Music Time! 9/16/16

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It’s Friday! Friday! Not gonna go out on Friday! (Admit it, you hummed that stupid song)

No plans tonight except to make dinner and chill with friends while imbibing a bit.

So let’s get Friday afternoon started right with some music. No theme this time, just throwing MediaMonkey on random and seeing what comes out…

ARTIST: Am Tierpark
SONG: Walk This Earth
ALBUM: Uncaged
YEAR: 2015

Music continues…. with a serious throwback! These guys are still putting out music and still playing shows so keep an eye out for them and like their FB page for updates!

BAND:Information Society
SONG: What’s on Your Mind (Pure Energy)
ALBUM: Information Society
YEAR: 1988

ARTIST: ASCII.Disko
SONG: Like All The Terrors And The Horrors Of The World Raining Down On Your Skull
ALBUM: Stay Gold Forever Gold
YEAR: 2010

Masses is easily one of my favorite DM albums. It came out during high school and became an anthem in many ways for us teens in California.

ARTIST: Depeche Mode
SONG: Things You Said
ALBUM: Music for the Masses
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Signal Aout 42
SONG: Try To Survive
ALBUM: Immortal Collection 1983-1995
YEAR: 1995 (album)

ARTIST: Cold in May
SONG: Вечная Тоска
ALBUM: Холодный Мир
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Rhythmic Symphony
SONG: Liquid Sky
ALBUM: The Mechanism Fulfilled
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: VAINERZ
SONG: Discoverers
ALBUM: Silence (Extended Edition)
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Conjure One
SONG: Nargis
ALBUM: Exilarch
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Neuropa
SONG: Invincible
ALBUM: The Blitz
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Shiny Darkness
SONG: The Fields of Love
ALBUM: New Substance
YEAR: 2013

Don’t forget to check out this new album from Ladyhawke and buy it! (That means don’t download it illegally – support the artists you enjoy!)

ARTIST: Ladyhawke
SONG: Money to Burn
ALBUM: Wild Things
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Aiboforcen
SONG: Crysis (Kant Kino Mix)
ALBUM: Dédale (Limited Plush Edition )
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Ganymede
SONG: Hong Kong (Blow-Up Mix)
ALBUM: Space And Time (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Komor Kommando
SONG: Does Not Fuck Around (Serious Bizniz Remix)
ALBUM: Oil, Steel & Rhythm (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Glis
SONG: Discontent (NamNamBulu Mix)
ALBUM: Equilibrium
YEAR: 2003

Music Time! Electronic Edition. 9/9/16

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It’s Friday night and I have nothing planned! Tomorrow, though is the Indie Electro Dance Party in Austin. Oh yeah!

So let’s listen to some electronic music – not necessarily the sub-genre of Electro, but anything that uses electronics to make music: EBM, Futurepop, Synthpop, Electro, Industrial, etc.

Let’s start with…

ARTIST: Minerve
SONG: Life Is An Illusion (Blind Believer Mix)
ALBUM: Please (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Vanguard
SONG: On My Own (Optera’s Big Air Edit)
ALBUM: On My Own (CD Single)
YEAR: 2013

Don’t miss Alter Der Ruine on 11/5 at Elysium Austin!

ARTIST: Alter Der Ruine
SONG: Keep the Devil Off Your Back
ALBUM: There’s Always One More Son Of A Bitch
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: F.O.D.
SONG: Angels
ALBUM: Maschinentanz
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Equatronic
SONG: Killing Machine
ALBUM: Endorphine
YEAR: 2007

I had the pleasure of seeing these guys in Nashville and they put on one helluva show. Their stage energy and audience interaction are something to experience, so make sure you see them live!

ARTIST: VNV Nation
SONG: Burnout
ALBUM: Praise the Fallen
YEAR: 1998

Yes, it’s a Van Halen cover!

ARTIST: Effcee
SONG: Jump
ALBUM: Perfect (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2004

Ayria will be in Austin in December, so keep an eye out for an official event!

ARTIST: Ayria
SONG: Cutting (Daniel X Mix)
ALBUM: My Revenge On The World (CD Single)
YEAR: 2005

Yeah, the lyrics to this song speak volumes about today.

ARTIST: System Syn
SONG: A Prayer Of Ending
ALBUM: No Sky To Fall
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: DE/VISION
SONG: Ready To Die (Strong Force Remix)
ALBUM: Popgefahr – The Mix
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: System
SONG: Camera Eye
ALBUM: Silicon Based
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Android Lust
SONG: Sense of it All
ALBUM: Devour, Rise and Take Flight
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Null Device
SONG: Metaphysic (Cinematic)
ALBUM: Aphelion EP
YEAR: 2014

This band is definitely one of my top faves, who recently put out a new album, so make sure you check them out!

