Documentary: Synth Britannia [update: vid unfortunately removed]

As posted recently via twitter, BBC4 has a great documentary on the evolution of british synth pop. If you're based in the UK, you can watch the episodes on BBC4's page - IPs from other countries are blocked for legal reasons.

Having watched the whole thing in parts on Youtube, I was happy to read at Kraftfuttermischwerk that somebody uploaded a full version to vimeo. The 90 minutes video is very thorough in detail and has some nice interview bits with the guys from Depeche Mode and Mute Records' boss, the guys from Human League, New Order and OMD to name but a few. There is also some original footage from "back in the days" of Gary Numan's appearance on Top of the Pops, early DM gigs and other guys with fearless hair styles and make-ups. On a side note, it's interesting to see how Kraftwerk influenced so many of those later to be famous artists, especially considering the state of synth pop or synth music in general in Germany in those years *cough*

Must see for anybody into electronic music and its sources! Have a great weekend!

Selected links #004

http://vintagesynth.com - great ressource for, well, vintage synths
http://daringfireball.net - John Gruber's Daring Fireball, Mac-centered, entertaining IT news gossip
http://createdigitalmusic.com - in-depth reviews and features by Peter Kirn
http://theinspirationroom.com/daily - your daily stopover if you're working in the creative industry (and also if not)
http://twitip.com - hints, how-tos and backgrounds on and about using Twitter

By the way, do you already follow us on Twitter?

Selected links #003

http://abduzeedo.com - "The blog's name means abducted in Portuguese. I changed its spelling to add ZEE (my design company) instead of abduzido" Fabio Sasso says in the about section, great source of (graphical) input and inspiration from Brazil
http://doddiblog.blogspot.com - "Quality, Not Quantity is What Really matters", one of the best blogs around covering downloadable DJ mixes, really eclectic selection but it's all about electronic music
http://www.thepiz.org/mralias2 - a dirty beast of freeware synth, this one's available for all major platforms - don't get distracted by the GUI, Mr. Alias 2 kicks major arse
http://www.macosxhints.com - great ressource for OSX noobs but also some hints that you did not know of despite you've been using Macs for ages
http://kvraudio.com - anything plugin or audio software goes here, if you don't find it on KVR, it probably doesn't exist - well worth signing up there and the forum is also a great source of information

Use the board, young Skywalker!

Selected links #001