The West Coast Sound of Holland was a name given to a collection of Dutch electronic musicians making music influenced by early eighties italo-disco, New York electro, techno, and a variety of other musical strands, like movie soundtracks. Although the name was coined in the earlier part of this decade, many of the artists are still very active, and have been joined by new artists, inspired by this sound.
In 2004 there was a documentary made about them called “When I Sold My Soul to the Machine” featuring interviews with proponents of the sound, like Alden Tyrell, Guy Tavares, I-F and Legowelt, with footage of parties, and the infamous Viewlexx Tower, home of the (now defunct) Cybernetic Broadcasting System. Originally released as a DVD, this documentary is available as a free download from the ISTFH Foundation, a non-profit organisation for the audio-visual arts based in the Hague.
- SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW
- BAUDELAIRE'S DISCO MUSIC
- ROLAND SEBASTIAN FABER: ARTIST PROFILE
- THE SINISTER LOW NOTE OF JOHN CARPENTER
- THE EIGHTIES ARE BACK AT THE POWERHOUSE MUSEUM
- OLD FLAMES AND LOST LOVES ON THE TRANS-EUROPE EXPRESS
- INVERTO UNVEILED
- "THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING, I REPEAT, THIS IS YOUR..."