Monday, 27 June 2016

i-Select #14

Released today on White Lion Radio is Edition #14 of  i-Select.

This is a series of shows dedicated to electronic/synthpop bands that are unsigned, signed to a small independent label or self release their material. White Lion Radio prides itself on bringing you music which you don't always get access to and to showcase bands and artists that are really very talented and deserve to be heard.

These shows will feature bands from across the globe!

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Track List

Frank Ayers - Lost Spirit
Rational Youth - This Side Of The Border
Sine City - Stained
Electrogenic - Another Day
Nature Of Wires & CountessM - Perfect Menagerie (Original Version)
Tisiphone - Empty Streets
Introflirt - Orange Light (Radio Edit)
Train To Spain - Dominant One
Jonteknik - Oslo
Jeff Appleton - Airborn
Nina - Beyond Memory
Sounds Of Sputnik - New Born (Malcolm Holmes Remix)
Machinista - All Apologies
Kloq - Destroyed
Vogon Poetry - Mourn (Apop We Love You)
Camelot - Shelter (New Version)
Synthdecade - Lighten Up The Darkness
Tenek - What Kind Of Friend (Republica Balkan Boogie Mix)
Nature Of Wires & CountessM - Cyber Rendezvous (Original Mix)
Modovar - Love For The Sake Of Love
Sine City - Feeding The Fear
Introflirt - Guilty
Frank Ayers - Way Of Shen Dao

Monday, 20 June 2016

The Electronic Music Hour #14

Welcome to edition #14 of our series "The Electronic Music Hour", which features some of the best electronic and synthpop music from the last 40 years.

These shows not only include well known artists from the last 4 decades but new and emerging bands on the electronic music scene from around the world, a lot of which are either unsigned, or on a small independent label, or self release their material.

So the shows will feature old and new tracks that fit in the electronic/synthpop genre.

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Track List

Tears For Fears - Mad World
Japan - Quiet Life
Rename - Play In The Rain
Cinemascape - The Comforting Night
John Foxx - Underpass
The Human League - Love Action (I Believe In Love)
Midge Ure - No Regrets
Train To Spain - Keep On Running
Sound Tesselated - Plastic People
Analog Angel - Your Breath
Visage - Fade To Grey
The Silicon Teens - Yesterday Man
Daily Planet - Trust
Yazoo - Only You
Vile Electrodes - The Last Time

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

"Heart Of The Sun" By Frank Ayers Reviewed

"Heart Of The Sun" is the 3rd album by French musician, Frank Ayers. This is an album, that, in my mind forms a trilogy, with the albums that preceded it, "Different Skies" and "Footnotes" all inspired by the music of the likes of Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis and Tangerine Dream.

The new album opens with the title track, a brilliant Jarresque sequencer forms the backbone of the track, supplemented with melodic sections and brass stabs, a track that sets the tone of the album. "Jupiter Lane" features beautiful and atmospheric strings, alongside some very nice percussive effects and strong melodies. This is a breathtaking piece of music, listen on headphones, it will take you to far off places. "Way Of Shen Dao" definitely is a nod in the direction of Jean Michel Jarre, the lead synth lines are superb and dominate the track, which again is very atmospheric. "Planck's Parabole" is an interesting track with it's percussive intro, again very strong lead synth lines and melodic parts, as well as superbly constructed sequencer parts. The melody a minute into the track is sublime, this track is more minimal than the previous tracks and builds up well and is very impressive. "Lost Spirit" is fantastic, a gentle melody and beautiful pad sounds, no more is needed.....perfect!

Next we have the first of 4 parts of a track called "Biogenesis", Strings, Pads and Choirs make this ooze beauty, as with other tracks on the album this really is a wonderful haunting atmospheric track, again listening on headphones is a must! "Biogenesis (Part 2)" has a more upbeat feel to it, trademark sequencer and synth stabs blend well to form another excellent track. "Biogenesis (Part 3)" takes the listener on to a more eerie and mysterious journey with it's synth sounds all of which are used to very good effect. The pad sounds are once again so beautiful and enticing, I love this, probably the standout track. "Biogenesis (Part 4)" which closes the album is a wall of sound, sequencers, synth leads, arps all blend perfectly, it has a harder edge I would say but is a fine way to end the album, I like the way how gradually towards the end it becomes more minimal.

It's an album that takes you on a galatic journey and shows Frank has real talent for this type of electronic music and if you are a big fan of Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis or Tangerine Dream, this album will definitely appeal to you.


The CD version of "Heart Of The Sun" is available here

"Heart Of The Sun" as a Digital Download from Bandcamp here

Check out Franks previous 2 albums as well.

"Footnotes" is available as a Digital Download from Bandcamp here

"Different Skies" is available as a Digital Download and CD here

You can enjoy listening to the tracks off all the albums as well via the links above!

Monday, 13 June 2016

Maximum 80s (Volume 38)

This is a series of shows that feature nothing but the very best in 1980s 12 Inch Singles. The biggest hits on the biggest format from a classic decade......the 1980s.

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Track List

Madonna - True Blue (The Color Mix)
Billy Ocean - Love Really Hurts Without You (Cupid Mix)
Erasure - Ship Of Fools (Shiver Me Timbers Mix)
Dennis Edwards - Don't Look Any Further (12 Inch)
The Style Council - Long Hot Summer (12 Inch Version)
Imagination - Looking At Midnight (12 Inch Version)
Simple Minds - All The Things She Said (Extended)
OMD - Talking Loud And Clear (12 Inch Version)
Shannon - Let The Music Play (Original 12 Inch Version)
Stacy Lattisaw - Jump To The Beat (12 Inch Version)

Monday, 6 June 2016

Rubik's 80s Mix (Volume 38)

Welcome to Volume 38 of a series of shows on White Lion Radio called Rubik's 80s Mix, a show that features classic hits from a classic decade......the 1980s.

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Track List

Sister Sledge - Lost In Music
Narada Michael Walden - I Shoulda Loved You
Heaven 17 - Lets All Make A Bomb
Roxy Music- While My Heart Is Still Beating
China Crisis - You Did Cut Me
Pet Shop Boys - Domino Dancing
Morrissey - Everyday Is Like Sunday
David Bowie - Loving The Alien
Wham! - Where Did Your Heart Go
Danny Wilson - Mary's Prayer
The Human League - Blind Youth
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Go West - The King Of Wishful Thinking
Jermaine Stewart - We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off
Kylie Minogue - Hand On Your Heart