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Recent Activity
posted a review of Graven Image (2). 8 days ago
Holy cow, what a totally undiscovered gem this unexpected find is in 2019!

Totally mis-categorized here on Discogs as so-called 'goth rock' (no, this ain't Sisters of Mercy, Specimen, Alien Sex Fiend, The Mission, The Cult, Christian Death, etc--... See full review
posted a comment on 4Clubbers* - Children. about 1 month ago
Hahaha! Thank you; THANK YOU!
*10 words??? 👍🏻
Still here in 2020-- the year of Covid 🤘🏻😷
posted a review of Various - The Language Of Light 2. about 1 month ago
Don't let the previous [older] comment or "review" dissuade you from seeking out, discovering and experiencing this mind-expanding collection of satisfyingly eclectic Goa / psytrance electronica.

Can't understand the complaints about "too much... See full review
posted a review of Karl Knarz - Zirp. 2 months ago
This review was originally written for the VINYL edition; don't know why it appears on the CD page-- I don't own the CD edition:

*Excellent cosmic Tech-Trance & Hard-Trance blend that borders on epic and anthemic! Multi-sequenced sawtooth synths, but... See full review
posted a review of Bath Consolidated - Milieu. 3 months ago
A surprisingly compelling, thought-provoking and evocative mix of experimental industrial collage plus blackened grind and rhythmic-noise (schranz) dark Techno!
Really, this tape is characteristic of the high-calibre releases by excellent bands on... See full review
posted a review that has since been deleted. 5 months ago
posted a review of Brighter Death Now - Innerwar. 5 months ago
Front cover booklet features pinkish-red necrose printed on translucent vellum paper which obscures the front image of gory coroner photo.

*Large postage stamp-sized black/white rectangular hype-sticker on first-edition press says:
[*All... See full review
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posted a comment on Metallica - Kill 'Em All. 5 months ago
The back-cover (towards very bottom edge) clearly states manufactured in EU -- that's European Union.
Note simplified barcode, compared to previous VERTIGO pressings; plus small white 'MADE IN ENGLAND' export sticker as shown via Discogs'... See full review
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posted a review of Overkill (2) - Overkill. 6 months ago
I vividly remember seeing this up on the wall at Record Vault on Polk street, in San Francisco, back in 1982 when this record was brand new! Of course, I bought it without hesitation (and the full-length LP was purchased at Rough Trade a few years... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Koma & Bones Present: Y4K - Next Level Breaks EP2. 6 months ago
The TRIPLE-Vinyl 3x12" record set in full-color jacket is listed as KOMA & BONES (NOT 'Various') here on Discogs here:

https://www.discogs.com/Koma-Bones-Y4K-Next-Level-Breaks/release/30773

A better-value anthology housed in one package for all... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Koma & Bones Present: Y4K - Next Level Breaks EP1. 6 months ago
The TRIPLE-Vinyl 3x12" record set in full-color jacket is listed as KOMA & BONES (NOT 'Various') here on Discogs here:

https://www.discogs.com/Koma-Bones-Y4K-Next-Level-Breaks/release/30773

A better-value anthology housed in one package for all... See full review
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posted a review of Cosey Fanni Tutti & Philippe Petit - Mist While Sleeping / Invisible Whispers. 6 months ago
You guys (vinyl collectors) do know that a picture-disc is basically artwork printed on paper that's sandwiched in-between 2 clear-plastic flexi-discs inherently will degrade to be unplayable after 50-100 plays, and thus the crappy sound fidelity, right?!?! See full review
posted a review of The Ticketmen - Tunnel Vision. 9 months ago
Elegant approach and atmosphere overall. Track A2 Knight Dub of "Tunnel Vision" purveys an even-keeled, understated and subtle [Progressive] Psy-Trance leaning similar to latter-era Dragonfly Records fare; highly recommended.

