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Light Sounds Dark
posted a review of Light Sounds Dark. 5 days ago
New comp is out now: 'LSD Synthesis'. In stock @ online retailers.
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Roger Vignoles - Mahler*, Handel* And Peter Lieberson - Songs By Mahler, Handel and Peter Lieberson
posted a review of Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Roger Vignoles - Mahler*, Handel* And Peter Lieberson - Songs By Mahler, Handel and Peter Lieberson. 5 days ago
Beautiful CD. People talk about Joy Division and tragedy, check the Mahler songs out .... heavy heavy.
Johnny Wakelin
posted a review of Johnny Wakelin. 7 days ago
I played In Zaire on local radio in Brighton one afternoon and Johnny phoned me up as he was listening at the time.
Paul Hillier, Stephen Stubbs, Lena-Liis Kiesel - Troubadour Songs And Medieval Lyrics
posted a review of Paul Hillier, Stephen Stubbs, Lena-Liis Kiesel - Troubadour Songs And Medieval Lyrics. 10 days ago
Just found this for 30p in a charity shop. Lovely CD.
Nick Lowe - Bowi
posted a review of Nick Lowe - Bowi. 20 days ago
I bought this when I was on holiday in France in 1977. I also bought this at the same time (and I've still got it): David Bowie - Be My Wife
One of the rarest Bowie pic sleeves. I also got two tasty Clash posters, one off the back of a road sign and one from a cafe wall. See full review
B-Jam - Funkula / Scandalous
posted a review of B-Jam - Funkula / Scandalous. 20 days ago
That rare of rare finds .... found this Oxfam for £1. Yesssss. They obv didn't know what it was as all their other records were like £15.
Dennis Brown - West Bound Train
posted a review of Dennis Brown - West Bound Train. 22 days ago
I just nabbed one of these from a charity shop. It's scratched a little bit on two tracks but othrwise ok and the sleeve is nice. it was only £1 so quite pleased.
Velvet Underground* - Heroin / Venus In Furs / I'm Waiting For The Man / Run Run Run
posted a review of Velvet Underground* - Heroin / Venus In Furs / I'm Waiting For The Man / Run Run Run. 25 days ago
Just found one of these for £2 in a charity shop. Nice condition. Sheer laziness from the record company with the wrong era VU pic but never mind. If they are different mixes I should be surprised, probably just mastered differently and therefore... See full review
Levon Vincent - Silent Cities
posted a review of Levon Vincent - Silent Cities. 27 days ago
Engaging collection of moody, downbeat, synthetic fabrications from the deep house/techno auteur.
I thought I'd made an error when I purchased it, as it was quite expensive and the first track comes across like a library/vapourwave knock-off but as... See full review
Meta Seinemeyer - The Art Of Meta Seinemeyer
posted a review of Meta Seinemeyer - The Art Of Meta Seinemeyer. 29 days ago
Late 1920s recordings but the voice is crystal clear. The opener from Don Carlos is a tour de force.
Bailey*, Frith*, Fitzgerald*, Reichel* - Guitar Solos 2
posted a review of Bailey*, Frith*, Fitzgerald*, Reichel* - Guitar Solos 2. about 1 month ago
Another sublime release from the much missed budget Caroline imprint. Hard to believe perhaps that Virgin Records were putting these records out in the mid '70s. Even harder to believe that Richard Branson was in any way responsible for them. It was... See full review
DJ Old Rat* - RWDFWDMIX011
posted a review of DJ Old Rat* - RWDFWDMIX011. about 1 month ago
You can get this for £8 + p&p from the RWDFWD site.
RB DKR - TTTape
posted a review of RB DKR - TTTape. about 1 month ago
Begins with a torrent of ace reggae tracks, none of which I was familiar with. Side one ends with a different genre, some kind of ballady thing, which jarred for me, but fair enough.

