Music Time! “Women of Synth” (Volume 7: U – Z) 11/20/16

Young Galaxy at the Vogue Theater, original photo from The Morning After.

Young Galaxy at the Vogue Theater, original photo from The Morning After.

I love most everything synth-based, especially Synthpop, Futurepop, EBM, Industrial, Industrial Dance, Synthwave, Darkwave, etc. Hell, I even like some synth-based New Age music (in other words, not Yanni). But you know what I really like? Those genres with women vocalists! So it’s music time with women vocalists (and musicians) in the Synthpop, Futurepop, EMB, Industrial, and Darkwave world! I didn’t realize there were so many until I actually started thinking about it. There are so many I’ve had to break this up! So here is Volume 7: U – Z.

ARTIST: The Ultrasonics
SONG: Go Electro
ALBUM: Ultrasound
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Vicious Pink
SONG: CCCan’t You See
ALBUM: Vicious Pink (Remastered Expanded Edition)
YEAR: 1985 (song) 2012 (album)

ARTIST: Vive La Fête
SONG: Je Suis Fâchée Avec Toi
ALBUM: Jour De Chance
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Waves Under Water
SONG: My Cup
ALBUM: Serpents And The Tree
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Xenia Beliayeva
SONG: Ever Since
ALBUM: Ever Since
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: X-Perience
SONG: Let Me Show You
ALBUM: Lost in Paradise
YEAR: 2006

If you’re a fan of Allison Moyet, they are remastering and re-releasing a lot of her solo albums, so keep an eye out for those!

ARTIST: Yaz
SONG: Nobody’s Diary
ALBUM: The Best of Yaz
YEAR: 1999 (album) 1983 (song)

ARTIST: Young Galaxy
SONG: Pretty Boy
ALBUM: Ultramarine
YEAR: 2013

Yes, it’s Zeigeist, even though Google and everything else wants to search for Zeitgeist.

ARTIST: Zeigeist
SONG: Tar Heart
ALBUM: The Jade Motel
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Zola Jesus
SONG: Seekir
ALBUM: Conatus
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Zombie Girl
SONG: Panic Attack
ALBUM: Alfa Matrix – Matrix Downloaded 003
(also on ZG’s album “Killer Queen,” 2015)
YEAR: 2014

Music Time! “Women of Synth” (Volume 6: S – T) 11/19/16

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I love most everything synth-based, especially Synthpop, Futurepop, EBM, Industrial, Industrial Dance, Synthwave, Darkwave, etc. Hell, I even like some synth-based New Age music (in other words, not Yanni). But you know what I really like? Those genres with women vocalists! So it’s music time with women vocalists (and musicians) in the Synthpop, Futurepop, EMB, Industrial, and Darkwave world! I didn’t realize there were so many until I actually started thinking about it. There are so many I’ve had to break this up! So here is Volume 6: S – T!

ARTIST: Sally Shapiro
SONG: Save Your Love (Lovelock Remix)
ALBUM: My Guilty Pleasure (Remixes)
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Sarah P
SONG: I’d Go
ALBUM: Free
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: School of Seven Bells
SONG: Put Your Sad Down
ALBUM: Put Your Sad Down EP
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Seize
SONG: Wishful Thinking
ALBUM: Constant Fight
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Sensuous Enemy
SONG: Shiver v.2.0.0.8
ALBUM: Fragments (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Shiny Toy Guns
SONG: Somewhere To Hide
ALBUM: III
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Shutterdown
SONG: Prisoner
ALBUM: Dreamwalker
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Siberian Heat
SONG: Sorry
ALBUM: Mystic Time
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: SIN.SIN
SONG: These Pretty Things
ALBUM: Fairytronics EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Somegirl
SONG: Defeatist
ALBUM: I’ve Been Known To Be Completely Wrong
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: SPECTRA*paris
SONG: Size Zero
ALBUM: Dead Models Society (Young Ladies Homicide Club)
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Spider Lilies
SONG: Too Much
ALBUM: Cyclogenesis
YEAR: 2009

You need this song in your life right now. Spray has several albums and I had plenty of their songs to choose from, but this one is needed in the world today.

ARTIST: Spray
SONG: Everything’s Better With Muppets
ALBUM: Singing for England EP
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Static Movement
SONG: Nouvelle Vague
ALBUM: Visionary Landscapes
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Strawberry Switchblade
SONG: Since Yesterday
ALBUM: The Platinum Collection
YEAR: 1984 (song)

ARTIST: The Synthetic Dream Foundation
SONG: Puzzlebox
ALBUM: Tendrils Of Pretty
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Technique
SONG: There’s No Other Way
ALBUM: Pop Philosophy
YEAR: 2001

Julia Beyer is no longer singing for Technoir and Steffen Gehring is doing his solo thing (looking forward to that).

