A self proclaimed non-musician, ideas man and record collector, Colvin Cruickshank aka Vinnie has dabbled in music over the years and continues to do so. His latest group Snide Rhythms released their third album in May 2019 on their own False Promise label. They are currently writing and planning new material.

One half of Edinburgh based electronic duo Thinktank aka Vinnie & The Leph. 2019 will see the release of more unheard material from the Atari ST Cubase archives on vinyl on Stepback Records (2) and other interested labels.

First group Nonstopcamels formed whilst attending Edinburgh College of Art

Manager of Edinburgh College of Art live music and club venue The Wee Red Bar from 1999 - present

Manager of The Magnificents from 2000 - 2006

Co-ran Big Toe's Hi-Fi 7" only Reggae Dancehall record label for their first five releases (2006 - 2009) and released as C-Biscuit

Longtime friend/grump encourager of Neil Landstrumm

Real Dad/Absent Parent to Operator

Spiritual Advisor to Randan Discotheque

Studied Doric Psych-Rock at Banff Academy with Palace Of Swords

Free free to check out my Marketplace here as I have loads of records/CDs for sale BUT please DO NOT ask me to rip tracks to MP3
for you as it's never going to happen.
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a posté un avis de Thinktank - Hive Mind Mentality EP. about 1 month ago
Thinktank (Vinnie and The Leph) have released a clutch of cult EPs, supported Autechre and Boards Of Canada live, and are inexplicably not bigger. This EP, a reconstruction of older material with new gear, is a hidden gem that you’d be advised to get ... Voir l'avis en entier
a référencé Snide Rhythms - Welcome To Music Industry Fantasy Land. 2 months ago
a référencé Thinktank - Hive Mind Mentality EP. 3 months ago
a référencé Ded Rabbit - Moving In Slow Motion. 7 months ago
a référencé Zed Penguin - Four Track Mind. 7 months ago
a référencé HRH - Her Royal Highness. 7 months ago
a référencé Hang Syem - Frontier J / Pastel. about 1 year ago
a posté un commentaire sur Donald Dust - Dazzle Ship EP. about 1 year ago
Yes it's Scottish producer and DJ - Tom Banks - https://www.discogs.com/artist/2344531-Lockah
a référencé Lady Chann - Hard Drive. about 1 year ago
a posté un avis de Thinktank - Danger At 300 Fathoms EP. about 1 year ago
"Raw, direct, rhythm dominated, universal House / Techno DJ weapons + Electro bonus cut" - Hardwax, Berlin

"Synthy, dreamy, as if in the middle of some amazing childhood memory, and filled with complex drumming that almost hints at Tribalism a bit, but ... Voir l'avis en entier
a posté un avis de Thinktank - Three Hundred Big Boys EP. over 2 years ago
Best way to hear audio clips of release is via this link - https://soundcloud.com/lionoilindustries/lionoil004

Thinktank jamming the box and working three deliriously trippy, percussive old school inspired proto techno and house traxx! - Sounds of the ... Voir l'avis en entier
a référencé Thinktank - Three Hundred Big Boys EP. over 2 years ago
a référencé K.C. Jockey - Love Should Bring You Home / Sex Symbol. over 2 years ago
a référencé Thinktank - Danger At 300 Fathoms EP. over 2 years ago
a posté un commentaire sur C-Biscuit Presents Danny Diamond - Sound System White Noise. over 2 years ago
Did you hear about the fight in the biscuit tin? The Bandit hit the Penguin over the head with a Club, tied him to a Wagon Wheel with a Blue Ribband and made his Breakaway in a Taxi.

