Episode 579

Published: Friday, 02 July 2021
The definite time-out

Relax, let’s do it. Even if Frankie won’t go to Hollywood. It’s definitely the time of the year to go for recreation and leave all the stress behind. I bet you’ve earned it, too. So, lean back, drop into your hammock and rest. Now, a couch will do fine as well. Or a bed. Or… Ok, the important thing is to listen to great music that has the chill factor. and there is quite a bunch of those on tonight’s edition. Have some outstanding listening time with Manila Ice (She wants me dead), David Gerard (The Anxious Beating Of My Tensile Heart), Equanimous & Kaya Project (Mystic Dreaming), M’elle Louise (Deliverance), Bop (Matters of the Heart), Jong (Meeting Elea), Jens Radig (Schwebende Musik), elektrojudas (virus), Joao Ceser (Fiumi.brz), 4T Thieves and Pandacetamol (The Electric Home), Banco de Gaia (Apollo).

 

Playlist:

Manila Ice - Tear my insides out (She wants me dead)
David Gerard - Berlin After Dark: Scene Three. Night Falling (The Anxious Beating Of My Tensile Heart)
Equanimous & Kaya Project - Mystic Dreaming (Mystic Dreaming)
M’elle Louise - Deliverance (Deliverance)
Bop - Are We Dreaming (Matters of the Heart)
Jong - Eivissa (Meeting Elea)
Jens Radig - Dreams Of Tranquility (Schwebende Musik)
elektrojudas - infected (virus)
Joao Ceser - Grigna (Finestra.brz) 
4T Thieves and Pandacetamol - Equinoxious (The Electric Home)
Banco de Gaia - For Such A Time (Apollo)

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Episode 578

Published: Friday, 25 June 2021
Sequel lovers listen

When I grew up, there was no internet (yeah, I am old). The only source of music were radio and tv (and concerts of course). Coincidentally, at the same time the electronic music movement grew up, which caught my intention in the 80s with the one and only Schwingungen radio show. Yes, this kind of music was played on public radio by the time. Listening to Berlin School music nowadays definitely reminds me of those good old radio times. And actually these times are kind of the reason for me doing this podcast. So how not to celebrate this style once and again at syndae? Tonight's the night, and it's all freshly released music as well. From artist picking up the baton from the past and pushing it into the modern times. Join me, will you? And listen to these fantastic tracks by Jon Durant & Stephan Thelen (Crossings), Frank Tischer & Mac of BIOnighT (Coordinates), Fratoroler (Berlin), Uwe Rechzeh (Voyage), Shaping Mind and Martin Lüders (Schwebende Musik).

 

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Episode 577

Published: Friday, 18 June 2021
The future in sounds

The past days were so hot, there is no way I can play beat driven music tonight. Ambient it is. And there is a good reason to have it on the show anyway, which kind of has two parts tonight. The first half will have some cool recent and brand new albums whereof I have tracks for you. These are by Curious Inversions (LP24 Incorporated), Shinpal (Blue Stories), Ross Christopher (Apophenia), Bart Hawkins (Vision Of Eden), and Forest Robots (Amongst A Landscape Of Spiritual Reckoning). The second half is dedicated to the brand new compilation by Legacy of Thought that got released right today. It's all about the far future and events predicted to happen on earth. Well, amongst others, it features a track by myself, which is reason enough. I'm not playing that one, though, but five selected tracks of the 13 ones on the album. These are the contributions by Andawan, The Broken Cradle, Ambient Indigo, K37, and Time Away.

 

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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).

 

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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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