Tag Archives: synths

L’Etoile by malocchio

L’Etoile is a beautifully mellow and ethereal song, with non-verbal vocals.

Airy by dunkadunc

Airy is an instrumental synthpop song, with cold and somewhat piercing synths.

Nightlights by dunkadunc

Nightlights is a sorta synth poppy song. It reminds me of the soundtrack to Drive, with colder synths.

Edit: This is weird: this song isn’t showing up in iTunes for me. I’ll try to dig into the problem later!

Edit: It’s working now.

Bad Romance by ZsigE

Bad Romance is a one-man indie pop ukelele and synth cover of the Lady Gaga song, which I now recognize prefigures a couple of elements of Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball video – namely, some nudity and the crying close-ups. Is this a stretch? Sure it is, but I felt like linking the Chatroulette version of the video. It’s like an early Christmas gift!

bitquake 2 by loquacious

bitquake 2 is a lofi electronic song, with rumbly bass and glitch sounds and a nice instrumental flow. Ooh, and metronomic pacing, which I’m pretty fond of.

Are the vocals loud enough? by Zenabi

Are the vocals loud enough? is mellow and instrumental synth-based background music.

tickle by sleepy pete

tickle is a loopy, and instrumental electronica song, with synths and acoustic guitar. It’s got a nice build to it.

Minnesota Porn inspired remix by Greynaab

Minnesota Porn inspired remix is a bumpin’ trance song. It follows another electronica tune based on Astro Zombie’s “Minnesota Porn” (NSFW).

Alien Rocket Skateboard Cat by CarrotAdventure

Alien Rocket Skateboard Cat is some relentlessly upbeat synthpoppy electronica.

Golden Mushroom by CarrotAdventure

Golden Mushroom is a mellow dance song, punctuated by samples from Mario Kart. It’s-a pretty good!

Broken, soundtrack for the future. by blinks

Broken, soundtrack for the future. is an instrumental electronica track, all tinkly piano. It builds with loops – some soothing strings, and a slow groove bassline, and the piano, and it’s soothing and hypnotic.

never coming back by dunkadunc

never coming back is a rocking electronic song. It would work well as a soundtrack to a racing game.

A Number Another Summer by The World Famous

A Number Another Summer has guitars with lots of reverb, and layers of synths, both throbbing and gently washing. The description calls out The Cure, Disintegration-era, but it stands well by itself.

Passing You By by p3t3

Passing You By is a mellow instrumental electronica song, with layers of skittering percussion, whistling synths, and mellow synths. It’s pretty and soothing.

Les Mondes Englotuis by gmm

Les Mondes Englotuis is a cover of the theme to an 80’s cartoon, known in the States as “Spartakus And The Sun Beneath The Sea.” The cover is bouncy synthpop, with cheesy squeaky synths, arpeggios, and robots singing in French. It’s also largely chiptune-ish.

The intro’s on Youtube, in its original French (warning: it’s very French and very 80’s) and the English version.

I Think You’re Alright (demo) by frenetic

I Think You’re Alright (demo) is a pretty great rock song. (Not a lovesong.) I like the groove of the bass guitar especially, and the touches of synth throughout.

Robot Bambi Finds His Mother by CarrotAdventure

Robot Bambi Finds His Mother is an upbeat instrumental dancy synthpop song, with layers of quickly trilling synths and relatively slower bits. I like the interplay between those layers.

Enceladus by surrendering monkey

Enceladus is a synthy bit of electronica. Think of Vangelis and Tangerine Dream.

Island Party by CarrotAdventure

Island Party is a happy and bouncy synthpop / chiptune track!

Mss Ffct by nthdegx

Mss Ffct is sort of an unconscious cover of a Mass Effect theme song – I’m sure I missed it as I glanced around Youtube. Anyway. This has the atmospheric drawn-out synths, something like a theremin. There’s a nice groove to the beats, and multiple layers of noodly synths.

Snow Cone, Faux Cone, Bro Cone by CarrotAdventure

Snow Cone, Faux Cone, Bro Cone is a bouncy little chiptune – a synthpop tune with cheesy synths. It makes me happy!

Excellent Unicorn by CarrotAdventure

Excellent Unicorn is a dancy synthpop song, with noodly synths on an arpeggiator.

Settlers by jdnason

Settlers is a synthpop song that’s just dense and noodly with synths.

Mountains by azarbayejani

Mountains is another electronica track with trilling dronish synths, which remind me of Dan Deacon. It feels catchy and danceable to me – it’s happy and triumphant with a nice build.

I’ll just use “trilling” as the applicable tag.

Radio by azarbayejani

Radio is a spacey electronica song, which then gets into gear with a tinkly and noodly synth.

Reason #3 by itchylick

Reason #3 sounds purposeful and has momentum, and it’s dedicated to, well, noodling along happily.

Smallbeat by lord_yo

Smallbeat is a friendly noodly mellow house tune. It’s lord_yo’s first posted song on Mefi Music and on here!

Runnin’ With The Songsmith by mrzarquon

There’s a story behind Runnin’ With The Songsmith. Microsoft released Songsmith, software that would take vocals and make up backing music, with frequently unintentionally hilarious results. mrzarquon put it together with the lead vocals from Van Halen’s “Runnin’ with the Devil.” The result is amazingly shambolic and hilarious, though it bears little relation to what humans refer to as “music.” It received attention from outside the site, like from Gizmodo, Stereogum, and the New York Times.

The sliding whistle gets me every time.

Graduation Song by txsebastien

Graduation Song is a happy synthpop song about finally graduating. It was posted in late December 2008, so it was much more timely when originally posted.

Says Saturn by god particle

Says Saturn is an upbeat electro dance party kinda song. There’s a beat right out of a New Order song, too.

You’re Not The Only One by clcapps

You’re Not The Only One is an upbeat synthpop song, bubbling over with energy & momentum. So fun.

Beaches by johanze

Beaches is a warm and summery synthpop song.

First Snows of Summer by cathodeheart

First Snows of Summer is a lovely and lush electronica. I love the textures of the drums, piano, synths, and cymbals. It’s spacy, meandering, and soothing.

Divergence by csimpkins

Divergence is a downtempo electronica song, with layered synths. It putters along nicely.

In the discussion, csimpkins offered suggestions on how to start making music like this.

Teens In Love In Space by CarrotAdventure

Teens In Love In Space is a happy electropop tune – lots of synths.

DanceDanceDanceDanceDance (Part I) by CarrotAdventure

DanceDanceDanceDanceDance (Part I) is happy bouncy synthpop, just impossibly quick-moving synths and there’s something about it that makes using punctuation like commas difficult because like I would have to mentally pause a beat and that just doesn’t fit this song like at all.

Spin Dash by CarrotAdventure

Spin Dash sounds like the soundtrack to a Sonic the Hedgehog game: funky synths, instrumental, the samples from gathering rings. It’s a happy and bouncy song.

Ordnance v1.0 by deusdiabolus

Ordnance v1.0 is a techno track, with a slow build and layers of squelching and fluttering synths.

It’s the soundtrack to Very Important Stuff Happening.

Aw Yeah (demo) by god particle

Aw Yeah (demo) is an electropop dance song, with crunchy synths. Very bouncy and aggressive!

novocaine by bitterkitten

novocaine is a heavier-but-still danceable synth cover of the Green Day song, Give Me Novacaine (the spelling is intentionally different). I’ve had a soft spot for this song since the Dean Gray mashup, Novocaine Rhapsody.