Category Archives: Ambient

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.

Aleksi Perälä | Simulation

Aleksi Perälä has been maneuvering under the radar for quite some time. The first time he got some attention from a wider audience was with his "Colundi Series". It was a tremendously big collection  of 13 Album length releases and somehow reminded of the time when Aphex Twin released his Analord Series. On the Colundi Series Aleksi Perälä was especially hyped by his intense approach to microtonal sequence composing. But it covered a wide range of sounds from Ambient to IDM to Oldschool Techno.

Simulation is Perälä's second release for the Clone Basement Series. And to me is special because it widens Peräläs horizon of sounds even more. First and foremost it's dynamics. As it is an energetic album on an emotional level it is by no means a result of the still ongoing "Loudness War". There is so much air between all these sounds that it feels like a relief that let's you inhale very deeply. In this sense it really feels like a ruminant Album. And Perälä follows this path by adding trancy elements with its most natural meaning. The floating melody sequences feel like they are soaked with energy of the elements that sourround us. The classic drum machine sequences feel more like wind than like banging Techno hits.

Simulation is heavily rooted in this 90's soundscape mixture of driven Techno and the Rephlex definition of IDM. It inevitably reminded me of Slag Boom Van Loon. A collaboration of Speedy-J and µ-Ziq from 1998. But without any doubt it has its very own quality.

Kurihara & Zeck | Love the Fork

Z12(V)-027-Kurihara & Zeck--Love & Fork

Kurihara and Zeck also known as "peanuts and beer take your headache away" bring you one hour of warm and noisy winter chants . Original artwork by Kurihara .. visit his website or his next exhibition ..

https://kuriharatakuya.com/

Buy a Cassette via bandcamp or write a mail to gezeckt(at)zanderhythm(.)com if you want to pay with any kind of crypto . you can also visit kuri on the sunday market at mauerpark and buy a copy from him .

Various Vegetables Radio #58 | Zanderhythm Tape Label Special

Yay, weekend is near. Time to dance on your couch to the warm beats of your tapedeck. That’s why we just pick up all the old tapes from Vodor L. Zeck’s back catalog and make a little Zanderhythm Tape Label Special. And then there’s also the “Tape Summit” tape label market on Sunday where Zeck gonna have his big sell out.

Check the Zeck at www.zanderhythm.bandcamp.com


TRACKLIST:

1. songsaboutsexism: drunknsquirrels
2. vodor l zeck:berg: arboctamoz
3. philops:excelsior pils: The Great Escape
4. Acid druid: Winter_Acid_Dreamland_Side-B_excerpt
5. vodor l zeck: drone006
6. Kevin Polzer:Deaer: Im not playing
7. Acid Druid: Womb_to_Tomb
8. Missqulater: Twinky
9. Goblin Shaman: Wisdom_Keef
10. Acid Druid: Taranaki Mountain
11. Acid Druid: Mead Odyssey
12. Missqulater: About Aventure
13. Machine Mask: jack burton
14. Kennel Rick: hereupon
15. Acid druid: Emerald Forest Of The Gnomes
16. Beatwife: Doorkisser
17. Die BLutige Hand : 1
18. The Coloured Chaos: Dawn (with Manic Mailman)
19. Eutechnik: I9
20. End of Growth: Population
21. vodor l zeck: springacid_6
22. Die Blutige Hand: Greater
23. ZeckDBH: AAATake3
24. Kinskop: Klaubstaade
25. ZeckDBH: 060_02
26. Kurihara/vodor l zeck: System Of Moabit
27. Premium Bananen: KarlshorstRichtungHauptstrasse
28. Premium Bananen: Urwelcome


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Various Vegetables Radio # 57 | May I disturb you?

Autumn is here and it is raining cats, dogs and fresh releases. Thus, we continue to follow the red path of our last show and continue to hurl brand new stuff around your ears. And to extend our and your ear canals even further we gonna act a bit more brutal this time. Between noisy Kraut-Ambient, Oldschool-Future-Breaks and catchy Braindance, we keep all knobs up to eleven. So stop collecting autumn leaves, It’s time to dig in the mud.

Featuring hot new tunes by: Zombie Zombie, James Holden and The Animal Spirit, Gajek, Locust Toybox, Aleksi Perälä and many more…


TRACKLIST:

Roberto Auser: Theme from Another World Pt 1 [Bear Funk]
Zombie Zombie: Hippocampe
James Holden and The Animal Spirits: Thunder Moon Gathering [Border Community]
Holden : ||: a Circle Inside a Circle Inside :|| [Border Community]
Gajek: Trage Es Weit [Monkeytown Records]
Locust Toybox: Saptiro [Brainfeeder]
Forest Drive West: Jinx [Livity Sound Recordings]
Mosca: Don’t Take This The Wrong Way [Livity Sound Recordings]
Matthew Herbert feta. Zilla: Brand New Love (Original Mix) [Hypercolour]
Denial of Service: Aka Manto [FILM]
Tornado Horr: Tornado Marsch
Clark: Honey Badger [Warp Records]
Akkord: Rcvr [Houndstooth]
Special Request: Brainstorm [Houndstooth]
DMX Krew: The Wiggly Worm [Super Rhythm Trax]
Volruptus: Alien Transmission [bbbbbb]
Claro Intelecto: Contact [Delsin Records]
Orbe: Unexpected Dream’s Rave [Hivern Discs]
Aleksi Perälä: NLL561606939 [Clone Basement Series]
B12: Ecliptic [Warp Records]
The 7th Plain: The Super 8 [A-TON]


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