Lighten up

Our garden is still sprinkled with piles of leaves, although autumn is nearly gone over here. Frosty nights do their parts in ending this colorful time. What I love about it, is the peacefulness, going towards the final quarter of the lifecycle which in a last effort blooms up for ones eye. Well, duh, not that I am in the least romantic. Just like the view. And there is an equivalent in music, which is quiet as well, ambient in general. So here it comes, to please your mind and ears, in form of tracks by I.N.Kh.E. (Solstice), Owann (Eternal Return), Weingarten-Charlton (Where There is Light), Spiral Vremeni & Pleroma Orchestra (Point: Cape Fligely. Part 2. Night), DigitalSimplyWorld (Sounds of Autumn), Øystein Jørgensen (Midnight Radio Compilation 77), Lingua Lustra (Slow Time), and Markus Reuter (Live in Pomona 2016).


Finely ground sound

It's Advent season for some religions. Fairy lights and illuminated stars sprout up out of nowhere, surely to fight the darker time of the year. What does this mean for syndae? Well, it means more great and melodic music treats are up for your listening pleasure. Tonight, I have a regular one hour full of such music, so take your time, join me for some really cool stuff presented in form of tracks by 4T Thieves (The Black Sea & The Digital Lagoon), Matthew Stewart (A World Bathed in Sunlight), Mind.Divided (Midnight Radio Compilation 76), Ashterra and Keiss & Lwpss (Tunguska EMS - Point: BTA), Janne Hanhisuanto (Sleepless), Tony Byrne, MTA Lab (Synthetica), Lee Williams, Shaping Mind, Miriam Christina, Lutz Thuns (Friends of Ambient 18), and Aleks Michalski (Interplay).


Aural presents

A festival of new material, that's what one could call this edition of syndae. Many of the albums you will hear from are right time for christmas season, if you celebrate it and make gifts. If not, well, you can still make gifts to yourself and others by getting hold of one or more of these albums and those still to come. Howsoever, of one thing I am sure, all the music you hear on syndae is a gift to someones ears and mind. And I am grateful for all those artists putting their inspirations to sound. Like the ones on this show, who are Stefan Erbe (The Freedom of Movement), Jean-Michel Jarre (Oxygene 3), Pete Ardron (Unexpected Pleasures), Glenn Main (Tribute to Jean-Michel Jarre), Johan Tronestam (Arthur Went Above the Clouds), WellenVorm (Petrified Forest), and Michael Brückner (Trois Briques).


Ignoring limits

Here I am, up for some fun to clear my mind of the miserable and cold weather. Hence, beats are up, ladies and gentlemen, with some nice rides back to the 1980s, well, sound wise, as the tracks are all current and modern. And while the leaves are dropping fast in the northern hemisphere, tonight's show brings lots of sun-beams along, having exciting pieces by Stan Dart (Hometown Memories), Arcade Summer (Fastlane Fox EP), Dave Dinosour (The Lost Demo Collection), Deadlife (Hear the Living Dead / Compilation), DigitalSlumberParty (Midnight Radio Compilation 75), Dynatron (The Rigel Axiom), PanzerJagerV (The Primordial Dystopia), and Plumegeist (Ghoul Jacker).


Gems in sight

So this is it, normal time has us back on the European continent and it is getting dark very early nowadays. Good there is a nice podcast with some easy going music around that hopefully will lighten your evening for at least a short time, no? Well, it is always great to know you guys are joining me for a ride, and it's a joyful and laid-back one, with tracks by Andy Pickford (Adagiometry 3), Divine Matrix (Music for Space Travel), Das Blaue Palais (Welt am Draht), Plan Omega (Dodecachromia), Jan-Dirk Platek (And Soon We Will Collapse), Full Eclipse (Sampler Series 09.16), and Eagle (Midnight Radio Compilation 74).


This ain't no pumpkin

Are you up to start slow into the week or do you feel the need to ease your mind before it starts? This might be the show for you then, as we are giving it a quite ambient touch tonight. And it is not about Halloween, not at all, no frighting sounds or noises to make you scream. Honestly, why do some people not believe my words? Bad rep? Ok, no more promises, listen yourself to the wonderful tracks by Howard Givens & Madhavi Devi (Source of Compassion), Aleks Michalski (Interplay), Luna Firma (New Horizons), Altus (Innerspace), 4T Thieves (Waves of Change), David Colohan (The Forest / The Wald), and 1414E08 (Neues aus dem Reich der Traumata)..