ARTIST: Psy’Aviah
SONG: Paranoid
ALBUM: Eclectric (Limited Edition Eclectricism)
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Raindancer
SONG: The Journey
ALBUM: Response
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Until December
SONG: Heaven (Extended)
ALBUM: Until December (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: Information Society
SONG: Think (Virtual Reality Mix)
ALBUM: Energize! Classic Remixes, Vol. 1
YEAR: 2011 (album)

ARTIST: No Comment
SONG: Back In the 80’s
ALBUM: Painkiller (Digital Edition)
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Rhythmic Symphony
SONG: Too Afraid
ALBUM: The Mechanism Fulfilled
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: The Crystalline Effect
SONG: Gabriel (Fallen Angel Remix)
ALBUM: Glass (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: MOON.74
SONG: Gun (Paralyzed Mix)
ALBUM: Newborn (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2010

With a serious throwback!

ARTIST: Dead or Alive
SONG: Baby Don’t Say Goodbye (Cheers Vocal Mix)
ALBUM: Evolution: The Hits (Expanded Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1989 (song)

Music Time! “No Man’s Sky” Edition. 8/20/16

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I’m in love with No Man’s Sky. If you’re an avid action game player, this game may not be for you. Don’t get me wrong, I love my action games, but I also like games that allow unlimited exploring. NMS is massive in scale when it comes to exploring. Hello Games said that even after everyone’s done playing it years down the road, 99% of all star systems will still be undiscovered. That’s some serious scope. It also means I’m dedicated to finding as many star systems as I can, even going “off mission” to do it!

There is action (just not mission-to-mission driven action like in most games). On some planets the Sentinals will attack you on sight. On others you can choose to attach them if you’re really desperate for some action. There are predators on some planets that will attack you if you’re not careful. And space pirates! You gotta defend yourself against them. You can also choose to defend freighters being attacked by space pirates when they put out a distress call (this increases your standing with that alien species).

The game isn’t perfect. I’d change a few things if I could. Primarily, I’d change the space scanner so that it identifies major resources and planet conditions from orbit. The space scanner only detects “anomalies” and sometimes a single building in a star system (your suit scanner (if installed) is more powerful than the one in your spaceship). It’s kinda useless in that sense.

I’d also change the dog fighting. Most of the ships you can salvage from crash sites or buy at space stations/land ports have super slow maneuverability and by the time you turn around to fire at the oncoming ship, they’re right on top of you, firing beams and cannons and you’re taking pretty heavy damage. You constantly have to repair your shields (if you don’t get killed while trying to repair it, as the repair screen is not a pause screen). So make sure you keep plenty of ingredients on board in a storage slot just for shield repairs.

And did you notice the synth soundtrack? Oh yeah!

So in honor of No Man’s Sky, here’s a bunch of music about, well, the sky!

ARTIST: Glis
SONG: Blue Sky Night
ALBUM: Alfa Matrix – Matrix Downloaded 004
YEAR: 2015
 

ARTIST: The Presets
SONG: A New Sky
ALBUM: Apocalypso
YEAR: 2008
 

ARTIST: The Dust of Basement
SONG: In This Sky
ALBUM: Awakening The Oceans (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Rhea’s Obsession
SONG: Between Earth And Sky
ALBUM: Between Earth And Sky
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Necro Facility
SONG: Painted Sky
ALBUM: The Black Paintings
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: CHVRCHES
SONG: Night Sky
ALBUM: Bones Of What You Believe, The (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Book of Love
SONG: Yellow Sky
ALBUM: Book of Love
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: Killing Joke
SONG: A Southern Sky
ALBUM: Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: The Human League
SONG: Sky
ALBUM: Credo
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Psyche
SONG: Skywalking
ALBUM: Daydream Avenue
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Information Society
SONG: The Sky Away
ALBUM: Don’t Be Afraid
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: Covenant
SONG: Liquid Sky
ALBUM: Europa
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Mental Discipline
SONG: Multilight Sky
ALBUM: Fallen Stars (CD Single)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Distant Project
SONG: Flower in the Sky
ALBUM: Flower in the Sky EP
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Twice a Man
SONG: Chiba Sky
ALBUM: Fungus & Sponge (A Dreamlike Exspansion In The Audiofield)
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Martyn Bailey
SONG: Red Sky Supernova
ALBUM: Gravity Zero
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Days of Fate
SONG: Open Sky
ALBUM: Home-Made Cake Of The Day (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Syrian
SONG: The Night Sky
ALBUM: Kosmonauta (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2005

Music Time! 8/6/16

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Hey! It’s Saturday! It’s not even noon and I’ve accomplished a lot already, so now it’s time to relax for a bit and listen to some tunes. No theme today… just putting MediaMonkey on shuffle and seeing what comes out. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

