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“Senses Thrilled”, Projekt Ich aka Ulf Müller collaborating with David B. Roundsley of Munich Syndrome

With ”Senses Thrilled“, Projekt Ich aka Ulf Müller is going to release the seventh single from the forthcoming second studio album which will be released via Echozone in autumn / winter 2021.

Following the successful debut album “By Train Through Countries” (2019), Ulf took a short creative break before getting back to work again. He produced several demo songs to continue the debut album’s proven concept of cooperating with various talented singers from all over the world.

This time, Ulf was able to get the vocal support of David B Roundsley from the electro pop project Munich Syndrome from California / USA. David wrote the lyrics as well as the vocal melody of “Senses Thrilled”. Using outstanding vocoder vocals, he enforces the song’s socio-critical message of antagonistic sensory overload in the digital age and the possibility to experience decadent luxury in all kinds of shapes, or to block out one’s own reality – in part, above average or completely. Is it the rush that wins out? Or does one remain true to oneself in the here and now?

Senses Thrilled” is catchy, magical, but also fundamental. Alternative synthpop with a touch of elegance.

Senses Thrilled” features the original track, a radio edition of the original, seven intense remixes by bands and artists like Analogue-X (DE), Cyborgdrive (ES), Mind Code (DE), Druggedmoon (ZA), Morbid Echo (DE), U.M. Fiedel (DE) and Sudden Creation (UK) as well as two instrumental remix versions by U.M. Fiedel and Analogue-X plus the original’s instrumental.

A lyric video of the song will be released at the same time.

Markus Kühnel from Noctural Studios designed the front cover as well as all further artwork for the single release. Ulf Müller was responsible for the mastering.

Release: 2021-04-30
Composed by Ulf Müller / Projekt Ich
Lyrics by David B Roundsley / Munich Syndrome
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Lost in a Dream EPs available NOW!

Lost in a Dream EP & Lost in a Dream Remix EP

March saw the release of the Lost in a Dream EP (Extended Play) from Munich Syndrome. the EP featured the title song and an ambient mix. Included were the introspective and downtempo-chill tracks, Solitude, London, Serenity and the exuberant Birthday Song. A more optimistic and meditative group of songs. Renewal & hope. Both EPs are currently available exclusively via our BandCamp page. April 2 we have released the Lost in a Dream Remix EP, bringing three new remixes of the title track.

Lost in a Dream EP:

  1. Lost in a Dream 04:27
  2. Solitude 05:45
  3. London 06:18
  4. Serenity 07:47
  5. Lost in a Dream (Ambient) 04:40
  6. Birthday Song 02:55

Lost in a Dream Remix EP:

  1. Lost in a Dream (Remix) (Extended) 06:53
  2. Lost in a Dream (Ambient Remix) 05:36
  3. Lost in a Dream (Remix) (Edit) 04:06

All songs written, produced and performed by: David B. Roundsley
Published by: Syndrome Sounds/ASCAP

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Bad Blood: A Life Without Consequence – Book & Album

Bad Blood: A Life Without Consequence - Book & Album, both available now from Amazon & all major online retailers
Bad Blood: A Life Without Consequence – Book & Album

Bad Blood: A Life Without Consequence, the book and album by Munich Syndrome are available now from:

and from Munich Syndrome’s BandCamp page:

https://www.munichsyndrome.bandcamp.com

Review by: Anthony R, Cardno

MY THOUGHTS: This is an absolutely engrossing memoir about adoption, secrets, and the search to understand where we came from and who we are. I found it extremely hard to put down. That’s partially because of the way the book is structured. The reader only becomes privy to information as Roundsley’s original search uncovered it. There are a few hints at the start of the book of what will ultimately be revealed (most but not all of which is noted in the book’s back cover matter) but for the most part we the audience must endure the same staggers and stutters the author did. Long fallow periods are interspersed surges of new leads some of which go nowhere and some of which open new roads of inquiry. This heightens the immediacy of the book and kept me more interested than maybe a straight chronological history of the author’s birth parents would have.

