pablo.verstraeten

Razz* Featuring Matt Warren & Ralphi Rosario - Pump It Up as reviewed by pablo.verstraeten

June 27, 2017
'Kill yourself dancing' is oldskool Electro House from 1985 by Ralphi Rosario and reminds me a lot of later work by Felix Da Housecat ...
pablo.verstraeten

Sector 7 as reviewed by pablo.verstraeten

June 27, 2017
Does anyone know weither this is a project by Mike Dierickx?
DOCTOR_DIATRIBE23

Rahsaan Roland Kirk* - The Case Of The 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color as reviewed by DOCTOR_DIATRIBE23

June 27, 2017
It took me a couple of times to listen to D Telephone Conversation... It took me about a couple years to realize that side 4 actually had something on it.... I am a messed up freak!
sunshine-recorder

Scottie Deep* - Fathoms as reviewed by sunshine-recorder

June 27, 2017
edited 29 minutes ago
killer record from MK's brother right here, i would say maybe even his best.
mellow and deep house with that 'late night' atmosphere, sparse and perfectly separated elements.
the Deep On DeKalb mix is particularly sick with it's bouncy bassline that cuts through but every cut here is great in it's own way.
all in all a record that works both in the dance and at home for deeper listening.
MEllODrOnE

Howlin' Wolf - Best Of The Sun Records Sessions as reviewed by MEllODrOnE

June 27, 2017
This sounds really good for live recordings form the 50s. Some tracks sound better than others, some hollow sounding bass on some tracks but over all it's pretty decent. Vocals are clear and distinct and you can feel the growl of wolfs voice. Sounds like an old blues pressing should so I think this is a good release .
MrDreamTheater2

Dream Theater - Live In Seoul as reviewed by MrDreamTheater2

June 27, 2017
edited 30 minutes ago
Unfortunately, all copies of this video I've seen have some sort of watermark in the upper right hand corner. However, I recommend looking for one of these DVDs that has the "m.net" watermark (which includes the Lost And Found "Scenes From Korea" set) rather than the Woodstock Tapes version, which has a bigger, more distracting watermark that says "WT."
DOCTOR_DIATRIBE23

UR* - Dark Energy as reviewed by DOCTOR_DIATRIBE23

June 27, 2017
edited about 1 hour ago
It is easy to understand this lp?...

Or

Is it easy to understand this lp!

Did I get that the wrong way around?

Herein lies the problem!

Can we solve world problems through music..

Probably not...

But I tell you what it sure does help!...

World music for the musical world!

Or was it the other way around...

Nothing less nothing more? ;)

Lp and a half!
topsyandpip56

Johann Pachelbel, Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra*, Jean-François Paillard - Canon In D Major as reviewed by topsyandpip56

June 27, 2017
One of the best known and prettiest recordings of Canon ever. Genuinely the best arrangement of this song I've ever heard.
MyckelJay

Green Day - Green Day Live DM, IA 4/3/17 as reviewed by MyckelJay

June 27, 2017
The quality of this release is absolute garbage. It sounds like it was recorded from somebody's cell phone in the audience (which it likely was), then dubbed to tape using the worst deck in existence (also likely). I'm able to make out what songs are what, and I can even sing along with the whole thing. But the majority of what you'll hear on this release is screaming and static. I didn't expect much from a bootleg being sold on Etsy though. I guess you get what you pay for. If anyone is interested in this, I'll sell my copy for stupid cheap.
leonthepro

Ennio Morricone - Il Était Une Fois Dans L'Ouest (Bande Originale Du Film) as reviewed by leonthepro

June 27, 2017
If you can find this release clean and for a good price it should be just what you are looking for. An older version with the original pressing that has low surface noise and a good range to display the soundtrack in. Not to mention the cover being one of the best they released.
kittycollection

John Williams (4) - Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) as reviewed by kittycollection

June 27, 2017
Sounds way better than I expected with the split colors. It's great to have a copy of this score without super compressed microgroves (if that makes a difference, I'm no expert). All I know is I'm very happy. Getting this was like Christmas.
ThisIsDarkness

Ajna (5) & Dronny Darko - Black Monolith as reviewed by ThisIsDarkness

June 27, 2017
"Black Monolith as a whole is true to its name, dark and monumental. The space ambient sound mixed with a sort of black ambient is a good recipe for Ajna and Dronny Darko, bringing out some of the best qualities in both artists. I would recommend Black Monolith to listeners who are already fans of Dronny Darko and Ajna. I fear that choosing this album as a first time experience with the two artists may not do them justice. Yet, for fans of both, there is certainly plenty to love. There is a magic and chemistry between these two artists that shouldn’t be overlooked and future collaborations with one another may still hold the key to some of the best yet from either musician."
Read the full review: http://www.thisisdarkness.com/2017/03/19/ajna-dronny-darko-black-monolith-2017-review/
ThisIsDarkness

