I'm 40 years old. Got a big head and little ears. I collect house, ambient, IDM, piano anthems, Italian house, "nice" techno and more. I got into the scene in 1997, got turntables in 1999, then started goofing off on college radio. During the Discogs V2 years I was also a rather active moderator. Much has happened since then, but in short, it's safe to say I'm not cooler than you.

Besides music, I also like soft hooded sweatshirts, tea, tomatoes, crossword puzzles, the word "whilst", and parking at the very very very tops of parking garages. I am also a cancer survivor, cat dad, and trail ultrarunner.

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Various - Unreleased 2020-2022 Part 1
contribuido Various - Unreleased 2020-2022 Part 1. 27 days ago
Various - Likemind 04
publicó una crítica de Various - Likemind 04. 2 months ago
Probably the one single record that I’d tuck under my arm before dashing out of a burning house. Four gorgeous, nostalgic, futuristic tracks with “Eau Rouge” as the very best. Quirky, clappy, so fun to blend into the mix, sounds great fast or slow.... Ver crítica completa
Hiver (2) - Air Castles EP
publicó una crítica de Hiver (2) - Air Castles EP. 2 months ago
The title track “Air Castles” is great sky-high trance with a clean pulsing beat. Little bit of an IDM flair in the way those melodies and twitters keep intertwining. One of my favorite bargain-bin finds of recent years and gets played often.
Caldera (11) - Loslassen
contribuido Caldera (11) - Loslassen. 3 months ago
Bodhi (4) - Etch
publicó una crítica de Bodhi (4) - Etch. 3 months ago
Three superbly layered and blissful little compositions that have kept me company on many a long run this past year. Serene atmospherics with lightly glitchy electro/IDM rhythms, right up my alley.
Teo Mattress - TS000002
publicó una crítica de Teo Mattress - TS000002. 5 months ago
Hard to pick between the “Truckin’” mix which has that mellow 45-on-33 sound and the fast and colorful “Speedin’” mix on the A side, but the A side probably takes it. A poignant and reverberant string melody goes floating overtop of a mish-mash of... Ver crítica completa
Move D - Pandemix Live Jams Vol. 6
contribuido Move D - Pandemix Live Jams Vol. 6. 5 months ago
Steve Moore (3) - Gone World
publicó una crítica de Steve Moore (3) - Gone World. 6 months ago
Many great adjectives come to mind for this album… smooth, clean, otherworldly, thumping, and also just plain cool. Has some retro and some futuristic touches of electro, trance, and Berlin-school all mixed together wonderfully. Every track is killer.... Ver crítica completa
Zuwe - SH40
contribuido Zuwe - SH40. 10 months ago
Pub - Do You Ever Regret Pantomime?
contribuido Pub - Do You Ever Regret Pantomime?. about 1 year ago
Julien Jabre - Time EP
publicó una crítica de Julien Jabre - Time EP. about 1 year ago
Ever since hearing "That Day" as the opening track on an old Pete Moss mixtape, I hunted it down and kept it glued in my bag ever since. Great shuffle and wonderful moody keys on this track make it something really special to me. Some kind of X factor... Ver crítica completa
Skydiver - Cloudchase
publicó una crítica de Skydiver - Cloudchase. about 1 year ago
Hit the B-side of this for a very nice bubbling chill-out cut, very much in the steady and soothing progression of a classic Tangerine Dream album like Ricochet, but with some extra zip and stutter in the rhythm section, as befits early 90's trance.... Ver crítica completa
Milieu - Phosphene Weather
publicó una crítica de Milieu - Phosphene Weather. about 1 year ago
For a blissed-out, heat-hazed drone experience that's not too slim and not too overdone, head straight for this LP. An ambient favorite of mine that I come back to often. Simple, sweet, and very serene. The A1 track is my favorite, colored with shades... Ver crítica completa
Holden* - A Break In The Clouds
publicó una crítica de Holden* - A Break In The Clouds. about 1 year ago
Still holds up great so many years later as a hair-raising piece of thrumming, clacking, skittering, syncopated progressive madness. Even though I'd owned and played it for a few months, one of my favorite clubbing moments was hearing this on a giant... Ver crítica completa
Nova Nova - Basic
publicó una crítica de Nova Nova - Basic. about 1 year ago
I love it when a three- or four-tracker has great variety on it... the B-side has the lilting drum'n'bass of "Elisa" and a thumping techy workout with airy scattered chords and stutters in "Song of L". The A-side track is the prize here, a swimmy... Ver crítica completa
Jeff Greinke - Other Weather
