Synthcentral 20170129: Top 25 Artists Who Influenced My Life

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Music Time! “Home” Edition. 7/20/16

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While traveling is always fun, it’s always great to finally get home. It was a long trip going after the monsoon with mostly a bust. A really cool storm in the distant south of Show Low, AZ and some rain and rainbows in Albuquerque. But the scenery of the desert and mountains definitely compensated for the general lack of storms. Of course AZ lit up after we left. LOL

So I’m home and some home music is good today…

I get to see these guys on 7/29 in Houston!

ARTIST: Anything Box
SONG: The Long Ride Home
ALBUM: 100% Air-Friendly Groove Pak EP
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: SYSTEM SYN
SONG: Homecoming
ALBUM: All Seasons Pass
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Neuroactive
SONG: No Place Like Home
ALBUM: Antidote
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Diorama
SONG: Home to Millions
ALBUM: Art of Creating Confusing Spirits
YEAR: 2002

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

ARTIST: After the Fire
SONG: Carry Me Home
ALBUM: ATF
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: Minitel Rose
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Atlantique
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: And One
SONG: Back Home (Club Mix)
ALBUM: Back Home EP
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: The Endparty
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Beauty Always Leaves
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Oingo Boingo
SONG: Home Again
ALBUM: BOI-NGO
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Erasure
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Chorus
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Public Image Ltd.
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Compact Disc
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: Code 64
SONG: Carry Me Home
ALBUM: Departure
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: Homesick
ALBUM: Disintegration
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Declaration
SONG: Welcome Home
ALBUM: Divine Design
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Pop Will Eat Itself
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Dos Dedos Mis Amigos
YEAR: 1994

ARTIST: Electrogenic
SONG: Home Again
ALBUM: Double Exposure
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: B! Machine
SONG: A Place Called Home
ALBUM: The Falling Star (Expanded)
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: James D Stark
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Fortress Of Solitude
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Diary of Dreams
SONG: Homesick
ALBUM: Grau Im Licht
YEAR: 2015

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

ARTIST: Raindancer
SONG: My Way Home
ALBUM: Hearts And Machinery
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: DE/VISION
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Heart-Shaped Tumor (CD Single)
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: The Birthday Massacre
SONG: The Long Way Home
ALBUM: Hide and Seek
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: MOON.74
SONG: Coming Home
ALBUM: How I Feel
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: The Mobile Homes
SONG: Stay At Home
ALBUM: Hurt
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Psy’Aviah
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Introspection Extrospection (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2011

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! “Work” Edition. 4/21/16

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I’m sitting on a conference call to activate a T1 in Florida. Mostly boring twiddling of thumbs waiting for others to get their work done so we can take the next step. So… music to pass the time by more quickly. I wonder how many songs I have with the word “work” in the title…

ARTIST: The B-52’s
SONG: Work That Skirt
ALBUM: Whammy!
YEAR: 1983

ARTIST: Depeche Mode
SONG: Work Hard
ALBUM: People Are People
YEAR: 1984

ARTIST: Devo
SONG: Working In a Coal Mine
ALBUM: New Traditionalists
YEAR: 1981

ARTIST: Dramarama
SONG: Work For Food
ALBUM: Best of Dramarama
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Empire State Human
SONG: I Work for the Government
ALBUM: Pop Robot
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: The Escape Club
SONG: Working for the Fatman
ALBUM: Wild Wild West
YEAR: 1988

ARTIST: Front 242
SONG: Work 01
ALBUM: Front By Front
YEAR: 1988

ARTIST: Kate Bush
SONG: This Woman’s Work
ALBUM: The Sensual World
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: New Order
SONG: Working Overtime
ALBUM: Waiting for the Siren’s Call
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Oingo Boingo
SONG: Wild Sex (In the Working Class)
ALBUM: Nothing To Fear
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: Planet P Project
SONG: Work (Will Make You Free)
ALBUM: 1931 – (Go Out Dancing – Part 1)
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Regenerator
SONG: Work
ALBUM: Debugged
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: R.E.M.
SONG: Finest Worksong
ALBUM: Document
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Shriekback
SONG: Working on the Ground
ALBUM: Natural History- The Very Best Of Shriekback
YEAR: 1983 (song)

ARTIST: Tears for Fears
SONG: The Working Hour
ALBUM: Songs from the Big Chair (Expanded Edition)
YEAR: 1985

ARTIST: They Might Be Giants
SONG: Working Undercover For The Man
ALBUM: Mink Car
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: XTC
SONG: Senses Working Overtime
ALBUM: Waxworks: Some Singles 1977-1982
YEAR: 1982

Music Time! 3/27/16

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I’m sitting here processing new music for my library to pass the time away before the The Walking Dead starts. So here’s some “dead” music…

ARTIST: Abney Park
SONG: Dead Silence (2005 Mix)
ALBUM: Taxidermy
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Alien Vampires
SONG: You Wish Me Dead Get In Line
ALBUM: Drag You To Hell (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Altered Images
SONG: Dead Pop Stars
ALBUM: I Could Be Happy, The Best of Altered Images
YEAR: 1981 (song)

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: Sleep When I’m Dead
ALBUM: 4:13 Dream
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: XPQ-21
SONG: Dead Body
ALBUM: Alive (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Ladyhawke
SONG: The Quick & The Dead
ALBUM: Anxiety
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Oingo Boingo
SONG: Dead Man’s Party
ALBUM: Best O’ Boingo
YEAR: 1992 (album)

ARTIST: Velvet Acid Christ
SONG: Hail to the Dead Souls
ALBUM: Between The Eyes, Vol #2 1994
YEAR: 2004 (album)

ARTIST: Skinny Puppy
SONG: Dead Doll
ALBUM: Bites
YEAR: 1985

ARTIST: Signal Aout 42
SONG: Dead Is Calling
ALBUM: Contrast (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Stone Temple Pilots
SONG: Dead And Bloated
ALBUM: Core
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Lola Angst
SONG: Am I Dead?
ALBUM: The Council Of Love
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Bauhaus
SONG: Bela Lugosi’s Dead
ALBUM: Bela Lugosi’s Dead (12″)
YEAR: 1979

ARTIST: Stabbing Westward
SONG: When I’m Dead
ALBUM: Darkest Days
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Midnight Oil
SONG: The Dead Heart
ALBUM: Diesel and Dust
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: Pixies
SONG: Dead
ALBUM: Doolittle
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Siouxsie And The Banshees
SONG: Drop Dead Celebration
ALBUM: Downside Up
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Alphaville
SONG: Script Of A Dead Poet
ALBUM: Dreamscapes (Limited Edition Box Set)
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Combichrist
SONG: From My Cold Dead Hands (Ginger Fish Remix)
ALBUM: Electrostorm Vol.6
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: CHVRCHES
SONG: Playing Dead
ALBUM: Every Open Eye (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Funker Vogt
SONG: The Voice of the Dead
ALBUM: Execution Tracks
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: They Might Be Giants
SONG: Exquisite Dead Guy
ALBUM: Factory Showroom
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: Faderhead
SONG: Another Dead Boy
ALBUM: FH3
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Letters to Cleo
SONG: Find You Dead
ALBUM: Go!
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: Bad Religion
SONG: Pity the Dead
ALBUM: The Gray Race
YEAR: 1996