I Dream of Wires: Hardcore Edition: The Definitive Documentary on Modular Synthesizers



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Yes, that’s a promise we’re prepared to make even though the documentary hasn’t even been released yet. How did we work up the nerve to posit such a bold claim in the face of potential ridiculing from the legions of nerds who will no doubt have irreconcilable opinions on this topic? Well, for starters because Ghostly International’s Jason Amm AKA Solvent produced and co-wrote the damn thing. And when the list of interviewees reads: John Foxx, Vince Clarke (Erasure), Daniel Miller (Mute), Carl Craig, James Holden, Trent Reznor, Dominic Butler (Factory Floor), Legowelt, Chris Carter, John Tejada, and Gary Numan, you know you’ve struck solid gold.

Preceding IDOW's official theatrical release, the team will be releasing this special, extended cut: "I Dream Of Wires (Hardcore Edition)", which is:’ is for the hardcore modular synthesizer and electronic music fanatics,’ according to the IDOW crew.

Lordamercy. So much hardware, so little time. Wait, that’s not true. ‘I Dream of Wires: Hardcore Edition lasts for 4 whole hours! While the more fervent of synth freaks will most likely claim that this is not nearly enough to fully scrutinize the dense and murky depths of the modular world, we would argue that this should make sufficient room for heavy technology exploration.

Touching on the hardware Vs. software synth debate and tons of other essential stuff, this is, of course, only the trailer for the full, entire main event, which is set to be released in May. But there are enough memorable quotes and hardware money shots in this bad boy to tide you over into the summer.

Okay. Time to take a deep breath and take the plunge into a world of eccentric, old beret-wearing farts, brilliant weirdos and…Gary Numan.