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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).
The sound that never ends on
This was quite an eventful week, dear friends in music. Quite a lot of heat on the job, which lead to lots of talking, and the same on private side, with planning and supporting. In other news, a new set of people were lifted to the Internation Space Station. Not just some rich dudes going up for taking selfies with earth, but real scientists doing several months of hard work and research in a not so earthly environment. Anyhow, this gives the perfect setting for some ambient sounds on the show, which I obviously have. And it's themed as well, fittingly to space and beyond. Enjoy wonderful tracks by Vangelis (Juno to Jupiter), Ambient Indigo, Cosmic Cadence, Big Beech, Tolubai, Ambient Light, Time Away (Alien Oceans), Synestia (Ambient Online Compilation: Volume 14), Joerg Dankert (Beyond), Steve Roach & Michael Stearns (Beyond Earth & Sky).
To soundly go, where no musician has gone before on
So this was a week with ups and downs, so I was undecided about what music to choose. Well, defintely more speed than last time, but not too fast and still relaxing. Isn't it strang how the way you feel sometimes reflects in the music? And sometimes it is the complete opposite? So maybe one is stressed, then listening to some ambient might help. Or rather some progressive sounds to match being agitated? Well, whatever style you choose, make sure it is great music by excellent musicians. Like the ones we have on the show tonight presenting to you such great tunes. Join me to listen to tracks by MikeKSmith (Twisty), Twofish (At least a hundred fingers), Wane of Summer (Alien Oceans), Roberto Sass (You Gotta Hold Me Tight), Serge Bardot (Cicada 17 Requiem: Brood X 4), Telefís (Mister Imperator), Carl Weingarten (A Fistful of Dust), Mars Lasar (Coastal Escape), Cousin Silas & Glove Of Bones (The Emporium Artists Project Volume 18 Collab Special Part D), Stan Dart (MurInsel Vol. 4).
Just the mix you need on
Well, the commercial break for the year has started. Black Friday. Cyber Week. Cyber Monday. Whatever they call it offering thousands of unnecessary products for allegedly the lowest prices. Are you in? Well, I can definitely withstand all this... oh, some cheap VST offerings, where is my mon... erm... Now, there are some offers one cannot resist, can you? What is it about this psychological thing that one buys stuff, if it seems cheap, which you otherwise would not think you need? Is it the hunter from stone age inside each of us? I don't know. But, please, if you find some name your price offerings, like you will hear on tonight's edition, think about whether you can afford to leave some coins. The artists will thank you with more great music. Like given to us by Roman Ridder (Ether), Colin Rayment (Evolving Forms), Dharvol (Through the Neverending Side of Silence), Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder (Raumzeit Festival Digital), Chuck van Zyl (21st Anniversary - Part 2), Bob Hedger.
Check these sounds, mate! On
Wow! Is it 600 already? What a journey. Who would have thought the podcast would last that long back in the days? No big deal this time, though. Just the realization of an idea I carried along for quite some time. A special with music from soundtracks. But, of course, not that I pick my favourite movie composers for syndae. And there are quite some great ones, like John Williams, Howard Shore, Tan Dun, Blake Neely, Michael Nyman, and many more. No, with exception of the first, all of them have their roots in electronic music. So go on and pick your movie position and listen in to great tracks by Hans Zimmer & Steve Mazzaro (Army of Thieves), Thorsten Quaeschning (Cargo), Thilo Rex (The Dominoe Principle), Klaus Schulze (Angst), Christopher Franke (Babylon 5 Vol. 1), Vangelis (Blade Runner), Tangerine Dream (Great Wall of China), Michael Stearns (Baraka), Paul Haslinger (Underworld), Jean-Michel Jarre (Oxygène).
Welcome to the sound palace on
Being an all-time fan of electronic sounds and music, and actively experimenting himself since the late 1980s, in tonight's special edition of syndae you will get an interview with Berlin artist Bernhard Wöstheinrich, also known as The Redundant Rocker and his collaboration with Markus Reuter as centrozoon. His music has been with syndae since the beginning. And with the release of issue 50 of his Materiaal series right to this date, it is time for an interview with this multi talent. Besides some insights and information about his work, you will get related music tonight with tracks by centrozoon (eisprung), Bernhard Wöstheinrich (Studio Session 20210730), Bernhard Wöstheinrich & Tim Motzer (Live at Radio RSD), TaboTago (Sessions 007 / Shifting Heads), Popol Vuh (Affenstunde).