Magic scences

Back after a short break, where I was sitting in the sun while Germany starts freezing (har har), we are back with some brand new and recent electronic music whose heritage dates back to the 1980s. Yes, it's time for some sounds of the school era, when sequences and organic sounds dominated our aural experiences. Synths dramatically evolved since those day, but the style and warmth of the early days are still present and can be brought to good use in the right hands. Some of those hands composed and played the tracks on tonight's edition. I'd be happy if you join me for tracks by Syndromeda (When In-Side Becomes Out-Side), Bertrand Loreau featuring Lambert (In Search of Silence), Remy (Fears), Ivan Black (Somnium Hypnotic), Polypores (The Forest / The Wald), HyperEx Machine (A Storm is Coming), and Michael Brückner (The Giant Illusion).


Different perspectives

It was a rainy late night. The wiper smeared the lights of passing cars over my front shield. And the sound of luaghter and cool music still resonated in my brain. Yes. I was on my way home from the impressive Electronic Circus festival this morning. And heaven seemed to know it's gone for this year. Well, no, I'm not sad, it was a great event and I enjoyed it a lot. Not that tonight's show has anything to do with it. Except for it being a short version. But it has magnificent tracks on it, by Dean De Benedictis (Salvaging the Present), Realm (Empyrean), Jim Ottaway (Invisible Vortex), John Novak (Laments of a Chess Automaton), Digital People (Dead Orbit), Glenn Main (Tribute to Jean-Michel Jarre).


Hanging asound

It's one of the last warmer and sunny days over here at my place, and thus will be the music of tonight's edition: relaxed and chilling. So I hope you will find some time to lay back and have a joyful moment listening to these fine tracks. Best to visit a peaceul and nice place in your mind palace, sit down and let your soul hang around following the slower and faster beats of the show, while listening to tracks by Vaporgrave (Split 2), Julian Ray (Space Wanderer), The Pels Syndicate (Life Cycle), Stan Dart (Hometown Menories), Kuba (Society of Inner Light), Three Fields (Island Mixes), Who Ha (Retro Promenade 09.16), Max Jahn (Skyrunner), Heavenchord (In Search of a New Dimension), rob-a (Element EP), and B. Toriyama (Episodes).


Eardrum sex

These food people like experiments. I was always a fan of asian cuisine, be it sweet-and-sour or sweet-and-hot. Now, some time ago (which may be longer than I remember) I found this chocolate having sweet cherries and hot chilli as flavour. Turns out, it's quite tasty and not as gross at it sounded. Listening to some of the albums of tonight, their music reminds me of this sweet and hot combination, putting in ingredience of quite opposite taste making the overall composition an aural explosion. Yeah, I know, it's always a matter of personal likings, but I hope you will have this experience with any of the tracks by Irresistible Force ft. Nik Turner (Society of Inner Light), Uwe Cremer & Thomas Rydell (Time Trilogy), Jazzcomputer.org (Waters), Tonbieger (Strandgut), Eagle (Midnight Radio Compilation 71), Gert Emmens (The Last Alien), TJ Porter (The Outsider), HyperEx Machina (Dimension Home), and Ivan Black (Unbroken Kite Strings).


Aural Roundabout

We just did a full circle. That is, I am happy to announce syndae's 360th edition, one show for every degree of the perfect two dimensional form. Now guess, where the word circus stems from? Right! And all this introduction leads us to the main topic of the show: the Electronic Circus. The festival is right ahead, one month to go, on October 1st. With quite some cool acts and of course all your musical friends are awaiting you. Some teasers, of course, you will find in tonight's edition, as there are Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Ulrich Schnauss, Metroland, BAR*, and Fryderyk Jona. Moreover, I will present fantastic music by Eckul (Codex Internnum), Digital People (Dead Orbit), and Noston (Midnight Radio Compilation 70).


Decent breaks

Oh boy, it is definitely too hot for my Chinchilla. And if that phrase reminds you of a specific song, even that would let me burst into beads of sweat. Incredible weather, nearly freezing last week, boiling hot came this one. So, even I had all the ambient sounds around me in the last edition, I still cannot bear to go the quick and beatful material. Hence, I hope you will join me for a moderate style of easy music, with tracks by Stefan Erbe (Selectronique Debussy), John Novak (Laments of a Chess Automaton), Polyphonics (Secret Silence), A.L.O.N.E. and West Remi (45 Echoes Sounds /50), Pan Electric (Concious Pilot), Cousin Silas & Kevin Lyons (The Time Dwellers), Eagle (Midnight Radio Compilation 70), Kellerkind Berlin feat. Senseo (Midnight Radio Compilation 71), Harald Seeliger, Tim Kays (Into the Rift Volume One), and Push Against New Fakes (Immortality).


About

syndae is an independent podcast on electronic music of ambient, space, new age, harmonic, traditional, progressive, and rhythmic style, not directly including electronic dance music. The goal of syndae is to make aware of fine electronic music, by providing enjoyable episodes with well known and not yet well known artists from around the world, and to promote events of the electronic music scene, by dedicating episodes to selected artists of such an event. Host of the show is Stefan, an enthusiast of electronic music, who likes to spread the word and sound of synth.

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