Ever since the introduction the modular synthesizer by Robert Moog, the history music had been changed forever. As electronic music continues its rise to fame, none this could have been done without the early pioneers different sound and modular synthesizers. As synthesizers began to gain popularity over the years, this helped create new genres music, such as synthpop, electronic music, and much the pop music we hear today.
What Is Synthpop?
Synthpop (short for synthesizer pop) also known as techno-pop is a subgenre new wave music that first became popular in the late 1970s. With a synthesizer as the main instrument behind the genre, synth-pop began to go mainstream with the help progressive rock and electronic bands like Kraftwerk. While synthpop is also known to be like electropop, the new wave this genre were bands like Alphaville and A-Ha.
Synthpop has taken over many waves throughout the years. Synthpop bands and artists include Kraftwerk, A-Ha, Alphaville, Depeche Mode, New Order, Pet Shop Boys, The Buggles, Eurythmics, M83, Devo, MGMT, The Postal Service, Cut Copy, The Killers, Felix da Housecat, and a number other synthpop artists.