Synthentral 20170913

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode features music by System Syn, Bal Paré, FutureFrenetic, Enemy Alliance, Encomium Effect, CutOff:Sky, Syntec, 24:7, Aural Vampire, Moulin Noir, Diorama, Sexinspace, Violet Elegy, Visage, Kon Kan, Northern Kind, Panzer AG, Nightrun87, Black Marble, Kite, Beyond Obsession, BlutEngel, Eycromon, New Order, Dead When I Found Her, Culture Kultür, and Kill Minus Nine!

Just click on the synthesizer below to listen!

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Music Time! 2016 New Music, Volume 1

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My theme this time is “2016 New Music!” I put all the music released in 2016 and sorted it alphabetically by album. This is Volume 1, with album titles A through E. Some bands put out more than one album in 2016, so you may see them twice in different volumes. 2016 was a fantastic music year if you like synth-based music! It was also a phenomenal year for concerts for me. I got to see some amazing artists in concert, from Assemblage 23 to the Pet Shop Boys. Here’s hoping 2017 is just as magical!

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:

  • 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!

 

ARTIST: Novakill
SONG: Promised Land
ALBUM: (D)anger
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: De/Vision
SONG: Essence
ALBUM: 13
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Espermachine
SONG: Lost Generation
ALBUM: 3RD
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Nattskiftet
SONG: Arendal
ALBUM: Aceton EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Circuito Cerrado
SONG: Let The Bass Fuck You Up
ALBUM: Arrhythmia (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: FM-84
SONG: Arcade Summer
ALBUM: Atlas
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Munich Syndrome
SONG: Neon City
ALBUM: Atmospherics 1: Urbania
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Sono
SONG: Heaven Is in Hell
ALBUM: Backyard Opera
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Underworld
SONG: Low Burn
ALBUM: Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Electro Spectre
SONG: A Kingdom Alone
ALBUM: Beautiful Lies
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Zoon Politicon
SONG: Run Forever
ALBUM: Black In White
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Covenant
SONG: I Close My Eyes
ALBUM: The Blinding Dark
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Liste Noire
SONG: Time Is Your Crime
ALBUM: Brace
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Fangoria
SONG: Geometría Polisentimental
ALBUM: Canciones Para Robots Románticos
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Rotersand
SONG: Monopole
ALBUM: Capitalism TM
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Adoration Destroyed
SONG: Voices Carry
ALBUM: Carnal Dirge EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Blinky Blinky Computerband
SONG: Sweet Thing (Cellular Circuit Edit)
ALBUM: Cellular Circuits EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Ari Mason
SONG: Beasts Tonight
ALBUM: Creatures
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Visage
SONG: Loving The Alien (Invasion Remix)
ALBUM: Darkness to Diamond
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Amnistia
SONG: Dawn
ALBUM: Dawn (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Front 242
SONG: Take One (Kant Kino Remix)
ALBUM: Detox Static EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Blinky Blinky Computerband
SONG: Elektromann (Dancefloor Mix)
ALBUM: Electric Mushrooms EP
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: The Midnight
SONG: Daytona
ALBUM: Endless Summer
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Assemblage 23
SONG: Endure
ALBUM: Endure (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Sinestar
SONG: The Madness Of Control
ALBUM: Evolve
YEAR: 2016

Music Time! “Synthesizer Edition” 6/22/16

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Tonight is Boom Boom Palace (A Night of Synthpop) at Elysium Austin! So in honor of tonight… I’m posting some synthesizer music!

Synthpop is the grandparent of a lot of modern music (yes, even Top 40). From early bands, the influence on New Wave, New Age, and into the future with Futurepop, EBM, and yes, even things like Trance, Dance, and EDM. Industrial and Industrial Dance all have roots in synthpop and thanks to the guys who started playing with electronic sounds and instruments so many decades ago. And now we’re seeing a Synthpop Revival and it’s amazing!!!

So I’m posting songs from the beginnings to the modern movement of the synthesizer!

Event details here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/983531315099171/?active_tab=highlights

ARTIST: SILICA GEL
SONG: Todo Sigue Igual
ALBUM: Genesis
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Frozen Plasma
SONG: 1980
ALBUM: Artificial (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Cabaret Voltaire
SONG: Why Kill Time (When You Can Kill Yourself)
ALBUM: The Crackdown
YEAR: 1983

ARTIST: Neuroactive
SONG: Innerspaceman
ALBUM: Transients (Expanded)
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: Endanger
SONG: Inside
ALBUM: Motion:Reloaded (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Visage
SONG: Moon Over Moscow
ALBUM: Visage
YEAR: 1980

ARTIST: Sequencia
SONG: Por Ti
ALBUM: Algo En Tu Ser
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Universal Poplab
SONG: Go Back to Sleep
ALBUM: Uprising
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Rational Youth
SONG: Energie
ALBUM: To The Goddess Electricity
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Neuroticfish
SONG: No More Ghosts
ALBUM: Bomb EP
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Rupesh Cartel
SONG: Battle Cry
ALBUM: The Disco And The What Not
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Backlash
SONG: Switch
ALBUM: Divine EP
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: OBK
SONG: Victima
ALBUM: Donde el Corazón Nos Lleve
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: Information Society
SONG: Empty
ALBUM: Don’t Be Afraid
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: John Maus
SONG: Believer
ALBUM: We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: B! Machine
SONG: Lightfall
ALBUM: The Evening Bell (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: New Musik
SONG: Peace
ALBUM: Anywhere
YEAR: 1981

ARTIST: Faith Assembly
SONG: Evil Twin Sister (Moonlight Mix)
ALBUM: Windmills
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: cosmicity
SONG: Reparations
ALBUM: Humans May Safely Graze
YEAR: 2014

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

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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! “Watch” Edition. 5/24/16

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I just tried watching Kindergarten Cop 2. I made it 30 minutes in and I gave up. Not only was it poor acting, horrible plot, and Lundgren at his worst, but I also couldn’t stand the gluten-free, tofu-eating kids anymore.

So now I’m bored. So it’s time for some music. So let’s see what comes up with songs with the word “watch” in them…

ARTIST: Solitary Experiments
SONG: Watching Over You
ALBUM: Advance Into Unknown
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Hungry Lucy
SONG: Watcher
ALBUM: Apparitions
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Seabound
SONG: Watching Over You
ALBUM: Beyond Flatline (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: The Dead Milkmen
SONG: Watchin’ Scotty Die
ALBUM: Bucky Fellini
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Distorted Memory
SONG: Disciples of the Watch
ALBUM: Burning Heaven
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Black Tape for a Blue Girl
SONG: We Watch Our Sad-Eyed Angel Fall
ALBUM: A Chaos Of Desire
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Absurd Minds
SONG: Watching Over You
ALBUM: The Cycle EP (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Diary of Dreams
SONG: People Watcher (L.I.M. Version)
ALBUM: Dream Collector
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Twin Shadow
SONG: Watch Me Go
ALBUM: Eclipse
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Blind Passengers
SONG: Watch the World
ALBUM: The Glamour Of Darkness
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Memory Tapes
SONG: Neighborhood Watch
ALBUM: Grace/Confusion
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: halovox
SONG: Waiting, Watching, Wanting
ALBUM: Halovox
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Visage
SONG: I Am Watching
ALBUM: Hearts And Knives
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Tears for Fears
SONG: Watch Me Bleed
ALBUM: The Hurting
YEAR: 1983