Perky Chap – Soulshit {CANDY015}

Artist: Perky Chap
Title:
Soulshit
Label:
Candy Mind Records
Catalog #:
CANDY015
Release Date:
2005/11/20


Ladies and gentlemen, let us all be very quiet when our new artist, Perky Chap, plays his songs. With a repertoire of all from housey pop music to introvert and sensfull drill’n’bass, this release is something special.

He is showing us how to smash in a happy “Badminton Song”, gives us a vampire drum’n’bass scare in “Nosferatu” and ending it all with the bigbang self-examinating noisy meditation “Soulshit”. The chap is really taking us on a journey to remember, a journey you’ll never forget…

We’ve said this before and we say it again: Fasten your seat belts, close you’re eyes and… open up your ears.

1. MUSIC IS MUSIC
Some things are hard to grasp. Sometimes it can be difficult to feel if your senses are telling the truth. And to tell what’s right and what’s wrong can also be tricky. Sometimes it can be impossible to know WHAT IS.
But one thing is always true: music is music!

2. BADMINTON SONG
Wanna join Perky Chap for a Badminton game? But be careful, the chap is a trickster, our guess is you’ll never beat him…

3. MAGIC RINGS
On a field trip to the future, the chap is finding a magical ring that can help him change his skin colour. And most fantastic of all: it’s a true 16-bit ring!

4. NOSFERATU
All vampires are scary, they are sucking blood and they tend to spend most of their days inside horrible castles. But most scary of them all are the imitated vampires… Watch your steps when you’re meeting with Nosferatu!

5. STOLEN GOODS
Perky is going funky. Let’s dance along to this break-ghost-funk-party-yeah-stuff.

6. SOULSHIT
Darkness and light, happiness and sadness.
This perky meditation takes you on an excursion to all the areas of your soul, a journey you’ll never remember and therefore never forget…


Tracklist:
01 – Music Is Music
02 – Badminton Song
03 – Magic Rings
04 – Nosferatu
05 – Stolen Goods
06 – Soulshit

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5)


Various Artists – Burning Chocolate {CANDY014}

Artist: Various Artists
Title:
Burning Chocolate
Label:
Candy Mind Records
Catalog #:
CANDY014
Release Date:
2005/11/03


Sometimes things are burning. It’s very hard to avoid that fact. It can be a lot of things that goes on fire: houses, people, bushes… and of course also chocolate. First it’s melting, dripping down the chimneys faster than St. Claus, and when it’s even warmer it bursts into flames…

On this compilation we have a lot of different chocolate lovers (And non-lovers. Actually, it’s presumably more non-lovers on this release, bur it’s much more catchy to write about them as chocolate lovers). Liquid Stranger is taking us to the heart of Russia, Little Kid Human is opening his mysterious locker and Psilodump is giving us a glimpse of hell. We love it! Just as much as we love burning chocolate.

…and who doesn’t love the smell of burning chocolate!

1. LIQUID STRANGER – DEN INFEKTERADE TERMINALEN
Somewhere in Russia, the big computer system Rexkov (which’s controlling everything in Russia) is getting infected. Infected by a virus that is trying to steal all Russia’s secret plans on how to transform America into a portable icebox. Red alert!

2. GISELA – THIS IS HOW IT GOES (DOROTHY´S MAGIC BAG REMIX)
So, now it’s high time for a love song, don’t you think? Gisela is giving us her beautiful voice accompanied by Dorothy’s Magic Bug’s minimalistic yet powerful production.

3. LITTLE KID HUMAN – LOCKER
What’s hidden inside the mysterious locker? … ? Let’s find out!

4. SKRUVMEJSEL – STONKA RAMBOLA
Skruvmejsel takes us to the magical land of Stonka Rambola, a country where all things can (and will!) happen. It’s a fantastic trip, but be sure not to get your feet stuck in the enchanted lamp.

5. PSILODUMP – HOTLINE TO HELL
Everyone believes that Psilodumps home is nothing but an ordinary place. But they are all wrong! Deep inside his closet, which is full of old shoes and Arabic junk, there is a small passage: the infamous hotline to hell!

6. GOTO80 – KNARK
Hatman Goto80 is showing us what happens if you use too much knark in this shady business piece of music. An introvert adventure with a dirty, psychedelic twist.

