According to BBC Six Music it's the 25th anniversary of electronic music.
Now, I realise this is completely factually wrong. Synths were around in the 60s after all and Kraftwerk and Cabaret Voltaire were blazing a trail in the mid 70s.
I think what they actually mean is they fancy having a theme week and it's 25 years since the main wave of synth-pop bands really hit it big. 1981 of course, being the year of Human League, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran and many more.
But it does mean that I'm in my element, being a classic electronica and synthpop lover.
Currently I'm listening to a history of synth documentary on 6 Music. Great stuff.They've started with Wendy Carlos (Hooked on Bach etc), through to ELP & Pink Floyd,& Stevie Wonder integrating the synth into their work, and then onto Kraftwerk and the true electronic music.
Next week it's synth pop. Looking forward to it already.