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posted a review of Human Mesh Dance - Mindflower. about 4 hours ago
Perfect follow-up to Hyaline less beat oriented and much more ambient and very leveled compositions. Nothing here is really toe tapping material but yet fans of mid period Biosphere or ambient side of Pete Namlook would completely devour. Lots of ... See full review
posted a review of Human Mesh Dance - Hyaline. about 4 hours ago
Great album albeit very 90s sounding ambient/techno i.e. lots of little samples tossed in but the rhythm never gets jarring like the Prototype 909 stuff he made(dont get me wring Acid Tech and the f/u are classics). Mellow synth pads, cool 808 rhythmic ... See full review
posted a review of Cosmic Debris - While You're Asleep. 1 day ago
Love this album tho I only have a rip from some gracious blogsite. A mix of jazz, prog and electronica all homegrown in the US circa 1983. The opener is a sweet funky piece analog poly synth playing the horns, flute, syn bass and drums pure mellow ... See full review
posted a comment on Bruno Spoerri & Reto Weber - The Sound Of The UFOs. 1 day ago
Just look at the name of the label....thats a be all tell all when you have to use such low brow profanity to get a point across. I wonder if these guys even got the rights to release the records their re-issuing....
posted a comment on Garry Hughes - Sacred Cities. 2 days ago
I know Im reading your post 8 years later but you just peaked my interest in the quality of this cd I hope mine is playable if so I will be immediately ripping it onto my hard drive. A shame he has never re-released such a fantastic piece of ... See full review
posted a review of Garry Hughes - Ancient Evenings. 2 days ago
If theres one Audion album I cherish and hold as the apex of that labels output it would be Ancient Evenings. The moods and atmosphere Garry conjures up from his arsenal of synths and samplers are completely melodic and exotic. He knew exactly how to ... See full review
posted a review of Barry Cleveland - Mythos. 2 days ago
Passport/Audion released some great electronic music in the short time span. This release is sort of middle of the road especially for Emerald Web whos Nocturne, Sound Trek and Lights of the Ivory Plain exemplify their diversity with electronic and ... See full review
posted a comment on Lucifer (2) - Black Mass. 2 days ago
Who knows. I dont think we was but perhaps the whole cult thing was a selling tool to shock the public into curiosity you know like Madonna making her Like A Virgin video to shock Catholics in the 80s? Take away the cult symbolism and the music is ... See full review
posted a review of Salut* = サリュー* - Aerial Tales = エアリアル・テイル. 4 days ago
Great album unfortunately never entered the shore of America back in the 1980s to be had(like alot of great music made in Japan!). Anyway the acoustic guitar dominates and is accompanied by violin, recorder and at times electric bass with a touch of ... See full review
posted a comment on Emerson, Lake & Palmer. 5 days ago
When rock was PRO-gressive not RE-gressive. Greg and the rest of band where pioneers moving rock forward using technology and soul with copious heaps of passion. Its a shame todays average citizen has solely narrowed their music to the garbage thats mass ... See full review
posted a review of The Loathed Sound Department. 6 days ago
I love the name of the label. They are dubious and capitalizing on that angle! But tapes....seriously?
posted a review of Don Robertson - Favorites. 7 days ago
Cheesy 90s graphics but classic 80s new age electronica from Don's early catalog. A shame he never re-released his older catalog on cd I am sure there are interested fans who would gladly support the "cause".
posted a review of Don Robertson - Spring. 7 days ago
Need this classic on cd as well as all the earlier Don Robertson....a box set someone?
posted a review of Creel Pone. 8 days ago
This label has done archaic electro and electronic music a BENEFIT. Otherwise forgotten audio esoterica would forever be lost. Yes theres little to no money to be made on music that doesnt follow the slave like footsteps of modern popular culture so ... See full review
posted a review of Kraftwerk - Ralf & Florian. 9 days ago
Ananas Symphonie case closed. Eno you rip off artist you didnt create ambient music the Germans did! One of my favorite early pre-Autobahn Kraftwerk albums.
posted a comment on Charles Manson. 10 days ago
Love your post and thoroughly agree with your commentary...Laurel Canyon was the cesspool that created all this evil that and Hollywood.
