Episode 559

Published: Friday, 12 February 2021
On a mellow ride

Boy, what a busy week. So I had to clear snow twice this week. And on Sunday it had a thick frozen layer below the fresh snow on top. Had to hack through to get the sidewalk free. Of course, afterwards I was rewarded with exhaustion and some muscle pain next day. Imagine sitting at home for a year and suddenly having to move snow. Oh, well, sitting home is the new normal these days, no surprise there. Unfortunately, the weather was sneaky and covered my tracks with more snow the next days. Bad boy. Bad boy! Well. It's still in the minus so that white stuff will not go away for a while. No wonders I am longing for some relaxation, and here we go with tonight's tracks. Chill out music to relish the cold weather, but home with the heaters on and soothing on the couch. Please, join me -regarding the listen- with wonderful tracks by Suduaya (Starseeds), Nicholas Gunn (Sound Condition), Dusk Horizon (Stranded), Substan (DigiTales III), Ioon Cosmic Downtempo & Wasisunqu (Balance of The Butterfly), Thomas Park (Midnightradio Compilation 101), Faber (Floating Waves), CIALYN (In from the cold), Stellardrone (Between The Rings).

 

Playlist:

Suduaya - Starseeds (Starseeds)
Nicholas Gunn - Shine (Sound Condition) Feb 12
Nicholas Gunn - Sound Condition (Sound Condition)
Dusk Horizon - Crash Landing (Stranded)
Substan - Observer (DigiTales III)
Ioon Cosmic Downtempo - Metastability (Balance of The Butterfly)
Wasisunqu ft Sista Freedom - Spring Is Here (Balance of The Butterfly)
Thomas Park - Mazzys Star Journal (Midnightradio Compilation 101)
Faber - Breath (Floating Waves)
CIALYN - Heliotype (In from the cold)
Stellardrone - Rendezvous With Rama (Between The Rings)

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Episode 558

Published: Friday, 05 February 2021
Evening the odds

The downside of trying something new or unusual is that you do not know about the outcome. Does it please you? Does it anger you? Well, everyone is different in that. Some love new things and simply enjoy the change, some... and maybe I am one of them in most situations... rather refrain and stick with what they know. This also applies to listening to music. If there is a kind of music that makes you happy, you definitely want to have more of it, do you not? Well, it may depend on your mood, though, what kind of music comforts you. But at least in that matter I am in for risk and like trying new things. Of course, I have to anyway, listening into all the submissions for podplay, some of which are cool, some are interesting, others don't fit at all. As I tend to set a theme for each show, some music does not make it to a regular edition. Hence, for tonight, I picked tracks I think are very interesting but do not fit to the common kind of styles I have on. Hopefully, you will enjoy them, too. Here comes cool stuff by Dave Bessell & Parallel Worlds (Phosphenes), Massimo Discepoli (Last year, the next day), Green Isac Orchestra (Green Isac Orchestra), electric mud (Quiet Days On Earth), Cool Spring (Are We There Yet?), Anantakara (Newt [At Whose Feet is Eternity]), Peaceone [Optionica reconstruction] (Outcrop), Metalogue (10 Years Abstrakt Reflections), Revbjelde (Fukko The Clown), Bernhard Wöstheinrich (Eyes in the Big City).

 

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Episode 557

Published: Friday, 29 January 2021
Live becomes visual

Do you watch Youtube? I mean, I recently find myself spending quite some time watching channels on the platform providing various kinds of infotainment. Like the channel by Guy Michelmore, who teaches composition and does live composing. Or the LockPickingLawyer, who shows how he picks locks and debunks them being unpickable. Or the German channel on tv series and films by Ren Kühn. Or some science channels explaining the complex world of how science works and its findings. Or the German equivalent to Writing Excuses named "Schreibdilettanten" (writing jacklegs). Or, recently, the intros to American late shows by Fallon, Kimmel and Colbert. So, well, do you watch Youtube as well? Or is that old fashion? Let me know about the channels you cannot stop visiting in the comments. Oh, besides channels I do watch music videos, too. Of course, mainly electronic and ambient music. Many artists and labels I have on the show do have Youtube channels. Like several from this edition. But lets focus on tonight's fabulous tracks by Progeny -1 & Roberto Sass (Stranded), Stefan Erbe (Selectronisch Vol. 3), Tonal Assembly (Schallplatte 23), Closeyoureyes (10 Years Abstrakt Reflections), Kellerkind Berlin (Musikkonstruktionen), jCoke (Synthony I), Substan (DigiTales III), Cadenced Haven ft. Gert Emmens (Peregrination), Uriel (Culture Shift), Andreas Volllenweider (Cosmopoly).

 

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Episode 556

Published: Friday, 22 January 2021
Taking the good vibe tour

I'd say this week was full of good vibes. How did you experience the past days? It reads and looks like greater parts of the world took a deep breathe. I'm not going into political stuff, it's just the feeling I got when reading news and watching talk show videos. Well, let me know in the comments. On the other hand, with tonight's edition we have great new music that follows the inheritance of the 70s and 80s of the past century. Call it Berlin School or Krautrock or Ambient. It simply is hypnotic and mesmerizing music to be heard with pleasure. Join me for one hour with amazing tracks by Craig Padilla & Marvin Allen (Strange Gravity), Spyra (Schallplatte 23), Peter Mergener (Mare Nostrum), Obukhovaudio (Moograce 2), Erik Wøllo (Recurrence), Alba Ecstasy (Reaching for the Stars), Colin Rayment (Igneous), René van der Wouden (Return to the Stargaze).

