August 4, 2013
Right about now there are plenty of one time pop or rock stars who are now aging and in their 40’s and 50’s. Some of them will disappear into obscurity only to be forgotten, while some will continue on in their career as they reshape who they once were. Many of these famous rockers aren’t trying to stage a comeback or pretend that they are 25 again – they simply like their music and enjoy performing. Some of the notable artists who are no nearing their golden ages are those who were involved in the early synth revolution. Kraftwerk comes to mind, since the pioneers of synth music are sort of hard to delete from history books.
Others, who had pretty long careers, are still around performing with younger musicians who have taken a liking to their style of music. You can find Daryl Hall from Hall and Oates, performing …
March 18, 2013
Even if you weren’t born in the 80’s when the synthesizer revolution was taking place, you can still appreciate some of the well known synth-pop hits on radio, and they’ll probably be around for another fifty years before it is time to call it quits. Few can argue that the music wasn’t unique; it was produced by instruments that had never existed and the upbeat themes of songs from that area are unmatched by today’s standard. Like all genres, there are of course some cheesy elements that have degraded the style, but as of today only the hits are well known.
Regardless of who thinks what songs are best, the era of synth-pop music was the first to show how technology could really change the culture. Even though these artists were given new tools to create music, how they used it was completely up to them. With their own interpretations …