27 March 2018

VIBRAVOID – Vibrations From The Cosmic Void 2018 (LP/CD Stoned Karma Records)

 

 

 

**PRE-LISTENING**  In less than a 6 months period, Vibravoid “The Unstoppable Psychedelic Productive Machine”, presents a new album offering new recordings! But it’s not only this! They’re releasing simultaneously a Live album with their performance at their self-produced and organized Rheinkraut Festival 2018. And if you’re lucky enough you can have ALL these together in the pre-order edition (2LP+CD a run of 200 copies).

Vibravoid Live At Rheinkraut Festival 2018

This was the first of the ‘Rheinkraut Festival’ series, which by the way in a 3 month period they’ve reached the number of 5 (!), it was held in the birthplace of Kraut and Vibravoid too, Düsseldorf, in 16th February 2018. Christian (guitars, vocals, effects, mastermind of Vibravoid) told me that it was a real honour for the band to have Ufo Walter on stage with them, one of the best German bass players (he was often voted as best player – plays now with Randy Henson). Accompanied on stage by band’s regular drummer the last years, Frank Matenaar. Their performance lasted for about 2 hours, and they performed just 2 (!!!) songs!!! If there was an “Oscar” for musical genius innovativeness during a live performance, then Vibravoid should have it! It’s really remarkable how Dr Koch discovers new “tricks” to fill his compositions in order to be able to perform them for an hour and sometimes more than an hour, without becoming boring not even for a second! “Your Mind Is At Ease” ticks to 47:06 and “Ballspeaker” to 70:28 (along with the necessary integration of “Mother Sky”). The scenery is set from the beginning. Dreamy, trippy, adventurous. The use of so many petals with effects connected to the Doktor’s guitar makes both songs exciting, thrilling and no boring at all. The lysergic guitar sounds on the first track becoming psychedelically acid during the second track where Christian don’t lose the chance to demonstrate/experiment with his new (and old) sound toys! Dr Koch has the knowledge and the ability to travel with his different musical layers into so many unknown lands, unexplored territories. All that Kosmique Sounds out there that patiently waiting to shine under Doktor’s guidance. Shimmering, intergalactic sounds diffuse the atmosphere. Cosmic vibes dominate your body and mind…

Vibrations From The Cosmic Void

The intentions are shown by the very first note of the opener “Vibrations From The Cosmic Void Part II” (2:57), to take you to a trip beyond Time, to Blow your Mind, to overfeed you with first class “original” modern Psychedelia! (“Vibrations From The Cosmic Void Part II” continues one of the band’s earliest recordings in 1992). I believe that this album is the closest one to the Krautrock deposits of the band, and this is clear enough in the second track, the cosmic “The Modular System” (5:11), as it seems that it is taken straight out of 1971’s “Die Grune Reise” by A.R. & Machines! Like an out-of-this-universe red-hot comet entering Earth’s stratosphere, “Melodies Of The Stars” (13:15) leaves behind thousands of ‘vibrated fragments’ in a cosmic fuzzy but so groovy soundscape, a kosmique-Kraut tune that almost makes you wanna dance! The song tries unexpectedly to “explode”, this never happens, but what the song manages is to make my brain exploded and broke down into numerous small brains that all of them are remain connected with the psychedelic neurons that created by the cosmic vibrations of this hallucinatory form of music! Let’s move now to side B, a far more experimental side. “The Cosmic Playground” (19:52) and “Frequencies Of The Cosmos” (2:18) are trippy labyrinthical pieces of art. I get the feeling that a “Mushroom Mantra” escaped from the previous album and now is incarcerated into Dr Koch’s Cosmic Parallel Universe. A variation and mixing of Stylophone, Mellotron, Tambura and Sitar sounds with tons of echo n’ spacey effects (didn’t know that a psychedelic bubble sounds this way!) that hypothetically it could tell the story of how Ali Baba trapped inside the Oz land while The Wonderful Wizard sends Ali’s 40 Thieves into Dr Koch’s Parallel Universe… Infinite… Boundless… Insuperable… Magical… Masterpiece!

CD Bonus Tracks

The CD Edition of “Vibrations From The Cosmic Void” offers 2 tracks, “Mirrorspace” (19:56) and “Milchstrasse 14, Cologne” (6:50). Both tracks are instrumental and refer to the electronic side of Cosmic Music, deeply experimental with a constructive improvisational mood. (TLM)

 

RELEASE INFO:

Label: Stoned Karma Records

Format: PRE-ORDER 2LP+CD EDITION, Album, Limited Edition of 200 copies, 
Special Colour Vinyl LP, Signed Insert, Poster, CD Version of the album “Vibrations From The Cosmic Void”, Random Color bonus LP “Vibravoid Live At Rheinkraut Festival 2018”

Format: 2LP EDITION, Album, Limited Edition of 300 copies, Special Color Vinyl LP, Insert
random color bonus LP “Vibravoid Live At Rheinkraut Festival 2018” 

Format: LP, Album, Limited Edition of 1000 copies, Special Color Vinyl LP

Format: CD, Album, 4 pages booklet, includes 2 bonus tracks

Released: 25 May 2018 

 

Tracklist
A1 Vibrations From The Cosmic Void Part II 2:57
A2 The Modular System 5:11
A3 Melodies Of The Stars 13:15
B1 The Intergalactic Playground 19:52
B2  Frequencies Of The Cosmos 2:18

 CD Bonus Tracks
1 Mirrorspace  19:56
2 Milchstrasse 14, Cologne  6:50

 

 

Buy the Album through Vibravoid’s Official Page:

 

Check A Sample from the Album:

 

Vibravoid + Ufo Walter Live at Rheinkraut Festival 16-02-2018

 

Check Vibravoid’s performance at Rheinkraut Festival (16 Feb 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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