The synth-pop duo Ganymede might have released their first album in 2000, but their sound reaches fondly in to the past, namely the first ’80s. Called after Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede includes Patrick Runkle (vocals, synthesizers) and David Friede (synthesizers). Runkle and Friede fulfilled at film college in LA. At that time, Runkle was composing a movie-review column and thinking to become a director. Nevertheless, Runkle made a decision to stop film college and relocated to Louisiana to instruct special education college students. Runkle had began tinkering with synthesizers in university and wished to collaborate on tunes with Friede, however the range between them managed to get difficult. Nevertheless, both continued to talk to each other, and Friede flew to a cheap Louisiana studio room to record songs they had created. But the documenting sessions were failing. Everything the duo documented on the 1st day was unintentionally erased from the studio’s owner; on the next day time, another mishap resulted in the same outcomes. When Runkle came back to California, he and Friede reworked the tracks on Runkle’s very own computer with brand-new equipment. In past due 1999, they delivered a demo Compact disc to the leader of the indie label Ninthwave Information. In 2000, Ninthwave Information released Ganymede’s debut record, Following the Fall.