Episode 449

Published: Friday, 14 September 2018
Teeny weeny lucky stars

It was a great evening in Hagen last week, where I had the opportunity to present my syndae anniversary album The Sound of Syndae. I admit, it was a small event, but it was a very fine event. And, of course, Stefan Erbe gave an extraordinary concert in that cosy room, with an enthusiastic audience. I know, I know, it was mainly about the concert and just a tiny bit about my CD. A microscopically small step for mankind, but a giant leap for me. He he. Well, next event in line is the Electronic Circus, which I mentioned last week already. But I have more musical treats of that event for you tonight by Thorsten Quaeschning (Cargo) and Harald Grosskopf (Synthesist Reloaded). Moreover, there is new and noteworthy music on this show by Dr. Lum (Ethnostep 8), Uwe Reckzeh (Surreal Dreams), Biodiode (Mars Chronicles), Klangzaun.


Playlist:

Thorsten Quaeschning - Spotlight Effect (Cargo)
Harald Grosskopf - 1847 Earth (Niko Schwind Remix) (Synthesist Reloaded)
Dr. Lum - Pu Tai (Spcz Rmx) (Ethnostep 8)
Uwe Reckzeh - Part 1 (Science) (Surreal Dreams)
Biodiode - Globetrotter (Mars Chronicles)
Klangzaun - Cavehunter (./.)

Event:

Electronic Circus 2018

Image: (Judith Noack, private collection)

Episode 448

Published: Friday, 07 September 2018
The numbers of the feast

More than half a year of preparation and mailing and sorting out and organizing, tomorrow is the day of days, the release of The Sound of Syndae. It was such a great and time and exciting time. And I hope, you will like the result. One of the reasons I started syndae was to support electronic music and specifically the Electronic Circus festival run by my dear friends Hans-Hermann and Frank. Last year they celebrated the tenth edition of the festival and I am really happy for it to continue on this year. And a great line-up they have, too. So you will get tracks of all the artists to be seen live at the Circus on September 29th, who are Javi Cánovas (In this moment, in this place), Tiny Magnetic Pets (Pink/White), Harald Grosskopf (Synthesist), Thorsten Quaeschning (Cargo). And to sweeten the night, the closer will be a track from the syndae compilation by moonbooter (The Sound of Syndae).


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Episode 447

Published: Friday, 24 August 2018
Written in tone

Another week has past and preparations for the syndae CD premiere are progressing. This week, the real thing arrived at my doorstep, two big packs of freshly printed CDs! So they will be readied for shipping soon, several things still to be finished up. Actually, only two weeks to the Spaceworks event in Hagen, where you can come by and grab The Sound of Syndae. All this action deserves some rest. Which I also realized in creating this edition of the podcast. It's more to the ambient side of electronica, maybe with fractions of soundtrack feeling, too. Have a soothing listen with tracks by David Wright (Stranger Days), Eko Fisk (Hypnagogia), Markus Reuter (Live in Pomona 2016), Wolfproject, moonbooter (EVIL 18DE), That Horologe Machinery Divine (The Sound of Syndae).


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Episode 446

Published: Friday, 17 August 2018
In the beat of the night

I am no historian in musical instruments, but I would assume that percussive instruments are some of the oldest on earth. It seems so natural to me to simply start with a rhythm by tapping fingers. Before music, such beats could surely be useful for longer distance communication purposes. Drums surely came in with rites and were always good for some dancing. I usually prefeer a bit more complex, unusal and variation rich drum and percussion sequences. But on some occasions, straight forward beats do a good job of clearing my head. Well, tonight's edition will go for the latter so you may get up and move your body. Have drum fun with tracks by Liveloula & Atrus (Liveloula & Friends), Johanna von Pfeife (Devotional Dreaming), MegaHast3r (Rendering Again), Matti T (Colors), In Vitro (Transdimensional Woods), and Stan Dart (The Sound of Syndae).


