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TELEFUZZ
CHIMPS IN SPACE

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Telefuzz albums are often little sonic and cerebral journeys, and 'Chimps in Space' is no different. This new Telefuzz album, the 4th full length album and first since 2009, puts to music the voyage of a spaceship containing a crew of chimpanzees. The making of the album was also a bit of an odyssey in learning, or perhaps re-learning concepts of sound. Certainly the album employs various analog synths and rhythm machines. However, through a series of less than satisfying experiments with various digital processes for mixing and mastering the album, Don Verbrilli eventually re-discovered the magic of mixing and mastering through a true analog path. The sweetening and warming quality that analog channels and devices imparted on the music were a revelation. Kind of like a forgotten secret, or possibly just a lesson that needed to be heard in order to be believed.

 


 

Track List:
1] Chimps in Space 2] Crystal Clear Nights 3] Passport to Cydonia 4] Saturn Gravity Disaster Averted 5] Heaven on Earth 6] Of Suns and Clouds 7] Vapour Planet 8] The Queen Was Fabulous 9] View of the Plurality 10 ]Superintelligence

 

 




 



 

THE VERBRILLI SOUND
LOST CATERPILLARS - Part 2

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Many Coloured Butterflies was the first album by The Verbrilli Sound and was released in 2000. It featured some of the best songs harvested from Don Verbrilli's first burst of creative output. But as is common in any busy creative period, some songs got away, forgotten and left behind, misplaced or unfinished. The Lost Caterpillars album series is a flight back in time- an attempt to gather these lost specimens and give a more complete picture of the early vision of The Verbrilli Sound. The first EP features two songs which were also treated by the B.A.S.E. hardware processor which gave the songs of Many Coloured Butterflies a greater sense of richness and depth.

 


 

Track List:
1] Mr Zig-Zag 2] Soul Flaps Down

 

 




 



 

THE VERBRILLI SOUND
LOST CATERPILLARS - Part 1

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Many Coloured Butterflies was the first album by The Verbrilli Sound and was released in 2000. It featured some of the best songs harvested from Don Verbrilli's first burst of creative output. But as is common in any busy creative period, some songs got away, forgotten and left behind, misplaced or unfinished. The Lost Caterpillars album series is a flight back in time- an attempt to gather these lost specimens and give a more complete picture of the early vision of The Verbrilli Sound. The first EP features two songs which were also treated by the B.A.S.E. hardware processor which gave the songs of Many Coloured Butterflies a greater sense of richness and depth.

 



 



 

PORTABLE PLANETS:
MIRRORWORLD EP


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The Mirrorworld EP features songs from the Portable Planets album ‘Milkomeda’ in reflection with remixes by San Fancisco based ambient wizard: DF Tram, Philadelphia’s electronic funk and beats master: One Era, and Vancouver based ambient / downtempo veteran: Mark Hjorthoy, plus an alternate mix by Portable Planets, and two brand new songs. DF Tram creates an evolving ambient meditation on ‘Blue Straggler’, One Era funkifies ‘Lord of Luna’, Mark Hjorthoy retains the sunny psychedelia of ‘Azalea’ and adds some pop beats to the mix. Portable Planets re-envisions ‘Heroic Dose to Hyperspace’ in even more epic proportions in the ‘Magic Trip to Mirrorworld’ extended mix. ‘Memes from the Mirrorworld’ is a warping and twisting visionary voyage. ‘What Tomorrow Brings’ closes out the album in carnivalesque funhouse fashion.

 


 

Track List:
1] Azalea (Mark Hjorthoy Listen to the Stars Mix) 2] Lords of Luna (One Era Remix) 3] Blue Straggler (DF Tram Remix) 4] Memes From the Mirrorworld 5] Heroic Dose to Hyperspace (Magic Trip to the Mirrorworld Mix) 6] What Tomorrow Brings

 

 




 



 

PORTABLE PLANETS: MILKOMEDA

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The album debut from Portable Planets, a New Channel and Verbrilli Sound collaboration. Milkomeda, like the fusion of two galaxies. The creative process is a swirl of activity and transformation — a blend of two distinct but complementary approaches to refining and detailing songs. Cutting, pasting, extending, deleting, effecting. Enriching existing ideas with overdubs of analog synths, acoustic and electric guitar, bass and vocals. Enhancing ambience with beats and organic elements; giving rock songs atmospherics. An unorthodox process of building complex creations out of simple ideas.

 


 

Track List:
1] Lord of Luna 2] Milkomeda 3] Azalea 4] Jabberwocky 5] Betelguese 6] Fat Chalkers 7] Steamcopters 8] Heroic Dose of Hyperspace
9] Shadows on the Way 10] Blue Straggler

 

 




 



 

PORTABLE PLANETS: POP SKULL EP

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The debut from Portable Planets. A New Channel and Verbrilli Sound dub distortion collaboration. Electric. Electronic. Organic. Synthesized. One part earth. Three parts deep space.

