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posted a comment on Soft Cell - Mutant Moments E.P. (Remastered). 15 minutes ago
Not sure these are "full" versions - judging from the YT posts here in reference to the newly released 10" single (which all sound superb btw), the three out of four pieces seem to be slightly edited - as in shortened?

"Potential" and "Metro MRX",... See full review
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posted a comment on Kraftwerk - Heimcomputer. 12 days ago
It sure is exciting for the Musikexpress folks to get a feature as special as Kraftwerk in their mag but apart from that, this "special" 2021 mash-up could have been done (is being done, and countless times, in fact) by anyone out there, for the sheer... See full review
posted a comment on Cabaret Voltaire - BN9Drone. about 1 month ago
Elsewhere, people continue with their blind praise but deep in the very heart of it, Richard Kirk himself probably couldn't care less and it sadly shows in the very "music" side of things here... His solo version of "Cabaret Voltaire" suddenly... See full review
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posted a review of Björk - Biophilia. about 1 month ago
This is where she slips into total self-indulgence. The next two albums ("Vulnicura" and especially "Utopia") continued in the same vein, tediously so. Every Björk's (new) album may still provoke curiosity, and kudos to her for pushing her own... See full review
posted a review of Suicide - Why Be Blue. about 1 month ago
Stripped off of Rev's synth and hiss, leaving very little for Vega to growl along to, "Why Be Blue?" sadly discloses the meta-legendary Suicide in their full frontal mediocrity. The ideas might be there somewhere (the only remotely good song here is... See full review
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posted a comment on Death In June. about 1 month ago
deathlines; no hard feelings but firstly, try and sort your English - because it is not that easy to understand entirely what you wrote here...

Secondly - insisting that "in Croatia the young people are mostly Nazis" is very ignorant of you to say!... See full review
posted a comment on Lola Lennox. about 1 month ago
The immediate sad thing is, everybody keep pointing out Lola is Annie's daughter and this at best provokes curiosity, many acting on a premise she's a new "Annie". This of course causes great injustice to Lola - she is not even trying to step in her... See full review
posted a comment on Cabaret Voltaire - Shadow Of Funk. about 1 month ago
With "Shadow Of Fear", it was at least a try but the results this tedious just make you realise in the end there is nothing there behind the cheap build-up of sound and rhythm that you already haven't heard in the 90s and to a far greater effect - be... See full review
posted a review of Various - Bills & Aches & Blues. 2 months ago
Sad to say this, but this whole project that is a celebration of 4AD's 40th anniversary is a wasted opportunity - at least judging from the 99% of cover versions offered on this digital release - and "This Mortal Coil" these ain't! Some rely on the... See full review
posted a comment on Clock DVA - Black Words On White Paper. 2 months ago
Yes, in the end, the mystery is solved - it is Martin Fry. Confirmed by Adi himself.
submitted Iv/An - Sub-object. 3 months ago
posted a comment on 808 State - ex:el. 4 months ago
I see your point - there's great potential in what they did throughout but also there's a lot of demonstration doodle with the hi-tech gear, leaving them floating in the air, indecisive and somewhat bored, despite all the great sounds they produce...... See full review
posted a review of Mala Herba (2) - Demonologia. 4 months ago
In Zone's words - this is the divine simplicity. Ever since hearing Mala Herba for the first time back in 2017, the seductive, powerful voice and the upbeat approach continue to astonish. "Demonologia" summarises Mala Herba's work so far, exploring... See full review
posted a comment on The Hope Blister. 4 months ago
Your opinion, but judging from the review, also your loss.
posted a review of Stephen Mallinder - Um Dada. 4 months ago
Unlike Kirk's latest "Cabaret Voltaire" record, Mal's "Um Dada" definitely provokes more interest; although when (inevitably so) observed from the CV grand scheme of things - on "Flashback", Mal once again borrows the cowbell from The Cabs' glory days... See full review
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posted a comment on Cabaret Voltaire. 5 months ago
I hate to be cynical about this, but something tells me, "Cabaret Voltaire" will pop up every now and then with the new album or EP - like popcorn...

