Here are some reviews of our music.

It was somewhere in 1992 when André Theelen and Harold Teunissen,
aka Syndrone, payed me a visit. In those days, I was writing reviews
and other articles for KLEM, the Dutch electronic music magazine.
They wanted my opinion about their debut album "Outer Reaches".
The cassette contained 59 minutes of well composed music which
implemented elements from Brian Eno, Steve Roach and Michael Stearns,
but with some very interesting angles and surprises. I decided to
take the tape to Ron Boots, who was running Cue Records NL at that
time next to becoming a successful electronic musician himself. Like
me, he was struck by the duo’s musical approach and abilities. In
July 1993 he invited the duo to his Dreamscape studio in Eindhoven
where they recorded, in three days, all music for their forthcoming
cd "Being There".
The cd appeared in October 1993, containing two reworked tracks from
their mc beside five new pieces. In addition to some rhythmic
tracks, the band also composed ambient music with nice environmental
sounds such as the Parisian subway.
The album concludes with the live-in-the-studio recorded 20-minute
title track, featuring Ron Boots and Harold van der Heijden on
Due to the impact of their stunning debut, the duo was chosen number
9 on the Top 20 Best Newcomers in 1993 by the German Em-radio show

Bert Strolenberg - Sonic Immersion
"The follow up to their hugely  successful 'Baywatch'... OK, I jest.
Syndrone are Andre Theelen and  Harold Teunissen, a duo which has
spawned 3 albums since 1992. The opener 'Beneath the Surface' casts
off with delicate melodics before  sequences populate the
soundstage. It's a decent outing but perhaps  could have done with
a bit more oomph. With a title like 'Skin Job' the  next piece could
only be a Bladerunner tribute, and an excellent one it is too.
Opening with ambient atmospherics and "offworld" samples it gathers
pace when percussion is introduced. String synth pads flesh out the
sound as pin sharp hi-hats and regimental timpani invade the scene,
accompanied by sequence lines. More samples and atmospherics close
the track. 'Last Dream Before' is an atmospheric drifter in Roach/
Burmer territory, while the quirkily titled 'We Saw Elvis at the
Bus-Stop' is an uptempo piece with good sequencing and effective,
though rather cliched, melodics. 'Shift Nine I' is by far the most
esoteric piece so far, with  random effects and atmospherics forming
the bulk of the sound. 'John Doe' is a superb outing featuring
uptempo sequences and some fine lead synth work. The themes are
strong and supplemented by a repetitive, simple motif which acts as
an effective contrast to the searing synth leads. The strong form
continues with 'Beauty of Decay' which contains tight sequencing and
powerful synth sounds which form a potent cocktail when scorching
guitar lines are introduced. At just over the 14 minute mark,
'Musscheln und Andere Tiere' is the longest track and appropriately
it is a drifting, spacey piece of some merit. Cold, desolate
synthscapes are the order of the day, and throughout there is the
faint sound of morse code. 'Shift Nine II' closes the album,
continuing the esoteric form shown on version I. This is a fine
release which carries on the trend for mixing completely different
styles on a single album. Whether Space Music or Melodic EM is your
preference, this album tackles both with significant success. Add
the impressive Bladerunner tribute to the equation, and it's hard
to see anyone being disappointed after hearing this. (GG)" - smd
This is the second release by this very talented Dutch duo. The
groups first album, "Being There" (no relation to Peter Sellers
'Chauncy Gardner' character) was a big hit in Europe. Their new
release "Blind Date" is similar in style but covers a bit more
musical territory. Too few people in this genre have explored
beyond the cosmic music of mid-70's Klaus Schulze and Tangerine
Dream. There's been Lightwave, Michael Stearns, and a few others,
but there's not much of that sort of music around at the moment,
especially so, such music that is highly creative and with its own

On their earlier CD release Syndrone expressed great spacious
expanses, and cosmic esoteric music seemed to be their forte. Yet,
a touch more down to earth, with this strangely titled disc,
Syndrone has tried to create a music of great depth, with the
accent on melody and infectious poly-rhythms. Often, having such
an attitude to musical creation takes the music to very strange
realms, towards early Cluster or even the atmospheric realms of
Froese's early solo albums. The palette of sounds is extremely rich
and varied. Syndrone is certainly one of the most creative and
original synth duos around at the moment, and as their second
musical statement, it's very impressive!

Alternate Music Press
After a three year break, the album "Blind Date" was released in
fall of 1996. The nine tracks on it were recorded during several jam
sessions between 1994 and 1996, some of them one-time-only live
recordings capturing the spirit of the moment. 

It is again Ron Boots who was in charge of the excellent mastering
of the duo’s inventive music. "Blind Date" adds another chapter to
the duo's highly creative world, as it offers a nice blend of
overall morphing, resonating soundscapes explored in the longer
tracks next to a few shorter, rhythmic excursions.
The soundscape tracks are slowly developing and building, delving
deep into mysterious caverns as heard on "Shift Nine part I and II",
which sometimes rides the experimental edge.
"Musscheln und andere Tiere" is the longest track on the album, a
textural journey which seems to pay tribute to the ambient works of
Steve Roach.

The other side of the duo’s music is heard on the rhythmic,
electronic free-style tracks "Skin Job" or the humorous "We saw
Elvis at the Busstop".

Like its predecessor, "Blind Date" is a well-crafted work. It
breaths the joy of making electronic music through all its veins,
but is a bit more adventurous compared to their previous cd. Harold
& André, thank you for bringing me your inspired music which I still
enjoy a lot today!

Bert Strolenberg - Sonic Immersion