C-Biscuit himself witnessed this happen and was inspired to pick up ... Voir l'avis en entier
a référencé Palace Of Swords - La Belle Époque (2010 - 2014). over 2 years ago
a posté un commentaire sur Thinktank - Two Hundred In The Cupboard. over 2 years ago
Best way to hear audio clips of release is via this link - https://soundcloud.com/colvin-cruickshank/sets/false-3
a référencé Thinktank - Two Hundred In The Cupboard. over 3 years ago
a posté un commentaire sur Jimmy Riley - Everybody Needs Money. over 4 years ago
Anyone else getting a lot of surface noise and clicks near the end of Reggae Music Version? Would be good to know please as I may need to get another copy. I contacted all Discogs sellers but sadly only one replied. Bad form.
a posté un commentaire sur X X Teens* - Terror!!!. over 4 years ago
A paranoid Know Your Rights 2008 update for the Nanny State we live in The Day Today. Chris Morris meets Consolidated and jam in the airport taxi rank.
a posté un commentaire sur Late Of The Pier - The Bears Are Coming. over 4 years ago
Never mind ye olde traditional verse/chorus structure this is original and all over the place. Sounds like Sooty's pal Sweep doing the wee synth bit. Insert glove puppet noise here. Really dig the pen on glass percussion break.Ting!
a posté un avis de Snide Rhythms - Acid Alliteration. over 4 years ago
"Maybe their finest single to date, it's certainly a good one" - (Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland)

"The glorious post-punk sounds of Edinburgh’s Snide Rhythms" - (Jim Gellatly - XFM / Amazing Radio / The Sun)

"the sound of post-punk meets acid house ... Voir l'avis en entier
a posté un avis de Snide Rhythms - 2nd Difficult Album. over 4 years ago
"really sharp lyrics, so carefully honed, beautifully made stuff" - (Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music)

"shades of PiL and Bauhaus mixed with the leftfield synth noodlings of Cabaret Voltaire" - (Rick Fulton, The Daily Record)

"The legacy of the Fast ... Voir l'avis en entier
a référencé Snide Rhythms - 2nd Difficult Album. over 4 years ago
a référencé Snide Rhythms - Acid Alliteration. over 4 years ago
a référencé Various - Dawn Chorus EP (Trouble Remixes Volume II). over 5 years ago
a référencé Palace Of Swords / Seas, Starry - (We Are) The New Hyperboreans / Beneath A Lighthouse. over 5 years ago
a référencé Randan Discotheque - Sonderweg. over 6 years ago
a référencé Diegojah / Gosple Fish - Step Inna Di Dance / Lord Of The Ring. over 6 years ago
a référencé Snide Rhythms - Snide Rhythms. over 6 years ago
a posté un avis de Snide Rhythms - Double A Snide - C-Biscuit & Neil Landstrumm Remixes. over 6 years ago
Remixes from Neil Landstrumm and C-Biscuit affirm Snide Rhythms' electronic music pedigree, and their rhythmically interesting work suits the dancefloor context they occasionally flirt with. That said they are a band first and foremost, so leave the ... Voir l'avis en entier
a référencé The Cathode Ray - The Cathode Ray. over 6 years ago
a posté un avis de Miss The Occupier. over 6 years ago
Miss the Occupier are an indie-punk three-piece who take angular guitar riffs, fuzz them up until they're a suitably deafening din, and set them alongside the sardonic musings of singer Roz Davies. It's like being stomped in the face by The Fall's ... Voir l'avis en entier
a posté un avis de Shit & Cheap* - Götterdämmerung. over 6 years ago
Shit & Cheap is a brave choice of name by any stretch but not totally unexpected as an oddity from Neil Landstrumm and Mat Consume with this their second release under the moniker. Make no mistake—the oddness doesn’t stop there as this is a pretty far ... Voir l'avis en entier
a posté un avis de Palace Of Swords - Palace Of Swords II. over 6 years ago
Beautiful spaced out instrumentals. I only wish that they went on a bit longer. (Maybe next time they could stretch them out to Zeit-type epics.) When the vocals arrive, they sound like they’re coming from another galaxy. Highly recommended. - Ice Cream ... Voir l'avis en entier
a posté un avis de Thinktank - The Wack Wax Jacket EP. over 7 years ago
Quality Scottish electronica/electro - Jockey Slut

