Synthentral 20170818

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode features music by Android Lust, MAINE, Mechanical Apfelsine, Klutæ, Jens Bader, Blut Reaktor, Robotiko Rejekto, Plasmodivm, Alien Skin, Moulin Noir, Normoria, Solar Storm, Cetu Javu, Am.Psych, Zynic, Electro Spectre, Nightrun87, ELYXR, KryoniK Moon, Neuropa, Hearts Of Black Science, Abney Park, Syntax, Katja von Kassel, Stiff Valentine, Obscenity Trial, Attic Base, and Jäger 90!

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! 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! Water Edition… 5/14/16

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So we got a little water logged today, so what’s the shuffle got for “water?” We got soaked. By soaked I mean standing in a cold waterfall with clothes on for an hour followed by full blown pneumonia 30 minutes later. The rain came on hard and we had to scramble to get the canopy down, everything packed up, into the car, and then get ourselves in. We weren’t fast enough and the rain was too hard and too fast. Drenched!

ARTIST: Legacy of Music
SONG: Oil & Water
ALBUM: [ex]pedition
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: The Alpha Conspiracy
SONG: Waterfall
ALBUM: Aura
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Funker Vogt
SONG: Hostile Waters
ALBUM: Aviator (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Underworld
SONG: Moon In Water
ALBUM: Barking
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Simple Minds
SONG: Waterfront
ALBUM: The Best of Simple Minds
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: Akanoid
SONG: Water Drop
ALBUM: Best Off
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Thompson Twins
SONG: Still Waters
ALBUM: Close to the Bone
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Public Image Ltd.
SONG: Blue Water
ALBUM: Commercial Zone
YEAR: 1984

ARTIST: Android Lust
SONG: Water Whispers
ALBUM: Crater Vol. 1
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Clan of Xymox
SONG: Waterfront
ALBUM: Creatures
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Gene Loves Jezebel
SONG: Down to the Water
ALBUM: Discover (Special Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: The Same Deep Water as You
ALBUM: Disintegration
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Tears for Fears
SONG: Fish Out of Water
ALBUM: Elemental
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Escape With Romeo
SONG: Open Water
ALBUM: Emotional Iceage (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: The Arch
SONG: Waterfall
ALBUM: Engine In Void (Expanded Edition)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: The Echoing Green
SONG: Waterfall
ALBUM: Evergreen Collection, The: The Collected Works Of The Echoing Green 1994–2001
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Austra
SONG: Shoot the Water
ALBUM: Feel it Break
YEAR: 2011