 


 

Track List:
1] Pop Skull 2] Portable Planets

 

 




 














 


THE VERBRILLI SOUND: ANUNNAKI


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"A rich and deeply textured ambient
album. Anunnaki manages to sit on the edge
of the electronic and the organic, where
glistening guitars collide with the lushness
of synthetic sounds."

- Dylan DF Tram (Ambisonic), San Francisco

This is aural Kaiseki, with a generous drizzle
of Don Verbrili's psilocybin-infused truffle
oil throughout.

- Andy BGPZ, Purple Radio, UK





Anunnaki, which means literally "those who from heaven to earth came", is an album of music inspired by the writings of Zechariah Sitchin, which more than anything have opened Don Verbrilli’s mind to the great stories, wonders, and mysteries of the many ancient civilizations which have risen and fallen on this planet. On this the 4th Verbrilli Sound album Don Verbrilli has reached into his past and dusted off a wide range of instruments from woodwinds, keyboards, guitars, percussion, etc. Anunnaki may have the feel of an electronic ambient album but in reality it’s anything but just electronics — from the instruments to the recording process the approach is truly analog. Using tube amplifiers, varied pre-amps, rich tube-condensers and smooth ribbon mics, Anunnaki is as much a voyage in recording and sound experimentation as it is an exploration of the ancient stories themselves.

 


 

Track List:
1] Those Who From Heaven To Earth Came 2] And It Was Good 3] Eridu 4] Goldmines Of The Abzu 5] In Your Image 6] Edin
7] Sons Of Gods, Daughters Of Men 8] Deluge 9] Watery Planet 10] Nile 11] Enter Yahweh 12] They Shall Build The Waste Cities 13] Indus 14] Vimana 15] Nibiru

 

 




 








 


THE VERBRILLI SOUND: CALIPH

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'A strange almost psychedelic sound that you
could just jam to for hours. It’s almost like a kind
of techno jazz. Truly a masterpiece of sound art...'
-KJHK 90.7FM Radio







Don Verbrilli picks up where he left off on ‘Leisure War’ and then continues to push the sound of his trademark beats and fluid, psychedelic tinged melodies into new territories. This includes the addition of strong funk and soul elements and a wide variety of live instrumentation: guitars, sax, bass, trumpet, trombone, etc. All these instruments are played by Verbrilli himself and, together with further vocal explorations, all tracked in his own evergrowing studio. The album title ‘Caliph’ associates Verbrilli's interest in middle eastern culture and sounds and these elements are subtly evident throughout the recording.
iTunes release includes 2 bonus tracks.

 


 

Track List:
1] Radio Free Assyria 2] Shahrazad 3] The Sultans Of Schwing 4] Ala Al-din 5] Check Your Fame 6] The Ottoman Sublime 7] Rock In The Hedjaz 8] Grand Bazaar 9] All The Gold In The Ocean 10] A Thousand Pardons

 

 




 

 



TELEFUZZ:
THE OVALTINE PROPHECIES


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Free MP3 - Telefuzz - 'Slept On The Shores'


The third Telefuzz full-length album. The follow up to the successful 2006 release: ‘The Financiers of Samsara’. ‘The Ovaltine Prophecies’ is the culmination of years of work by Don Verbrilli and the Telefuzz personnel. It’s best listened to in its entirety - in a dimmed room under headphones set to a comfortably loud level. A spaced out conceptual, atmospheric trip with each track seamlessly bleeding off into the next but never without a few surprise twists along the way.

 


 

Track List:
1] Beam Us Down Another Prophet 2] Dimension Lag 3] Slept On The Shores 4] Traffic And Twilight 5] The Hollow Night 6] Gardens In The Dawn 7] Abstract Trains And Imaginary Rain 8] Sacred Site 9] The Ovaltine Prophecies 10] Ascension 11] Cumulous Formations
12] Just Another Storm Deity 13] Heavenly Chariot Ride 14] Alone In The Ruins Of The Pearly Gates

 

 




 

 

THE VERBRILLI SOUND:
MANY COLOURED BUTTERFLIES


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Free MP3 - The Verbrilli Sound - 'Decent People'

The Verbrilli Sound debut classic from 2000. Due to popular demand we've decided to make this release available for download on iTunes. Played out by world class DJs such as DJ Krush and Roni Size this is a true leftfield electronic classic. From heavy downtempo head nodding beats to atmospheric drum and bass peppered with spaced out cinematic samples - this release is a must for any record collection.

