Arizur

Mike Oldfield - Amarok as reviewed by Arizur

January 18, 2017
The big Revenge to the commercial Pop World. Plenty of Ironie, Fun, Folk & Virtuosity! His best work since Ommadawn. ;-)
lcartau

Art Pepper - The Summer Knows as reviewed by lcartau

January 18, 2017
Incredible jazz quality record ! Fantastic series of 4 records
thai80

Why Are They - Liquid Lights as reviewed by thai80

January 18, 2017
Review from http://www.sonicreducer.it/
Hardcore punk with female voice, guitar riffs that are quite metal and very funky slapped bass. At time they remind me of Naked Aggression, other times they remind me of Jingo De Lunch, or even late 80's/early 90's Red Hot Chili Peppers...
crowfoot

Electric Envoy - Channel Deluxe as reviewed by crowfoot

January 18, 2017
Totally agree with you, Channel Deluxe is a banging bit of Techno, as played by billy nasty circa 2000 in his essential mix, reminds me of early 90's R & S , Platypus, Rising high etc, that i was following at the time, just ten year later...with its trance chords and dubbed out FX.... still sounds fresh listening now ......
spacebiscuit

Various - Real Ibiza V - The Sun Lounge as reviewed by spacebiscuit

January 18, 2017
These compilation really do give the early Cafe Del Mar series a run for their money and fast becoming classics i their own right which will be worth a few quid in years to come no doubt. Listening to these CD's never fails to evoke memories of lazy afternoon's spent on the magical White Island during the peak years of the early 2000's. However given the timeless quality of the tracks featured, this CD still provides a perfect soundtrack in the present.
ZBBSI

Gas - Box as reviewed by ZBBSI

January 18, 2017
edited about 2 hours ago
Same. Very disappointed.

The box's shape is basically cheap. The "art book" is just for the name: it looks like "holiday-book-printed-edition". The photos are filtered with a ugly photoshop filter (pixels are bubbles).

About the vinyls: a lot of my vinyls had fingerprints and scratches. Inner sleeves are scarred. I just can't understand.

But it's still GAS, so ... :)

Schade Kompakt. Does anybody know quality of others Kompakt (re-) editions?

cheers

RyaCart91

Ryan Carter - The Exaggerated Tales Of... as reviewed by RyaCart91

January 18, 2017
“Blood Pressure” is Ryan Carter’s take on Big Sean’s “Blessed” and it’s no stretch to say that Ryan saw something completely different than Ye as he rhymes about everything from food to ‘beating his meat’. Hilarious as that may look in print, the audio is even better; you can tell he’s having fun with the instrumental but furthermore lyrically doing back flips over this beat. Dude can rhyme, plain and simple. “Eating Chicken in the Bucket” has a jumping bass line, claps and tambourine that allows Ryan Carter to harmonize right along with it. Once the horn section goes, the joint ratchets up a notch. The second verse by Ryan is a rapid­fire staccato flow that fits the mode and makes this one of the most complete songs on the project by far.

“Netflix My Desire” is a throwback croon where, over slow production, Ryan sings his love of the streaming service and even as over-­the-­top as it is, the song is well produced and I couldn’t help but laugh as I too, have a burning desire for Netflix. “Grown Ups (Skit)” rings true as I thought the exact same thing as a kid and seeing adulthood slowly creep up on you is something crazy. “Hurl at My Life” sounds like something Too Short and E­-40 would feel right at home on; the funky beat swings back and forth and Ryan rides the track expertly. What I like the most about this one is how well Ryan does his thing; there’s no pretense here, he is going for his without pause. 

“Ever Since I” roasts Drake’s “Hotline Bling”, acting as a serenade to women across the globe explaining how indeed it goes down in the DM. “Kinda Famous” goes in on Big Sean’s “Play No Games” and his off­key singing adds a unique spin on the cut as he deftly weaves through the Aaron Hall sample. I liked how he was able to tell a story within the song—him being harassed by police—and keep everything congruent.

Overall, "The Exaggerated tales of…" is a parody album of the first order and the thought that went into it is impressive. The main theme present here is sex and oddities and for those looking for a
composition lighter than the norm, definitely give this one a go. ~Charles Sweet for CyberPR
sketchwithfire

The Gloria Record - The Gloria Record as reviewed by sketchwithfire

January 18, 2017
one of life's greatest EPs of six songs. Whatever you pay just know it's worth it.
djmf420

Thomas Wood - Lost & Found EP as reviewed by djmf420

January 17, 2017
Yep all 4 cuts are great. Just quality deep house all around on this release
CooGarn

Blink-182 - Take Off Your Pants And Jacket as reviewed by CooGarn

January 17, 2017
Solid pressing, mastered by Bernie Grundman Mastering! Looks and sounds terrific :D
NY_Club_Classics

Don Ray - Standing In The Rain as reviewed by NY_Club_Classics

January 17, 2017
All-time classic professional, elegant, disco-at-its-finest club smash hit. Too bad there was no original UK, German or Italian 12" release of it.
NY_Club_Classics

