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posted a review of Amalgam (7). 8 days ago
I wouldn't exactly call this folk music at least not the 1978-1981 Untitled release. Its more a proto-Oregon world fusion ensemble if anything. The tablas reign in on most of the music and its really nice to hear the Indian fusion with acoustic guitar ... See full review
posted a comment on Isotope 217°* - The Unstable Molecule. 10 days ago
Excellent review. Im listening to Le Jetee on a mix comp and its a superb slice of downtempo groove oriented moody instrumental-ism with an affectionate trombone and WD40 lubricated bass-line!
posted a comment on Paul Horn - Inside. 10 days ago
Just wanted to say I picked this up on cd and having been a long time fan of Mr. Horns more jazz/new age material was a sceptic as to a solo flute and voice recording with no other accompaniment. Well lo and behold this is a priceless piece of music in ... See full review
posted a review of Idris Muhammad - Power Of Soul. 11 days ago
All I have to say about this release is that Idris is funky as funk. I mean Bob James and Mr. Idris working together? Nothing but pure cross over jazz and as far from traditional as you can get. Lock in the drums, bass and Rhodes and the party is ... See full review
posted a comment on Joel Andrews - Locrian Invocation. 13 days ago
Ever thought theres a reason to not have structure and melody? Perhaps its created not to be pigeon holed into the set structural form of music we are all indoctrinated into from birth. It is okay to let go of presumption when one listens to music........
posted a comment on Earth, Wind & Fire - Earth, Wind & Fire. 14 days ago
So true BUT their early material was edgier and perhaps a little more pioneering in a musical way than say 1974 onward. Still think this is a great debut not many speak of perhaps because they want too much saccharine and not enough substance!
posted a review of M.Satō* - Switched On East. 14 days ago
I wish to god some label would re-release this on a cd i.e silverdisc. Really interesting interpretations of I am assuming Japanese folk melodies on a Minimoog and a drum box. Its sparer than the over produced but still magnificent Carlos Switched on ... See full review
posted a review of Loren Nerell - Point Of Arrival. 17 days ago
Nice to see this gem re-released but why not on a limited cd run? There are tons of us e-music disciples who would gladly fork over the green backs....Had a digi copy of the tape for years and think this was a very nice debut but the follow-up is even ... See full review
posted a review of Velvet Universe - Voyager. 18 days ago
Man these guys are good. I especially like the fact the album albeit cut from the berlin-school Tangerine Dream Klaus Schulze mold still holds plenty of variety. Lots of use of old drum boxes, arpeggiator's and NASA voiceovers. Music is never overly ... See full review
posted a review of Steps Ahead - Magnetic. 19 days ago
Radically cool 80's electronica meets jazz fusion. I think all the performers on this gem are pushing things the jagged rhythms,, melodies and progressive yes thats right progressive instrumentation fell by the wayside in the syrupy sap driven drivel of ... See full review
posted a review of Hiromasa Suzuki - High-Flying. 22 days ago
This some really good funky groovin smoking top notch fusion. Band is really together and the keys are top notch thankfully because both Suzuki and Fukamachi are veterans on both acoustic and electronic keys. Admittedly as many well known the Japanese ... See full review
posted a review of Don Slepian - Sea Of Bliss. 24 days ago
Eno made it huge in the ambient music arena 1st in the mid-late 1970s then his huge resurrection during the ear opening 1990's and the ambient techno era that ensued. One cannot disavow Eno's contribution to the music world, however this gem of a release ... See full review
posted a comment on Pete Namlook. 26 days ago
Pete from what I read was stubborn and I guess that worked to his benefit plus he was very fair with his artists which was and still is quite uncommon in the "biz". Couldn't agree with you more about modern electronica its either a poor copy of new age ... See full review
posted a comment on David Casper - Let The Earth Be Happy. about 1 month ago
Are you still interested in a copy? Message me if you are...
posted a review of Gurumander & Friends* - Blue Star. about 1 month ago
Cosmic Santana-esque(imagine Santana meets Pink Floyd) voyage for the ears! Seriously good old school like maybe 1982 recording all instrumental with echoes guitars, Synergy synths and percussion. I was lucky to acquire a copy on cd and its well worth ... See full review
posted a review of Various - United State Of Ambience II - Mid-Atlantic Sessions. about 1 month ago
By this just for the Salt Tank track it is a pure slice of hypnagogic ambient music you can really sink your ears into!
