V.L.A.D.

V.L.A.D.

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V.L.A.D. Discography

Albums

V.L.A.D. Emo-Droidz (Album) Laboratory Instinct Germany 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

V.L.A.D. Motion Institute (EP) Warp Records UK 2000 Sell This Version
V.L.A.D. D' (EP, MiniAlbum) Ångström Records France 2002 Sell This Version
V.L.A.D. Xiringuitos Perdido (EP) Laboratory Instinct Germany 2004 Sell This Version
AEP05 V.L.A.D. D' (Rmxs)(12") Ångström Records AEP05 France 2005 Sell This Version

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6207865

6207865

November 10, 2009
V.L.A.D. is underrated. Plain and simple. Fans of electronic music will not be disappointed. I enjoy his music, original and unique.
dragsterman

dragsterman

February 28, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
V.L.A.D.'s influences are cited as emerging "from the death throes of new wave and electro-body-music". This is clearly apparent in the fractured, cut-up electronica that this Frenchman produces. In his youth during the eighties, V.L.A.D. was apparently influenced by metal culture and the road that was mapped out for a future guitar hero with long hair and a studded leather-jacket didn't transpire. V.L.A.D. preferred the companionship of machines to humans and endeavoured to produce quirky electronic music in the basement of his toy and comic shop from 1998 onwards. He also went as far as producing tracks in Tampa, Florida together with Scott Burns. The only mark that he preserved from his early influences at this time was the hairstyle of the head-banger still lurking in him. V.L.A.D. cites his influences as "Obituary, Mr Bungle and Suffocation" yet it is easier to hear the video game and pop culture influences in the fractured cut-up Autechre-esque style of his tracks. It remains to be seen if the early metal influences emerge in his music, but based on his previous material anything can happen and one wonders what direction V.L.A.D. will take next if indeed any new material emerges at all with no proper release during 2006. Taking the baton, perhaps, is fellow Frenchman Jackson Fourgeaud & His Computer Band who purveys a similar fractured, cut-up style.
noviellion

noviellion

August 24, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
Untapped talent! His first release on Warp should have struck a nerve with Autechre fans but seemed to fade into obscurity. No hype about V.L.A.D. at all from what I've noticed in mags and the web. All of his albums are quite short but it seems to fit his style. Technologigal in everyway, quick and to the point. Extremely intricate rhythms that seem like exotic creatures that show themselves off to you. Very impressive artist.

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