posted a review of Aeolus. 11 days ago
I tried contacting this musician years ago because I wanted to obtain a copy of one of his older titles. What I thought I would get was someone who was kind, personable you know a new age musician and it looks like hes a health practitioner. But I was ... See full review
posted a review of Steve Kindler* - Automatic Writing. 11 days ago
Best album Steve made aside from Dolphin Smiles with Teja Bell. I dont know how to describe this as it really isnt jazz or new age but a amalgam of the two styles. The music is on the romantic side meaning he draws from Debussy but theres nothing ... See full review
posted a review of Windy & Carl - Consciousness. 12 days ago
Great early morning music before the sun rises quiet no percussion just beautiful phased/chorused guitar loops and textures. I wasn't that moved by this release 1st listen but in all due respect this is pure mood music so listening to this style of music ... See full review
posted a review of Peter Davison - Winds Of Space. 13 days ago
The Sage and Soft Light two ethereal, dreamy analog synth drenched compositions is by far what makes this a standout old school new age/ambient album. There a definitive nod to Kitaro on the opener track as well as deeper cuts but the music is well ... See full review
posted a review of David Blonski, Jon Allasia - Land of the Midnight Sun. 14 days ago
Odd album part new age with hints of chamber music and a little progressive rock. Theres plenty of Blonski's breathy flute work but I like the add of 12 string and nylon acoustic guitar accentuated by 80s drum machine and the usual suspect digital ... See full review
posted a review of David Blonski With Synchestra - Timeless Flight. 14 days ago
Wonderful cd. Just flute and synths. Classic early 80s new age/ambient DIY music. Soothing, reflective and just the right music to sit back and watch sunsets. Music like this isnt made any more why? No techno dance beats, guitars, sappy soul vocals or ... See full review
posted a review of Ochi Brothers - Ochi Brothers. 14 days ago
Brilliant ambient trance music and by trance I mean hypnotic NOT 4/4 on the floor dance nirvana although it is rhythmic music its purely utilized to enhance the textural ambient aesthetics. In my opinion its a unspoken classic in the Daikini catalog and ... See full review
posted a review of King Tubby - Father Of Dub. 14 days ago
Excellent budget 3 disc compilation of classic Jamaican dub. The clarity of the music isnt bad not scratchy and plenty of bottom end even on a small Bose system. I bought mine dirt cheap and feel guilty for such a wonderful collection of dub at a ... See full review
posted a comment on Mort Garson - Lucifer - Black Mass / Ataraxia - The Unexplained. 19 days ago
Wow! I picked up a new copy last year on cd not sure what label it was on! I wonder if the fidelity is different. I see ou released Lucifer and the Trees as well! Nice eclectic choice of oddball synth pop music you chose to release. Ill be licking up ... See full review
posted a review of Richard Lainhart. 20 days ago
I saw Richard perform in NJ years ago at the Equinoxygen fest a not so well attended festival of amazing Northeast ambient, jazz and avant musicians which included a very rare performance by Neil Nappe (remember he released an incredible synth guitar ... See full review
posted a review of Radar (21) - Trofee. 20 days ago
Brilliant Easten European jazz fusion. This is like a demo for the Roland Jupiter 8 which is prominent on the album. Very melodic hook laden jazz. Please someone release this on a damn cd!
posted a review of İnsanlar* - Kime Ne. 20 days ago
Cd please! This is hypnotic trance like modern Turkish music acoustic meets electronica. Beautiful!
posted a comment on The Magick Heads - Before We Go Under. 20 days ago
Wtf is wrong with the clarity of a cd? Perhaps it displaces you from being hip.....
posted a review of Port Said - Port Said. 20 days ago
Btw Anodize here in the US released most of these recordings on CD. If anyone prefers music sans pops, scratches and skips I recommend the cds!
posted a review of Various - (The Microcosm) Visionary Music Of Continental Europe, 1970-1986. 21 days ago
Beautiful enchanting, ethereal, cosmic music woven together impeccably by the label that brought us the retro DIY new age compilation I Am The Center. Nice booklet inside very revealing as to the music makers found on the release. Most of the music is ... See full review
posted a review of Jon Anderson - Olias Of Sunhillow. 22 days ago
Whether or not the Van man i.e. Vangelis had any take on the debut Anderson project its still an amazing feat to not tread the prog rock narrative. Personally I cannot hear any of Vangelis's atypical sounds and if he did play part the album still sounds ... See full review
posted a review of Informatics. 23 days ago
Heard X-1 by this band whom I have never heard of before and is cut straight from the same lathe that carved the great Thomas Dolby album Golden Age of Wireless. In fact this track reminds me of Windpower!
