Synthentral! 20170621

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode features music by KMFDM, Provision, T.O.Y., Run Vaylor, Melotron, Psyborg Corp., Insight, Cyborgdrive, ohGr, Systemshock, After The Rain, Mental Discipline, Heaven’s Elegance, Totem Obscura, Carved Souls, Division, Blinky Blinky Computerband, Syncfactory, PTI, Cabaret Voltaire, SPECTRA*paris, JG And The Robots, Cubanate, Michigan, Lords Of Acid, West Nile, Science And The Beat, and Antilav!

Just click on the synthesizer below to listen!

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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! “Synthesizer Edition” 6/22/16

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Tonight is Boom Boom Palace (A Night of Synthpop) at Elysium Austin! So in honor of tonight… I’m posting some synthesizer music!

Synthpop is the grandparent of a lot of modern music (yes, even Top 40). From early bands, the influence on New Wave, New Age, and into the future with Futurepop, EBM, and yes, even things like Trance, Dance, and EDM. Industrial and Industrial Dance all have roots in synthpop and thanks to the guys who started playing with electronic sounds and instruments so many decades ago. And now we’re seeing a Synthpop Revival and it’s amazing!!!

So I’m posting songs from the beginnings to the modern movement of the synthesizer!

Event details here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/983531315099171/?active_tab=highlights

ARTIST: SILICA GEL
SONG: Todo Sigue Igual
ALBUM: Genesis
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Frozen Plasma
SONG: 1980
ALBUM: Artificial (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Cabaret Voltaire
SONG: Why Kill Time (When You Can Kill Yourself)
ALBUM: The Crackdown
YEAR: 1983

ARTIST: Neuroactive
SONG: Innerspaceman
ALBUM: Transients (Expanded)
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: Endanger
SONG: Inside
ALBUM: Motion:Reloaded (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Visage
SONG: Moon Over Moscow
ALBUM: Visage
YEAR: 1980

ARTIST: Sequencia
SONG: Por Ti
ALBUM: Algo En Tu Ser
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Universal Poplab
SONG: Go Back to Sleep
ALBUM: Uprising
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Rational Youth
SONG: Energie
ALBUM: To The Goddess Electricity
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Neuroticfish
SONG: No More Ghosts
ALBUM: Bomb EP
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Rupesh Cartel
SONG: Battle Cry
ALBUM: The Disco And The What Not
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Backlash
SONG: Switch
ALBUM: Divine EP
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: OBK
SONG: Victima
ALBUM: Donde el Corazón Nos Lleve
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: Information Society
SONG: Empty
ALBUM: Don’t Be Afraid
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: John Maus
SONG: Believer
ALBUM: We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: B! Machine
SONG: Lightfall
ALBUM: The Evening Bell (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: New Musik
SONG: Peace
ALBUM: Anywhere
YEAR: 1981

ARTIST: Faith Assembly
SONG: Evil Twin Sister (Moonlight Mix)
ALBUM: Windmills
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: cosmicity
SONG: Reparations
ALBUM: Humans May Safely Graze
YEAR: 2014

Music Time! 3/10/16

Okay, rough day at work and need some music, so let’s put MediaMonkey on shuffle and see what comes out…

ARTIST: Neuropa
SONG: Beyond Here And Now
ALBUM: Beyond Here and Now
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: The Break Up
SONG: Synthesis
ALBUM: Synthesis
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Cabaret Voltaire
SONG: I Think
ALBUM: The Conversation
YEAR: 1994

ARTIST: Fangoria
SONG: Cierra Los Ojos
ALBUM: Una Temporada En El Infierno
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: NOISUF-X
SONG: Prison for Your Mind
ALBUM: Invasion (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: IAMX
SONG: Fire and Whispers
ALBUM: Volatile Times
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Sensuous Enemy
SONG: Whispers (Rach 3 Mix)
ALBUM: Parity
YEAR: 2010