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#039 - Music Special no. 8 - Synthwave 2: The Search for More Retro Electronica

The GribCast

Release Date: 02/27/2018

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The Gribshnobler was so excessive with his last music special, that he ended up with another whole episode just for all the music he couldn't fit in last time.  Most of the tracks are on the lengthier side and tend to fall into the Ambient, Dark Ambient, and/or Drone categories (including more tracks from Droneuary), but you'll also get to hear some Experimental music, Progressive Rock, Funeral Doom Metal, Field Recording, and an acoustic Alan Parson's Project cover, and more.  Bands/Musicians included in this episode: Doors in the Labyrinth, M Is We, Gesara, Rand Kelly, EVQ, ArTe...

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Over the years there have been many musicians and bands that have given The Gribshnobler permission to play them on the show, but several of them have yet to be featured.  Well, today that has changed, as those bands/musicians are the main focus of this episode.  After sharing this eclectic batch of music, The Gribshnobler is joined by Brian John Mitchell of Silber Records, who came to chat about the recent Droneuary and April Fields collections, which includes two lengthy tracks with The Gribshnobler himself. Genres featured in this episode: Indie Rock, Shoegaze, Post-Punk, Math...

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The Gribshnobler presents a selection of field recording pieces to help you relax during these stressful times.  Most of the pieces were released as part of Silber Records' series April Fields. Recommended for those who like Nature Sounds, ambient or dark ambient music, ASMR, and the gentle tones of a cat purring.  Includes works from Small Life Form, Staplerfahrer, Zaahj, Switchblade Kid, Broken Shoulder, and The Gribshnobler himself Silber Records on , , and   Music in this Episode All tracks part of April Fields 2020 unless specified otherwise   1. The Gribshnobler: A...

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Seth Heasley, host of the Hugos There Podcast, joins The Gribshnobler to introduce his 1970 Hugo Awards Reading Challenge and to discuss all of the science fiction movies and media nominated for the Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation in that year, including The Bed-Sitting Room, The Illustrated Man, Marooned, The Immortal (1970 TV pilot), and news coverage and documentary of Apollo 11. Authors discussed include Robert Silverberg, Ursula K. Le Guin, Samuel R. Delany, Larry Niven, Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, Piers Anthony and more! Also featuring music by Ethereal Delusions...

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The Gribshnobler is all by himself, talking about his 2020 Reading challenge. He's gonna tell you about the various categories he came up with, which books he plans on reading, which books he's already read, and some other stuff.  Also featured is some new music by Trouble Salad, including another drone entry for Silber Records' Droneuary 2020 Authors mentioned in this episode include A. E. Marling, Michael Swanwick, Cat Rambo, Julia Liz Eliot, Saladin Ahmed, P. Djeli Clark, Theodora Goss, Rich Horton, Frank Herbert, Michael Moorcock, Norman Spinrad, Marlon James, Harlan Ellison, Ursula...

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LadyMsGee and The Gribshnobler celebrate the new year by talking about their favorite books they read during the last year. LadyMsGee's top 25 includes lots of history and historical fiction, several works by jewish authors, some classics, and more! The Gribshnobler's top 20 features many works of science fiction, some children's books, a couple of graphic novels, and (guess what) more! Also included in this episode is a bonus clip featuring Professor Gerry Canavan discussing The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and some drone / ambient music by Bodies That Matter, Ocean in a Bottle, and Remora....

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LadyMsGee and The Gribshnobler are joined by special guest Professor Gerry Canavan, author of Masters of Science Fiction: Octavia E. Butler. We discuss Parable of the Talents, sequel to dystopian science fiction novel Parable of the Sower, along with Butler's life and work in general. Stick around until the end for some mentions of Margaret Atwood, Ken Liu, Cixin Liu, and Isaac Asimov.  We also feature some Butler inspired music from T. C. Costello and Black Quantum Futurism with MMGZ.  Books are great. Buy Professor Canavan's book, Masters of Science Fiction: Octavia E. Butler...

