Synthentral 20170920

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode features music by Shadows & Mirrors, Nórdika, The Sweetest Condition, Whiteqube, JJ.Christie, Red Mecca, Europa Cocktail, Schwarzschild, SYNERGY, Loewenhertz, Damokles, Venus In Aries, Resonanz Kreis, The Amatory Murder, Massiv In Mensch, T.H. Industry, Volt 9000, Rebentisch, Elektrostaub, Unitary, Fr/Action, Act, Dead As Romance, In Good Faith, Sex & Weather, David John Duckworth, Ivory Frequency, and All Hallows Eve!

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Synthentral 20170704: July 4th Special!

New episode of Synthentral is now online!

Today’s episode is a special July 4th with songs about Independence, Freedom, Revolution, Rebels, and all that stuff. The song called Freedom may be about freedom from a person instead of freedom from tyranny, but in reality, those two freedoms are one in the same.

Today’s episode features music by Figures On A Beach, Apoptygma Berzerk, Miss FD, Ruined Conflict, Cryo, Atlantic Popes, Funker Vogt, Provision, Psy’Aviah, Ayria, DE/VISION, Destroid, The Comsat Angels, Alice in Videoland, Wideband Network, [:SITD:], Colony 5, Mindless Faith, Endless Shame, Cut Copy, Whiteqube, Velvet Acid Christ, Covenant, Ruined Conflict, Bigod 20, and Modulate!

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Music Time! “July 4th” Edition. 7/4/16

It’s been a while since I posted some music. Since today is July 4th, I’m going with music about Independence, Freedom, Treason, Rebellion, etc. So let’s see what MediaMonkey comes up with!

Happy 4th to everyone! Please stay cool and safe as you celebrate today. Lots of heat issues out there, so stay hydrated and watch for signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Oh, and keep your pets cool as well.

ARTIST: Figures on a Beach
SONG: Independence Day
ALBUM: Figures on a Beach
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Apoptygma Berzerk
SONG: Rebel
ALBUM: 7
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Miss FD
SONG: Rebel Apprentice
ALBUM: Monsters In The Industry
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Ruined Conflict
SONG: Treason
ALBUM: A.R.M.O.R (Expanded Edition)
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Cryo
SONG: Freedom
ALBUM: Mixed Emotions
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Distorted Reality
SONG: Rebel Yell
ALBUM: Daydreams And Nightmares (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2006

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

ARTIST: Funker Vogt
SONG: Civil War
ALBUM: Execution Tracks
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Provision
SONG: A New Revolution
ALBUM: A New Revolution
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Neon Electronics
SONG: Road to Freedom
ALBUM: NE
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Psy’Aviah
SONG: Song Of Independence
ALBUM: Introspection Extrospection (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2011

Don’t forget to check out Ayria on tour! She’ll be in Austin in December at Elysium Austin and I can’t wait to finally see her in concert!

ARTIST: Ayria
SONG: Selling-Rebellion
ALBUM: Flicker
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: DE/VISION
SONG: Freedom
ALBUM: Void
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Destroid
SONG: Revolution
ALBUM: Loudspeaker
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: The Comsat Angels
SONG: Independence Day
ALBUM: Waiting for a Miracle
YEAR: 1980

ARTIST: Alice in Videoland
SONG: We Are Rebels
ALBUM: She’s A Machine
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Wideband Network
SONG: Freedom
ALBUM: Universe (Extended Edition)
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: [:SITD:]
SONG: Revolution
ALBUM: Dunkelziffer (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Colony 5
SONG: Freedom
ALBUM: Lifeline
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Mindless Faith
SONG: Independence Day (Version)
ALBUM: Medication For The Misinformed
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Endless Shame
SONG: Rebel Girl
ALBUM: Generation Blind (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Cut Copy
SONG: Blink And You’ll Miss A Revolution
ALBUM: Zonoscope
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Violent Femmes
SONG: American Music
ALBUM: Add It Up (1981-1993)
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Whiteqube
SONG: Revolution Riot
ALBUM: Panic, Rage, Riot, Revolt! EP
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Bad Religion
SONG: American Dream
ALBUM: How Could Hell Be Any Worse?
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: Velvet Acid Christ
SONG: Revolution 101
ALBUM: Neuralblastoma
YEAR: 1995

ARTIST: Covenant
SONG: We Want Revolution
ALBUM: Northern Light
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: The Mission
SONG: Hymn (For America)
ALBUM: Children (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1988

