Episode 492

Published: Friday, 06 September 2019
The key to happiness

When I was younger, at the beginning of my electronic music journey, at one time I discovered the music by Suzanne Ciani. It was published by Private Music, where you could also find the music by Yanni. It was both labeled New Age and not electronic music, but their music was simply beautiful to listen to without being corny. Well, yes, I also relished the piano play of Johannes Schmoelling with Tangerine Dream, but this was different. And I still carry the love for the piano sound inside. Tonight will be much of a focus on beauty and melody, and most of the tracks with a piano at its core. So enjoy the music by Janne Hanhisuanto (Anti-Gravity), Fiona Joy Hawkins & Rebecca Daniel (Lightness of Dark), Rick Sparks (Hushabye), Jarred Walker (Becoming Tomorrow), Christoph Berghorn (Let Go), Alejandro Santoyo (Dreams for a Better Tomorrow).


Janne Hanhisuanto - Anti-Gravity Part 2 (Anti-Gravity)
Fiona Joy Hawkins & Rebecca Daniel - Lake of Contemplation (Lightness of Dark)
Rick Sparks - Dreams of Peace (Hushabye)
Jarred Walker - This Time (Becoming Tomorrow)
Christoph Berghorn - Tre di sax (Let Go)
Alejandro Santoyo - The Miracle of Life (Dreams for a Better Tomorrow)



Episode 491

Published: Friday, 30 August 2019
 On the spicy side of sound

Are you a sweet tooth type? Or the spicy one? Or maybe more on the bitter side? Or, like me, oving the variety of tastes? Some buddies think that I lost my gustative nerves regarding spicyness. Well, I admit that I love hot food. But I definitely know that there are some dishes even I cannot eat. (I especially know about one such dish I had in an Indian restaurant in Ottawa.) But it's not only food, where I love it hot and sweet and bitter. The same holds for my taste in music. And tonight's selection kind of reflects this with tracks having a perfect mix in textures. Simply jump in with me and listen to tracks by Time Away (Alien Paint), meat load (Glitchmania Remixes), weldroid (Regenerative), elAstrum (e-Waves), Faber (Kaleidoscope).

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Episode 490

Published: Friday, 23 August 2019
Every second sounds

A rather quiet week passed by. And I am still into video production. Recently I used some graphic engine to create an animation video, where the camera moves a certain path over computer generated buildings. Actually, I did two of those. The first one took about 70 minutes to render for about 3 minutes video. And the second took more than 3 hours resulting in a 2.5 minutes video. Crazy! As a test, I uploaded the 3 minutes video to Youtube. Well, it took about 4 hours to have the video online. Four hours! Oh, boy. I can see now where all the time goes for producing and publishing some video. I much prefer serving my audio only podcast, which takes about 2 minutes to upload to my server with 30 minutes of fine electronic soundscapes. Like the one you will get tonight featuring Alio Die & Lorenzo Montanà (The Threshold of Beauty), The Glimmer Room (The Locked Book), OVOD (Forest Thoughts), 4T Thieves and Pandacetamol (She Danced on the Sand), The Sleepless (Close to Impossible).

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Episode 489

Published: Friday, 16 August 2019
In difference combined

Surfing on Youtube, Vimeo or similar video providers, I often stumble upon videos done for a music track. It reminds me somewhat of the early days and music TV. Actually, a good pal did a video teaser for my The Sound of Syndae CD, which is awesom (the video, and of course the CD). So I thought, I would try to do some video for tracks to publish. Turns out, there is quite some good software out there, for free even, to cut and edit videos. The most difficult part actually is to find a theme and, depending on the theme, fitting video fragments to combine to a full track length video. So there I am spending time on video creation, and I surely will let you know about its outcome later this year. Tonight's edition of syndae somewhat felt like combining fragments, as the tracks are rather short in duration. Therefore you get an eight track show tonight with contributions by Xenoton (Perpetuum), Video Void (The Balcony Girl), Deep Shoq and Chemtrails (Summer Sun Vol. 7), Organoid (2009 - 2019 Showcase), Tuuligan (Tales of Hidden Worlds), Nattefrost, Osinski (Try).

