Archive for the ‘Synthpop Music’ Category

The Guggenheim Grotto – Wisdom

February 3rd, 2017

Wow this song! The rest of their early stuff is meh. They renamed the group to “Storyman” and a couple of the new songs are ok, but Wisdom is amazing.

Synthpop Music

Synthpop’s Alive.

January 11th, 2015

Somehow I missed this one, love the track.

Synthpop Music

This guy knows from parenting.

January 11th, 2015

Astonishing new Information Society track!

March 11th, 2014

Yay for more Ladytron!

May 31st, 2011

Although a “best of” is not exactly best, I love the steampunky victorian look. They are in a unique place where the best of can be from ’00 to ’10.

Synthpop Music

Strangeways Radio

January 10th, 2011

Go immediately and listen to Strangeways Radio. This is what “alternative” was when I was barely filling in my shoes. Almost half of my CD collection matches their library.

Here are some of the songs I was not familiar with yet really appreciated:

Prefab Sprout – Desire As. “I’ve got six things on my mind. You’re not one of them.”

Honeybreath – For When It’s Almost Over. Diary like guitars, good female harmony.

Trembling Blue Stars – Idyllwild. Light female vocals. “Girl whose favorite thing is snow and being alone”

Health – Die Slow (Nastique Remix) Die Slow (Nastique Remix)

Styrofoam – Extra Careful

Cirrus – Boomerang

Curve – Gift

Gary Numan – Dark

Peter Murphy – I’ll Fall With Your Knife

Secession – Love Lies Bleeding

Courteeners – The Opener

Babble – Hold the sky

Ofra Haza – Show Me

Paper route – Carousel

Plastic Bertrand – Ca Plane Pour Moi (This life’s for me)

Ambra Red – ___? Princess

I also frequent Frequence 3 when I want to hear the latest and popular sludge. For example I was sick of Dragonettes “Hello” months before I heard it in the states. I like being able to vote for the eurodance and against the rap!

Both stations share the same curse: you cannot downvote the cheesy Show hour stuff. I want my radio to play actual music!

Dance Revolution, Synthpop Music

Röyksopp Senior (citizen)

November 10th, 2010

New Röyksopp = Yawn Central.  This can’t be true!  Easy listening for senior citizens.  It’s not Junior’s older brother as reviews claim, more like great grandparent.


Synthpop Music

Before Owl City

September 16th, 2010

Before Owl City, there was Sky Sailing.  Actually this moniker fits the style of the music much better.   This album has more acoustic feel, smooth and simple lyrics with signature light vocals.

Sky Sailing Album

On a side note: Lights has an acoustic EP out now.   How long until the two of them get together? I’d pay lots and lots.

Synthpop Music

JotDog is growing up!

August 26th, 2010

Wow, JotDog has improved by leaps and bounds in the past few months!  Did they sign a big label?  I need to go back into the heart of Mexico very soon!

Synthpop Music

New OMD on the way.

August 26th, 2010

No group has stuck with me from the past like Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.  When I reach retro, I reach for OMD.  From the three sample tracks floating around the web, this one is on the edge.  Can they pull off a comeback project like DEVO or A-Ha (Foot of the Mountain) have done?  Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

Synthpop Music