contribuido Jeff Greinke - Other Weather. over 2 years ago
Kosh (7) - Null 212
publicó una crítica de Kosh (7) - Null 212 . over 2 years ago
An absolute trip of an EP, covering four diverse moods succinctly in four wicked tracks. "Null 212" is such a fun propulsive track with a break in the middle to die for. Pressed at 45, so suitable for wrong-speed playback trickery too. Electro is only... Ver crítica completa
Pauline Anna Strom - Angel Tears In Sunlight
publicó una crítica de Pauline Anna Strom - Angel Tears In Sunlight. over 2 years ago
The textures on Pauline Anna Strom's Plot Zero and Spectre LP's from the mid-80's were unique, simmering away in very dusty and liminal moods. Now over thirty years later she flips the script with this joyful and immersive LP. The cover absolutely... Ver crítica completa
Pink Elln & Atom Heart - Elektroniikkaa
publicó una crítica de Pink Elln & Atom Heart - Elektroniikkaa. over 2 years ago
Van Bellen brings forth a really cool remix in his typical style, with cyclical chugging percussion and gently undulating curtains of melody. Super fun and extra long breakdown towards the end after which you slam right back into the warm thrumming... Ver crítica completa
LA Synthesis - The Beacon / CMI Wave Sequence
publicó una crítica de LA Synthesis - The Beacon / CMI Wave Sequence. over 2 years ago
Can’t believe I’m the first to drop a comment on this stunner from these amazing 90’s producers. Two warm, huggable, danceable, super-detailed Detroit/electro cuts with straight kick drums and wittering little fx details zooming off into the corners... Ver crítica completa
Ebi - Zen
publicó una crítica de Ebi - Zen. over 2 years ago
One of my absolute favorite albums from my favorite musical year of 1994. Like a lot of techno of the time, the sound and percussion palette is pretty raw and pretty similar throughout, but what a mastery of rhythm, spaciousness, composition and... Ver crítica completa
John Daly - Solitaire / Back It Up
publicó una crítica de John Daly - Solitaire / Back It Up. over 2 years ago
Wrong-speed banger alert on this bargain bin find. Take both sides down from 45 to 33 for some 95 bpm syrupy sweet chill-out room cuts. Especially on the B-side track, the melodies shiver with a cold movie soundtrack sheen and the percussion crunches... Ver crítica completa
Bart Hawkins - 21 Pulse Eclipse
contribuido Bart Hawkins - 21 Pulse Eclipse. over 2 years ago
DJ Lostboi & Torus (4) - The Flash
publicó una crítica de DJ Lostboi & Torus (4) - The Flash. over 2 years ago
My favorite musical surprise of 2020... an awesome half hour of serene aquatic ambient to get lost in. The Lostboi tracks are emotionally punchy but simply composed, breathing in and out with generous amounts of reverb. Torus starts with "Enter The... Ver crítica completa
The Ministry Of Inside Things - Trilogy
contribuido The Ministry Of Inside Things - Trilogy. over 5 years ago
Offthesky* & Pleq - A Thousand Fields
contribuido Offthesky* & Pleq - A Thousand Fields. over 8 years ago
David Morley - Sanctum
contribuido David Morley - Sanctum. over 8 years ago
Chuck Van Zyl - Rituals
contribuido Chuck Van Zyl - Rituals. over 8 years ago
Various - Kowli Records 001
contribuido Various - Kowli Records 001. over 9 years ago
Uun - Locked EP
contribuido Uun - Locked EP. over 9 years ago
Outputmessage - Asteroids
contribuido Outputmessage - Asteroids. over 9 years ago
Beth Orton - Mystery
contribuido Beth Orton - Mystery. over 9 years ago
Keith Berry - Towards The Blue Peninsula
contribuido Keith Berry - Towards The Blue Peninsula. over 9 years ago
Various - Skipper Tracks 2
contribuido Various - Skipper Tracks 2. over 10 years ago
Techno Bro - Running Bro
contribuido Techno Bro - Running Bro. over 10 years ago
Eluder - Through Horizon
contribuido Eluder - Through Horizon. over 10 years ago
Tstewart* - Living Exponentially
publicó una crítica de Tstewart* - Living Exponentially. over 10 years ago
Here's a fantastically mellow album that brings forth many of Merck's best and most inimitable qualities in 50 tight minutes: unexpected flavors, tight production details, and artwork which perfectly and cosmically matches up with what you're about to... Ver crítica completa
Jacob London - Casual Bingo
publicó una crítica de Jacob London - Casual Bingo. over 15 years ago
Something of an anthem in the DJ circles in which I moved during my college years, and damn well it should be. These two goofy guys, makers of goofy chopped-and-diced house with goofy track names, really hit the bullseye here. Go right for the A-side:... Ver crítica completa
