Synthentral 20170809

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode features music by Psy’Aviah, Seppuku, Frozen Plasma, Hungry Lucy, Client, Karl Bartos, Dark Distant Spaces, [x]-Rx, Howard Jones, Emmon, Dance With The Dead, Sono, Mojave Phone Booth, Cryo, Dan Terminus, Le Cassette, Code 64, Alice In Videoland, Bone Symphony, Social Ambitions, Sonik Foundry, Empty, Cosmicity, Phenotract, Terrolokaust, A-ha, and Cesium 137!

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! “Watch” Edition. 5/24/16

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I just tried watching Kindergarten Cop 2. I made it 30 minutes in and I gave up. Not only was it poor acting, horrible plot, and Lundgren at his worst, but I also couldn’t stand the gluten-free, tofu-eating kids anymore.

So now I’m bored. So it’s time for some music. So let’s see what comes up with songs with the word “watch” in them…

ARTIST: Solitary Experiments
SONG: Watching Over You
ALBUM: Advance Into Unknown
YEAR: 2003

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

ARTIST: Seabound
SONG: Watching Over You
ALBUM: Beyond Flatline (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: The Dead Milkmen
SONG: Watchin’ Scotty Die
ALBUM: Bucky Fellini
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Distorted Memory
SONG: Disciples of the Watch
ALBUM: Burning Heaven
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Black Tape for a Blue Girl
SONG: We Watch Our Sad-Eyed Angel Fall
ALBUM: A Chaos Of Desire
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Absurd Minds
SONG: Watching Over You
ALBUM: The Cycle EP (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Diary of Dreams
SONG: People Watcher (L.I.M. Version)
ALBUM: Dream Collector
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Twin Shadow
SONG: Watch Me Go
ALBUM: Eclipse
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Blind Passengers
SONG: Watch the World
ALBUM: The Glamour Of Darkness
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Memory Tapes
SONG: Neighborhood Watch
ALBUM: Grace/Confusion
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: halovox
SONG: Waiting, Watching, Wanting
ALBUM: Halovox
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Visage
SONG: I Am Watching
ALBUM: Hearts And Knives
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Tears for Fears
SONG: Watch Me Bleed
ALBUM: The Hurting
YEAR: 1983

Music Time! 4/10/16

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Severe weather possible north of me and southwest of me, but not near me. So no chasing for me today. But I’m in the mood for “storms,” so here’s some “storm” music…

ARTIST: The Mission
SONG: Shelter From the Storm
ALBUM: Anthology: The Phonogram Years
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Pet Shop Boys
SONG: The Calm Before The Storm
ALBUM: Bilingual – Further Listening 1995-1997 (Special Edition)
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: The Pixies
SONG: Stormy Weather
ALBUM: Bossanova
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Sonik Foundry
SONG: Into the Storm
ALBUM: Chaos (Expanded Edition)
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: The Frozen Autumn
SONG: Before the Storm
ALBUM: Chirality
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: L’Âme Immortelle
SONG: Eye of the Storm
ALBUM: Drahtseilakt (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: mind.in.a.box
SONG: Sun and Storm
ALBUM: Dreamweb
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Faderhead
SONG: Storm Sparks Structure
ALBUM: FH2
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Angels & Agony
SONG: Stormhead
ALBUM: Forever EP
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Hungry Lucy
SONG: Storm
ALBUM: Glo
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Decence
SONG: The Storm
ALBUM: Ianus
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Thompson Twins
SONG: Storm On the Sea
ALBUM: Into the Gap
YEAR: 1984

ARTIST: Syrian
SONG: Future Storm
ALBUM: Kosmonauta (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: BAK XIII
SONG: Storms
ALBUM: Morituri Te Salutant
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: diskonnekted
SONG: Storm
ALBUM: Old School Policies (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Shiny Toy Guns
SONG: When Did This Storm Begin?
ALBUM: Season Of Poison
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Covenant
SONG: Storm
ALBUM: Sequencer
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: Dance With the Dead
SONG: There’s a Storm Coming
ALBUM: The Shape
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Echo and the Bunnymen
SONG: Stormy Weather
ALBUM: Siberia
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Ashbury Heights
SONG: Stormbringer
ALBUM: Three Cheers For The Newlydeads
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Inter-Connection
SONG: Riding Out the Storm
ALBUM: Traces from Heaven
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Solitary Experiments
SONG: Eye of a Storm
ALBUM: Trial and Error
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Les Anges De La Nuit
SONG: The Storm
ALBUM: Under God’s Name
YEAR: 2006

Music Time! 2/12/16

Time to put MediaMonkey on shuffle again and see what comes up. This is about exploring new music and introducing new music to people. Remember to support bands by going to their local shows and buying their music directly from them (through their web page or bandcamp, etc).

ARTIST: Skorbut
SONG: 9 Lives Later
ALBUM: Firewall
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Severed Heads
SONG: Greater Reward
ALBUM: Rotund for Success
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Hungry Lucy
SONG: You Are
ALBUM: To Kill a King
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: School of Seven Bells
SONG: Lafaye
ALBUM: Ghostory
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Accessory
SONG: Fuck the Terrorism
ALBUM: More Than Machinery (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2008

A little Ian McCulloch (you know, from Echo & the Bunnymen).

ARTIST: Electrafixion
SONG: Bed of Nails
ALBUM: Burned
YEAR: 1995

ARTIST: Sono
SONG: Heading For (Monosurround Remix)
ALBUM: Off (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Inline.Sex.Terror
SONG: Razor Blade Revenge
ALBUM: 11:11
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Tears for Fears
SONG: Year of the Knife (Live)
ALBUM: Seeds of Love, The
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: And One
SONG: The Secret
ALBUM: I.S.T.
YEAR: 2001