Part of the So Many Styles, So Many Symphonies Series. Set Synths To Stun is a Digital Collage that celebrates the evolution of electronic music through the introduction of sythesizers, drum machines and polyphonic keyboards. These new and powerful tools enabled an unprecidented range of sound manipulation and the ability to electronically replicate a wide variety of instruments, giving even one musician an awsome range. This new found freedom ushered in a fresh era of experimentation and possiblity, giving birth to a huge variety of new musical work.
It lead to the vast and expansive sounds of acts likes Jean-Michel Jarre, Brian Eno and Kate Bush. The technical supremacy of Kraftwerk. The fantastically unapologetic pop-cheese of bands like Spandau Ballet and Men With Hats; while setting the stage for the darker edgier tones of Depech Mode and Joy Division, as well as other amazing acts of this era such as The Human League, Soft Cell, Gary Numan and Tears For Fears.
In recent years the creation of electronic music has crossed new thresholds with the advent of live digital sampling and the powerful and elegant accuracy of software manipulation. While these have provided new ways and means for artists to experiment and evolve, they owe their rich heritage to the distinctive sounds of the pioneers of this period.