The Rise of the Synths
Who does not remember the haunting electronic music of John Carpenter’s first Halloween? It was a highly effective score that stayed with you for days! Recently we have seen a true 80s revival. Films such as Drive, It Follows or Ready Pleayer One and TV series like Stranger Things or Glow, show a trend. Is this a random revival? This is the story of a musical scene born in MySpace in the mid 2000, known as Synthwave: electronic modern composition heavily inspired in the soundtracks of cinema, TV and videogames from the 80s. It was born underground, but what was a whisper in selected internet hubs has become, over the last 6 years, in an ever-growing scene, accounting millions of plays in social media and getting media attention. Lets discover what Synthwave is before it bursts into the mainstream or dies inevitably without glory.