Episode 576

Published: Friday, 11 June 2021
Written in the sound

Did I tell you that I am following a bunch of channels on Youtube? Ah, yes, I did. Well, there is that one music channel with an "old dude", actually quite a successful producer and musician himself, who occasionally also has some stories on younger musical history. Something that caught my ears was him saying that while back in the 70s and 80s artists and bands tend to compose their music themselves. So it was about one, two or three people involved in creating a new song. And those songs were rather complex as well, with unusual chord progressions and therefore more complex melodies. Nowadays, though, songs are rather simple, most having a typical chord progressions like I-V-vi-IV. The crazy thing is, that many of those songs are written by more than a handful of people, and one often sees 9 to 11 songwriters named for just one simple song. Strange worlds. And I can tell you, not at all with music in ambient and electronic you will get on syndae. For sure the advantage of mostly independent artists. So join me for really cool music by Erik Wøllo (North Star), Majestica (Spire), Johan Agebjörn & Mikael Ögren (Artefact), Divine Matrix (Heart Of The Shaman), Holeg Spies (Supramyth), Shunia (Shunia), 2002 (Hummingbird), Iyari (Ayni), Lord Of The Ants (We Too Are Gods), David Helpling & Jon Jenkins (The Crossing).

 

Playlist:

Erik Wøllo - Viewpoint (North Star)
Majestica - The Single Step (Spire)
Majestica - Falling Dream (Spire)
Johan Agebjörn & Mikael Ögren - Monitoring the Zooids (Artefact)
Divine Matrix - Into The Deadlands (Heart Of The Shaman)
Holeg Spies - Supramyth (Gus Till Sea of Dust remix) (Supramyth)
Shunia - Ong Namo (Shunia)
2002 - Rainbow Cove (Hummingbird)
Iyari - Senya (Ayni)
Lord Of The Ants - Sundog (We Too Are Gods)
David Helpling & Jon Jenkins - The Crossing (The Crossing)

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Episode 575

Published: Friday, 04 June 2021
Eardrums treatment

So, I honestly don't know, what to write about tonight. I had a very mixed week, ranging from great talks and plans for more talks. Over re-joining the jury for the Schallwelle awards. Up to some sad news via a friend living abroad. So what is it gonna be? When I planned the show for tonight, I firstly had no idea what kind of music to play with having such a mixed time. I guess, putting the beats in serves both ways. For once, you can get lost in the rhythms for celebration. And second, you can get lost in the rhythms for dampening sad thoughts. Either way, this show may give a little bit of sunshine to anyone in any situation. Get into the beats with dvidevat and Nulla (068/078-1), Osiris4 (Contrast), Information Ghetto (Magnetic Position), Tracya (Mirrorman), Gus Till (Ghosts of the Earth), Marie Wilhelmine Anders (Travels), Steve Moore + Bluetech (Liminal Migration), DeeperNET (One).

 

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Episode 574

Published: Friday, 28 May 2021
Sounds like sun

Recently, someonesaid that 7 month of winter is enough. I do agree. A cannot remember a day without rain or higher temperatures in the past weeks. Well, while I cannot change the weather, I can definitely change the pace of sounds on syndae and, hopefully, the overall mood. And quite a salmagundi you get tonight. Very cool tunes, of course. And a pointer to an online concert (or rather online album premiere) with Bernhard Wöstheinrich. Join me for some musical adventures with sounds by Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell (Burn), Otarion (No Time was lost), Home Brewed Universe (Cover Chronicles), Eonlake (Magic Window Session), Simon Klee (Blue Scream), Nefon Tapes & Potential DifferenSe (Tenth Listen), Erez Yaary (Memoria Technica), Johan Agebjörn & Mikael Ögren (Artefact), Bernhard Wöstheinrich (Magnet).

 

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Episode 573

Published: Friday, 21 May 2021
Sounds from the mild life

What a smooth and calm week this was on my side. And I met people on the way that made quite a difference in how I see and understand what work can be. Well, as I am still in the transition of finding a new purpose in life, for tonight I decided to have a mind gets peace party. Exactly, it's an evening with ambient music. Well, ambient can get a bit exciting, like when tribal sounds enter the realm or space travel gets a bit bumpy, so it's never always only soundscapes on the floor. But you will be able to close your eyes and switch off to take part in the journey of thoughts. Join me, well ya? Let's have a nice and smooth ride with tracks by Wellengärtner (Solar System), jarguna (Animas-k), Deborah Martin & Jill Haley (The Silence Of Grace), Willebrant and M.NOMIZED (MidnightRadio Compilation 104), Kieran Mahon (Blue Scream), IcingWolf (Desert Space), Volker Lankow (Music For Boring Times - Part 2).

