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posted a comment on Broadcast - Haha Sound. 3 months ago
One of the greatest albums on Warp. Actually, one of the greatest albums on any label, ever. So rich, so beautifully detailed. And Trish's voice is so clear and pure. An album that only improves with age.
posted a comment on Orbital - In Sides. 8 months ago
Out There Somewhere Parts 1 and 2 - pure electro darkness. Honestly, to this day it still gives me a weird combination of goosebumps and existential dread!
posted a comment on Jega - Geometry. 9 months ago
Sounds a bit corny but this is a timeless album. One that never seems to age. It could have come out today, or any day in the future for that matter. How an artist does that, I'll never know, but Jega really does it on this album by bringing solid... See full review
posted a comment on Autechre - AE_LIVE_HELSINKI_141116 . about 1 year ago
Ah yes, listened to this on Youtube a while back! Absolutely blistering set this one. Nice one, will now get my hands on the mp3.
posted a comment on The Prodigy - Music For The Jilted Generation. about 1 year ago
Bought on cassette as a 14 year old in the airport before going on holiday to Ibiza with my parents! (Never been back, Ibiza could never again live up to that holiday, pathetic as it sounds......) Blew my tiny mind listening to it on the balcony of... See full review
posted a comment on Jehst - Falling Down. about 1 year ago
Sososososososo good. This guy's a leg-end. "Give It Here", an absolute classic for me.
posted a comment on Thanet - Receiving Calls. about 1 year ago
Update that no-one will ever read - I've just checked this out and found that "The Sun Has Got His Hat On" (which features in '1932 Nightmare') was originally recorded in 1932. So there you go.

Yes, I do have an obsession with this piece of music.
posted a comment on Goldie - The Metalheadz Sessions. about 1 year ago
It may just have been a cassette given away with a magazine, but this is one of the most important items in my collection! Sits alongside the tapes of random jungle tracks I recorded off John Peel back in the 90s. Classic stuff.
posted a comment on Raime - Quarter Turns Over A Living Line. over 2 years ago
Decent album, a bit fake dark but nice to listen to nonetheless. Hints of Lustmord in places, which is defo a good thing. Just not quite as menacing as it thinks it is maybe? I don't know, just something missing which I can't put my finger on.

I... See full review
posted a comment on Dockstader* - Water Music / Two Moons Of Quatermass / Quatermass. over 2 years ago
You can hear why Autechre hold this dude in such high esteem......
posted a comment on Lee Gamble - Dutch Tvashar Plumes. over 3 years ago
I know this isn't really useful to anyone, but this album will always bring me back to walking around the Blue Dolphin caravan park in Filey (Yorkshire) with my dog Ralph while on holiday there with my missus and wee daughter. Also, important point,... See full review
posted a comment on Lee Gamble - Koch. over 3 years ago
Head Model - absolut klassik. To make a track so "banging" without featuring a kick drum is a real skill! In fact, everything this man does is pure gold, in my humble opinion.
posted a comment on Thanet - Receiving Calls. over 3 years ago
Marks' review - superb.

All I want to add is that '1932 Nightmare' is a genuinely unsettling piece of music. I listen to it with a good deal of dread every time. In a good way, though.
posted a review of Muslimgauze - Sandtrafikar. over 6 years ago
So, so good. I have by no means heard everything Bryn Jones released, his earliest stuff being a bit of a black spot for me in particular - I'm getting there, though! Having said that, I have been listening to his stuff for close to 15 years now and... See full review
posted a comment on Muslimgauze - Betrayal. over 6 years ago
Not my favourite Muslimgauze release but still decent. However, the thing that really bothers me is that surely it's "Nablus" not "Nabius" these tracks should be called??? I could be wrong though....
posted a comment on Aphex Twin - Syro. over 7 years ago
Absolutely agree 100% with theK_plusCat's comment!

