Oli Freke is a London based musician, artist and author who has had a life-long passion for analogue synthesizers and electronic music. He has spent twenty years in the music industry, variously supporting the Human League on tour with his electro band Cassette Electrik, writing music for television and recently seeing success with a string of dance tracks which placed in the UK club charts. His Synth Evolution posters, launched in 2017, have become a popular product among synth fans.
"...a book with a difference. The hand-sketched illustrations
set this book apart, turning the technical facts and figures into a
visual feast insightfully embellished with interesting anecdotes."
--Sound On Sound
"Like a Victorian botanist climbing mountains in search or a rare flower to sketch, Oli Freke tracks down scarce examples of synthesizers to lovingly sketch and for us to marvel at. His collection is an essential bookshelf addition for the analogue obsessive." --Electronic Sound
"Such a fascinating survey of the synthesizer world, demonstrating a depth of passion that will amaze even the greatest synth-head." --Benge (Expanding Records)