Synthentral! 20170421

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode features music by Hante., X-Marks The Pedwalk, Oceanside85, Telepathe, Frontadero, Unknown Land, Junksista, Alan Replica, Pouppee Fabrikk, Vox Celesta, Feindflug, Ruined Conflict, Terrolokaust, IAMX, Anders Manga, Plastic Orgasm People, Nevarakka, T42, Frozen Plasma, T3rr0r 3rr0r, Clan Of Xymox, Second Version, Psy’Aviah, BlakOPz, Freezepop, Squid Lid, Robots With Rayguns, and Pearls of Dew

Just click on the synthesizer below to listen!

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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! Home Alone… 10/8/16

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So it’s Saturday night. I’m at home alone. Suzie is out having fun with the girls. So what’s a man to do? Well, play GTA5, of course! And cook carnitas in the slow cooker. And drink Fireball and apple cider. And listen to music!

ARTIST: Bauhaus
SONG: Honeymoon Croon
ALBUM: Burning from the Inside
YEAR: 1983

ARTIST: The Hong Kong
SONG: Mazerati
ALBUM: The Hong Kong
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Blutengel
SONG: Anders Sein
ALBUM: Nachtbringer (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Punk TV
SONG: Take Control
ALBUM: Space Shadows
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: The Mission
SONG: Hungry As The Hunter
ALBUM: Carved In Sand (Limited Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Dynatron
SONG: Propulsion Overdrive
ALBUM: Escape Velocity
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Freezepop
SONG: Strange
ALBUM: Imaginary Friends
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: HEADSCAN
SONG: Components
ALBUM: Shaper And Mechanist
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: Fake The Envy
SONG: Nothing Left to Say
ALBUM: Blind
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Blastromen
SONG: Human Beyond
ALBUM: Human Beyond
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Bow Ever Down
SONG: Trail Of Tears
ALBUM: Risen
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Sensuous Enemy
SONG: Intentions (The Light Asylum Mix)
ALBUM: Parity
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: William Control
SONG: Romance & Devotion
ALBUM: Silentium Amoris
YEAR: 2012

Man, I wish A Different Drum was still around!

ARTIST: WAVE IN HEAD
SONG: The Other Side
ALBUM: You
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Absolute Valentine
SONG: Bad News
ALBUM: Police Heartbreaker
YEAR: 2016

If you like Synthpop, then you’ll love to know that Moenia’s new album, Fantom, is now available! So go and check it out and then buy it!

This is not from their new album, but from 2004.

ARTIST: Moenia
SONG: Beber De Tu Sangre
ALBUM: Stereo Hits
YEAR: 2004

Halovox, last I heard, was going to release a new album this Summer, but it’s either delayed or I completely missed the announcement for it. Either way, can’t wait to hear the new tunes!

Here’s a Depeche Mode cover by Halocox. Speaking of covers, Halovox participated in a CAMOUFLAGE tribute album, that you can download for free at SynthRadio:
http://en.synth-radio.ru/tribute.html

ARTIST: halovox
SONG: Fly On The Windscreen
ALBUM: Halovox
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: A Blue Ocean Dream
SONG: The World Today
ALBUM: Father To Son
YEAR: 2008

Music Time 2/8/16

It’s time to put the MediaMonkey on shuffle again and see what comes out! This shuffle is from 2/8/16.

ARTIST: Collide
SONG: Frozen
ALBUM: Chasing the Ghost
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Vicious Pink
SONG: The Spaceship is Over There
ALBUM: Vicious Pink
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: The Creatures
SONG: Strolling Wolf
ALBUM: Boomerang
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Young Galaxy
SONG: Cover Your Tracks
ALBUM: Shapeshifting
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: New Order
SONG: Confusion (Koma and Bones New Vocal Mix)
ALBUM: Retro – Disc 3 – Club
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Colony 5
SONG: Follow Your Heart (Radio Edit)
ALBUM: Follow Your Heart EP
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Gentleman Junkie
SONG: The One for Me
ALBUM: Soul to Soul
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Code 64
SONG: Starchaser
ALBUM: Departure
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Infam
SONG: The Way of Pleasure
ALBUM: Infam
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Crocodile Shop
SONG: Soviet
ALBUM: Everything is Dead and Gone
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Kidneythieves
SONG: Taxi Cab Messiah
ALBUM: Trickster
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Zynic
SONG: Soul for Sale (Neuropa Remix) (BTW, Neuropa, who did this remix, is an awesome band as well!)
ALBUM: Fire Walk With Me
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Rotersand
SONG: By the Waters
ALBUM: Welcome to Goodbye
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Joy Division
SONG: Glass
ALBUM: Still
YEAR: 1981

ARTIST: The Knife
SONG: Still Light
ALBUM: Silent Shroud
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Anoraak
SONG: Midnight Sunset
ALBUM: Wherever the Sun Sets
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Freezepop
SONG: Science Genius Girl
ALBUM: Freezepop Forever
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: The Sugarcubes
SONG: Tidal Wave
ALBUM: Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Assemblage 23
SONG: Darkflow
ALBUM: Bruise
YEAR: 2012