Synthentral 20170719

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode features music by Turning Keys, Innerpartysystem, Jullan, Seeming, [ Cell 7 ], Cyferdyne, Voltaire Twins, 2nd Happiest, Bionic Resistance, STRVNGERS, Star Industry, Hong Kong Counterfeit, Golden Halos, Code 64, Skinny Puppy, Minuit Machine, New Today, Turquoise Days, Purwien, Synthetisch Lebensform, En Esch, Petition For Mercy, Alaxia, Stellar Dreams, William Control, Man Without Country, Seingles, The Foreign, and Plastic!

Just click on the synthesizer below to listen!

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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

Music Time!

EBMI have almost 35,000 MP3’s in my collection and that collection grows by hundreds each week. The majority of my music is Futurepop, EBM, Industrial, Industrial Dance, New Wave, Goth, Punk, Electroclash, Electronica, Darkwave, Shoegaze, and Synthpop (loving the Synthpop Revival going on right now). I even have a bit of EDM and Techno mixed in there as well as some Alternative (mostly old-school alternative back when it was actually alternative and not mainstream. Now that Alternative is mainstream, shouldn’t we call it something else?)

One thing I started doing on Facebook was posting what my MediaMonkey is playing on shuffle. I did this to start introducing people to new music and new bands. The bands out there need fans to help them make money and to spread their amazing music. Not everyone will be a fan of the music I listen to. It’s not Top 40 trendy stuff. You won’t hear it on KISS FM. You may not even hear it on KROQ.

I support the bands and go to the concerts any time they’re in my area. Most of the bands I listen to care about their fans and will actually comment and reply when you post on their page or mention their band in a post. Half the times I post a band’s song, the band likes my post. I’ve even become friends with band members by supporting their bands and going to their shows. When is the last time Janet Jackson or Kanye West liked your post or commented on it? When’s the last time a Top 40 band mentioned you by name on a Facebook post?

So anyway, I’ve decided that I’m going to post my shuffles here as well with links to YouTube videos of the songs I’ve played. Give them a listen: to both the older and newer bands. Discover bands you haven’t heard of before and support them by buying their CDs and music (especially if you can buy it from their web page or bandcamp instead of through a label). Go to their shows when they come to your town. Find the scene in your town and join up! Make sure you get in on bandsintown and songkick to keep up with the bands you like and get notified when they come into town.

With that said, here is the first shuffle I did from 2/4. It was a small one that got me interested in doing this.

ARTIST: Magic Sword
SONG: Sword of Truth
ALBUM: Magic Sword
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Siouxsie & the Banshees
SONG: Spellbound
ALBUM: Juju
YEAR: 1981

ARTIST: Backlash
SONG: Blind
ALBUM: Impetus
YEAR: 2001

Here’s the shuffle from 2/7. Getting likes and comments, so keeping it up and doing more of them.

ARTIST: Title
SONG: Wednesday
ALBUM: Moonfly
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Harmjoy
SONG: My Tears Fall
ALBUM: Silver Lining Of The Mushroom Cloud
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Accessory
SONG: Keen Girl
ALBUM: Underbeat
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Jullan
SONG: Love Somebody
ALBUM: Pulse
YEAR: 1985

ARTIST: Black Heaven
SONG: MMVII
ALBUM: Negativ
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Shiv-r
SONG: Pharmaceutical Grade (Skyla Vertex Remix)
ALBUM: Shadow Between Worlds
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Moon.74
SONG: Moonlanding
ALBUM: Newborn
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: B!Machine
SONG: Two Paths
ALBUM: Hybrid
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: Camouflage
SONG: I Can’t Feel You
ALBUM: Sensor
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: 32Crash
SONG: Propaganda
ALBUM: Weird News From An Uncertain Future
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Halo Effect
SONG: Their G.O.D. (A.D.A.C. 8286 Remix)
ALBUM: Their G.O.D. (Remixes Single)
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: The Dead Milkmen
SONG: I Tripped Over The Ottoman
ALBUM: Metaphysical Graffiti
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Decoded Feedback
SONG: Corrosion
ALBUM: Technophoby
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: Raindancer
SONG: Wings of Ecstasy
ALBUM: Response
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Funker Vogt
SONG: Reject
ALBUM: Navigator
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Hidden Place
SONG: United
ALBUM: Fantasia Meccanica
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Celebrate the Nun
SONG: Patience
ALBUM: Continuous
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: EMF
SONG: Long Summer Days
ALBUM: Schubert Dip
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Depeche Mode
SONG: Oberkorn (It’s a Small Town)
ALBUM: The Meaning of Love (CD Single)
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: The Jesus & Mary Chain
SONG: Some Candy Talking
ALBUM: The Power Of Negative Thinking: B-Sides And Rarities
YEAR: 2008 (Remastered Release)

ARTIST: Necro Facility
SONG: Ignite
ALBUM: Wintermute
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Ambra Red
SONG: We Real Cool
ALBUM: Electronic Creations For Special People
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Panic Lift
SONG: Shelter
ALBUM: Witness To Our Collapse
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Xenturion Prime
SONG: Vermilion
ALBUM: Mecha Rising
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: The Farm
SONG: Sweet Inspiration
ALBUM: Spartacus
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Dpoint
SONG: Jesus Time
ALBUM: Dpoint
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: The Charlatans UK
SONG: Only One I Know
ALBUM: Some Friendly
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Midnight Oil
SONG: Outside World
ALBUM: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: Nebula-H
SONG: Andalusion
ALBUM: H2O
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: The Ocean Blue
SONG: Between Something and Nothing
ALBUM: Ocean Blue
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: The Crystalline Effect
SONG: Primitive Line
ALBUM: Glass
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Moenia
SONG: Me Equivoque
ALBUM: Solar
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Flesh Field
SONG: Conquer Me
ALBUM: Belief Control
YEAR: 2001