Brain Syndrome / Disconnect
Album: Disconnect   Collection:General
Artist:Brain Syndrome   Added:Oct 2011
Label:Sonic Meditations  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-10-09 Pull Date: 2011-12-11 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Dec 11 Dec 4 Nov 27 Nov 20 Nov 13 Oct 30 Oct 23 Oct 16
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 16, 2016: Magnetized Toner
Fall Asleep
4. Nov 27, 2011: Ghost Trees
Fall Asleep
2. Dec 11, 2011: Crooked Spoke Adjacent
Fall Asleep
5. Nov 22, 2011: Panorama Subeque
Fall Asleep
3. Dec 04, 2011: lost and found
Fall Asleep
6. Nov 19, 2011: a brief Overkill
Fall Asleep

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-10-03
One of the many minimal synth recordings busted out by 20-somethings in their basements during the 80’s. Sounds like neon. Smells a little like spandex. If it was a little more pop-driven, it would fit perfectly alongside volume 1 of the Stones Throw Minimal Wave Tapes series. If it were 90 bpm faster, it would make an awesome workout video soundtrack.

Allegedly, this tape was found at random in a thrift store somewhere in the US. “Brain Syndrome” and “Disconnect” are simply stand-in titles. I can believe that. And I can also believe that there are plenty of other gems like this lurking out in any of the thousands of thrift stores that pepper lonely highways…where profound musical inspiration is laid to rest in foggy Tupperware crates.

1. (6:40) Warm floaty synth riffs tip-toeing in, stage left. Delicate and airy, like an overpriced pastry.

2. (15:47) What starts off as a second crack at the chord progression on track 1, instead dashes off in the opposite direction--this time with a hell of a lot more distortion and pitch-knob twiddling. 3 ½ minutes in, it slowly transitions into a series of extended, sky-crumbling tonal blasts.

3. (22:40) The album repeats on side B. (Tracks 1 and 2 put together)

Track Listing
1. Fall Asleep   2. Distract To Connect
  3. Disconnect