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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. 2021 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 and grump encourager of Neil Landstrumm

Real Dad and absent parent to Operator

Spiritual Advisor to Randan Discotheque

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

Please feel free to check out my Marketplace here as I have loads of records and CDs FOR SALE. Local pickup is also possible to avoid shipping costs. If you would like to order more than one record then please don't be put off by the Discogs shipping cost as I am happy to re-jig for you. Also if anyone is confused or frustrated that their country is not included in the new shipping policies then please drop me a line and we will work something out. Please get in touch for details.

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Snide Rhythms - Welcome To Music Industry Fantasy Land
posted a review of Snide Rhythms - Welcome To Music Industry Fantasy Land. 5 months ago
"Whether playfully tongue-in-cheek or properly ‘snide’, the album’s title demonstrates their unwillingness to confirm to music industry expectations. Musically, the trio’s post rock harks back to the DIY indie of the 1980s and hissy late night radio,... See full review
Various - Bonnie Tropical 6
submitted Various - Bonnie Tropical 6. about 1 year ago
Isolated Community - The View Contains The Viewer
submitted Isolated Community - The View Contains The Viewer. about 1 year ago
Isolated Community - Recycled Atoms
submitted Isolated Community - Recycled Atoms. over 2 years ago
Medlar, Percy Main (2) - Desert Island Crisps
submitted Medlar, Percy Main (2) - Desert Island Crisps. over 2 years ago
Good Life Project - Like Venus_ Dub Version
submitted Good Life Project - Like Venus_ Dub Version. over 2 years ago
Isolated Community - Stay Invisible
submitted Isolated Community - Stay Invisible. over 2 years ago
Various - Bonnie Tropical 4
submitted Various - Bonnie Tropical 4. over 3 years ago
Wake Up! - Joy In Me
submitted Wake Up! - Joy In Me. over 3 years ago
The Reverse Engineer - Nonagonal Hexagon
submitted The Reverse Engineer - Nonagonal Hexagon. over 3 years ago
Maranta - Care ii Cure
submitted Maranta - Care ii Cure. over 3 years ago
Eyes Of Others - Elephant
submitted Eyes Of Others - Elephant. over 3 years ago
El Ghoul - There Is More Blood Than Love Here
submitted El Ghoul - There Is More Blood Than Love Here. over 3 years ago
Wake Up! - The Powers and the Ways of Altruistic Love
submitted Wake Up! - The Powers and the Ways of Altruistic Love. over 3 years ago
Makeness - Friend Credits
submitted Makeness - Friend Credits. over 3 years ago
Miss Represented - Pastel Acid
submitted Miss Represented - Pastel Acid. over 3 years ago
Good Life Project - The Truth
submitted Good Life Project - The Truth. over 3 years ago
Good Life Project - Like Venus EP
submitted Good Life Project - Like Venus EP. over 3 years ago
Neil Landstrumm - Bad Life Choice Crew
submitted Neil Landstrumm - Bad Life Choice Crew. over 3 years ago
Chewed Palaces - Sacred Geometries / Time Shift
posted a review of Chewed Palaces - Sacred Geometries / Time Shift. over 3 years ago
Sacred Geometries features spoken vocals over psychedelic, funky riffage and spacey effects, shot through with a relentless electronic pulse. Time Shift is retro-futuristic electronic experimentalism that balances a dark-edged atmosphere with a sense... See full review
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posted a review of Thinktank - Hive Mind Mentality EP. over 4 years 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... See full review
Snide Rhythms - Welcome To Music Industry Fantasy Land
submitted Snide Rhythms - Welcome To Music Industry Fantasy Land. over 4 years ago
submitted Thinktank - Hive Mind Mentality EP. over 4 years ago
Ded Rabbit - Moving In Slow Motion
submitted Ded Rabbit - Moving In Slow Motion. over 5 years ago
Zed Penguin - Four Track Mind
submitted Zed Penguin - Four Track Mind. over 5 years ago
HRH - Her Royal Highness
submitted HRH - Her Royal Highness. over 5 years ago
Hang Syem - Frontier J / Pastel
submitted Hang Syem - Frontier J / Pastel. over 5 years ago
Donald Dust - Dazzle Ship EP
posted a comment on Donald Dust - Dazzle Ship EP. over 5 years ago
Yes it's Scottish producer and DJ - Tom Banks - https://www.discogs.com/artist/2344531-Lockah
Lady Chann - Hard Drive
submitted Lady Chann - Hard Drive. over 5 years ago
posted a review of Thinktank - Danger At 300 Fathoms EP. over 6 years 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,... See full review
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Thinktank - Three Hundred Big Boys EP
submitted Thinktank - Three Hundred Big Boys EP. over 6 years ago
K.C. Jockey - Love Should Bring You Home / Sex Symbol
submitted K.C. Jockey - Love Should Bring You Home / Sex Symbol. over 6 years ago
submitted Thinktank - Danger At 300 Fathoms EP. over 6 years ago
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 7 years ago
Palace Of Swords - La Belle Époque (2010 - 2014)
submitted Palace Of Swords - La Belle Époque (2010 - 2014). over 7 years ago
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Thinktank - Two Hundred In The Cupboard
submitted Thinktank - Two Hundred In The Cupboard. over 7 years ago
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X X Teens* - Terror!!!
posted a comment on X X Teens* - Terror!!!. over 8 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.
Late Of The Pier - The Bears Are Coming
posted a comment on Late Of The Pier - The Bears Are Coming. over 8 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!
Snide Rhythms - Acid Alliteration
posted a review of Snide Rhythms - Acid Alliteration. over 8 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... See full review
Snide Rhythms - 2nd Difficult Album
posted a review of Snide Rhythms - 2nd Difficult Album. over 8 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... See full review
Snide Rhythms - 2nd Difficult Album
submitted Snide Rhythms - 2nd Difficult Album. over 9 years ago
Snide Rhythms - Acid Alliteration
submitted Snide Rhythms - Acid Alliteration. over 9 years ago
Various - Dawn Chorus EP (Trouble Remixes Volume II)
submitted Various - Dawn Chorus EP (Trouble Remixes Volume II). over 10 years ago
Palace Of Swords / Seas, Starry - (We Are) The New Hyperboreans / Beneath A Lighthouse
submitted Palace Of Swords / Seas, Starry - (We Are) The New Hyperboreans / Beneath A Lighthouse. over 10 years ago
Randan Discotheque - Sonderweg
submitted Randan Discotheque - Sonderweg. over 10 years ago
Diegojah / Gosple Fish* - Step Inna Di Dance / Lord Of The Ring
submitted Diegojah / Gosple Fish* - Step Inna Di Dance / Lord Of The Ring. over 11 years ago