 

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Episode 555

Published: Friday, 15 January 2021
Aural healing power

Is this already the third edition into 2021? Oh yes, it is. Amazing how times passs by. And the start of the year already had some crazy happenings. The past week was very busy at work for me, and it was very easy to decide upon this edition to feature ambient music to peace out. With such a show, I always try to not disturb its serenity with me talking, but this ain't become a mixtape. So I hope you don't mind me interrupting you from time to time with some information about the artist and album. If you want the full relaxation afterwards, please go for the artists' and labels' pages to get hold of their music for your own playlists. Amazing tracks await you tonight given by Bodhi (Deep Dream), jarguna / Uzbazur (Sublimation), Christel Veraart (Pleiades), City of Dawn feat. Guadalupe Duque (Nocturne), Descrai (Horizon Palace), Fringo Chills (...cooled).

 

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Episode 554

Published: Friday, 08 January 2021
Unlucky at dice, lucky in sounds

It is so common to wish anybody luck for a new year. Maybe other things as well, like happiness, but luck is the most common I think. But what is luck? Is there such a thing as luck? Or is it just a sequence of events and circumstances that presents one as a positive outcome? I am sure there are plenty philosophical books on this topic, and maybe some biology books as well explaining what hormones make a human experience to have luck. Is feeling lucky a consequence of having luck? If so, we have a lot of luck because of the many great artists around composing such beautiful electronic music as to be heard on tonight's edition. Have a lucky hour with tracks by Elsehow (Can Somebody Live the Same Day Twice?), Andy Pickford (Alignment), Curious Inversions (Saciar), Primal Scapes & Record of Tides (Revenant Euclids), Eisenlager (all|is|bright_2020), Michael Brückner & Detlev Everling (Reiseziel Mond), René van der Wouden (Astromen).

 

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Episode 553

Published: Friday, 01 January 2021
New times sounding right

It is done. Another year is gone. A strange and memorable year, for sure. Well, no immediate change to be expected with the simple fact of us raising the number to 2021. But we are looking positive and hopeful to the coming time. Aren't we always? Of course, there is hope to be able to have music events again in the near (or somewhat near) future. And fear not, there will be great music to be heard at least on all the fine podcasts and radio shows out there, for example with the orgy of great tunes you will get tonight on this brand new edition number one for 2021. As a change of heart, it will be a bit more energetic than planned. A worthy start into the coming 365 unwritten days of the year. Put on your headphones and up the volume for tracks by Stan Dart (Basilica), Roberto Sass (The Sentinel), Tony Byrne (The Device), Harald Nies (The Flow of Energy), Organic Prizmo & Anitta (Ninth Listen), Zinkl (Tanzmusik für Roboter), 4T Thieves (Saciar), Stefan Erbe (Selectronisch Vol. 1 & 2), Erätarkastaja (Balance of The Butterfly).

 

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Episode 552

Published: Friday, 18 December 2020
Candle light sounds

So that is it. Here we have the final episode of syndae podcast for 2020. And it was quite a busy year musical wise, which saw lots of cool and great releases and some interesting developments in online eventing. Of course, this edition is no exception to the rule, having again several brand new albums to be presented. But it also provides tracks well fitted for the upcoming holidays. Whatever you celebrate at this time of the year (or maybe just enjoy a more quiet time), I am sure the tracks you get tonight will support to peace out of 2020. Please, join in and enjoy the fantastic music by Stefan Erbe (Serbenity), Bernd Scholl (Switzerland live), Janne Hanhisuanto (Eagles), Robert Scott Thompson (An Open Door for the Escapologist), Mixtaped Monk (Reimagination), Eagle (Synth. Music) (White Christmas in the Desert), Weldroid (Synphonica), Todd Mosby (Aerial Views), Fiona Joy Hawkins (Christmas Joy (Deluxe)), Rick Sparks (Christmas Night), David Helpling (Cardiff Clearing).

 

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Episode 551

Published: Friday, 11 December 2020
Some place to pause

Sometimes a view is all it needs to make one stop and relish the world around us. Especially, if it is a view of the extraordinarity of nature, may it be a landscape, impressive rocks, or a wild field work well for me. I think it is always worthwhile to sometimes stop and simply take everything in. Well, old and modern architecture works for me, too. Anything, which pleases my eyes and gives me wonders. And the same holds true for sounds. I simply love impressive soundscapes, may it be of quiet and delicate matter or powerful melodic rocks and aural paintings. What about you? What makes you hold your breath and relish your environment? I think, tonight's edition will give you some space to do so. Relaxing but mind tickling chill out and related compositions are ahead of you listeners. Enjoy outstanding music by Der Waldläufer (Iris), Level Pi (Elektronische Philosophie), Majestica (Chillscapes Vol. 1 / Compilation), Ron Boots & Synth.nl (BorkHavn), Time Traveler (Sky Falter), Evan Fraser & Vir McCoy (Guardians), Rombreaker (未発表 2020), Phaeleh (From the Vaults: Vol 2), Brückner & Everling (Reiseziel Mond), Orchid-Star (Faster Reimagined).

 

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