Synthentral 20170913

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode features music by System Syn, Bal Paré, FutureFrenetic, Enemy Alliance, Encomium Effect, CutOff:Sky, Syntec, 24:7, Aural Vampire, Moulin Noir, Diorama, Sexinspace, Violet Elegy, Visage, Kon Kan, Northern Kind, Panzer AG, Nightrun87, Black Marble, Kite, Beyond Obsession, BlutEngel, Eycromon, New Order, Dead When I Found Her, Culture Kultür, and Kill Minus Nine!

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! “Vampire” Edition. 5/28/16

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Tonight is the 3rd Annual Austin Vampire Carnival. Suzie and I are excited about going. I’m definitely ready to get out and have some fun after the crazy last two days. So while we’re waiting for it to kick off tonight, how about some vampire music?

ARTIST: Eisenfunk
SONG: Vampire Hunt
ALBUM: Pentafunk
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Adam Ant
SONG: Vampires
ALBUM: Wonderful
YEAR: 1995

ARTIST: Blutengel
SONG: Vampire Romance
ALBUM: The Oxidising Angel
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Pet Shop Boys
SONG: Vampires
ALBUM: Nightlife
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Raindancer
SONG: Vampire
ALBUM: Audio
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Universal Poplab
SONG: Vampire In You
ALBUM: Uprising
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Die Krupps
SONG: The Vampire Strikes Back
ALBUM: V- Metal Machine Music (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Aural Vampire
SONG: Vampire Ecstasy
ALBUM: Vampire Ecstasy
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: NeKrodamus
SONG: Nosferatu (Lamia Mix)
ALBUM: Malfeitor
YEAR: 2003

Music Time! 3/20/16

Time to put MediaMonkey on shuffle again and see what comes out. Remember, I do this in the hopes of introducing people to new bands. So if you hear something you like, go buy their CD and go to their local shows!

Originally done by Bauhaus, this is a really good cover that adds more electronic to the song.

ARTIST: You Shriek
SONG: Bela Lugosi’s Dead
ALBUM: Bela Lugosi’s Dead
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Lush
SONG: Superblast!
ALBUM: Spooky
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Rupesh Cartel
SONG: Another Damage
ALBUM: The Disco And The What Not
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Mental Discipline
SONG: Shine On Me
ALBUM: Constellation
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Dirty Vegas
SONG: Changes (Julien Nolan And Red-Eye Remix)
ALBUM: Electric Love (Special Edition)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Stabbing Westward
SONG: Save Yourself
ALBUM: Darkest Days
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: The Smiths
SONG: Hand In Glove
ALBUM: The Smiths
YEAR: 1984

ARTIST: Thermostatic
SONG: Close Your Eyes
ALBUM: Joy-Toy
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Deine Lakaien
SONG: Forest
ALBUM: Forest Enter Exit
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Midnight Oil
SONG: Antarctica
ALBUM: Blue Sky Mining
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Decoded Feedback
SONG: Technophoby
ALBUM: Overdosing
YEAR: 1996

Not all of my friends liked this album by E&B because Ian wasn’t the lead singer for this album. Don’t get me wrong, I love Ian’s vocals, but this album was equally good musically and I liked the vocals on this one as well.

ARTIST: Echo and the Bunnymen
SONG: Flaming Red
ALBUM: Reverberation
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Aural Vampire
SONG: Mad Sports
ALBUM: Zoltank
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: In My Rosary
SONG: Eternal Clock
ALBUM: Under the Mask of Stone
YEAR: 1994

ARTIST: Le Cassette
SONG: Here I AM
ALBUM: Left to Our Own Devices
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Pet Shop Boys
SONG: Tonight Is Forever
ALBUM: Please – Further Listening 1984-1986 (Special Edition)
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: 10,000 Maniacs
SONG: A Campfire Song
ALBUM: In My Tribe
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: John Foxx
SONG: Running Across Thin Ice With Tigers
ALBUM: The Golden Section
YEAR: 1983