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I Dream OF Wires: Hardcore Edition[Bluray] [Blu-ray] [2013]

Robert Fantinatto    Exempt   Blu-ray
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Robert Fantinatto
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Artoffact
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Jan 2014
  • Run Time: 240 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,668 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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An alternate/extended cut, I Dream of Wires: Hardcore Edition is 4 hours in length, custom made for hardcore modular synthesizer and electronic music fanatics. Interview subjects include musicians and producers Morton Subotnick, Bernie Krause, Gary Numan, Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle), Daniel Miller, Flood, Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Carl Craig, cEvin Key (Skinny Puppy), James Holden, Factory Floor, Legowelt, John Foxx and Vince Clarke,as well as manufacturers and modular industry leaders Doepfer, Modcan, Make Noise, Intellijel, Metasonix, Synthesis Technology/MOTM, Muffwiggler Mike and Andreas Schneider.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb and at four hours, too short! 10 Jan 2014
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If you love synths and Electronic music, then this film is for you! I got the Blu Ray and enjoyed every minute! Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 23 April 2014
By Tig
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I was surprised to find that such a DVD existed, analogue modular synths are not exactly common. This is for the true synthesist, sort of analogue porn to be enjoyed while sat on the sofa wearing your anorak. Joking aside this is four hours of pure analogue bliss for those who are addicted to modular gear, buy it, its great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Synth Porn 27 Mar 2014
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Total modular synth overload, 4 hours long. Really high quality stuff, watch it in manageable chunks or just indulge in the whole 4 hours...
Just buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I am so glad this got made 3 Jun 2014
By dtb200
I first learned of this film via Kickstarter, when it was still in production. We had to wait a while but it is awesome. Imagine the best documentary you'd hope to find on BBC4 on synthesisers then quadruple it. If you have any interest in synths, especially modular synths, this is well worth the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! This is Great for Anyone Into Any Type of Electronic Music. 4 Feb 2014
By Robert Hagen - Published on
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A very detailed documentary about the ENTIRE history of keyboards, electronics in music, and synthesizers --mainly modular synthesizers. This isn't music genre specific, as a lot of history is covered. But, there are a lot of great interviews, clips, and pictures from many artists and sources.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Two great documentaries in one 17 Jan 2014
By Micah R. Sisk - Published on
I Dream Of Wires: Hardcore Edition can be viewed as a 4 hour exploration of "the rise, fall and rise again of modular synthesizers." But it's really laid out as two separate documentaries. Part 1 covers the rise modular synthesizers in the 1960s through the 1970s, and their fall as more portable easy to understand music synthesizers became available in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s. This part alone is worth the price of admission, it is an excellent and engaging look at the companies, personalities and passions that spurred the birth of an industry; that took music synthesis out of the rarified environments of academia and into the world of commercial pop culture. Interviews include people directly involved in the creation of these magical musical monster machines, as well as musicians from both academia (Morton Subotnick) and popular music (Gary Numan, Daniel Miller, Trent Reznor, etc.). This part of the film is of interest not just to modular synthesizer fans, but anyone at all interested in music history, music instrument design, or electronic music in any of its myriad styles.

Part 2 deals with the reemergence of modular synthesis and has a completely different feel and stylistic direction than the first, historical, part. It is expressed as a journey through the wild and wildly exploding (albeit boutique) modular synthesis world that exists today: a world populated by tiny one-person (or few-person) companies driven mainly by the love of their products rather than bottom line profits; do-it-yourselfers who build these exotic instruments for the sheer joy of expression and exploration; musicians and artists searching for a connection to the past, a more direct physical connection to the music making process, or simply a new way of experiencing music; a world populated by an extremely diverse set of people, all turning to modular synthesizers for an equally diverse set of reasons. This is a documentary about vibrancy, diversity and potentiality. Interviews in this part continue to include famous personalities, but also branches out into the small but enthusiastic worldwide community of modular synthesizer manufacturers and users. This part of the documentary shows but a tip of the modular synth iceberg, but I think it documents well the state of the industry: untamed, fragmented, divergent, creative and expanding.

The production values throughout are excellent throughout. The soundtrack is awesome. The eye candy (for synth fans like me) is amazing. The content informative and entertaining.
5.0 out of 5 stars Geekfest 16 Jun 2014
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If you're into modular synthesis this is a great documentary. I had not planned to watch the entire doc in one sitting but that's what ended up happening.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best documentary ever 18 May 2014
By Camilo Forero - Published on
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For us nerds and modulars lovers this is THE ULTIMATE documentary. You'll learn a lot about their history and their future perspectives...
5.0 out of 5 stars Great documentary. 21 April 2014
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Well shot. Interesting. If you're into synthesizers and synthesizer-related history, this would be a wise choice. Glad I purchased it.
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