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posted a comment on Khruangbin - Live At Lincoln Hall. 5 months ago
I agree that Limited Edition marketing is a joke… I get the frustration of fans who paid for the perceived privilege, but I would be lying if I said I didn't also appreciate folks like Rough Trade unashamedly undermining it. Limited runs may have been a ... See full review
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 6 months ago
posted a comment on Uniting Of Opposites - Ancient Lights. 9 months ago
Showed up in my streaming recommendations… didn't think much of it until I realised that I'd kept it playing on repeat for most of a day. Definitely brilliant, there's so much in there, and it just has that something that makes you unable to let it rest ... See full review
posted a comment on Ego Ella May - The Tree. 9 months ago
I guess I can answer my own question. The original EPs were deleted after Tru Thoughts re-released some of the tracks on "So Far". It's a pity, because the album lacks some of the best songs from the EPs (for example my favourite from this one, ... See full review
posted a comment on Ego Ella May - The Tree. 10 months ago
Deleted from the original blog, deleted from the original file hoster, deleted from Bandcamp, deleted from Soundcloud, deleted from YouTube… is there anywhere to still find this EP? And why was it deleted this aggressively?
posted a comment on Björk - The Gate. 10 months ago
Yeah, that's almost 10% of the total sales of Utopia across all formats. Seems a bit optimistic, even.
posted a comment on Rhythm & Sound w/ Paul St. Hilaire - Showcase. about 1 year ago
Isn't it funny how very often in these cases, the people who sought legal action turn out to have been so quickly and entirely forgotten that even if you want to specifically look for them, you can't find out who they might have been? Here, too, that ... See full review
posted a comment on Hidden Orchestra - Dawn Chorus Remixes . about 1 year ago
I can hear the resemblence, but calling it a rip-off is a bit much, in my opinion.
posted a comment on Sly5thAve* - Still D.R.E. / Let Me Ride. about 1 year ago
From promo text: "Wrongly labelled in a truly old-school style!" :D
posted a comment on Smerz (2) - Have Fun. about 1 year ago
Seems like someone actually bought it now… oh the joy
posted a comment on Tenderlonious & The 22archestra - The Shakedown. over 2 years ago
The album is scheduled for release on June 15. Both tracks of this 7" are going to be on it.
posted a comment on Turtle - Human. over 2 years ago
I'm wondering that as well – you can still find it in the Spotify library, but unavailable for streaming. It had a release year of 2015 and the label/rightsholder just says "none".
posted a comment on Panama (4). over 2 years ago
I'm intrigued – does anybody have any more information on this outfit?
posted a comment on Alltta - The Upper Hand Instrumentals. over 3 years ago
Excellent and clean-sounding pressing, although maybe a little bit quiet considering the lengths of the sides. Musically beyond excellent, of course, this might be my favourite hip-hop record of the year.
posted a comment on Chakk - 10 Days In An Elevator. over 3 years ago
Does the limited edition have a longer cut of "Falling" than regular ones, or is it just a typo that the label shows it to be about a minute longer?
posted a comment on Kelela - Take Me Apart. over 3 years ago
The world of music is big enough to cater to all tastes, and no taste is less worthy or correct than any other. I believe Warp is doing well enough financially (in large part thanks to more widely-sold releases like this one) to be able to handle both ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Wah Wah 45s Remixed. over 3 years ago
Streaming versions of this compilation do not include track 26: Colman Brothers – Momo (Skinshape Remix).
posted a comment on Nautilus (25) - Nautiloid Matter. over 3 years ago
Anyone know what happened to this one? Supposedly released in 2015 on a label whose website was last updated in 2012, almost no information to be found online and copies very scarce. The album is on Spotify, but listening is restricted to Japanese ... See full review
posted a comment on Cyndi Lauper - Detour. over 4 years ago
It's late enough in the year now for me to nominate this as the worst Pop cover art of the year. I don't know if Lauper decided to cut this together on her own, but it's one of the worst Photoshop hackjobs I've ever seen, and I'm almost certain (I hope) ... See full review
posted a comment on Secret Frequency Crew - Untitled. over 4 years ago
Track 1 is titled "Ghost in the Bayou" on later releases.
