Synthentral! 20170409

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode features music by Mr Jones Machine, Eternity Range, Distant Project, Iris, Leæther Strip, Gary Numan, VNV Nation, Laudanum, Miss Kittin, Frontal, Endanger, Vacuum, Shiny Toy Guns, STandART, Camouflage, Moon.74, T3rr0r 3rr0r, Red Cell, Echo Image, Akanoid, Mirrors, Spetsnaz, Assemblage 23, Xetrovoid, Orange Sector, Solitary Experiments, Sea of Sin, and The Ultrasonics!

Just click on the synthesizer below to listen!

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Music Time! “Women of Synth” (Volume 6: S – T) 11/19/16

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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 6: S – T!

ARTIST: Sally Shapiro
SONG: Save Your Love (Lovelock Remix)
ALBUM: My Guilty Pleasure (Remixes)
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Sarah P
SONG: I’d Go
ALBUM: Free
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: School of Seven Bells
SONG: Put Your Sad Down
ALBUM: Put Your Sad Down EP
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Seize
SONG: Wishful Thinking
ALBUM: Constant Fight
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Sensuous Enemy
SONG: Shiver v.2.0.0.8
ALBUM: Fragments (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Shiny Toy Guns
SONG: Somewhere To Hide
ALBUM: III
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Shutterdown
SONG: Prisoner
ALBUM: Dreamwalker
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Siberian Heat
SONG: Sorry
ALBUM: Mystic Time
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: SIN.SIN
SONG: These Pretty Things
ALBUM: Fairytronics EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Somegirl
SONG: Defeatist
ALBUM: I’ve Been Known To Be Completely Wrong
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: SPECTRA*paris
SONG: Size Zero
ALBUM: Dead Models Society (Young Ladies Homicide Club)
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Spider Lilies
SONG: Too Much
ALBUM: Cyclogenesis
YEAR: 2009

You need this song in your life right now. Spray has several albums and I had plenty of their songs to choose from, but this one is needed in the world today.

ARTIST: Spray
SONG: Everything’s Better With Muppets
ALBUM: Singing for England EP
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Static Movement
SONG: Nouvelle Vague
ALBUM: Visionary Landscapes
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Strawberry Switchblade
SONG: Since Yesterday
ALBUM: The Platinum Collection
YEAR: 1984 (song)

ARTIST: The Synthetic Dream Foundation
SONG: Puzzlebox
ALBUM: Tendrils Of Pretty
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Technique
SONG: There’s No Other Way
ALBUM: Pop Philosophy
YEAR: 2001

Julia Beyer is no longer singing for Technoir and Steffen Gehring is doing his solo thing (looking forward to that).

ARTIST: Technoir
SONG: Requiem
ALBUM: Groundlevel
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: Thermostatic
SONG: As Stars We Belong
ALBUM: Joy-Toy
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Train To Spain
SONG: Keep On Running
ALBUM: What It’s All About
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Tristesse de la Lune
SONG: Ninive
ALBUM: Ninive (CD Single)
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Twins Natalia
SONG: Destiny
ALBUM: The Destiny Room
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Tying Tiffany
SONG: A Lone Boy
ALBUM: Drop
YEAR: 2014

Music Time: “Cars & Driving Edition” 10/15/16

One thing that having to rent a car when I need it now and then has proved to me: car seats are more and more uncomfortable for people with lower back issues, especially if you have had surgery or damage in the lumbar area (L5/S1). Hyundai used to have good seats, but now they don’t. I may have no choice but to buy a really old used piece of shit and just nickle and dime myself to death taking care of it.

That being said… songs about cars and driving it is…

ARTIST: Adam and the Ants
SONG: Car Trouble
ALBUM: Antics in the Forbidden Zone
YEAR: 1981

ARTIST: Amnistia
SONG: Driven
ALBUM: Anti#Versus (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Assemblage 23
SONG: Drive
ALBUM: Defiance
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: B-Movie
SONG: She’s a Car Crash
ALBUM: The Age Of Illusion
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Cabaret Voltaire
SONG: White Car
ALBUM: Code
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: CHROMATICS
SONG: Night Drive
ALBUM: Night Drive
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Client
SONG: Drive
ALBUM: Heartland
YEAR: 2007

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

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: Mint Car
ALBUM: Wild Mood Swings
YEAR: 1996

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

ARTIST: DE/VISION
SONG: Drive
ALBUM: Unversed in Love (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 1995

Had the privilege of seeing these guys in Houston last night at the House of Blues. Check their tour dates for shows near you!

ARTIST: Echo and the Bunnymen
SONG: Get in the Car
ALBUM: What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?
YEAR: 1999

Of course no list of songs about driving and cars can be complete without this one! Keep an eye out for a new album from Numan as well!

ARTIST: Gary Numan
SONG: Cars
ALBUM: The Pleasure Principle
YEAR: 1978

ARTIST: Inter-Connection
SONG: Drive Away
ALBUM: Chrome
YEAR: 2012

One of the most danceable bands ever!

