Hectopascal – Alive In Veddige {CANDY005}

Artist: Hectopascal
Title:
Alive In Veddige
Label:
Candy Mind Records
Catalog #:
CANDY005
Release Date:
2005/05/07


This is a live adventure of Hectopascal, from the picturesque realms of Veddige. It’s very much, according to them, an improvised one-take story produced with rusty electronic antiquities.

We on Candy Mind are glad to release this unpolished and spontaneous EP; totally free from any pretensions. Ranging from clay music in “Play Doo”, to the hurried count in “Greven Från Köln” and ending with a bang in psychedelic “Svälj Din Saliv”, this is true music, instant lo-fi rock’n’roll electronix!

This release also features remixes from the ruttish Liquid Stranger and chip music hero Dorothy’s Magic Bag.

1. PLAY DOO
Play Doo is nothing but Childhood music made out of clay. Now some advice: just be happy and let all the small clay monsters dance around you and everything will go fine. If not, you’ll put yourself in severe danger.

2. PÅ HAVETS BOTTEN
A crackling waltz from the bottom of the ocean, where the rockweed grows tall and algae are covering the remains of a wrecked drum machine still sending out a weak pulse… and if you listen very closely you may even hear the sound of electronic eels in a distance.

3. GREVEN FRÅN KÖLN
Dressed in cape and armed with his rapier, the count from König comes riding with horse and wagon. Sparkles from the wheels fill the air as he hurries down the cobbled streets. Prepare for some real old school music.

4. KROPPSHYDDA
Let’s leave mother earth just for a short while and experience some quality free-floating in other space. In this tranquil lullaby you might get a glimpse of all kinds of astronomical wonders such as crazy comets and shooting stars.

5. SVÄLJ DIN SALIV
As a final of this live episode, Hectopascal delivers something that is hard to describe as something other than strange. Old 80s toy synthesizers and hand played kick drums battles with strange filter sounds and improvised melodies. And then it all ends with a large explosion… bang!

6. SVÄLJ DIN SALIV (LIQUID STRANGER REMIX)
Instead of listening to the original “Svälj din saliv” Liquid Stranger has been dancing a complex waltz, filled with a lot of inspiration from his lately experience in old style German dances. Join your beloved and dance to all the jelly dolphins the stranger brought us!

7. KROPPSHYDDA (DOROTHY´S MAGIC BAG REMIX)
From our outer space experience of the original version of “Kroppshydda”, we get a return ticket from Dorothy´s Magic Bag and finally end up in a toy store. Here rubber accordions and xylophones in miniature accompany plastic trumpets. Prepare for drama when the Bag goes mental with his secret GM sound library!


Tracklist:
01 – Play Doo
02 – På Havets Botten
03 – Greven From Köln
04 – Kroppshydda
05 – Svälj din saliv
06 – Svälj din saliv (Liquid Stranger remix)
07 – Kroppshydda (Dorothy’s Magic Bag remix)

Artwork:
Front Cover [*Missing Image*]


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


Dorothy’s Magic Bag – What’s Inside The Magic Bag? {CANDY004}

Artist: Dorothy’s Magic Bag
Title: What’s Inside The Magic Bag?
Label: Candy Mind Records
Catalog #: CANDY004
Release Date: 2005/02/27


We all know that it is something, but so many are the people who have asked and had theories about what’s hiding inside the magic bag. Now Candy Mind is demanding some answers.

Starting our journey with happy but impulsive “Häxor”, going further down the bag with the contemplative and meditative hip-hop-track “Dreamlands”, giving us the spectacular blip’n’bass-story “Idiosynkrasi”, making us laugh with silly “Monster” and ending with sorrowful and distressed “Our world”, Dorothy’s Magic Bag may be giving us a clue of what’s inside.

As an olive on the top, this release features two brilliant remixes; one by Psilodump and another one by Liquid Stranger; both showing us a different angle of view on what may be hidden deep down in the magic bag…

1. HÄXOR
From the deep tunnels inside the magic bag come the witches, nasty and furious. It’s a poppy, but very unorthodox, electronica story where you never know what’s going to happen next. Perhaps it will show you some light in the darkness, or maybe the witches will turn it all into a computer game; you never know when it’s witches we’re talking about…

2. DREAMLANDS
Lie down, relax and swim into the sea of dreams. Fly to the dreamlands, the realms of sleep, and experience both wonderful and terrifying things. In this tracks we’re being taken on a dream trip by crackling hip hop beats and relaxing, but strange, melodies.

3. IDIOSYNKRASI
Sometimes stupid-ness and aversion is not enough. We crave for some idiosyncrasy! Dorothy’s Magic Bag is going back to his roots with this video-game’n’bass-track; making us dance in front of our, now antique, home computers.