posted a review of Vangelis - Antarctica / China. 25 days ago
Anyone know if this is remastered? It would be nice to hear the Bounty music remastered!
posted a comment on FSOL* - Lifeforms. 27 days ago
Funny I just found this in my collection and currently listening to it. I have zero concern whether Art of Noise where doing similar music 10 years early they did in fact create the instrumental sampling pop album and their own niche so why note take ... See full review
posted a comment on Tangerine Dream - Optical Race. 27 days ago
Really perhaps you have not gone deep into the TD catalog because Firestarter, The Keep are head and shoulders over Miracle Mile. MM isnt terrible but its lacking creativity overall its bland. Like french fries without condiment!
posted a review of Orbital - The Middle Of Nowhere. 28 days ago
An unspoken gem of pale English whitey funk-tronica wrapped up in a fine Berber rug of sheer genius. Hook laden electro pumping rhythmic intensity, rubbery synthy bass-lines, Kraftwerkian percussion will bob the head and hips into oblivion.. Really the ... See full review
posted a review of Bruce BecVar - Take It To Heart. 29 days ago
A n/a classic. Floaty melodic acoustic guitars accompanied by a soft bed of synths. Great music to listen to in the fall when leaves are changing. Yeah I know people will pigeonhole this release into the new age genre which ok it is but in my opinion its ... See full review
posted a review of Hiroki Okano. 29 days ago
Okanos 1st 2 IC releases are masterpieces. Zen like ambient with a definite use of restraint of instrumentation nothing is too saturated or domineering in the music. Instead it flows gently like the brook on the hillside of Mt Fuji the music making an ... See full review
posted a review of Celebrate The Nun - Meanwhile. about 1 month ago
Not as polished as some of the other more techno/industrial pop like Camouflage or Depeche Mode but the songs are well composed for the most part with nice hooks and all synth based. The lyrics are the part of the music thats like nails on the chalkboard ... See full review
posted a review of Tamba 4 - We And The Sea. about 1 month ago
Mellow, mellow, mellow like sipping a Caipirinha on a Rio beach watching the last vestiges of the day come to a close while a cool evening breeze begins wrapping the land in lucidity. Amazing how much emotion these three musicians can conjure. Music is ... See full review
posted a comment on Spacetime Continuum - Sea Biscuit. about 1 month ago
Irregardless of your diatribe against Sea Biscuit this is a classic to many fans of 90s ambient electronica and in particularly me. I think the audio quality is decent not the best and further more I dont compare this to ANYTHING FSOL released because ... See full review
posted a review of Spacetime Continuum - Sea Biscuit. about 1 month ago
Anyone here know if the re-release on cd was remastered?
posted a review of Nik Tyndall. about 1 month ago
Unspoken genius of his own brand of ambient music. Nik Tyndalls music is organic, lush and all created by synthesizers and samplers but as unpretentious as you can get. Jurgen gets the zen out of the organized silicon chips and keys to create an ... See full review
posted a review of Haruomi Hosono - Medicine Compilation - From The Quiet Lodge. about 1 month ago
Really varied electronica compilation by Mr. YMO! From soft spoken lyrical ambient music exotic with 808 drums and sampled kalimba to slow burning down-tempo 4 on the floor gems like Medicine Mix. A nice variety of synthetic flavors with a little ethnic ... See full review
posted a review of Legion Of Green Men - Spatial Specific. about 1 month ago
I like their debut much better than the down-tempo crap of their second release many years later. Some may argue they where maturing others like me say the took the wrong turn at the music intersection. They lost their really moody atmospheric edge for ... See full review
posted a review of An MLO Production* - Io. about 1 month ago
I dont think this recording like many really great gems in the 90s received much praise or notice on radio waves or in listeners dwellings. A beautiful minimal ethereal journey on par with some of Enos really restrained material ala Airports and On Land. ... See full review
posted a review of Bark Psychosis - Hex. about 1 month ago
By this for Pendulum Man alone a brilliant dark moody soundscape full of restrained tension.....bliss will follow.
posted a review of Ash Ra Tempel, Manuel Göttsching - Inventions For Electric Guitar. about 1 month ago
Im sure at some point in the 1970s David Gilmour must have heard this release and realized wow what a great technique let me explore that and then.....well The Wall and Gilmours famous echoed stratocaster ala Run Like Hell! A genius of an album by ... See full review
posted a comment on The Ghostwriters - Remote Dreaming. about 1 month ago
But then you wouldnt have bragging right to say it sounds warm so that others could kiss your ass!