ARTIST: Kitchens of Distinction
SONG: Drive That Fast
ALBUM: Strange Free World
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Ladyhawke
SONG: Sunday Drive
ALBUM: Anxiety
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Lights of Euphoria
SONG: Sunday Drive
ALBUM: Voices
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Sadman
SONG: End Up In A Car
ALBUM: I Hide (CD Single)
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Second Decay
SONG: Burning Car
ALBUM: La Décadence Électronique
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Shiny Toy Guns
SONG: Chemistry Of A Car Crash
ALBUM: We Are Pilots
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Thompson Twins
SONG: Salvador Dali’s Car
ALBUM: Big Trash
YEAR: 1989

Music Time! “Waiting” Edition. 7/15/16

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So…. I’m just sitting here… waiting. Bored out of my mind since I took off from work. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting.

So some “waiting” music…

ARTIST: B! Machine
SONG: Waiting
ALBUM: Aftermath
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Haberdashery
SONG: Patience Waiting
ALBUM: Alethia
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Abney Park
SONG: Waiting for You
ALBUM: Ancient World
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: XP8
SONG: Waiting
ALBUM: The Art Of Revenge
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: The Pixies
SONG: I’ve Been Waiting For You
ALBUM: Complete ‘B’ Sides
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: The Expression
SONG: The Waiting Game
ALBUM: Conscience
YEAR: 1985

ARTIST: Celebrate the Nun
SONG: Waiting
ALBUM: Continuous (Expanded Edition)
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Cryo
SONG: Waiting for the Machine
ALBUM: Cryogenic (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Distorted Reality
SONG: I Am Waiting
ALBUM: Daydreams And Nightmares (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: The Lightning Seeds
SONG: Waiting For Today To Happen
ALBUM: Dizzy Heights
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: Love and Rockets
SONG: Waiting for the Flood
ALBUM: Earth, Sun, Moon
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Cruxshadows
SONG: Waiting to Leave
ALBUM: Ethernaut
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: A Covenant of Thorns
SONG: Waiting
ALBUM: The Fields Of Flesh EP
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Shiny Toy Guns
SONG: Waiting Alone
ALBUM: III
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Gene Loves Jezebel
SONG: Worth Waiting For
ALBUM: Immigrant (Special Edition)
YEAR: 1985

ARTIST: Somegirl
SONG: Waiting
ALBUM: I’ve Been Known To Be Completely Wrong
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: Waiting
ALBUM: Join the Dots – B Sides & Rarities (1978 – 2001)
YEAR: 1996 (song)

ARTIST: mind.in.a.box
SONG: Waiting
ALBUM: Lost Alone
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Halo Effect
SONG: Waiting
ALBUM: New Romantic Industry (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2008

Music Time! 4/10/16

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Severe weather possible north of me and southwest of me, but not near me. So no chasing for me today. But I’m in the mood for “storms,” so here’s some “storm” music…

ARTIST: The Mission
SONG: Shelter From the Storm
ALBUM: Anthology: The Phonogram Years
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Pet Shop Boys
SONG: The Calm Before The Storm
ALBUM: Bilingual – Further Listening 1995-1997 (Special Edition)
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: The Pixies
SONG: Stormy Weather
ALBUM: Bossanova
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Sonik Foundry
SONG: Into the Storm
ALBUM: Chaos (Expanded Edition)
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: The Frozen Autumn
SONG: Before the Storm
ALBUM: Chirality
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: L’Âme Immortelle
SONG: Eye of the Storm
ALBUM: Drahtseilakt (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: mind.in.a.box
SONG: Sun and Storm
ALBUM: Dreamweb
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Faderhead
SONG: Storm Sparks Structure
ALBUM: FH2
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Angels & Agony
SONG: Stormhead
ALBUM: Forever EP
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Hungry Lucy
SONG: Storm
ALBUM: Glo
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Decence
SONG: The Storm
ALBUM: Ianus
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Thompson Twins
SONG: Storm On the Sea
ALBUM: Into the Gap
YEAR: 1984

ARTIST: Syrian
SONG: Future Storm
ALBUM: Kosmonauta (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: BAK XIII
SONG: Storms
ALBUM: Morituri Te Salutant
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: diskonnekted
SONG: Storm
ALBUM: Old School Policies (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Shiny Toy Guns
SONG: When Did This Storm Begin?
ALBUM: Season Of Poison
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Covenant
SONG: Storm
ALBUM: Sequencer
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: Dance With the Dead
SONG: There’s a Storm Coming
ALBUM: The Shape
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Echo and the Bunnymen
SONG: Stormy Weather
ALBUM: Siberia
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Ashbury Heights
SONG: Stormbringer
ALBUM: Three Cheers For The Newlydeads
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Inter-Connection
SONG: Riding Out the Storm
ALBUM: Traces from Heaven
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Solitary Experiments
SONG: Eye of a Storm
ALBUM: Trial and Error
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Les Anges De La Nuit
SONG: The Storm
ALBUM: Under God’s Name
YEAR: 2006