Exai does some surprising things, but almost because they seem to have scaled back the complexity of some of the programming, such as the straight up 1980s boom bap beats (Linn drum machine?) on... See full review
posted a comment on Ancient Methods. over 7 years ago
I bought mp3 versions of First to Sixth Method + Seventh Seal, queued them up back to back on my device and listened to them on headphones in one sitting. A punishing but ultimately character-building exercise!
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posted a review of Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain. over 15 years ago
Blimey, can't believe no-one's commented on this amazing record. Mr. Dumile's dark, witty, smutty and funny alter ego spits out the lyrics while an array of excellent producers drop some of the finest and most innovative beats, providing the perfect... See full review
posted a review of Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters. over 16 years ago
Ah, I love this album. It's partly for the music and partly for the fond memories of being 14, not really liking electronic music (that would change quite radically in years to come!) and living in a very rock-oriented part of the world. After this... See full review
posted a review of Lo-Fidelity Allstars - How To Operate With A Blown Mind. over 16 years ago
Yeah, I think the only reason the Lo-Fi's were put in with the big beat thing was because they were on Skint, which I suppose is understandable seeing as they were the definitive big beat label. Thing is, they never had much in common with the likes... See full review
posted a review of Various - Anticon Label Sampler: 1999 - 2004. over 16 years ago
I love this complilation so much, it introduced me to the delights of Anticon and I've now bought a lot of other stuff on the label on the strength of the tracks on here.

Themselves - well, I could listen to Dose One's voice all day and couple... See full review
posted a review of Mugison. over 17 years ago
I just saw Mugison last night, supporting Arab Strap at Triptych in Glasgow. Very funny man, great wee stories and jokes. He plays some nice tunes too. So much so that I bought his latest album straight from the man himself after the gig. If you get... See full review
posted a review of Broadcast - The Noise Made By People. over 17 years ago
There are elements of pop music I love. There are elements of pop music I despise. Broadcast take away all the extraneous frivolities of the shite you hear on the radio, mix in thrilling experimental interludes and provide stunning melodies that you... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - LP5. over 17 years ago
For me this album has the more straightforward melodic elements of Tri Repetae and the mangled beats and shards of sound they went on to produce on Confield and Draft 7.30. Definitely my favourite Ae record and possibly the only one I enjoy listening... See full review
posted a review of Alva Noto. over 17 years ago
I saw Carsten Nicolai at Sonar this year and I think it was the most enjoyable set I saw (possibly a close second to Pan Sonic). He was playing in the MACBA building which is quite big and echoey which may have contributed to the immense sound he was... See full review
posted a review of Various - Geologists And Professional Tourists. over 18 years ago
There are is some truly excellent music on this compilation. The Benzo, Idioritmik, Moscow 80 and Oil On Plate tracks are particularly good. I whole-heartedly recommend! N&B Research Digest is fast becoming one of my favourite labels. Check out White... See full review
posted a review of Various - Pilottilasit – Samples From Helsinki Underground 1981-1987. over 18 years ago
Five Easy Pieces For Do-a-loop is actually five different pieces in one track and it's bloody gorgeous. The Musiikkivyöry track 'bJekTi' is also excellent - it starts out with some pretty raucous guitar mangling but then reverts to some nice woozy... See full review
posted a review of Muslimgauze - Hamas Cinema Gaza Strip. over 18 years ago
The title track on this album is fantastic - big hip hop beats, fantastic orchestral Arabic strings and an overall funky feel. This is a quite cinematic album as a whole with large chunks of Arabic being spoken as well as ambient sounds such as car... See full review
posted a review of Christ. - Pylonesque EP.. over 19 years ago
The title track on this ep is so gorgeous! It does have that bucolic BOC analogue sound but it also has some unique twists and in places reminds me of bits of 'Claro' by Brothomstates. Makes me proud to be Scottish!
posted a review of Brothomstates - Brothom States EP. over 19 years ago
I only have the tracks off this EP in the form of downloaded mp3 files. Yoaoshk is a fucking brilliant track, definitely one of my favourite Bstates tunes - nice crunchy beats, sub bass line and a lovely melody over the top.
posted a review of Chris Clark - Clarence Park. over 19 years ago
This is a great record that not too many people seem to talk about. Twisted Aphexish acidic beats with some calming, sometimes unnerving interludes.
posted a review of Autechre - Envane. over 19 years ago
I got this EP thinking it would just be a mini Chiastic Slide, and it definitely has shades of that album, but it's more like a funkier and more playful cousin to it. Laughing Quarter and Latent Quarter are prime pieces of twisted, electronified hip... See full review