Synthentral 20170823

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode features music by Vaylon, Beborn Beton, Echo Image, A Million Machines, School of Seven Bells, Emmon, Charlotte Someone, Anoraak, Terrortron, The Rain Within, Dance Or Die, Torque Order, Mono Electronic Density, Lost Years, Blutengel, Hype, Floor Seven, BLACK LINE, Noir du’Soleil, Cabaret Nocturne, X-in June, K-Bereit, Sequential Access, Ladyhawke, Limahl, eXcubitors, The Alphabet Girls, Metroland, and Funker Vogt!

Just click on the synthesizer below to listen!

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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: “Cars & Driving Edition” 10/15/16

One thing that having to rent a car when I need it now and then has proved to me: car seats are more and more uncomfortable for people with lower back issues, especially if you have had surgery or damage in the lumbar area (L5/S1). Hyundai used to have good seats, but now they don’t. I may have no choice but to buy a really old used piece of shit and just nickle and dime myself to death taking care of it.

That being said… songs about cars and driving it is…

ARTIST: Adam and the Ants
SONG: Car Trouble
ALBUM: Antics in the Forbidden Zone
YEAR: 1981

ARTIST: Amnistia
SONG: Driven
ALBUM: Anti#Versus (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Assemblage 23
SONG: Drive
ALBUM: Defiance
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: B-Movie
SONG: She’s a Car Crash
ALBUM: The Age Of Illusion
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Cabaret Voltaire
SONG: White Car
ALBUM: Code
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: CHROMATICS
SONG: Night Drive
ALBUM: Night Drive
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Client
SONG: Drive
ALBUM: Heartland
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: A Covenant of Thorns
SONG: Drive Me Home
ALBUM: Hallowed & Hollow
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: Mint Car
ALBUM: Wild Mood Swings
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: Daily Planet
SONG: Electric Car
ALBUM: The Tide (Total Edition)
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: DE/VISION
SONG: Drive
ALBUM: Unversed in Love (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 1995

Had the privilege of seeing these guys in Houston last night at the House of Blues. Check their tour dates for shows near you!

ARTIST: Echo and the Bunnymen
SONG: Get in the Car
ALBUM: What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?
YEAR: 1999

Of course no list of songs about driving and cars can be complete without this one! Keep an eye out for a new album from Numan as well!

ARTIST: Gary Numan
SONG: Cars
ALBUM: The Pleasure Principle
YEAR: 1978

ARTIST: Inter-Connection
SONG: Drive Away
ALBUM: Chrome
YEAR: 2012

One of the most danceable bands ever!

ARTIST: Kitchens of Distinction
SONG: Drive That Fast
ALBUM: Strange Free World
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Ladyhawke
SONG: Sunday Drive
ALBUM: Anxiety
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Lights of Euphoria
SONG: Sunday Drive
ALBUM: Voices
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Sadman
SONG: End Up In A Car
ALBUM: I Hide (CD Single)
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Second Decay
SONG: Burning Car
ALBUM: La Décadence Électronique
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Shiny Toy Guns
SONG: Chemistry Of A Car Crash
ALBUM: We Are Pilots
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Thompson Twins
SONG: Salvador Dali’s Car
ALBUM: Big Trash
YEAR: 1989

Music Time! 9/16/16

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It’s Friday! Friday! Not gonna go out on Friday! (Admit it, you hummed that stupid song)

No plans tonight except to make dinner and chill with friends while imbibing a bit.

So let’s get Friday afternoon started right with some music. No theme this time, just throwing MediaMonkey on random and seeing what comes out…

ARTIST: Am Tierpark
SONG: Walk This Earth
ALBUM: Uncaged
YEAR: 2015

Music continues…. with a serious throwback! These guys are still putting out music and still playing shows so keep an eye out for them and like their FB page for updates!

BAND:Information Society
SONG: What’s on Your Mind (Pure Energy)
ALBUM: Information Society
YEAR: 1988

ARTIST: ASCII.Disko
SONG: Like All The Terrors And The Horrors Of The World Raining Down On Your Skull
ALBUM: Stay Gold Forever Gold
YEAR: 2010

Masses is easily one of my favorite DM albums. It came out during high school and became an anthem in many ways for us teens in California.

