Saturday, May 2, 2009


John and Peter Hinds are known for their excellent Sun Ra Research CDs, and for the beautiful Sun Ra Research fanzine.
I only recently discovered that the Hinds Brothers not only had a great taste in music, but that they are great musicians as well. Search the YouTube catalogue for Hinds Brothers or for Sun Ra Research and you'll get some great sounds...

Imagine my suprise when "Dubmixer" hit my mailbox last week. "Dubmixer" is a CD by the Hinds Brothers. It got released in 2002 on their Omni Sonic label.

Reason enough to do a bit of investigation.
After a bit of googling, I think I've got the Omni Sonic label discography sorted out:

  • john hinds: connections
    (1995, cd, usa, omni sonic 001)
  • dan plonsey: another curiosity piece
    (1996, cd, usa, omni sonic 002)
  • john hinds: the strangest secret
    (1998, cd, usa, omni sonic 003)
  • hinds brothers: the brilliant sound
    (????, cd, usa, omni sonic 004)
  • hinds brothers: 420 haight street, san francisco
    (????, cd, usa, omni sonic 005)
  • hinds brothers: dubmixer
    (2002, cd, usa, omni sonic 006)

"Dubmixer" features John Hinds on piano, synth, bass clarinet, organ and percussion, and Peter Hinds on percussion and bass.
The music has a very electronical sound (as the synth is the main instrument) and it uses a lot of hypnotic and trance patterns.
"Dubmixer" probably is what dance music sounds like on the planet Saturn.

Read a feature on the Hinds Brothers in the SF Weekly:

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