Synthentral! 20170503

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode features music by SEADRAKE, Sector-Hate, Neuroactive, Julien-K, Signal Aout 42, Cynical Existence, Accessory, Zedna, Trevor Something, Belanova, Marina Siertis, Blue Birds Refuse To Fly, Fantasy Mirrors, Loomec, Lakeside X, Dive, Blue October UK, ALTWAVE, reADJUST, The Whip, Necro Facility, Subimage, LARVA, Days Of Fate, Apollo Zapp, KieTheVez, and John Foxx

Just click on the synthesizer below to listen!

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Synthentral! 20170114

New stream of synth-based music for 1/14!

Today’s show features a song from BlakOPz in recognition of the 3-year anniversary of their As Nations Decay album. We end today’s show with Coma White by Adoration Destroyed, in memory of Jon Gilyeat, their bassist, who passed away recently, and who did the vocals on the track. You’ll be missed Jon!

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

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Music Time! Random Shuffle 11/24/16

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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!

NOTES:

  1. 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!
  2. Unless I’m doing a themed Music Time!, then all songs are from MediaMonkey being on shuffle and I put them here in the order MediaMonkey plays them for me (exceptions only if MediaMonkey duplicates a band during the shuffle).

P.S…. HAPPY THANKSGIVING (unless you’re a Native American protesting the DAPL and getting abused by police and having treaties violated by the US Government, then not so happy… so enjoy your European Immigrant holiday folks)

ARTIST: The Mobile Homes
SONG: It Hurts
ALBUM: The World Will Listen
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: Psy’Aviah
SONG: Never Fall Again
ALBUM: Creationism
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: In Strict Confidence
SONG: The Truth Inside Me
ALBUM: Love Kills!
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Siberian Heat
SONG: Just Say Hello
ALBUM: Mystic Time
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Propaganda
SONG: Machined
ALBUM: The Best of Progaganda (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1985 (song)

ARTIST: Infernosounds
SONG: Mit Mama Vereint
ALBUM: The Dark Side
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Halo Effect
SONG: Days of Violence (The Violent Vocations Remix)
ALBUM: Days of Violence (Remixes Single)
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Gofight
SONG: The Moscow Drag (Post Op Mix)
ALBUM: The Moscow Drag EP
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Krystal System
SONG: Nuclear Winter
ALBUM: Nuclear (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: E-Gens
SONG: I’m Your Guide
ALBUM: Fine! Shine!
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: BlutEngel
SONG: Love Killer
ALBUM: Demon Kiss (Limited Edition Box Set)
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Chandeen
SONG: Lumis
ALBUM: Shaded By The Leaves
YEAR: 1994

ARTIST: You Shriek
SONG: Grim
ALBUM: Burn Something Dear
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: Boole
SONG: Alphamale
ALBUM: Pheromones
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Mad M
SONG: Untitled
ALBUM: Tradition Bites
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Cryo
SONG: So Close Pt.1
ALBUM: Retropia
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Days Of Fate
SONG: Reality
ALBUM: Home-Made Cake Of The Day (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Seabound
SONG: Breathe (Hecq Remix)
ALBUM: Double-Crosser (Extended)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Soft Cell
SONG: Monoculture
ALBUM: Cruelty Without Beauty
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Minusheart
SONG: Poison Lies (Giftiges Fleisch Mix)
ALBUM: Healed
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Absolute Valentine
SONG: One Night In Miami 1986
ALBUM: Sunset Love EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Half Light
SONG: Time
ALBUM: Black Velvet Dress
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: OBK
SONG: Dicen
ALBUM: Momentos de Fé
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: VNV Nation
SONG: Holding On
ALBUM: Futureperfect
YEAR: 2002

Music Time! “No Man’s Sky” Edition. 8/20/16

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I’m in love with No Man’s Sky. If you’re an avid action game player, this game may not be for you. Don’t get me wrong, I love my action games, but I also like games that allow unlimited exploring. NMS is massive in scale when it comes to exploring. Hello Games said that even after everyone’s done playing it years down the road, 99% of all star systems will still be undiscovered. That’s some serious scope. It also means I’m dedicated to finding as many star systems as I can, even going “off mission” to do it!

There is action (just not mission-to-mission driven action like in most games). On some planets the Sentinals will attack you on sight. On others you can choose to attach them if you’re really desperate for some action. There are predators on some planets that will attack you if you’re not careful. And space pirates! You gotta defend yourself against them. You can also choose to defend freighters being attacked by space pirates when they put out a distress call (this increases your standing with that alien species).

The game isn’t perfect. I’d change a few things if I could. Primarily, I’d change the space scanner so that it identifies major resources and planet conditions from orbit. The space scanner only detects “anomalies” and sometimes a single building in a star system (your suit scanner (if installed) is more powerful than the one in your spaceship). It’s kinda useless in that sense.

I’d also change the dog fighting. Most of the ships you can salvage from crash sites or buy at space stations/land ports have super slow maneuverability and by the time you turn around to fire at the oncoming ship, they’re right on top of you, firing beams and cannons and you’re taking pretty heavy damage. You constantly have to repair your shields (if you don’t get killed while trying to repair it, as the repair screen is not a pause screen). So make sure you keep plenty of ingredients on board in a storage slot just for shield repairs.

And did you notice the synth soundtrack? Oh yeah!

So in honor of No Man’s Sky, here’s a bunch of music about, well, the sky!

ARTIST: Glis
SONG: Blue Sky Night
ALBUM: Alfa Matrix – Matrix Downloaded 004
YEAR: 2015
 

ARTIST: The Presets
SONG: A New Sky
ALBUM: Apocalypso
YEAR: 2008
 

ARTIST: The Dust of Basement
SONG: In This Sky
ALBUM: Awakening The Oceans (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Rhea’s Obsession
SONG: Between Earth And Sky
ALBUM: Between Earth And Sky
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Necro Facility
SONG: Painted Sky
ALBUM: The Black Paintings
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: CHVRCHES
SONG: Night Sky
ALBUM: Bones Of What You Believe, The (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Book of Love
SONG: Yellow Sky
ALBUM: Book of Love
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: Killing Joke
SONG: A Southern Sky
ALBUM: Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: The Human League
SONG: Sky
ALBUM: Credo
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Psyche
SONG: Skywalking
ALBUM: Daydream Avenue
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Information Society
SONG: The Sky Away
ALBUM: Don’t Be Afraid
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: Covenant
SONG: Liquid Sky
ALBUM: Europa
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Mental Discipline
SONG: Multilight Sky
ALBUM: Fallen Stars (CD Single)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Distant Project
SONG: Flower in the Sky
ALBUM: Flower in the Sky EP
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Twice a Man
SONG: Chiba Sky
ALBUM: Fungus & Sponge (A Dreamlike Exspansion In The Audiofield)
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Martyn Bailey
SONG: Red Sky Supernova
ALBUM: Gravity Zero
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Days of Fate
SONG: Open Sky
ALBUM: Home-Made Cake Of The Day (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Syrian
SONG: The Night Sky
ALBUM: Kosmonauta (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2005