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OTHER_FORMAT - EVP Recordings Volume I

This Halloween we have a very special release - very in tune with the "current mood".. /o_F/ returns with EVP Recordings - Volume I. As the story goes, around the mid 90s, Other Format's cousin founded an amateur paranormal research society as something of a hobby - being there little to do and plenty of haunted locations in the west country - and being a sound enthusiast began building ghost boxes and recording Electronic Voice Phenomena in supposedly haunted locations. The project took on a life of it's own when the material collected started to defy rational and technical explanations. The album is a constructed work of cinematic soundscapes and tense electronics based on and containing a selection of these recordings and accompanied by a collection of original field notes. For more information read "a message from /o_F/" in the info doc. As suggested by the author, we advise listening alone in the dead of night...

Oregon Vortex- INVICTUS

As we skip through genres and styles of electronic music this August brings Oregon Vortex with a very specific sub genre of Italic synth exploration. Unlike other brands of the ongoing retrowave scene, that tend to give the glorious old a modern glow, INVICTUS feels like it is out of a timewarp; a limbo somewhere between a roguelike dungeon and the recesses of a Vatican library. Bitter riffs take us further into the occult practices of heretics with themes from games we could have played and movies we might have seen.

OTHER_FORMAT - OPERATOR

For some of our followers OTHER_FORMAT will be a new name but the eraliest contribution dates back to 2009, collaborating with XZICD under the probably more familiar name CUT_REPEAT. For our more die hard followers, this marks the end of a long wait. Plenty of o_F music has been briefly glimpsed in the outback of the interweb, to then disappear never to be heard again. Now all those rare long lost specimens will get their own Hardiskeology series. Being a gentleman of criteria, o_F's releases come across as concept albums or studies. Starting with OPERATOR, that comes across as a workout in FM synthesis, in a relentless set of 8. The cover design by o_F says everything about the approach without giving away the mood. Also featured is a remix of another modfreak we all know and love - XZICD, which didn't make it in time for BSL_051.

Nick R 61 - Bessonnizza

Insisting in our numerological intent at 61 we happen upon Nick R 61 with Bessonnizza. A lullaby to accompany those last moments awake to the gates of sleep and beyond.. But all dreams and nightmares come to an end when broken by the the morning. Music that watches you while you sleep - best listened to in a comfortable bed or a padded cell..

Nukua - EP.10

Since around 2009, every 8th release here on brainstorm has been a Nukua release. And rounding nicely off at cat. number 60 Nukua is back with his 5th solo release on BSL and 10th in total - hence EP.10. A slightly different flavour of unfamilar nostalgia from what one might expect.. Already the old photo on the cover, for those in the know, is a world away from the usual dark environments and clinically lit genetic mutations - the music on the other hand, though certainly lighter than usual, is not so far from the Nukua we knowand yet something is different, something has changed. And that change is described in EP.10 so subtly that it feels like nothing has changed at all.

IQbit - Hello Mahadev

Always a pleasure when our very own mystical nomad comes "home" - IQbit dropping another album of eclethnic beats with Hello Mahadev. For those familiar with IQbit from his early days as A-Cycle and period of extreme glitch with Sytrjv by way of his foley project FIELD ABUSE will know by now that he has traded in his glitched 'camels' for real camels and the journey he takes you on is as physical as it is cerebral. The VIDEO by Claudio Curciotti, released with this album, proves as much...

XZICD - ROTODYNE

The nightmare corpse-city of Heracleion was built in measureless eons behind history by the vast, loathsome shapes that seeped down from the dark stars. There lay great XZICD and his hordes, hidden in blue lofi vaults.. you can watch the video by Claudio Curciotti for the track Quetzlacoatl in the video section or by clicking HERE

Orgatanatos - flΛwrex_Sc!nt

From AO-DD's impressions of the past we now go -eeer - back to the future! First timers here in the lab, duo Orgatanatos, hailing from Uzbekistan with flΛwrex_Sc!nt. A heavily conceptual album bordering on the maximal side of minimalism, and following in the vein of deliberately dehumanising sound. The idea of a bored AI resorting to producing electronic music to pass the time, however improbable, is something I'm sure many a producer can identifiy with - both in relation to boredom and in occasionally feeling artificial (possibly the result of prolonged proximity to machines). The result is 1:00:10 of intercepted communication - to you the interpretation..

Part of a twin release this album is the first of two (conceptually if not by release date!) Check out the second part by Orgatanatos on Russian label MNMN

AO-DD - EP1

Debut album for Swedish duo AO-DD. Haling from the textile town of Norrköping, which hosts a small but rich electronic scene, they bring us a very specific blend of electronic music. By their own definition an EP inspired by early hip hop and a local sub-genre called cut 'n' lotto. My listening of the album was more like a sonic history lesson. The music is atmospheric with cyclical rhythms and the undertones of locally recorded foley sounds - as well as the track names - take us through the charred bones of a once thriving harbour town at a faultering industrial pace. On many levels a clear aural interpretation of urban environment.

