The sound that never ends

Episode 596

Last weekend we had the cheapest way of time travel over here: switching back from summer time to normal time. It's amazing that the people still do the one hour trip forward and backward each year, which at present times makes barely any sense. I am a fan of time travel in movies though, loving the idea and mind breaking thinking about what might happen when going forward or backward in time. From a rather mind buggling Time Machine by Wells to modern actioners and completely confusing movies like Tenet. There are many theories on why or why not time travel would work. And the common invite joke that time travelers will meet last year in June. One way to time travel is by celebrating modern sounds inspired by past masters in music. We will have some great stuff tonight celebrating that past great music style with tracks by dreamSTATE with Rob Hoare (21st Anniversary - Part 2), Wilfried Hanrath ft. Cousin Silas (The Emporium Artists Project Volume 18 Collab Special Part D), Syndromeda (Mythical Pursuit), Thaneco (Journey to Ithaca Vol.2), Michael Brückner (The Crossing of Zone 3), synkrotron & Cosmic Cadence (Ambient Online Compilation: Volume 14).


Sound that drives you

Episode 595

I admit, I was intreagued to do a Halloween special, as it is totally the time. But, for once, I am not so much into it, and second, all the Halloween music just is about to be published these days. Like a big compilation coming up via Aural Films, which you might want to check out this weekend. Or, if you don't, I might have some of the music on the show next week or so. By the way, are you watching Squid Game? I don't. But seems their costumes are quite a thing for Halloween this year. Jump suits and frying baskets as masks. Does not sound like something I'd want to wear. What I want to hear, though, is music like the tracks on tonight's edition. Great stuff by Eonlake (Sublimation Epoch), Roberto Sass (X:Hale), Steen Chorchendorff Jorgensen (Clouds Drifting in Time), Stefan Erbe and Guido Negraszus (Schallplatte 24), Joerg Dankert (Beyond), Dynatron (Origins), Ivan Black (Bone Machine), Feralia Planitia (Feralia Planitia), Keerd (Lost in a Daydream), Michael Brückner (The Crossing of Zone 3).


Excitement of stillness

Episode 594

Are you one of those humans who have to live in exciting times and need full action to feel alive? Or are you the more quiet one who definitely longs for serene moments? Well, maybe it's a mix of both where the mix not necessarily has to be centered. Like in music, where one's ears enjoy displacements of sounds and instruments so that a song does not simply sound mono. For me, the excitement mix level definitely is more on the dry side, rather peaceful than anything else. And sometimes, it is great to leave all the thrill behind and head out for your own, alone or in company, to relish life and nature. Tonight's edition is more on the dry side as well, which definitely does not make the music boring, I tell you that. So join me for some great 60 minutes with music by Gleisberg & Scholl (Culture And Spirit), Divine Matrix (Celestial Phenomena. Soundscapes Vol. 3), Ian Boddy (Nevermore), Ivan Black (Gloria Planetarium), Kelly David (Illusive), Desu ExSounds (Figments), jarguna & Ryuzen (Kitsune), Everling (ad hoc).


Cherish the picks

Episode 593

Life is made up of many options that present themselves on its way. You can definitely choose between those options. Not everytime it's a free choice, though. And while one might try to cherry-pick the path to take, it often only is a tip of the ice-berg waiting for you beyond the obvious. So one could think of life to consist of steps to be mastered. Some lighter ones, some steeper ones. People might say that everything is going to be fine in the end. Well, it does not have to be. But there is no easy way out. No, there is not. And there is no way to know, if a choice is good or bad until you walk its way. Yep, life is a challenge. Cherries you pick may be sweet or sour. Well, not regarding the music you pick to listen to. I did some cherry picking for tonight's edition, and you are welcome to join me for some great tunes by Sven Phalanx (Klangtherapie Remix), Vangelis (Juno to Jupiter), Martha Rabbit (Phonolith), Ivan Black (Bone Machine), D-Fried (Eleventh Listen), Brioskj (One Synth II), Stereo Hypnosis (Hvolf), Boys Of Tomorrow (So It Begins), Stefan Erbe (Comfort'sone).


