Synthentral! 20170505

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode features music by I:Scintilla, dAVOS, In My Rosary, Hexamoten, Nik Page, Blind Passengers, Aircrash Bureau, The Shamen, Computer Magic, Anima Virus, The Other Two, Arcade High, Die Perlen, A Covenant of Thorns, New Musik, Para:Normal, Optic, Greenhaus, Pet Shop Boys, echostep, Extize, Apoptygma Berzerk, Arcade Summer, Conetik, 32Crash, Neuroticfish, Halo Effect, Bobby, and Lucifer’s Aid

Just click on the synthesizer below to listen!

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Synthentral! 20170226

New episode of Synthentral, a stream of synth-based music, is now online!

Today’s episode features music by The Encounter, Zynic, Christ Analogue, The TCR, [A]Brilliant Massacr[E], Void Republic, Bhambhamhara, Grandchaos, Damokles, Beauty Queen Autopsy, Holm/Mirland, Syntax, DBS, AGE ZERO, Versus, Monica Jeffries, Eons Away, Distant Project, Transude, Legacy of Music, A Covenant of Thorns, Skinny Puppy, Night Drive, Raindancer, Happiness Project, Massiv In Mensch, Silica Gel, Suicidal Romance, Ruined Conflict, and Emmon

Just click on the synthesizer below to listen to the stream!

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Music Time! 2016 New Music, Volume 2

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My theme this time is “2016 New Music!” I put all the music released in 2016 and sorted it alphabetically by album. This is Volume 2, with album titles F through O. Some bands put out more than one album in 2016, so you may see them twice in different volumes. 2016 was a fantastic music year if you like synth-based music! It was also a phenomenal year for concerts for me. I got to see some amazing artists in concert, from Assemblage 23 to the Pet Shop Boys. Here’s hoping 2017 is just as magical!

It’s music time again! Why do I do this? Well, in the hopes of introducing people to new synth-based music (EBM, Futurepop, Synthpop, Synthwave, Darkwave, Industrial, Industrial Dance, Electro, etc). So give the bands a listen and if you like what you hear, then go and pay for their album and support the bands!

NOTE: I own (as in paid for, or was gifted) all of the music that I feature. I also attend as many local shows that I can to support bands when they’re on tour. Please do the same and support music!

 

ARTIST: Sin.Sin
SONG: Moving Sands
ALBUM: Fairytronics EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Day Twelve
SONG: Lie In Wait
ALBUM: Fin
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Blinky Blinky Computerband
SONG: Killing Machine
ALBUM: For a Better World
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: A Covenant of Thorns
SONG: Resurrection
ALBUM: Forgotten EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Blinky Blinky Computerband
SONG: Tolerance Is Freedom
ALBUM: Fractured Sign
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Clicks
SONG: Take Control
ALBUM: Glitch/Machine
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Eloquent
SONG: Mixed Emotions (Nórdika Remix)
ALBUM: Global Remix Extravaganza
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: THYX
SONG: Don’t Get Alive
ALBUM: Headless
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: The Crüxshadows
SONG: Helios
ALBUM: Helios EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Dismantled
SONG: The Hero
ALBUM: The Hero EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Voicecoil
SONG: Screaming To The Sky
ALBUM: Inertial Fault
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Mesh
SONG: Paper Thin
ALBUM: Kill Your Darlings (CD Single)
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Aesthetic Perfection
SONG: LAX
ALBUM: LAX (Single)
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Magic Sword
SONG: Legend of The Keeper (Extended Mix)
ALBUM: Legend EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Body Of Light
SONG: Come Down
ALBUM: Let Me Go
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Mesh
SONG: The Traps We Made
ALBUM: Looking Skyward
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Timecop1983
SONG: Come Back
ALBUM: Lovers, Pt 1 EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: X-in June
SONG: Love Made Of Wax
ALBUM: Magus
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Vanguard
SONG: They Are Watching
ALBUM: Never Surrender
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Saft
SONG: Aldrig Som Förr
ALBUM: Norrbacka
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: The KVB
SONG: Night Games
ALBUM: Of Desire
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Twisted Destiny
SONG: Let’s Play
ALBUM: Offline
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Information Society
SONG: State Of The Nation
ALBUM: Orders of Magnitude
YEAR: 2016

Music Time: “Cars & Driving Edition” 10/15/16

One thing that having to rent a car when I need it now and then has proved to me: car seats are more and more uncomfortable for people with lower back issues, especially if you have had surgery or damage in the lumbar area (L5/S1). Hyundai used to have good seats, but now they don’t. I may have no choice but to buy a really old used piece of shit and just nickle and dime myself to death taking care of it.

