The Rise Of The Synths

Nominated for:Best Documentary

Film Info

Film Year: 2019

Film Duration: 81 min

Country: Spain


Iván Castell

Film Category

“The Rise Of The Synths” is the story of how in the mid 2000s, a group of composers from around the world and with the help of Myspace, spontaneously created an underground music scene known as “Synthwave”: electronic modern composition heavily inspired by the soundtracks of cinema, TV and video games from 1980’s pop culture.The last few years have seen a true 80s revival in different ambits. Films such as “Drive”, “It Follows”, “Ready Player One”, and TV series like “Stranger Things” and “Glow”, among others, show a trend. Random revival or an emerging cultural phenomenon?