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Happy Halloween from The GribCast! Listen up for 5 hours of creepy tunes and stuff.  Hear some eerie indie rock from The Casket Girls.  Beware of the Silber Media Sounds of Halloween.  Behold the majesty of a brand new Fraticornicos album along with the horror of a simulated Q&A. Gaze upon to the conjoined covers of Depeche Mode's Enjoy the Silence. Not even the murky music of Vampire Step-Dad can save you this time. If you make it to the chilling end, you will experience Synthwave, Darkwave, Ghostwave, Experimental Electronic music, Field Recordings, Dark Ambient,...

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The Gribshnobler digs into the GribVaults to bring you the first feature film commentary recorded for The GribCast.  A few years ago The Contrarian sat down with The Gribshnobler to watch The Chipmunk Adventure (on VHS even!), the first movie to feature Alvin & The Chipmunks, originally released in 1987.  Listen to the end for a special appearance from LadyMsGee! Purchase The Chipmunk Adventure from Amazon:    Music in this episode 1. The Gribshnobler: I Watch Too Many Cartoons from the album This is Not Me   2. Alvin & The Chipmunks / Charlie Daniels: The...

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More Episodes

The Gribshnobler returns with his most ridiculously long music special yet, including a special guest appearance by Vlad Lugosi of Vampire Step-Dad.  In addition to a great deal of synthwave and retro synth, he also provides a progressive rock song by Magenta, an experimental electronica piece by Body 13, an unreleased track by Full Eclipse, and a new love song by the Gribshnobler himself, all culminating with 2 lengthy-proggy-spacey synth epics by trustno1 and Enemy from Space.  Other musicians featured in this episode include Who Ha, Beckett, Cliff Martinez, Dead Astronauts, Perturbator, Vanderson, Electric Bird Noise, LVX, Python Blue, Robert Parker, Enzo Van Baelen, Dynatron, Adam Ford, and Sacred Ape.

Please consider donating to the kickstarter for Chantelle:Psychic PD, a tongue-in-cheek retro comedy series in the vein of Garth Marenghi's Dark Place, which will feature music by Vampire Step-Dad: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/retropsychic/chantelle-psychic-pd-night-division

Follow Chantelle:Psychic PD on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RetroPsychic


Some Labels to Check out


Retro Promenade on FacebookBandcampSoundcloud (includes the Time Slap Podcast), Youtube, and Twitter 

Time Slave Recordings on Bandcamp, Facebook, and http://timeslaverecordings.com/

New Retro Wave on BandcampFacebookSoundcloudYoutubeTwitter, and https://newretrowave.com/

Blood Music on BandcampFacebookYoutube, and http://www.blood-music.com/

Do What Thou Wilt Records on FacebookBandcampYoutube, and Twitter

Valerie Collective on FacebookTwitterYoutube and http://www.valeriecollective.com/

Midnight Pursuit on Facebook and Bandcamp


Music in this Episode


1. Magenta: Legend

from the album We Are Legend

Magenta on Facebook, Bandcamp, and http://www.magenta-web.com


2. Body 13: Good Lime

from the album Good Lime

Body 13 on Facebook, archive.org and Bandcamp

Echo Hazard on Bandcamp


3. The Gribshnobler: Know I Love You

The Gribshnobler on BandcampSoundcloudInstagram, and Twitter


4. Who Ha: Crappy Blue Chevy Nova

from the album Faltermeyer

5. Who Ha: Merry Christmas to Me

from the album It's Christmas Time, Mr Falcon!

Who Ha on Facebook, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Youtube, and Twitter