7. LITHIS – LASERBOY MEETS ROBOTGIRL
When a laser boy meets a robot girl it’s all about passion. Eh, we really can’t tell you here what they’ll be doing…but if you close your eyes and listen very carefully you will get the message anyway.


Tracklist:
01 – Liquid StrangerDen infekterade terminalen
02 – GiselaThis is how it goes (Dorothy’s Magic Bag Remix)
03 – Little Kid HumanLocker
04 – SkruvmejselStonka rambola
05 – PsilodumpHotline to hell
06 – Goto80Knark
07 – LithisLaserboy meets robot girl

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5)


Psilodump – Sov Gott {CANDY013}

Artist: Psilodump
Title:
Sov Gott
Label:
Candy Mind Records
Catalog #:
CANDY013
Release Date:
2005/10/06


All kind of animals (cats, goats, dogs, beards) in the big fruity candy forests are coming to listen when bitter sweet super hero Psilodump is guesting the realm of Candy Mind with his newest inventions Psilodump is showing us all kind of crazy stuff; stuffed moles mutated with a potato in Trak2, alien cereals in Transport and a very dangerous killing machine filled with ice in Sitting very still.

It’s kind of a freak show, and everyone comes to the freak show, to laugh at the freaks and the geeks, everyone comes to the freak show, but nobody laughs when they leave…

Coming home from Psilodumps crazy show is kind of hard, you know a lot of weird nightmares is waiting for you when you’ll go to sleep.
Psilodump has just got one greeting: saying “sov gott!”.

1. TRAK2
Honouring his Mexican ancestors, Psilodump is sending out his purple tentacles for catching more of the jelly stuff that he likes. And what ever you do: stay clear of the tentacles!!

2. YTA I
A surface is always a surface and will always be a surface, it’s what’s hiding under the surface that is the question. And what is hiding under Psilodumps surface? You will never know for sure!

3. INSIDE THE TRANSPORT
When Psilodump is in a really good mood after a gig he is always going straight into the transport, and is sitting there until next gig. It may sound a bit boring, but the transport is a very cool place with a lot of strange stuff in it. For example a magic cup.

4. YTA II
The exciting sequel of track number two on this release. Don’t miss it, or it will miss you!

5. SITTING VERY STILL
Since the other person is sitting very still, your brain emphasizes the information coming from the moving hand, and parts of the person’s face disappears… This is what’s happening to our Psilodump.


Tracklist:
01 – Trak2
02 – Yta I
03 – Inside the Transport
04 – Yta II
05 – Sitting Very Still

Artwork:
Front Cover

Additional Links:
[Bandcamp]


License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5)


50hertz – Filip Och The Rocker {CANDY012}

Artist: 50hertz
Title:
Filip Och The Rocker
Label:
Candy Mind Records
Catalog #:
CANDY012
Release Date:
2005/09/24


The seven piece orchestra 50hertz, armed with toy synthesizers and an overdose of twisted humour are storming our bandwith, impossible to ignore and horrible to behold.

You will never be able to figure out what 50 hertz’s next step is so you better go with the flow and listen to what they have to say…or play.

They have a big, black synthesizer called “the mastermind” and they are wellknown for causing a riot when on stage. At the hultsfred festival 2004 this band showed up with a magician and prerecorded football-comme tary dialog, at the emmaboda festival 2004 with an electronic toy store samba version of Johnny cash´s “Ring of fire”.

They also showed up on björks fullength charity album “army of remixes”. …and now they are turning their red, evil eyes towards Candy Mind.

2. THE MEXICAN GOSPEL FIRE SOULS
Honouring their Mexican ancestors, 50hertz tells us a beautiful story about the brave Gospel Fire Souls from Guadalajara who ferociously fought and terrorized intruders entering their lands in the 16th century.

1. CANNABIS CUP HOS ANNE-FRIDS TUPP
A soothing ballad about the Cannabis Cup at Anne-Frids tupp. The tupp is a heavy smoker but *ssshhhh* – Anne-Frid must not know ANYTHING about this!

3. ISHOCKEYFOTOALBUMET
When 50hertz are in a really good mood after a gig they always dust off one their Ice hockey photo albums and have an enjoyable time remembering the era when they were all major swedish hockey stars in Allsvenskan.

