Episode 407

Published: Friday, 03 November 2017
Sound meets sky

Sometimes it is time to move on. For several years now I hosted my websites on a dedicated server, always needing a knowing and helping hand of some friends to keep it up and running. (Thanks, btw., I owe you plenty.) But as time moves on so does technology. Everything is in the cloud nowadays, and so is the new home of syndae. Some nice UI for managing and updating all the applications, less low level operations. And while I am entering technical heaven, you can still enjoy the music of this episode, which may also take you to the musical heaven of electronic sounds. Have a delightful listening to tracks by Bridge to Imla, Remy (The Return of Planet X), Wolfgang Nachahmer (Hexenkessel), Jeffrey Koepper (Transmitter), Johan Tronestam (Luther), and Cosmic Hoffmann (Best Of).


Playlist:

Bridge to Imla - Session 2012 (Part 5) (./.)
Remy - Movement V (Perigee) (The Return of Planet X)
Wolfgang Nachahmer - Der Garten der Träume (Hexenkessel)
Jeffrey Koepper - Quasar (Transmitter)
Johan Tronestam - Legacy (Luther)
Cosmic Hoffmann - Howling Wolves (Best Of)

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Episode 406

Published: Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Let the music rain

Recently I read about that music is what we use to decorate time, in contrast to art being used to decorate space. There is a similar quote by Frank Zappa about the music part. I could not find out about the full quote's origin, though, but it seems quite logical to me. Art and music also please two different senses, and I can surely enjoy both at the same time. Some years back there was a school project to transform one into the other; they let music inspire painting images and vice versa. Obviously, it is common to combine music with videos, even on live music events. The fun part is, when listening to music without any visual stimulus, the sounds and flow still create images in my head. What about you? Any such experience? Well, you can definitely find out by listening to the tracks on tonight's show by weldroid (Splines 2017), Microscopists (Ghost Payload), GreatOwl (Ikilixi), Crash Dump File (The Crash Dump Files 2006 - 2007), Frallar (Oir cosas nunca vistas), IcingWolf (Vive Somnium).


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Episode 405

Published: Friday, 20 October 2017
A tender flow of soundscapes

Back from a short vacation, and I'm ready to feed you with some wonderful melodic treats. I stayed at a nice place in midth of an amazing green valley in between smaller mountains, which is also known for witch crafting. Quite fitting to upcoming Halloween. Well, it was the right place to slow down, take a look outside one's daily world and enjoy nature. Being refuled with green energy, but still having my mind being cought in a beautiful region, tonight's music totally reflects my state. Have a joyful time with tracks by Darshan Ambient (Lingering Day: Anatomy of a Daydream), Erik Wøllo (Cinematic), Remy (The Return of Planet X), NoizeFilter Music (Ambient Road), and Michael Brückner (Trees of Olivandá).


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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).


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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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