 

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Episode 572

Published: Friday, 14 May 2021
Tape me on

It sometimes feels like a different life when thinking back to my youth and all the fantastic new music that I discovered under the umbrella term electronic music. I always favoured instrumental music, like film music and such, but the new generation of lyric-less tunes was simply fantastic. I actually heard my first Kraftwerk music on a tape back then, which I found in a small library (that thing where you can rent books). It was Computerwelt with that bright yellow cover and now ancient home computer on it. What a wonderful new (computer) world it opened. Soon I scanned the record shop for this kind of sounds, where lots of unknown and cool stuff was available. The love for the music still is inside of me, and obviously for others as well. Enjoy great modern takes on past time styles with tracks by Uwe Reckzeh (Voyage), Ivan Black (Ah! Sun-flower), RadioSilence (Nemeton), Curious Inversions (LP24 Incorporated), Fusion of Elements (Sessions in the Quantum Field), MS2020 (Futur N), René van der Wouden (Electronic Improvisations on Shimmer Winter Days).

 

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Episode 571

Published: Friday, 07 May 2021
Hot brain medicine

Life sometimes (or often?) has unexpected twists in its pocket, where your plans do not come true (Sorry, Hannibal). One of my plans was to stick with my job until the end of times. Well, it shall not be. Doing lots of job interviews for once is thrilling on the other side it is a bit exhausting. In the past two weeks I got to know quite a lot of new people in the business, and it really were great talks with great people. Still, there is a time where one needs to reflect and rest one's mind. Where am I aiming? Well, I needed something to ease my brain, cool it down, chill it out. Last week, it was very much on the easy side (some say it was too easy). This time, it's less easy but more chill. Have a fun and relaxing time with tracks by Bluetech & Steve Moore (Liminal Migration), M'elle Louise(Amedeo), Michael Whalen (Future Shock), David Wright (The Lost Colony), Humus Hummus (Made Of Elektroniks), Eonlake (Magic Window Session), Stan Dart (Basilica), Infinite Third (Living Moments Vol. 3).

 

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Episode 570

Published: Friday, 30 April 2021
The weekly happiness show

That's right. It's that time again. Lean back, take a drink, and enjoy some beautiful and relaxing tunes on this edition. You've earned it. I am sure you have. For a busy week. For a thrilling time. For meeting annoying people. For having to listen to dreadful music on the radio. For all those ads on TV. For simply not being able to listen to an episode of syndae for 7 days. Yes, I am sure, if you think about it, there was that pesky moment, where you rolled your eyes or palmed your face. Of maybe you simply had a great time. Then, you also earned to close the week with some fantastic music. Like the tracks you will find on this show given to tus by 8 Parallel ft. Riffi (Unity of Nature), MAJI (Healing Volume 1), Fiona Joy Hawkins & Rebecca Daniel (Heavenly Voices), Balmorhea (The Wind), AO Music (Kutumba), Jeff Johnson & Phil Keaggy (Ravenna), CG Deuter (Song of the Last Tree), Force For Good (Innocence), Jeff Greinke (Other Weather), Ivan Black (Ah! Sun-flower), IcingWolf (Goodbye).

 

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Episode 569

Published: Friday, 23 April 2021
Sound's up

We are living in speedy times. Everyone is in a rush. Everything has to be done right away. And best to have what I want in a Zero-Day delivery (or am I mixing this up with exploit?). Well, for most music you hear on my show, you actually have zero-day delivery, as they are available as direct download. Many artists stopped producing physical albums, as they become to expensive with print and production and posting. So what is your preferred way for getting hold of music? Do you buy downloads? Do you require a CD or even Vinyl? Or do you not care to own it at all and stream away? Let me know in the comment sections on social or soundcloud or mixcloud. One thing I do know though, you love listening to podcasts. Like the one at your fingertip, which has great and more speedy music for you tonight by Stan Dart (Basilica - The Remix EP), Mabu + Chanty Schandtat (Midnight Radio Compilation 103), Caballero & Chan Solo (Digital Family Vol.9), Devalero (Tog), Blue Alchemy & Koorow (Lost Civilisation), CrennWiick & Latus (Pote 4), AudioNuts (The Machine).

 

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Episode 568

Published: Friday, 16 April 2021
Time sounds well

Isn't it ironic that time does not pass a clock? So it is ticking or clicking for month or years or decades and you can actually see the time aging, so to say. On the other hand, time never gets old and is still one of the things most important to people. I'd say this also counts for music, especially for electronic music. While styles and tracks age by the hour, they never actually get old. Berlin School, for example, was at its height in the seventies to the eighties. It was thrilling because it was new in itself. But it never lost its appeal to knowledgable listeners. And there is always room for new variants on this style, which let you discover more modern details and takes on the older ones. It may be new instruments or different nuances to arrangements, there is always something worth exploring. We will have ears on some modern takes on Berlin School and related styles with tonight's edition, featuring great music by Uwe Reckzeh (Electronic Music Compilation Vol. 13), DASK (Electron Hell), Syndromeda (The Path of Isolation), Howard Givens, Madhavi Devi, and Craig Padilla (Precipice of a Dream), moogie183, Klangzaun, Sequential Dreams (Chrysalis), TaboTago (Live at Zwinglikirche Berlin).

 

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