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New Music! Random Shuffle. 12/05/16

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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!

NOTES: 1) 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! 2) Unless I’m doing a themed Music Time!, then all songs are from MediaMonkey being on shuffle and I put them here in the order MediaMonkey plays them for me (exceptions only if MediaMonkey duplicates a band during the shuffle).

 

ARTIST: Syrian
SONG: In the End
ALBUM: Death Of A Sun
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Faderhead
SONG: Break Apart Again
ALBUM: FH2
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Apoptygma Berzerk
SONG: Black Pawn
ALBUM: Mourn EP
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: Melanie Martinez
SONG: Pity Party
ALBUM: Cry Baby
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Vangelis
SONG: Main Titles from Blade Runner
ALBUM: Blade Runner Motion Picture Soundtrack
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: KieTheVez
SONG: Slightly Perceptive
ALBUM: Three Empty Words (US Version)
YEAR: 1994

ARTIST: Punk TV
SONG: Комета
ALBUM: Loverdrive
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Funker Vogt
SONG: Lügner (Rearranged)
ALBUM: Revivor
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Disreflect
SONG: Still I Feel
ALBUM: Always
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Crocodile Shop
SONG: World (Assemblage 23 Remix)
ALBUM: Translated
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Dirty Vegas
SONG: Home Again
ALBUM: One
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: 808 State
SONG: Ooops
ALBUM: EX:EL
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Shatoo
SONG: The Oriental Touch
ALBUM: Life (2013 Remastered Reissue with Bonus Tracks)
YEAR: 1988 (song)

ARTIST: Pleasurecraft
SONG: Another Quiet Signal
ALBUM: This Is a Blackout
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Tying Tiffany
SONG: Deep Blue River
ALBUM: Drop
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Skinny Puppy
SONG: Meat Flavoured Factor
ALBUM: Back And Forth 06Six
YEAR: 2003 (album)

ARTIST: Cosmicity
SONG: Abort (DJ Ginger Snapp Remix)
ALBUM: In-Flight (CD Single)
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: And One
SONG: Electrocution
ALBUM: Tanzomat (Deluxe Version)
YEAR: 2011

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

ARTIST: A-ha
SONG: This Alone Is Love
ALBUM: Stay On These Roads
YEAR: 1988

ARTIST: Universal Poplab
SONG: Bedhead
ALBUM: Universal Poplab
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Psyche
SONG: Edge of 17
ALBUM: Babylon Deluxe
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Alien Vampires
SONG: Evil Generation
ALBUM: Evil Generation
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: OBK
SONG: Tú Sigue Así
ALBUM: Antropop
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Absurd Minds
SONG: Gedanken-Reich
ALBUM: Noumenon (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2005

Music Time! “No Man’s Sky” Edition. 8/20/16

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I’m in love with No Man’s Sky. If you’re an avid action game player, this game may not be for you. Don’t get me wrong, I love my action games, but I also like games that allow unlimited exploring. NMS is massive in scale when it comes to exploring. Hello Games said that even after everyone’s done playing it years down the road, 99% of all star systems will still be undiscovered. That’s some serious scope. It also means I’m dedicated to finding as many star systems as I can, even going “off mission” to do it!

There is action (just not mission-to-mission driven action like in most games). On some planets the Sentinals will attack you on sight. On others you can choose to attach them if you’re really desperate for some action. There are predators on some planets that will attack you if you’re not careful. And space pirates! You gotta defend yourself against them. You can also choose to defend freighters being attacked by space pirates when they put out a distress call (this increases your standing with that alien species).

The game isn’t perfect. I’d change a few things if I could. Primarily, I’d change the space scanner so that it identifies major resources and planet conditions from orbit. The space scanner only detects “anomalies” and sometimes a single building in a star system (your suit scanner (if installed) is more powerful than the one in your spaceship). It’s kinda useless in that sense.

I’d also change the dog fighting. Most of the ships you can salvage from crash sites or buy at space stations/land ports have super slow maneuverability and by the time you turn around to fire at the oncoming ship, they’re right on top of you, firing beams and cannons and you’re taking pretty heavy damage. You constantly have to repair your shields (if you don’t get killed while trying to repair it, as the repair screen is not a pause screen). So make sure you keep plenty of ingredients on board in a storage slot just for shield repairs.

And did you notice the synth soundtrack? Oh yeah!

So in honor of No Man’s Sky, here’s a bunch of music about, well, the sky!

ARTIST: Glis
SONG: Blue Sky Night
ALBUM: Alfa Matrix – Matrix Downloaded 004
YEAR: 2015
 

ARTIST: The Presets
SONG: A New Sky
ALBUM: Apocalypso
YEAR: 2008
 

ARTIST: The Dust of Basement
SONG: In This Sky
ALBUM: Awakening The Oceans (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Rhea’s Obsession
SONG: Between Earth And Sky
ALBUM: Between Earth And Sky
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Necro Facility
SONG: Painted Sky
ALBUM: The Black Paintings
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: CHVRCHES
SONG: Night Sky
ALBUM: Bones Of What You Believe, The (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Book of Love
SONG: Yellow Sky
ALBUM: Book of Love
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: Killing Joke
SONG: A Southern Sky
ALBUM: Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: The Human League
SONG: Sky
ALBUM: Credo
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Psyche
SONG: Skywalking
ALBUM: Daydream Avenue
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Information Society
SONG: The Sky Away
ALBUM: Don’t Be Afraid
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: Covenant
SONG: Liquid Sky
ALBUM: Europa
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Mental Discipline
SONG: Multilight Sky
ALBUM: Fallen Stars (CD Single)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Distant Project
SONG: Flower in the Sky
ALBUM: Flower in the Sky EP
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Twice a Man
SONG: Chiba Sky
ALBUM: Fungus & Sponge (A Dreamlike Exspansion In The Audiofield)
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Martyn Bailey
SONG: Red Sky Supernova
ALBUM: Gravity Zero
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Days of Fate
SONG: Open Sky
ALBUM: Home-Made Cake Of The Day (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Syrian
SONG: The Night Sky
ALBUM: Kosmonauta (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2005