Sound's social

Episode 644

Are you on twitter? Do you follow syndae on there? Or eventually me? This twitter show is on every news channel online and it seems to be complete chaos currently. Someone already said, this is done on purpose to make twitter less significant as a social medium. Everyone running off to the Fediverse now? Well, I am not sure. I set up my own fediverse server though, just in case. Always nice to have a private address and home. And all this blue button discussion made me shake my head so hard, I think I lost quite some hair. Time to calm down a bit and return to something really good and enjoyable. Join me with tracks by Dream Cycle (Passive Imagination), State Azure (Light Span), Desensitized (Chaos In Premonition), Onepointtwo (Music for Spaces), Alex Anthony Faide (Watch's End), Blue Is Nine (Far And Wide), Byron Metcalf, Steve Roach, Rob Thomas (Monuments of Ecstasy), Forrest Fang (The Lost Seasons of Amorphia), Bridge to Imla & Volker Lankow (Ambient Chapel. Live at Schlosskirche Rumpenheim 2018).


Well-aged styles

Episode 643

Do you tweet? I just wonder what will happen to the blue bird social media channel now that the chief is in power. And I am reading about many people moving over to Mastodon (or Fediverse). Is that really an alternative? Well, I will surely try it out, in the end, I am a computer guy and like such stuff. Remembering back (yeah, I am old) I started with IRC to exchange with others. Back, when there was no world wide web (believe me, there was such a time, and there were no mobile phones either...). And it was much more difficult to create electronic music, too. Which nowadays has become so easy bringing out all the talent of people to create music on their own. Like the artists you will get to hear tonight, who are Wane of Summer and Time Away (Ring Gate), DreamerProject (Fading Light), Steve Orchard (Macabre), Anna B May (Rituals), Encounters (A Path Beyond), Eagle (Synth. Music) (Daft Muzak for radio stations Vol. 1), Reflex Condition (Autumn Volume 2), Stan Dart (MurInsel, Vol. 5), Michael Brückner & Cilia di Ponte (Twenty-Five Light Years), Menzman & Friends (Insights).


Back on track

Episode 642

So, the past three weeks I took some time off of my mind, less social media, less internet, and less music. Actually focusing on just letting my mind drift and read some books (5.3 novels of various authors actually, still have to finish the 6th). But it is also great to be back and cherrypicking from the fine releases that landed on my plate recently. And here we are with some of those fine albums teased on the show, which are by Blinky Blinky Computerband (Geistmaschine), Divine Matrix (Sequencer Drift), Cousin Silas & Wilfried Hanrath (Cousin Silas & Wilfried Hanrath), Roberto Sass (Against the Tide), John Barnes (Mithraics), niteffect (fool's gold), Cub\cub (Radiant Crush), Phono Input (〖⩔〗), Kezz (Access Frame: Colony), Spyra (Free Floating Groove's).


Stack by stack

Episode 641

So I am enjoying some time off from my daily routine. Only, my love for music always remains. And especially, when it comes to the kind of music that is rooted in the Golden Age of traditional electronic music. There are several artists from back then still active and creating great new tracks (or revisiting their back catalog). And there are quite a number of younger artists inheriting from the old style. It is always great to see how artists and their music evolve over time, so here we go with a smaller number of musicians tonight, partially providing extensively long tracks. From short to really long, enjoy the music by David Wright (Returning Tides, Vol 2), VoLt (Zeitenwende), Ami Hassinen & Michel Brückner (One Hundred Million Miles Under The Stars Revisited), Syndromeda (Order in the Chaos of Life), Ivan Black (Electronically Yours), Cousin Silas & Altocirrus (Time and Tide).


Challenging times

Episode 640

Tonight's edition is kind of self implying. It's focus is on a compilation themed for these changing times, which have pushing and challenging sides close to each other. After last weeks challanging edition, this time it's the more positive realm, as my track was chosing to be part of said compilation. I am very happy, as there are quite a number of fine tracks on the album. But, of course, there is more than just this compilation on the show. Quite a number of current releases with excellent music to be heard. Have a wonderful time with music by Spectral Tune, Tonal Assembly, WEGA, Talking to Ghosts, Stan Dart, Pergamoon (Zeitenwende), Eagle (Synth Music), DreamerProject (Fading Light), Bett Butler & Joël Dilley (Gracia), Salvatore Mercatante (DECAS), Janne Hanhisuanto (Moon on the Man).


Remembering life

Episode 639

So, I had to cancel my vacation. Just the day before, my dear brother passed away. He only got 49. The previous show was recorded before I knew, but I did not want to cancel it. So here we go. The aftermath of this tragic loss. His music was very much different from mine. Punk. Heavy Metal. Nothing that fits to me or my feelings. Tonight's edition is still dedicated to him, with a selection of music that musically reflects my state. And the titles of tracks or albums are fitting as well. It mostly is recent or coming music, so you might find one or the other track to your liking, still. In this show you will find music by 4T Thieves (Futures End), Roberto Sass (Against the Tide), Janne Hanhisuanto (Moon on the Man), Ivan Black (Behind All The Smoke), Sverre Knut Johansen (Metahuman), Volker Lankow (Journey To Transient Places), Massimo Discepoli (An unusual way to disappear), Nadim Haque (Funeral).


Beware the vocals

Episode 638

Once in a long while I take on submissions on syndae that do not really fit to the Ambient or electronic Music focus. Well, I have had Synthwave on before, and tonight it is Synthpop. With lyrics! Yeah, I know. But all in all they do have a similar root in electronic and synthesizer based music, so it is a bit of a stretch but in my opinion change is good. So tonight you will get something completely different with great and wonderful tracks by Lisa Gerrard & Marcello De Francisci (Exaudia), Alphaville (Eternally Yours), Cub\cub ft. Louisa Osborn (Radiant Crush), Telefis (a hAon), Perpacity (Granite), Richard Evans (Sentinel), Circuit3 (Overview Effect), Panjoma (Sun and Moon), Spray (Ambiguous Poems About Death), Your Preferred Retailer (Better Later).


Out of tune

Episode 637

Well, sometimes, life gets between plan and reality. So it happened as we mourn another tragic loss to the electronic music world with Mark Shreeve. Yet another broken key in the realm, which I dedicate tonight's edition to with music by Redshift (Turning Towards Us), Abdicant (In-Group), Tonal Assembly (Four Pieces For Sonic Solitude), Colin Rayment (Equilibrium), Spectral Tune (Perspectivia), Ivan Black (Drowning In Your Chant), Gert Emmens & Ron Boots (A Night at Blackrock Station).


Wordless chic

Episode 636

So I am watching this asian show lately. I was expecting a series with some martial arts combined with magic, which sounded just like a good watch. Well, it turns out rather to be a soap opera with touches of fantasy. It's not too bad. it contains some nice character development, funny characters, and other nice elements. What really annoys me, though, is the absolute cheesy music. Especially in "romantic" scenes it turns into some asian schlager music and I am so happy not to understand a word. Always great to be able to head over to some nice ambient and electronic music of my playlist afterwards. And I have some beautiful serene ones for you tonight with Stan Dart (MurInsel, Vol. 5), Ambiente Solstice (Comet's Dust), Abdicant (In-Group), City of Dawn & Sherry Finzer (Moonwheel), Progeny -1 (Bytopia: Shurrock), Loneward (Our Unyielding Sky), Cousin Silas & Eisenlager (Sense Of Doubt 1), Wellengärtner (Arctic).


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