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syndae - episode 445
Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:00 pm
I am not really into birthdays, but when it comes to the podcast anniversary, other dates of celebration pop up. Like the one by Klaus Schulze, which got celebrated by a tribute album, too. I'm also close to celebrate the weather turning milder, as me and my body are not made for hot temperatures. A big welcome to temperatures below 30 Celsius. Seems a good time to go party. Well, I kind of will for the release of the syndae CD, which will happen at Spaceworks in Hagen. I admit, it's a small location and occasion, but it's where it all started. The podcast's birthplace so to say. And I hope that some of you listeners will join me. But for tonight, let's celebrate with cool music brought to live by Klaus Schulze (Silhouettes), Ansgar Stock (In Love With the Moon), i-One (Singularity), Pharamond (Naturalis Historia), Sonic Chain (The Sound of Syndae).
Party with care on
syndae - episode 446
Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:59 pm
I am no historian in musical instruments, but I would assume that percussive instruments are some of the oldest on earth. It seems so natural to me to simply start with a rhythm by tapping fingers. Before music, such beats could surely be useful for longer distance communication purposes. Drums surely came in with rites and were always good for some dancing. I usually prefeer a bit more complex, unusal and variation rich drum and percussion sequences. But on some occasions, straight forward beats do a good job of clearing my head. Well, tonight's edition will go for the latter so you may get up and move your body. Have drum fun with tracks by Liveloula & Atrus (Liveloula & Friends), Johanna von Pfeife (Devotional Dreaming), MegaHast3r (Rendering Again), Matti T (Colors), In Vitro (Transdimensional Woods), and Stan Dart (The Sound of Syndae).
In the beat of the night on
syndae - episode 447
Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:00 pm
Another week has past and preparations for the syndae CD premiere are progressing. This week, the real thing arrived at my doorstep, two big packs of freshly printed CDs! So they will be readied for shipping soon, several things still to be finished up. Actually, only two weeks to the Spaceworks event in Hagen, where you can come by and grab The Sound of Syndae. All this action deserves some rest. Which I also realized in creating this edition of the podcast. It's more to the ambient side of electronica, maybe with fractions of soundtrack feeling, too. Have a soothing listen with tracks by David Wright (Stranger Days), Eko Fisk (Hypnagogia), Markus Reuter (Live in Pomona 2016), Wolfproject, moonbooter (EVIL 18DE), That Horologe Machinery Divine (The Sound of Syndae).
Written in tone on
syndae - episode 448
Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:00 pm
More than half a year of preparation and mailing and sorting out and organizing, tomorrow is the day of days, the release of The Sound of Syndae. It was such a great and time and exciting time. And I hope, you will like the result. One of the reasons I started syndae was to support electronic music and specifically the Electronic Circus festival run by my dear friends Hans-Hermann and Frank. Last year they celebrated the tenth edition of the festival and I am really happy for it to continue on this year. And a great line-up they have, too. So you will get tracks of all the artists to be seen live at the Circus on September 29th, who are Javi Cánovas (In this moment, in this place), Tiny Magnetic Pets (Pink/White), Harald Grosskopf (Synthesist), Thorsten Quaeschning (Cargo). And to sweeten the night, the closer will be a track from the syndae compilation by moonbooter (The Sound of Syndae).
The numbers of the feast on
syndae - episode 449
Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:00 pm
It was a great evening in Hagen last week, where I had the opportunity to present my syndae anniversary album The Sound of Syndae. I admit, it was a small event, but it was a very fine event. And, of course, Stefan Erbe gave an extraordinary concert in that cosy room, with an enthusiastic audience. I know, I know, it was mainly about the concert and just a tiny bit about my CD. A microscopically small step for mankind, but a giant leap for me. He he. Well, next event in line is the Electronic Circus, which I mentioned last week already. But I have more musical treats of that event for you tonight by Thorsten Quaeschning (Cargo) and Harald Grosskopf (Synthesist Reloaded). Moreover, there is new and noteworthy music on this show by Dr. Lum (Ethnostep 8), Uwe Reckzeh (Surreal Dreams), Biodiode (Mars Chronicles), Klangzaun.
