I was on Justin Barlett's site and noticed this great documentary on sythn pop that I never heard of. The doc is well worth your time and I've included some images from Justin's site to help get you over there. If you like doom / black metal. It's basically a must.
"Synth Britannia" is a fairly in-depth documentary about the British electronic scene which began in the late 1970's and had it's heyday in the mid 1980's (although many bands are still going strong today). It was produced by the BBC which came out a couple of months ago and has been floating around on Torrent Sites, but I think watching it on youtube is a bit easier. The film begins with how bands like Kraftwerk and post-punkers Joy Division influenced many of the musicians involved in OMD, Human League, Cabaret Voltaire, and even Throbbing Gristle.
Soon after, electronic music gained a small following in the UK and many other bands such as Depeche Mode, Heaven 17, Gary Numan, and the Pet Shop Boys mutated those primitive electronic beats into a much more digestible and danceable form of pop music and grew a worldwide fanbase.
"Synth Britannia" features interviews with Gary Numan, Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Stephen Morris (Joy Division/New Order), Daniel Miller (Mute Records/Silicon Teens) and many more.
If you are remotely interested in electronic synthpop/electro at all - make sure to check it out!
Parts 1-8 (part 9 is blocked in the US) are on youtube, the link below has subtitles in Spanish, but has the entire documentary.