Saturday, January 9, 2010

Synth Britannia

Synth Britannia is an amazing BBC documentary chronicling the rise of synth music from its experimental dystopian beginnings in the late 70's to the synth pop of the early 80's. There is an incredible amount of behind-the-scenes tales. I found it interesting how progressive and punk-like early synth musicians were.
The genre of synth pop grew up alongside me in the 80's and play a crucial role in my views on art still today.

Human League.Gary Numan.Ultravox.Depeche Mode.Yaz(oo).Normal.OMD.Soft Cell.Joy Division.

PLEASE NOTE: YouTube has the video available in 9 parts. However, Warner Music Group disallows the final 9th part to be viewed!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

On To The Next One

As a sort of Happy New Year- Hov's "On To The Next One"
Since the drop of Blueprint III, Jay Z has been reinventing hip hop x rockstar.

Not sure about all the visuals, but as a whole- quite impressive.