Side two starts with a menacingly vocalled slow metal track before... See full review
The Other Half - The Other Half
posted a review of The Other Half - The Other Half. about 1 month ago
Arthur Lee wrote Feathered Fish, not Country Joe, it's wrong on all versions.
Lumpen Media Group
posted a comment on Lumpen Media Group. about 1 month ago
There's no tracklist or insert with mine ... thanks for the info.
One odd thing .... the CD can contains shredded dollar bills as packing. Quite novel!
Michael J. Blood, Rat Heart (2) - Nite Mode Vol. 1
posted a review of Michael J. Blood, Rat Heart (2) - Nite Mode Vol. 1. 2 months ago
Even by their own very high standards, this must be considered a masterpiece.
The Velvet Underground - Squeeze
posted a review of The Velvet Underground - Squeeze. 2 months ago
I heard that the test pressing contains 12 tracka. Anyone know anything about this?
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Backbeats
posted a review of Backbeats. 7 months ago
Series put together by people who know what they're doing. Dynamite selections.
Spirit (8)
posted a comment on Spirit (8). 7 months ago
I'll get hold of it ... ... .. .. somehow
Eugene Chadbourne
posted a review of Eugene Chadbourne. 8 months ago
Imagine being a Eugene Chadbourne completist. Hard work to say the least.
The Heptones - Better Days
posted a review of The Heptones - Better Days. 8 months ago
Album gets into its stride after a couple of ill-chosen cover versions. Suspicious Minds sounds like UB40 on a bad day. After that though the band hit a rich seam of great songs, fantastic harmonies, melodic basslines and dubby fade-outs.

If you get... See full review
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Max Tundra
posted a review of Max Tundra. 9 months ago
I saw him live at one of the Brighton Crawls from 1999 or so. He was incredible, he had a big table laid out with a ton of instruments which he would seemingly randomly pick up, play a bit, throw it back, pick something else, play a bit and so on. He... See full review
posted a comment on Sweet Willy. 9 months ago
Presumably the same Sweet Willy that's in The Standing 8 Counts? ? ?
Pressure Drop - Upset
posted a comment on Pressure Drop - Upset. 9 months ago
Most, if not all, Marlboro Music releases are banned here. Some copyright problem iirc
posted a review of It's Happening. 9 months ago
I saw a couple of these cheap, so I got 'em. There's a lot of good tracks on these comps, and a good spread of genres, obviously. But why so dear? There aren't any exclusives and the sound quality isn't that good. Most of these tracks you can get in... See full review
Scorn - Vae Solis
posted a comment on Scorn - Vae Solis. 10 months ago
"The End" is the final track on this compilation CD: Various - Corporate Rock Wars
Rockers Revenge Featuring Donnie Calvin - Walking On Sunshine ‘82
posted a comment on Rockers Revenge Featuring Donnie Calvin - Walking On Sunshine ‘82. 10 months ago
My mate was a DJ in the 80s. When this record came out he had to play it 4 times in a row as people just couldn't get enough of it. Revolutionary sound in its day.
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
posted a comment on Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972. 10 months ago
TTooyyss appears to be a Duran Duran/ Swing Out Sister fan so wouldn't take him too seriously.
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Various - Psycho Serenade -  Wavy Gravy 2
posted a comment on Various - Psycho Serenade - Wavy Gravy 2. 10 months ago
I'd like to know more if possible. Who is the 'kebab heir'?
What about Various - It's Finking Time (60's Punk Vs. Dancing Junk) - that purports to be on Beware too.
And this one Various - Cough Syrup For Elvis Impersonators - 14 Best Ways To Die, on Big Gal that came out at a similar time.

They seem to use the same font/typeface as Desperate Rock N... See full review
Neil Palmer (7)
posted a review of Neil Palmer (7). 10 months ago
Check his credits, check the guy's track credits. An alternate history and timeline of punk/psychedelia may be gleaned from the treasures in his back catalogue.

