Synthentral! 20170411

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode features music by Fluke, Solitary Experiments, Negative Format, Disco Digitale, Yendri, OMD, Absolute Body Control, Cynical Existence, Rotersand, Tying Tiffany, Fangoria, Ova Looven, 20Six Hundred, Skinny Puppy, Kite, Beborn Beton, Cetu Javu, KieTheVez, 32Crash, B! Machine, Somegirl, Zombie Girl, :Silizium:, Neuroticfish, Pleasurecraft, and Les Berrtas!

Just click on the synthesizer below to listen!

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Music Time! 2016 New Music, Volume 1

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My theme this time is “2016 New Music!” I put all the music released in 2016 and sorted it alphabetically by album. This is Volume 1, with album titles A through E. Some bands put out more than one album in 2016, so you may see them twice in different volumes. 2016 was a fantastic music year if you like synth-based music! It was also a phenomenal year for concerts for me. I got to see some amazing artists in concert, from Assemblage 23 to the Pet Shop Boys. Here’s hoping 2017 is just as magical!

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:

  • 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!

 

ARTIST: Novakill
SONG: Promised Land
ALBUM: (D)anger
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: De/Vision
SONG: Essence
ALBUM: 13
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Espermachine
SONG: Lost Generation
ALBUM: 3RD
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Nattskiftet
SONG: Arendal
ALBUM: Aceton EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Circuito Cerrado
SONG: Let The Bass Fuck You Up
ALBUM: Arrhythmia (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: FM-84
SONG: Arcade Summer
ALBUM: Atlas
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Munich Syndrome
SONG: Neon City
ALBUM: Atmospherics 1: Urbania
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Sono
SONG: Heaven Is in Hell
ALBUM: Backyard Opera
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Underworld
SONG: Low Burn
ALBUM: Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Electro Spectre
SONG: A Kingdom Alone
ALBUM: Beautiful Lies
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Zoon Politicon
SONG: Run Forever
ALBUM: Black In White
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Covenant
SONG: I Close My Eyes
ALBUM: The Blinding Dark
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Liste Noire
SONG: Time Is Your Crime
ALBUM: Brace
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Fangoria
SONG: Geometría Polisentimental
ALBUM: Canciones Para Robots Románticos
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Rotersand
SONG: Monopole
ALBUM: Capitalism TM
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Adoration Destroyed
SONG: Voices Carry
ALBUM: Carnal Dirge EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Blinky Blinky Computerband
SONG: Sweet Thing (Cellular Circuit Edit)
ALBUM: Cellular Circuits EP
YEAR: 2016

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

ARTIST: Visage
SONG: Loving The Alien (Invasion Remix)
ALBUM: Darkness to Diamond
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Amnistia
SONG: Dawn
ALBUM: Dawn (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Front 242
SONG: Take One (Kant Kino Remix)
ALBUM: Detox Static EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Blinky Blinky Computerband
SONG: Elektromann (Dancefloor Mix)
ALBUM: Electric Mushrooms EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: The Midnight
SONG: Daytona
ALBUM: Endless Summer
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Assemblage 23
SONG: Endure
ALBUM: Endure (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Sinestar
SONG: The Madness Of Control
ALBUM: Evolve
YEAR: 2016

Music Time! “Women of Synth” (Volume 3: F to J) Edition! 11/06/16

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I love most everything synth-based, especially Synthpop, Futurepop, EBM, Industrial, Industrial Dance, Synthwave, Darkwave, etc. Hell, I even like some 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 (and musicians) 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’ve had to break this up! So here is Volume 3: F to J!

ARTIST: Fangoria
SONG: Geometría Polisentimental
ALBUM: Canciones Para Robots Románticos
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Feathers
SONG: Familiar So Strange
ALBUM: If All Now Here
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Freezepop
SONG: Natural Causes
ALBUM: Imaginary Friends
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: FrontAngel
SONG: Wunderschöne Welt
ALBUM: Paradox
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Future Perfect
SONG: The Hunter
ALBUM: Dirty Little Secrets
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: The Girl & The Robot
SONG: Another Love
ALBUM: The Beauty of Decay
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Glasser
SONG: Exposure
ALBUM: Interiors
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Glow
SONG: Gabriel
ALBUM: Rain Theory
YEAR: 2004

Without a doubt my favorite local band here in Austin. The genius musical talents of Mike Peña, the awesome percussion work of @Shawnie Doogans, and the brilliant and wrenching (as in tugs on your soul) vocals of Lisa Perkins make for an amazing combination. If you live in Austin keep an eye out for this up-and-coming band who recently opened for Assemblage 23.

And go buy their album! You won’t regret it. It’s a nonstop barrage of awesomeness and synth magic. Oh, and they just released a cover Journey’s “Who’s Crying Now?” that’s beautifully tragic and gloriously magical at the same time, so give that a listen as well.

ARTIST: Hamerzya
SONG: Are We Likely
ALBUM: Welcome, Strange Visitor
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Helalyn Flowers
SONG: Before The Sunshine
ALBUM: White Me In Black Me Out
YEAR: 2013


She doesn’t sing on every track, but when she does it’s magical…

ARTIST: Hidden Place
SONG: Legendary Divers
ALBUM: Novecento
YEAR: 2012

Some songs by HMB have a male vocalist, but I really love the songs where she sings…

ARTIST: HMB
SONG: Revelation
ALBUM: Great Industrial Love Affairs
YEAR: 2001

Such an influential band in the synth-based music world (even to this day)! This is definitely a band that cannot be left off any Women of Synth list (even if the women vocalist were often background vocals for the lead male vocal)!

ARTIST: The Human League
SONG: (Keep Feeling) Fascination
ALBUM: The Very Best of Human League (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1983 (song)

ARTIST: Hungry Lucy
SONG: Grave
ALBUM: Apparitions
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: I Am The World Trade Center
SONG: Future Sightings
ALBUM: The Cover Up
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Invisible Ballet
SONG: Escaping Light
ALBUM: Escaping Light
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Invisible Limits
SONG: Kill Me Dearly
ALBUM: A Conscious State (Expanded)
YEAR: 1989


ARTIST: Javelynn
SONG: Morphine
ALBUM: Chimaera At Heart
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Junksista
SONG: Strictly Physical
ALBUM: High Voltage Confessions
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