That being said… songs about cars and driving it is…

ARTIST: Adam and the Ants
SONG: Car Trouble
ALBUM: Antics in the Forbidden Zone
YEAR: 1981

ARTIST: Amnistia
SONG: Driven
ALBUM: Anti#Versus (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Assemblage 23
SONG: Drive
ALBUM: Defiance
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: B-Movie
SONG: She’s a Car Crash
ALBUM: The Age Of Illusion
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Cabaret Voltaire
SONG: White Car
ALBUM: Code
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: CHROMATICS
SONG: Night Drive
ALBUM: Night Drive
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Client
SONG: Drive
ALBUM: Heartland
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: A Covenant of Thorns
SONG: Drive Me Home
ALBUM: Hallowed & Hollow
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: Mint Car
ALBUM: Wild Mood Swings
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: Daily Planet
SONG: Electric Car
ALBUM: The Tide (Total Edition)
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: DE/VISION
SONG: Drive
ALBUM: Unversed in Love (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 1995

Had the privilege of seeing these guys in Houston last night at the House of Blues. Check their tour dates for shows near you!

ARTIST: Echo and the Bunnymen
SONG: Get in the Car
ALBUM: What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?
YEAR: 1999

Of course no list of songs about driving and cars can be complete without this one! Keep an eye out for a new album from Numan as well!

ARTIST: Gary Numan
SONG: Cars
ALBUM: The Pleasure Principle
YEAR: 1978

ARTIST: Inter-Connection
SONG: Drive Away
ALBUM: Chrome
YEAR: 2012

One of the most danceable bands ever!

ARTIST: Kitchens of Distinction
SONG: Drive That Fast
ALBUM: Strange Free World
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Ladyhawke
SONG: Sunday Drive
ALBUM: Anxiety
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Lights of Euphoria
SONG: Sunday Drive
ALBUM: Voices
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Sadman
SONG: End Up In A Car
ALBUM: I Hide (CD Single)
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Second Decay
SONG: Burning Car
ALBUM: La Décadence Électronique
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Shiny Toy Guns
SONG: Chemistry Of A Car Crash
ALBUM: We Are Pilots
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Thompson Twins
SONG: Salvador Dali’s Car
ALBUM: Big Trash
YEAR: 1989

Music Time! “Home” Edition. 7/20/16

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While traveling is always fun, it’s always great to finally get home. It was a long trip going after the monsoon with mostly a bust. A really cool storm in the distant south of Show Low, AZ and some rain and rainbows in Albuquerque. But the scenery of the desert and mountains definitely compensated for the general lack of storms. Of course AZ lit up after we left. LOL

So I’m home and some home music is good today…

I get to see these guys on 7/29 in Houston!

ARTIST: Anything Box
SONG: The Long Ride Home
ALBUM: 100% Air-Friendly Groove Pak EP
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: SYSTEM SYN
SONG: Homecoming
ALBUM: All Seasons Pass
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Neuroactive
SONG: No Place Like Home
ALBUM: Antidote
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Diorama
SONG: Home to Millions
ALBUM: Art of Creating Confusing Spirits
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Frozen Plasma
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Artificial (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: After the Fire
SONG: Carry Me Home
ALBUM: ATF
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: Minitel Rose
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Atlantique
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: And One
SONG: Back Home (Club Mix)
ALBUM: Back Home EP
YEAR: 2012

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

ARTIST: Oingo Boingo
SONG: Home Again
ALBUM: BOI-NGO
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Erasure
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Chorus
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Public Image Ltd.
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Compact Disc
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: Code 64
SONG: Carry Me Home
ALBUM: Departure
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: Homesick
ALBUM: Disintegration
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Declaration
SONG: Welcome Home
ALBUM: Divine Design
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Pop Will Eat Itself
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Dos Dedos Mis Amigos
YEAR: 1994

ARTIST: Electrogenic
SONG: Home Again
ALBUM: Double Exposure
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: B! Machine
SONG: A Place Called Home
ALBUM: The Falling Star (Expanded)
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: James D Stark
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Fortress Of Solitude
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Diary of Dreams
SONG: Homesick
ALBUM: Grau Im Licht
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: A Covenant of Thorns
SONG: Drive Me Home
ALBUM: Hallowed & Hollow
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Raindancer
SONG: My Way Home
ALBUM: Hearts And Machinery
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: DE/VISION
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Heart-Shaped Tumor (CD Single)
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: The Birthday Massacre
SONG: The Long Way Home
ALBUM: Hide and Seek
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: MOON.74
SONG: Coming Home
ALBUM: How I Feel
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: The Mobile Homes
SONG: Stay At Home
ALBUM: Hurt
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Psy’Aviah
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Introspection Extrospection (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2011