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posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London - From The Archives Vol. 9. 7 months ago
Oh my goodness. "Without You It's Meaningless" is one of the best things I've ever heard and that FSOL has ever done. The album flows beautifully. This is truly a fantastic release. What is the story behind this one? It sounds like it is from that golden ... See full review
posted a comment on Artis (10) - Caecilia . 9 months ago
"Delphinidae" - absolutely incredible. It is up there in the firmament with Mark Barrott's "Bush Society." It is the night to that song's daylight. Tribal, heartfelt, grooving bliss.
posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London - Papua New Guinea. about 1 year ago
Well, Radio Babylon's main structural beat was taken from a hip hop record and that from an old funk record. So, not clear to me why we're being precious about "blatant" and "rip-off" when that was common at that time -- sample at breakneck pace and see ... See full review
posted a comment on Spacetime Continuum - Sea Biscuit. about 1 year ago
I have to say, "Sea Biscuit" is not my favorite Spacetime Continuum. But to me it was early on in Jonah's output and in 1994 the San Francisco scene was very much captivated by the nascent Internet revolution that was just making its early waves. Hence, ... See full review
posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London - Kiss 100 Test Transmission 2. about 1 year ago
Absolutely incredible. Nothing like it. Crazy. Weird. Exquisite. Beautiful. Poetic. Dark. Grooving. Wondrous. Way the fuck out there. It's still about a thousand years ahead of its time.
posted a comment on EBE Audio* - The Energy EP. about 1 year ago
Agreed. One of the best 303 tracks of all time.
posted a comment on The Keyprocessor - Трудный Поиск Красоты (In The Painful Quest Of Beauty). over 2 years ago
Agreed on 1994, banner year, especially in terms of big production statements and albums and EPs. This is a stellar release. Curious though, because never heard of that theory, how did Windows 95 change things? Did it force changes in music software and ... See full review
posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London. over 2 years ago
I understand the impulse to reject their post-'90s output. It's true. It's not the same. But you know what, that kind of goes for every artist from that era, because times changed. We all changed, for better or for worse. You wrote something in the ... See full review
posted a comment on Bassbin Twins. over 2 years ago
Important note: Bassbin Twins are from the U.S. (and is the one and only Pete Houser), who started in LA early '90s (home of the West Coast hip hop, electro, breaks, pop 'n' lock sound and culture, come rave -- home of Insomniac, Moontribe, The Crystal ... See full review
posted a comment on Kraftwerk - Tour De France Soundtracks. over 2 years ago
It's a great album. Technically it sounds fine. It was clearly made more with digital tools than their more analog approaches of old. But it holds up. It sounds to me like you were greatly inspired by Kraftwerk's previous work. So it seems the POV shared ... See full review
posted a comment on Spring Heel Jack. over 2 years ago
Saw Spring Heel Jack perform live as opener to Orbital's "In Sides" tour in the '90s at Los Angeles' American Legion Hall. They were phenomenal, proper mental drum 'n' bass and very live. You had no sense what would come at you but with an undeniable ... See full review
posted a comment on Underworld. over 2 years ago
Indeed! Agree on all points. Dubnobass is still my favorite album by any artist.
posted a comment on Eat Static - Science Of The Gods. over 2 years ago
Of all the Eat Static albums of the '90s, this one holds the strangest attraction. "Implant" is my favorite and I believe their best album from that time, their purest statement with a great balance of fun and psychedelia. But "Science of the Gods," its ... See full review
posted a comment on Underworld. over 3 years ago
Eskolaah, I think you should listen to "Best Mamgu Ever" and "Bird 1" from later albums, and maybe consider that as much as we loved that period, the '90s are never coming back. It has less to do with Emerson departing IMO and more to do with the fact ... See full review
posted a comment on Underworld. over 3 years ago
Underworld are clearly masters of their craft. Even so, it's important to correct some misperceptions about them, since it seems some techno fans, even paid critics, don't appreciate the full range of their output. Some of this is to be expected. Some ... See full review
posted a comment on Karl Hyde - Edgeland. over 3 years ago
A great solo album from one of techno's visionary artists and songwriters. Always an outsider, with his guitar and vocals (no-no's for many of the dance police), Underworld have always cut their own path. Here Hyde steps out from the comfort of musical ... See full review
posted a comment on Underworld - Oblivion With Bells. over 3 years ago
You should give it another try. It's Underworld during the years they started doing movie scores, so it is naturally more mellow. Play 'Faxed Invitation' and 'Best Mamgu Ever' loud. They are amazing, some of the band's best work ever. It's not 2 am dance ... See full review
posted a comment on Leftfield - Alternative Light Source. over 3 years ago
Just curious, because I don't post often. Why would should we keep other opinions, even "professional" ones, out of Discogs?
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posted a comment on Leftfield - Alternative Light Source. over 3 years ago
Dang, what incredible negativity in the reviews here. Ouch. It's true, Daley's presence is missed. It's not the same. Not at all. But why would we expect it to be? And who really wants Leftism 2015? Or Rhythm & Stealth -- Leftfield's best album -- which ... See full review
posted a comment on Plaid - Scintilli. over 7 years ago
The new album really is killer. It gets better with every listen. And, it is filled with secrets and mystery.

I had the honor of interviewing them for Scintilli and writing a special feature. We covered breakdancing, singing robots, gamelan, possessed ... See full review
posted a comment on Groove Armada. over 9 years ago
I've been following electronic music seriously for more than 20 years. In that time I've heard great live music from the likes of Swayzak, DJ Dan, A Guy Called Gerald, Jeff Mills, Sasha, Doc Martin, Orbital, Underworld, Mixmaster Morris, Coldcut, and on ... See full review