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Electro-Magnetism: Episode 4

I really have been trying to do this on a regular day of the week.  But for reasons I can’t go into right now, I have been sporadically posting these whenever I get the chance.  Sadly I won’t be able to post one next week since my beloved music collection will be here at home, and I will be far far away in the southlands with my family.

Here is a nice icey mix of wintry dismal minimal synth numbers and some synthpop. Enjoy!

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1. Ground Zero – Dance With The Machines
2. Matthias Schuster – Fur Alles Auf Der Welt
3. D.A.F. – Coco Piña
4. Laurent Boudic – E=mc²
5. The Wibbley Brothers – Der Wawazawa
6. Richard Bone – The Joy of Radiation (Razormaid remix)
7. Art Interface – Wardance
8. Mick Milk – Halflife
9. The Mitgang Audio – Minor Causes
10. Freezepop – テニス の ボイフレンド
11. Makina Girgir – The Spell
12. Wermut – Deutschland Jahr 0
13. Staccato du Mal – L’Armée des Ombres
14. Nine Circles – What’s There Left
15. ADN’ Ckrystall – Vitamina Cocaina

Freezepop comes to NYC, finally
October 9, 2007, 8:57 pm
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Freezepop, a three piece from Boston and one of my favorite synthpop bands, is playing for free on Oct. 19 at the CMJ Rykodisc Showcase at the Slipper Room located at 167 Orchard. To get in for free, you are supposed to email Rykodisc and RSVP at I tried this and I got a returned reply that said that they’d be back by Sept 15th and to check back then. Yeah… So who knows if it’ll work.

Their first album, Freezepop Forever, is their best in my opinion. Incredibly simple and playful lyrics with beautiful melodies and synthesizer work (especially for using just one instrument to create and compose all the music- the hand-held Yamaha QY-70).


I consider Freezepop to be one of the best modern synthpop bands because they don’t seem to take themselves too seriously or stray into swirly dance-club epic-ness very frequently (like so many new synthpop bands) as they tend to stick to straight pop without too much flair for computer-produced effects. The sound is ultra clean and minimal and Liz Enthusiasm’s voice sounds crisp, smooth and naive. It’s just great pop music, plain and simple.

Freezepop- Science Genius Girl (Hi Phive Mix)

Freezepop- Tracey Gold

Freezepop- Smoke Machine

Their Myspace page has some new songs. I really like “Pop Music is Not a Crime.” I can definitely sympathize.