Vandroogenbroeck, Joel / Biomechanoid Lp
Album: Biomechanoid Lp   Collection:General
Artist:Vandroogenbroeck, Joel   Added:Mar 2014

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-03-07 Pull Date: 2014-05-09 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: May 4 Apr 13 Apr 6 Mar 23 Mar 16 Mar 9
Airplays: 1 2 2 1 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 01, 2014: Meow
B3 Lost Planet
4. Apr 05, 2014: BravoMarco Variety Show
B3 Lost Planet
2. Apr 12, 2014: BravoMarco Variety Show
B4 Asteroids
5. Apr 03, 2014: The Sunset Life
B5 Interstellar Insects
3. Apr 10, 2014: The Sunset Life
B3 Lost Planet
6. Mar 19, 2014: Brownian Motion
B3 Lost Planet

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2014-03-03
Experimental analog moog synth compositions bordering on avante by founder of German psyche/Krautrock band Brainticket. Predominately electronic, old school, with occasional piano. “Inspired by the paintings of H.R. Geiger” these pieces have a dark dissonant disjunct feel. The old Moog sound is distinct, retro, that of 1950’s “outer space” bad sci fi flicks. But it harkens to a day when all early “electronic music” sounded this way (riyl Tangerine Dream, early Alan Parsons, works on the sackbut). Pieces with piano border on avante, some others just noodling-with-an-old-Moog. Radio friendly lengths, easily fit into any set if only as a soundbed.

1) (4:33) deep aquatic bubbling tones with amplitude modulated sawtooths, droney and hypnotic
2) (4:56) quiet start, a knocking percussive feel, some treated piano and bursts, sparse
3) (4:13) spacey trippy synths, swirl slowly
4) (3:03) treated piano string strikes (?) spacey synths burst about
5) (2:08)analog synthy bloopy fun
6) (1:44) heres the dreamy bliss out drone you ordered, too bad its so brief
7) (5:48) bloopy synth with crazed piano playing
8) (5:41) subtle melodies, dark spooky synths grow noisier, weird
9) (2:31) very “moog” freq modulaton + amp modulation fun, the thing of 1950’s “outer space” sounds
10) (2:24) getting even more outer spacey, sparser
11) (2:11) even more noodly feel

Track Listing
1. A1 Dark Plasma   6. B1 Voices
2. A2 Elements   7. B2 Metallic Agony
3. A3 Sign From Space   8. B3 Lost Planet
4. A4 Strange Lady   9. B4 Asteroids
5. A5 Plastic Gnome   10. B5 Interstellar Insects
  11. B6 Galaxy Recall