Category Archives: Ambient

Various Vegetables Radio #67 | A Psychedelic Paraiso

Summer is almost gone. Time for one last mindbending trip to towards sun, space and back to sandy grounds. As our tour guide for the first half of the trip we‘ve choosen a wonderful company called El Paraiso Records who has been releasing a far amount of wonderful Vinyl Releases reaching from Instrumental Psychedelic Rock to Fusion Jazz to Analog Synthkraut. This leads us straight to the musical influences of the latest 4-Track EP of our Vegkrew boy Octobird that has also been released on the day of the show on Pr0gramma Music where he‘s building a path from classic Psychedelic Recordings to modern Techno and Electronica.


TRACKLISZT:

Kalacakra – Nearby Shiras
Jakob Skøtt – Age Of Isotopes [El Paraiso Records]
Futuropaco – La Torre Cade [El Paraiso Records]
Al Doum & The Faryds – Light Up [Black Sweat Records]
Circle – Hiiret = Delfte [Metamorphos]
Psicomagia – El memoriso [El Paraiso Records]
Brian Ellis & Brian Grainger – Cabin Slide [El Paraiso Records]
Astral TV – Sun Flares [El Paraiso Records]
Jonas Munk – Orca [El Paraiso Records]
James Holden and The Animal Spirits – Pass Through The Fire [Border Community]
Holden – Renata [Border Community]
Octobird – The Gate [Pr0gramma]
Andrew Pekler – Vertical Gardens [Kranky]
Dialect – Fissures [Dense Truth]
Stéphane Laporte – Ossature [Antinote]
Mouse On Mars – Daylight [Thrill Jockey]
Sula Bassana – Moonbase Alpha Alpha [Sulatron-records]
Oren Ambarchi, Konrad Sprenger, Phillip Sollmann – Suez (Version) [A-TON]
Tihomir Zdjelarević – Hopefully we will see


You can also download the show here!

Tihomir Zdjelarević | Mikrowelt

"Tihomir Zdjelarević is a Berlin based musician. He works with modular synthesizer, string synthesizer, guitar, Four track and hardware effects to create a large soundscape with a kosmic vibe"

Tihomir pretty obviously follows the paths of classic ambient music from the golden age of the analogue synthesizer. But he does so with a lot of passion and sensitivity. He put's the Warp Speed Engine straight on 1 Lightmeter per hour and follows the routes of Cosmic Music, Krautrock and Psychedelia slowly and carefully. Therefore this music is by all means meditative, as it takes you to a place you've already been before - somewhere save - and lets your mind wander and expand.

So we highly recommend to just take these 40 Minutes off. Put away your smartphones turn off your computer, shield yourself from the surrounding Wifi and find a way to listen to MP3s in this rather uncommon setup.

Damn, what a stressful world.

Various Vegetables Radio #65 | Digital Natures

The golden era of New Age Music is long gone and there for New New Age is the new New Age. Let good ol‘ grumpy Mr Octobird be your spiritual leader on this journey through the cosmos of digital psychedelic, droney soundcsapes and let him read your future from a plastic crystal ball.


TRACKLIST

1 Joanna Brouk – Playing In The Water [Numero Group]
2 Iasos – Formentera Sunset Clouds [EM Records]
3 Gigi Masin – Music For Chameleons [Music From Memory]
4 Bill Nelson – Glass Fish (For The Final Aquarium) [Cocteau Discs]
5 Michal Turtle – Rainwater Fijt [Music From Memory]
6 Cinema – Sem Teto [Music From Memory]
7 Andréa Daltro – Kiuá [Music From Memory]
8 E Ruscha V – Endless Sunday [Beats In Space Records]
9 Simon Hold – Maqam Bruxelloise [Vlek]
10 Pep Llopis – Jardins Aquatics [Freedom To Spend]
11 Gianni Gebbia / Tiziano Popoli / Massimo Simonini – Insufflatio [I Dischi Di Angelica]
12 Kara-Lis Coverdale – Ad_Renaline [Sacred Phrases]
13 Michele Mercure – Dream Clock [Freedom To Spend]
14 Palta – Tabt Optagelse [Melody As Truth]
15 Visible Cloaks – Mask [Rvng Intl.]
16 Tim Hecker – Music Of The Air [4AD]
17 Jon Hassell – Dreaming [Ndeya]
18 Robert Lippok – All Objects Are Moving [Raster]
19 Lowcommittee – Salon [Vlek]
20 Grand River – Secondaria [Spazio Disponibile]
21 Potter Natalizia Zen – Articulated [Ecstatic]
22 Oneohtrix Point Never – Sleep Dealer
23 Gifted and Blessed – Presence [Leaving Records]
24 Michael C Sharp – Blublocker [HoloDeck]
25 Global Communication – 14 31 [Dedicated]

Various Vegetables presents: STROMTRÆGER¹

Brought to you by Vetomat and Various Vegetables we proudly present our first edition of STROMTRÆGER. A regular event in which we stimulate the neural electronics between the auditory nerve and the brain with ambient and experimental sounds. In a cozy atmosphere you can either ground yourself after a long week or warm up the batteries before the weekly club marathon.

Saturday, May 12 | 20.00 Uhr at Vetomat | Wühlischstr. 42 | Berlin Friedrichshain

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rui carries a soft-fragile guitar, a lightly distorted mic, sensible sound sculptures and a hard working looper that dance in a repetitive ritual to the rhythm of rare beats forming a sonic wake-coma landscape where time slows down and your own stories unfold.

FlussPluss
FlussPluss is an Italian-born multi-instrumentalist. Whether on drums, string instruments or synthesizers, he always pays off with his very organic playing style, which is deeply rooted in the experimental and “krauty” sounds of the 70s. In his Ambient Setup he creates organic soundscapes with the help of strings, synths, loopers and various effects.
 

Visuals by Alice Murace

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.

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.