posted a review of Little River Band. about 1 month ago
Why even continue to run the bands amazing musical legacy thru the mud by using the name and having no substance from the original line-up. Just like Gong whom today consists nada of the original band yet continue to release dreck music under the bands ... See full review
posted a review of Solitaire (2) - Plains And Skies. about 1 month ago
I wish Mr. Schulte would re-release this as it is a highpoint in his rather meager catalog. Worth owning just for Anasazi and Quiet Earth track esp if you like Western Spaces era Steve Roach. Anasazi with its melancholic and broadening ambient synths ... See full review
posted a comment on Albert Alan Owen - Following The Light. about 1 month ago
Great on vinyl of course! God forbid they release it on a cd or......digital!
posted a review of Genesis - Your Own Special Way. about 1 month ago
Its Yourself never appeared anywhere else! A shame this early Genesis track still in the semi classic era was never available on CD...
posted a review of Saga (3) - 5 Original Albums (Vol. 2). about 1 month ago
Anyone know if this box set is remastered? Plus 10!
posted a review of Yes - 9012Live - The Solos. about 1 month ago
Used to have this on cassette back in the 80s. Although it doesnt highlight Yes proggier past it is nice to have just for Tony Kayes keyboard solo, Andersons Soon and of course Squire's bass solo. That 90125 tour was definitely a nice change from the ... See full review
posted a review of Sven Grünberg = Свен Грюнберг* - Hingus = Дыхание. about 1 month ago
Truly a unique beautiful album of electronica music drawn on a sort level of a spiritual nature at its core. Music here is mostly composed sans percussion although a few tracks have a drum machine percussion is not a supporting element. There is a slight ... See full review
posted a review of Spin (10) - Spin. 2 months ago
Damn good funk fusion. Horns, groovin' bass lines locked in tighter than a military snare and funkin' moogy goodness. This really needs a cd re-release....a testament to really great music lost in the torrent of time.
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posted a comment on Wiley Monroe - Synthesis. 2 months ago
Great if you can PM me that would be appreciated.
posted a comment on Wiley Monroe - Synthesis. 2 months ago
Any chance you have a copy to might possibly share?
posted a review of Deeper Than Space - Spaceship Melody Remixes. 2 months ago
Worth owning for the 20 min+ hypnotic ambient dub Spaceship Melody. A wonderful victim of the 90s acid meets ambient meets dub in a minimally sized room filled with hyperdimentional elves. Seriously if you like 90s era ambient this ones his best Drift is ... See full review
posted a review of Edgar Froese - Solo (1974-1983) The Virgin Years. 3 months ago
The gold standard go to for fans of pioneering synthesist cum e-guitarist Edgar Froese. One can hear how influential he was on the sound and compositions of Tangerine Dream. His 1 & 2nd release esp Epsilon in Malaysian Pale are beat-less no drums no ... See full review
posted a comment on Robert Aeolus Myers. 3 months ago
Oddly for someone who practiced mental health he wasn't very friendly to my asking him about a copy of his early release via email. In fact he was downright rude to be gut honest. Maybe he had a bad day but nevertheless I would never treat a fan like ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Floating Deeper-A Mu-Psych Music Sampler. 3 months ago
Excellent sublime "new age" compilation. Not the atypical from the 1980s this is much quieter more electronic oriented with a hint of Rhodes piano. The Zavijava Orch full release is an amazing slice of this style of new age music that didnt come across ... See full review
posted a review of Tomita - Snowflakes Are Dancing. 3 months ago
Proof a synthesizer given a creative mind behind it is anything but sterile, mechanical or emotion-less. Tomita's debut is a megalith of synthesizer driven music and a testament to man's creative visions beyond the mundane visions of popular music ... See full review
posted a review of David & Steve Gordon - Oneness. 3 months ago
I know many here are NOT fans of brothers Gordon's music but their early material like Astral Journey and Radiant Sea are truly proto-ambient gems.
