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

The GribCast

Release Date: 02/27/2018

#051 - Favorite Books Read in 2019 show art #051 - Favorite Books Read in 2019

The GribCast

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,...

We Watch Too Many Cartoons #11 - The Chipmunk Adventure show art We Watch Too Many Cartoons #11 - The Chipmunk Adventure

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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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#047 - Music Special no. 12 - To the Memory of Our Lost Raven show art #047 - Music Special no. 12 - To the Memory of Our Lost Raven

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The Gribshnobler finally completes his planned music special, which features some local music from Myrtle Beach, new music by Aggressive Patients and the Gribshnobler himself, a Yes cover and a Frank Zappa cover, an interview with Synthwave musician Full Eclipse, guest appearances from Phil Fox, Michael Wood, and A. J. Rownd, and more.  LadyMsGee joins in for a short conversation about Raven, before we present a musical tribute to the unexpectedly late GribKitten, gone to soon and to whom this episode is dedicated.  The episode is finished off with a generous set of beautiful and...

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The Gribshnobler shares two different versions of a favorite lengthy dark ambient / drone piece: a cover version by Body 13, followed by the original by Bull of Heaven.  In between the music tracks the Gribshnobler shares some insight from Body 13 member Echo Hazard, reads 2 related reviews by Hakita, and ruminated on the different ways people can approach listening to music. Hakita's review of the Bull of Heaven piece:  Hakita's review of Sacred Cows by Body 13: Check out Hakita's extensive listening diaries and best of lists for Bull of Heaven and Body 13 at Check out Hakita's...

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The Gribshnobler tries again to escape from the swarthy void by hastily putting together another music special based around lengthy pieces of music of various genres, including Progressive Rock, experimental electronic, doom metal, black ambient, post-rock, drone and dark ambient.  Musicians and bands in this episode include Magenta, trustno1, Body 13, Drown, Arkhtinn, Jonathan Fraser, Intonarumori, Electric Bird Noise, and litmus0001.  Hopefully more GribCast to come soon.  Links below.   Music included in this episode   1. Magenta: Metamorphosis (Live) (16:35)...

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The Gribshnobler returns from hiatus with LadyMsGee for our discussion of season 2 of the TV series The Handmaid's Tale, based on the dystopian (maybe science fiction) novel by Margaret Atwood.  Do we think this season holds up in comparison to the book and first season? Listen to find out!  Along the way, you'll also hear  X-Ray Spex, The Plasmatics, and The Luminaries play some punk and indie rock. Note: This episode has an explicit rating for language and subject matter. Correction: We did not play any X-Ray Spex songs in our first Handmaid episode, instead we played "No...

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We are very sad to report that The GribCat, also known as Mr. Titan, has passed away.  He was such a vocal cat that he ended up in several episodes of The GribCast and even one of our original songs.  In this tribute LadyMsGee joins The Gribshnobler to give some history and reminiscence of the GribCat; his life, his passing, fun memories, his positive influence in our own lives and others.  We also share a deleted clip from the previous episode in which Rand Kelly meets Mr. Titan and discusses cats and other pets.  At the end we play two songs that remind us of the GribCat,...

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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