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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / syndae - episode 153
« on: November 11, 2011, 03:00:26 PM »
Another week bites the dust. Let's praise those who invented the weekend, as it is quite delicious to have one. Tonight's episode will go into the quiet realms, as we did several times before. It's all fresh, recent releases to please your ears with fine sound taking you on a silent journey from your heart to your soul. Take a deep breath of music with tracks by Ken Elkinson, Michael Sandler, Phillip Wilkerson, Sam Rosenthal, and Steve Roach.

Travel lightly with:

Yours, Stefan

As some posts in the past, I wanted to let you know about a new episode of my podcast that quite fits the music, most of you endeavor. Episode 97 touches the area of dubby, experimental, and ambient music, and you're welcome to join me on a journey in the outer regions of electronic based music as you usually hear on syndae. On the playlist tonight, tracks by Ambient Circle, Julian Ray, Marco Havnin, MetanioaX, Michael Hoffmann, and Mystified.

Fresh at:

Cheers, Stefan

An ambient night show on tonight's episode, with sculptures and scapes of mind embracing electronic sounds. Diving into more quiet and darker regions as well as progressive waveforming, this show features tracks from America, Germany, and Greece by Altus, Illya F., Markus Reuter and Robert Rich, Tristeza Orange, and Walter Roos.

Wind down at:

Yours, Stefan

Tensed? Tired? Exhausted? Well, I am, after a quite busy week. I need some relaxation. Join me for a marvelous journey with ambient tracks including brand new stuff by Javi Canovas and Phillip Wilkerson. And more fantastic mind easing music by Mister Vapor and Altus, Rudy Adrian, Stephan Whitlan, and EL-KA.

Take a rest at:

Yours, Stefan

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: December 19, 2009, 01:41:30 PM »
MAAP - Excursion One

very nice ambient mix by Carl Sagan's Ghost

Yeah, thanks for this podcast. Very nicely done with all the information about your releases. It's a bit long for my personal taste (couldn't listen to it in one go), but the music style deserves long plays (which I couldn't, only having 30 minutes per episode).
Will be great to have more of this in near future. *thumbsup*

To make a tiny update, syndae is available in episode 64 since tonight, also having one of the forum's members, Mystified, on its playlist. This is the teaser for tonight's episode:

Wandering in countries and styles on tonight's episode 64 of syndae. Going for a ride on sequences or more challenging sounds for 30 minutes with the finest in electronic music, having music by el_vis, Dharana, Markus Reuter & Ian Boddy, Saluki Regicide & Mystified, Terra Ambient, and VoLt.

Join the trip at:

Yours, Stefan

Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: November 15, 2009, 10:41:29 AM »
NP: Erik Seifert - Astronomical Unit

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: CDR prices too high
« on: November 15, 2009, 02:41:35 AM »
An alternative to printing, if you do not care about coloured prints, which always looks self-made as of the white printing surface on media, might be using LightScribe. One needs special media, too, but no printer. Instead, a CD/DVD writer is needed that supports LightScribe. I recently bought a LightScribe capable writer, which was about 20 EUR (~US$ 30) more expensive than the same writer without LightScribe. I am not sure wrt. durability of such lasered surfaces though. What I've read is that they do not fade for about 2 years even not treating them well.

(see also LightScribe article on Wikipedia)

If you're interested in CMS in general, the Open Source CMS website might offer you a broad look into existing open source solutions, especially, as it provides Demo installations for each CMS.
Depending on your or your "customers" needs, you might also want to have a look into commercial solutions. CMSwire has a directory of most Web-/Enterprise-CMS around the globe and should serve as interesting resource on CMS in general as well.

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: CDR prices too high
« on: November 14, 2009, 02:02:49 AM »
I only bought one item from iTunes, as physical shipping would have taken too long, and will most probably not do it again. It's still awkward to make their downloads usable for any other than apple products, and the quality is still not lossless, which they do state somewhere. Luckily my taste in music lies outside of pop, so there are alternatives.
FLAC (when used on uncompressed audio like wav) is good, but also much more bandwidth consuming than MP3, so it's no wonder to be more expensive. But the ones I bought, where still cheaper than ordering CDs (including postage).

Everything and Nothing / Re: Sound quality still matters....
« on: November 13, 2009, 12:17:18 PM »
Audio quality to me only matters, if it goes with music quality. For (most) commercial releases, I don't give a damn, as better audio quality wouldn't make it one bit better to listen to.  ;D

Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: CDR prices too high
« on: November 13, 2009, 03:54:19 AM »
In my humble opinion, prefering CDs over downloads is some "relict" of being human, i.e., the need or desire to receive some physical object in exchange for money, as it provides the feeling of owning something. It's rather difficult to feel ownership over a bunch of bytes.
As my main objective on music is to be able to listen to it (having random access), I nowadays prefer downloads, if the audio-quality is guaranteed (although, this criteria seems to weaken with getting older ;)). Of course, downloaded releases will go into my backup as well, as any medium having the "original" music might fail over time. Physical CDs or CD-Rs will be ripped to HDD anyway, as my computer is the most used playback device for my needs.

Another argument might be the (potential) quality difference musical wise, as pressed CDs usually get selected by labels from a bunch of submissions. But usually, this selection today only means their quality with respect to marketability. It's of course nice to have someone pre-select music for oneself, especially because of the shere amount of music being released, but to me it does not matter whether it's a physical or net label, as long as I trust in their music selection. On the other hand, as I am always looking for new music for my podcast, I scan quite a lot of on- and offline labels per week to fetch my own selection, so I may not be the usual listener.

With episode 61 I would like to take the chance to introduce my podcast on electronic music: syndae. It's a weekly podcast with episodes of 30 minutes featuring traditional EM as well as ambient, space music, and new age. Would be great to have you as listeners as well as to get some feedback. Of course, I hope to win some artists from Hypnos as well to be heard on syndae.  ;D

Tonight's episode number 61 gives you a bouquet of beautiful sounds and sequences. Starting off with a sneak pre-listen to the upcoming album by TMA, followed by fantastic music including Antonio Bruno, Between Interval, David Helpling & Jon Jenkins, Jeffrey Koepper, and UtopiaXO.

Join the tales at:

Yours, Stefan

Everything and Nothing / New Year ... soon again ;)
« on: October 28, 2009, 10:15:05 AM »
My first posting to this forum, thought it to be a good idea to introduce myself.
Although I recently checked Hypnos home page, it needed a link on another forum to point me here. From what I read so far, this seems an interesting and nice place to be, from now on taking the advantage of being registered to memorize read posts ;)
My name is Stefan, long time interestee in (traditional) electronic music, ambient and similar styles. Also trying to compose music myself, if time allows. And since summer 2008, I produce a weekly podcast on electronic music named syndae each and every Friday at midnight.


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