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Some of you might have read about the dilemma for syndae regarding music licensed via the rights collective GEMA. They changed the license in a way that I can no longer have music on the show that is licensed by many such organizations all around the globe. This includes some well known artists in electronic music. I am still looking for a solution to this, as it would be a pity for the show, the artists and you as listener. Maybe there is no solution? Well, I am open for suggestions. So let me know, if you have an idea how to handle this issue. Tonight's edition is save, though. All the music is by independent artists who publish their music via netlabels. Yes. It's the first about the Netlabel Day. To calm down from the licensing shock, I chose rather ambient tracks. But, you know, even ambient is quite diverse. So have a great time with music by Harueda Mizu (Desert Song), Teeth of Divine (ReAct I: ReGenesis), Enrico Falbo (Planktón), Whaltthisney (Thisintoxica), Skeleton Hand (Dumb Sounds Vol 4 (Green)).
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And the thinking goes on how to handle the change in licensing. Would be OK to have syndae as stream only? How do you listen to syndae? Do you download and listen later? Do you listen via the website? Or some other way? Let me know. Either in comments or by mail. I am currently looking at Mixcloud, which I use as second channel for a while now. Do you know it? Any experiences you can share? Let me know! But let's get back to the music. Netlabel day special part 2 tonight, with more cool free music. Many artists published music that day, not all of them suitable for syndae. Last week we had the quiet ones. This time, it's the rhythmic edition with excellent tracks by D_Smoker (Hot Trax), Olympic (Pequeño Cosmos), Jack_Plug (Rehacer), pl8 (Special Tape Compilation), SMOK (Brain Damage), Terranigma (Access Frame: Equity).
Stream on with
Do you know the term filter bubble? It's quite a phenomenon of modern times. Not only do you build your social environment with people you have lots in common. But modern technology, like search engines and social media, analyse you and your preferences. This way, mostly things are brought to your attention, which you like and which correspond to your views. It's nearly impossible to escape your own bubble nowadays, especially with artificial intelligence being everywhere for your benefit. Quite astounding. So, if you want to know of things outside your filter bubble, to get to know different views, always be open to others and other opinions. Oh, do not mistake this as a call to "wake up". Not every statement counts as an opinion. As well as science not being a question of believe. But I am trailing off. Tonight's edition is one of those to break your bubble. Namely the one of your listening habits. Join me for half an hour of really interesting and cool tracks by Pandacetamol (A Different Place), Tomoroh Hidari (小さな夢達), Jack Hertz (Artificial), radium88 (Until the last leaf falls), AnalogX, and Record of Tides (Black Album).
Colourful ear treatment on
Yes, the die is cast. This is the very first edition of syndae that is streaming only. I hope you are still enjoying the show. Its full description with all bling bling will still be on syndae.de, including a player framed via Soundcloud. But you will also find the podcast on Mixcloud. And maybe still fed into iTunes, if I did that one right (let me know if I didn't). Anyway, I want to use this edition to say thanks to some of my friends and supporters, who not only are musicians but label owners and otherwise helping me with making syndae known to the world out there. It's a great honor to have you all in my social bubble, and I couldn't do it without your help. So a big thanks, just before syndae goes on a one week break to take a rest from all this collective rights business. I hope you enjoy tonight's music as much as I do. Here you will find tracks by Stefan Erbe (Nachtlichter), Time Away (Alien Invasion), moonbooter (Both Sides of the Moon), David Wright + Stephan Whitlan (The Reflecting Sky), Jim Ottaway (Skies Rain Down).
It's all yours on
Back in the studio and ready to go all in with fresh and new music. And we get rolling with some really intense stuff for mind and body alike. Luckily when spending some time in a rather relaxing area of Germany, I missed out on a second heat wave at my home. Which left me completely relaxed and empowered for the second half of 2020, one of the most chaotic years of my life so far. How about you? Comment below on social or soundcloud, what do you think of 2020? And of course, to loosen up and free your mind, first listen to the excellent contributions by All the Morphic Oceans (Forms: IDM Volume 1), Robert Elster (Endless Observations), Roberto Sass (Alien Invasion), Miopec (Wet Desert), All Shall be Well (Zwartgroen).