4. KÖRV!! *HYTTANDE NÄVE*
After a hard days work there is nothing better than coming home to mummy for a proper körv dinner. Every good mother knows that!

5. HOLY SMOKER
Arne Hegerfors is the man! In this track he is singing with the 50hertz orchestra about holy smoke and sex and love. A touching song full of fun and laughter and sex and love.

6. VÄNTAN PÅ RENT
This is the sad story about the long wait for Rent.
50hertz have been waiting for him to come back from Oklahoma for as long as they can remember, but he hasn´t even sent them a postcard. Filled with grief they play a tearful blues for their lost friend. Rent, where are you now?


Tracklist:
01 – The Mexican Gospel Fire Souls
02 – Cannabis Cuphos Anne Fridstupp
03 – Ishockeyfotoalbumet
04 – Körv!! *Hyttande Näve*
05 – Holy Smoker
06 – Väntan På rent

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5)


Penny And Ashtray – Automation {CANDY011}

Artist: Penny And Ashtray
Title:
Automation
Label:
Candy Mind Records
Catalog #:
CANDY011
Release Date:
2005/09/09


Candy Mind is back from the stack with a nice new release from Japanese chip-techno star “Penny and ashtray”, who’s telling us, for example, which way that is the way up.

Minimalistic and naive, “Automation” is feeling like a fresh wind from the other side of the ocean (or many oceans perhaps), giving us a dancing experience we’ll never forget.

Ranging from electroish “This way up” to retro “Don’t push”, “Penny And Ashtray” is making us smile, always singing with his unmistakeble electro-voice.

1. THIS WAY UP
There are many ways heading all directions all the time. Penny (and the ashtray) is exploring the way up this time. He’s expecting to find heaven, but is just finding a lot of strange animals and a cart of plastic.

2. GETTING HIGH
Penny and his ashtray is playing a 2 player rave party Nintendo-game. You get 500 points for every dance move you make except if it’s really cool; then you’ll get 1000 points. There is also a lot of drugs flying around the place, and you don’t know if you should avoid them or not. Are they enemies or friend? It’s a strange game. But fun.

3. DON’T PUSH
In a small laboratory in Japan, there is a lot of strange controls and machines. The machines were originally made as toys for the professors, but nowadays there is only one simple rule: Don’t push!

4. AUTOMATION
Automation? Yes, indeed! We all need it.


Tracklist:
01 – This Way Up
02 – Getting High
03 – Don’t Push
04 – Automation

Artwork:
Front Cover [*Missing Image*]


License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5)


Bruno Ferrari – Take It Like A Woman {CANDY010}

Artist: Bruno Ferrari
Title:
Take It Like A Woman
Label:
Candy Mind Records
Catalog #:
CANDY010
Release Date:
2005/08/21


It´s time to step into the world of Bruno Ferrari, a world of minimum effort and maximum style. A world of smoky strip clubs and glamorous cocktail parties where style and sensuality are the biggest virtues.

…between Hussain and Havel this Iraqi-Czech thinker, agitator,adventurer and singing poet was born in Baghdad, in the Haifa district. Just before the start of the war between Iraq and Iran, he and his mother left the Orient and headed for his mother´s native country – the Czech Republic.

Thus, He spent most of his childhood firstly in Baghdad and then in Praque – surrounded by moustached members of Hussain´s party called Baas, elegant policemen from the Czechoslovak Police Force and rebels from the anti-communist resistance movement. It is quite possible that, thanks to this period, Bruno Ferrari became such a unique and inimitable personality.

This release give us the perspiring “Jean Gabin”, cosy and laidback “TV and Chipsy” + the sexy video “Pornozenich”…and Liquid Stranger and Dorothy´s Magic Bag contributes with two fingerlickin´ remixes.

Get ready to meet this inspirational, fiercely loving and gracefully masculine teacher!!

1. JEAN GABIN
Bruno Ferrari swings into the bar and orders a Dry Martini, ready for a close encounter with any Madame prepared to reconnect with their passion and brave enough to meet his piercing eyes.

2. TV AND CHIPSY
A cosy track with a sweet touch where mr. Ferrari relaxes in his lounge together with his favourite lady of the week…

3. PORNOZENICH (VIDEO)
It is finally time for our hero to share some of his innermost knowlegde. He steps into an adult store and meets the people who really are in the need for some spiritual sexual counseling.

