.
Continue reading Pre-order The Rise of The Synths (The Official Companion Album) EP 2 Now At Bandcamp!
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!
Get Carpenter Brut’s “Night Stalker” track here: [iTunes][Bandcamp][Spotify]
The latest synthwave artist confirmed on the forthcoming The Rise of the Synths Companion Album is Denmark’s Code Elektro. A two-time GAFFA Award Nominee (Denmark’s annual pop music awards), Code Elektro is the moniker of the Danish electro band helmed by Martin, who references Blade Runner, John Carpenter, Daft Punk, S U R V I V E and others in his music. Follow Code Elektro on Facebook. The album is slated to be released this spring, so stay tuned for more updates!
“From my perspective, the synth scene IS rising – and it’s happing right now. So much amazing music out there. I’m really happy that Lakeshore asked Code Elektro to be a part of Rise of the Synths,” said Martin.
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!