O que me fez ganhar o dia

Saber que o primoroso documentário Synth Britannia, transmitido pela BBC 4 a 16 de Outubro, já pode ser visto online.

Cá fica a sinopse da BBC:
«In the late Seventies small pockets of electronic artists such as The Human League, Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle were inspired by Kraftwerk and J G Ballard to dream of the sound of the future against the backdrop of bleak, high-rise Britain. Gary Numan's 1979 appearance on Top Of The Pops heralded the invention of synthpop, which would provide the soundtrack as Britain entered a new, ruthless era in the Eighties. Depeche Mode, four lads from Basildon, came to embody the new sound, while post-punk bands such as Ultravox, Soft Cell, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark and Yazoo took the synth from the pages of the NME and onto the front cover of Smash Hits. By 1983 the Pet Shop Boys and New Order were pointing to where the future of electronic music lay – in dance. Contributors to Synth Britannia include Philip Oakey, Vince Clarke, Martin Gore, Bernard Sumner, Gary Numan and Neil Tennant

O trailer:

A primeira parte:

(Da influência de Wendy Carlos e da banda sonora de Clockwork Orange ao primeiro concerto dos Kraftwerk em Liverpool, no mesmo dia que um concerto dos Beatles.)

E a quarta:

(Throbbing Gristle, Fad Gadget, Gary Numan no Top of the Pops)