Teeny weeny lucky stars on
syndae - episode 450
Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:00 pm
There are several ways to support electronic music in life. Of course, you should always go and buy the music you like on CD or as digital release, if you like listening to it. Most artists I have on my shows do not and cannot live from their music, but it would be tragic if they would stop publishing their highly inspiring music. Another way is to visit events where you can meet them and listen to them live. Yes, these are smaller events of a few hundered people at most. But this makes them even more special and worth visiting. Because they are smaller, it is crucial to let their organizers know you are comeing, best by purchasing a ticket in due time. To water your mouth for the upcoming E-Live, on this show you will get fantastic music by Wavestar II (Nightwinds), Baltes & Erbe (Electric Garden), P'Faun (sp'roque). And moreover I have a track of an all time master, Jean-Michel Jarre (Planet Jarre).
Prepare for live with
syndae - episode 451
Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:59 pm
So after the Electronic Circus, with all their stunning acts live on stage, I finally am back. Well, yes, I tuned out for some days vacating in beautiful Italy for a change. Mille grazie, Italia. It was great to have a short break, after finishing the CD and doing the Circus. Next up is E-Live in Oirschot, which already is next week on October 20th. Still time to book your trip and get tickets for the event. And therefore I have some news, too. First, P'Faun will bring their new album, live to stage and physical at Groove. And as a teaser a track on this edition of syndae. Several new releases have been announced to appear on the day of E-Live. One of them is the new album by Syndromeda, another by E-Tiefengrund, and there will be more. So while waiting for the big festival coming up, enjoy listening to P'Faun (Golden Peacock), Syndromeda (Eternal Destination), amd Picnicboy (Echoes).
Here be robots at
syndae - episode 452
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:00 pm
What an exciting time. Tomorrow is the third event to visit and present the Sound of Syndae CD. I've been to Oirschot before, several times, but it was never like this. And more than that there will be really cool acts on stage the whole day. I really hope to meet quite a lot of you guys to talk music. Ron Boots is doing a great job there over the past 20 or so years, with E-Live and E-Day being a beacon of the EM world. But let's check on tonight's edition of syndae, which will present some amazing music as well. And brand new stuff as well that just reached my hands. It's kind of action packed but far from technoid. Just get the volume right and have a joyful listen to Time Away & Myth (Dreaming of Other Worlds), Weldroid (End of Mission), Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell (Dystopia), Aevin (The Aftermath), Red Plane (Mask), and Audio Cephlon (Oumuamua).
Getting right to the core at
syndae - episode 453
Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:00 pm
After the festival is before the festival? Well, there are a bunch of concerts coming up, like BKS in Bad Sulza next weekend and Sound of Sky as well as Johannes Schmoelling the weekend after. But the next bigger station is on December 1st with the B-Wave festival. Where I also will be and have a combined stall with erbemusic. Well, time to give you some teasers for the event in form of tracks by Erik Wøllo (Threshold Point) and Pyramaxx (Distance) tonight. But, of course, there is more fresh music on this edtion. Fantastic music to be heard by Progeny -1 (Ancient Artisans), David Wright (Stranger Days), and Colisseum (Adventus).
Delicacies with bite at
syndae - episode 454
Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:02 pm
Having a cold isn't really too bad. But the downsize for me: it stole my voice. Well, instead of dropping this weeks edition, I employed a guest host for you. So you will meet George. Not a real person though, but a computer generated speaker. I remember back in the days, when computer voices sounded really bad, somewhat worse than mine at the moment. But nowadays, high-end generators can do wonders. Not that I could employ one. But free speakers are quite good today as well. And George was free, so thank you, George, for taking over for tonight. Not the longest speaking time though, as we only have three tracks on the show tonight, which are by Pollard, Daniel, Booth (Eight), Wolfgang Nachahmer (Eiszeit), and Kellerkind Berlin (Spinning Around Bits and Bytes).