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Episode 488

Published: Friday, 09 August 2019
Letting electrons flow

We are living in a short-lived time. The world spins faster and faster, and events are rushing by like sport cars on a racing track. Well, I don't think that everything was better in the years behind. But I think it sometimes is a good idea to stand still and look back. Or rather listen back, if you talk in music. Back in the days when electronic music was young musicians tended to experiment with these new instruments making sound from current. They found new ways to express themselves, let the inspiration flow into the art they created. In an instant. Nowadays, while the instruments are no new wonder anymore there are still such people enjoying to let the flow surprise themselves. Tonight, we have some of these musicians and their tracks with IcingWolf, Crash Dump File, Broken Bow, Svartkropp & Blinky Blinky Computerband (Jammern & Grillen), Perceptual Defence (Changing Images), Klangzaun, Bernhard Wöstheinrich & Evan Foreman (Live in Farmington 2019).

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Episode 487

Published: Friday, 02 August 2019
No tricks, just magic

Do you enjoy magic? I mean, the real world stuff where they do all sorts of tricks which seem to be impossible to happen. Magicians somehow took over several talent shows, it seems, but this may all be my bubble of experience. To me, it still is fascinating how they make cards vanish and reappear from thin air. I know it's a trick and I think about how it could be done. I also admit that I sometimes watch videos revealing tricks, just out of curiousity of how it is done. And my biggest respect to the magician's imagination on ways to fool spectators. Creating music that really gets to me to me also is kind of magic. Here, it is not about fooling but about injecting emotional hooks into the listener. Most commercial productions don't do it for me, as they do work with the equivalent of magic tricks, but not with passion in mind. The tracks on my show don't play tricks. They simply have the vibe to make me love them. Some of such tracks are on tonight by Kuni (Coalesce), moonbooter (EVIL 18 2DE), Aevio (Bioluminiscence), Schiller (Morgenstund), Thomas Lemmer & Christoph Sebastian Pabst (Meerblick), D-Echo Project (Cine Visions).

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Episode 486

Published: Friday, 26 July 2019
Many things worth listening to

Finding your own way isn't really easy, is it? And it's sometimes not the most comfortable thing to do, as you have to think about yourself in very much detail. Who you are. What you want. Why you are here. And where you are going. Really fundamental things to find out to define yourself and your way forward. The outcome may be a surprise to yourself. But aside from those global questions, finding your own way is also true for when you live your desires. Expressing yourself with music might be one way to go, and it does not have to be a musical career you're after. One way to share your passion is to go public. Netlabels serve a great purpose nowadays in presenting a fantastic broadness of musical styles, a platform for those who want to give with no restrictions imposed. Some of those we have tonight, picked from the vast amount of releases from the Netlabel day 2019. Enjoy the music by Curious Inversions (Squares of Coloured Circles), Unmori (Monumental: Netlabel Day 2019), Orgonon Sound Machine (Radiation Overload), Flextronic (Ethnostep 9), Shadermader (Sacrosanct Remixes Vol. 1), Rose (Mental Flooding).

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Episode 485

Published: Friday, 19 July 2019
Loving the darker hours

It's planetarium time again tomorrow, where you can experience the premiere of Baltes and Erbe's A-11. I will try to be there, of course. But it's not the typical music you'd expect when watching a nightly sky where stars pass directly overhead. I am quite sure, the music on this edition would fit quite well to such a view: Ambient at it's best. Although, it sometimes gets a bit more energetic than pure beauty. And we have a wonderful collection of tracks by great artists, who are Christian Fiesel (Astronauts 1), Miles Richmond & Peter Grenader (feat. Steve Roach) (POV), Shinpal (Seven Lives), Ivan Black (@Ambient Online), Static Dreamscapes, DesuExSounds.

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Episode 484

Published: Friday, 12 July 2019
In joy together

One party gone, more events to come before summer break. Or is there a break at all? Well, not musical wise, as syndae will go on without rest for the next weeks. And some really nice music to come, so don't miss out. Besides music, the best thing about such parties is to meet up with like-minded people sharing their passion for our kind of electronic music. Ok, I admit, I also enjoyed the food being served, but the talks were really great. So, whenever you get the chance, join your musical friends for a sit in and enjoy each others company. Which also counts for this podcast, as you are never alone listening to your favourite sounds. Lean back now, and enjoy a fantastic time with Stan Dart (Murinsel Vol. 2), Ken Elkinson (Chilltopia), Faber (Kaleidoscope), Jens Gad (Pink Flow), Wavestar II (E-Scape 2019), Mikk Rebane (Between).

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