Kaaya ‎– Braindance / Ormazd

Dragonfly Records ‎– BFLT 36
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A Braindance 9:17
B Ormazd 7:13

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Label states 33 ⅓ RPM, though the correct speed is 45 RPM.

Published by Copyright Control
℗ Dragonfly Records 1996
© Dragonfly Records 1996

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  • Barcode: 5 025055 200361
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): BFLT 36 - A¹
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): BFLT 36 · B¹

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January 7, 2010

For me, this is a real slammin' old school gem of a release! Braindance is a particularly adored personal favorite of mine, with rocking 4x4 drum kicks and a deep bass line, with many echoing effects and tiny bits crawling all over during the track's introductory part. A few seconds before the two minute mark this spaced out, hypnotic melody hits out of nowhere, and from there on it's all psychedelic madness until the end: a chopped bass line, far reaching FX and interacting layers and constantly pushing synth stabs. The music never really climaxes, but just energetically builds and flows around your head like the sorrounding rings do to Jupiter. Awesome, one of those really mesmerizing and dazzling tracks, with omnipresent drive and intriguing structure and sound. Love it.
Ormazd, to my knowledge only found here in its full and unmixed form, starts out with some really metallic sounds and then this hard drum kick enters, accompanied by more of those floating melodies coming out of everywhere and ending up somewhere around there too. But this one doesn't impress me as much as Braindance, due to these tribal vocals it samples, and I never was a fan of those. Luckily, they don't last for long, and after them it's back to multi layered, melodic wizardry, with a pinch of acid dropped for good measure. Overall, a tune on the heels of the previous one, just not executed as well in my opinion. Still loaded with different memorable melodies, but it doesn't quite flow as coherently and uniquely as the A side.
Overall, this is very worth owning and hunting down. Braindance is one of my all time favorite tracks released on Dragonfly Records, with really infectious melody work.