Chilly - For Your Love as reviewed by NY_Club_Classics

January 17, 2017
The 11:50 LP mix is too long and drags in places, and the 6:25 US promo 12" mix is too short. The UK and German 12"s got it just right and split the difference with the 9:02 mix.
marcialenrique1

Audrey Madison - Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet as reviewed by marcialenrique1

January 17, 2017
If That's What Makes You Sweat
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet !
OrionsLine

Newspeak (2) - Newspeak as reviewed by OrionsLine

January 17, 2017
I went to high school with Leg Donor, he's a cool dude!
CMoroz

Anders Osborne - Spacedust & Oceanviews as reviewed by CMoroz

January 17, 2017
Who labeled this as " Alternative Rock" ? I don't think so......
OrionsLine

Kanser - It Wrote Itself as reviewed by OrionsLine

January 17, 2017
This is a deep album, and unfortunately slept-on too. So many dope beats and rhymes here, this takes me back to a better time in hip-hop. Favorite tracks are "It Wrote Itself", "Can't Complain", and "Erik Was In 8th Grade".
Ktrump5

John McCutcheon & Tom Chapin - Doing Our Job as reviewed by Ktrump5

January 17, 2017
This album is a live recording from a concert in 1996 in St. Louis. On first listen, it sounds like a typical folk album. After a few listens, the album gains depth and reveals itself. The concert/album begins with a Pete Seeger tune "Well May The World Go," which is a nice folk ballad. This is followed by a traditional tune and "Pass The Music On," a song that tells of continuing the tradition of folk music and passing the music on to the next generation. McCutcheon & Chapin do folk music true justice on this album, especially with the second half of this album. The songs penned by McCutcheon & Chapin truly sound like they could have been around for the last 50 years! The song "Starlight" is especially beautiful, evoking the long-lost spirit of Harry Chapin (and almost sounds like something he could have written!). All-in-all, this is some beautiful folk songwriting and performing, both vocally and instrumentally.
jusfunky

Unknown Artist - Something Else as reviewed by jusfunky

January 17, 2017
I really like this record. Some djs only recognize belters that stand on their own but this one really adds some spice when used as a segue.
Articuno

Animist Orchestra - Wuwei as reviewed by Articuno

January 17, 2017
Some random clicking sounds. Put a group of hipsters in a room together and record them dropping paperclips on the floor and this is what you get.
enosngugi

Bas Noir - Superficial Love as reviewed by enosngugi

January 17, 2017
Perfectly packaged, clean records, clean sleeves. Good seller, I'll buy again.
Kittysafe

Rachmaninov* - Krystian Zimerman, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 as reviewed by Kittysafe

January 17, 2017
edited about 10 hours ago
Coming February 3, 2017

180g Vinyl Double LP!
Remastered From Original Tapes!

Deutsche Grammophon celebrates Krystian Zimerman's 60th birthday with reissue of recording on vinyl. The album has been remastered from original tapes and pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl and includes limited time voucher with unique code for digital download of the full album.

Pianist Krystian Zimerman is joined by the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa for this recording of Rachmaninov's first and second Piano Concertos.

Features:
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Remastered from original tapes
• Limited time digital download voucher

Musicians:
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Krystian Zimerman, piano
Seiji Ozawa, conductor

Selections:
Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in F Sharp minor, Op. 1
Side 1:
1. Vivace
Side 2:
2. Andante
3. Allegro vivace
Side 3:
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18
1. Moderato
Side 4:
2. Adagio sostenuto
3. Allegro scherzando
starcrasher

Young Male - How To Disappear In America as reviewed by starcrasher

January 17, 2017
Good minimal synth work. Not like his prior output, or at least not what I expected, but not bad either.
Supreme-Headz-Ent.

JR Ewing (2) - Pure Premium Volume 1 as reviewed by Supreme-Headz-Ent.

January 17, 2017
Together with the "lesson 1" & "reality check 101" compilations, this tape right here started a whole new movement of the indie rap scene when it dropped. i would even say, that this tape right here had the infuence to dig even deeper into the indie sounds of the 90s. On this mix, there are essential indie rap records and grails. a tape you can listen to from start to finish and itz pure dopeness... THE indie rap tape to own, imo...
sefuhrer

Tycho (3) - Epoch as reviewed by sefuhrer

January 17, 2017
The vinyl was perfectly packaged and the delicious red record looks wonderful. However, on first and second listen the pressing is loaded with clicks and pops. Its not just noisy, its progressively catastrophic to listen to. The lovely crescendo of Tycho's electronic beauty is marred especially on softer ambient areas. Side A is listenable, but side B is literally unlistenable. From B02 Source on, pops and clicks grow, overwhelming even the louder sections of the track. This continues throughout side B.

I did a wet-vac cleaning of side B and there was zero improvement.

With my copy of Epoch, the pops and crinkly noises are unbearable. My 6, 9, and 13 year olds were all in agreement and we couldn't sit through a full second listen. They were really pumped for this album. We discovered Tycho together playing Hohokum, and the gorgeous splattery rainbow soundtrack to Hohokum on vinyl is one of their favorite records.