[Movie] They Call it Acid

 

They Call It Acid

We’re not known for writing about films or documentaries, or for writing about Kickstarter/Indiegogo campaigns; but sometimes something comes along and we feel we just have to let you know so you can go and support it, mainly because we really want it to get funded and finished.

If you are a regular reader of electronic rumors you’ll know that we have a big place in our hearts for Acid House. Having grown up when it exploded in the late 80s, in those exciting times when the music was truly mind-blowing and fresh and when dance music and drugs brought people together in a way that had never been seen before which changed the landscape of culture forever, we’re itching to see They Call It Acid. Documentary maker Gordon Mason has a massive archive of his own footage from the time along with interviews from the movers and shakers who made the scene what it was. Disco may have come from New York, Italo may have come from Europe, House may have come from Chicago and Techno may have come from Detroit; but the UK in the late 80s is where dance music culture was born. When the Acid House invasion started it kinda’ felt like our Punk.

Gordon’s documentary is finished, but he needs money for music clearance, production, distribution etc.. So check out his Indiegogo page and support what should be both an amazing trip down memory lane and a fascinating educational record.

Check out the They Call It Acid Indiegogo page here.

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[Movie] Controller

 

Controller   YouTube

We don’t often write about films, but when we do it’s usually for a good reason. Aside for the fact that we’re big fans of Sci-Fi shorts, short movie Controller grabbed out attention for two very good reasons. This film has pedigree.

First up, it was written and directed by Saman Kesh. Not only an award winning director in the real world, but the winner of an electronic rumors award too! Alongside his mind-blowingly good video for Cinnamon Chasers’ Luv Deluxe being winner of the SXSW Best Music Video Award 2010, his trilogy of amazing videos for Russ Chime’s Midnight Club EP were our picks for Best Video of 2010. We love this guy’s eye. We wouldn’t dare to pretend to be film critic’s but we get pretty enthralled by the way he combines romance and tension in every shot.

Secondly, and just as importantly, the soundtrack is by none other than Cinnamon Chasers himself (under his real name, Russ Davies), a pulsating synthetic affair that bubbles and builds alongside the action and really works the rising emotions of the story, picking out the quiet moments and kinetic action individually.

As we mentioned, we’re big fans of Sci-Fi shorts, Controller would have been an awesome piece regardless of who was involved in making it, but we can’t help but feel these guy’s talents pushed it over the edge into a real thing of beauty. We’re not movie reviewers (hell, we’re barely music reviewers), so just watch and enjoy.

Check out Controller’s prequel here. Controller’s soundtrack is out now.

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[Movie] Rage

 

Rage

Right, are you sitting down? There’s a lot of information to take-in in this post so pay attention. We’re going multi-media crazy and a worthy cause is gonna’ need your help. Pay attention. Our good friend and top SynthWaver Arcade High is not only one of the most original retro-synth producers around, he’s also a talented filmmaker. Currently in his final year at film school, Ryan is attempting to put together a short movie, written and directed by himself and highly influenced by the 80s flicks he loves. The film is called Rage, about a man who returns from the dead and embarks on a bloody quest to rescue his girlfriend. The film will expand upon a blood soaked test scene filmed earlier this year. Check it out.

So, here’s where things get really interesting, not only are the looking to fans and enthusiasts to fund the movie over on IndieGoGo for special perks, but they are also already selling the soundtrack. Out on Telefuture, the album is a thirteen track compilation featuring tracks from some of the best and brightest in the SynthWave scene, including, but not limited to, Silenx, Arcade High himself, Betamaxx, Tommy​, Final DJs and Protector 101. The soundtrack costs $10, with all of the cash going toward the films budget. It’s a great funding strategy, and everybody wins. Check out some of the tracks, the release is loaded with top quality, ominous, pounding and pulsating synthesizer soundtrack music and relentless Italo beats. The soundtrack is on Bandcamp right now, and you can find out more about Rage and the crew involved in making it, along with donation options on their IndieGoGo page. Get involved!

♫ Tommy – Kurt’s Revenge

♫ Silenx – Rogue Vindicator

♫ Arcade High – Rise From Your Grave

♫ Betamaxx – Retaliation

♫ Protector 101 – Empty Shells

The Rage soundtrack is out now, all proceeds go towards the movies production budget. Get it here.

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