4. MONSTER
– You’re a monster!
– No, I’m not a monster but you are!
This weird track is giving us the soundtrack of some strange Arabic computer game, with a slight hip-hop monster touch.

5. OUR WORLD
This track speaks for itself. If Candy Mind ever where able to send a message to aliens in outer space to tell them about our world; planet earth, it would be a sound message, with this only song.

6. DREAMLANDS (PSILODUMP REMIX)
Psilodump, too, is visiting the dreamlands, and since the lands of dreams always are changing and shifting, you’ll never see the same dreamland twice. In this dream chapter we’re out dancing in a club up in the clouds. But something has gone terribly wrong! Ohh! We’ve forgotten our pink necklaces!

7. MONSTER (LIQUID STRANGER REMIX)
If you were scared of the monster that Dorothy’s Magic Bag brought you, then prepare for some more scary creatures. Liquid Stranger is bringing us a bunch of furious and irascible monsters.
There are actually a lot of them…and none can stop them!


Tracklist:
01 – Häxor
02 – Dreamlands
03 – Idiosynkrasi
04 – Monster
05 – Our world
06 – Dreamlands (Psilodump remix)
07 – Monster (Liquid Stranger remix)

Artwork:
Front Cover [*Missing Image*]
Back Cover [*Missing Image*]


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


Liquid Stranger – Spores {CANDY003}

Artist: Liquid Stranger
Title:
Spores
Label:
Candy Mind Records
Catalog #:
CANDY003
Release Date:
2005/01/28


Once again the Liquid Stranger is ready to spread his addictive spores all over the world. But do not panic, you will not need any gasmask for this occasion. Just take a long, deep breath and inhale the essence of this sonic microcosm.

With the “Spores EP” Liquid Stranger presents a unique dimension of sound with depth and clarity. From the sad and moody title track “Spores” to the intense “Melody Makers” and crazy “perfume Larvae”, it’s a truly amazing and intriguing release not to be missed by anyone with ears.

1. SPORES
Growing from a tiny spore into a magnificent musical mushroom, this magic track is bound to get your attention… from the subtle and organic intro to the slammering end with beautifully crafted melodies and aggressive beats.
A full-blown theme for all you cryptogames out there…

2. MELODY MAKERS
Chill out in the dill out! The stranger is, with this picturesque hip-hop groove, inviting us into his own private realms of post-spiritual mind candy.
Flinging oneself from beautiful flowers and bees, to the more suspect art of killer ants, “Melody makers” is really something to be a part of.

3.QUOTA TAPE LOADER
As a visit from the land of old cute computer games (that includes, of course, animals with eyes that are out of proportion and with bouncing balls as enemies), “Quota tape loader” is coming to make us happy with a catchy saw tooth bass line and beautiful bell sounds.
The question is; will you make it to the last level, where a hidden Nutritionist is waiting?

4. PERFUME LARVAE
If you ever need a soundtrack for your perfume larvae, this is it; a bonkers track with a smelly attitude, full of laughter and guaranteed to make your nostrils vibrate!

5. SPORES (DOROTHY’S MAGIC BAG REMIX)
From the magnificent symphonic original, the magic bag is making a much more minimalistic and catchy track; beginning with a portable computer game console and ending with a satanic sermon in the church of monsters.
Being childish and quiet poppy, Dorothy’s Magic Bag is contributing with an excellent ending of this release. Fire works and fire lurks!


Tracklist:
01 – Spores
02 – Melody Makers
03 – Qouta Tapeloader
04 – Perfume Larvae
05 – Spores (Dorothy’s Magic Bag remix)

Artwork:
Front Cover [*Missing Image*]
Back Cover [*Missing Image*]


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


Various Artists – Some Candy Before Christmas {CANDY002}

Artist: Various Artists
Title:
Some Candy Before Christmas
Label:
Candy Mind Records
Catalog #:
CANDY002
Release Date:
2004/12/20


The dark winter and the bright Christmas have come to the land of Candy Mind. We are celebrating with this release, trying to capture the feelings and movements of this introspective part of the year.

With “Some Candy Before Christmas”, we are showcasing all different kinds of frosty winter music; from Liquid Strangers December meditation “Ginger bread Juice” to Goto80s Santa’s-toy-factory-journey “Alaska”.
Dance to glittering, glitchy beats with Dorothy’s Magic Bag or chill out with Hectopascal during their Christmas promenade; with some candy, this winter will be something to remember.

1. HECTOPASCAL – TIME
To let you slip into the proper christmas mood, Hectopascal delivers a glimse of true winter bliss with their track Time.
A solemn hymn with lush harmonies and subtle ambiences. A perfect warmup for every kind of x-mas activity.

