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syndae - episode 547

Post by treibklang » Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:00 pm

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Thinking about tonight's edition, I thought about the term chill out and where it comes from. I could think of some situation, where you are getting hot because of anger or being uptight about something. Then you need to chill out, i.e. cool down. But I could not find any evidence to that origin. The general meaning though is to calm down and relax. And it's quite a young phrase, some claim it's from the 1970s, others put it to the 1980s. Well, if you know more about the origin of "chill out", let me know in the comments on social media or send me a message or mail. What I found interesting though and did not know before, to chill out also means to spend time with your friends. And that's perfectly fitting for syndae, spending time with all of you to listen to fantastic music by Eleon feat. Jeff Pearce (Chillscapes Vol. 1), Der Waldläufer (Daolai), Stefan Erbe (Breathe), Wellenfeld (The Journey of Voyager 1), Ivan Black (The Skirmish), D-Echo Project (Flavour), Rose (Quarantine in Warm), moonbooter (Beyond the Neon Lights), Rombreaker (Summer Pain), Toffo (The Matter of Life), In Vitro (Modulandi).

May the chill be with us on
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syndae - episode 548

Post by treibklang » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:00 pm

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It was a dark night in the 1970s, when some mysterious guy opened up a music studio in a Berlin school to enable freaky drug addicts to play music using instruments powered by electricity ... Nah, it wasn't. But would make a nice story about the origins of this style of music, nowadays often known (or confused) with sequencer driven electronic music. Berlin School, one of the earliest main sources for the then famous and new electronic music scene, actually has its roots in Berlin. We all know its pioneers like Klaus Schulze, Edgar Froese, Christopher Franke, Günter Schickert, Manuel Göttsching, Dieter Moebius, Michael Rother, ... Well, and many more. It was originally an exploration of these new kind of instruments and what one could accomplish using them for sound creation. There definitely are some variations on Berlin School, some when reviving the old 70s style in the early 90s and bringing it up to date with new developments in technology and musical experience. And, yet again, younger and current artists are picking up the scents and bring it back to modern life. Now, this is not meant as a history podcast, but to relish the music. Enjoy the modern way of Berlin-ish school music with tracks by Klangzaun, Mythos (Berliner Schule Sequencing), Däcker (Pareidolia), Cloudwalk (Realm of Jupiter), Nations of the Reverbs (Fractures), Steve Roach (Tomorrow).

Keyed for happiness on
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syndae - episode 549

Post by treibklang » Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:00 pm

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Yay, it's Black Friday! So what could I give you for this money saving day? Hey, I give a 50% rebate on this episode. So you will get one hour of fantastic music with only half as many talkovers than usual for free. Isn't that something? Oh, well. Are you on shopping tour today? Hunting the best sales deal out there? So, I was curious, where the phrase came from. It seems rather mundane to refer to the massive crowd that built up on the day after Thanksgiving, opening the Christmas shopping season. No interesting story in there, really. What is interesting though, and actually exciting, is the excellent music you will find on this edition. So put on your headphones or turn up your amplifier for great sounds provided by Time Traveler (Sky Falter), Ron Boots & Synth.nl (BorkHavn), Stefan Erbe (Breathe), Primal Scapes (Entertain), Curious Inversions (Requiem for a Neural Network), and Christopher J. Wray (Berlin).

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syndae - episode 550

Post by treibklang » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:00 pm

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From day one on, Bernd Scholl aka moonbooter was present on syndae. By that time, nobody could imagine how long this podcast would last. And now its edition 550, and we still have thes how, and we still have Bernd as regular guest. In tonight's special edition, we will talk about his brand new album, about his label, the situation for him and artists in general in these demanding times and more. And of course, you will get fantastic music in tracks by moonbooter (Beyond the Neon Lights), Wellenfeld (The Journey of Voyager 1), Faber (Floating Waves), Harald Nies (The Flow of Energy), and Frank Duval (If I Could Fly Away).

The past is future on
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syndae - episode 551

Post by treibklang » Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:00 pm

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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).

Some place to pause on
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syndae - episode 552

Post by treibklang » Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:00 pm

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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).

Candle light sounds on
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syndae - episode 553

Post by treibklang » Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:00 pm

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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).

New times sounding right on
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syndae - episode 554

Post by treibklang » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:00 pm

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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).

Unlucky at dice, lucky in sounds with
https://www.syndae.de/episodes/932-episode-554

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Re: syndae - episode 547

Post by Corvid59 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:26 am

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Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:00 pm
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Thinking about tonight's edition, I thought about the term chill out and where it comes from. I could think of some situation, where you are getting hot because of anger or being uptight about something. Then you need to chill out, i.e. cool down. But I could not find any evidence to that origin. The general meaning though is to calm down and relax. And it's quite a young phrase, some claim it's from the 1970s, others put it to the 1980s. Well, if you know more about the origin of "chill out", let me know in the comments on social media or send me a message or mail. What I found interesting though and did not know before, to chill out also means to spend time with your friends. And that's perfectly fitting for syndae, spending time with all of you to listen to fantastic music by Eleon feat. Jeff Pearce (Chillscapes Vol. 1), Der Waldläufer (Daolai), Stefan Erbe (Breathe), Wellenfeld (The Journey of Voyager 1), Ivan Black (The Skirmish), D-Echo Project (Flavour), Rose (Quarantine in Warm), moonbooter (Beyond the Neon Lights), Rombreaker (Summer Pain), Toffo (The Matter of Life), In Vitro (Modulandi).

May the chill be with us on
https://www.syndae.de/episodes/925-episode-547

Yours, Stefan
It was merely the rooms to relax during early 90's E; fuelled madness. Of course it was used as a phrase beforehand but for electronic music, its mostly from there. The Orb ( DJ Alex patterson mainly) were one of the first and best. System 7; another fave. Even the wonderful KLF did an album called Chill Out. Cauty was a big fan.
British Northern Soul Allnighters which i have been attending to for many decades always had a room to sit and chill in. This goes right back to the 60's and Mods.
I'd still stick to the very late 80's early 90's as applied to electro music.

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syndae - episode 555

Post by treibklang » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:00 pm

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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).

Aural healing power at
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Post by treibklang » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:00 pm

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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).

Taking the good vibe tour at
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syndae - episode 557

Post by treibklang » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:00 pm

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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).

Live becomes visual with
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syndae - episode 558

Post by treibklang » Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:00 pm

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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).

Evening the odds at
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syndae - episode 559

Post by treibklang » Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:00 pm

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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).

On a mellow ride at
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syndae - episode 560

Post by treibklang » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:00 pm

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No time to chill. This was a beating week work wise, and tonight's edition will simply reflect that. I am still energized, so why stop now? There is a weekend up to chill and rest. Sometimes, I simply need some strong soundwaves beating me up and treat my body like a resonator. Ah, well, doesn't make sense, does it? When do you need some louder and harder music? Let me know in the comments. And while thinking about it, why don't you simply join in for a powerful ride with fantastic tracks by Andy Morello & Duscio (Electricults), Information Ghetto (Magnetic Position), Aleckat (Dusty Remixes), Multi Tul (Digital Family Vol.9), Nattefrost (Secrets of the Universe), Basscadet (Saciar), Cairo Braga & Mildmilk (The Library is Open, Vol. 2), Night Parrot (Midnightradio Compilation 101), Mabu and Felix von Montfort (Midnightradio Compilation 102).

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