But if you desire to really see what makes the lad tick - get hold of his book 'Sonic... See full review
Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn
posted a review of Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn. 11 months ago
Mike had been listening to Terry Riley and the influence shows on this album. My friend Lyndon (the 16 year old with the massive record collection in 1977) really rated this album. I respected his opinion as he had exquisite taste and I was surprised... See full review
Evelyn Glennie
posted a review of Evelyn Glennie. 11 months ago
I can't get my Head around how she does what she does but the ability, accuracy and skill are out of this world. Check out the Netflix documentary "Touch The Sound". Highly recommended. If you like Fred Frith, there's plenty of him to go 'round too!
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The Electrosoniks* - Electronic Music: A New Concept Of Music Created By Sonic Vibrations
posted a review of The Electrosoniks* - Electronic Music: A New Concept Of Music Created By Sonic Vibrations. 12 months ago
Vicki Bennett made me a tape of this in 1996 or maybe 97 and I'm only just listening to it! I'm an idiot. But everything gets listened to... eventually.

On the other side of the tape she put Oskar Sala - My Fascinating Instrument. Another very interesting electronic composition.... See full review
Third World War
posted a review of Third World War. 12 months ago
Way back around 1986 I used to drink in a pub where the landlord was pretty knowledgable about music. He knew I worked at the local radio station and we used to chat about bands n stuff.

He used to go on about a record he had that he called 'the... See full review
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Steve Reich - Four Organs / Phase Patterns
posted a comment on Steve Reich - Four Organs / Phase Patterns. about 1 year ago
Referring to the logo on the top left of the front sleeve. One is the old circular S logo and the other one is the black curvy S.

BTW - you could delete the fullstop at the end of the link you posted ... it doesn't work with it there.
Leftfield - Rhythm And Stealth
posted a comment on Leftfield - Rhythm And Stealth. about 1 year ago
Yes, I'm finding that out. Playing it loud atm with my bass woofer working the subs. Amazing production.
Leftfield - Rhythm And Stealth
posted a comment on Leftfield - Rhythm And Stealth. about 1 year ago
I found a copy for 50p in a charity shop today. Thought, why not? Put it on just now, threw the windows open, warm afternoon, cranked it up, let my sub-bass woofer do its bit. Fantastic album.
Traffic
posted a review of Traffic. about 1 year ago
In the late 70s/early 80s I had all the Traffic albums and listened and enjoyed them. By mid 80s I had sold them all and never listened to them again. Maybe I just overdid it.
MDMA (2) - Eyes Wide Open
posted a comment on MDMA (2) - Eyes Wide Open. about 1 year ago
When I worked in local radio this band came in, apparently doing a tour of radio stations to try to get their single played. I was called down to reception and they tried a hard sell on me. Wanted me to play the record through in their company ....... See full review
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Monks* - The Early Years 1964 - 1965
posted a review of Monks* - The Early Years 1964 - 1965. about 1 year ago
Surprisingly, this is a rare occasion when the demos are actually substantially less raw and less wild than the finished release. Usually the demo versions are tougher-edged and rougher quality with garage/punk type stuff. Still, for Monks fanatics... See full review
Soft Machine - Third
posted a comment on Soft Machine - Third. about 1 year ago
Re-reading his comment, he says "c'd version that contains third through to 6 or 7" .... in which case I believe he is referring to this CD set: Soft Machine - Original Album Classics. This does contain "third through 6 or 7" (7 in fact).

These 5 CD 'original album classic' box... See full review
The Solitaires - Magic Rose / Later For You Baby
posted a review of The Solitaires - Magic Rose / Later For You Baby. about 1 year ago
Contains a verse that Lou Reed later inserted into the VU's Foggy Notion, virtually unchanged. Thanks to Simonm from the Velvet Forum for that snippet. You can read more of the story there.
Throbbing Gristle
posted a review of Throbbing Gristle. about 1 year ago
Bought 2nd Annual Report and DOA back in the 70s. I liked them but more or less filed them after a while and didn't really go back to them. Liked Psychic TV ok and saw them a couple of times, once at the Hacienda with Wm Burroughs.

Interviewed... See full review