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Old 05-24-2012, 09:02 PM
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Default The Sin of Synth

I do believe its time we had a thread devoted to the discussion, appreciation, disparaging and education of synth music in all its wonders.

Some favorites. Most of them come from the movies and the TV.

Jan Hammer
It's Over - Cocaine Cowboys
Payback - Miami Vice
Crockett's theme - Miami Vice

Harold Faltermeyer
The Running Man theme
Top Gun theme

Giorgio Moroder
Midnight Express theme
Chase - Midnight Express
Tony's theme - Scarface
Tears (OK, no synth but damn!)
Donna Summer - I Feel Love

Vince DiCola
Training Montage - Rocky IV
Ivan Drago Suite

Laura_Branigan - Self Control
Glass Candy - Digital Versicolor
Chromatics - Shining Violence

Can anyone list more or superior examples than the above? Perhaps some from old anime or a cruddy VHS fitness video?
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:32 PM
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Most in keeping with the spirit of Moroder, Italians Do It Better, et al -
M83 - Midnight City

The fucking synth lead at the end the world enters at 3:15 -
LCD Soundsystem - Yeah (Crass Version)

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Old 05-24-2012, 09:34 PM
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Kavinsky - Nightcall. It's the most recent one I can think of!
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:48 PM
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The FEZ soundtrack is one of my favorite soundtracks that came out recently.

Any of Vangelis's stuff where he mixed classical piano with synth is totally awesome.

The Mysterious Cities of Gold had some really cool sounding tracks. I really love 80s weirdness like that.

The Ultima: Exodus Remix album has some really cool 80s synth sounds. The Eternal Castle Britannia has this really rich tone to the synth mixed with (synthesized? sampled?) camera sounds which works somehow, I dunno, it's weird.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:35 AM
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Giorgio Moroder
Bringing up Giorgio without mentioning The Neverending Story? For shame!
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:21 AM
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I really like this song
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:38 AM
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I'm partial to this stuff myself:

DAF- Des Mussolini
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:45 AM
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I...actually had no idea that Jan Hammer did soundtracks. Interesting!
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:06 AM
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I...actually had no idea that Jan Hammer did soundtracks. Interesting!
W-what, I think he's most known from his Miami Vice stuff. Wikipedia seems to agree at least partially.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:17 PM
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I have no idea what you're talking about.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:20 PM
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Dude, sometimes I think you're just not putting enough effort into your posts.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:28 PM
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That's because I don't give 90% of a shit. Now I regret changing it to the right song.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:40 AM
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I regret you ever posting in this thread.

Another favorite:

The Evil Eye - Deadly Attraction
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:40 PM
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Be honest dizzy.

You made this thread because Gremlins.

Right?
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:00 AM
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die

Zappa made it on this thing, and he certainly wasn't sorry, either.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:09 PM
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Synth is not over, baby !!

Synth never dies !



Why did nobody alert me to the greatness of Perturbator? Whoever is responsible for this is responsible for some the sickest, darkest synth melodies of our generation. Yes, there are Perturbator contributions to the Hotline Miami soundtrack but not like this.

Some examples:

Perturbator - Welcome To Nocturne City
Perturbator - Disco Girls
Perturbator - Vengeance

Though this has to be my favorite thus far: Perturbator - John Holmes VHS Nightclub
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I assume all of you have heard the Hotline Miami soundtrack, right? Because if not, what the fuck are you doing? Seriously.

Anyway.

Lifelike - So Electric

College - I Think About It (Keenhouse remix)

College - Can You Kiss Me First

Miami Nights 1984 - The Getaway (and they splice in "The End" at the end of the video too)

edit: How could I forget Mitch Murder? For more, go here. Nearly every song is good.

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Shout Out Out Out Out

Can't stop listening.
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Is Anamanaguchi technically 'synth?' I've never seen them live or anything, but my impression was that their music was made up of live instruments heavily processed using 8-bit sound chips. Am I mistaken?
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:28 PM
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Synth is a musical style similar to, but distinct from chiprock bands like Ana. Got its start in dance clubs and the like, and has since scored out a little niche for itself.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:26 AM
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I believe it's time we got real synthetic. Local record store never fails to disappoint with their krautrock selection. Harmonia! A short-lived supergroup from the 70s, composed of superlative musicians playing music which the qorld once found superfluous. Almost chiptune-y. Almost. Strains of Wendy Carlos and Can permeate. Can't find the full album; you will have to buy it like a human. Kliek hier.
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I know I hardly ever come into the music subforum because you people are backwards fuckups, for the most part, but this is a Public Service Mission. If you ever cared about anything you will get the new Blastromen album that dropped today, named "Reality Opens". It's what the Daft Punk soundtrack for Tron should have been. It's fucking incredible.
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I'll check it out.
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I know I hardly ever come into the music subforum because you people are backwards fuckups, for the most part, but this is a Public Service Mission. If you ever cared about anything you will get the new Blastromen album that dropped today, named "Reality Opens". It's what the Daft Punk soundtrack for Tron should have been. It's fucking incredible.
Please. You come in here, put our collective musical taste on blast, and then peddle this generic ass shit? Keep walking. Unless I'm one of those people who's included excluded from in the "for the most part" exception, in which case we cool.

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Old 03-29-2014, 08:28 PM
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it's so goooooooooooooood
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Electric Youth's debut album Innerworld dropped last week. It is very good. You should probably get it if you've liked any tracks of theirs before.
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jun togawa is an angel
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Old 02-27-2016, 10:55 AM
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God this remix of the Long Good Friday overture gets my blood boiling. In a good way. I'm ready to tear up the town from the safety of my computer.

I got a bomb in me casino

Synth 4ever
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This has been popping up in my recommended for a while, just gave it a listen. Some pretty good stuff here, I think.
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:30 PM
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how the hell did i never notice this thread before synth music is my lifeblood, especially anything that sounds like it came from an '80s scifi movie or '70s italian disco, time to go trawling
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