Lakeshore Records has released The Rise of the Synths, an album compiling the two companion EPs for the upcoming documentary of the same name. The Rise of the Synths is a documentary exploring the synthwave scene from its digital grass root movement, to the internet and social networks that promoted it. The creators of the film  interviewed both favorite and newer producers within the scene who helped shape the genre. With songs from Giorgio Moroder, Raney Shockne, Com Truise, Carpenter Brut, Dance With The Dead, Mega Drive, and more this documentary will relive glorious moments from the scene's history.

Assembling this album has been an absolute thrill. I fell in love with electronic music in the early 1980s through the film scores of Tangerine Dream and Girgio Moroder. I continued to be a fan of electronic music through the 90s and the 00s. During those years, the scene felt like a underground niche, so it was exciting to see composers and fans begin to embrace the sound in the late 00s - and to see it finally break into a more mainstream awareness with the release of the Drive Soundtrack. Here we are now with the release of the Stranger Things score, and the genre has grown even more - becoming even more mainstream and gaining a new name in the process: “Synthwave.” My favorite part about assembling this album was meeting all of the artists and seeing how genuinely interested they are about the origins of electronic music and how incredibly eager they are to chart new territory. -John H. Bergin, Music Supervisor

Track List for THE RISE OF THE SYNTHS:
01. Deckard Returns - Chrome Canyon
02. The Vale Of Shadows - Gunship
03. Fatal Affair - Power Glove
04. Makita - Geno Lenardo
05. Idle Withdrawal - Com Truise
06. Lost In A Love - Daniel Davies
07. Silver Shadow - Robert Parker
08. A Mission To Remember - Waveshaper
09. Black Rain - Code Elektro
10. The Osbourne Effect - German Engineering
11. Triage - Giorgio Moroder & Raney Shockne
12. Night Stalker - Carpenter Brut
13. Crash & Burn - John Bergin
14. Dead of Night - Dance With The Dead
15. A Hero’s Journey - Lazerhawk
16. Rebar (Prologue) - OGRE
17. Fleshman - John Bergin
18. Stargate - Mega Drive
19. Appearance Of The Mysterious Traveler - Voyag3r

The vinyl for the album is currently sold out, but you can still get your hands on a cassette and digital download via Lakeshore Records official Bandcamp
Lakeshore Records Releases 'The Rise of the Synths' ON Digital, Vinyl, and Cassette
December 10, 2017
Brutal Resonance

Lakeshore Records Releases 'The Rise of the Synths' ON Digital, Vinyl, and Cassette

Lakeshore Records has released The Rise of the Synths, an album compiling the two companion EPs for the upcoming documentary of the same name. The Rise of the Synths is a documentary exploring the synthwave scene from its digital grass root movement, to the internet and social networks that promoted it. The creators of the film  interviewed both favorite and newer producers within the scene who helped shape the genre. With songs from Giorgio Moroder, Raney Shockne, Com Truise, Carpenter Brut, Dance With The Dead, Mega Drive, and more this documentary will relive glorious moments from the scene's history.

Assembling this album has been an absolute thrill. I fell in love with electronic music in the early 1980s through the film scores of Tangerine Dream and Girgio Moroder. I continued to be a fan of electronic music through the 90s and the 00s. During those years, the scene felt like a underground niche, so it was exciting to see composers and fans begin to embrace the sound in the late 00s - and to see it finally break into a more mainstream awareness with the release of the Drive Soundtrack. Here we are now with the release of the Stranger Things score, and the genre has grown even more - becoming even more mainstream and gaining a new name in the process: “Synthwave.” My favorite part about assembling this album was meeting all of the artists and seeing how genuinely interested they are about the origins of electronic music and how incredibly eager they are to chart new territory. -John H. Bergin, Music Supervisor

Track List for THE RISE OF THE SYNTHS:
01. Deckard Returns - Chrome Canyon
02. The Vale Of Shadows - Gunship
03. Fatal Affair - Power Glove
04. Makita - Geno Lenardo
05. Idle Withdrawal - Com Truise
06. Lost In A Love - Daniel Davies
07. Silver Shadow - Robert Parker
08. A Mission To Remember - Waveshaper
09. Black Rain - Code Elektro
10. The Osbourne Effect - German Engineering
11. Triage - Giorgio Moroder & Raney Shockne
12. Night Stalker - Carpenter Brut
13. Crash & Burn - John Bergin
14. Dead of Night - Dance With The Dead
15. A Hero’s Journey - Lazerhawk
16. Rebar (Prologue) - OGRE
17. Fleshman - John Bergin
18. Stargate - Mega Drive
19. Appearance Of The Mysterious Traveler - Voyag3r

The vinyl for the album is currently sold out, but you can still get your hands on a cassette and digital download via Lakeshore Records official Bandcamp
Dec 10 2017

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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