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. Please get in touch for details.
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submitted Medlar, Percy Main (2) - Desert Island Crisps. about 1 month ago
submitted Good Life Project - Like Venus_ Dub Version. 2 months ago
submitted Isolated Community - Stay Invisible. 3 months ago
submitted Various - Bonnie Tropical 4. 6 months ago
submitted Wake Up! - Joy In Me. 6 months ago
submitted The Reverse Engineer - Nonagonal Hexagon. 6 months ago
submitted Maranta - Care ii Cure. 6 months ago
submitted Eyes Of Others - Elephant. 6 months ago
submitted El Ghoul - There Is More Blood Than Love Here. 6 months ago
submitted Wake Up! - The Powers and the Ways of Altruistic Love. 6 months ago
submitted Makeness - Friend Credits. 6 months ago
submitted Miss Represented - Pastel Acid. 6 months ago
submitted Good Life Project - The Truth. 10 months ago
submitted Good Life Project - Like Venus EP. 11 months ago
submitted Neil Landstrumm - Bad Life Choice Crew. 11 months ago
posted a review of Chewed Palaces - Sacred Geometries / Time Shift. about 1 year 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
posted a comment on Dillinger - Answer Me Question. about 1 year ago
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Is this album for sale? if yes how much please

70 copies for sale right here on Discogs - https://www.discogs.com/sell/list?master_id=414201&ev=mb
posted a review of Thinktank - Hive Mind Mentality EP. about 1 year 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
submitted Snide Rhythms - Welcome To Music Industry Fantasy Land. over 2 years ago
submitted Thinktank - Hive Mind Mentality EP. over 2 years ago
submitted Ded Rabbit - Moving In Slow Motion. over 2 years ago
submitted Zed Penguin - Four Track Mind. over 2 years ago
submitted HRH - Her Royal Highness. over 2 years ago
submitted Hang Syem - Frontier J / Pastel. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Donald Dust - Dazzle Ship EP. over 3 years ago
Yes it's Scottish producer and DJ - Tom Banks - https://www.discogs.com/artist/2344531-Lockah
submitted Lady Chann - Hard Drive. over 3 years ago
posted a review of Thinktank - Danger At 300 Fathoms EP. over 4 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
posted a review that has since been deleted. over 4 years ago
submitted Thinktank - Three Hundred Big Boys EP. over 4 years ago
submitted K.C. Jockey - Love Should Bring You Home / Sex Symbol. over 4 years ago
submitted Thinktank - Danger At 300 Fathoms EP. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on C-Biscuit Presents Danny Diamond - Sound System White Noise. over 5 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... See full review
submitted Palace Of Swords - La Belle Époque (2010 - 2014). over 5 years ago
posted a comment on Thinktank - Two Hundred In The Cupboard. over 5 years 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. over 5 years ago
posted a comment on Jimmy Riley - Everybody Needs Money. over 6 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 X X Teens* - Terror!!!. over 6 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 6 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 6 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
posted a review of Snide Rhythms - 2nd Difficult Album. over 6 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 7 years ago
submitted Snide Rhythms - Acid Alliteration. over 7 years ago
submitted Various - Dawn Chorus EP (Trouble Remixes Volume II). over 7 years ago
submitted Palace Of Swords / Seas, Starry - (We Are) The New Hyperboreans / Beneath A Lighthouse. over 8 years ago
submitted Randan Discotheque - Sonderweg. over 8 years ago
submitted Diegojah / Gosple Fish* - Step Inna Di Dance / Lord Of The Ring. over 8 years ago
submitted Snide Rhythms - Snide Rhythms. over 9 years ago
posted a review of Snide Rhythms - Double A Snide - C-Biscuit & Neil Landstrumm Remixes. over 9 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 9 years ago
posted a review of Miss The Occupier. over 9 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