Aegri Somnia - Endtime Psalms as reviewed by ThisIsDarkness

June 27, 2017
"After such an impressive product as Monde Obscure, one could wonder how Aegri Somnia would top its achievements. Jurica Santek doesn’t try to conquer his previous work, instead he moves off to the side, building a new foundation, with new stories, even if they fall within the same general narrative. Like its predecessor, Endtime Psalms is the epitome of cinematic dark ambient. Aegri Somnia is one of the best at conjuring narratives and irradiated landscapes. He affords listeners enough flexibility for their imaginations to run wild. I would absolutely recommend Endtime Psalms to any fan of the cinematic dark ambient style. The evolution of the Aegri Somnia sound has been worthwhile. There are no setbacks; no points where we could look to the past in critique of the present. This is the end of humanity, delivered neatly in the form of dark ambient. Where once we ruled supreme, now we cower in trepidation. Endtime Psalms is the soundtrack to our undoing."
Read the full review: http://www.thisisdarkness.com/2017/03/19/aegri-somnia-endtime-psalms-2017-review/
pablo.verstraeten

D-Saw - Track 10:30 as reviewed by pablo.verstraeten

June 27, 2017
I only have the original mix of 10:30 on The Sound Of Superstition - Vol. 4 and I'm obliged to say that this track is an amazing 'Acid House/Progressive Trance'-production by german producer André Winter ... it keeps on going and going ... check it out!
gazza769

Various - Dolly Deluxe 1 as reviewed by gazza769

June 27, 2017
vinyl sounds amazing! side b is a true belter! 5 stars
Duds1

The Starmixers as reviewed by Duds1

June 27, 2017
edited about 3 hours ago
The artist seems to have been obscure (i would ask anyone to correct me if i'm wrong) until being coined in "Pai de Familia" in the track named "Promotech", probably the most famous and longstanding Brazilian meme, which has its origins in a even more obscure movie (the producers probably found the album randomly in DiscoGS, i would seriously suppose, as the website was already launched in early 2005). The tune itself is good, catchy and well produced (quite archaic though for a early 1990 release) but probably wouldn't/didn't hit in any club in Europe or US when released (As Acid House/early raves/clubs from this era were playing completely different house and techno, but there was Italo-Disco and LGBT clubs anyway), but the album itself is a really catchy sum of tracks, more useful for BGM/ random soundtrack purposes.
leonthepro

The Cinematic Orchestra - Ma Fleur as reviewed by leonthepro

June 27, 2017
edited about 1 hour ago
I awaited this album for a long time and frankly it didn't disappoint, it rather impressed me in most areas. I firstly did not expect a case holding all the images and records. It feels like a real package with all the extras. Beautiful images accompany the tracks as explained on the front one. The only real negative about the design being that there is no plastic lining for the record sleeves and no lyrics sheet. They could easily have been written on the back of the images. An unfortunate oversight. But I have to say I love the way they numbered the sides with letters half visible in the corner of each label, highlighting the current one in blue. Tricky to see at first but stylish non the less. To get into the music itself we start off with the mastering which I agree with many is really "mastered". The singing is sharp and clear like the strings and the bass is meaty just like it should be. One of the better I have heard and it genuinely made previously inaudible sounds hearable. But where I disagree is in the pressing department. On some tracks its mostly drowned out but on the more quiet ones you can still notice the rather low surface noise, but more alarming are the pops and crackles. On random they can burst out of your speaker, sometimes with more consistency. So Im afraid its just too many negatives to give it a perfect score. Dont fret that its a dealbreaker however. It just did not meet expectations, so set them at standard, at least pressing wise. Overall its a sturdy package with few shortcomings and for me an absolutely great one for showing what vinyl is really all about and what it can produce.
ultimathulerecords

Rancid Poultry - ZYXT [h5n1] as reviewed by ultimathulerecords

June 27, 2017
The "lost" final Rancid Poultry album. On the cover it says "Right, and now chaps, it's definitely Poultry on our last trip. Ready? Yes!" - and it was - yet it was also never released. The artwork was set-up, the discs were duplicated, yet it sat, stored away and almost forgotten for 16 years. And, what a shame that would have been! Still powerful and patent on-the-edge Rancid Poultry, this is going to surprise many with its frazzled electric edge! But that was the spirit of PR - constant surprise. Yes, it even surprised me.
curiositykilledshawn

Jerry Goldsmith - Gremlins (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) as reviewed by curiositykilledshawn

June 27, 2017
One could argue that the stark minimalism of Alien, the horns of Patton or Planet Of The Apes are more iconic but I say that Gremlins is easily Goldsmith's most identifiable score. Spielberg has Williams. Zemeckis has Silvestri. Dante's man was Goldsmith and this was the first score in an unbreakable partnership that would last until Goldsmith's death in 2004.