2. GOTO80 – RELAX ENJOY HELP
It is time for Goto80 to tell us all what Christmas is all about: relaxation, joy and generousity.
This cosy tune comes with an addictive hook and an overall joyful vibe that will make you smile.

3. LIQUID STRANGER – GINGER BREAD JUICE
Even (or especially?) during Christmas time we are in need of some rest and peace. This track is a deep and exploring meditation about the truth of gingerbread and candy syrup.
Hold your hat and follow the mind streams of Guru Liquid Stranger while he is showing us how (and how not) to make some refreshing ginger bread juice.

4. DOROTHY’S MAGIC BAG – FROST
After his stunning releases on Kahvi collective, Dorothy’s Magic Bag joins the Candy Mind crew and delivers a full-fledged christmas stormer. This frosty track is loaded with sharp, crisp beats, epic harmonies and the north wind can also be heard in a distance.

5. GOTO80 – ALASKA
Near the North Pole, on the coldest cape of the Alaska Peninsula, Goto80 is rushing forward on his sledge, toiling and moiling to get all the Christmas presents delivered on time.
Tonight our own 8-bit santa deputy is bustling about the planet, spreading chaos and laughter in all directions.

6. DIN STALKER – RATE YOUR MATE
Din Stalker is showing us a totally different aspect of December; a story about getting lost in snowstorms and then being forced to fight giant evil snowmen.
Join this chilly electronica adventure and find out what really happened to the snowmen, Din Stalker and the last days of December.

7. PALUESTIL – TALADMAI ROAD
Snow is falling down even on the tropical Taladmai road, making its ground and vegetation all white. No one less than Paluestil is there, playing in the snow and sending us a Christmas greeting card to tell us about the tropical snow.
Unfortunately the card was posted to late and will not get there in time. Sorry…


Tracklist:
01 – HectopascalTime
02 – Goto80Relax Enjoy Help
03 – Liquid StrangerGingerbread Juice
04 – Dorothy’s Magic BagFrost
05 – Goto80Alaska
06 – Din StalkerRate Your Mate
07 – PaluestilTaladmai Road

Artwork:
Front Cover [*Missing Image*]
Back Cover [*Missing Image*]


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


Hectopascal – Pixies And Pixels {CANDY001}

Artist: Hectopascal
Title:
Pixies And Pixels
Label:
Candy Mind Records
Catalog #:
CANDY001
Release Date:
2004/11/20


As always, putting a label on the music of Hectopascal is really hard, and this release is not an exception. With the Pixies and Pixels EP, Hectopascal is going all the way from beautiful and playful nature scenarios to computer game ninja music and groovy hip hop textures.

This release should give you a clear vision of what we are about as a label; sounds that pushes the boundaries.
Dance, laugh or just chill out, this is music free from care! It will always find the way straight thru your flesh and bone, finding your soul.

1. ONE BIT WONDER
Gliding pads and thundering drum’n’bass beats fit together in this sparkling computer game psychosis.
Sentimental and furious at the same time, this track’s nothing but pure hardcore mind candy.

2. ELAKA DJUR
Stripping the music down to its barest of essentials, Hectopascal is teaming up with the mean street mob to create “Elaka Djur”, an instant groover with hip hop roots.
Sliding in with a fistful of twiddly tricks, this track is bound to get everyone’s attention with its heavy hitting beats, warm thick killer bass and epic addictive chorus.

3. BUMP SET SPIKE
Lush and epic, the bump set spike takes us to a land where pixies and trolls are marching on tiny bridges while small fairies are looking for magical berries and bits and pieces for their mushroom houses.
It’s a happy land, but don’t get lost… in the woods there is an evil witch lurking!

4. LAST COMPUTER GAME NINJA
Prepare for the computer game ninja’s last fight! A sonic war where the classical chip chords and c64-leads are desperately fighting against raging turbo-beats in a final battle for honour.
Watch out for 8-bit shurikens, resonant war cries and exploding fists…

5. KRÅNGEL O KNASTER
Infected by a low-tech virus, this track starts of in the scattered remnants of the battlefield, where both the ninja and every drop of the turbo fuel is long gone.
Broken shredded grooves and wrecked effects are accompanied by a melancholic anthem, slowly rising from the ashes.

6. BUMP SET SPIKE (PSILODUMP REMIX)
While the original bump set spike takes us to the land of the happy trolls, Psilodump is taking us to a far future (with traktor beams and laser hot dogs).
In this sci-fi saga you’ll find epic melodies, dance beats and true heroes with special powers.


Tracklist:
01 – One Bit Wonder
02 – Elaka Djur
03 – Bump Set Spike
04 – Last Computer Game Ninja
05 – Krångel o Knaster
06 – Bump Set Spike (Psilodump Remix)

Artwork:
Front Cover
Back Cover


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