Thursday, 24 February 2011

★ Robot Marathon.... in Japan of course ★

In Osaka today, the worlds first Robot marathon begins. Don't take their size for granted - these guys are serious - as you can see from the training video below. It will take approximately four days to "run" the  42 Kilometers.

Personally, we're rooting for the 'flappy' one in second place - let's hope he pulls it together by race time. May the best robot win!

As they say in Robot speak (Binary, to you and me):
01000111 01101111 01101111 01100100 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 00100000 01010010 01101111 01100010 01101111 01110100 01110011

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

★ Speed Demon - K10K ★

Our dear friend Kap10Kurt is back with a new single "Speed Demon" out on Kris Menace's Work It Baby imprint - we just had to share - with a great video and also a remix from Justin Faust. You can buy both here from Beatport - Zoomi!

Saturday, 19 February 2011

★ Special characters for the weekend ★

It's been a busy week for everyone it seems... so a little R&R is in order. Kick back and enjoy a slow start to your Saturday with the 3 tracks below. 
VisonAir from Dublin,  Zombie Zombie from Paris and finally Trickski from Berlin. All duos with very prolific band members in their own right.... and left.

Monday, 14 February 2011

★ Fine Dining ★

Something of an institution in Berlin, Mustafa's Gemüse Kebap - the saviour of Sundays, and a real character.
He has even been given honorable mention in the NewYork Times as purveyor of possibly the best Döner in the world.
As if this wasn't enough, his website is so so hi-tech and über interactive.
Loosen your belt....

Mustafa's Gemüse Kebap
Mehringdamm 32, 10961 Berlin

Saturday, 12 February 2011

★ Conductor - NY Subway Synthesizer ★

Alexander Chen turns the New York subway system into a beautiful interactive string instrument using the MTA's actual subway timetable over 24 hours.

See for yourself at , or else the video below.

More in depth information on this fascinating music generator at

Thursday, 10 February 2011

★ Z-space particle emitter ★

 The original version of 'Excuses'  - a great video.
'Mind Bokeh', Bibio's forthcoming album, is out on April 4th on Warp Records.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

★ Chewing gum for the eyes and ears ★

Just when I thought the story of Alice through the looking glass couldn't get any further out.. 

'Alice' by Pogo

Saturday, 5 February 2011

★ BBB blog officially on air - take that HTML !! ★

Welcome to the Broad Bean Band blog, the new portal for all things BBB. 
We will be posting our likes, favourite music, pictures, videos and document the album recording over the next few months.
To celebrate we have put together a mixtape of music we've been listening to on our winter walks here in Berlin, along with snippets of our field recordings we've been making whilst out walking.
You can find it below and also over in our SoundCloud player for download. 
We call it "Side A"....  B to follow...

Winter Walk Mix Tape Side A by BroadBeanBand