Weird experimentalism from Scotland. The theme is most certainly electro, but there's bags of other influences thrown in for good measure too. I'm playing this to fanatical response in the chill-out ... Voir l'avis en entier
a posté un avis de Doubleheart - Salsa Apocalypso. over 7 years ago
Doubleheart is the tightly coiled sound of Neil Landstrumm and Optimo’s J.D. Twitch going about some shifty Latin Tech business. It’s a classy hybrid of conjoined sounds, mixing early rave flavour with a mechanized Latin tilt to arrive at something ... Voir l'avis en entier
a posté un commentaire sur Various - The Drum Album. over 8 years ago
A real shame that the two best and coincidentally Scottish tracks are missing from this vinyl release. For fans of the clubs Pure (Edinburgh) and Slam (Glasgow) I recommend that you track down the CD release to hear two acidic and experimental lost ... Voir l'avis en entier
a posté un commentaire sur Vicious Pink - Cccan't You See...(Version). over 8 years ago
I own this 12" and am slightly confused. According to the label the A side has two tracks however there is only one track and it sounds exactly like the French Extended Mix on 12R 6074.
The B side claims to have three tracks BUT it only has two, no ... Voir l'avis en entier
a posté un avis de Caja De Ritmos - Drumstep 1. over 8 years ago
A minimal, hypnotic drum machine (possibly a Roland TR-606) excursion that runs for around eleven minutes or so. The mysterious artist behind this release has created endless computer controlled mixing possibilities for the more adventurous DJs out ... Voir l'avis en entier
a posté un avis de Snide Rhythms - Double A Snide. over 8 years ago
'I Can't Keep Up!'/'People Pleaser' is the debut double a-side single from Edinburgh art-rockers Snide Rhythms. As their name suggests, this three-piece certainly have attitude and they display it in abundance on this seven-inch vinyl, put out by ... Voir l'avis en entier
a posté un avis de Nightmares On Wax - Aftermath #3. over 11 years ago
The third in the Aftermath series brings NOW's own remix of I'm For Real which doesn't really offer up any radical changes on their classic track just doubles up on the arpeggio and adds different skippy percussion. However if you have the originals like ... Voir l'avis en entier
a posté un avis de Neil Landstrumm / Mike Fellows / Jeremy Blake - The Fourty Million Dollar Beatnik. over 11 years ago
A bluesy, hazy, druggy album that conjures up the feeling of being lost in a psychedelic desert. Blake, Fellows and Landstrumm create their own twisted late night Life In The Bush Of Ghosts. Very California but with a dark atmospheric twist.

a posté un avis de The Purple Kings - That's The Way You Do It. over 12 years ago
I will never forget the day I walked into the record shop where a friend of mine was working and reviewing the new releases at the time. Upon checking this Dire Straits - "Money For Nothing" sampling monstrosity out he pulled it off the turntable and ... Voir l'avis en entier
a posté un avis de DJ Hell* - Diese Momente EP. over 13 years ago
Almost 20 years on DJs Hell and Naughty sample the main synth riff from Cerrone's "Strip-Tease" (from the 1978 Brigade Mondaine soundtrack) and create a relentless funky groove that builds to dramatic effect.
a posté un avis de Mankind (3) - Dr Who. over 13 years ago
Released on cobalt blue vinyl when Tom Baker the Fourth Doctor was at his peak, this funky D.I.S.C.O re-working of the Ron Grainer theme would even make a Sontaran get down on the dancefloor. A vocodered vocal describes the character of the Doctor amid ... Voir l'avis en entier
a posté un avis de BBC Radiophonic Workshop - BBC Sound Effects No. 19 - Doctor Who Sound Effects. over 14 years ago
This was the first ever album I bought with my pocket money back in 19 Oatcake and it still gets played today. It wasn't available in the local record shop and I had to order with a coupon from the back of a Dr. Who comic. Fantastic science fiction ... Voir l'avis en entier
a posté un avis de Mighty Casey - Black Rapping School. over 15 years ago
Attention all alcoholic Goth Hip-Hoppers, the B-side "Liquor Land II" cleverly samples "Love Cats" by The Cure to create a warm fuzzy groove over which Casey recounts his drunken tales. Sadly no mention of the old Snakebite n' Black though.
a posté un avis de Various - Ultimate Cakes & Sweets. over 15 years ago
Fantastic homage/parody to the Ultimate Breaks & Beats series on Street Beat. The artists and titles are all puns taken from the originals and for Star Wars fans the funk is strong in this one.
a posté un avis de Dr. Caligari - Freaks. over 15 years ago
The dialogue samples are taken from Todd Browning's 1932 black and white masterpiece of macabre "Freaks"