Pure aural invasion on
And suddenly summer is gone. At least at my place, where temperatures dropped from the thirties to under twenty. I'm not that sad about the temperatures, but the world simply is more beautiful with some sun in it. Seeing all that green glowing, within trees and lawn and fields, seeing all the colours reflecting the sun beams as if there is some kind of competition on who is brightest. Simply wearing a shirt outside (and pants, you naughty people), no jacket required. And then there is the daylight starting early and staying long. But fear not, summer will be back one day and those other three terms are not too bad either. But, hey, let's get the beauty and colour back for tonight, with all the wonderful tracks on this show by Fiona Joy Hawkins (Moving Through Worlds), Erik Wøllo & Michael Stearns (Convergence), Holland Phillips (A Momentary Pause), Adrian Earnshaw, Adam Balusik (presah), Sherry Finzer & Chris Jacome (Soul Español).
When one sun goes down another one rises on
This was a strange past week. My thoughts got a bit dizzy at work, maybe doing to many things in parallel. So tonight's edition is full of excellent music that makes my brain focus only on the sound of electronic music at it's best. Meanwhile, on facebook I asked for what people would think of making the show one full hour in length. Quite positive response to date. But, of course, you listeners should have a say. Let me know by commenting on social media or soundcloud or mixcloud or by sending an e-mail. Would you like 60 minutes of syndae? is it too much at once? I'm not sure about the format though, but with the license being cleared it could be done. For now, enjoy the compact half hour treat presenting cool tracks by Sylvain Carel (Sunrise on Panipat), Sensory++ (Exoversum), Klangzaun, Jingoba Electric (So Far), Sverre Knut Johansen (Dreams Beyond).
Living the flow on
There are several reasons for tonight's edition being a rather quiet and ambient one. For once, I need a resting point, as the past days I did not sleep that well. Second, I just learned that a musical idol of mine passed away last weekend. You all know how fond I am of John Kerr. Especially, as his The Seed inspired me to do The Sound of Syndae CD. Now he is gone. And I was very lucky to get to know him personally on some occasions. A gentle, positive and, of course, very talented man. I think, tonight's show could be seen very fitting, closing with one of his wonderful tracks from Norland. Before that, you will get to hear mostly peaceful music by Ivan Black (Faces Merging), Forrest Fang (The Book of Wanderers), Liquid Mind (Liquid Mind XIII: Mindfulness), Alessandro Barbanera (Haunted Houses), Serena Gabriel ft. Steve Roach (Inanna's Dream), Iyari (Hozro), BlueMonk & Michael Whalen (Karmic Dreams).
Light weight movements on
Usually, syndae is a pure instrumentl show. Ok, sometimes I do have tracks with lyrics for events. But tonight, there is no event to announce. These days rarely is. Nevertheless, I decided to break my rule and have some synth, some pop, some new age stuff on this edition. Just for fun. And I also try a different format of the show, so you actually get two times 30 minutes instead of one hour. Sounds strange? Well, it is. Part 1, the Air part, will be the moderated one. So it's half an hour like you got before with fresh and current music. And if you decide to stop there, feel free to do so. The second part, the Play part, will be an in the mix section. I first let you know what you will be listening to, and then we go off for a cool ride. There will be tracks from albums published way back up to the early ages of ambient and electronic. So for some it will be a good memory, a reminder or simply some quite old stuff to get to know. Let me know in the comments what you think of this format. Feedback is always welcome. But let's get into tonights treats. In the Air part you will get tracks by The String Theory (The Los Angeles Suite), Andawan (Alien Invasion), Obsqure (Cloud 9), Deep Imagination (In My Memory), Ananta Govinda ft. Will Calhoun (Mirror of Desire), Julian Shah-Tayler (Evolution). In the Play part I have Schiller ft. Heppner (Leben), Vile Electrodes (The Future Through a Lens), Rygar (Italo Disco Spacesynth Collection), Laserdance (Future Generation), Koto (Greatest Hits and Remixes), Hypnosis (Italo Disco Spacesynth Collection).
Say no more but listen to
On we go with another hour of cool and fresh music, accompanied by some really awesome tracks from the past. And it's all full in traditional electronic music this time, with lots of sequences and soundscapes to relish. And I tell you what, there is something fascinating in this repetitive but slowly growing style which gets me again and again. Of course, it might be a reason that I am a child of the 80s where this style of music had some kind of golden age. It still rocks ... well, wrong term musically. The newer takes on Berlin School and influenced genres all add something own and modern to it. And still, listening to the good aged tracks, it all feels quite timeless. But listen for yourself to the marvellous tracks by TaboTago (Simulacron), Michael Brückner (Footprints), Wolfproject, Bouvetøya (The Fiction Makers), Thaneco (Journey to Ithaca Vol.1), Frank Specht (Sebastian im Traum), VoLt (HjVi).
