Artist: Younger Brother

Younger Brother

Younger Brother formed in 2005 when Benji Vaughan (Prometheus and The Zap) and Simon Posford (Shpongle and Hallucinogen) were asked to write a track for a charity called Survival International. The charity raises money for indigenous people around the world and they asked Simon and Benji to write an electronica track inspired by a Columbian tribe called The Kogi for a CD they were putting together to raise money. The Kogi call themselves the Elder Brother and those in western civilisation the Younger Brothers, hence how the partnership between the two artists became known as Younger Brother.

Album: Vaccine

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  • Crystalline
  • Shine
  • Pound A Rhythm
  • Safety In Numbers
  • Night Lead Me Astray
  • Train
  • Spinning Into Place
  • SYS 700
  • Tetris
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Album: A Flock of Beeps

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  • Weird On A Monday Night
  • The Receptive
  • Evil & Harm
  • Crumblenaut
  • Scanner
  • Even Dwarves Start Small
  • Magic Monkey Juice
  • Finger
  • Safety Zone
  • Bedtime Story
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A winning collaboration between two of the psy-trance scenes best producers the legendary Simon Posford (Hallucinogen, Shpongle) and the highly prolific Benji Vaughan (Prometheus, The Zapp), Younger Brother is guaranteed to be huge at underground parties and in the homes of trance fans everywhere. Younger Brother is the latest project from Simon, who has been concentrating on his down-tempo project Shpongle, and will be a welcome 4/4 dance floor return to his numerous dance music fans. Still he has brought the latest influences with him merging them together into a new blend of Shpongles slow beats and the faster dance of Hallucinogens trance. Prometheus influence further accentuates the eclectic nature of this project with a wide range of sounds, samples, effects and beats that create unique fusion of musical fantasia, from tribal chants, hard driving rhythms, electronic effects, trance mayhem and very British samples from the Isle of White festival to famous voices from the past reminiscent of Mr. Scruff, Lemon Jelly, and Coldcut nostalgic sampling or Royksopp with its mix of melodies and slow dancey beats. Younger Brother will be premiering their live show touring the UK, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Finland, and Canada. For bookings or press inquiries contact Twisted.

Album: The Last Days Of Gravity

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  • Happy Pills
  • All I Want
  • Elephant Machine
  • Your Friends Are Scary
  • I Am A Freak
  • Ribbon On A Branch
  • Sleepwalker Part One
  • Sleepwalker Part Two
  • Psychic Gibbon
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June 2007, sees the launch of the latest album by Younger Brother, created by the psychedelic trance pioneer Simon Posford (Hallucinogen, Shpongle) and Benji Vaughn the mastermind behind Prometheus and The Egg. The pair team up once again to create their second album, a breathtaking album with stunning sound production, that takes listeners on an incredibly varied musical journey.

The Last Days Of Gravity is a unique melee of electronic, acoustic, and vocal music, running the gamut of beautiful, strange, catchy, psychedelic, melancholic, uplifting. Despite its consistently psychedelic tone, the album has a very human element to it, and you can sense the spirit and emotion that have gone into its creation.

The harmonic variety of Last Days is particularly mesmerizing. The bindingly riveting melodic lines provide echoes of Posfords earlier work in Shpongle and Celtic Cross, as well as of his more recent collaboration with the legendary Alan Parsons. This album is no retro piece of work, however, with Posford and Vaughns legendary innovation resulting in a complex mix of styles that eludes genre-casting. Despite having no obvious dance numbers, The Last Days Of Gravity provides enough levity to be the perfect soundtrack to the richness of daily experience.

Top all that off with stunning artwork by the legendary Storm Thorgerson (whose work has graced albums by Pink Floyd, Alan Parsons, and Led Zeppelin, among many others), and there you have it the outside matches the inside. With The Last Days Of Gravity, you have yourself another trendsetting, description-defying release from Twisted Records!

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