6. Beckett: We Can Get Down | Feat. Rachael Jones & Luca Ricardo

7. Beckett: Partly A Miracle | Feat. DIMH

8. Take It To The Danger Zone | Feat. Oceanside85

from the album FIVE

Beckett on Facebook, Bandcamp, and Soundcloud 



9. Cliff Martinez: Neon Demon

10. Cliff Martinez: Messenger Walks Among Us

from the soundtrack to The Neon Demon

Cliff Martinez on Facebook and Soundcloud


11. Dead Astronauts: These Bones (Have Left You)

12. Dead Astronauts: Unhappy Woman (Perturbator Remix)

from Dead Astronauts EP 2.0

Dead Astronauts on BandcampFacebookTwitter, & Soundcloud



13. Perturbator: Night Driving Avenger

from the album Night Driving Avenger


14. Perturbator: Femme Fatale (Feat. Highway Superstar)

from the album The Uncanny Valley

Perturbator on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud


15. Full Eclipse: Coming Into View




16. Full Eclipse: Lebenfallen

Previously Unreleased

Full Eclipse on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud


17. Vanderson: Sunrain

from the album Synthetic Breath

Vanderson on Bandcamp, Facebook, and Youtube


18. Electric Bird Noise: Introduction ("All Aboard")/The Journey Begins

19. Electric Bird Noise: First Attack

20. Electric Bird Noise: Back to Life

21. Electric Bird Noise: Final Attack/Another Drive through the City

22. Electric Bird Noise: Main Theme/The Journey Home/End Credits

from the EP Music from the Short Film Icarus City


23. Electric Bird Noise: as the glitter glows

from the album desert jelly

Electric Bird Noise on BandcampFacebook, Youtube, and Silber Records

Silber Records on Bandcamp: https://silbermedia.bandcamp.com


24. Ethereal Delusions: Betrayel

from the single Betrayel


25. Ethereal Delusions: Alone in Space 2.0

26. Ethereal Delusions: Pastels and Palm Trees - Vampire Step-Dad Remix

from the album Shutter Shades 2.0: The Remixes

Ethereal Delusions on Bandcamp, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter



27. Vampire Step-Dad: Thursday at 7

28. Vampire Step-Dad: NIGHT:SHIFT Theme

29. Vampire Step-Dad: The D.A.'s Perfume

30. Vampire Step-Dad: I Can’t Believe The Bad Guys Killed My Entire Family Again

31. Vampire Step-Dad: A Good Cry / A Good Gun Fight



32. Vampire Step-Dad: The Promise Ring

33. Vampire Step-Dad: The Cough (where a little blood comes out)

from the EP Love Bites

Vampire Step-Dad on BandcampFacebook, Instagram, Soundcloud, & Youtube


Watch Connected on Amazon


34. LVX: Jupiter And Beyond The Infinite

35. LVX: Fear and Desire


LVX on Bandcamp, Facebook, and Soundcloud


36. Python Blue: World of Isolation

from the compilation PLUTO: A Synth Odyssey


37. Python Blue: Shattered

from the single Shattered

Python Blue on BandcampFacebookTwitter, and Youtube



38. Robert Parker: Hardbody

from the EP NewRetroWave Presents: Maximum Burn


39. '85 Again (Feat. Miss K) - VHS Glitch Remix

from the album '85 Again (Feat. Miss K) The Remixes

Robert Parker on FacebookBandcampSoundcloudTwitter, and Tumblr


40. Enzo Van Baelen: King of Kong (Ballad of Billy Mitchell)

41. Enzo Van Baelen: Antwerp [feat. Night Raptor]

from the album Antwerp

Follow Enzo Van Baelen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EVBsynthwave


42. Dynatron: Hyperion Sunrise

43. Dynatron: Aeturnus Theme

from the album Aeturnus


44. Dynatron: Jovian Giants

from the album The Legacy Collection, Vol II

Dynatron on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud


45. Adam Ford: Catharsis feat. Vashta

from the EP Catharsis


46. Adam Ford: Fear

from the compilation XENOPHOBIA: A Synthwave Alien Tribute


47. Adam Ford: Dronegazer (feat. We Deserve This)

from the album Dreamscape

Adam Ford on BandcampFacebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Soundcloud


48. SACRED APE: Grandma Doom And The Happiness Trap

49. SACRED APE: Janie's Theme

from the album Electric Mountain


50. SACRED APE: Walking On Ice (Instrumental Extended Version)

from the album SΔCRED ΔPE Instrumental Extended Edition

SΔCRED ΔPE on Bandcamp and Facebook

Also check out Arcade MessiahJohn Bassett, and King Bathmat


51. trustno1: Spacewalk Part 1

from the album Spacewalk

trustno1 on BandcampFacebook, and Archive.org


52. Enemy from Space: Amon Ra on Mars at Dawn

from the album Conquers the Universe

Enemy From Space on Bandcamp and Facebook