ARTIST: Depeche Mode
SONG: Things You Said
ALBUM: Music for the Masses
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Signal Aout 42
SONG: Try To Survive
ALBUM: Immortal Collection 1983-1995
YEAR: 1995 (album)

ARTIST: Cold in May
SONG: Вечная Тоска
ALBUM: Холодный Мир
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Rhythmic Symphony
SONG: Liquid Sky
ALBUM: The Mechanism Fulfilled
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: VAINERZ
SONG: Discoverers
ALBUM: Silence (Extended Edition)
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Conjure One
SONG: Nargis
ALBUM: Exilarch
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Neuropa
SONG: Invincible
ALBUM: The Blitz
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Shiny Darkness
SONG: The Fields of Love
ALBUM: New Substance
YEAR: 2013

Don’t forget to check out this new album from Ladyhawke and buy it! (That means don’t download it illegally – support the artists you enjoy!)

ARTIST: Ladyhawke
SONG: Money to Burn
ALBUM: Wild Things
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Aiboforcen
SONG: Crysis (Kant Kino Mix)
ALBUM: Dédale (Limited Plush Edition )
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Ganymede
SONG: Hong Kong (Blow-Up Mix)
ALBUM: Space And Time (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Komor Kommando
SONG: Does Not Fuck Around (Serious Bizniz Remix)
ALBUM: Oil, Steel & Rhythm (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Glis
SONG: Discontent (NamNamBulu Mix)
ALBUM: Equilibrium
YEAR: 2003

Music Time! “Magic” Edition 7/31/16

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So it’s Harry Potter’s birthday. So let’s put “magic” into MediaMonkey and see what comes out. It’s time for some “magic” music!

ARTIST: 808 State
SONG: Magical Dream
ALBUM: Ninety
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Dawn of Ashes
SONG: Sex, Blood, & Black Magic
ALBUM: Anathema
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Neuroactive
SONG: Magic
ALBUM: Antidote
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Paradoxx
SONG: Witch Hunt (Black Plague Mix)
ALBUM: Contamination Paradoxx Remixxed
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Erasure
SONG: Magic Moments
ALBUM: Cowboy
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: Empire State Human
SONG: The Witch
ALBUM: Cycles
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Secession
SONG: The Magician
ALBUM: A Dark Enchantment
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Ganymede
SONG: Magic
ALBUM: Euromantique (Expanded Edition)
YEAR: 2001

C’mon… you knew this song was coming! LOL

ARTIST: The Police
SONG: Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
ALBUM: Every Breath You Take: The Singles
YEAR: 1986 (song)

ARTIST: Austra
SONG: Spellwork
ALBUM: Feel It Break
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Minitel Rose
SONG: Magic Powder
ALBUM: The French Machine
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Restricted Area
SONG: Magic Memories
ALBUM: Fun and Fearless
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Siouxsie And The Banshees
SONG: Spellbound
ALBUM: Gold
YEAR: 1981

ARTIST: The Icicle Works
SONG: In the Cauldron of Love
ALBUM: The Icicle Works
YEAR: 1984

ARTIST: Dynamic Destony
SONG: This Magic Moment
ALBUM: Kisses In The Evening
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Equatronic
SONG: Moonspell
ALBUM: La Mode Depeche: The Best of 1996-2008
YEAR: 2008 (album)

ARTIST: Ladyhawke
SONG: Magic
ALBUM: Ladyhawke
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Ladytron
SONG: Light & Magic
ALBUM: Light & Magic
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Miss FD
SONG: Love Magick
ALBUM: Love Magick (Single)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Book of Love
SONG: Witchcraft
ALBUM: Lullaby
YEAR: 1988

ARTIST: Parralox
SONG: Supermagic
ALBUM: Metropolis (Master Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Ian McCulloch
SONG: Magical World
ALBUM: Mysterio
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Diary of Dreams
SONG: The Witching Hour
ALBUM: Nigredo
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Ego Likeness
SONG: Burn Witch Burn
ALBUM: The Order of the Reptile
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: New Clear Sky
SONG: The Stuff of Magick
ALBUM: Psychodrama
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Hearts of Black Science
SONG: Witches
ALBUM: Signal (2CD Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: XTC
SONG: Summer’s Cauldron
ALBUM: Skylarking
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: Nevarakka
SONG: Magical Moments
ALBUM: Soft (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Eternity Range
SONG: Spellbound
ALBUM: Solitude
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Moulin Noir
SONG: Spellbound (Run Level Zero Mix)
ALBUM: The White Room
YEAR: 2001