Episode 404

Published: Friday, 22 September 2017
The finest road trip

Well, I was tempted to make this episode a web like 404, not found. But, hey, what would be the point? This way it got far better in that I have a real listening treat in four parts, which are really four short stories in traditional electronic music. Back to syndae's root, home of sequences and long running tracks. Exactly the kind of music one needs for a relaxing longer journey, if you are no speedster. I am not, and listening to this music, I can see the world passing by just fine when riding along. Ok, now have fun with the latest edition featuring tracks by ['ramp] (Synchronize Or Die), DASK (Messages), Sequentia Legenda (Ethereal), and Akikaze (Solstice).


Playlist:

['ramp] - Hanging Gardens (Synchronize Or Die)
DASK - A Message (Messages)
Sequentia Legenda - Around the Second Moon (Ethereal)
Akikaze - Northern Light (Solstice)

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Episode 403

Published: Friday, 15 September 2017
A place of rest

Boy, this week definitely has earned me some off-time. And here I go with some music to reset my brain. It's not at all feature-less music, though. But it should trigger the right neurons to depart from this world and leave all the heat behind. Join me, if you like, take a seat and detach yourself from being busy. Nothing else to say at this point, simply dive into the tracks by Howard Givens & Craig Padilla (Being of Light), Jim Ottaway (Deep Space Blue), Aliensporebomb (Totality: Eclipse Music), Daniel Barbiero & Cristiano Bocci (Non-Places), and Volei (Wander in the Warm).


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Episode 402

Published: Friday, 08 September 2017
Delicious sound art

There are these cooking shows on TV, where they cook big but serve small. Whenever I see these tiny spoons with full featured dishes, I think it is amazing. And while they seem soo tiny, I am quite sure they are of high quality and represent fine art. One might say a music podcast is similar to such shows, presenting only tiny bits of musical works which nevertheless are very delicious in sound and making. This is definitely true for tonight's show, although I define about 5 minutes as tiny. So I hope you will enjoy these fine tracks as much as I did. Well, actually I enjoyed the whole albums, but my show only has 30 minutes, so I need to pick some raisins. And these fine audio cooks I have for you: Yves Potin (Forest Stairways), No Landscape Survives (Quantums of Inconsistency), Sverre Knut Johansen (Secret Space Program), Ender (Fierce Equanimity), Light Pillar (Phantasmagoria), and Matti T (Past & Future).


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Episode 401

Published: Friday, 01 September 2017
Time to pick your party

From the early 1980s on I was quite hooked on radio. One reason for sure was the electronic music show by Winfrid Trnkler. I lived in Cologne by the time, a perfect match for getting into EM. Of course, most of my friends listened to pop music, no wonder I heard a lot of it as well. More than that, we made our own little podcasts back then, well, they weren't named podcasts, but same principle: a tiny tape recorded show to hand around on cassettes. Well, why am I telling? Now, not only did I meet with synthesizers but also OMD started up around that time. Who are now back with a brand new album, available from today. A bit earlier than that, Michael Rother was very active. No new music here, but great timeless tunes you will get tonight. Especially, because the Electronic Circus is near, headlined by Michael Rother. And, as you know, I am a great fan of the Circus guys, so tonight you will get quite a bunch of tracks by acts you will be able to see live on stage on September 30th at the Circus. Quite an interesting mix at the festival and at this edition of syndae. Have fun with OMD (The Punishment of Luxury), CWNN (Heir of the Dog), Michael Rother (Radio), Sankt Otten (Messias Maschine), Argh (Get it Right), and Kebu (Perplexagon).


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Episode 400

Published: Sunday, 20 August 2017
A bouquet of sounds

When I started with syndae 9 years ago, I never would have thought to make it so far to produce more than 400 issues of my podcast, including several specials over the years. Now, this is the official number 400 and I am so happy many of you listeners follow my shows on a regular basis. The idea of syndae is still the same as back then: to support and make aware of electronic music in its variety of styles. Over time, I surely crossed some musical borders if it seemed fitting. To me, it is always the spirit of a track that counts. Well, tonight's edition is quite special to me. And so is the playlist. Show number one presented the exact same artists as tonight (with one slight exception) in the exact same order. Of course, this is not a repeat, but a show with fresh and new music and two special tracks as well. Thanks for listening to syndae! And enjoy this edition with contributions by Spyra, moonbooter, Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij, and rohfaser feat. Stefan Erbe.


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Episode 399

Published: Friday, 18 August 2017
Ease of cake

Time for some sweetness in our lives. Experiencing the world sometimes (or often) is a big enough rock to carry around in one's mind. Tonight's music will let you take a step outside the daily world and will be very gentle to your thoughts. It's not about forgetting the daily troubles but to have a counterbalance. Have a pleasant evening with the wonderful tracks by Sasa Tosic (Circles of Time), Chronotope Project (Ovum), Fiona Joy (Into the Mist), Anantakara feat. Mukti (The Never Dying Fire), Rudolf Heimann (Touch the Sky), and Steve Orchard (Theory of Communion).


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Episode 398

Published: Friday, 11 August 2017
Extraordinary Gentletracks

So I read today about "success" in the area of bio-hacking. It manages to encode malware into a DNA strand that will infect software with a computer virus when analysed. Ain't this world crazy? Now, what if you would encode a music track into your DNA that will start playing whenever you are being scanned? That I would like. Passing through the security gates at a terminal and the system starts playing your favourite song. Really sounds like fun to me, maybe not so to the security personnel. However, talking about crazy. Tonight's selection of tracks may not be crazy, but they definitely have the magic to tickle your cochleas. Enjoy the wonderful tracks by weldroid (EXPTIME), MacroNoise (Caravan Planet), Protuberance (Music for Elevators Vol. 5 Part 1), SubCarrier (Field Emitter), and Antam Yar ft. Digital Skunk (Future Horizons: The Lanquidity).


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Episode 397

Published: Friday, 04 August 2017
Easy comes the quick one

Recently, they had a show on TV about the human heart. Among the studies they presented was one about the heartbeat influencing decisions and another one about the connection between heart beat and emotions. The latter can be quite sad, when sad emotions make one's heart ill, and happy, when a quicker heart beat makes one fall in love easier (you got it right, a quicker beat is the cause not the consequence). This makes me wonder, as music might also influence one's heart beat, if quicker music will cause you fall in love with the music easier than with slow music. We will do our own test series tonight, with some not so slow tracks and quite some beats. Let's fall in love with Floating Machine (Convergence EP), Samplestick (MH31), Paralitic Twins (Birth of Cosmos), Calling the Ghosts (Pleasure Machine), and Flembaz (Pote 2).


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Episode 396

Published: Friday, 28 July 2017
Syndae makes you happy

It's definitely time for a chill. No, not because of high temperatures. This Summer is definitely not giving me that, mostly dark outside, mostly raining as if living under a waterfall. Well, no, I simply need to get my brain to rest. It seems so busy with all the thoughts on business and private work. Do you have such moments as well, where your mind does not want to rest whatever you do? Or are you at peace with yourself? Maybe meditation helps. Why, I cannot meditate. Perhaps it's a mind thing? Last week's episode didn't do the trick, so tonight comes the second try. This time with chill out and relaxing downtempo tracks by Cosmic Touch (Reconnection), Gramatik (Epigram Deluxe Edition), Gumi & Kukan Dub Lagan (Future Horizons: The Lanquidity), Irresistible Force (Kira Kira), weldroid (EXPTIME).


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