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Began buying records seriously in 1990, started with a few New Order bits and pieces. Then I got hooked onto the rave sound...not long after getting sucked into the industrial scene as well.

Ever since I'd heard Humanoid, I've been in love with the sound of the 303. This was strengthened for me by Ege Bam Yasi, Hardfloor, and the Labworks label.

I dabbled with psy-trance during the mid 90s, cos I couldn't find any acid music... Until a friend told me to check out Stay Up Forever. It was like finding the music I'd been waiting for!

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Spicelab - A Day On Our Planet
posted a comment on Spicelab - A Day On Our Planet. over 2 years ago
I agree, this is the track that centred me after a (self-inflicted) chemical trip...
Uwe Schmidt
posted a review of Uwe Schmidt. over 3 years ago
Considering how prolific Uwe is, I cannot believe mine is the first comment on his genius...and he is one
I stumbled across him as Lassigue Bendthaus, and then discovered he was Atom Heart. Pretty much all of the Rather Interesting catalogue is him in... See full review
Pig Snorter - Marauder / My 909's Got A Picture Of Chris Liberator On It
posted a review of Pig Snorter - Marauder / My 909's Got A Picture Of Chris Liberator On It. over 3 years ago
This EP is great, IMO mainly for the A-side. Marauder is a masterpiece...
It's dark, brooding and twisted...all the while whilst being hypnotic. Around the 4 min mark, it strips right back, becoming menacing...bringing in an air raid siren kind of... See full review
Rowland The Bastard - Audio Orgy / Jupiter Stroll
posted a review of Rowland The Bastard - Audio Orgy / Jupiter Stroll. over 3 years ago
I can't believe almost 20 years after this was released that no-one has commented on this EP. This is my favourite Rowland the Bastard EP.

Audio Orgy is such a pounding techno track, really driving. All the rhythmic sounds build up, which later... See full review
Sunsonic - Driveaway (The Primate Remix)
posted a review of Sunsonic - Driveaway (The Primate Remix). over 3 years ago
Listening to the Primate mix of this track, it's easy to see how Juno Reactor came into being.
It has a massive bass, deep synth stabs and beeps...a very trippy experience! ;)
Biosphere - Substrata
posted a review of Biosphere - Substrata. over 3 years ago
This album is so chilled, I've never heard it all the way through...
That's not a bad thing, if ever I can't sleep...this makes it happen. I'm not saying it is boring, quite the opposite. It's so sculptured and ambient, it's incredibly imagined. For a... See full review
Kektex - Lock / In The Forehead
posted a review of Kektex - Lock / In The Forehead. over 6 years ago
This is a great EP! In the Forehead is a solid enough track, but the clear winner is Lock.

Lock is very driving track. Pounding rhythm punctuated by synth stabs, a metallic door sound and a voice that states "Lock" every now and again. As you'd... See full review
Mark Tyler - The City / Dropped (In It)
posted a review of Mark Tyler - The City / Dropped (In It). over 6 years ago
In my opinion, this is one of Mark Tyler's finest releases.

The A-side is a very driving techno track with an awesome rumbling bassline. I'd describe it as sinister and moody, with samples and sound effects from the 1998 sci-fi film Dark City.

The... See full review
Tim Taylor & Dan Zamani - The Horn Track
posted a review of Tim Taylor & Dan Zamani - The Horn Track. over 7 years ago
I'm surprised no-one has left a review for this track. The Fred mix is solid enough, but this EP is all about the Pump Panel mix!!!

It is one of the most twisted acid tracks on vinyl. It starts off in a fairly usual Pump Panel manner, pounding 909... See full review
Cusp - Drone Um Futurisma
posted a review of Cusp - Drone Um Futurisma. over 7 years ago
This is a great EP. For me, the standout track is Venusian Biosphere. It's long and unhurried, and that's its genius...it beeps with a burbling analogue layer and a bass tone for over 4 minutes before any kind of rhythm kicks in. When that does... See full review
Front 242 - Tyranny >For You<
posted a review of Front 242 - Tyranny >For You<. over 7 years ago
IMO this is one of the best albums ever made. It still sounds great to this day, it's dark and sparse with very powerful basslines. Spawned some great singles, with equally as good remixes. Compared to other albums made in this era, it stands out by a mile. See full review
posted a review of Kektex. over 8 years ago
What can I say about Kektex?