posted a comment on Oddisee - The Odd Tape. over 4 years ago
Don't fall for this – unless you're big on having a coloured vinyl and alternate sleeve, the only difference this "Deluxe" edition offers over the regular one is the included digital download code. That's right, you get to pay a 33% premium for what ... See full review
posted a comment on TVAM - Porsche Majeure. over 4 years ago
It seems to be a collectible picture card, probably called "tea cards" because the format is similar to the Brooke Bond cards that came with PG Tips tea for several decades.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on ItaloJohnson - Untitled. over 5 years ago
Edit: This was meant to be a reply to midmost. Everything is messed up.
Also, if there were any truth to that number, 20% of all copies ever pressed would be for sale on Discogs Marketplace right now… and the prices are really low.
I agree with riot, ... See full review
posted a comment on A State Of Mind (2) - Crown Yard. over 5 years ago
Just don't order it from the official Bandcamp! Whoever is handling that doesn't care. Never got the CD copy I paid for, and all my e-mails asking about it got ignored…
submitted Father Funk - Ghetto Funk Presents Father Funk. over 6 years ago
posted a comment on AMIGA. over 7 years ago
Here is an interesting bit, translated from the German Wikipedia article on AMIGA:

[quote]LPs were delivered in simple four-colour covers, usually with neutral inner sleeves. Inserts or special jacket types were very rare exceptions. Even for licensed ... See full review
posted a review of Agnes Obel - Aventine. over 7 years ago
A wonderful sophomore album by Danish Agnes Obel, who accompanies her own smooth singing with sublime piano playing, and also wrote and produced all of the songs. She is supported by magnificently arranged strings, mainly violin and violoncello, ... See full review
posted a comment on Hardcore Beats. over 7 years ago
Are they even still around? No physical releases since 2011 which is a shame (I don't like the download-only route, I need my vinyl, or at least a CD to put on the shelf), and no releases at all this year. Worst of all, not even their website is around ... See full review
posted a comment on Ben Liebrand. over 8 years ago
That's true, I was a bit surprised as well after having seen the extensive information on the website, that there was only a leaflet with basic legal notes. I guess it is also a financial decision to not print more extensive liner notes, but at least the ... See full review
added De La Soul - Breakadawn (Remixes) / En Focus to their wantlist. over 8 years ago
added De La Soul - Breakadawn / En Focus to their wantlist. over 8 years ago
posted a comment on Matrix. over 8 years ago
Different strokes. To me, it's the times of "Liquid Funk" that are the golden era, and I lost interest in Drum & Bass (and electronic music in general) when seemingly every producer went into the Dubwobble direction. And I'm sure you don't have to look ... See full review
posted a comment on Ben Liebrand. over 8 years ago
I just want to say: thank heavens for Ben Liebrand and his Grand 12-Inches series. This is a treasure trove, and not to mention an important and admirable preservation project that he's undertaking. There have been many 12" reissue projects, but none ... See full review
posted a review of Wackside Feat. Sister Sledge - Lost In Music. over 14 years ago
A great remake of a great classic. Wackside built their remix on what made the original version that good, treated the classic song with respect and created something extraordinary. You'll actually enjoy listening to this without having to feel ashamed ... See full review
posted a review of Fresh - Colossus / Hooded. over 14 years ago
I think that after one and a half years, I can say that Colossus is my absolute favourite track so far. That contrast between the soothing, atmospheric intro and breakdown, with the soft strings and ocean samples, and then that big, fat, hammering, ... See full review
posted a review of D. Kay & Epsilon Featuring Stamina MC - Barcelona. over 16 years ago
This is one of the greatest tracks I've ever heard. Talk about feeling the summer! Cool guitar sounds are accompanied by a catchy bass and beat and wonderful vocals by Stamina. This piece "swells my cojones" and makes me long for more.