BBC - Synth Britannia (2009)
HDTV | 1024 x 576 | .MKV/AVC @ 1800 Kbps | 1h 27mn | 1.22 GB
Audio: English AC-3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Music, Arts
Documentary following a generation of post-punk musicians who took the synthesiser from the experimental fringes to the centre of the pop stage. In the late 1970s, small pockets of electronic artists including the Human League, Daniel Miller and Cabaret Volatire were inspired by Kraftwerk and JG Ballard and dreamt of the sound of the future against the backdrop of bleak, high-rise Britain. The crossover moment came in 1979 when Gary Numan's appearance on Top of the Pops with Tubeway Army's Are Friends Electric heralded the arrival of synthpop.