The Rise of the Synths, a feature-length documentary about the synthwave scene, has hit its crowdfunding goal. No word on when production is set to begin but the documentary by filmmaker Ivan Castell has raised over $80,000 to produce the film.
Expecting to feature interviews with bands and artists such as Electric Youth, Mitch Murder, Miami Nights 1984, Com Truise, Kristine, Carpenter Brut, and others, we’re ridiculously looking forward to this one.
The film is a travel in time towards the roots of a worldwide grass-root music scene known as Synthwave, an irresistible blend of modern electronic composition with 80s pop culture’s nostalgia, that over the last two years has transformed from a whisper on selected internet hubs, to an ever-growing scene, expanding rapidly as we speak. Accounting millions of plays on social media, devoted fans are legion, but nobody in the mass media knows about them.
The project will also include an amazing compilation of new and original tracks by artists like Carpenter Brut, Waveshaper, Com Truise, Lazerhawk, Dance With The Dead, Code Elektro, Robert Parker, OGRE, Voyag3r, and GUNSHIP.
Check out the videos below for an idea of what to expect. Also, you can donate to the Indiegogo campaign or visit the official website.