In my opinion, it is one of the most important acid techno collaborations. This is because both Lawrie Immersion, and DAVE the Drummer are two of the most creative producers in the scene...putting them together is... See full review
Kektex vs. Sarcoblast - Inner City Junkies
posted a review of Kektex vs. Sarcoblast - Inner City Junkies. over 8 years ago
I cannot believe no-one has posted any review of this double pack...it was a permanent addition to my record bag, when I used to regularly DJ.

In my opinion there are two tracks that are worthy of mention.

Firstly, Inner City Junkies. This is an... See full review
Acid Warrior - Acid Will Never Die
posted a review of Acid Warrior - Acid Will Never Die. over 8 years ago
The standout track on this EP is B2, Acute Schizophrenia. It is an absolute masterpiece of hard minimal acid music.

The track starts, with some rhythm funkiness and a single 303 doing simple octave jumps. The track soon gets going with a pounding 909... See full review
N-Joi
posted a review of N-Joi. over 8 years ago
In my opinion N-Joi were the best band of this era, even today their music sounds different, but not dated. They are certainly the only band I regret not seeing when I had the chance.

It's a shame they will probably be know to most people for Anthem,... See full review
Digital Boy - Gimme A Fat Beat (Remix)
posted a review of Digital Boy - Gimme A Fat Beat (Remix). over 8 years ago
This is one of Digital Boy's best tracks in my opinion. However, it is the Frank de Wulf remixes that eclipse Digital Boy's own remix. Frank de Wulf was solid during this era, and I guess it's no surprise that he would deliver the goods here either.... See full review
D.J P.C* - Inssomniak
posted a comment on D.J P.C* - Inssomniak. over 8 years ago
It's been commented before about reversing "Insomniac" and getting "I must sleep" in return. At the time my friend and I argued about what was said after "Insomniac", and it was spinning the record back that we heard the same line over. It only works... See full review
L.A. Style - James Brown Is Dead
posted a review of L.A. Style - James Brown Is Dead. over 8 years ago
I loved this track at the time...very much a product of its era. Personally, I think it's fairly similar to early GTO stuff.

The highest accolade I can give this track was from my room-mate at university. He was more into Captain Beefheart, 60s... See full review
Cusp - Space + Time * Liquids + Metals
posted a review of Cusp - Space + Time * Liquids + Metals. over 9 years ago
This has to be my favourite post club album to listen to as a whole. The whole flow of the album from beginning to end is an epic journey, and it gives your body something to tap along to, whilst providing sounds that move through space that lets your... See full review
Beloved* - It's Alright Now
posted a review of Beloved* - It's Alright Now. over 9 years ago
This 7" contains the only alternate mix to Scarlet Beautiful, which was found on "Happiness". It's essentially the same mix, with only the vocals removed. It's a shame this track was never reworked, or added anywhere else, as in my opinion it was one... See full review
Cygnus X - Hypermetrical (Rmxs)
posted a comment on Cygnus X - Hypermetrical (Rmxs). over 9 years ago
This is a nice enough 12", certainly a classic trance track. However, the stand out track on this 12" for me is the Secret Knowledge Mix. The A-side is a brutal piece of hard acid trance, it twists and turns so much it is guaranteed to mess up any... See full review
Lassigue Bendthaus
posted a comment on Lassigue Bendthaus. over 9 years ago
If you look at release http://www.discogs.com/Lassigue-Bendthaus-Biofeedback/master/30362 it would appear that the Metropolis release is more correct, though slightly shortened. However, Biofeedback Part 5, as named on the Metropolis release, is more... See full review
Pump Panel* - Confusion / Re-Mover
posted a review of Pump Panel* - Confusion / Re-Mover. over 10 years ago
For such a classic record, I cannot believe that no-one has commented on this.

