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Oxvac “Partials” | on Pr0gramma Records

As part of the American electronic music collective Pr0gramma Oxvac has been releasing his music since about 2015.

On his latest release "Partials" he clearly demonstrates references to abstract rhythm constructs as they were cited by greats like Autechre in the Warp era . However, he neither tries to make himself comfortable in homage nor in practising some kind of beatmashing-competition but adds a very personal coloring. Which, in its warmth, happily stands out from the cold, mathematical IDM sound. The warm analog origin of the modular system responsible for most of the synth sequences is clearly audible and the background noise that accompanies us throughout the whole album sets itself like a little piece of meadow under the tracks so that the organic melodies may writhe on it. The beat structures also seem to hover between complex patterns and a wide-breathing 4/4 bass drum.

So yet again another happy accident to find such beautiful electronic music from the U.S. of A. From this side of the Atlantic's perspective I can  just say it's nice that you're no longer necessarily get overpowered by EDM-Metal-Dubstep, but can also lift the actual treasures (which have always been there!). At least on platforms like Bandcamp and Co.

Various Vegetables Radio #60 | Axiom Guest Mix

This time we have a special show lined up: a guest mix from Berlin’s Axiom – cofounder of Crazy Language netlabel and event organiser in Berlin. Most recently he’s been organising events with the Skizze collective focused on experimental electronic music for the dance floor. This epic four hour set is a sound desk recording from the Freqs of Nature Festival from last July, 2017 and features an expertly-curated pick of IDM, glitch and experimental electronica. Lay back and let Axiom take you on a journey guided by some kind of crazy language.

Musik der Sterne Vol 1 | Tape Compilation

"We are part of the universe and music is the code..."

This quote from Vangelis adorns the inlay of the tape compilation from Berlin-based tape label Per Musica Ad Astra. After a couple of vinyl releases and regular broadcasts on Intergalactic.FM they took the opportunity on their first compilation to run free on their obvious fondness for so-called Kosmische Musik . Restrained driving beats nestle in soaring pad sounds on their journey trough space to maintain a very homogeneous travel speed over the course to all eight representative planets (or artists as some may say). 

Well done Captain!

And not to forget, our man Vlight Attendend Vertical67 was also part of the crew.

Various Vegetables Radio #59 | MSH3005 Label Special

Yes! It‘s the first show in 2018. Yes! We just left behind a pretty bad year for all of us. And yes, we don‘t care at all. We rather intent to go on serving you rock solid tunes. This time with a little Bandcamp round up.

For this purpose we‘d like to take a closer ear to MSH3005 Records. A little Underground Techno, Ambient and IDM Label from Portland, Oregon. During the last year they managed to bring up a pretty impressive little catalouge of Tape and CD Releases. And after we just recently reviewed one of their EP‘s on our Website, they gave us the opportunity to check out their output from last year.

Check out MSH3005 Records at https://msh3005.bandcamp.com


TRACKLIST:

Not Enough RAM – joker doctor 0o
Confreg – Serious trip
Tape Squize – Johnipe
Confreg – dust on SM-SRE-700-K9
Tape Squize – Citsilaer (LN-30 mix)
IPv7 – IPv7 (mother! techno is awesome mix)
Metadreamer – Not Afraid (lyrebird mix)
Z0xxTer – jojojojojojojojojojojojo
Not Enough RAM – 0ct0ber rest
Metadreamer – Ocean Trip 5 (blue sea mix)
Titch Thomas – HUMANITY
RX-101 – M.A.S.S.
Beathaven – Electro Sonata No.4 – Croyde
th’idiot – Ant Erg (Luke’s Anger Remix)
Jeremy Greenspan – Tin Beat
Solid Blake – Mario
Fleck E.S.C – Boredom Routine Flagship
Earl Grey – Dorsiflextion
Guavid – Physycaltb3
daas – Fang
HKE – Inertia Circus
Greystar – d27 Kinetic Radiance [exc3]


You can also download the Show here

Premium Bananen from Zanderhythm

Z12(V)-028-Premium Bananen--1x1/Ufirst
From Karlshorst to Marzahn gentrified Banan´'!

1x1 recorded in Luca's Studio (Karlshorst).
Recorded and mixed by Luca Andriola .
Ufirst recorded in Fz16-112 by Max .
Luca : Synth , Guitar ,Drums , Voice
Max : Synth , Drums , Bass

Patrick Vian | Bruits Et Temps Analogues

When I first became aware of Patrick Vian's album
Bruits Et Temps Analogues by it's release on Staubgold Records, I was not aware that this was a 1976 reissue because
Vian's expeditions to the soundscapes of jazz, fusion, electronica are s
o timeless and cross-genre.

In each of his titles, he builds up picturesque arrangements with the help of analog synthesizers, field recordings, percussion and all sorts of exotic instruments which never quite engage in classical song or instrumental structures, but always wavering towards an unique idea. Here and there it gets quite funky and you wait for the drums to go on the one, but Vian refuses the easy way, creating unique timeless sound paintings.

So, if you haven't been travelling in a while, that's the perfect Album to do so.

Brainwaltzera | Poly-Ana

When Brainwaltzera released Poly-Ana in 2017, coming out of nowhere, they were kinda hyped by the fact that they had no other than Aphex Twin as a true fan on their Soundcloud List. These Hypes can easily overshadow the true worth of an release or artist. But it must have worked and is granted to them.

Poly-Ana is kinda like a new Planet that all of a sudden appeared at your window and you start wondering if it always had been there. It combines the warm earthy sound structures of the ones like Four Tet with the wobbly Synth Melodies from Boards of Canada but always keeps to it's very own emotional dimension. This helps the album to gradually break away from the mentioned comparisons in your consciousness and to develop a timeless value on its own.