|Cultural oreegins||1977–80 in Germany, Japan, Unitit Kinrick|
|Teepical instruments||Synthesizer, drum machine, bass guitar, tape luips, drums, guitar, sequencer, keybuird, vocoder, sampler, vocals|
|Derivative forms||Hoose, trance, indietronica, electronica, dance-pop|
|Electroclash - Electro hoose - Techno|
|Synthpunk - Industrial muisic|
- Glenn Appell, David Hemphill (2006). American popular music: a multicultural history. Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth. p. 423. ISBN 0155062298. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
The 1980s brought the dawning age of the synthesizer in rock. Synth pop, a spare, synthesizer-based dance pop sound, was its first embodiment.
- T. Cateforis (2011), Are We Not New Wave?: Modern Pop at the Turn of the 1980s, Ann Arbor MI: University of Michigan Press, p. 52,62, ISBN 0-472-03470-7