Sytrjv - Lateral Latency

After the mysterious disappearance of the ethereal entity known as Sytrjv in 2009, all that remained were a a couple of tracks on an abandoned myspace page and a few remixes for the likes of Iqbit, Unterm Rad and Hecq. But a recent discovery at a hardiskeology site on the outskirts of Rome has unearthed a vast array of out of place artifacts from as early as 2003. The artifacts will be organised and progressively released here on brainstormlab. Since their discovery, some of the specimens have shown signs of life, which, if the allignment is right, may harbour a return of the obscure occurrence... Be prepared..

Bunai Carus - Veil EP

And here it is. French duo Bunai Carus are on the rise since their formation in early 2013 and we are happy they made a pitstop in our edge of the universe.Veil merges clean cuts on soaring pads to great visual effect. Ranging from abstract sound design to syncopated glitch, this album plays as a single story line to be heard from start to finish, for the whole cinematic experience.

In the video section is the music video for the track "LUCID" taken from the upcoming EP by French duo Bunai Carus - The video is courtesy of Nicolas Millot and Caroline Collinot.

Bunai Carus - LUCID Video

XZICD with another unspeakably named hit to keep you fit with a live take workout in the player.

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ARCHIVE

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OTHER_FORMAT
EVP Recordings - Volume I

Free Download. Halloween Special! Spooky sounds from the haunted west country courtesy of /o_F/.

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Oregon Vortex
INVICTUS

Free Download.Italian Occult Electro with Oregon Vortex - INVICTUS EP.

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OTHER_FORMAT
OPERATOR

Free Download. /o_F/ for the Hardiskeology sries with an all FM oriented EP from the archives

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Nick R 61
Bessonnizza

Free Download. Nick R 61 for music that watches you while you sleep...

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Nukua
EP.10

Free Download. Nukua returns with a slightly different flavour of unfamiliar nostalgia

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IQBIT
Hello Mahadev

Free Download. IQbit returns with more sonic tales of nomadic spirituality

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XZICD
ROTODYNE

Free Download. XZICD from the depths with his new album - ROTODYNE

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Orgatanatos
flΛwrex_Sc!nt

Free Download. Crisp sounds and thrashing cuts by Uzbek duo Orgatanatos

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AO-DD
EP 1

Free Download. Debut for Norrköping duo on brainstormlab introduce their special brand of Cut n Lotto

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Sytrjv
Lateral Latency

Free Download. Unearthed artifacts from the ethereal entity that is Sytrjv.

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Bunai Carus
Veil EP

Free Download. Rising stars Bunai Carus take us on an astral trip with Veil EP. Check the Lucid video on the right..

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IQbit / Mahmoud Refat / Maurice Louca
Cairo Jam

Free Download. From the Archives electro acoustic jam session recorded live by IQbit with Mahmoud Refat and Maurice Louca of 100COPIES MUSIC.

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MITOMA
ISO:FORMS

Free Download. MITOMA's first release on brainstormlab with mythical 12 track LP.

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Nukua
Compressed

Free Download. Nukua returns by 1/8ths with new EP C___O___M____P___R___E__S____S_____E_____D