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Episode 445

Published: Friday, 10 August 2018
Party with care

I am not really into birthdays, but when it comes to the podcast anniversary, other dates of celebration pop up. Like the one by Klaus Schulze, which got celebrated by a tribute album, too. I'm also close to celebrate the weather turning milder, as me and my body are not made for hot temperatures. A big welcome to temperatures below 30 Celsius. Seems a good time to go party. Well, I kind of will for the release of the syndae CD, which will happen at Spaceworks in Hagen. I admit, it's a small location and occasion, but it's where it all started. The podcast's birthplace so to say. And I hope that some of you listeners will join me. But for tonight, let's celebrate with cool music brought to live by Klaus Schulze (Silhouettes), Ansgar Stock (In Love With the Moon), i-One (Singularity), Pharamond (Naturalis Historia), Sonic Chain (The Sound of Syndae).


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Episode 444

Published: Friday, 03 August 2018
Cool and the bang

Cannot be too difficult to get a CD ready for print, can it? Well. There are so many details to have your eye on. Especially when it comes to colours usuable for CD labeling. Oh boy. It's all about black magic. But since today, everything should be on its way. Now it's all about waiting for the CDs to arrive at my place and immediately spot a big spelling mistake on the cover... Hope not. Also, with the weather still doing its mediterranian style, I decided to go for some easier music tonight. Nevertheless, the closer will be a track from the upcoming syndae CD. So I hope you have a decent not so hot place and enjoy the tracks by Erik Wøllo (Wind Journey), Stephanie Sante (Clear Light), Klangwelt (The Incident), Harald Gramberg & Sylvia Koloski (Spring Time), Sergey Borovkov (Free Your Mind), and Jim Ottaway (The Sound of Syndae).


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Episode 443

Published: Friday, 27 July 2018
The chill is on

Last week, with help of a friend I, finalized cover and print for the upcoming syndae anniversary CD. All tracks are mastered and waiting to be shipped to the cd manufacturer. If all goes well, it will be completed early September and be presented for the first time at Spaceworks in Hagen on September 8th. I will be there and if you are, too, visit me for a chat and check out the CD. I'm quite proud it all has worked out so far. If not in Hagen, you will meet me in Detmold at the Electronic Circus end of September. Ok, enough advertisement, over to some cool music. It's all chill-out style because that's what I need with the temperatures we currently "enjoy." If there is no climate change, my hometown must have drifted south towards Africa. Oh, boy. So, no more talking, just relaxing. With great tracks provided by Branch Line Idols (Decision), Sasha Malkovich (Microcosmos Flashbacks), Espiralia Dub (Espiralia Primordial), Narson Nelson (EC4), Radiotuman (Sakhalin Tales), Stan Dart (MurInsel).


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Episode 442

Published: Friday, 20 July 2018
Excellently labeled sounds

While many independent artists nowadays publish their works via their own channels, there still are labels out there, helping out when artists focus on creating music only. Many of those labels use up-to-date media for propaganda publicity and distribution, like social networks and online music stores. A special kind among them are netlabels, who usually offer music as name your price releases or for free. While this sounds like a non-business, their actual goal is to help getting music being heard. Providing a common channel for free artists to be discovered. Recently, it was netlabel day, hence, celebrating the existence and value of these labels. I often do have music from netlabels on the show, and most of tonight's edition are. With the exception of the first, which introduces the label Legacy of Thought to syndae with a single. Have some fun time with wonderful tracks by Time Away (Library of Souls), Abyssal Plains (One Synth), Axiom 23 (Origins), MacroNoise (Continuum), aeuum (Access Frame: Collectivity), Kumharas (Kaosmetric).


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The Anniversary CD's Artists

Published: Monday, 16 July 2018

It was a close vote for the submissions, but I finally got a result from the Jury that left me with 12 tracks for the CD. So the album is taking shape, and here we also have a sneak peek on its cover.

More important: These are the artists who will be featured on the syndae anniversary album (in alphabetical order):

  • Chris Gate
  • Dream Within
  • In Vitro
  • Jim Ottaway
  • moonbooter
  • Reskimus
  • Rudolf Heimann
  • Sonic Chain
  • Stan Dart
  • Stefan Erbe
  • That Horologe Machinery Divine
  • y space
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