The redundant interview on
Wow, what a crazy final working week. Oh, yes, I am on vacation from next week on. Only, like I am now working in home office, I will also do vacation in home office. But that's fine, as I do not go and see sea or climb hills or strive a forest, I simply need some rest. How about you? What will you be doing the next two weeks? Still working? Going on a journey? Whatever you plan, syndae will be there with you with no pause at all. As a closer for this years working season (at least for me) this will be a final chill out edition for 2021. Well, 2021 also needs to chill out and hopefully 2022 will be a bit "more normal" again. We will see. For tonight, enjoy some quality sounds by Nicholas Gunn (Beautiful Mind), Anna B May, Xavion (A Brand New Day), KUBA (Analogue Sympathy), Eagle (Synth. Music) (Rogue Planet), Suriya (Raumzeit Festival Digital), Ivan Black (The Wounded Angel), Valentich (Martin Christie Presents Electronic Music Travels), Nattefrost (When Every Cage is Empty), Stan Dart.
Happy Chillmas on
Throughout their history, people have built many traditions. One of them is being celebrated this time of year, if one follows a constituent religion. Nowadays, many people celebrate this season as well, seeing it as a family time holiday. Well, what ever your take on these days is, tonight you will get to experience music which is hopefully providing the right mood for community and being together. Enjoy lovely and easy tunes by Ronald Van Deurzen (Imaginations), Janet Noguera (Fall Flight), Fiona Joy Hawkins (Christmas Softly), Eamonn Karran (Summer Flight), Ivan Teixeira (Rebirth), Magnus Josefsson (Acid Air), Jill Haley (Wrapped In Light), Jim Ottaway, Robin Guthrie (Pearldiving), Steve Orchard (Enchanted Autumn), Axess (Raumzeit Festival Digital).
Go easy on keys with
How was 2021 to you? For me, it held quite a pile of surprises on its menu, negative as well as positive. While this is simply life happening, one thing stays steady with me and also acts as a kind of pillar for me: syndae. It is does act as both a compass and a vent, giving me the opportunity to reflect my emotional state as well as give something to you, whenever you like to listen and experience music from other places. Hope we will meet again, in sound at least, next year. Until then, enjoy the past being pushed out with rolling drums. Thus, tonight with dancable music by Sven Phalanx (Klangtherapie Remixes), Maralewo (Obmonac), VOSM (Modular Cuisine), Bassoniq (Ringworld), Stan Dart (MurInsel Vol. 4), Dayflight (Raumzeit Festival Digital), Joao Ceser (Orto.Brz), ELEON (Cafe Chill), Bit Cloudy (Energy Giant), TNT (Midnightradio Compilation 108), Sepslow (Faryar).
Happy new beats on
Welcome to 2022. Although, this edition is rather a look back to the end of last year which left many saddened as we lost Sylvia Sommerfeld to another realm. She and her persevering work on supporting the electronic music scene will be greatly missed. This show is dedicated to her, not to spread sorrow, but to honor her and inspire anyone to follow your hearts in what you are doing as intense as she did. There will be mostly traditional style music tonight, with tracks by Loom (The Tree Hates The Forest), Stefan Erbe (Breathe), Unisphere (Endless Endeavor), Sequential Dreams (Star Lost), Michael Brückner (midnightradio compilation 108), Wöstheinrich, Lankow & von Garnier (The Wilhelmshagen Sessions 20210917), Lisa Bella Donna (Appalachian Wilderness).
