Munich Syndrome is back on Spotify!

Munich Syndrome is back on Spotify

Munich Syndrome is back on Spotify!


Munich Syndrome is now back on Spotify! We are working to get our complete discography uploaded. Everything from our debut, the Electro EP, from 2002, on thru 2006’sSensual Ambience, 2008’s Electro Pop, 2010’s Electronic Ecstasy, 2012’s Robotika (Expanded) and 2013’s Robotika (A Different Drum VIP release), 2016’s Atmospherics 1: Urbania, and 2016’s The World of Tomorrow, 2018’s mega Electro Pop 2, which has now been broken up into more easily digestable portions: Electro Pop 2 (Standard Edition), Electro Pop 2 (Extended Mixes), Electro Pop 2 (the B-Sides), 2020’s GRAY/SCALE, 2021’s Bad Blood, 2021’s Amtospherics 2: Chill, and a whole slew of EP’s and Singles, along with the forthcoming album, Nineteen Eighty Something!

Sensual West End Girls Ambience

Sensual West End Girls Ambience – Exclusively via our BandCamp Page!

At the end of last year we did an electro pop remix of one of our earlier songs, “Sensual Ambience”, which was included on our 12th album, “Atmospherics 2: Chill” released in November. While listening to the song during the mixing/remixing process, it occurred to us that the Pet Shop Boys song, “West End Girls” would fit quite nicely with this track. Once the holidays were passed we went back into the studio and did our own version of “West End Girls” and then grafted parts of that into “Sensual Ambience”.

The Track listing for the Extended Play is:
1. Sensual West End Girls Ambience (Extended Mix) 06:26
2. Sensual West End Girls Ambience (Single Edit) 04:10
3. Sensual West End Girls Ambience (Instrumental Mix) 06:26
4. Sensual Ambience (Electro Pop Remix Edit) 07:24

Sensual West End Girls Ambience EP is available exclusively via our Bandcamp Page!

We have also created a video for the Extended Mix, available from our YouTube Channel! Please subscribe and hit “LIKE” for our songs!!

Sensual West End Girls Ambience (Extended Mix) by Munich Syndrome

NINETEEN EIGHTY SOMETHING!

Munich Syndrome's 13th album, NINETEEN EIGHTY SOMETHING
NINETEEN EIGHTY SOMETHING – Munich Syndrome’s 13th album

Written and demo’d in the 1980’s, Munich Syndrome is about to release their 13th album, which takes everything back to where it began. Starting with a small home studio, experiments with a Korg Poly-6, a Sequential Circuits 6-Track, a drum machine, a mic and Tascam Porta-Studio evolved and grew into full fledged electro pop songs. Searches for collaborators came and went, but at the end of the day, a core group of songs were committed to tape, and then put away in a closet.

As the pandemic closed in on the world, a small stack of tapes was discovered at the back of a closet (4 moves removed from the original location). Unsure of the shape they were in, or what the tapes might reveal, a search began for a functioning machine to play back the 4-track tapes. The two biggest surprises were, the tapes were in remarkably good shape, but more surprising, there were several songs that had escaped memory altogether. A certain amount of irony was entailed that the first song listened to was called “Missing.” What was amazing was, the song was all there. The melody, the words, all of it.

But, with these newly discovered songs, came the realization that the technology and recording equipment were less than stellar. A lot of work began to clean up what could be cleaned, redo what needed redoing, re-recording what (desperately) needed to be re-recorded, and then fitting the new back into the old.

A tad more recording is still underway, but the core group of songs are ready, including:

  1. Missing
  2. Nineteen Eighty Something
  3. Love & Dancing
  4. 2 Whom It May Concern
  5. Forever in a Night
  6. Revenge
  7. Dreams or Memories
  8. Disco Lies
  9. Anywhere But Here
  10. Thief
  11. Endings
  12. Sensual West End Girls Ambience (grafting our version of the Pet Shop Boys West End Girls with our song Sensual Ambience)

Shooting for a late 2022 release, but this might not land until early 2023!

Full Munich Syndrome Discography Available on Bandcamp!

3 New Releases from Munich Syndrome on Bandcamp: Bump & Grind, Love & Dancing 2008 EP, Love & Dancing 2022!

Munich Syndrome’s entire discography, beginning with 2006’s “Sensual Ambience”, on through 2022’s EP’s and singles (“Sensual West End Girls Ambience EP”, “Love & Dancing 2002 EP”, “Love & Dancing 2008 EP” and “Bump & Grind”), are now available for download, as well as many of the releases available on CD as well.

Munich Syndrome has two songs featured on two current releases: “Lost in a Dream (Extended Mix)” is featured on Conzoom Records “Electro Pop 21”, along with other artists, Atlantic Popes, Chiasm, Daniel Hall, Dream of Passion, Feu Follet feat Vilmmer, Kiss the Whip, Kroll, Lifelong Corporation, Limbitrol, Montage Collective, Reliant and Vince Reine. Side-Line Magazine’s latest compilation, Face the Beat: Session 7, features our song “Bump & Grind”.

We have recently requested our music be removed from Spotify. This has little to do with the issues surround their support of Joe Rogan and his podcast. The fees associated with streaming are very poor to begin with, but Spotify is the worst. Spotify currently pays $0.0009000 per stream. And that is only if the listener listens beyond the 30-second point of the song. Listening for 10-15 seconds and them moving on denies the artist any type of remuneration. If you want to truly support artists, small independent ones like ourselves, or performers on major labels, please purchase legal down loads / cds / vinyl, or whatever media they are releasing music on.

For the time being the entire Munich Syndrome discography is available from our Bandcamp page, with many of the items, exclusive to this online shop, for the time being.

We are currently working on the Nineteen Eighty Something project, which features songs written and demo’d back in the 1980s, when Munich Syndrome first began, on through songs from and about that era. Our current EP, “Love & Dancing 2022” is part of this project.

Love & Dancing 2022 (Extended Mix)
Sensual West End Girls Ambience (Extended Mis)

Please check out the 100+ videos we currently have on YouTube, and please subscribe to our channel!

Cheers!

Munich Syndrome’s 12th album, Atmospheric 2: Chill, available now!

Atmospherics 2: Chill – Munich Syndrome’s 12th album.

Munich Syndrome and Syndrome Sounds are proud to present Munich Syndrome’s 12th album, Atmospheric 2: Chill. 14 tracks of downtempo, ambient-tinged, dreamy electronica. Atmospheric soundscapes, experimental explorations all anchored in waves of melodic bliss. Included is the full Electro Pop Remix of Sensual Ambience, the title track of Munich Syndrome’s debut album (of the same title).

The album is available at all major online streaming and sales sites including:

Munich Syndrome’s Full Discography available now via their BandCamp Page!