Of the records

Spring is starting brillant over her, and off you go sitting outside having sun. And for the late eventings, you still have some great music in a compact podcast form to enjoy the coming weekend. Hell, yeah. And tonight we go chill again, starting with Fanger and Schönwälder in cooperation with Cosmic Hoffmann who ask to Mopho Me Babe. We have a reprise of Vortex Elements and their Decennium Edition. Take the Money and Run, that's the advice given by Code Indigo in their newest release. Meanwhile, Faber presents us Ways. Then we have hot stuff by 40gradmusik and their initial release Thermosphere. Closing down the night listening to the new album by Wojciech Wszelaki, Many Different Colors of Love. Spot on.

John Kerr

Quite coincidental, but I think quite fitting that episode 250 is a special show on a great musician who will receive the Schallwelle Award for his life accomplishments: John Kerr. On tonight's playlist along with music by John Kerr himself there are other great artists of the golden age and beyond, namely Tom Story, Michael Garrison, Eric van der Heijden, and Ron Boots. This one is dedicated to you, John.

Wild stillness

Tonights show ranges somewhat between ambient scapes and rythmic experiments, which makes a really fascinating mix of styles to broaden your views on electronic music. First up is Rudy Adrian with his Atmospheres. Succeeded by two tracks from the latest Ambiend Music Group compilation, contributed by Noel. and Pas de la Dame Sauvage. We then have the latest Kevin Lyons album Lullabies for Strange Children. Followed by the cool upcoming release Distanz und Nähe by Lufth. Afterwards, Firnwald is on the roster with Transit Munich. And the closing track is by Ambelion's Waiting for for Quarters 2005. Enjoy.

The beat is on

What a mild week over here in Witten, and these temperatures not only lets one's heart beat a little faster of excitment, but also the show's tracks are speeding up a bit. So get up and into it with tonight's sounds, starting with Ephemeral Mists and their Illusions Blooming Softly. We also listen into The Decennium Edition by Vortex Elements. From Argentina, 1981 joins in with his Neodimia. And then we visit The Expanse by 4T Thieves. A nice compilation of various styles named Pass the Mic follows, featuring some electronica as well, where we picked tracks by Michael Hoffmann and Foehrb TS. Well, and the episodes closer is the brand new album by Weldroid, Cure Light Wounds. Hope you enjoy the music as much as I did.

Pattern of sounds

Step by step, not only getting closer to spring, but building patterns in music. And when one talks about Berlin School, it often is the pure lust on sequences triggering our rhythmic moves. Tonight, plenty of such music. Our start is In Repelen, music from Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder and friends, who will be on stage again in... make a guess... Repelen on February 28th and May 1st. Then we follow Projekt Gamma & Erich Schauder on their Star Street. I will present a free compilation from the International Electronic Music Association by having three of the many tracks on the show, which are by Sayer, Loomeer, and Alluste. And finally, Tangram has some Lustbient stuff for us.

Bold and beatyful

Still windy all week long and my shutters are rattling in an awkward measure. As the wind proceeds, syndae takes up some speed tonight, nearly ready for the dance floor. Setting of with a classic, Voyageur by Enigma. Then continuing our ride with Sk'p and his Orpiclem. Taking a DeepStep after that with DeepDubing. Followed by moonbooter showing us that he is Still Alive. More hard tyres hit the road with Noston's Interstellar Cosmic Brotherood. Just before closing this episode with a Protozorq Remix by Weldroid. No need to stay in your chairs.

A quite stormy night over here, the more fitting tonight's set is to me, with quiet and easy motives. New stuff as well as recent albums on this show, starting with a fresh one by Cousin Silas named Prisoner of the Coral Deep. Great news from Austria, Stan Dart collaborating with Mark Dorricott on Midnight. A new Erik Wøllo out, too, which is Timelines. Kahvi at its best right after, Fixme by Reii. And a new label to syndae, Laverna released Network by Molven. A well known guest follows with Tangram and Contemplations. And the final treat is The Brink of Time by SiJ.

Taking up some speed and lots of positive energy tonight, sending you on a trip of sequences and beats for a while. We're booting up with moonbooter's new album Still Alive. Then it's time for Science with Projekt Gamma and Erich Schauder. Of course, the Radio Happy music compilation is up again, this time with tracks by Xan Alexander and Steve Smith & the Tylas Cyndrome. A little catching up, with the recent release Signal by Erez Yaary. And as closing treat, a single track by Bob Hedger aka Jah Buddha.

From what I can tell, 2014 will be another year with a lot of great new releases in electronic music. But, of course, we don't want to miss out recent releases over what's coming up. So we start with a piece of Utopia, the letest album by Bernd Kistenmacher. Like last year, Denovali will organize some festivals again, and to get a taste of what's up at Denovali, we have two tracks of their free Nordic Lake Sounds Vol. V compilation by Talvihorros and Origamibiro. A really cool release is due in a few weeks and we have a teaser on the show: Node 2 is announced and nearly ready to be shipped. More new stuff, the EP Pictures of an Indian Summer by Rewo, which unfortunatly is no longer available (you should ask Rene for it though). And we close the show with two more tracks from the Radio Happy Music compilation, go get it if you don't have it, which are by John Christian and Magnetron. Both also musical acts on the upcoming Radio Happy Event edition 2 this summer. Have a good ride.

To ittery to think straight? To exhausted from a workful week? Now, tonight's show may help, bringing to you fresh and new serene and ambient sounds by very talented artists. Starting beautiful with Beautyfear by Martin Jules. Then spending The Long Night with Steve Roach and Kelly David. Absorbing a fine excerpt from Phobos' One Moment Live. Afterwards letting Apollonius and 33 Tetragammon show off what makes a Compassionate Being. And letting The Cosmic Arc galvanise us and Feed Your Head. More tracks from the Radio Happy charity compilation close this episode with music by Owann, Antara, Cousin Silas, and Wolfgang Roth, Johan Tronestam and JampyKeys. Relax happily.

So this is 2014. Does not look much different, does it? Well, finally back with syndae and with a big bunch of new stuff on the playlist. The opener is the Radio Happy Music Compilation for Haiyan/Yolanda Victims, a charity album of which we have tracks by Farmacia, Ian C., Johan Tronestam, and Cosmic Project. Afterwards, we dive into Astravel by Sk'p giving us some beats onto the ears. We then take a look back on last year's Purespace compilation Volume 7 with a track by Candlegravity. And, of course, we have tracks from the new CoEx album named I am a Strange Loop. Music from his latest EP Dark Blue follows straight after. Finally, three tracks from the kahvi 2013 compilation with Max Waves, Polaski, and Acrilic Colors.

Tonight it's about closing the year already. Being busy with moving the next weeks, there will be no special for christmas either. And with this episode, I decided to present some of the highlights of 2013, at least they were to me. I hope you will enjoy the close to an hour show presenting music by David Helpling & Jon Jenkins, Tetarise, JampyKeys, René Splinter, Stan Dart, Stefan Erbe, BatteryDead, Sundown Cafe, Banco de Gaia, and Weldroid. Have a great time and fun in 2014.


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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