Winding up to the top at
Oh boy, I am full of energy at the moment. Spiked up by a short trip to the sea. And although it’s a quite lengthy trip, it’s definitely worth smelling and breathing the salty air. Yeah, I know, it’s not the best time for travels, but at least one gets some different sights and fuels up. One of the best audible things at the sea are its waves, pounding in a constant rhythm at the beach. and what is in it for you? Well, you get a beat full of sounds tonight, which may be borderline or further into dance music. Hence, get up on your feet and start wobbling with tracks by Dohnavùr (You Can and You Shall), K37 (Alien Invasion), Progeny-1 (Alien Invasion), Cosmic Kingsnake (Ad Astra), Andy Morello (Collateral Fluxus of Imaginary Thoughts), Deto And Gleam (Archives), Horror House (Tiempos Mejores), Wormhole (Hot Trax), Element4 (Monotony in Motion).
Muscle food at
There is a bunch of shows for finding great, wonderful, super, hyper, next star singers. Not that I follow those shows or ever hear about the winners of them. But, where is the "Next Top Composer" show? Or a "Instrumentalists Have Talent" program? Well, just wondering. Would you be interested in such a show? A kind of competition for composers or instrument talents or actually to find new "stars"? Or do you think they would only server the same popular music styles as other shows? Leave a comment with syndae's channels. Or don't and simply relish the non-tv talents providing such great music and which you will always find via syndae. And there is a bunch of them on this edition, brand new stuff and great old treats by Wellenfeld (The Journey of Voyager 1), Substan (Requiem for a Neural Network), All Notes Off (Rise and Decay), Optionica (Biomechanics), Organic Prizmo (Eighth Listen), Dlaivison (Aeon), F.D. Project (Time to Remember), TK (Vertigo), Peru (Forlian).
Uncasted talents at
Quietness in my job? No traffic on the roads? No. Just the need for some serenity has driven me to relish some cool ambient music and share it with you on tonight's edition. It's this time again, and it's always a great idea to give one's mind a rest from the outer world and contemplate, fetch up with all the thoughts wandering in one's mind. And maybe create some new and unexpected ideas. Maybe the sounds and noises to be heard can tickle your neurons to make new connections or revive some long forgotten ones. Have a wonderful and peaceful time with tracks by Time Being (An Ocean Of Time), Seramind (Embedsave), Sam Rosenthal & Projekt Artists (Tim, where are you now?), A.D.S.R. (UNO), Janne Hanhisuanto (Icescapes), Time Away (Gehenna), Swartz (Nighttide), Alnocys (Alnocys 2).
Get enlightened with
Yes, I know. Everyone's jumping on the Halloween train these days. Well, so will I. Because there is such a great dedicated compilation by Legacy of Thought, I had to pick this up. And also I found more tracks, which are more or less suitable for this occasion. It's not one genre alone tonight, but very much some rather dark sides of electronic music paired with ambient segments. So, best to put your masks (or rather headphones) on and take some deep listening time to the excellent and frightening tracks by Stefan Erbe (Breathe), Myth and Ivan Black (Gehenna), Ombra Obscvra (La Nit Eterna), Otarion (Prayer from the Deep), Kliment (Eastern Depths IV), Corticem (Planetarium), Rïcïnn (Nereïd), RoboKnob (Eastern Depths IV), Dan Terminus (Last Call For All Passengers).
Scores for scary times on
What a week! Especially nerve wracking for all hour friends in the US. For whatever happens next, I only hope the best for you guys over there. So all the right reasons to relax a bit and clear one's mind for all the things coming up. Tonight, you will get treats in harmony and melodic sounds, easy listening material for the soul's pleasure. So, if you feel in need of some chilling but cheering tunes, this is the place. Or if you simply like great and beautiful music, join in and listen to the wonderful tracks by Divine Matrix (Beachcombing), Robert Fox (House Of Chimes), Kevin Keller (The Front Porch of Heaven), Roberto Sass (Equinox), Deep Imagination (My Silent Celebration), Chris Field (Beneath The Sun), Mike Clay (Imaginary Edges), BlueMonk & Michael Whalen (Karmic Dreams), Evenfall (Monsoon Winds), Leaving Richmond (Visions), Richard Souther (Waiting in the Wings).
Exhilaratingly relaxing on