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Chris Carter (2) - The Space Between EliasRafael

August 28, 2020
In the 12-page booklet sent with some mail order copies is a tracklisting of overall 20 cryptic names. These names were not used for the later reissue on CD except for Walkabout.
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Sonic Youth - Confusion Is Sex EliasRafael

February 13, 2020
My copy is on dark lilac shine-thru vinyl. Is this every copy?
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Boy Harsher EliasRafael

December 5, 2019
Seen them live twice. And whereas there may have been 100 in 2017 the recent gig in Cologne was crowded with maybe 500. Boy Harsher is one of the best acts in Retro Elektrowave or whatever you call it, intense and unique voice. I particularly like her energy on stage.
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Nouvelle Vague EliasRafael

October 10, 2019
Much more than a dull tribute band. I had mixed feelings about this project before I went to see them live. Sure, some of the versions add a new facette to old classics and "Dance with me" is one of my all time favourites, but some of the cover versions sound uninspired. When I saw them performing live I instantly fell in love with Nouvelle Vague as they add a very personal note to each song. Brilliant, but you have to be open and embrace the tongue-in-cheek approach to holy grails of postpunk.
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Nicolas Jaar EliasRafael

September 21, 2019
Just listened to this track first time after reading your comment. Really great. Was it ever released on vinyl?
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Various - Minimal Baby X EliasRafael

June 12, 2017
Rue Oberkampf - "Le Train" is a fantastique cover from Melting Away by Absolute Body Control. Check it out!
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Down In June - Covers... Death In June EliasRafael

September 15, 2016
This record is really great, exploring new depth in Death in June's work. Great. Great. Great.
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Riley Reinhold - Balsamic Times as reviewed by EliasRafael

July 10, 2008
The track "Summer Heat" on side A has a rhodes sound which is so familiar. But reviews of the record in technomagazin's didn't give a clue about the source. Even the review in Riley's own DeBug Magazin does not mention the source. But I think I figured it out now: Riley has sampled from John Carpenter's soundtrack "Assault on Precinct 13". It makes an average minimal track really huge, because it perfectly captures the mood of the movie. Napoleon Wilson is the king!
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Jeff Mills - Shifty Disco E.P. as reviewed by EliasRafael

August 10, 2003
The tracks have circulated as dubplates since 1993.
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Paperclip People - Steam as reviewed by EliasRafael

August 4, 2003
I have two different copies of the one-sided 12". However, the track Steam is the same on both. One copy is stamped with Planet E logo and the other is a plain white label with manually written "Paperclip People - Steam" on it also the Etching in the vinyl is slightly different (e.g. has a RE (for Reissue?) after the catalogue number)
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Christopher Just - I'm A Disco Dancer (And A Sweet Romancer) (Ernie's Edit) as reviewed by EliasRafael

May 8, 2003
Some early pressings in black vinyl contain a secret remix on side B rumoured to be by Christopher Just himself.
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H. Brunner* - Awakening as reviewed by EliasRafael

April 26, 2003
KMS 068 came as whitelabel and was then properly released with full label as KMS 071 (The etching still says KMS 068). Tracklisting has not changed!
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E-Dancer - Velocity Funk as reviewed by EliasRafael

April 26, 2003
Actually the track "Velocity Funk" has already been published as a CAMEO Remix in 1991 or so. If I remember correctly there have been a version inc. CAMEO's rap and an instrumental which is identical to Velocity Funk! The remix record was a promo only and has never been commercially available!
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Esser'ay - Forces as reviewed by EliasRafael

April 26, 2003
There is also a pressing with black/white colored labels and different design. Later this record has been rereleased as "Esser - Forces" with yellow labels.
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Blake Baxter - When We Used To Play as reviewed by EliasRafael

April 26, 2003
KMS released an ugly rerelease some years ago which has different labels which both say "Side B".

There is also an old release with black/white-colored label otherwise identical to the one on the photo except that the Distributor and the adress are missing. I don't know which one is the Original!
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Various - See Ya In 2017 as reviewed by EliasRafael

April 20, 2003
Some Trax identical to V.A. DLP Frankfurt Trax Vol.II, I guess this is kind of an abandoned prerelease. But much better than the final product. Still on top in 2017!
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Human League* - All I Ever Wanted (Alter Ego Remix) as reviewed by EliasRafael

March 2, 2003
First version came without cover, later released with cover, one-sided vinyl, The track has actually been released on a Roadrunner Records Promo 12" a year earlier together with a Opel Bastards Remix.
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DB-X* - Bleep as reviewed by EliasRafael

February 19, 2003
two different versions around, with white-colored labels and brown-colored labels