Monday, November 15, 2010

The Ambient Collective SoundCloud Group One

Click play... and listen to a wealth of undiscovered Ambient tracks that have been submitted to our Ambient Collective SoundCloud Group One.

There is a track there for everyone! Over 300 in fact...


Friday, November 5, 2010

Say "Bye" to The Human Catalyst and say hello to "The Great Schizm".

The artist known as "The Human Catalyst" has just released his last TWO albums under that pseudonym.

Taken from CloudHunter Records (UK)
They are THE ART OF BEING NOBODY and the DIVISION RAID EP, by The Human Catalyst.
They shall be the final releases under The Human Catalyst pseudonym; all future CDs will be 
part of the ambient project The Great Schizm. To get an idea what they will sound like, check
out the free release as part of The Ambient Collective, a mix of five tracks by The Great Schizm:

Both "The Art of Being Nobody" and the "Division Raid EP" can be found here.
As an extra special treat... if you click here you will be taken to a special mix created by Bluejooz of specially selected tracks written and chosen by The Great Schizm himself and then blended together.

All the best and... enjoy!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Coming Soon... Pure

Coming soon from the Ambient Collective...

"Pure" will be our first ever charity release and all donations will go to Breast Cancer Research.
The release will be free however we do urge you to make a donation of any amount.
More news will follow soon including "how to donate"...

If you would like to get involved in this up and coming release then head over to our forum and go to the Collaboration section. Spaces are limited so please... hurry :)


Sunday, October 31, 2010

syndae - episode 108 volume 2 - Halloween edition

Halloween. Time of ghosts and horror. Tonight's episode gives you a trick-or-treat feeling, spine-chilling up to your naked bones. I'll keep quiet to not spoil the atmosphere, so I hope you'll enjoy my selection of dark and spooky tracks.

This show features excerpts of two tracks of the latest Ambient Collective release "Soundtrack for Halloween" by Annode and Bluejooz. More dark music by Innfallen, Karsten Hamre, and the Secret Druid Society, plus a slight calming finale by Gastón Arévalo.

Haunted attractions at:

Yours, Stefan

Friday, October 29, 2010

Special Release: Killed To The Bone

The Ambient Collective are very proud to release to you... a very special "Soundtrack To Halloween" release subtitled "Killed To The Bone".
Featuring eight superb horrorfest tracks.

01. "Comer Closer" by Annode
02. "The Beast's Domain" by Bluejooz
03. "Nightcrawl" by Andy Nicholas
04. "Retribution of the Purged Ones" by The Great Schizm
05. "The Darkness of the Unending Void" by Modulator ESP
06. "Dry Whisperings of the Dead" by Michael Meara (Somnarium)
07. "Past Midnight" by usr/sbin
08. "Night Terrors" by Steve Gane

Artwork by George Good.

Spread the word...
It IS free :)


Saturday, September 18, 2010

syndae - episode 103 volume 2

Diving deep into ambient on tonight's volume 2 of episode 103. Give your body a rest and inhale the dark and often unusual atmospheres of the tracks by Craig Vear, Creosote, Human Metronome, Nadim Haque, and Rudy Adrian.

Dark matter at:

Yours, Stefan

Thursday, September 2, 2010


We have a new release... and it's personal. 

The title of the release is called "PerSONIKal" and features 7 original tracks. Each track is a musical interpretation of the said author. So, for example, I as Bluejooz would simply write a track I defines me as Bluejooz.
The concept is simple and the results are stunning.
It is free to download / stream from two sources. (features just the seven tracks) (features an extra special blended mix of all seven tracks... only available from here)

And if that is not enough for you... then why not just listen to them hear!

<a href="">Ebb - Steve Gane by The Ambient Collective</a>

The stream is only 128kbits. PLEASE visit the links and download the album. The bitrates are better! In fact, they are the highest we could get them without putting the fear into the neighbours dogs.


Friday, August 27, 2010

syndae - episode 100 volume 1

Two years! I have never imagined to be on your ears for about 100 times, once each week, to get tracks of my beloved and versatile genre of electronic music on the internet highways. So, here comes a big thank you for all the nice and positive feedback, and of course all the criticism and advices, and surely for your support as listener or label owner or musician. I am really happy about how my humble podcast turned out to become a well received weekly event on many, many audio players. So this is episode 100, celebrating two years of shows. And therefore, it's an XXXXL episode, split into four volumes, each 30 minutes, for four following days. Enjoy some of the great artists who accompanied the podcast over the years, of course with some new and unreleased tracks in between. Volume One featuring Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder, Erik Seifert, Johannes Schmölling, Stefan Erbe,, and Uwe Reckzeh.

