Synthentral 20170809

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode features music by Psy’Aviah, Seppuku, Frozen Plasma, Hungry Lucy, Client, Karl Bartos, Dark Distant Spaces, [x]-Rx, Howard Jones, Emmon, Dance With The Dead, Sono, Mojave Phone Booth, Cryo, Dan Terminus, Le Cassette, Code 64, Alice In Videoland, Bone Symphony, Social Ambitions, Sonik Foundry, Empty, Cosmicity, Phenotract, Terrolokaust, A-ha, and Cesium 137!

Just click on the synthesizer below to listen!

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Synthentral 20170704: July 4th Special!

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode is a special July 4th with songs about Independence, Freedom, Revolution, Rebels, and all that stuff. The song called Freedom may be about freedom from a person instead of freedom from tyranny, but in reality, those two freedoms are one in the same.

Today’s episode features music by Figures On A Beach, Apoptygma Berzerk, Miss FD, Ruined Conflict, Cryo, Atlantic Popes, Funker Vogt, Provision, Psy’Aviah, Ayria, DE/VISION, Destroid, The Comsat Angels, Alice in Videoland, Wideband Network, [:SITD:], Colony 5, Mindless Faith, Endless Shame, Cut Copy, Whiteqube, Velvet Acid Christ, Covenant, Ruined Conflict, Bigod 20, and Modulate!

Just click on the synthesizer below to listen!

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Music Time! “Women of Synth” (Volume 1: A to B) Edition! 11/04/16

Wendy Carlos working on the music from Disney's TRON.

Wendy Carlos working on the music from Disney’s TRON.

I love most everything synth-based, especially Synthpop, Futurepop, EBM, Industrial, Industrial Dance, Synthwave, Darkwave, etc. Hell, I even like 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 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’m going to have to break this up! So here is Volume 1: A to B!

So let’s get started!

ARTIST: Aiboforcen
SONG: Time & Space
ALBUM: Dédale (Limited Plush Edition )
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Alice in Videoland
SONG: Ladykiller
ALBUM: Outrageous
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Alkemic Generator
SONG: When We Fail
ALBUM: The Oniric Geometry
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Ambra Red
SONG: Oh Boy
ALBUM: Electronic Creations For Special People
YEAR: 2010

The first time I heard this song I was hooked on her voice, of which I said was “beautifully traumatic.” I went back to albums before The Dividing and have kept up every since!

Do yourself a favor and buy ALL of her albums!

ARTIST: Android Lust
SONG: Stained
ALBUM: The Dividing
YEAR: 2002

Creatures came out this year and if you don’t own it, you’re doing yourself a disservice!

ARTIST: Ari Mason
SONG: Beasts Tonight
ALBUM: Creatures
YEAR: 2016

I wish she did the vocals on every Attic Base song.

ARTIST: Attic Base
SONG: Drop It!
ALBUM: Night Vision
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Aural Vampire
SONG: Darkwave Surfer
ALBUM: Zoltank
YEAR: 2006

Austra is coming to Austin on 2/4 at Mohawk Austin, so make sure you come see her!

ARTIST: Austra
SONG: Annie (Oh Muse, You)
ALBUM: Olympia
YEAR: 2013

Ayria is also coming to Austin on 12/3 at Elysium Austin with Inertia! Make sure you purchase her new album Paper Dolls (it’s as awesome as all of her albums) and come see her on December 3rd in Austin!

ARTIST: Ayria
SONG: Feed Her To The Wolves
ALBUM: Paper Dolls (Bonus Tracks Version)
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: The Azoic
SONG: Conflict
ALBUM: Illuminate
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Balligomingo
SONG: Purify
ALBUM: Beneath the Surface
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Beata Beatrix
SONG: Deeper & Deeper
ALBUM: The New Gothic Generation
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Bel Canto
SONG: Birds of Passage
ALBUM: Birds of Passage
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Belanova
SONG: Baila Mi Corazón
ALBUM: Fantasía Pop
YEAR: 2007

Yep, you’re reading that right. Berlin put out a new album in 2013 and it was really good. It was modern, with hints of 80’s Berlin and of course Terri Nunn’s voice is killer as always!

I know Berlin was touring back in October (including a 10/14 stop in El Paso, TX), but not sure if they’re still on the road.

