Synthentral! 20170310

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode features music by Beborn Beton, Pool Waitress, X-Marks the Pedwalk, Dreamtime, Univaque, Les Anges De La Nuit, Patenbrigade Wolff, Sarah P, X-in June, Camouflage, Information Society, Beograd, Lazerhawk, XP8, Ad Vitam, Regenerator, Gary Numan, Bhambhamhara, Shadow System, Antibody, Butterfly Messiah, Shiny Darkness, Zynic, Funker Vogt, Tweaker, O.V.N.I., and Third Realm

Just click on the synthesizer below to listen!

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Music Time! 6/5/16

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It’s Sunday and up before noon! Time to get the day going with some music!

These guys are actually going to be in concert here in Austin on June 12 at The Sidewinder along with Nite, The Nimbus, and Lustron
Event details:
Alter Der Ruine with Nite, The Nimbus, Lustron, and DJ Scorpio

ARTIST: Alter Der Ruine
SONG: I Am Drugs
ALBUM: There’s Always One More Son Of A Bitch
YEAR: 2012

Mr. Numan is working on a new album right now! I contributed early in the campaign and I’m so looking forward to it!

ARTIST: Gary Numan Official
SONG: Boys Like Me
ALBUM: Dance
YEAR: 1981

ARTIST: Regenerator
SONG: Airbourne
ALBUM: Disease (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Celebrate the Nun
SONG: Unattainable Love
ALBUM: Meanwhile (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Decades
SONG: Motorcycle Ride
ALBUM: Secrecy
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Emmon
SONG: Scream
ALBUM: Closet Wanderings (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Valium Era
SONG: Guns Don’t Kill
ALBUM: Valium Era
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Pride and Fall
SONG: The Comforter
ALBUM: Of Lust and Desire
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: [X]-RX
SONG: Electric Man
ALBUM: Update 3.0 (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: mind.in.a.box
SONG: Reflections
ALBUM: Dreamweb
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD)
SONG: So In Love
ALBUM: Crush
YEAR: 1985

ARTIST: Culture Kultür
SONG: New Born Mind
ALBUM: Reborn
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Camouflage
SONG: Handsome
ALBUM: Meanwhile
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Attic Base
SONG: Drop It
ALBUM: Night Vision
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Ladytron
SONG: Fighting In Built Up Areas
ALBUM: Witching Hour
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: the echoing green
SONG: Oxygen
ALBUM: Hope Springs Eternal
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: Ride
SONG: Decay
ALBUM: Nowhere
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: Implant
SONG: The Creature
ALBUM: Audio Blender
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Signal Aout 42
SONG: Transformation
ALBUM: Transformation
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Dirty Vegas
SONG: Given You Everything
ALBUM: One
YEAR: 2004

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! 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

Music Time! 2/10/16

Time to put MediaMonkey on shuffle again and see what comes out. Maybe you’ll find a new band you like! If you do, go and support them by buying their CDs or MP3s and gong to their concerts!

Damn, flashbacks to Italy in the early 90’s singing this in the Discoteca!

ARTIST: Voice of the Beehive
SONG: Just Like You
ALBUM: Honey Lingers
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Pet Shop Boys
SONG: Music for Boys
ALBUM: Alternative
YEAR: 1995

ARTIST: Solitary Experiments
SONG: Pale Candle Light
ALBUM: Mind Over Matter
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Regenerator
SONG: Bombs Away
ALBUM: War
YEAR: 2001

Man, this album got me through a couple years in the Navy! Sitting in my rack with it on full blast, drowning out the noise of the ship.

ARTIST: OMD
SONG: Sailing on the Seven Seas
ALBUM: Sugar Tax
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Torul
SONG: Difficult to Kill
ALBUM: The Measure
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Covenant
SONG: It’s Alright
ALBUM: United States of Mind
YEAR: 2000

Well, well… look who came up in shuffle! Shout out to Breye, the lead singer of Provision!

ARTIST: Provision
SONG: Chemistry
ALBUM: Visualize
YEAR: 2004

BAND: Romeo Void
SONG: Six Days and One
ALBUM: Instincts
YEAR: 1984

Interesting note, the song sampled in this is Sun Rising by The Beloved.

BAND: Green Court (feat. De/Vision)
SONG: Shining (Sunshine Club Mix)
ALBUM: Shining (CD Single)
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Incubite
SONG: Collision Course
ALBUM: Collision Course EP
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: They Might Be Giants
SONG: Twisting
ALBUM: Flood
YEAR: 1990

Some serious California memories here…

ARTIST: The Jesus And Mary Chain
SONG: Hardest Walk
ALBUM: Psychocandy
YEAR: 1985

ARTIST: Van She
SONG: Survive
ALBUM: Van She
YEAR: 2005

Did you know 80’s Synthpop legends Blancmange put out a new album in 2015? No? Well, you should check it out. It’s amazing Synthpop!

ARTIST: Blancmange
SONG: Paddington
ALBUM: Semi Detached
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Diamond Rings
SONG: (I Know) What I’m Made Of
ALBUM: Free Dimensional
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Sero.Overdose
SONG: My Pain
ALBUM: Serotonin
YEAR: 2005

So many memories with this song and this album!

ARTIST: Depeche Mode
SONG: Stories of Old
ALBUM: Some Great Reward
YEAR: 1984

ARTIST: Evil’s Toy
SONG: No Life
ALBUM: Human Refuse
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Diary of Dreams
SONG: But the Wind Was Stronger
ALBUM: Bird Without Wings
YEAR: 1997

Did you miss Berlin’s new release, Animal, in 2013? You should go listen and buy it!

BAND: Berlin
SONG: Pleasure Victim
ALBUM: Pleasure Victim
YEAR: 1982

New Order is still putting out amazing music! 2015 saw the release of Music Complete. Go check it out!

ARTIST: New Order (feat. Billy Corgan)
SONG: Turn My Way
ALBUM: Get Ready
YEAR: 2001