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New Music Friday: ‘The Rise of The Synths’ on Vinyl + Cassette, ‘Furious’ Score By Serj Tankian + More

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.

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The Rise of The Synths Soundtrack: The Two-EP Synth Score Review | Soundtrack Dreams

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]

Additional Stock Added To ‘The Rise of The Synths’ Soundtrack Vinyl Pre-order!

The Lakeshore Records webshop pre-order for The Rise of The Synths (The Companion Album) 2xLP sold out within hours yesterday!  However, due to the high demand, we were able to re-allocate a limited quantity of stock to the webshop.  Starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, fans who missed out on the initial pre-order will be able to snag an album!  

Order here on Wednesday, September 27 at 10 a.m. PST: [Webshop]

*The album will be available on a first come, first served basis and limited to 2 copies per customer. (Orders in excess of 2 copies will be canceled and refunded.)

See previous announcement here

‘The Rise Of The Synths’ Companion Album Vinyl Artwork Revealed! | Vehlinggo

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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The Rise of The Synths: Gunship Talks About The Synthwave Scene And The Inspiration Behind Their ‘The Vale Of Shadows’ Song | Dread Central

The Rise of The Synths (The Official Companion Album) EP 2 | Lakeshore Records

Jonathan Barkan of Dread Central recently caught up with Gunship to talk about their recent release, “The Vale of Shadows” on The Rise of The Synths (The Official Companion Album) EP 2, out now on Lakeshore Records!  Check out the exclusive interview now, here, in which you’ll learn about their musical inspirations, thoughts on the synthwave scene, and their upcoming band release.  

The Rise of The Synths (The Official Companion Album) EP 2 is out now on all digital outlets: [Download/Stream]





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.