It doesn’t take long for Roundsley (and the reader) to realize his adoption was an unusual one. Or perhaps not so unusual given the time period as it was something “nice” people just didn’t consider a reality: that behind-closed-doors baby-trafficking happened even among “polite” society. As author learns more about his late birth mother’s life and gets closer to meeting his birth father, the stakes start to feel exceedingly high indeed. There are some very, very dark moments in the birth parents’ past, and some of them are uneasy to read about.

But the story is not all crime, drug use, physical abuse, and attempted murder – Roundsley discovers several half-siblings and meets their families. Their parts in the story are equally, if not more, tragic – but the larger family and obvious love these half-siblings develop for each other are a happy ending to such a dark background. Roundsley sprinkles their stories in with his search, even letting one sister take over for a section to reveal her own almost Dickensian history. I do feel as though I intimately know all of the parties involved thanks to Roundsley’s very personal, intimate, and familiar writing style and the way he’s willing to cede the stage to his siblings when the narrative warrants.

Along the way, the author also reveals a bit about his adoptive family and touches on the struggles of being a creative and obviously gay boy in a family that clearly doesn’t accept it. While the adoptive parents and sibling don’t have nearly the tragic life Roundsley’s birth parents did, they still play several key roles in the way the story unfolds. I have to say I’d love to see a second memoir from Roundsley about his later childhood and eventual coming out; I suspect there’s a lot more to that part of his life than he was able to include in this book. He’s also had quite a career in the music industry: he writes and records music as Munich Syndrome, and there is a companion CD to the book. I know there are a lot of compelling stories he could weave together with his coming out to form a second memoir.

Bad Blood: A Life Without Consequence is available for Pre-Order in Kindle form on Amazon if you missed the Kickstarter for the project. In BOOK REVIEWS Tags book reviewnon-fiction challengememoirMunich SyndromeDavid B. Roundsley

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Lost in a Dream EP

Lost in a Dream Extended Play from Munich Syndrome, available March 5, 2021 exclusively from Munich Syndrome's BandCamp Page
Lost in a Dream Extended Play

Available Friday March 5, 2021, exclusively through Munich Syndrome’s BandCamp page, the Lost in a Dream EP.

Track listing:
1. Lost in a Dream
2. Solitude
3. London
4. Serenity
5. Lost in a Dream (Ambient Mix)
6. Birthday Song

Written, Produced and Performed by: David B. Roundsley
All songs published by: Syndrome Sounds/ASCAP

Available as a pre-order now: https://munichsyndrome.bandcamp.com/album/lost-in-a-dream-ep

GRAY/SCALE – New Release from Munich Syndrome

GRAY/SCALE - the new release from Munich Syndrome
GRAY/SCALE – New Release from Munich Syndrome

https://munichsyndrome.bandcamp.com/album/gray-scale
GRAY/SCALE, the new album from Munich Syndrome will be available on BandCamp tomorrow. Tomorrow Bandcamp is also waiving artist contribution fees, so any purchases made tomorrow for any artist on Bandcamp will go directly to the artist. The album is download only.

While work continues on the next Munich Syndrome album “X”, the world became a different place. Over the past three years we’ve been experimenting in the studio with different arrangements, instruments, and styles.

GRAY/SCALE is our “Low” or “Remain in Light” if you will. Pushing out of our comfort zone, exploring new textures, and moods. Moving on from 2018’s Electro Pop 2, this release features ambient, electronica, and other sonic explorations. With cinematic flourishes, atmospheric washing and ambient chill this is more somber and introspective than our previous release. GRAY/SCALE is the sister-album to Sensual Ambience, 15 years on.

Where Sensual Ambience was more about the physical world, GRAY/SCALE is more about the metaphysical world.

This will be a digital-only release, available from BandCamp, CD Baby, Amazon, Apple Music, iTunes, Google, as well as all major streaming services.

Initially slated to be an EP (Extended Play) we have opted to go in with a full album:

  1. Ice Flow
  2. In a Lonely Place
  3. Ghosts (Part 1)
  4. A Corner in Time
  5. Grayscale
  6. Lonely Planet
  7. Ghosts (Part 2)
  8. Acoustica
  9. Spice Trade
  10. Ghosts (Part 3)
  11. Disappear
  12. Beyond Eternity
  13. Gothic Alchemy
  14. Windchill
  15. Shifting Dreams
  16. Fragment 5


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