Depeche Mode – The Dark Progression is an unauthorized documentary tracing the career of the pioneering synth pop band. The documentary features rare performances, archive footage and exclusive interviews. Continue reading
As long as there have been synthesizers, there have been composers creating pop synth music. Many of the earliest synth albums were ‘switched on’ or ‘mooged out’ versions of pop tracks, and tracks like Gershon Kingsley’s Popcorn and Kraftwerk’s Autobahn were the first synth music that many people ever heard.
But it took another decade for synth pop to take off as a genre, lead by artists like Gary Numan, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Ultravox & Depeche Mode. And it’s never really gone away since. Continue reading
Reader Marc Aubele let us know about a free download, Pocket of Gold, from his band, Nanu Nanu.
Nanu Nanu – made up of Glitterface (Laura Sheeran), Mirrorman (Marc Aubele) and drummer Rocky D – describe their music as ‘alien synth pop’. Continue reading
Synth pop pioneer Gary Numan is featured in this interview, in John Doran’s series The British Masters. Continue reading