Soundtrack To Jodorowsky’s Dune Now Available To Order

jodorowsky-dune-soundtrackThe soundtrack to Jodorowsky’s Dune – a documentary about the greatest film that never got made – is now available to order.

Jodorowsky’s Dune tells the tale of cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s unsuccessful attempt to adapt Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel, Dune, to the big screen.

Jodorowsky’s version of Dune was to feature Salvador Dalí, Orson Welles, and Mick Jagger in starring roles and music by psychedelic prog-rockers Pink Floyd.

For the documentary, composer Kurt Stenzel created a retro-futuristic soundtrack: Continue reading

Synthesist Robert Rich To Headline B-Wave Festival

robert-richOrganizers contacted us to let us know that the third edition of the B-Wave Festival in Belgium will take place on November 14th.

The festival is described as ‘the only Belgian festival that supports Ambient, Space, Drones and Chillout music.’ It is an indoor festival with two stages, one in the theatre hall and one in the foyer, where in total 6 bands/artists will perform.

B-Wave Festival 2015 will feature synthesist Robert Rich (right), Radio Massacre International and others.  Continue reading

The 25 Best Synthpop Tracks Ever

just-cant-get-enoughWhen we asked Synthtopia readers what songs are the best synthpop tracks ever, you responded with an amazing number of comments.

We appreciated the feedback – we just can’t get enough – but we thought readers might also be interested in a list of the best synthpop songs of all time.

Here are the The 25 Best Synthpop Tracks Ever, as picked by Synthtopia readers. We’ve included music videos for the top 10, embedded below.

Check out the list and let us know what you think! Continue reading

‘Forgotten Sounds’ Of The Korg MS-20 Mini

Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via Kaj Roger Willumsen, captures a live performance (with sequencers) in his Forgotten Sounds series.

The series is described as ‘relaxing instrumental music’, featuring the analog sounds of Korg MS-20 Mini synthesizer.  Continue reading

Vangelis and the Journey to Ithaka

Vangelis And The Journey to Ithaka is a 2014 documentary on the Acadamy Award winning Greek composer and synthesist.

The two-hour documentary includes interviews with Vangelis and many of his friends and colleagues, including Sean Connery, Hugh Hudson, Jessye Norman, Oliver Stone, Akiko Ebi, Julian Rachlin and many others.

It also includes rare, historical footage, most of which has never been seen before. In addition, the documentary includes recent footage of Vangelis improvising new music. Continue reading

Prog Finally Gets A ‘Top 10’ List, After 50 Years

prog-magazine-coverOfficial Charts – the UK-based music sales ranking organization – has announced an Official Progressive Albums Chart.

While some may dismiss the announcement as the delirium of a 21st century schizoid man, true prog fans never let go – and think that the fact that this wasn’t introduced 40 years ago was the crime of the century.

The new monthly chart is a partnership between The Official Charts Company and Prog Magazine. The chart will act as a definitive monthly list of the UK’s most popular prog albums; giving the genre new recognition and the credit it deserves ‘as more than just an archaic 1970s phenomenon’. Continue reading