 


 

Track List:
1] Drum and Bays 2] Descender 3] Many Coloured Butterflies 4] Dizney 5] Finger Dippin' 6] Views 7] Decent People 8] Te Miro 9] Ultrawide 10] Boda People 11] Skyplates 12] High Sky Haze

 

 





 

 

TELEFUZZ: FINANCIERS OF SAMSARA

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Telefuzz' second full-length album. This collection of songs represents the most complete fusion of Don Verbrilli's influences to date. It is also a significant progression along the paths of both production and songwriting.
'You're releasing a winner here! Enchanting stuff.' - Alucidnation, UK

 


 

Track List:
1] Sayshell | 2] Tasp [Larry Niven Mix] | 3] Reef Patrol | 4] Poolgazing | 5] Hydrofables | 6] That was the Day | 7] Snakecharmers | 8] The Financiers of Samsara | 9] Ringworld | 10] Coral Cities | 11] Enchantress

 

 





 

 

SWANKZ & VERBRILLI: LIFESAVERS

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"The finest disc yet to be released by Upstairs...Lifesavers offers promise of great things to come from these homegrown downtempo specialists"
- Martin Turenne, Georgia Straight - Vancouver


Lifesavers makes the Big Chill site's
top releases of 2004 list! More here.

 


 

Track List:
1] Robert Plants Magic Beans - Verbrilli | 2] Mt Pleasant - Swankz | 3] Kites - Verbrilli | 4] Blockhead - Swankz | 5] All the Land - Verbrilli w/ Laura B | 6] June Eternal - Swankz | 7] Honey Czars - Verbrilli | 8] Therapy Creep - Swankz | 9] Brackish - Swankz | 10] Blockhead - Boomclick Freestyle Remix | 11] Honey Czars - Bussetti Remix | 12] Honey Czars - Alucidnation’s Lucid Dream Mix

 

 




 

 

THE VERBRILLI: SOUND LEISURE WAR
Free MP3 - The Verbrilli Sound - 'Bar Swine'

The Verbrilli Sound’s second full length release. The follow up to the richly textured "Many Coloured Butterflies". It received excellent reviews from XLR8R and Mixer magazine. Verbrilli tracks have found their way into the hands, heads and DJ sets of Roni Size, LTJ Bukem, and DJ Krush, amongst others.

 


 

Track List:
1] Interstellar Spy Story | 2] Mating Song Of The Big-Headed North American Bar Swine | 3] Naiads | 4] Moonlight Swim | 5] Impressions of Stratosphear | 6] DJ Dogg's Huge World Turd | 7] The Dream Genie | 8] Big Old Moon Over All Of Us | 9] Undersea War Romance

 

 




 

 

BLUE LIGHT ONE COMPILATION
Free MP3 -ED Swankz - 'Gamefazed'

**** 4 Stars - Muzik Mag. UK, Nov. 2002
"This is what a compilation should be about. A taster, a sample, a chance to indulge yourself in new sounds, to expose yourself to the indifferences out there, the brilliance to be found on the outskirts of our dance music."
- 4.5 out of 5 Kate Wildblood, DJ Mag. UK.

 


 

Track List:
1] Valis - The William Caslon Experience | 2] Red Lights - Matt Coogan [Solus] | 3] Gamefazed - | 2] E.D. Swankz | 4] Solomino - Miguel Graça | 5] Hecatombs - Telefuzz | 6] The Real Funicello - The William Caslon Experience | 7] Peaks on Ambrosia - The Verbrilli Sound | 8] Isla de la Piedra - Earball | 9] 4play - POM | 10] Nostalgic Lament - Greg Long [Baby Mammoth Remix] | 11] Sticky Fruit - Lazyboyz | 12] Skyline Retreat - The Kinetic Kid [Will Sugar]

 

 




 

 

TELEFUZZ: SLEEP
Free MP3
Telefuzz - 'The Needle and the Homage Done'


A ‘Telefuzz’ album is like an "Alice in Wonderland" for the ears: psychedelic, vision-inducing music, sparse and spaced out at times, thick and dripping off the edge at others. It’s multi-coloured and multi-textured, full of characters and stories, images and ideas. It is quirky, has imperfections, does not reveal itself all at once.

 


 

Track List:
1] Hindenburg Chem-trails | 2] The Great Gag in the Sky | 3] The Needle and the Homage Done | 4] Voyage of the Dawn Wigger | 5] Chariots for Hire | 6] The Last Hemperor | 7] One Hundred Light Years of Solitude | 8] Tales of the Dubonic Plague | 9] Dream of the Dendreons | 10] If the Vice is Right... | 11] Blowing Bubbles from the Blimp of the Spirits

 

 







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