ARTIST: Berlin
SONG: Animal
ALBUM: Animal
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: The Birthday Massacre
SONG: Violet
ALBUM: Violet
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Blind Faith and Envy
SONG: Golden Glass
ALBUM: The Charming Factor (Extended)
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: BLITZKIDS mvt.
SONG: Blinded
ALBUM: Silhouettes (German Version)
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Book of Love
SONG: I Touch Roses
ALBUM: Book of Love
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: Bow Ever Down
SONG: Bleed
ALBUM: The Product of My Pain
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: The Break Up
SONG: Trapeze
ALBUM: Synthesis
YEAR: 2011
(also on The Break Up from 2010)

ARTIST: Brockdorff Klang Labor
SONG: Illusionen Zum Frühstück
ALBUM: Die Fälschung Der Welt
YEAR: 2012

Music Time! “July 4th” Edition. 7/4/16

It’s been a while since I posted some music. Since today is July 4th, I’m going with music about Independence, Freedom, Treason, Rebellion, etc. So let’s see what MediaMonkey comes up with!

Happy 4th to everyone! Please stay cool and safe as you celebrate today. Lots of heat issues out there, so stay hydrated and watch for signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Oh, and keep your pets cool as well.

ARTIST: Figures on a Beach
SONG: Independence Day
ALBUM: Figures on a Beach
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Apoptygma Berzerk
SONG: Rebel
ALBUM: 7
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Miss FD
SONG: Rebel Apprentice
ALBUM: Monsters In The Industry
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Ruined Conflict
SONG: Treason
ALBUM: A.R.M.O.R (Expanded Edition)
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Cryo
SONG: Freedom
ALBUM: Mixed Emotions
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Distorted Reality
SONG: Rebel Yell
ALBUM: Daydreams And Nightmares (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Atlantic Popes
SONG: Freedom
ALBUM: Atlantic Popes
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Funker Vogt
SONG: Civil War
ALBUM: Execution Tracks
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Provision
SONG: A New Revolution
ALBUM: A New Revolution
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Neon Electronics
SONG: Road to Freedom
ALBUM: NE
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Psy’Aviah
SONG: Song Of Independence
ALBUM: Introspection Extrospection (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2011

Don’t forget to check out Ayria on tour! She’ll be in Austin in December at Elysium Austin and I can’t wait to finally see her in concert!

ARTIST: Ayria
SONG: Selling-Rebellion
ALBUM: Flicker
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: DE/VISION
SONG: Freedom
ALBUM: Void
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Destroid
SONG: Revolution
ALBUM: Loudspeaker
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: The Comsat Angels
SONG: Independence Day
ALBUM: Waiting for a Miracle
YEAR: 1980

ARTIST: Alice in Videoland
SONG: We Are Rebels
ALBUM: She’s A Machine
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Wideband Network
SONG: Freedom
ALBUM: Universe (Extended Edition)
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: [:SITD:]
SONG: Revolution
ALBUM: Dunkelziffer (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Colony 5
SONG: Freedom
ALBUM: Lifeline
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Mindless Faith
SONG: Independence Day (Version)
ALBUM: Medication For The Misinformed
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Endless Shame
SONG: Rebel Girl
ALBUM: Generation Blind (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Cut Copy
SONG: Blink And You’ll Miss A Revolution
ALBUM: Zonoscope
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Violent Femmes
SONG: American Music
ALBUM: Add It Up (1981-1993)
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Whiteqube
SONG: Revolution Riot
ALBUM: Panic, Rage, Riot, Revolt! EP
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Bad Religion
SONG: American Dream
ALBUM: How Could Hell Be Any Worse?
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: Velvet Acid Christ
SONG: Revolution 101
ALBUM: Neuralblastoma
YEAR: 1995

ARTIST: Covenant
SONG: We Want Revolution
ALBUM: Northern Light
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: The Mission
SONG: Hymn (For America)
ALBUM: Children (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1988

ARTIST: Love and Rockets
SONG: Be the Revolution
ALBUM: Hot Trip to Heaven
YEAR: 1994

ARTIST: Ruined Conflict
SONG: Rebellion
ALBUM: Revolutionary Mayhem
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Bigod 20
SONG: America
ALBUM: Steel Works
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Funker Vogt
SONG: Revolution
ALBUM: Companion In Crime (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Falco
SONG: America
ALBUM: Greatest Hits
YEAR: 1999 (album)

ARTIST: Modulate
SONG: Revolution
ALBUM: Detonation (Extended Version)
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Love and Rockets
SONG: An American Dream
ALBUM: Express
YEAR: 1986

And finally the perfect American song for today’s social and political environment in America:

ARTIST: Green Day
SONG: American Idiot
ALBUM: American Idiot
YEAR: 2004