Episode 518

Published: Friday, 17 April 2020
Plug and bob

I recently watched a video tutorial about mixing music. Well, there are gazillion of such videos out there, and I merely watch some for fun. The one I picked this time was making its point on not overdoing it, not throwing in all the EQ, Filter, Limiter etc. one owns, but to carefully find the right balance between all instruments involved. And he recommended one easy test: head bobbing. So when you are listening to your song and your head keeps bobbing to its flow, you got the mix right. Now, it's a bit oversimplifying, but I can live with the "if it feels right, it is right". At least for you it is. And following this advice, I chose to have several tracks tonight to test the head bobbing thesis. So best to pick up your favourite headphones, and start bobbing with Stefan Erbe (Nachtlichter), Youth & Gaudi (Astronaut Alchemists Remixes), Sonic Jay (Digital Family Vol. 8), Javiis (Reality), Nikavo (Yummy Miami), K.I. Companion (Music for Cars).

 

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Playlist:

Stefan Erbe - Du und Ich (Nachtlichter)
Youth & Gaudi - Stars (Gabriel Le Mar Remix) (Astronaut Alchemists Remixes)
Sonic Jay - Alula (Digital Family Vol. 8)
Javiis - Reality (Monococ Remix) (Reality)
Nikavo - No TV (Yummy Miami)
K.I. Companion - Das Rennen (Music for Cars)

Event:

Today (April 17th) at 21h CEST - Streamconcert: Spaceworks at home with Stefan Erbe (Youtube)

Image:

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Episode 517

Published: Friday, 10 April 2020
Home again

So I had some more comforting music on the show lately, and this week is no different. Especially, as it's easter holidays at my place, best known for chocolate bunnies and hidden eggs. Well, kinda. So, of course, you get music fitting to some days of solace. Finally some time for ourself to stay at home and... err... well. Stay at home, again. Not so different from the days before and after, except no work. Well, if you have to work or are going to, thanks for keeping life running. This edition sees several new names but regulars as well, but I am sure you will have some quality time with tracks by Andreas Baaden (Home), Fiona Joy Hawkins (Bushfire Moon), Paul Speer (Sonoran Odyssey), Shoshana Michel (Impressions), Andy Pickford (Nemesis 2020), Solace Road (Silence Within).

 

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Episode 516

Published: Friday, 03 April 2020
Lost in movements

What does home office mean to you? It sounds as if you have more freedom, more spare time, more of everything, doesn't it? Well, at least, on saves some time travelling. But otherwise, working at home is as much a load as working in the office. Even more challening, when you have to talk to others on a regular basis. In contrast to simply pass by a colleagues space, I find it quite stressing to have to video chat all the time. So, at the end of (yet another) week of home office I am at least as exhausted as driving to my office every day. And I am quite sure not to move as much. Thankfully, there is some great music to help you chill out and unwind your body, like the tracks you get tonight by Nicholas Gunn (Pacific Blue), Stan Dart (Retrospective), Video Void (Sewer Skaters), Le Cassette (Sewer Skaters), Backstage Gurus (Mediterranean Odyssey), Psychoz (Digital Family Vol. 8), Ivan Black (Echus Chasma).

 

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Episode 515

Published: Friday, 27 March 2020
Bound to sound

I always thought we live in crazy times, where strange people get to boss countries and where it takes comedians to do proper journalism. But this is all nothing compared to how common people behave recently, hoarding strange combinations of things like toilet tissue and pasta. Wonder what that tastes like with a fine sauce of desinfectant. Seems the world becomes a comedy of panic. Well, the current threat is surely to take serious, but not to overreact. And to help you staying safe and home, I have some really nice treats for you to listen to. Forget about all the sadness for a moment and enjoy listening to Klangzaun, Daniel & Booth (Inverse), Syndromeda (KALT), and Wellenfeld (Electronic Musique Compilation 12).