First contact at:

Yours, Stefan

Friday, July 30, 2010

syndae - episode 97

Touching the area of dubby, experimental, and ambient music on tonight's episode, 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.

Discover outskirts at:

Yours, Stefan

Friday, June 18, 2010

syndae - episode 72 XL

Weekend is next, and here we have a special XL edition of syndae to relax and ease your mind. More than 50 minutes of serene and soothing ambient music from three releases of the Ambient Collective. On tonight's dream-menu are somnarium, The Great Schizm, usr/sbin, Bluejooz, Schlaflabor, Pete Farn, and joint forces tracks by Tange, Annode, eigensphere, and Modulator ESP as well as Steve Gane, Altus, Litmus, and Jujigen.

Balm for your soul at:

Yours, Stefan

Friday, June 11, 2010

New Release: The Eight-Thousanders

The Eight-Thousanders is the collective term for mountains that are 8000 metres and above. They are the worlds highest mountains.
For this extraordinary collaboration, newcomer "The Great Schizm" came up with the idea that we all picked from a selection and work on a track designed with that mountain in mind. 
The outcome is staggering.
Spanning over 2 discs, each at 45 minutes long, the tracks give the listener a unique insight into the artists interpretation of their chosen Eight-Thousander.
Disc 1 contains 7 stunning ambient tracks from The Great Schizm (K2, Nanga Parbat), usr/sbin (Cho Oyu, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri), eigensphere (Hidden Peak aka Gasherbrum I) and Pete Farn (Broad Peak).

Disc 2 takes you to the next level. A more adventurous aural expedition!
Featuring tracks from Bluejooz (Everest and Malaku), eigensphere (Gasherbrum II), Transmission 71 (Lhotse), Schlaflabor (Xixabangma), Pete Farn (Manaslu) and Somnarium (Kangchenjunga)

Both releases are free to download and to stream and are released under the Creative Commons License. (3.0)

For more insight on how this release evolved and all our previous releases please consider joining our forum. It's free!*

Link for The Eight-Thousanders 1

Link for The Eight-Thousanders 2

Many thanks,

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syndae - episode 91

We draw a bow from poetic music to hynpotic sequencing tonight. Teasing your mind with episode 91, starting off softly and then going wild. A fascinating acoustic trip into the worlds of Erik Wøllo, Planet Boelex, Xenoton, Ametsub, and Daniel & Booth.

Mind travel at:

Yours, Stefan

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sonic Strata 2 is now available!

It gives me great pleasureto announce our latest release.
A sequel to one of our most popular releases...

Sonic Strata 2

Featuring only 3 tracks but all 20 minutes each.

How was this concept developed?
Three teams were chosen:

Team A consisted of Tange, Annode, eigensphere and Modulator ESP and created Part 1.

Team B were usr/sbin, Gregg Plummer, Sonoprint and Somnarium and produced Part 2.

Team C brought together Steve Gane, Altus, Litmus0001 and Jujigen and made Part 3.

The first layer of each track were created by the first person in the team and then emailed to the next member were they then put their layer down and again it was passed to the next in line and so on.

And the end result?

Three beautiful ambient pieces combining all artists from each team.
This is truely an excellent release and is highly recommended.

Concept: Somnarium.
Artwork: Bluejooz

After all, it is free...


Friday, June 4, 2010

There only is beauty within tonight's episode, having some of the finest ambient and serene sounds to make you feel comfortable. Join in for an extremely relaxing show of 30 minutes passionate peace. Let your ears being pleased by 33 Tetragammon & Human Metronome, Christian Doil, Eyes Cast Down, Megatone, Psicodreamics, and Xenoton.

Dreamwalking at:

Yours, Stefan

Friday, May 28, 2010

syndae - episode 89

A little aftermath to E-Day tonight, music by people who were to see live on stage or to be met in the halls. It was a great Saturday in Oirschot again and we all enjoyed meeting each other and listening to great gigs. On tonight's episode 89 you will find very recent and brand new releases by Callisto, Geigertek, Gert Emmens, Remy, Stefan Erbe, and TMA.

Welcome home at:

Yours, Stefan

Friday, May 21, 2010

syndae - episode 88 - ambient and avant-garde

Did you like practicing science at school? Luckily some musicians do enjoy experimenting with sounds and scapes to our delight. Tonight's playlist goes on a rather experimental, avant-garde, and ambient trip, and I hope you will take a ride to the outer regions of electronic music. Episode 88 presents relaxing and thrilling tracks by Alio Die & Parallel Worlds, Ametsub, Gastón Arévalo, Michael Hoffmann, The o8o8 Project, and UtopiaXO.