XZICD Denocleosis Reutomaghafth Remix Album- February 2012_BSL 051

Premute Nome- February 2012_BSL 050

Set Controls Warm Front Monuments<- February 2012_BSL 049

RALP 0812- February 2012_BSL 048

rachMiel Groove Quotient- February 2012_BSL 047

Dino Felipe Psychonautical- February 2012_BSL 046

Randomform Vapr Core EP- January 2012_BSL 045

Nukua No, Seriously- December 2011_BSL 044

Enabl.ed Sound.Paper 2- November 2011_BSL 043

XZICD jStenBibiÔgta_gitgitcht'nde-Blsák-October 2011_BSL 042

Set Controls Sundial- September 2011_BSL 041

Nexbiome Digital Dubplate Plaster VVAA- August 2011_BSL 040

JFrank Inconsistency- July 2011_BSL 039

Dino Felipe - FMcontrol Musik Baucher Noten- June 2011_BSL 038

Somaticae Clar EP- May 2011_BSL 037

Nukua Phorme- March 2011_BSL 036

Nerv'Oz Confussion- February 2011_BSL 035

RULE02 COMPILATION Datadadaism- January 2011_BSL 033

Iqbit Pur Beurre- November 2010_BSL 033

Rec_Overflow 1001 EP - October 2010_BSL 032

XZICD mLeeCyru_JellBeiTrrrCtntinu- 2009_BSL 031

BSLIVE - JFrank walk the static snow- 2009_BSLive090310

Essa.M Point Paradis- 2009_BSL 030

Enabl.ed ound.Paper- 2009_BSL 029

BSLIVE - Somaticae Fur EP- April 2009_BSLive170310

Nuku Csoscoma- February 2009_BSL 028

Plaster B_n EP - January 2010_BSL 027

RULE 01 COMPILATION 120>VVAA - December 2009_BSL 026

XZICD Urntseinnde Edbripmxpeers - October 2009_BSL 025

Dubit The 3 Necks And Sea EP - August 2009_BSL 024

Iqbit Megamorph - 2009_BSL 023

Sytrjv Adiscipling Vehicula - April 2009_BSL 022

FMcontrol Objects - 2009_BSL 021

Somaticae -com - 2008_BSL 020

BSLIVE - Live @ Tuscania 2004 Iqbit & Sytrjv - 2008_BSLive 241003

RALP Buclo EP - 2008_BSL 019

Un1q Deconstruction Dubplate Iqbit Various Artists - 2008_BSL 018

JFrank 7 Acid Sundaes - 2008_BSL 017

Iqbit L-ECTRO NO-EFFECTS - 2008_BSL 016

JFrank Laptop Tans & Digital Cowboys - 2007_buy on iTunes.

JFrank B-side Trash & Fairytale Electronica - 2007_BSL 015

TLK, JFrank Just 10 more minutes... - 2007_BSL 012

Bootleg_06 Jfrank - 2006_BSL 010.

BSLIVE - Laptop Orgy 25 Live - 2005_BSLive 251005.

TopforTom Saund Scraund - 2005_BSL 009

BSLIVE - Random Generation Jfrank, Curzio - 2005_BSLive 140405

JFrank Greenbottle - 2004_BSL 007

Mixtape 01 JFrank, Dabs - 2004_Live Jam Session

JFrank & TopforTom JFrank,TopforTom - 2003-BSL 006. NOT AVAILABLE

4b Archives - 2003-BSL 005. NOT AVAILABLE

JFrank Crowd Dynamics - 2001-BSL 002. NOT AVAILABLE

Nick Damone 001 - 2001-BSL 001. NOT AVAILABLE

VIDEO

EVP Recordings Volume I - Teaser 10.16
Video - OTHER_FORMAT
Audio - OTHER_FORMAT

Pandit 02.16
Video - Claudio Curciotti
Audio - IQBIT

QUETZALCOATL 01.16
Video - Claudio Curciotti
Audio - XZICD feat. IQBIT

Lucid 02.14
Video - Caro / Nico
Audio - Bunai Carus

Twinkling 2 11.13
Video - Syl Kougai
Audio - Syl Kougai

Isocore 02.12
Video - Isocore
Audio - Isocore

Puffy Nipples 11.11
Video -Diogo Gil
Audio - XZICD

Portable Couch Surf 06.11
A/V - Jfrank / Ralp / Mr sYn

Light Waves 02.11
A/V - Alterazioni Video

the sound of something eating itself 01.11
A/V - Jfrank

Rule 02 - Teaser 12.10
Video - Jfrank
Audio - Jfrank

Torus Looper 11.10
Video - Charlie V.
Audio - XZICD

Tolbiac's Tear 09.10
Video - Diogo Gil
XZICD with [//cut*repeat]

LOUD INDIA trailer 08.10
Video - Iqbit
Audio - Iqbit

Cupcake Gunfight 04.10
Video - Movax
Audio - Enabl.ed

Structure 02.10
Video - David Terranova
Audio - Plaster

Htznoi 02.10
Video/Audio - Me-Zee

Goniometrie 11.09
Video - Lasal
Audio - XZICD

Kristallographie 06.09
Video - Lasal
Audio - IQbit

Space-Age Cut 10.08
Video/Audio - Jfrank

BSL_5years 02.08
Video - Jfrank
Audio - IQbit

sINK 10.07
Video - Jfrank
Audio - Jfrank / IQbit

PTA126_151.07 04.07
Video - Quayola
Audio - Jfrank

Ennesima 11.06
Video/Audio - TopforTom

Life on The Rerun 06.06
Video/Audio - Jfrank

Death Surprise 04.06
Video - EMFK
Audio - IQbit

Dentistry 01.06
Video - Jfrank
Audio - Fm Control / Jfrank

Me n the devil - trailer 08.05
Video/Audio - Jfrank

Live@Il Locale 04.05
Video - TopforTom
Audio - Jfrank/Curzio live

Greenbottle 09.04
Video/Audio - Jfrank

Damone shaver 07.04
Video - TopforTom
Audio - Jfrank & TopforTom