Synthentral! 20170311

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode features music by X-O-Planet, Eloquent, Essence Of Mind, Leæther Strip, Seabound, Glow, A Blue Ocean Dream, Droid Bishop, IAMX, Lovelorn Dolls, Clan of Xymox, State Of The Union, Auto Body, Daily Planet, Capsize, Boytronic, Symbion Project, Akanoid, Velvet Acid Christ, Cosmicity, Strobotron, Elegant Machinery, Spiritual Reality, BlakOPz, The Frozen Autumn, Headscan, Tyske Ludder, and Vaylon

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! 2/11/16

Time to hit the shuffle button on MediaMonkey and see what comes out. I hope you discover new artists from this effort!

ARTIST: System Syn
SONG: Absence
ALBUM: All Seasons Pass
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: XTC
SONG: Dear Madam Barnum
ALBUM: Nonsuch
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Siouxsie And The Banshees
SONG: Desert Kisses
ALBUM: Kaleidoscope
YEAR: 1980

ARTIST: Point of View
SONG: Always I Think of You
ALBUM: O.N.E.
YEAR: 1997

The Cure are on tour! Check your local venues!

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: Last Day of Summer
ALBUM: Bloodflowers
YEAR: 2000

I’ve been to a lot of concerts. Some bands just stand there and sing. Some bands put on damn near an Opera-like show. Some bands just have an amazing stage presence. VNV Nation is one of those bands. If you get a chance to see them live, do it. You won’t regret it.

ARTIST: VNV Nation
SONG: Generator
ALBUM: Transnational
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Say Y
SONG: Schwarzer Engel
ALBUM: Refill
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Glow
SONG: Lost
ALBUM: The Years
YEAR: 2005

Sometimes I think I was the only person listening to Jullan. They’re a Japanese Synthpop band and very few people in the states remember them.

ARTIST: Jullan
SONG: Because of Love
ALBUM: Electromance
YEAR: 1984

ARTIST: Alien Vampires
SONG: Lies
ALBUM: Harshlizer
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Miss Kitten
SONG: Sunset Mission
ALBUM: Calling From the Stars
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: BAK XIII
SONG: Body Religion
ALBUM: Ultima Ratio Regum
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Skinny Puppy
SONG: The Choke
ALBUM: Bites
YEAR: 1985

ARTIST: Dead Or Alive
SONG: Misty Circles (Dance Mix)
ALBUM: Sophisticated Boom Boom (Expanded Edition)
YEAR: 1984 (2010 Re-Release)

ARTIST: Clan of Xymox
SONG: Crucified
ALBUM: Creatures
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Client
SONG: The Chill of October
ALBUM: City
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Regenerator
SONG: Excision
ALBUM: Debugged
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: The Other Two
SONG: You Can Fly (Quake Dub)
ALBUM: Super Highways
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Neuroticfish
SONG: The Bomb
ALBUM: Gelb
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Public Image Ltd.
SONG: Rise (Bob Clearmountain Remix)
ALBUM: Greatest Hits So Far
YEAR: 1986