The Rise of the Synths

2019     Spain, English, French      1 x 90/60     HD 4k     Color

Director
Ivan Castell

Producers
Ana Castañosa, Rebeca Villar

Voiceover
John Carpenter

The Rise Of The Synths is the story of a group of music composers from different countries who in the mid 2000’s, unknown to each other but with the help of Myspace, spontaneously created an underground music scene known as Synthwave. It was the first time the Internet gave birth to a real music scene. Synthwave can be described as music that uses an electronic modern composition heavily inspired by the soundtracks of cinema, TV and video games from 1980’s pop culture. Through the story of Synthwave, the film explores these questions: “Why now, this nostalgia for the 80s? Where does it come from and what will become of it?” There is a secret world out there, populated by some of the last rebels on the Internet, and it’s happening now.