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Over the Wall (Documentary Week)

December 22, 2009

Documentary week here this time, and we’ve got a good one. It’s a recent BBC production called “Synth Britannia,” which details the emergence of synth pop in early eighties England. Topics of note: the first affordable home synthesizers as tool for DIY expression and the new possibilities for the pop auteur opened up by electronic music, dystopia, futurism + punkism, a whole realm of sounds that was new and unexplored, the initial industry/media resistance to synth music and its eventual saturation, plus more.

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