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Brain Syndrome / Disconnect
Album:Disconnect Collection:General
Artist:Brain Syndrome Added:10/2011
Label:Sonic Meditations 

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Add Date:2011-10-09 Pull Date:2011-12-11 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:11 Dec4 Dec27 Nov20 Nov13 Nov30 Oct23 Oct16 Oct
Airplays:11111213

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Album Review
HYPRK
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