A self proclaimed non-musician, ideas man and record collector, Colvin Cruickshank aka Vinnie has dabbled over the years and continues to do so.
His latest group Snide Rhythms released their second album in November 2014 on False Promise label. They are currently writing and planning
new material to be released in 2017

One half of Edinburgh based electronic duos Thinktank and Transparent Source. 2017 will see the release of unheard material from the
Atari ST Cubase archives as Vinnie & The Leph aka Thinktank

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.
Recent Activity
posted a review of Thinktank - Danger At 300 Fathoms EP. about 1 month 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Thinktank - Three Hundred Big Boys EP. 4 months 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 ... See full review
submitted Thinktank - Three Hundred Big Boys EP. 4 months ago
submitted K.C. Jockey - Love Should Bring You Home / Sex Symbol. 4 months ago
submitted Thinktank - Danger At 300 Fathoms EP. 8 months ago
posted a comment on C-Biscuit Presents Danny Diamond - Sound System White Noise. about 1 year 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 ... See full review
submitted Palace Of Swords - La Belle Époque (2010 - 2014). about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Thinktank - Two Hundred In The Cupboard. about 1 year ago
Best way to hear audio clips of release is via this link - https://soundcloud.com/colvin-cruickshank/sets/false-3
submitted Thinktank - Two Hundred In The Cupboard. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Jimmy Riley - Everybody Needs Money. over 2 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.
posted a comment on XX Teens - How To Reduce The Chances Of Becoming A Terror Victim. over 2 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.
posted a comment on Late Of The Pier - The Bears Are Coming. over 2 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!
posted a review of Snide Rhythms - Acid Alliteration. over 2 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Snide Rhythms - 2nd Difficult Album. over 2 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
submitted Snide Rhythms - 2nd Difficult Album. over 2 years ago
submitted Snide Rhythms - Acid Alliteration. over 3 years ago
submitted Various - Dawn Chorus EP (Trouble Remixes Volume II). over 3 years ago
submitted Palace Of Swords / Seas, Starry - (We Are) The New Hyperboreans / Beneath A Lighthouse. over 4 years ago
submitted Randan Discotheque - Sonderweg. over 4 years ago
submitted Diegojah / Gosple Fish - Step Inna Di Dance / Lord Of The Ring. over 4 years ago
posted a review that has since been deleted. over 4 years ago
submitted Snide Rhythms - Snide Rhythms. over 4 years ago
posted a review of Snide Rhythms - Double A Snide - C-Biscuit & Neil Landstrumm Remixes. over 4 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 ... See full review
submitted The Cathode Ray - The Cathode Ray. over 5 years ago
posted a review of Miss The Occupier. over 5 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Shit & Cheap* - Götterdämmerung. over 5 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Palace Of Swords - Palace Of Swords II. over 5 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Thinktank - The Wack Wax Jacket EP. over 5 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Doubleheart - Salsa Apocalypso. over 5 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 ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - The Drum Album. over 6 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 ... See full review
posted a comment on Vicious Pink - Cccan't You See...(Version). over 6 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Caja De Ritmos - Drumstep 1. over 6 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Snide Rhythms - Double A Snide. over 6 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Nightmares On Wax - Aftermath #3. over 9 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Neil Landstrumm / Mike Fellows / Jeremy Blake - The Fourty Million Dollar Beatnik. over 10 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.

posted a review of The Purple Kings - That's The Way You Do It. over 11 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 ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Hell* - Diese Momente EP. over 11 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.
posted a review of Mankind (3) - Dr Who. over 11 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 ... See full review
posted a review of BBC Radiophonic Workshop - BBC Sound Effects No. 19 - Doctor Who Sound Effects. over 12 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 ... See full review
posted a review of Mighty Casey - Black Rapping School. over 13 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. No mention of the old Cider n' Blackcurrant though.
posted a review of Various - Ultimate Cakes & Sweets. over 13 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.
posted a review of Dr. Caligari - Freaks. over 14 years ago
The dialogue samples are taken from Todd Browning's 1932 black and white masterpiece of macabre "Freaks"
posted a review of Dopplereffekt - Myon-Neutrino / Z-Boson. over 14 years ago
Original, haunting and atmospheric pieces of future music.
Both can be played at 33 or 45 on it's own or try running a beat along with it and see what happens...
posted a review of Greenbank - Rotating The Square. over 14 years ago
"Loads Of Little Squares!" on 45 rpm sounds like a ridiculous fairground ride to my ears but slow it down to 33 and you have a beautiful thing...
posted a review of Liquid Liquid. over 14 years ago
History in the making Part 2...I was fortunate enough to see Liquid Liquid LIVE at Optimo in Glasgow in July. Twenty years on their performance was outstanding, the atmosphere in the club was electric and if you ever get the chance you MUST check these ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Ultimate Breaks & Beats. over 14 years ago
Check out the original version of Big Beat by Billy Squire as sampled by Dizzee Rascal on his boombastic Fix Up, Look Sharp
posted a review of Various - Ultimate Breaks & Beats. over 14 years ago
This LP was the official start of the Ultimate Breaks & Beats series and features The Winstons - Amen Brother break as sampled, looped, cut-up and caned by junglists everywhere. Wonder if Gregory Cylvester "G. C." Coleman received any royalties?
posted a review of Richard X Feat. Kelis - Finest Dreams. over 14 years ago
Borrows heavily from The Human League's "The Things Dreams Are Made Of"...synth-pop hip-hop don't stop!
posted a review of Amen Andrews - Vol 01. over 14 years ago
An experimental, fast and furious take on the much sampled Amen Brother break with another Luke Vibert alter ego, a pun on the legendary Irish "This Is Your Life" TV host. Crrrrrraaackerjaaack!!!
posted a review of Bass Probe - Mind Experiments. over 14 years ago
Dialogue samples Malcolm McDowell as young Alex talking to the nurse about his dreams from the Stanley Kubrick classic "A Clockwork Orange"