Synthentral 20170901

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode features music by The Cruxshadows, Twisted Destiny, Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark, Cosaquitos en Globo, Neon Valley Kvlt, Riot Kitten, Crash Dump File, Chris Narvali, Alpha Boötis, Monody, Studio-X, Protera, Neonsol, Shiv-R, Machinista, 00tz 00tz, Stilz, VDevil, OctoLab, Kounter Mezhure, Kontradikshn, Keith McCoy, Ten Cent Toys, Paperkite, AEX, Mei Ohara, and The Presets!

Just click on the synthesizer below to listen!

synthesizer01

Advertisements

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

NoMansSkyBanner

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

Music Time! “LOVE” Edition (Part One)! 6/14/16

Diverse Hands

My Facebook feed has been so full of hatred lately. Hate toward “libtards,” hate toward “Republitards,” hate toward the LGBT community, hate toward political candidates or politicians, hate toward gun owners or anti-gun advocates. Remember when public tragedies brought us together? I guess the political discourse has gotten to the point that even after a tragedy we can’t come together as a nation anymore.

We need love: not hate. So my morning will be filled with love songs:

ARTIST: Happy Mondays
SONG: Sunshine and Love
ALBUM: …Yes, Please!
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Green Day
SONG: Oh Love
ALBUM: !UNO!
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: !distain
SONG: Black Mountain Love Affair
ALBUM: 25 Frames A Second (Expanded Edition)
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Wolfsheim
SONG: Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town
ALBUM: 55578
YEAR: 1995

ARTIST: Erasure
SONG: Lay All Your Love On Me
ALBUM: Abba-Esque
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: ABC
SONG: Look of Love, The (Part I)
ALBUM: Absolutely ABC: Best of ABC
YEAR: 1982 (Song)

ARTIST: Code 64
SONG: Love Sees No Colour
ALBUM: Accelerate EP
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Men Without Hats
SONG: I’m In Love
ALBUM: The Adventures Of Women & Men Without Hate In The 21st Century
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Bronski Beat
SONG: I Fee Love
ALBUM: Age of Consent
YEAR: 1983

ARTIST: IAMX
SONG: This Will Make You Love Again
ALBUM: The Alternative
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Future Holotape
SONG: Summer In Love
ALBUM: Analog Renegades
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Visage
SONG: Again We Love
ALBUM: The Anvil
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: The Presets
SONG: This Boy’s in Love
ALBUM: Apocalypso
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: informatik
SONG: My True Love (Pulse State Mix)
ALBUM: Arena
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Atlantic Popes
SONG: Love
ALBUM: Atlantic Popes
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Boytronic
SONG: Love Remains
ALBUM: Autotunes
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Blancmange
SONG: Don’t You Love It All?
ALBUM: Believe You Me (Remastered)
YEAR: 1985

ARTIST: A Flock of Seagulls
SONG: Space Age Love Song
ALBUM: The Best of A Flock of Seagulls
YEAR: 1982 (song)

ARTIST: Cutting Crew
SONG: I’ve Been In Love Before
ALBUM: The Best of Cutting Crew
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Howard Jones
SONG: Everlasting Love
ALBUM: The Best of Howard Jones
YEAR: 1989

Music Time! 3/6/16

Let’s shuffle some more music! Time to put MediaMonkey on shuffle and see what comes out.

ARTIST: De/Vision
SONG: Be A Light To Yourself (Iris Mix)
ALBUM: Popgefahr – The Mix
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Bloodhound Gang
SONG: Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo
ALBUM: Hefty Fine
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Inertia
SONG: Higher
ALBUM: Inertia
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: The Twins
SONG: Men of Destiny
ALBUM: A Wild Romance
YEAR: 1983

ARTIST: Anything Box
SONG: Where Is Love & Happiness (Ultraviolet Edit)
ALBUM: Future Past EP
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Destroid
SONG: Bittersweet Fate
ALBUM: Loudspeaker
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Diffuzion
SONG: Lace of Veins
ALBUM: Winter Cities
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Psy’Aviah
SONG: Moments
ALBUM: Entertainment Industries (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: The Presets
SONG: Aeons
ALBUM: Apocalypso
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Kitchens of Distinction
SONG: Sand On Fire
ALBUM: Cowboys And Aliens
YEAR: 1994

ARTIST: Melotron
SONG: Kindertraum
ALBUM: Werkschau (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Berlin
SONG: In My Dreams
ALBUM: Cut the Flesh (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 1984

ARTIST: Dawn of Ashes
SONG: The Suffering
ALBUM: Cut the Flesh (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Endanger
SONG: Grüsse Nach Frankfurt
ALBUM: Revolt
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Neuroactive
SONG: Neuron (Neurotronic Mix)
ALBUM: Neurology 1994-2000
YEAR: 2001