ARTIST: Universal Poplab
SONG: Lover’s Lane
ALBUM: Universal Poplab
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Julien-K
SONG: Stranded
ALBUM: Death To Analog
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: IAMX
SONG: Come Home
ALBUM: The Unified Field
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Sadman
SONG: Wolves
ALBUM: 9th and Last Life
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: The Mercy Cage
SONG: Force on Moving Charges
ALBUM: ScreeTransmissions
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Seabound
SONG: The Promise (Club Edit)
ALBUM: Double-Crosser (Extended)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: The Endparty
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Beauty Always Leaves
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Xanthippe
SONG: I Should Say So
ALBUM: Issue5 / The Love Zombie
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Parralox
SONG: Europa
ALBUM: Electricity (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2008

If you’re a fan of The Cure, this is one of Robert Smith’s side projects (he sings on a few songs)… so go buy the album!

ARTIST: The Glove
SONG: Orgy
ALBUM: Blue Sunshine
YEAR: 1983

ARTIST: Faderhead
SONG: Scumfucker
ALBUM: Black Friday
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Phantogram
SONG: Mouthful Of Diamonds
ALBUM: Eyelid Movies
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Spleen United
SONG: High Rise
ALBUM: Neanderthal
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Information Society
SONG: Creatures of Influence
ALBUM: Creatures Of Influence EP
YEAR: 1985

ARTIST: Glis
SONG: Death by Misadventure
ALBUM: Phoenix (Special Edition)
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Felix Marc
SONG: Parallel Worlds
ALBUM: Parallel Worlds
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Vault-113
SONG: Entrückung (First Mix)
ALBUM: Cold Fusion (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Butterfly Messiah
SONG: The Circle
ALBUM: Eternal
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Zoon Politicon
SONG: Special Kind Of Love
ALBUM: Black In White
YEAR: 2016

Music Time! “Magic” Edition 7/31/16

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So it’s Harry Potter’s birthday. So let’s put “magic” into MediaMonkey and see what comes out. It’s time for some “magic” music!

ARTIST: 808 State
SONG: Magical Dream
ALBUM: Ninety
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Dawn of Ashes
SONG: Sex, Blood, & Black Magic
ALBUM: Anathema
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Neuroactive
SONG: Magic
ALBUM: Antidote
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Paradoxx
SONG: Witch Hunt (Black Plague Mix)
ALBUM: Contamination Paradoxx Remixxed
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Erasure
SONG: Magic Moments
ALBUM: Cowboy
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: Empire State Human
SONG: The Witch
ALBUM: Cycles
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Secession
SONG: The Magician
ALBUM: A Dark Enchantment
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Ganymede
SONG: Magic
ALBUM: Euromantique (Expanded Edition)
YEAR: 2001

C’mon… you knew this song was coming! LOL

ARTIST: The Police
SONG: Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
ALBUM: Every Breath You Take: The Singles
YEAR: 1986 (song)

ARTIST: Austra
SONG: Spellwork
ALBUM: Feel It Break
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Minitel Rose
SONG: Magic Powder
ALBUM: The French Machine
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Restricted Area
SONG: Magic Memories
ALBUM: Fun and Fearless
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Siouxsie And The Banshees
SONG: Spellbound
ALBUM: Gold
YEAR: 1981

ARTIST: The Icicle Works
SONG: In the Cauldron of Love
ALBUM: The Icicle Works
YEAR: 1984

ARTIST: Dynamic Destony
SONG: This Magic Moment
ALBUM: Kisses In The Evening
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Equatronic
SONG: Moonspell
ALBUM: La Mode Depeche: The Best of 1996-2008
YEAR: 2008 (album)

ARTIST: Ladyhawke
SONG: Magic
ALBUM: Ladyhawke
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Ladytron
SONG: Light & Magic
ALBUM: Light & Magic
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Miss FD
SONG: Love Magick
ALBUM: Love Magick (Single)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Book of Love
SONG: Witchcraft
ALBUM: Lullaby
YEAR: 1988

ARTIST: Parralox
SONG: Supermagic
ALBUM: Metropolis (Master Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Ian McCulloch
SONG: Magical World
ALBUM: Mysterio
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Diary of Dreams
SONG: The Witching Hour
ALBUM: Nigredo
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Ego Likeness
SONG: Burn Witch Burn
ALBUM: The Order of the Reptile
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: New Clear Sky
SONG: The Stuff of Magick
ALBUM: Psychodrama
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Hearts of Black Science
SONG: Witches
ALBUM: Signal (2CD Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: XTC
SONG: Summer’s Cauldron
ALBUM: Skylarking
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: Nevarakka
SONG: Magical Moments
ALBUM: Soft (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Eternity Range
SONG: Spellbound
ALBUM: Solitude
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Moulin Noir
SONG: Spellbound (Run Level Zero Mix)
ALBUM: The White Room
YEAR: 2001