Category Archives: Braindance

Mindcolormusic aux4410 feat. Vodor L Zeck

Mindcolormusic's one man label mastermind DJ mnvr has been pretty busy releasing wonderful little mindbending braindance gems since last year. Sympathetically he skips back and forth between Compilations, EPs and Split-Eps on which he relies less on proven formats than on his sense of coherent track compilations. And so - behind the superstructure of Braindance, Acid and IDM - his publications  always tell a flush story beyond genre boundaries.

The fact that we are choosing the aux4410 from these short stories is, of course, due to the fact that Veglord Vodor L Zeck contributes his part on the knobs here. But together with Quadratschulz, Bromic, Sonornote, Bovaflux and a few others, it creates a wonderful something of nervous drum shuffle, sprinting acid lines and hovering disharmonic megarave emotions.

May the end of this story remain open for a long, long time!

Various Vegetables Radio #63 | 303 Clone Wars

Once upon a time in a distant galaxy called the 90s, a group of young rebels fought against the reign of Stanza-Refrain-Bridge to practice the forbidden practices of Acid. Nearly thirty light years later, methods long believed to blossom flourish again on planets such as Acid Waxa, Midievil, Mechatronica, Central.Processing.Unit. and Vortex Traks. We have set out on a Journey to give these Brotherhoods a voice. May the Acid be with you!


TRACKLIST

AYU Acid – Aztec Zone [Acid Waxa]
e-Wah – Frame By Frane [Acid Waxa]
Your Planet Is Next – Heart Breaker [Acid Waxa]
Halvtrak – Dirt Floor [Acid Waxa]
Miles Samuel – The Music [Acid Waxa]
Lesinge – Plage Plage [Acid Waxa]
Acidalius – Androm [Acid Waxa]
Chevron – Battersea Acid [Acid Waxa]
Gem Tree – Me Eyes Are Made Of Aloe [Acid Waxa]
Acid Elf – Agrolove [Acid Waxa]
Aftawerks – Megalol [Acid Waxa]
Roy Of The Ravers – Ambergris 9 [Acid Waxa]
Phyllis Weatherskate – Socket [Midievil]
Ragi Arinbjornsson – JoYRIde [Midievil]
Beathaven – Plopz [Midievil]
Beathaven – Electro Sonata No.1.1 – Pannier Market, Bideford [Midievil]
Beathaven – Cheap Veins [Midievil]
S>>D – Fragment Of Fear [CPU]
The Secret State – CIA UFO Google Search [CPU]
Cygnus – Biosoft [CPU]
Zeta Reticula & Helga Neuer – I Am Mensch [Mechatronica]
Le Chocolat Noir – Maximum Capacity Reached [Mechatronica]
Morphology – Frozen State [Vortex Traks]
Nachtzug – Unspoken 2 [Vortex Traks]
B12 – Conektion [CPU]
The Orb – Lunar Caves

Various Vegetables Radio #61 | Transatlantic Braindancers

Our vegetable specialists travel all over the world to pick the best fruits from the tree of braindance. On our latest adventure, we boldly steer our ship through Acid, Techno and Braindance to tap into transatlantic routes between Europe and America. And our distributers from Pr0gramma, Mindcolormusic, Vortex Traks & Mechatronica serve us well!

We’re still hiring. Wanna join?


TRACKLIST:

DMX Krew – Yellow Taxi
Soma – The Optimist
Tzusing – Post-Soviet Models [L.I.E.S. Records]
CultureClash – U.U. Inlands (Halal Edit) [Lost Futures]
Richard H. Kirk – Radioactive Water
Voidesque – corner of corners [Pr0gramma]
Kevin Polzer – Cedni75 [Pr0gramma]
Oxvac – centroid [Pr0gramma]
NHK yx Koyxen – M [-OUS]
Simon Haydo – Not for You? [Peder Mannerfelt Produktion]
Mnvr – twntn [Mindcolormusic]
tysk raider – tobak [Mindcolormusic]
VodorIzeck – cleverdielast [Mindcolormusic]
Fah – shawn [Mindcolormusic]
Tram Computer – Dingelfunk [Zanderhythm]
Automatic Tasty – Listening Posts [Vortex Traks]
Koova – Words of Wisdom [brokntoys]
DJ Overdose – Mindstorms [Craigie Knowes]
Vertical67 – Intrasystem [Mechatronica]
Automatic Tasty – Over The Hill [Lunar Disko]
DMX Krew – DMX Bass (Vocal) [Breakin Records]
Soundchasers – Automatic Push Buttons
Legowelt – Deutsches Pkw [Creme Organization]
Faceless Mind – Data Kontroll [Strange Life Records]
Anthiliawaters – Time


You can also download the Show here

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 #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

Beathaven | Electro Sonatas

The mighty Beathaven himself labels it Devonshire Electronic Music.

"Unknown to the masses, techno and electro was invented in the dangerous back streets of North Devon. This music is in our veins, brains and hearts."

Like most of his releases he published Electro Sonatas on his very own playground Midievil Records. And it's yet another excellent example of the healthy diversity of acid infected, machine loving, intelligent dance jamming scene you can find under the hood of Bandcamp, Soundcloud and on various smaller Vinyl Labels.

It's stunning how Beathaven keeps his tunes from the straight Four-To-The-Floor recipe but still gives you no other choice than follow with your body like a wigglely worm. Add some detuned Synth Lines on top and you can imagine how life was back in Midievil times. Dark but adventurous, rough but also spontaneous. So hopefully Beathaven will keep on leading us the way trough Devonshire Forest.

Ghostband | Grime Synthesis

Got that little scamp! Ghostband is not a band! It's a kid in a candy store smearing his tunes with glittering melodies and evil plans to put you on one leg. And before you know it you are in the middle of a breakcore massacre.

Ghostband is throwing out self released recordings since 2011 but came first into my consciousness with his Tape Release Acid Deco which got some promotion via the legendary Bleep Store (Which is an offshoot from Warp Records as far as I'm aware). It had "Acid" in it's name, so what could you do wrong by grabbing it. But it sure wasn't an Acid Album. It reminded me somehow of Venetian Snare's early sample based Breakcore mayhems, that always contained this errant wicked humor. But it wasn't a Breakcore Album by definition. Instead it took all these ingredients and tossed them around with a very playful attitude.

Grime Synthesis takes this musical diversity even further (let alone that it's not a Grime Album). It feels like AFXs Donkey Rhubarb on heavy rotation. Rhythmically it feels like a bouncing ball that refuses to listen to the laws of gravitation and while the melodies always start kinda fluttering around friendly, you know that this ain't gonna end in peace.

Tape Squize | XOOWO EP

It sounds like Tape Squize had to squeeze his 5 Braindancer Megahits on double tempo onto the Tape because he got a bit tight on Tape length. This guy from Portland, Oregon gets straight to the point. Highspeed Rephlex Drums, melting Acid Lines and washed out Melodies that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Love. If you are just tough enough to listen.

The YOOWO EP joins a full handful of releases from msh3005 Records. But this one is by far my favourite from what I've heard so far.

Collectors can get the EP in lovely old-fashioned formats. A tape version - which should be sold out by now. And also a CD version in an oldschool Floppy Disc Case.

"Handmade by the artist himself while he was struggling to find impossible (for him) inner peace and get proper amount of sleep."

This explains a lot.