Gremlins isn't a perfect score, at least not in comparison to the superior sequel. The film is a classic but the score falls just short of a 5/5 as it is a little too synthy and thus sounds dated in some parts as a result. It works well in the movie for the most part but I feel that just a slightly stronger orchestral backing would have made all the difference. If the meowing cat sounds were removed in favor of tense strings then we'd certainly have a perfect score, and maybe Mrs. Deagle's theme too. In contrast to Spielberg's and Zemeckis' high-key style Dante and cinematographer John Hora shot the movie in a dark, grubby style which really works in its favor. Goldsmith's cold, haunting synth is completely appropriate in this regard, so don't think I am totally dissing his work here.

With over 70 minutes of score this complete album from 2011, 27 years after the movie's release, is what fans have been wanting for decades though casual movie fans will already be familiar with the lovely Gizmo theme, and, most famously, the Gremlins Rag - a demented circus fanfare of anarchy and mayhem, the sound of delightful destruction and cheerful chaos. It's an absolute blast and one of my favorite things ever. I've been humming that tune since I was a little kid and it was one of the first melodies I learned how to play on a piano.

As an Xmas score it's okay. There are quotations from Silent Night and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen but the true nature of the sound is not Yuletide but dark, nasty comedy and in that regard it delivers all it needs to and more. I can't exaggerate just how good the Gremlin Rag is. If you've ever seen an orchestra performing it live you'll notice that everyone is doing so with a huge smile on their faces.

Any Goldsmith or Gremlins fan will probably already own this, if not it is indeed a necessary purchase. A vinyl edition is available for you lucky people with the money for such luxuries.
spacebiscuit

DJ Gregory - Elle as reviewed by spacebiscuit

June 27, 2017
This is a superb House track, haunting, atmospheric and very moving.
Zeppotron

Dana Valery - Dana Valery as reviewed by Zeppotron

June 27, 2017
This album was clearly recorded at the same sessions as Leslie West's 'The Great Fatsby'. The same label, same studios, same musicians, engineers, etc. It does sound like a 'lighter' version of TGF. Nice album with a powerful voice. I always loved DV's voice on TGF, so it's nice to hear her on more of the same.
THC_Records

Kaveri Special - Kaveri Special as reviewed by THC_Records

June 27, 2017
edited about 4 hours ago
Brilliant highlife inspired grooves straight out of Finland. Very warmly recommended
Hawkfum

Johnny Guitar Watson - What The Hell Is This? as reviewed by Hawkfum

June 27, 2017
Cleaned this, played it for the first time and thought I'd put Frank Zappa on by mistake. If you don't like funk, and I generally don't, think again, this is quality stuff.
ThisIsDarkness

Ager Sonus - Book Of The Black Earth as reviewed by ThisIsDarkness

June 27, 2017
"Listeners of the more cinematic varieties of dark ambient will be over-joyed with this release. There is enough cinematic work presented here to build numerous narratives. Yet, there is enough room for flexibility in the imagination to complement many other forms of entertainment. Book of the Black Earth by Ager Sonus, along with Legends of the Wood by Dead Melodies have given us vastly detailed works of cinematic art to enjoy for a long while to come. The darkness of these works are only trumped by their technical presentation. If malefic darkness and full immersion are your goals, this album will give ample reason to keep returning to its haunted and dusty tales of ancient antiquity."
Read the full review: http://www.thisisdarkness.com/2017/05/28/ager-sonus-book-black-earth-review/
ThisIsDarkness

Council Of Nine, Alphaxone, Xerxes The Dark, Wolves And Horses - Tomb Of Seers as reviewed by ThisIsDarkness

June 27, 2017
"With top-notch performances by each of the artists involved in Tomb of Seers, Cryo Chamber gives us an album which is sure to have as much of an impact as Tomb of Empires did, years before. Alphaxone and Council of Nine both present us with career topping performances, while Xerxes the Dark as well as Wolves and Horses give us a taste of where the future may lie in this dark ambient label. A label which has made monumental advancements within its short lifespan. Tomb of Seers is as potent of an album for die-hard dark ambient fans as they could ask for, while it has enough activity and breadth of styles to be a first stop for the newest wave of fans, having just fallen for dark ambient over the last year. It’s albums like Tomb of Seers that prove the wide range of formats that Cryo Chamber is willing to conquer. Never settling down, never devolving into repetition, Tomb of Seers is one more masterpiece in the ever-expanding catalog of Cryo Chamber masterpieces."
Read the full review: http://www.thisisdarkness.com/2017/03/19/a-cryo-chamber-collaboration-tomb-of-seers-2017-review/