Surprisingly this is one of the last decent albums Ive heard them record before they went full on mediocre ... See full review
posted a review of Khruangbin - Hasta El Cielo. 3 months ago
The cd sounds fantastic. Rich fat bass, echoed guitar and punchy drums. A recent 2019 discovery for me and a testament music does not have to be commercial laden pap to really tingle those ear drums and induce finger snaps and smiles. Very in your ... See full review
posted a review of ABC - The Lexicon Of Love. 3 months ago
80s synth pop gold. This was and still is a high point in this listeners ears of pure elegant electronic pop with a mix of acoustic instrumentation. The string arrangements, Fry's vocals and the perfectly melange of electronics into the mix leaves one to ... See full review
posted a comment on Randall McClellan - The Healing Music Of Rana Vol. 2. 3 months ago
Any chance on a CD release either of his Rana tapes would be welcomed?
posted a comment on Stan Ridgway - Anatomy. 3 months ago
HIve actually read your thoughtful review and sometime criticisms of some great artists. Enjoyed the depth of your actual listening and expressing some of the characteristics of Stan's music that always captivates the listener i.e. his attention to ... See full review
posted a review of Beaver & Krause - Gandharva. 3 months ago
The legendary Gail Laughton harpist who released 1 revelatory timeless harp album The Harps of Ancient Temples is featured on Gandharva.
posted a review of Various - Unusual Sounds. 3 months ago
Amazingly good odd ball comp of funky early electronica and ambient music. Trust me worth it for the last 2 tracks which will take into a world of pure paisley machine elves...not really but it is brilliant mellow stuff I mean music!
posted a review of Various - Macro Dub Infection Volume One. 4 months ago
Hard and heavy electronically mangled dub. There is plenty of diversity here but by far the Coil track on disc 1 is worth owning this comp for its heavy almost retro electro vibe. Then there's Bedouin Ascent and Scorn tracks that really stand out. IMHO ... See full review
posted a comment on Spacetime Continuum - Sea Biscuit. 4 months ago
Good to know since I WONT be buying it! Nothing wrong with the original plus I dont support his sort of stealing from artists its shameful.
posted a review of Autumn (21) - Oceanworld. 4 months ago
IF you like late 1970's era Steve Hackett then this is an instrumental gem from his then touring keyboard players side project.
Excellent full on melodic progressive rock tons of nice interludes, synthy solos and all around great ensemble. A shame they ... See full review
posted a comment on 海老* = Ebi - 禅 = Zen. 4 months ago
Does this include cd? If so sign me up please.
posted a comment on George Duke - The Inner Source. 4 months ago
Damn not on cd...thats a no go for me and I really enjoy early Duke! Oh well such is life in hipster retro-land antiquity formats.
posted a review of George Duke - Faces In Reflection. 4 months ago
One of my favorite for many reasons: no guitar, sax, little vocals, amazingly tight trio, lots of synths and clavs, intense, laid back and funky all in less than 45minutes! Simple of his best 70s albums hands down. The tone-juice he squeezes out of the ... See full review
posted a comment on Red Summer - Release. 4 months ago
Any news on a re-release? I wrote a small blurb about the release(see below) and would love to own this on a cd or at the least a remastered download. Please pm me if theres any information on an update. Btw thanks for sharing a little background on the ... See full review
posted a review of Wavestar - Moonwind. 4 months ago
Beware this is a crap CDR Amazon sells except for the cover their is NO art and or credits. Its a shabby representation of the release.
posted a review of Azimuth (2) - Azimuth / The Touchstone / Départ. 4 months ago
Quintessential harmony in sound...Seriously no drums, electric guitars or anything really distracting just spacious "jazz" that was plucked from the ether's of Mt Zeus. Btw you get all 3 of the trios releases in the ECM cd set and its these are all their ... See full review
posted a comment on Drome - Anachronism. 4 months ago
Owned this in the 90s and had an inclination to travel back to a better time in music. After a listen its definitely of its time but done well and I like all the interesting samples they use in the music. Very well put together and plenty of variation. ... See full review
posted a review of Steve Kindler* / Teja Bell - Dolphin Smiles. 4 months ago
Another new age cd that is more than just atypical new age. Yes you have the maestro of the electric violin Steve Kindler known for branching out into jazz fusion the non light hearted style of thinking mans music and Teja Bell a very articulate ... See full review