Synthentral! 20170614

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode features music by Marc Heal, Projekt Ich, Silent Auction, The Vacant Lots, In Letter Form, Chemical Sweet Kid, NEO, School of Seven Bells, Elevn, Johan Gasso, Wave In Head, SpaceRoar, PSYCHOSOMATIK, Cadre Crimson, RE:Active, Vitriol, Topgun, New Today, Batch ID, Mesmer’s Eyes, System Syn, New Neon, Theriak, Restriction 9, Fader Vixen, Sero.Overdose, Weltfremd, and Heartbreak!

Just click on the synthesizer below to listen!

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Synthentral! 20170212

New episode of Synthentral, a stream of synth-based music, is now online!

This episode features music by ZyniC​, Tempers​, Blondie​, ADULT. “Official”​, PARK FIRES​, Tactile Frequency​, Redundant Nature​, Dicepeople​, Bruderschaft​, SYSTEM SYN​, The Sound Of Arrows​, Theriak​, Sameblod​, Denoisary​, GESAFFELSTEIN​, Miko Mission​, AD:keY offical​, Eisfabrik​, PRYXMS​, POSTILJONEN​, Parralox​, Rossetti’s Compass​, Declaration, Neikka RPM​, Front 242​, Alien Vampires​, halovox​, Väte, Spider Lilies​, and POS.:2​!

Just click on the synthesizer below to listen to the stream!

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Music Time! Electronic Edition. 9/9/16

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It’s Friday night and I have nothing planned! Tomorrow, though is the Indie Electro Dance Party in Austin. Oh yeah!

So let’s listen to some electronic music – not necessarily the sub-genre of Electro, but anything that uses electronics to make music: EBM, Futurepop, Synthpop, Electro, Industrial, etc.

Let’s start with…

ARTIST: Minerve
SONG: Life Is An Illusion (Blind Believer Mix)
ALBUM: Please (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Vanguard
SONG: On My Own (Optera’s Big Air Edit)
ALBUM: On My Own (CD Single)
YEAR: 2013

Don’t miss Alter Der Ruine on 11/5 at Elysium Austin!

ARTIST: Alter Der Ruine
SONG: Keep the Devil Off Your Back
ALBUM: There’s Always One More Son Of A Bitch
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: F.O.D.
SONG: Angels
ALBUM: Maschinentanz
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Equatronic
SONG: Killing Machine
ALBUM: Endorphine
YEAR: 2007

I had the pleasure of seeing these guys in Nashville and they put on one helluva show. Their stage energy and audience interaction are something to experience, so make sure you see them live!

ARTIST: VNV Nation
SONG: Burnout
ALBUM: Praise the Fallen
YEAR: 1998

Yes, it’s a Van Halen cover!

ARTIST: Effcee
SONG: Jump
ALBUM: Perfect (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2004

Ayria will be in Austin in December, so keep an eye out for an official event!

ARTIST: Ayria
SONG: Cutting (Daniel X Mix)
ALBUM: My Revenge On The World (CD Single)
YEAR: 2005

Yeah, the lyrics to this song speak volumes about today.

ARTIST: System Syn
SONG: A Prayer Of Ending
ALBUM: No Sky To Fall
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: DE/VISION
SONG: Ready To Die (Strong Force Remix)
ALBUM: Popgefahr – The Mix
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: System
SONG: Camera Eye
ALBUM: Silicon Based
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Android Lust
SONG: Sense of it All
ALBUM: Devour, Rise and Take Flight
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Null Device
SONG: Metaphysic (Cinematic)
ALBUM: Aphelion EP
YEAR: 2014

This band is definitely one of my top faves, who recently put out a new album, so make sure you check them out!

ARTIST: Psy’Aviah
SONG: Paranoid
ALBUM: Eclectric (Limited Edition Eclectricism)
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Raindancer
SONG: The Journey
ALBUM: Response
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Until December
SONG: Heaven (Extended)
ALBUM: Until December (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: Information Society
SONG: Think (Virtual Reality Mix)
ALBUM: Energize! Classic Remixes, Vol. 1
YEAR: 2011 (album)

ARTIST: No Comment
SONG: Back In the 80’s
ALBUM: Painkiller (Digital Edition)
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Rhythmic Symphony
SONG: Too Afraid
ALBUM: The Mechanism Fulfilled
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: The Crystalline Effect
SONG: Gabriel (Fallen Angel Remix)
ALBUM: Glass (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: MOON.74
SONG: Gun (Paralyzed Mix)
ALBUM: Newborn (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2010

With a serious throwback!

ARTIST: Dead or Alive
SONG: Baby Don’t Say Goodbye (Cheers Vocal Mix)
ALBUM: Evolution: The Hits (Expanded Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1989 (song)

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! 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