Synthcentral 20170129: Top 25 Artists Who Influenced My Life

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Synthentral! 20170128 – Austin, TX Synth Bands

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Music Time! 2016 New Music, Volume 4

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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 4, with album titles T through Z. 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!

NOTE: 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!

I missed Marsheux in Volume 1, so rectifying that now…

ARTIST: Marsheaux
SONG: Like A Movie
ALBUM: Ath.Lon
YEAR: 2016

I also forgot Tonebox in Volume 3, so rectifying that…

ARTIST: Tonebox
SONG: Mechanism Pilot
ALBUM: Nocturn
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Metroland
SONG: Synthetic Sound
ALBUM: Things Will Never Sound The Same Again
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Phantogram
SONG: Funeral Pyre
ALBUM: Three
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Entrzelle
SONG: Bloodborn
ALBUM: Total Progressive Collapse (Bonus Tracks Version)
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Perturbator
SONG: Venger
ALBUM: The Uncanny Valley
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Skold
SONG: Wake Up And Die
ALBUM: The Undoing (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Bootblacks
SONG: Always
ALBUM: Veins
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Violetta Crush
SONG: Summer Star
ALBUM: Violetta Crush EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Body Of Light
SONG: Burn As One
ALBUM: Volantà Di Amore EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Fredrik Croona
SONG: World Beneath My Skin
ALBUM: Welcome Home
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Hamerzya
SONG: Extra-Dimensional Pulses
ALBUM: Welcome, Strange Visitor
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Blinky Blinky Computerband
SONG: Meine Freizeit (Restriction 9 Remix)
ALBUM: What’s Your Frequency: A Collection of Remixses
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Soulimage
SONG: Heaven Above
ALBUM: The Whole Universe
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Ladyhawke
SONG: Chills
ALBUM: Wild Things
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Blinky Blinky Computerband
SONG: Words & Inspiration
ALBUM: Words & Inspiration (Single)
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Blaqk Audio
SONG: You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
ALBUM: You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Single)
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Diorama
SONG: Beta
ALBUM: Zero Soldier Army
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Selofan
SONG: Nightclub In The Sky
ALBUM: Στο Σκοτάδι
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