4. JEAN GABIN (LIQUID STRANGER REMIX)
The mystical Liquid Stranger teams up with mr. Ferrari and sets out to restore the quality of humanity´s sexual energy. Get ready for a sonic viagra injection!

5. TWIST ME (DOROTHY´S MAGIC BAG REMIX)
When we first told Dorothy and her bag about this remix duty she was a bit shy, but when she finally got to meet Bruno Ferrari she was fully convinced to proceed. And the result is definately one of her (and the bag´s) most sexy and passionate pieces of music up to this date.


Tracklist:
01 – Jean Gabin
02 – Tv&Chipsy
03 – Pornozenich
04 – Jean Gabin (Liquid Stranger remix)
05 – Twist Me (Dorothy’s Magic Bag Remix)

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5)


Dorothy’s Magic Bag – The Alice In Wonderland Experience {CANDY009}

Artist: Dorothy’s Magic Bag
Title:
The Alice In Wonderland Experience
Label:
Candy Mind Records
Catalog #:
CANDY009
Release Date:
2005/07/20


If life had been a computer game, then Dorothy’s Magic Bag would never be game over. The explanation is simple; the computer would crash, die and you should have to buy a new one. Dorothy’s Magic Bag is with “The Alice In Wonderland Experience” showing us a glimpse on what’s inside the magic bag with insane computer game scenarios, catchy pop music and thundering drill’n’bass.


Tracklist:
01 – snöstorm
02 – what’s inside the magic bag
03 – sällsamma ting
04 – neurosis
05 – journey
06 – never been to russia
07 – forced reps
08 – kosackvinter
09 – say hello
10 – håll käften
11 – deus deceptor

Artwork:
Front Cover

Additional Links:
[Spotify]


License:
All rights reserved


Little Kid Human – Personal Trained Thinker {CANDY008}

Artist: Little Kid Human
Title:
Personal Trained Thinker
Label:
Candy Mind Records
Catalog #:
CANDY008
Release Date:
2005/06/29


Normally we won’t allow humans to release music on Candy Mind but this time we just couldn’t say no.

Little Kid Human, a unpolluted youngster from the west coast, is bringing us some beautifully crafted tunes with a childish approach.
Here naive melodies are accompanied by strident beats, playpen harmonies and various sounds from the playground.

Take part in this exhilarating adventure filled with sandboxes, strawberries and imaginary superheroes.

1. 2KAI
As a starter Little Kid Human takes us on a guided tour around his parents brand new amusement park and we get a sneak preview of all the flibbertigibbets and thrill rides and hyper coasters and magic castles. Awesome!

2. KNOWING
It’s just before bedtime, but Little Kid Human is not tired at all. Prepare for a wild but friendly pillow fight!

3. MOTORIST
It’s a warm, sunny day and all the kids are gathering in the sandbox. Little Kid Human is also there of course, teaching the other whelps how to make the tallest sand tower…and it’s getting higher, and higher, and even HIGHER…

4. ERIQSON
Little Kid Human is visiting his grandma Mrs. Eriqson and they are spending the whole day together. Grandma is reading an exciting book about dinosaurs, playing seek and hide…and our kid is eating an awful lot of cookies.

5. NUSI
Little Kid Human and his imaginary friends are leaving us now. They take of in the ultimate flight of fancy, soaring through the air and their silhouettes can be seen against the full moon a short while before they finally disappear behind the clouds.


Tracklist:
01 – 2 Kai
02 – Knowing
03 – Motrist
04 – Eriqson
05 – Nusi

Artwork:
Front Cover [*Missing Image*]


License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5)


Goto80 – Bravo {CANDY007}

Artist: Goto80
Title:
Bravo
Label:
Candy Mind Records
Catalog #:
CANDY007
Release Date:
2005/06/11


Already a well-known name in the indie scene for his creative and chaotic meddling with old computers, Goto80 continues to bring us some of the most incredible 8-bit sonics of this world.

With the “Bravo E.P.” Goto80 is giving us a hearty and overdriven welcome in “Välkomstvisan”, an addictive “Semieasy” samba adventure and the dark, fuzzy madness of “Wombatman”.