 

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Episode 514

Published: Friday, 20 March 2020
In sanity we trust

We will stick to the calmer way of sounds once more and taking music quite easy on this show. When taking a look outside what's going on in the world right now, some treats to easy your mind should at least take the rush away. Social life is reduced to the necessary these days, and there are some crazy folks out there. Thanks to the invention of the Internet we will still have a place to be with others and have the chance to find sane people (and I never imagined saying this when talking about social media). So here comes the painkiller for your mind, half an hour of very fine sounds brought to us by Michael Whalen (Sacred Spaces), Ross Christopher (Alternate Future), K.I. Companion (Music for Cars), Steve Orchard (Two Decades From Home), Seamus O'Muineachain (Blue Moon Set), and Broads and Milly Hirst (Ollust).

 

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Episode 513

Published: Friday, 13 March 2020
Keep calm and listen on

Friday 13th and edition 513 of syndae, coincidence? Maybe. Bad sign? Definitely not. But be aware, the music on this show may be infectious! It might lead to an addiction for electronic music. And while there was the first live big concert without audience in a proper concert hall, by listening to this podcast you will definitely join a happy audience with no regret. There is a bunch of new material on the playlist as well, so don't hesitate to tune in and relish tracks by Stan Dart (Retrospective), Time Away (A.I. Tomorrow / Compilation), Letters from Mouse (Proto Human), Volker Rapp (CO2), David Wright & Carys (Schwingungen Garden Party / DVD), Faber (Voices).

 

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Episode 512

Published: Friday, 06 March 2020
Beats with the right ring to them

Not sure, how many of you listeners will remember that phones actually looked somewhat big and bulky only 30 years ago. They were meant to talk to someone else living far away. When I see people with smartphones nowadays, seldom they are using it to talk. It's amazing how things and communication changed over the past years, actually during my life. It is a crazy time with rapid developments that happened during the past years, and it's really speedy. Not sure, where I am going with this. Well, also about 30 years ago electronic dance music was on a high, I'd say. The sounds you will get tonight are definitely its children, taken several steps further than simple dance floor material. Have a wonderful listening experience with tracks by Smooth Genestar (Music for sleepless cities), In Vitro (Aguanoche), Kavalier (Digital Family Vol. 8 / Compilation), Bite (Everything. Works 2005-2019), John Nap (John Nap), Aleckat & Hynamo (Apollo).

 

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Episode 511

Published: Friday, 21 February 2020
Sound strokes

Art is all about rousing emotions. If a piece of art doesn't touch you, it is not meant for you. And it does not matter what kind of emotion. Any emotion counts. Reverse, of course, not everything that stimulates your emotions you is art. Obviously, art is a personal matter. Based on experiences you made in the past. And this is true for any kind of art, be it paintings, or be it music, as in the case of what syndae presents to your inclind ears. Hopefully, what you will hear tonight will fall into the category of art of your likings. It definitely falls into mine. Listen in and decide for yourself for tracks by Kirsten Agresta Copely (Around the Sun), windspace (Zephyr), Steve Roach (The Sky Opens), Indigo Symbol (Terminal), EugeneKha (Sky Breath), Test Card (Music For The Towers).

 

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Episode 510

Published: Friday, 14 February 2020
Wonders in vibrations

I'm not sure, why I tend to choose rather melodic music recently for this podcast. Maybe it is the mood I am in, so that I need a little contrast to my work, which is rather chaotic at the moment. Which is about to change soon, to become a different kind of chaotic (Ha!). Or maybe it's the season, where it stays rather dark most time of the day. Or maybe it is the political situation, which kind of drives one crazy seeing so much incompetence and selfishness of people being in charge all over the world. Or maybe because it's Valentines today? Not really. But whatever the reason, the music that currently finds its way into the shows is simply wonderful to listen to. And wonders are most welcome, especially in form of tracks like provided by Marc Enfroy (Surrounded), Hollan Holmes (Milestones), Stan Dart (Loneliness EP), Tuuligan (Sininen), Darshan Ambient (A Day Like Any Other), and Andy Pickford (Aphelion).

 

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