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posted a comment on LFO - LFO. 11 days ago
This milestone sleeve design by The Designer Republic is mostly an homage to the English TV serial "UFO" from Gerry Anderson of Thunderbirds fame (among his many other great productions), where the SHADO had a logo that inspired the doodle from LFO guy. ... See full review
posted a comment on Pills - Air EP. 24 days ago
IMHO, the brilliant one here is "Urba (city mix)", a slow bleepy and progressive techno-house track surprisingly melodic. The rest of the EP is cool, on the rave tip, but less original.
posted a comment on Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. 2 months ago
I discovered this Album via the Original Soundtrack of Michael Mann 's thriller movie from 1986 "The Sixth Sense", where the track "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" gives the final scene a great touch of sonic madness. The whole album has a strange but enjoyable ... See full review
posted a comment on Angel* - 1st Voyage. 6 months ago
One of those marvelous sleeve design from R&S at that time : how to express more elegantely that this EP is a glamorous and hammering disco techno ?
submitted Various - Les Grands Moments Du Concerto Pour Cordes Et Vents (I) (Extraits). 6 months ago
submitted Various - Les Grands Moments Des Concertos Pour Piano (Extraits). 6 months ago
posted a comment on 2 Body's - 4 Dancetrax. 9 months ago
I agree with AdamX, the original release of this record, with the picture cover (that I own and uploaded here) has definitely Gay moanings. Then It is also true that these versions are not that interesting, and that the true gems here are the ... See full review
submitted D-Shake - Techno Flow / Spinning Dive. 10 months ago
submitted D-Shake - Techno Bass / Rave Garten. 10 months ago
submitted D-Shake - Magnetic Bass. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Jean Bruce, Woody McBride - Techno Soul EP. about 1 year ago
Excellent 4 tracker! Perfectly blends the charm of soulful retro techno with the stomping power of modern club music. The tracks from DJ ESP are both brilliant and infectious acid monsters long and deep, especially B2 that is a fantastic voyage into 303 ... See full review
submitted Unknown Artist - Spatial Disco. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Impedance - Don't You Forget About Me. about 1 year ago
A quite forgettable cover of a late Simple Mind smash hit, but a brilliant bleepy track on the flip. "To The Bone" is deep, smooth and moody, and even if there are some lyrics, this is pure Brit' Balearic house from the 90'.
submitted Hergé - On A Marché Sur La Lune. about 1 year ago
submitted Hergé - Les Aventures De Tintin ⋆ Objectif Lune. about 1 year ago
submitted Hergé - Le Lotus Bleu. about 1 year ago
submitted Hergé - Les Cigares Du Pharaon. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Various - Astérix - Le Menhir D'or. over 2 years ago
Certainly the best adaptation of Asterix on a live media, with an original story, wonderfully written and put into sound, and exquisite acting by Roger Carel, Pierre Tornade and all the 1st class dubbing French artists of the time. Far more interesting ... See full review
posted a comment on Freddie Fresh* / Andre Estrada - Aurora EP. over 2 years ago
Both sides are offering an uptempo track and a meditative ambient one, both on the trademark style of the two artists. As expected, Andre Estrada gives us a beautiful and melodic semi-acid trance piece with the Title track "Aurora", typically post ... See full review
posted a comment on LFO. over 3 years ago
The sleeve is mostly an homage to the English TV serial "UFO" from Gerry Anderson of Thunderbirds fame (among his many other great productions), where the SHADO had a logo that inspired the doodle from LFO guy. Hence the LFO-UFO visual pun.
posted a comment on Various - Technophile. over 4 years ago
Absolutely brilliant track list, but disappointing quality. Obviously, this compilation was made by recording vinyl copies of the records, and you can clearly here the needle cracks, hisses and pops. Besides, mastering is, IMO, quite rough.