Whatever inspires you most on
We are off into a night full of wonders this time, listening to some quite chilled and no-sweat tunes. Why? Because I felt like it. It's kind of like life which currently offers so many facets from joy to sadness, from fun to stupidity, from ignorance to love. Yeah, I am bit on a philosophical trip tonight. No wonder, as these are strange times and the world is getting crazier each day. Luckily, there always are cool guys out there producing so fantastic sounds and scapes to listen to. So join me for a great show where my guests are Cosmic Noise Crew (Twelfth Listen), Zero Cult & Unhide, Potlatch and Eguana (Lofi Grill, Vol. 1), Клет (1984? Нет!), Sense (Grey Sky Dub), Globular (Long Grass for Small Frogs), Anna B May (Into The Woods (Remixes)), Synth.NL (Time Travel), illocanblo (Habitat), Flavour & Rune (Happy Birthday Mister Camembert!).
Dipped into sound with
Is your area also plastered with roadworks? We have some building spots that already last for more than 3 years. And I am talking about roadworks not some airport. Soon they will lock down the main road where I live, so I have to detour about 5 minutes or so to get to my doctor appointments. Good heavens, 10 more minutes of my life time wasted on the road not doing anything. Ok, well, I waste much more time on other occasions, but that's not the point. Or is it? Am I ranting about some short detour? Well, seems I need some rest harder than I thought. So here it comes with serene and relaxing tracks by Time Away & Athinaniki (Age of Water), Ambiente Solstice (Living Water), Konrad Paulsen (Atem), Eisenlager (Midnightradio Compilation 109), Imaginary Landscape (Undiscovered Landscapes), Forrest Fang (Forever Cascade), Peter Phippen (Into the Ancient), Volker Lankow (Ephemerality), Veil of Alchemy (Midnightradio Compilation 109).
Music not meant for driving at
Do you know the saying that a dog and its owner very often do look alike? Well, sometimes the music I choose for a show does actually match the state of my mind. Well, not quite. As the music would be even more chaotic than the one you will get on this edition. It's still turbulent enough to reflect my state of mind. It was quite an eventful week workwise and on the private side as well. And the upcoming week will be not less of a mess. On the other hand, there is beauty in chaos. And the more in the tracks you will get to listen tonight with music by niteffect (Non-existent Substances), ModReaktor (Martin Christie Presents Electronic Music Travels), Holle Mangler (Tales From A Fairyworld (Part 1)), Hollywood Burns (The Age of the Saucers), preston.outatime (Mirror Radius), Synth.NL (Time Travel), Scanglobe (Industrial Sunrise), synaptyx (An Ever Expanding Collection of Eclectic Covers and Free Stuff in General), 4T Thieves (Electronic March of the Llamas), Zergon (Dolos), Stefan Erbe (Raumzeit Festival Digital).
Rollicking adventures in sounds at
So this is a somewhat joyful week. Also, some things don't work out, others do the better. And as I am feeling quite lucky at the moment, the music will go a bit more vibey as well. What does it mean? I don't know. Listen for yourself. In other news, the Schallwelle Award ceremonies will take place in a month. Planned as a live-in-person event. And I am back with the team, which is quite exciting. Yes, I did not advertise much, but you know anyway, don't you? Where was I, ah, yes, nice vibes in sound and sequence on tonight's edition. Enjoy music by Bertrand Loreau (Let the Light Surround You), Ivan Black (Sometimes I Listen To The Pattern), Hollan Holmes (Emerald Waters), Amin (Sadhana), Kellerkind Berlin (Way out...), DTime and MindPhaser (Midnightradio Compilation 109), Sequential Dreams (Star Lost).
Welcome to vibe nation at
When I was in school, history lessons where of the least interesting to me. Was it the teachers? Was it the stuff? However, nowadays history fascinates me. Especially if presented well and understandable and giving some context to why things have become as they are. One of the mysterious eras definitely is the age of the Aztecs and their world of gods. Well, actually any of the native American civilizations are fascinating and seem much more cultivated than many of those from Europe in that time. So you will find the first half of this edition focuses on Aztec Gods with music by Wane of Summer, Progeny-1, Talking to Ghosts, Roberto Sass, and Ambient Indigo (Aztec Gods). This is followed by several great new and recent releases by Andreas Davids & Sven Phalanx (Space Ambient Pop), Craig Padilla & Marvin Allen (35), Steve Roach (Zones, Drones & Atmospheres), Wellengärtner (Do Bumblebees Dream?).
Music for gods at