Author Archives: Octobird

Eutechnik | Longform

It sneaked in so cozy that even it surprised us.

Eutechnik: Visual Mastermind, electronically infected sound engineer and Veglord has born a new EP. Between drifting rhythms and IDMish soundstructures, there is a lot to be found in its wide soundscapes.

Anyway!
Less words, more cowbells ... just go and download.

Various Vegetables Radio #55 | Whitey on the Moon making Politics of Doom

Media reports just in claiming that the President of the United States of Demon Crazy personally visited the Moon colony to assess the situation on-site. His first reports have just returned and he tells of the discovery of a forgotten race of white skinned people. Upon first contact, they agreed to support the President in ruling Planet Earth from a central lunar government. As responsible journalists, we now ask: Is it time to Fact-Check this story?
Nopeā€¦

Instead, we accompany this incredible event musically.
Following the cycles of space and time, we will lead you through the following stages

seduction, destruction, revolution and re-awakening

with musical examples from psychedelic rock, jazz and hip-hop.
For this project, we had the great fortune to be able to open a channel to a parallel universe.
From this, guests from past and present, such as Captain Beefheart, Sun Ra, Gill Scott Heron, Nina Simone, Mr Lif and Roots Manuva will tell their side of the story.

TRACKLIST:

Gil Scott-Heron – Whitey on the Moon
Alan Jefferson – Galactic Nightmare, Pt. 1 (excerpt)
The Science Fiction Corporation – Murder in the Space Station
Satan and deciples – Satan On Universe
Silver Apples – Mad Man Blues
Growing Concern – Hard Hard Year
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Trust Us [Take 9]
Bokaj Retsiem – Only A Child
Shark Move – Evil War
Sun Ra and His Arkestra – Nuclear War
The Temptations – Stop The War Now
Delia Gartrell – See What You’ve Done Done (Hymn No. 9)
Cool Sounds – Where Do We Go from Here
Fontella Bass – Who You Gonna Blame
Nina Simone – Revolution (Parts 1 and 2)
Syl Johnson – Concrete Reservation
RJD2 – 2 More Dead
Mr. Lif – Welcome to the World
Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
IG Culture – The Revolution Will Not Be Tell Lie Vise
DJ Spooky – Not In Our Name Feat, Saul Williams (Remix)
The Cinematic Orchestra – All Things To All Men (Featuring Roots Manuva)
Linda Tillery – Freedom Time
Curtis Mayfield – We Got To Have Peace
Booby Patterson – Recipe for Peace


You can also download this show here!

Various Vegetables Radio #54 | Boring House Music

In the current episode of Various Vegetables Radio we present very boring house music. It begins half-way promising with some jazzy approaches. A bit of Kraut, everything very cuddled. But then it becomes really bad. Cheaply produced, monotonous, noisy. Here and there singing, which sounds like the announcement of an answering machine. Everything very boring. We hope you want to get bored with us. Tune in! And eat your vegetables !!!

Mixed & Mashed by your very untalented DJ Octobird

TRACKLISZT///

The Advisory Circle – Now Ends the Beginning [Ghost Box]
Versatile Ensemble – Song For Nana [Versatile]
Bjorn Torske and Prins Thomas – Kappe Tre
Perfume Advert – Single White Junker [1080p]
Karlos Moran – Just One Of Those Things
Khotin – At07 [Normals Welcome]
Jack J. – Thirstin’ [Future Times]
Trackman Lafonte and Bonquiqui – Pacific House [LIES]
Mall Grab – Awake [1080p]
Dreems and Jamie Blanco – Party Mix [Futureboogie]
Usio – Ndoto [Studio Barnhus]
Gerry Read – Charcoal
Baba Stiltz – Aches [Studio Barnhus]
Call Super – New Life Repercussions
Move D – Eastman
Cosmin TRG – Less of Me, More of You
Martin Tetrault – No, Fantaisy Island!
Your Planet Is Next – Do U Wanna Freak? [Studio Barnhus]
Sano – I Don’t
Mike Ash – 89’s The Year [Super Rhythm Trax]
Stephen Lopkin – Weegie in Wigan [MOS]
D’Marc Cantu – Maddance [Desire]
Jake Slazenger – Five Alive


You can also download this show here!

Batfinks “Mosisac” out on Caoutchou Records

Earthy, tricky and yet impulsive. Batfinks release on Caoutchou Records is a sick mosaic of sound called Mosisac. So much grown potential which will sadly not be able to grow on, as he passed away last year.

His Mates from Caoutchou say:

Batfinks became part of the Caoutchou fam since he contributed the track 'Shamalaalaa' for the second Rubber Beats compilation back in '09. 5 years later we released 'Bibobleyboo' on our label and early 2016 he sent us new material; an album named 'Mosisac'. Later that year we heard the sad news that Ste had passed away.

Batfinks was a mysterious character on whom we never really got a hold. When we talked, our conversations ended up in neologistic gibberish and laughter which was simultaneously amazing and funny. When we asked about his background to compose a promo text for his album this is what he wrote to us:

"Learnt my first chords when I was 4 on a Casio MT-65 on the toilet which was very satisfying I must say. Learnt how to play 808 State and Sonz of Da Loop Era tunes when I was 7 with a mate of mine, Jim Noir. Spent a lot of time with my dad and brother going to bluegrass gigs and old folks homes. Influences were mainly old school rave music when I was younger but then got into Gong, The Orb, Orbital, Autechre and that. A lot of jazz and world music stuff which was through my brother and his mates."

Mosisac shows us a side of Batfinks which we haven't heard before. Instead of the usual Batfinksesque sound we are now introduced to a collection of grim and gloom-ridden tracks although his typical sound is still imminent. In his dad's words: 'The musical version of Hieronymus Bosch paintings... it's a profound vision of someone on a path'

We love you, Batfinks. Forever in our hearts and ears.