Music Time! “Fools” Edition! 7/13/16

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So apparently today is “Fool’s Paradise Day.” Whatever that means. I can’t imagine anything being paradise if it’s run by fools or inhabited by nothing but fools. Then again… this is an election year and we seem to be surrounded by fools.

So let’s listen to some “fools” music and start it off with a song about this day.

ARTIST: Oingo Boingo
SONG: Fool’s Paradise
ALBUM: Dead Man’s Party
YEAR: 1985

ARTIST: !distain
SONG: Fools We Are
ALBUM: 25 Frames A Second (Expanded Edition)
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Alien Vampires
SONG: Fools
ALBUM: Alfa Matrix Re:Covered Vol. 2 – A Tribute To Depeche Mode
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Rupesh Cartel
SONG: Fool’s Gold
ALBUM: Anchor Baby (Expanded)
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Limahl
SONG: I Was a Fool
ALBUM: Best of Limahl
YEAR: 1984 (song)

ARTIST: BeRain
SONG: We Are Fools
ALBUM: Blackout
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: clan of xymox
SONG: Dream of Fools
ALBUM: Darkest Hour
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Frozen Plasma
SONG: Foolish Dreams
ALBUM: DEKADENZ
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Accessory
SONG: Ship of Fools
ALBUM: Electrostorm Vol.6
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Diary of Dreams
SONG: Fool to Blame
ALBUM: End of Flowers
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: Beborn Beton
SONG: The Only Fool
ALBUM: Fake (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Neuroticfish
SONG: You’re the Fool
ALBUM: Gelb
YEAR: 2005

There was a rumor floating around that Halovox has new music coming out. A few weeks ago I posted another song and Halovox posted on my thread that they were, in fact, working on new music. I hope everyone else is as excited as I am to hear new Halovox music!

ARTIST: halovox
SONG: Foolish Slave
ALBUM: Halovox
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: BAK XIII
SONG: The Fool
ALBUM: In Omnia Paratus
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Erasure
SONG: Ship of Fools
ALBUM: The Innocents
YEAR: 1988

ARTIST: New Order
SONG: Nothing But A Fool
ALBUM: Music Complete
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Talk Talk
SONG: My Foolish Friend
ALBUM: Natural History: Very Best of Talk Talk
YEAR: 1990 (album)

ARTIST: Ego Likeness
SONG: The Foolish Man Who Has No Home
ALBUM: The Order of the Reptile
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Endanger
SONG: Fool
ALBUM: Revolt
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: BACKLASH
SONG: Fool Impersonated
ALBUM: Shape of Things to Come
YEAR: 2007

Can’t wait to see these guys in Houston on 10/14 at the House of Blues!

ARTIST: Echo and the Bunnymen
SONG: Fools Like Us
ALBUM: What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?
YEAR: 1999

Music Time! “Synthesizer Edition” 6/22/16

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Tonight is Boom Boom Palace (A Night of Synthpop) at Elysium Austin! So in honor of tonight… I’m posting some synthesizer music!

Synthpop is the grandparent of a lot of modern music (yes, even Top 40). From early bands, the influence on New Wave, New Age, and into the future with Futurepop, EBM, and yes, even things like Trance, Dance, and EDM. Industrial and Industrial Dance all have roots in synthpop and thanks to the guys who started playing with electronic sounds and instruments so many decades ago. And now we’re seeing a Synthpop Revival and it’s amazing!!!

So I’m posting songs from the beginnings to the modern movement of the synthesizer!

Event details here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/983531315099171/?active_tab=highlights

ARTIST: SILICA GEL
SONG: Todo Sigue Igual
ALBUM: Genesis
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Frozen Plasma
SONG: 1980
ALBUM: Artificial (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Cabaret Voltaire
SONG: Why Kill Time (When You Can Kill Yourself)
ALBUM: The Crackdown
YEAR: 1983

ARTIST: Neuroactive
SONG: Innerspaceman
ALBUM: Transients (Expanded)
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: Endanger
SONG: Inside
ALBUM: Motion:Reloaded (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Visage
SONG: Moon Over Moscow
ALBUM: Visage
YEAR: 1980

ARTIST: Sequencia
SONG: Por Ti
ALBUM: Algo En Tu Ser
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Universal Poplab
SONG: Go Back to Sleep
ALBUM: Uprising
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Rational Youth
SONG: Energie
ALBUM: To The Goddess Electricity
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Neuroticfish
SONG: No More Ghosts
ALBUM: Bomb EP
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Rupesh Cartel
SONG: Battle Cry
ALBUM: The Disco And The What Not
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Backlash
SONG: Switch
ALBUM: Divine EP
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: OBK
SONG: Victima
ALBUM: Donde el Corazón Nos Lleve
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: Information Society
SONG: Empty
ALBUM: Don’t Be Afraid
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: John Maus
SONG: Believer
ALBUM: We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: B! Machine
SONG: Lightfall
ALBUM: The Evening Bell (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: New Musik
SONG: Peace
ALBUM: Anywhere
YEAR: 1981

ARTIST: Faith Assembly
SONG: Evil Twin Sister (Moonlight Mix)
ALBUM: Windmills
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: cosmicity
SONG: Reparations
ALBUM: Humans May Safely Graze
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