Wherever the sound takes you

Episode 592

Life is definitely not straight forward. Sometimes, things get broken and the mess lies right in front of you. The important thing is to accept the inevitable and find your way through. Even if it requires to clean up the mass or live with it. For this edition, I was not sure where to head with the selection of music. Most of the tracks will have a chill-out touch, some might be more quiet or wilder. So it's sure one short excerpt of a lifespan, which takes you to different paths now and then. Capture your thoughts and let the music take you where you need it to. Have a great listen to music by Wouter Kellerman & David Arkenstone (Pangaea), The Great Northern (Nocturnes), ToXyGeNeDK (Schallplatte 24), Gabriel Le Mar (Into Sonic States), Roberto Sass (X:Hale), Stan Dart (MurInsel Vol. 4), Eonlake (Sublimation Epoch), Kevin Keller (Shimmer), Lisa Hilton (Transparent Sky), Dr Lum (Fourth World Is).


Stepping into sound cloud seven

Episode 591

We are getting sequential tonight. Which is actually nothing else than doing things one after the other. Maybe repeatedly so. If you think about an engine of a machine, it also is all about repetition of the same sequence. Over and over again. Well, it's not the same, because in music, such sequences in a song evolve over time. They take a while to build up, they vary more or less over the song's story, to finally fade out and release. And there are so many variations of beautiful sequences that one can fill an epoch with great music. Like tonight, where it is only 60 minutes but full of outstanding golden age inspired music by fantastic artists like VoLt (Schallplatte 24), Thaneco (Journey to Ithaca Vol.2), Wellengärtner (Sequential Meditation), Martha Rabbit (Phonolith), Baltes & Erbe (Four Stories), Daniel & Booth (Circle Of Phenomenon).


The thrill is on

Episode 590

One of the craziest weeks for me just ends. Which needs quite some room for my brain to be readjusted and freed from the common. Nothing better to do so than having some sounds and beats from the more experimental corners of electronics. And it's always very entertaining and thrilling to follow rather unusual paths in music and sound design standing and newer artists come up with. Rest assured that we are not drifting off too far and the music is still well listenable and within the range of syndae. And so are the artists, most of which where on syndae before in one or the other constellation. Enjoy a suspenseful hour with music by 4T Thieves (Fame is an Addiction), Gašper Torkar (Accept the Risk and Continue), Brainquake feat. Humanfobia (Excess Denied), Sonic Research Society (Drifting Forward), Zyklus (Stimulacra), Mixtaped Monk (Kaleidoscopic Desires), Steve Hadfield (Industrial Chillout Complex), Andy Morello (Modular Cuisine), m00m (Sun Rise), Mitoma (Fragments).


Blue Friday

Episode 589

As most of you well know, from time to time I simply love some quieter sessions to shut me down from the world. There definitely were some gruelling days this week, so it's well earned, too. So here we go. And it's not just any choice of serene music, but some of the best I had on the show yet. As always, recent, current and upcoming releases are waiting to be heard by you. Joii me for some excellent time out with music by Jim Ottaway (Threshold Of The Universe), Cousin Silas (Dreamsville), Frore & Shane Morris (Horizon), Oceanographer (Nectar), City of Dawn & Sherry Finzer (Solace), Wellengärtner (Route To Harmony), Time Away and Progeny -1 (Trans-Siberian Express), EISENLAGER (In·s·tal·la·ti·on).


Steam touring

Episode 588

It's the dream of many people from western states: riding the Trans-Siberian Express. It's quite a journey, usually starting in Moscow running all along Southern Russia, sometimes touching China, over to Krasnojarsk far east. Actually, asking local people using this train, they do not understand how one can ride it "for fun". It's not the most comfortable journy and takes days from one end to the other. The view, though, is partially stunning and very unusual for western people. And, of course, it's kind of an adventure travelling this route seemingly forever. Now, on tonight's special edition I present the latest compilation by Legacy of Thought, focusing on this railway line. Here you will get tracks by Cosmic Cadence, AndAWan, Talking to Ghosts, Wane of Summer, Tolubai, Big Beech, BlauDisS and K37. Furthermore, you will get additional tracks from the past by Johan Agebjörn (The Mountain Lake) and Tangerine Dream (Views From A Red Train).


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