Edition of 500 numbered copies, At long last, the first ever CD release of Brainticket founder Joel Vandroogenbroeck’s much sought after Coloursound recordings presented in a limited edition 18CD box set!
These rare recordings were released anonymously on the German-based Coloursound label which specialized in ambient soundscapes for use in film and television, and have gone largely unheard except by those who know them to be some of the most progressive masterpieces Joel VDB ever committed to tape!
It’s 1980, and nestled in the mountainous terrain of Munich, Germany, Gunter Greffenius’ upstart production music label Coloursound Library releases their debut album. Capitalising on the success of Ridley Scott’s Alien film, the label dropped Biomechanoid, featuring cover art commissioned by HR Giger – whose horrific Necronom IV lithograph served as the basis for the design of Alien – and the music of the relatively unknown Joel Vandroogenbroeck. Comprised of bleak, cinematic synth soundscapes and percussion, the album served as an inaugural calling card for what would be a decade of dizzying solo releases by Vandroogenbroeck for Coloursound, running the gamut from Mesopotamian ethno-folk to synth sequencer funk to electro drum breaks to in-utero ambient delights. But to stop there would be selling him short.
Meticulously recreated artwork plus personal reflections on each album by Joel himself as well as additional liner notes by music historian Dave Thompson!