If, like ... See full review
submitted Orbit 48 - Rave On!. over 4 years ago
posted a review of In Sync + Pluto - Ratcatcher EP. over 4 years ago
A funny thing to note is the generic sleeve from Irdial on this one. At first, I was pissed off having such a bad condition Irdial generic sleeve... until I realized it was a joke from them : this plain black holed one is printed with lots of scratching ... See full review
posted a review of Art Of Noise* - Daft. over 5 years ago
At the very same time The Art of Noise went from quintet to trio, and decided to leave ZTT and Trevor Horn's sphere of influence to become a real band, ZTT released this compilation on CD.
It certainly was a way to gather the band's main ZTT releases on ... See full review
submitted French Theory - Kids In Belgium (Remixes). over 5 years ago
posted a comment on DV8 - Freedom. over 5 years ago
'Thoughts Of Tomorrow' is more than just a good deep house release by Roger Sanchez : it blends neatly the "Egotrip" atmosphere with the Warp sound then coming from England, bleepy like Tricky disco, and with a devastating sub-bass à la LFO.
posted a comment on Vitalic - No More Sleep. over 5 years ago
I wouldn't say cheesiest. What is sure is that this track, like a good half of his new album Rave Age is heavily inspired by italo-wave records of the 80'. Here in particular, the brief certainly was "Let's do it like Valerie Dore's "The night" with a ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Edge - Diversion EP. over 8 years ago
If the A-side is the obvious crowd mover, I must insist on the fact that the B-side (in fact a two tracks effort, with File 57 first, and then a continuous drift that gathers the 3 last tracks), is a killer : an acid perfect slide that interact superbly ... See full review
posted a review of Kaos 007 - On Acid. over 9 years ago
These versions are very different from the one on KAOS 10 compilation, and on other compilations : it may bear the same name, but the versions on this 12" are much more dry, and using a different sound for the acid bass (more classical 303). it also has ... See full review
posted a review of Warp Factor 3 - Jammin' Soul / Rhythm Will Make You Move. over 9 years ago
An underated release IMO. Not a killer one that was a big hit back then, but if you like Nu Groove 's deep house formula, this one is for you : A1 combine the NG typical bassline-focused construction with some atmospheric synth effects, while the synth ... See full review
posted a review of The New Composers* - Sputnik Of Life. over 9 years ago
Think about Kraftwerk meeting Model 500's "Strings Of Life", with the added bonus of the russian accent : this one is a killer indeed. New Composers were hitting hard with this first release, and achieving the marriage of electronic bleeps with a ... See full review
posted a review of Nikakoi - Shentimental. over 9 years ago
This is a true hidden gem. Was given me by a foreign seller as a gift (a promo of it though), and I first felt would be uninteresting. Then, what a surprise! Truly a very personal, emotional and superb example of electronica with soul.

Starts like ... See full review
posted a review of Fischerman's Friend Featuring M.C. Turtle* - Teutonic Beats. over 9 years ago
Back in the time Sun Electric was still in ZTT hands, here was their collaborative effort with Thomas Fehlmann to produce a kind of snapshot of what was to come in the uptempo euro sound of House.