ARTIST: Love and Rockets
SONG: Be the Revolution
ALBUM: Hot Trip to Heaven
YEAR: 1994

ARTIST: Ruined Conflict
SONG: Rebellion
ALBUM: Revolutionary Mayhem
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Bigod 20
SONG: America
ALBUM: Steel Works
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Funker Vogt
SONG: Revolution
ALBUM: Companion In Crime (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Falco
SONG: America
ALBUM: Greatest Hits
YEAR: 1999 (album)

ARTIST: Modulate
SONG: Revolution
ALBUM: Detonation (Extended Version)
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Love and Rockets
SONG: An American Dream
ALBUM: Express
YEAR: 1986

And finally the perfect American song for today’s social and political environment in America:

ARTIST: Green Day
SONG: American Idiot
ALBUM: American Idiot
YEAR: 2004

2014, Thank You for the Music!

Man Listening to HeadphonesI usually put this out at the end of the year, but I still had some music to import into my library and wanted to make sure I had everyone on the list!

2014 was a great year for music. It wasn’t as an amazing year as 2013 was for quantity, but what it lacked in quantity it certainly made up for with quality. A lot of great bands that I love put out new music in 2014.

I’m a huge fan of EBM, Futurepop, Industrial Dance, Synthpop, New Wave, etc. I’m always happy to see the scene continue to produce new bands and great music. And this year marked new albums by some bands a few of us older folks will recognize, like Billy Idol, Information Society, and Simple Minds!

Thanks to the following bands for putting out new stuff in 2014!

Billy Idol — Kings & Queens of the Underground
Birthday Massacre, The — Superstition
BlutEngel — Black Symphonies (An Orchestral Journey)
Bryan Ferry — Avonmore
Bush — Man on the Run
Clan of Xymox — Matters of Mind, Body and Soul
Client — Authority
Combichrist — We Love You
Cosmicity — Humans May Safely Graze
Cryo — Retropia
Diary of Dreams — Elegies in Darkness
Echo & The Bunnymen — Meteorites
Erasure — Reason EP
Erasure — Violet Flame, The
Faderhead — Atoms & Emptiness
Front Line Assembly — Echoes
Haerts — Haerts
Information Society — Hello World
Iris — Radiant
Laibach — Spectre
Live — Turn, The
Melotron — Werkschau
Mental Discipline — Butterfly EP
Mitch Murder — Interceptor
Morrissey — World Peace Is None of Your Business
New Division, The — Together We Shine
Nine Inch Nails — Recoiled
Perturbator — Dangerous Days
Peter Murphy — Lion
Phantogram — Voices
Seabound — Speak In Storms
Simple Minds — Big Music
Smashing Pumpkins — Monuments to an Elegy
St. Vincent — St. Vincent
Surveillance — Oceania
Thomas Bergersen — Sun
THYX — Super Vision
Trust, The — Joyland
Weezer — Everything Will Be Alright In the End
Whiteqube — Panic, Rage, Riot, Revolt! EP
Xenturion Prime — Mecha Rising

BWAHAHA: 3/22 – 3/28

BWAHAHA (Blair’s Week Attempts at Haha’s) 3/22 – 3/28: I went on vacation this week. I went camping at Monte Sano State Park here in Alabama. The weather was supposed to be in the 70’s during the day and 50’s at night (perfect camping weather). But nope… Mother Nature decided to fuck with us and the cold fronts arrived early and delivered a ton of rain and wind and fucking cold! Luckily, we had electric blankets and space heaters, because nothing says camping like access to electricity! Needless to say, my week wasn’t very productive since I was on vacation. I did get to see VNV Nation and Whiteqube in concert in Nashville at the Exit/In. It was an amazing show. And surprisingly, my GF and I weren’t the oldest two people in attendance.

On a sad note, my friend and amazing activist Edwin Kagin died this week. You will be missed Edwin.

3/22

GF asked me to go get her some chocolate. I said, “If I can walk to the kitchen afterward, you don’t deserve any chocolate.” #RoleReversal

Atlantis is in Ex Isle.

3/23

Someone posted pseudoscience words on a pretty photo and put it on the Internet: so it MUST be true!

3/25

Someone got some tail last night…

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I have to mow my lawn… and it’s cold as shit and snowing! Yeah… makes total fucking sense.