Gorgeous sounds at
syndae - episode 455
Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:00 pm
Back from the voiceless here comes a reminder and announcer edition. There are quite some nice events coming up, like B-Wave in Belgium, which I mentioned last week. Another event I nearly overlooked is Electronic Music 3, which is up on November 24th, three weeks from now. Of course, Sound of Sky happens tomorrow parallel to Zeit with Schmoelling and Waters in Oirschot. Boy, busy weeks. And then there are new releases up, like Equinoxe Infinity by Jean-Michel Jarre, due 16th of November, and Andy Pickford's Objects & Expressions I. And that's where you will get tracks from tonight, starting with Michael Stearns ft. L. Subrarmaniam (Baraka), followed by Jean-Michel Jarre (Equinoxe Infinity) and Andy Pickford (Objects & Expressions I), and completing the show with Otarion (Under Surface) and Wellenfeld (Ten).
Highlights in a row at
syndae - episode 456
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:00 pm
So I sat on my couch looking outside, where the moon lit the neighbourhood, standing bright and full at the sky. This seems the best time to actually watch the stars above, with a clear sky and only a few lights soiling it. Great not to live in a big city, where even at night the air is glimmering of street and car lights. Might be even better futher in the fields. Do you like watching the stars? Thinking about it, they make one feel really small, tiny even. There is such a vast space out there, and we on earth are such an unimportant atomic piece to the universe. And being on this tiny little planet, people have nothing better to do than to fight each other for even less important things. With his edtion, let's take a little breath and rest from all this madness. Ambient is calling with tracks by HuuHaa (Frostient), Madhavi Devi (The Truth of Being), Jarguna and Friends (Trapped Vol. 2), Casimir Corona (An Occurrence in the Inverse Universe), and Fiona Joy Hawkins (Piano Peace).
Being above the crazyness at
syndae - episode 457
Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:01 pm
Is it the time of evolution? At least for some artists it seems to be. They slough their skin and appear in new garb, adding new and fascinating aspects and style elements to their music. Hence, you will hear cool and new music tonight, which might need some time to recognized the artist behind. And this is one of the reasons why I love this electronic music genre, it's so awesomely diverse, it never stands still in time, and still remains timeless when listening to tracks from earlier in history. You will geet all of this with the tracks by Stefan Erbe (Reflect), Progeny -1 (Ellipse), moonbooter (Groundcontrol), Pan Electric (Step Out), Rudolf Heimann (Trancefusion), Chris Gate (The Sound of Syndae).
Revealing a new self at
syndae - episode 458
Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:00 pm
Tomorrow I'll be on the road to Belgium, looking forward to great musical acts on stage and to meeting lots of electronic music fans. If you are there, don't forget to say Hi. Of course, I'll be there with Stefan Erbe joining his stall for presenting The Sound of Syndae, and Stefan will do some interviews for empulsiv, too. There is plenty to see and hear at the festival, the B-Wave organizers did a great job on that. But before I jump the road, with tonight's edition we celebrate the beauty in electronic music. Easy going and relaxing music before the heat goes on. With wonderful and brand new music, brought to us by Chronotope Project (Lotus Rising), Steve Orchard (Skyway), Sylvain Carel (Talisman), alucidnation (Paracosmic), Gavino Morreti (The Corn Mother), and Reskimus.
Food for fantasy at
syndae - episode 459
Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:56 pm
Back from Belgium with a bag full of CDs and a brain full of nice experiences, meeting up with friends and artists of the electronic music scene. It was a wonderful festival with cool and fresh music, and my last music event for quite some time. Winter is up in the northern hemisphere. And also some festive days with lots of delicious treats. Well, if you are not into candy bars and chocolate santa, maybe you like the treats I have on this show. Very traditional tonight with brand new music by Michael Brückner (During a Lull and Other Tales), Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder (Live @ B-Wave), Bernhard Wöstheinrich (Elsewhere), and Anantakara (Momentum Lapses).
Working on sweet things at