Food for thoughts at:

Yours, Stefan

Friday, May 14, 2010

syndae - episode 87 - from rock to relax

Time to blow all the stress out of your mind, having some really hot material on tonight's show. The most rocky and dancable episode ever, spiced with brand new material that is waiting to be released. Rhythm and drive goes right upfront, with tracks by Maxxess and Wellenfeld. Slowly turning down with chill out by Guido Negraszus and Audiokonstrukte. And finally, starting to relax with the heir of Jarre and Garrison: Schallwelle award winner Meesha.

The time is midnight CEST.
The site is:

Yours, Stefan

Friday, May 7, 2010

syndae - podcast on fine electronic music

syndae - that's a weekly podcast on a selected variant of styles of electronic music, of course enclosing ambient music. It's non-commercial, english moderated having the goal to make people aware of EM going far beyond dancefloor hits.
Episode 85 had a focus on ambient music, including tracks from this very Ambient Collective, plus avant-gardish style music providing a chilling and relaxing atmosphere.
Now, episode 86 saw its light, focusing on more traditional electronica like Berlin School. On this episode are tracks from the brand new and relatively new albums by Broekhuis, Keller and Schönwälder as well as by Wellenfeld. It further gives a very warm welcome also to a young newcomer from northern Germany: Matzumi, who will have her live appearance soon. And all of this completed by a well known EM project, Redshift from the UK.

The time is midnight CEST.
The site is:

Yours, Stefan

Monday, April 26, 2010

SoundCloud Group - Ambient Collective

We have now set up an Ambient Collective SoundCloud. It is a great way to find and share your music with other inspiring ambient artists and listeners alike.

All the best,

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Tonights Radiocast (25/04/10)

This radiocast was aborted 10 minutes into the show due to a techncial fault at Spreaker.
It will be rescheduled for another timeslot... I will update you when the time is nearer.

Original Post:
The next radiocast on "Spreaker" will be on 25/04/2010 (Sunday) at 21:00 GMT

The playlist will be:

Album: Whispers in the Night - Track: The Park (edited version) by Bluejooz
Album: Infinite Space - Track: Sunspots by Gregg Plummer
Album :Quarks - Track: Topspin by Jujigen
Album: Colours - Track: Blue by Bluejooz
Album: Colours - Track: Silver by Slivercord
Album: Colours - Track: Green by Altus
Album: The Serene Files Part 2 - Track: Abstraction by Somnarium
Album: The Serene Files Part 2 - Track: To The Stars by Echomatrix

Playlist is subject to change.

Here is the url for tonights show. Remember this is live and doesn't start until 21:00 GMT.

Hope you can join me.

P.S. Only downside about using Spreaker is them damn adverts they pop in every 15 minutes so I'll try and keep the flow going...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Ambient Collective Live Radiocast

Tongiht, Friday 23 April, at 21:00 GMT will be our first live internet radio broadcast featuring tracks from Strata and a hidden track by Bluejooz.

You can RSS:

Or you can listen in by clicking here.

Or, you could just stay here...

Ambient Collective on Spreaker

Hope you can join the show.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

"The Serene Files: Part Two" now available.

Our follow up to the excellent "The Serene Files: Part One" is now available for you listening pleasure.
Featuring eight superb and soothing ambient tracks from some of today's underground ambient producers.


For a direct link to "The Serene Files: Part Two" please click here.

You can download or stream all of our releases by clicking here.

Many thanks,

Friday, March 26, 2010

Strata II - calling newcomers... and old alike.

This is the call for anyone who wants to be part of the Sonic Strata II project.

If you are unfamiliar with the Sonic Strata (the first) project previously released check it out in the downloads.

The mission is to combine artists into teams.
Each team is ideally about 4 members.
The first member from each team composes a single track and forwards it to the second person. The second person adds another layer to the recording and passes it on to the third person... etc.

The last effort was awesome, and I think the only real true collaborative effort we have ever had here in terms of actually working together to create a finished product.

The total length of the project last time was 60 minutes. We had 3 teams of 4 people. That made each finished song 20 minutes.
I would like to goal us for 4 teams of 4 people, having each song 15 minutes and total of 60 minutes overall. - We will figure this out when we have everyone signed up.

If we can work with uncompressed WAV or AIFF for each layer it would be best, then I will mix down to 320 to put it all together.

As usual, all newcomers get preference.

Any questions - ask.


For more information check out our forum.