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.
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Lakeshore Records is very excited to announce that synthwave artist Waveshaper will officially be on the forthcoming The Rise Of The Synths: Companion Album, a soundtrack in support of the successfully crowd-funded film! The album will feature many of your favorite synthwave artists, including Voyag3r and OGRE, which we announced recently. Stay tuned for more updates on confirmed artists!
We couldn’t resist asking Waveshaper for a hint of what to expect: “It is a fast paced track that kicks off with an ARP 2600 Fx that will blast you in to a story telling cinematic journey. I pictured myself an early ’80s animated space mission while producing the track.”
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!