The B-Side's dreamy two... See full review
posted a review of Hardline (6). 10 months ago
HARDLINE's self-titled debut album with [Track 4] "OUT IN THE RAIN" featuring an opening riff that was later "borrowed" and adapted by Tom G. Warrior (CELTIC FROST)-- complete with guttural "UNGH!!" *Norge Metal recorded in Stockholm, Sweden in... See full review
posted a review of Hardline (6) - Hardline. 10 months ago
Track 4: "OUT IN THE RAIN" features an opening riff that was later "borrowed" and adapted by Tom G. Warrior (CELTIC FROST)-- complete with guttural "UNGH!!"
*Norge Metal recorded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1983.
posted a review that has since been deleted. 11 months ago
posted a review of Mezziah - 2001. 11 months ago
Competent and satisfying 137bpm hard trance/hard house that samples RICHARD STRAUSS' immortal "Thus Spake Zarathustra", probably lifted straight off the "2001: A Space Odyssey" OST...
posted a review of Various - Gatecrasher: Disco-Tech. 11 months ago
The dozen reviews here for the Double-CD version are (I assume) by people who don't have the Triple-LP vinyl set; they may not even own turntables. Anyway...

The vinyl edition features unmixed complete long (or extended) versions for true vinyl... See full review
posted a review of Various - Gatecrasher: Disco-Tech. 11 months ago
The dozen reviews here for the Double-CD version are (I assume) by people who don't have the Triple-LP vinyl set; they may not even own turntables. Anyway...

The vinyl version features unmixed complete long (or extended) versions for true vinyl... See full review
posted a review of Pencey Sloe - Don’t Believe, Watch Out. 12 months ago
Highly recommended!
It's not as UK shoegaze oriented as you might expect; it's more gothic, like AREA, BEAUTIFUL PEA GREEN BOAT, TEL BASTA, MAZZY STAR, California's female duo CHASMS, etc.; like bands on "Doctor Death" compilations on C'est La Mort... See full review
posted a review of Pencey Sloe - Don’t Believe Watch Out. 12 months ago
Highly recommended!
It's not as UK shoegaze oriented as you might expect; it's more gothic, like AREA, BEAUTIFUL PEA GREEN BOAT, TEL BASTA, MAZZY STAR, California's female duo CHASMS, etc.; like bands on "Doctor Death" compilations on C'est La Mort... See full review
posted a review of Chris Fraser - Possession. about 1 year ago
A-side Original mix mining a simple formula of 4-on-the-floor kick with closed hihats on the 'ands', plus driving bass sequence; but the atmospheric treatments creating a dark ambience in the background results in a cinematic hardesertrance groove for... See full review
posted a review of Karl Knarz - Zirp. about 1 year ago
*Excellent cosmic Tech-Trance & Hard-Trance blend that borders on epic and anthemic! Multi-sequenced sawtooth synths, but not totally acid. Straightahead driving beats for night-cruising!

[B1] Acrylite mix is a bit more subtle than the original [A1],... See full review
posted a review of Bel-Fires - Falling For The Sky. about 1 year ago
Female-fronted jangly-guitar new wave plus Los Angeles postpunk hybrid; quite good!
*Note: translucent dark-brown vinyl LP!
posted a review of Hook & Lekker - Tension Rising. about 1 year ago
Trying just to over-compensate for the unnecessary lousy rating by another "collector", I rate this 5x Stars! Hah!

This record is actually a great worthwhile slab of progressive hard house/hard trance; not just for completists. Skillful studio... See full review
posted a comment on V&M Feat. Celine Christensen - Body Contact. about 1 year ago
Gianluca Mensi was born in 1971, so he would've been only 10 years old in 1981. Alessandro Viale started releasing records under his own name in 1996, on through to 2009 and beyond.
B3 TRANCE MIX would definitely date this record in the '90s; not... See full review
posted a review of Orchestra JB - Come Alive. about 1 year ago
Even though she sounds totally American, the vocalist must (probably) be this MISS BLISS here:

https://www.discogs.com/artist/60861-Miss-Bliss

*???
posted a comment on Seba - Connected / Catch The Moment. about 1 year ago
That sound on Side-B doesn't really sound like a [res/freq motion-tweaked] 303 to me; it's more like [acid-wannabe] old Yamaha DX7, or a less-analog [newer plug-in?] ARP (Herbie Hancock's axe of choice)... There's also that ethereal flute fluttering... See full review
posted a review of New West* - Sleeping Lady. about 1 year ago
*DIGIPAK CD (self-released by NEW WEST)
Featuring GRETCHEN PARLATO: vocals on tracks 3 and [title-track] 7
posted a review of X-Dream - Microchip EP. about 1 year ago
While [A] _Inter-Corporal Stimulator_ articulates the skillfully smooth and streamlined aspects of Psy-Trance evolving prior to Y2K, [B] _Coming Soon_ is definitely the more forward-oriented and futuristic of the two tracks on this record.
The former... See full review
posted a review of Prototype (4) v Quadrant (3) - Disillusion. about 1 year ago
I have the stickered white-label promo version of this; Side-B is subtitled "Version 2", also a dark progressive trance banger made creepy with atmospherics heightened by TAXI DRIVER DeNiro samples!