ARTIST: Technoir
SONG: Requiem
ALBUM: Groundlevel
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: Thermostatic
SONG: As Stars We Belong
ALBUM: Joy-Toy
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Train To Spain
SONG: Keep On Running
ALBUM: What It’s All About
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Tristesse de la Lune
SONG: Ninive
ALBUM: Ninive (CD Single)
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Twins Natalia
SONG: Destiny
ALBUM: The Destiny Room
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Tying Tiffany
SONG: A Lone Boy
ALBUM: Drop
YEAR: 2014

Music Time! “Women of Synth” (Volume 5: O to R) Edition! 11/16/16

Suzanne Ciani, a New Age synth icon!

Suzanne Ciani, a New Age synth icon!

I love most everything synth-based, especially Synthpop, Futurepop, EBM, Industrial, Industrial Dance, Synthwave, Darkwave, etc. Hell, I even like some synth-based New Age music (in other words, not Yanni). But you know what I really like? Those genres with women vocalists! So it’s music time with women vocalists (and musicians) in the Synthpop, Futurepop, EMB, Industrial, and Darkwave world! I didn’t realize there were so many until I actually started thinking about it. There are so many I’ve had to break this up! So here is Volume 5: O to R!

ARTIST: Omnimar
SONG: Ego Love
ALBUM: Start
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: One Vista
SONG: Nothing Else
ALBUM: Changing Places
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: The Other Two
SONG: Selfish
ALBUM: The Other Two & You
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Owlle
SONG: Ticky Ticky
ALBUM: France
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Paradoxx
SONG: Radium-Lover
ALBUM: Atomika
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Parallels
SONG: Ritual Dancer
ALBUM: XII
YEAR: 2012

Some of their songs are male vocals and that’s okay, we like those too. ;)

Parralox is a busy band for sure. Original music, tons of amazing covers, a radio show (Neon Nights), and they go out of their way to share other awesome synth music to their fans. They are a fan’s band for sure! So check them out when you get the chance.

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

ARTIST: Pearls of Dew
SONG: Out Of Time
ALBUM: Alpha
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Phantogram
SONG: Celebrating Nothing
ALBUM: Phantogram EP
YEAR: 2013

Can’t have a women of synth list without Poeme Electronique!

ARTIST: Poeme Electronique
SONG: The Echoes Fade
ALBUM: Echoes Fade, The (2009 Remastered Reissue) (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 1982 (original release)

ARTIST: Pool Waitress
SONG: I’ll Trash Your Name
ALBUM: Diving Bored
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Pristina
SONG: The Ides Of May
ALBUM: Stars & Sirens
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Prospective
SONG: The Dark Side Of Life
ALBUM: The Dark Side Of Life
YEAR: 2008

I had the pleasure of seeing Purity Ring in Birmingham, AL of all places. Such a great show full of light and grace and melody. Did I mention I saw them in Alabama of all places? LOL

ARTIST: Purity Ring
SONG: Heartsigh
ALBUM: Another Eternity
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Purple Fog Side
SONG: Emptiness Is a Gift
ALBUM: Reality Awaits
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Roman Remains
SONG: Crown Upon My Head
ALBUM: Energy You EP
YEAR: 2013

Music Time! “Women of Synth” (Volume 4: K to N) Edition! 11/12/16

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I love most everything synth-based, especially Synthpop, Futurepop, EBM, Industrial, Industrial Dance, Synthwave, Darkwave, etc. Hell, I even like some synth-based New Age music (in other words, not Yanni). But you know what I really like? Those genres with women vocalists! So it’s music time with women vocalists (and musicians) in the Synthpop, Futurepop, EMB, Industrial, and Darkwave world! I didn’t realize there were so many until I actually started thinking about it. There are so many I’ve had to break this up! So here is Volume 4: K to N!