Firstly, there is the A-side. It is a pounding acid monster, a solid 909 kick, with a 303 line. As with most Dan Zamani and Tim Taylor tracks, it builds really slowly, but... See full review
Chris Cowie
posted a comment on Chris Cowie. over 10 years ago
I'd agree with what the others have said about Chris being under-rated, but the works speak for themselves.

Neuro by X-Cabs will always be an all time club classic, it had a unique sound at the time.

He produced a lot of hard trance, that sounded a... See full review
Chris Cowie
posted a comment on Chris Cowie. over 10 years ago
I'd agree with what the others have said about Chris being under-rated, but the works speak for themselves.

Neuro by X-Cabs will always be an all time club classic, it had a unique sound at the time.

He produced a lot of hard trance, that sounded a... See full review
D.A.V.E. The Drummer + Ant - Hydraulix 1
posted a review of D.A.V.E. The Drummer + Ant - Hydraulix 1. over 12 years ago
I can't believe no-one has commented on this record.

I have to say, the A-side track is really fierce. A thumping kick drum underpins the whole track, which picks up with bits of tribal(ish) rhythm programming, and a deep bass drone. Before long, an... See full review
Urban Sprawl - Pure Fuckin' Style
posted a review of Urban Sprawl - Pure Fuckin' Style. over 12 years ago
This record isn't that well known, but it deserves to be. It isn't full on acid techno, but is subtle and twisted (especially track A1).

A1 is a sparse techno track with a classic techno stab, which eventually introduces a throbbing bass tone. A high... See full review
The Orb - A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld
posted a review of The Orb - A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld. over 19 years ago
I think this has to be the definitive mix of A Huge Ever Growing Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld. Lovely washing synth sounds, and the sound of waves crashing. After 14 miutes of soothing sounds a beat does emerge, but it doesn't... See full review
The Weathermen* - Hurricane Warning / Thunderflash
posted a review of The Weathermen* - Hurricane Warning / Thunderflash. over 19 years ago
"Thunderflash" is an Acid Techno reworking of Joey Beltram's 1990 classic, "Energy Flash". An amzing version, executed with style :)
The Prodigy - Everybody In The Place
posted a review of The Prodigy - Everybody In The Place. over 19 years ago
Personally, I think this was/is the Prodigy's strongest release...Everything on this 12", is really driving and energetic. "Rip up the Soundsystem" is probably the best track on here, the weakest being "Crazy Man".

At least with this release,... See full review
Lassigue Bendthaus - Biohazard
posted a review of Lassigue Bendthaus - Biohazard. over 19 years ago
One of my favourite records!!! High praise indeed, since it's not even in my favourite genre of music.

Chopped beats, nice squelchy synth lines, filthy electronic tones, beeps, with some of the most spot on rhythm programming I've... See full review
New Order - Confusion (Remix)
posted a review of New Order - Confusion (Remix). over 19 years ago
Confusion was one of my least favourite New Order tracks, but from the moment I heard the Jean Michel Jarre loops in A2 & A3, it spoke to me. Then the flipside containing 2 old skool acid-house numbers!!! :)

I wonder if this where Pump Panel got... See full review
Praga Khan Feat. Jade 4 U* - Injected With A Poison (Digital Orgasm Remixes)
posted a review of Praga Khan Feat. Jade 4 U* - Injected With A Poison (Digital Orgasm Remixes). over 19 years ago
There's one word which describes the A side mix perfectly...Fierce!
Even over 10 years later it's still a powerful track.
Rotor - Here Comes The Weatherman
posted a review of Rotor - Here Comes The Weatherman. over 19 years ago
Ian Macaskill and the a loop from the Casuality theme merged together into breakbeat mayhem...