It's time to go back.
Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, sold-out screenings around the world, and the successful Synthrider Festival online, the Synthwave documentary The Rise of the Synths is now being made available in different formats (physical and digital), along with different extra contents to add to your purchase.
Written and directed by Iván Castell, and narrated by iconic director and composer John Carpenter, The Rise of the Synths travelled to nine countries to interview the scene’s biggest stars and original trailblazers.
"The film explores the roots of the now breakout Synthwave scene, charting its humble online and underground beginnings to its impact on today’s pop culture."
"So what is Synthwave? An irresistible blend of nostalgia and music; of creative processes and cultural references; of reappropriation and legitimate creation. More than a random revival, Synthwave has become a celebration of shared memories, with an ever-evolving sound now emerging as a chart topping worldwide retro cultural phenomenon."
The film features interviews with popular artists like Carpenter Brut, Dance with the Dead, Gost, Gunship, Lazerhawk, OGRE, Perturbator, Power Glove, Scandroid, The Midnight, and many others.
Head on over to the official Rise of the Synths shop to snag your copy on Blu-ray, DVD, VHS or Digital. Various other merch items are also up for grabs, including shirts, mugs, posters, etc.