Synth Britannia
November 19, 2009 10:27 AM   Subscribe

Synth Britannia "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 Voltaire were inspired by Kraftwerk and JG Ballard and dreamt of the sound of the future against the backdrop of bleak, high-rise Britain."
posted by vronsky (14 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

Well, there goes the rest of my afternoon.
Fantastic find, vronsky!
posted by Thorzdad at 10:50 AM on November 19, 2009

Another quality poss vronsky! Thanks.
posted by Sailormom at 11:11 AM on November 19, 2009

And, don't miss, from the momus thread this simply amazing performance of Heroes by David Bowie.
posted by vronsky at 11:12 AM on November 19, 2009

Sick. Destination Venus if you will.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:25 AM on November 19, 2009

With Synth Britannia and the recent Krautrock stuff, BBC 4 has been magnificent lately.
posted by dng at 11:36 AM on November 19, 2009 [1 favorite]

/me says goodbye to the next hour...
posted by Slothrup at 11:39 AM on November 19, 2009

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posted by humannaire at 12:55 PM on November 19, 2009

Pardon the spelling of Tesla, incidentally. I am both excited by this post and pissed at vronsky for clearing my schedule for me.
posted by humannaire at 12:57 PM on November 19, 2009

Hmmm...I'm getting a "This video is not available in your country due to copyright restrictions." block on the next-to-last video on that Audiovision page.
posted by Thorzdad at 2:43 PM on November 19, 2009

Weird, it's working for me Thorzdad. I'm on the east coast.
posted by vronsky at 3:03 PM on November 19, 2009

Yeah, that's odd. I get the same block when I go directly to the YouTube page, too. No love for Indiana, I guess.
posted by Thorzdad at 3:42 PM on November 19, 2009

Awesome. I had a great time viewing this documentary. Television can be a great medium.
Given this background you may enjoy Little Boots' (young diy synthesizer singer-songwriter) collaboration with Phil Oakey.
posted by jouke at 8:05 PM on November 19, 2009

Fantastic, thanks vronsky!
posted by carter at 6:49 PM on November 29, 2009

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