To add some extra flavour to this release we’ve let Goto80 himself do a culinary rework on “Välkomstvisan” and our Liquid Stranger is let loose once again to take “Wombatman” to another dimension. We also give a warm welcome to mr. Hally from Japan who is doing a remarkable NES remix of “Semieasy”.

Cover design by Raul BB at http://www.entter.com

1. VÄLKOMSTVISAN
This release starts of with a warm welcoming message from Goto80 in “Välkomstvisan”, a mad and overdriven party tune with smurf vocals and an altogether happy vibe…and the typical Swedish out of control attitude.

2. SEMIEASY
Prepare for some 8-bit Semieasy samba action. Goto80 takes us to a sunny beach with Piña coladas, palm trees, booty shaking and more Piña coladas. A summer hit!

3. WOMBATMAN
After dark the Wombatman emerges from his dark and filthy cave, spreading his leathery wings before he sets of into the night. Welcome to Wombat land!

4. VÄLKOMSTVISAN (GOTO80 REWORK)
Where the original version of “Välkomstvisan” was all about wild, boozing, rhesus monkey-festivity and waking up in an unfamiliar stairwell with an immense hangover, this remix is welcoming you with a delicious 8-bit banquet. So go on and taste the electronic lobster.

5. SEMIEASY (HALLY REMIX)
Some additional Piña Coladas later Hally delivers his vivid version of “Semieasy”, full of fun and laughter. Krakel Spektakel and Simsalabim!

6. WOMBATMAN (LIQUID STRANGERS DUPLOMIX)
…and Wombatman continues to tour the world in Liquid Strangers cosy, purple duplo-mobile. Smiling as he races from country to country in this jet set journey full of twist and turns and blips and squeals.


Tracklist:
01 – Välkomstvisan
02 – Semiasy
03 – Wombatman
04 – Välkomstvisan (Goto80 Rework)
05 – Semiasy (Hally remix)
06 – Wombatman (Liquid Stranger duplomix)

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5)


Girl Boy Moog – Hum The Beat {CANDY006}

Artist: Girl Boy Moog
Title:
Hum The Beat ep
Label:
Candy Mind Records
Catalog #:
CANDY006
Release Date:
2005/05/22


Here we’ve got Girl Boy Moog (a band who took its band name from the three members which is nothing but a boy, a girl and a Moog (a broken Moog that doesn’t work apparently, but nevertheless a Moog.)) and we also got their “Hum The Beat EP” which originally was released in 2001 in a limited edition.

When we asked the members of Girl Boy Moog about re-releasing their masterwork online, as an mp3-release, they said that they really wanted us to do so, cause they lost the tracks a long time ago and wanted to hear the music again themselves…

With “Hum The Beat”, Girl Boy Moog takes us on an unforgettable journey full old trains, cute girls, happy Japanese people and most of all broken Moogs.

1. MORNING EUPHORIA IN TOKYO SUBWAY
Tokyo subway is always busy and full of motion, and this morning is nothing different. But wait!
Everyone’s happy and the station is also full of Japanese people painted in green, red and bright yellow!

2. GETTING ON A TRAIN
Here our train-journey starts. Girl Boy Moog takes up their guitars and sings this song about pretty girls and happy trains. We like it!

3. SHE’S A CATFISH
This is a song about ghost houses, healthy people and communication problems over languages. Who’s a catfish? You’re a catfish? Are there any catfishes at all?? She’s a catfish!

4. ABOUT THE THINGS I HAD TO SAY
Synthesizers, funky guitars, kazoo and Girl Boy Moogs trademark basslines blends in this pretty laidback tune. And Paris is a palindrome. But is it really?

5. HUM THE BEAT
Aren’t you also sitting and humming the beat all day long? Girl Boy Moog is, be sure!

6. TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD (STRAWBERRY ICE MACHINE)
An unforgettable classic, this “Tottenham Court Road (Strawberry Ice Machine). Girl Boy Moog’s singing, “I’ve never been to London.” But we on Candy Mind have heard that the truth is that it’s not true. Apparently both the Girl and the Moog have been to London. The Boy however was forced to stay home. Someone must guard the house you know.


Tracklist:
01 – Morning Euphoria In Tokyo Subway
02 – Getting On A Train
03 – She’s A Catfish
04 – About The Things I Had To Say
05 – Hum The Beat
06 – Tottenham Court Road (Strawberry Ice Machine)

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)