I love Cabaret Voltaire, I really do, with all my heart (for most of their past work, meaning plenty... See full review
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posted a comment on Cabaret Voltaire - Shadow Of Fear. 5 months ago
judging from your defensive, cynical response, it sounds like you are too young...
posted a comment on The Anti Group - 4 X 12. 5 months ago
sorry, my fault - you're right... so got used to F. E. M., this slipped off the radar...
posted a review of Pet Shop Boys - Actually. 5 months ago
Where "Please" felt like a dress rehearsal of sorts, "Actually" makes a sizeable step forward. While melancholy and joy prevail in their music in equal measure, "Actually" added a darker tone to it - the opening "One More Chance" audibly not giving a... See full review
posted a comment on Cabaret Voltaire - Mix-Up. 5 months ago
Early 90s Grey Area of Mute editions of CV and TG included this sheet - mostly Can, TG and Cabs stickers with some promotional Mute/Grey Area ones, too ("I Vouch For You" was one of them if I seem to remember)...
posted a comment on Madonna - Everybody. 5 months ago
As much as I can understand Rusty's frustration hearing Madonna disliking the results, this remix of his is definitely not improving much apart from demonstrating the mixing skills. The thing is, the elements in this Rusty Egan mix are a bit trebling,... See full review
posted a review of Seefeel - Succour. 6 months ago
"Succour" stayed in the box for quite a long time and only recently I revisited it with fresh ears. Wish I could say I felt something but sadly "Succour" left me numb. Each piece kicks off intriguingly, there might be subtle variations but the overall... See full review
posted a comment on Various - 1980: The First Fifteen Minutes. 6 months ago
My copy of "1980..." contains the band (postcard) insert with introduction text on the back (on it, the band appear distorted in a metal plate / mirror reflection), the creamy die-cut inner sleeve included. Obviously different inserts were used on... See full review
posted a comment on Cabaret Voltaire - Three Mantras. 6 months ago
To the present day, it remains hard to catch this album (or is it EP?) by its tail. And that is of course the fascinating thing about "Three Mantras". Starting with the very title - the history now documenting it as a tiny logistic error, but then... See full review
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posted a comment on Mouse On Mars. 6 months ago
In the 90s, "post-rock" was it, and among many innovative bands, Mouse On Mars deservedly enjoy their own cult status. Discovering and hearing them for the first time was exciting, yes - however, at some point, quite a lot from the post-rock music... See full review
posted a review of Various - Why Kill Time (When You Can Cover Cabaret Voltaire). 7 months ago
Why kill time (when you can listen to the real thing).
posted a review of Cabaret Voltaire - Shadow Of Fear. 7 months ago
On his own, Richard Kirk may have every right to perform and record back again as "Cabaret Voltaire", openly taking a stand "against nostalgia" but "Shadow Of Fear" audibly contradicts this stand. Needless to say, this new "Cabaret Voltaire" album... See full review
posted a comment on CHBB. 7 months ago
As if that should be more comforting... 1250 EUR for a single tape with two songs on it. Whatever...
posted a comment on Peter Hook And The Light. 7 months ago
While it is his absolute right to perform the songs he participated in, Peter Hook leaves a sad impression (rather than refreshing his own DNA) - especially considering that New Order themselves went on delivering an occasional album of new material's... See full review
posted a review of The Charlatans - Some Friendly. 7 months ago
Cheap photoshop effects aside, "Some Friendly" as many agree, stays a timeless debut album enjoyable now as it was then. Thirty years on and despite the "Madchester" vibe all over it, The Charlatans beat many Mancunians at their own game. The LP... See full review
posted a comment on Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - The OMD Remixes. 7 months ago
In "Synth Britannia", Andy McCluskey comments on the return of guitar-based music in the 90s as "horror". Well, each to one's own when it comes to personal taste but grunge, shoegaze and somewhat later on - britpop, were definitely refreshing to hear,... See full review
posted a comment on ABC - Abracadabra. 8 months ago
Not sure about them being pushed by EMI. "Up" already explored the house territory, and both Fry and White were avid fans of house anyway. "Abracadabra" is an uncrowned pop masterpiece of theirs, very much of its time and pretty timeless anyway...
posted a comment on Cabaret Voltaire - Drinking Gasoline. 8 months ago
I believe the entire edition experienced the error of labels placed wrongly on each side.
posted a review of Front 242 - Catch The Men. 9 months ago
Aggro-tech arrangements completely ruined the songs here, adding to it the band's beyond-cheap "motherfucker / come on's" and Front 242 aren't far from the turbo-rave/eurodance horrors like Scooter or DJ Bobo... Adding to this Alfa Matrix's... See full review
posted a review of Various - Lonely Is An Eyesore. 10 months ago
While the super legendary "object of desire" that is the wooden box, keeps teasing the most curious of collectors to dare pay a fortune for what looks like IKEA's standard piece of furniture commissioned to store in your three copies of LIAE, it is... See full review
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posted a comment on Chris Carter (2) - The Spaces Between. 11 months ago
in edited form, though. Full version was again available on The Grey Area CD re-release although, again, that CD version also featured slight omission of certain tracks. So far I guess, no re-release of the full original cassette has been made other... See full review
posted a review of John Foxx And The Maths - Howl. 11 months ago
The title of the album suggests nature's wild, merciless cry - too bad the title song itself is so mediocre at it. While many will sure disagree and it's ok, after repeated listens, "Howl" (the song) continues to sound painfully forced and shallow.... See full review
posted a comment on Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Produkt Der Deutsch-Amerikanischen Freundschaft. 11 months ago
Once curiosity kills the cat, it's not hard to realise "Produkt der DAF" is hardly worth a repeated listen... At best, the band DAF were at the time, sure had fun jamming along and here "less" should have been "more" but sadly it hardly surpasses... See full review
posted a comment on OMD* - History Of Modern. 11 months ago
There is just something about this album that is a downright and utter mess. With it, OMD are trying to say - hey, we're back and we're still cool, but there is a bit too much borrowing from their own, as well as others' music past while adjusting to... See full review