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The Rise of the Synths

About the film

The Rise of the Synths is a documentary film directed by Iván Castell and narrated by filmmaker and composer John Carpenter. The film explores the origins and growth of the electronic music genre known as Synthwave, charting its rise in popularity from the underground online music scene.[1]to its recent mainstream exposure following use in retro-themed soundtracks, notably the 2011 film Drive, and more recently the television series Stranger Things.

Director(s) Ivan Castell

GenresInternational Stories Features, Music + Film + Art, Popular Documentaries, Selling Fast

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