JUNK also use the same sample(s) to similar... See full review
posted a review of Nu Agenda - Pure Energy. about 1 year ago
Obviously, the sample is Leonard Nimoy (r.i.p.) as Spock on "Star Trek" (the classic sci-fi TV show) or that's what I guess... imho 🖖🏻
posted a review of Various - Transfusion Volume 8. about 1 year ago
Track B2 is a cover-version of the TEARS FOR FEARS hit from this record by NU ROMANTIX Featuring DJ JOHN BORA; view [master page] here:
https://www.discogs.com/Nu-Romantix-2-And-DJ-John-Bora-Mad-World/master/192517

I have this... See full review
posted a review of Trevor Horn, Paul Morley , With The Art Of Noise - Moments In Love. about 1 year ago
[Probably previously-undisclosed or undiscovered or even unknown?]
When held up to the light the vinyl is revealed to be translucent rust-brown color. Standard for this USA edition or minor variant rarity?

Re: JOY DIVISION "Closer" Ruby-Red... See full review
posted a review of Unknown Artist - P.Y.T. \ Don't Call Me Baby. about 1 year ago
This so-called Unknown Artist is also known as FUNKY JAKKO; and the label is PLASTIC1 (thus the catalog number PYT 001, which is also etched in the matrix of both runouts)

My copy also includes a center-label graphic on photocopied A4 paper:... See full review
posted a review of Transglobal Underground - Chariots. about 1 year ago
Such a wondrous and enchanting record; I spin this alongside MR. BUTCH "Rain Dance", anything by DELERIUM, NIYAZ, even CIRC "She Said Destroy"... Unique rewards for an adventurous crowd.

Both tracks on the A-Side are hard to beat for cosmic... See full review
posted a review of South Street Player - Who Keeps Changing Your Mind. about 1 year ago
Nice tune; nice track... But the vocals are a bit over-wrought (especially on the [A1] KAROUSEL vocal mix edit)...
[B2] ROY MALONE CATCH mix (remix) is interesting in a humorous, albeit nearly trivial result.
Spin mostly for certain specific audience only. See full review
posted a review of DJ Bold. about 1 year ago
How come "PITCH SHIFT / TURNTABLE PHONETIX" CLEAR VINYL 12-inch EP doesn't turn up on this DJ's [artist] master page??? It's found on the VAST label page, but not on the man's page???
posted a comment on DJ Trajic - Noize Junky Vol. 3. about 1 year ago
Yes, you're correct; and in 2019 with pro-tools and computer editing, that's all very simple and easy. But in the case of many songs like this you would just hear a series of beeps every song-measure, like eighth or sixteen notes; who wants to hear... See full review
posted a review of Ingmar* & Roland* - Cloaking Device. about 1 year ago
Techno + trance with tribal pulse; a dark vibe underneath the melodic sequence on the A-Side contributes to avoiding atonal mechanism, while the B-Side with its repetitive melodic (slightly ebm-ish) bass-pattern sequence fuels the hypnotic beat. Don't... See full review
posted a review of Laava - Wherever You Are (I Feel Love). about 1 year ago
[B1] CHOPSTICKS Club Remix is really amazing: trance-inducing atmospheric pounding quasi-tribal semi-hardhouse approach with ethereal disembodied female vocals that supports the swirling effects and intoxicating hallucinogenic reverie; so totally... See full review
posted a review of Jocelyn Enriquez - Get Into The Rhythm. about 1 year ago
PINAY! [*PINAY is a band, too.]
Unexpectedly great midtempo progressive date that's surprisingly dreamy and hallucinogenic due to HARLEM KNIGHT's subtle yet relentless and fierce treatments.
JOCELYN ENRIQUEZ's ethereal and strong confident vocals are... See full review
posted a review of Slaughter (2) - Strappado. about 1 year ago
There's a good reason why Chuck Schuldiner tried to join SLAUGHTER in Canada prior to forming DEATH: "Strappado" is one of the best, most essential Thrash albums of the '80s!
Truly classic Canadian Metal alongside AGGRESSION, RAZOR, EXCITER, VOIVOD,... See full review