Jason Sloan - Hymns For The Afterlife
publicó una crítica de Jason Sloan - Hymns For The Afterlife. over 15 years ago
On the other end of the spectrum from the pulse and whoosh of classic Berlin-school music, there is ambient music that creates a lively space with a very limited palette, and this album hits the nail right on the head. Fans of Stars of the Lid,... Ver crítica completa
Off And Gone - Everest
publicó una crítica de Off And Gone - Everest. over 15 years ago
This looks like yet another 90's album that slipped under the radar and into the bargain bin - but why? It's a medley of pristine, head-spinning techno-trance that would give Orbital, Fluke, or Freaky Chakra a run for their money. Nimbly programmed... Ver crítica completa
Friction & Spice - Remix LP
publicó una crítica de Friction & Spice - Remix LP. over 15 years ago
Two stellar tracks on this record, from a label that featured lots of great breaks tracks with trancey, ravey overtones. There's a bit of a look ahead to DJ Friction's future records as Voyager with the remix of "You Make Me Feel So Good", a dark and... Ver crítica completa
Reload - A Collection Of Short Stories
publicó una crítica de Reload - A Collection Of Short Stories. over 16 years ago
After so many long listens and late-night ruminations, this album still holds sounds to be uncovered and speaks of trips not yet taken. The full dynamic range is covered, from earthquakes and cityscapes to verdant dancefloor jams and humming drones,... Ver crítica completa
Kwook - Unidentified Feathered Object
publicó una crítica de Kwook - Unidentified Feathered Object. over 16 years ago
I just can't get enough of this album - an hour of weird, richly-spun, gossamer ambient tuneage from Australia. This guy makes emotional tracks with generous heaps of melody and wonderful swaying beats. But this is gentle, breezy stuff, as if you... Ver crítica completa
Various - Made On Earth Sampler
publicó una crítica de Various - Made On Earth Sampler. over 16 years ago
This record was a happy accident - I bought it for one track only to fall in love with another. I played the Devilfish remix a lot in '99 when I was playing fluffy trance with a dollop of the hard stuff on top. It was typical jackhammering... Ver crítica completa
Laika - Sounds Of The Satellites
publicó una crítica de Laika - Sounds Of The Satellites. over 16 years ago
It's tempting to file this band away as just another cheap Stereolab imitation, but that won't do. Laika blends together bits of shoegaze, blues, jazz, dub, and indie rock and drizzles them over rhythms with loungey swagger and odd time signatures.... Ver crítica completa
Protogonos - Strange Geographie
publicó una crítica de Protogonos - Strange Geographie. over 16 years ago
This disc is buried back in the early catalogue of the DiN label, so it may not be familiar to many. That's too bad, because this is a stirring and imginative ambient trip in the style of vintage FAX. In fact, it reminds me a lot of the FAX classic... Ver crítica completa
James Johnson - San Francisco
publicó una crítica de James Johnson - San Francisco. over 17 years ago
Another installation in the strange and highly minimal Cube series, this one featuring a beat... of sorts. After pressing play, you hear a some gauzy synth plinks and washes rise up, and then... BOOM. Are your upstairs neighbors moving furniture? Or... Ver crítica completa
Out Hud - S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D.
publicó una crítica de Out Hud - S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D.. over 17 years ago
While I'm pretty sure that the whole "disco-punk" thing has passed by me at light speed, I can safely say that this disc is a classic. What we have here is a wicked marriage of acid house tweaks and thumps, buzzing guitars, and lots of fun wibbly... Ver crítica completa
Elements Of Life - Molecular Dreams
publicó una crítica de Elements Of Life - Molecular Dreams. over 17 years ago
A pretty sweet dollar-bin find here that skips around from stomping house to twiddly soundscapes without sounding forced. With a handful of short ambient pieces scattered throughout, the main focus here is on sprawling house tracks like "Dark... Ver crítica completa
Robert Rich - Trances / Drones
publicó una crítica de Robert Rich - Trances / Drones. over 17 years ago
Ocean waves, tribal instruments, slow glissando guitar, thin and ghostly melodies, walls of feedback, little twirly sounds... these ingredients have been lamely tossed together on many wack-ass "chill-out" albums over the years. Not the case on... Ver crítica completa