ONIONOISE & automate & gemise (all three CDs by The Vegetable Orchestra)

The Vegetable Orchestra

All 3 CDs of The Vegetable Orchestra in a single package!

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ONIONOISE is the third CD by The Vegetable Orchestra, an ensemble unique to the world of music which is committed to the exploration of the acoustic qualities of vegetables.

In addition to performing on the international concert circuit, the 12-people collective from Vienna has spent the last dozen years experimenting with the building of vegetable instruments, industriously unearthing the acoustic universe of roots and legumes, cabbages and courgettes.

All the instruments used are exclusively made from vegetables: from fresh as well as dried plant material such as carrot, leek, celery root, artichoke, dried pumpkin and onion skin. All these components are used for building organic instruments and sound generators which usually only last for one concert or one day in the studio. In addition to the vegetables, various utensils like record players or power drills are used to create unusual noises and to add unexpected texture to the music.

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automate presents the vegetable orchestra’s second cd and their logical further development. the work on the organic sound bodies and refinement of the playing and recording techniques have made audible a new vegetable sound universe. Along with cover versions of Kraftwerk, the cd is a compilation of tracks influenced by the most diverse contemporary electronic music styles. an amazing affinity of the organic and digital world becomes clear on the one hand whereas on the other, an unmistakably unique veggie sound is created, which could not have been created with any other group of instruments.

for several months prior to the studio recording, the 10-member ensemble composed and arranged the pieces, and most importantly, discovered instruments. Inventions such as a radish-marimba and a water radish were added to such long-standing sound generators as the cuke-o-phon and the carrot recorder.
the compositions range from rhythmic house tracks to noise music to dub and glitch pieces.

more about automate...
Sinus 440:


The first cd of the vienna vegetable orchestra was recorded in 1999.

more about gemise...
Ambiente verde:

further information, listening samples, and press material can be found on the orchestra’s homepage: