Music Time! 2016 New Music, Volume 3

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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 3, with album titles P through S. 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!

ARTIST: Abbey Death
SONG: The Outside
ALBUM: Realignment EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Omnimar
SONG: Wrong Direction (AW 3.0 Remix)
ALBUM: Restart
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Adoration Destroyed
SONG: In Elegant Decay
ALBUM: Ritual Damage
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Roosevelt
SONG: Night Moves
ALBUM: Roosevelt
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Anders Manga
SONG: Sacrificial Night
ALBUM: Sacrificial Night (Single)
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Psy’Aviah
SONG: Frozen
ALBUM: Seven Sorrows, Seven Stars (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Dance With The Dead
SONG: Her Ghost
ALBUM: The Shape
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Com Truise
SONG: Du Zirconia
ALBUM: Silicon Tare EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Panic Lift
SONG: The Path
ALBUM: Skeleton Key
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: STRVNGERS
SONG: Stay With Me
ALBUM: Sonic Erotica
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Helalyn Flowers
SONG: Shadow Complex
ALBUM: Sonic Foundation (Bonus Tracks Version)
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Trevor Something
SONG: The Real You
ALBUM: Soulless Computer Boy and the Eternal Render
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Covenant
SONG: In Theory
ALBUM: Sound Mirrors (CD Single)
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Waveshaper
SONG: Pixel Stars
ALBUM: Station Nova
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Dead Astronauts
SONG: Sea Legs
ALBUM: Strange Ways EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Absolute Valentine
SONG: Disco Lover
ALBUM: Sunset Love EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Pet Shop Boys
SONG: Groovy
ALBUM: Super
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: School of Seven Bells
SONG: Signals
ALBUM: SVIIB
YEAR: 2016

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Music Time! “Women of Synth” (Volume 5: O to R) Edition! 11/16/16

Suzanne Ciani, a New Age synth icon!

Suzanne Ciani, a New Age synth icon!

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 5: O to R!

ARTIST: Omnimar
SONG: Ego Love
ALBUM: Start
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: One Vista
SONG: Nothing Else
ALBUM: Changing Places
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: The Other Two
SONG: Selfish
ALBUM: The Other Two & You
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Owlle
SONG: Ticky Ticky
ALBUM: France
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Paradoxx
SONG: Radium-Lover
ALBUM: Atomika
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Parallels
SONG: Ritual Dancer
ALBUM: XII
YEAR: 2012

Some of their songs are male vocals and that’s okay, we like those too. ;)

Parralox is a busy band for sure. Original music, tons of amazing covers, a radio show (Neon Nights), and they go out of their way to share other awesome synth music to their fans. They are a fan’s band for sure! So check them out when you get the chance.

ARTIST: Parralox
SONG: Electricity
ALBUM: Electricity (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Pearls of Dew
SONG: Out Of Time
ALBUM: Alpha
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Phantogram
SONG: Celebrating Nothing
ALBUM: Phantogram EP
YEAR: 2013

Can’t have a women of synth list without Poeme Electronique!

ARTIST: Poeme Electronique
SONG: The Echoes Fade
ALBUM: Echoes Fade, The (2009 Remastered Reissue) (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 1982 (original release)

ARTIST: Pool Waitress
SONG: I’ll Trash Your Name
ALBUM: Diving Bored
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Pristina
SONG: The Ides Of May
ALBUM: Stars & Sirens
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Prospective
SONG: The Dark Side Of Life
ALBUM: The Dark Side Of Life
YEAR: 2008

I had the pleasure of seeing Purity Ring in Birmingham, AL of all places. Such a great show full of light and grace and melody. Did I mention I saw them in Alabama of all places? LOL

ARTIST: Purity Ring
SONG: Heartsigh
ALBUM: Another Eternity
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Purple Fog Side
SONG: Emptiness Is a Gift
ALBUM: Reality Awaits
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Roman Remains
SONG: Crown Upon My Head
ALBUM: Energy You EP
YEAR: 2013