When A side is a cool but average exercise in mashing ... See full review
posted a review of Ecstasy Club - Doin' It Deep. over 9 years ago
Commenting about Ecstasty Club follow-up release to their initial blast, some may say that genius doesn't ring twice by chance. This wouldn't be fair : yes, it was a hard challenge to come up with another eternal anthem like "Jesus Love Acid", but even ... See full review
posted a review of The Grid - Floatation. over 9 years ago
A brilliant example of Ambient House as it was in early 90. This remix of Floatation is a beautiful ballad on ambient sounds, really evocative of a still travel in sensations. Either beautiful and melodic. And to add to the pleasure, you got on the flip ... See full review
posted a review of Snowy Red - Treat Me / Euroshima (Wardance). over 9 years ago
Treat Me is a cool but not so interesting New Wave song, with some sad vocals, typical of 80" Belgian alternative scene, in between EBM and dark wave. But if you head to the flip you'll find the gem : Euroshima (Wardance) is a definitive classic New Beat ... See full review
posted a review of Cabaret Voltaire - Silent Command. over 9 years ago
What a pleasure to write down the first comment on this brilliant release form Cabaret Voltaire! And dear, who could have expected THIS after the harsh and fierce punk of their previous single, "Nag Nag Nag"! "Silent Command" is an incredible track : a ... See full review
posted a review of Tanith - What Is Noise. over 10 years ago
An excellent techno-house release, under a real influence of kraftwerkian electro. The Stand-out here is "No more music by the suckers", build around a sample of the title words, it is also the harshiest of this EP, more rave in the rough sense of the ... See full review
posted a review of Ismistik - Oasis EP. over 10 years ago
While A-side (Oasis) is a quite average house track with all the piano riffs and smooth bass you can expect, and so quite cool but not really catchy, the B-sides are far better : with an early electronica feel, they both are quite surprisingly cool for ... See full review
posted a review of The Advent - Time Trap Technik. over 10 years ago
This record is a classic. Especially for the "Visualize" track that was and still his a fantastic electro-techno anthem. Rarely does the electro revival of the turn of the century went up to such greatness. Cisco comes from a long way, and as times ... See full review
posted a review of The Black Dog - Radio Scarecrow. over 10 years ago
Asking if The Black Dogs are still the Black Dogs after the Plaid affair is not a relevant question. Yes, they are different : less odd and strange, a bit less eclectic, mabe a bit more "techno"... Certainly.
But the real question is "are the nowaday ... See full review
posted a review of Jack U. Rebels* - Cyber Space Tracks Vol. 2. over 10 years ago
Note an underrated one (5/5 as I'm writin this), but certainly one of those records than should be more appreciated, even 16 years later. This one is exactly one of those who fall under the "techno-house" category : electronic meant for club, with a ... See full review
posted a review of Q-Chastic - Q-Chastic. over 10 years ago
Ok. this is a floating on the internet, and maybe bogus. The A, B and C2 tracks are great atmospheric Drum & bass. Much more melodic than the average Richard D. James style, with nice drum programing. You can see some rough details, and consider them ... See full review
posted a review of Gateway Experience* - Way In. over 10 years ago
I'm surprised no one commented this release : while STR wasn't at its top anymore (in fact, IMO, its best years were 91 & 92), this one is an interesting comeback, even if only for one 12" : Gateway Experience gave us some pretty amazing techno-house ... See full review
posted a review of C-Concept - Why Did You Do It (Frank De Wulf Remix). over 10 years ago
My first reaction when I bought this one was disapointment : F***, this is not techno, not Belgian Techno-house, this is clubby disco reshaped!
But the truth is that FDW did a very good job here : more as a produced than as the innovator he proved to be ... See full review
posted a review of Unknown Artist - Untitled. over 10 years ago
If I may add my guess to this enigma, this track sounds very much like a Marco Salon release, very reminding of his TZ.
posted a review of Trans-4M - Amma (Remixes). over 11 years ago
Another underrated gem : this is pure Ambient-House, I mean ambient with rhythms, atmospheric clubby techno as Ambient was in the late 80', and like the first anthem from The Orb (AHEGPBTRFWTCOTE or Little Fluffy Clouds). All remixes smoothly takes you ... See full review
posted a review of Cosmic Explorer - The Hubble EP. over 11 years ago
A side release from Geir Jenssen, but IMO, it comes a great surprise : These are some hypnotic and uptempo tracks from our beloved ambient master, the kind of techno-trance you would love : each mix offers tiny but enjoyable variations (more melodic for ... See full review
posted a review of R Earth - R Earth. over 11 years ago
I just can't imagine how this one might have be surprising back in 1990!!! This original blend of dub, pop, electronica and ambient-house was way ahead of its time, and anticipating labels like Pork 4 years before. Even compared to the most ... See full review
posted a review of Northern Lights (3) - Jet Lag. over 11 years ago
This was typical of the relationship (and competition) between US and Belgium at that time : just like Sound Vandals (aka How & Little) were doing with releases like "The Formula" on R&S, Ralphie Dee was clearly answering to the Belgian latest act at ... See full review