ARTIST: KAOS!
SONG: Fun
ALBUM: Scream In Silence
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Kidneythieves
SONG: Never and Me
ALBUM: The Invisible Plan EP
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: The Knife
SONG: Heartbeats
ALBUM: Deep Cuts
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Kriistal Ann
SONG: Fail Of Misery
ALBUM: Cultural Bleeding
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Krystal System
SONG: Un État d’Hypnose
ALBUM: Nuclear (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: La floa maldita
SONG: Secrets & Dreams
ALBUM: Salut Jacques
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Ladytron
SONG: Destroy Everything You Touch
ALBUM: Witching Hour
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Leandra
SONG: If You Follow
ALBUM: Isomorphine
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Linea Aspera
SONG: Detachment
ALBUM: Linea Aspera EP
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Mari Chrome
SONG: Toxic
ALBUM: Georgy # 11811 (Limited Edition Box Set)
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Marnie
SONG: Sugarland
ALBUM: Crystal World
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: marsheaux
SONG: Secret Place
ALBUM: Inhale
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Me The Tiger
SONG: Pocket Sized Edition Ending
ALBUM: Me The Tiger
YEAR: 2013

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

ARTIST: Miss Kittin
SONG: Maneki Neko
ALBUM: Calling From The Stars
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Missing Persons
SONG: Words
ALBUM: The Best of Missing Persons
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Moon Rock
SONG: Can We Change the Dream?
ALBUM: Charming Gravity
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: New Look
SONG: So Real
ALBUM: New Look
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: No:carrier
SONG: Let Me Walk Alone
ALBUM: Wisdom & Failure
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Northern Kind
SONG: Pop
ALBUM: Wired
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: nouvelle phénomène
SONG: Cruel Game
ALBUM: Glory Of Romance
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: NUN
SONG: Stop!
ALBUM: Sunlight
YEAR: 2006

Music Time! “Women of Synth” (Volume 3: F to J) Edition! 11/06/16

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I love most everything synth-based, especially Synthpop, Futurepop, EBM, Industrial, Industrial Dance, Synthwave, Darkwave, etc. Hell, I even like some synth-based New Age music (in other words, not Yanni). But you know what I really like? Those genres with women vocalists! So it’s music time with women vocalists (and musicians) in the Synthpop, Futurepop, EMB, Industrial, and Darkwave world! I didn’t realize there were so many until I actually started thinking about it. There are so many I’ve had to break this up! So here is Volume 3: F to J!

ARTIST: Fangoria
SONG: Geometría Polisentimental
ALBUM: Canciones Para Robots Románticos
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Feathers
SONG: Familiar So Strange
ALBUM: If All Now Here
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Freezepop
SONG: Natural Causes
ALBUM: Imaginary Friends
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: FrontAngel
SONG: Wunderschöne Welt
ALBUM: Paradox
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Future Perfect
SONG: The Hunter
ALBUM: Dirty Little Secrets
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: The Girl & The Robot
SONG: Another Love
ALBUM: The Beauty of Decay
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Glasser
SONG: Exposure
ALBUM: Interiors
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Glow
SONG: Gabriel
ALBUM: Rain Theory
YEAR: 2004

Without a doubt my favorite local band here in Austin. The genius musical talents of Mike Peña, the awesome percussion work of @Shawnie Doogans, and the brilliant and wrenching (as in tugs on your soul) vocals of Lisa Perkins make for an amazing combination. If you live in Austin keep an eye out for this up-and-coming band who recently opened for Assemblage 23.

And go buy their album! You won’t regret it. It’s a nonstop barrage of awesomeness and synth magic. Oh, and they just released a cover Journey’s “Who’s Crying Now?” that’s beautifully tragic and gloriously magical at the same time, so give that a listen as well.

ARTIST: Hamerzya
SONG: Are We Likely
ALBUM: Welcome, Strange Visitor
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Helalyn Flowers
SONG: Before The Sunshine
ALBUM: White Me In Black Me Out
YEAR: 2013


She doesn’t sing on every track, but when she does it’s magical…

ARTIST: Hidden Place
SONG: Legendary Divers
ALBUM: Novecento
YEAR: 2012

Some songs by HMB have a male vocalist, but I really love the songs where she sings…

ARTIST: HMB
SONG: Revelation
ALBUM: Great Industrial Love Affairs
YEAR: 2001

Such an influential band in the synth-based music world (even to this day)! This is definitely a band that cannot be left off any Women of Synth list (even if the women vocalist were often background vocals for the lead male vocal)!

ARTIST: The Human League
SONG: (Keep Feeling) Fascination
ALBUM: The Very Best of Human League (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1983 (song)

ARTIST: Hungry Lucy
SONG: Grave
ALBUM: Apparitions
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: I Am The World Trade Center
SONG: Future Sightings
ALBUM: The Cover Up
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Invisible Ballet
SONG: Escaping Light
ALBUM: Escaping Light
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Invisible Limits
SONG: Kill Me Dearly
ALBUM: A Conscious State (Expanded)
YEAR: 1989


ARTIST: Javelynn
SONG: Morphine
ALBUM: Chimaera At Heart
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Junksista
SONG: Strictly Physical
ALBUM: High Voltage Confessions
YEAR: 2014