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posted a comment on µ-Ziq - Tango N' Vectif. about 1 year ago
I mean, he did run the label, so it's not that surprising.
posted a comment on Plaid - Scintilli. over 9 years ago
Good interview. Haven't really been into Plaid this Restproof, but this album is great, At Last especially.
posted a comment on DNA Productions (2) - Virtual Jungle. over 10 years ago
"This is a very overlooked album for some reason"

...perhaps the utterly abysmal artwork???
posted a review of LFO - Advance. over 15 years ago
Despite the nostalgic praise heaped on their debut, 'Advance' is the duo's finest hour, a subtle update on the beats n' bleeps of Warp's Artificial Intelligence concept.

Brash, bold, brave and beautiful, 'Advance' is timeless in its own mid-90s... See full review
posted a review of John Starlight & Kitbuilders - Space Marines. over 15 years ago
Quite what the Warhammer fanbase will make of the Art of Perception series is unclear - I have my suspicions there will be a collective turning up of pierced noses - electronic music has never had much in common with the sort of geeky heavy metal and... See full review
posted a review of The Artificial Arm. over 15 years ago
I remember meeting the Artificial Arm in a pub in Ealing in about 2001 - he attended the same college as me. I was staggeringly drunk, as usual, and asked why he was called Artificial Arm.

"'Cause I've only got one arm" came the casual... See full review
posted a review of Zombie Nation - Absorber. over 15 years ago
After hearing 'Souls At Zero', (the only experience I'd ever had of ZN) and wondering whether it was the best or the worst track I'd heard all year, I'll never be quite sure why I then went and bought the album.

But flip me, I'm glad I did - anyone... See full review
posted a review of The Prodigy - Hotride EP. over 15 years ago
Rex shows that, as always, he can turn the most limp-wristed musical turds into spangly stompy bleepy disco gems.
The original Howlett numbers leave a lot to be desired, not least the eye-wateringly bad 'Who U Foolin' - a cack-handed attempt to gain... See full review
posted a review of Blackstrobe* - Deceive/Play. over 15 years ago
Not exactly a departure for the gothic Parisian duo, more a shift sideways into more straight-edged dancefloor territory, similer to their minimal rave-y output such as their classic remix of Dominatrix.
While its better than 'Chemical Sweet Girl',... See full review
posted a review of CJ Bolland - The Analogue Theatre. over 15 years ago
Like many groundbreaking producers of the early 90s, Bolland's later output never quite had the same sparkle as those early classics. His second LP, Electronic Highway was limp techno and diabolical drum n bass, and his third, The Analogue Theatre is... See full review
posted a review of Various - Folds And Rhizomes For Gilles Deleuze. over 15 years ago
'Fold and Rhizomes' (a title inspired by Gilles Deleuze's inpenatrable socio-philosophical work 'Mille Plateaux') is probably the pinnacle of ambient glitch music, before Mille Plateaux (as in the German label) among other caught on and injected a bit... See full review
posted a review of Cabaret Voltaire - Doublevision Present; Cabaret Voltaire. over 15 years ago
Warp Records's recent anthology of videos proves how quickly music videos can date - with techonolgy and trend moving so fast, even Chris Cunningham's efforts are starting to look worn.
Props to Cabaret Voltaire then - 'Double Vision' is a salvo of... See full review
posted a review of Kit Clayton. over 15 years ago
Joshua's technical abilty stems from the fact that he co-designed MSP/MAX - the complex programme used as a stable studio component by Autechre and Aphex Twin amongst others.
posted a review of Reptiles - Electriclovesong/Floating. over 16 years ago
Gatecrashing Jazz Fudge's new offshoot label Electro Caramel, London-Birmingham based graf artists Reptiles prove they're one to watch for the future.
Electric Love Song is a peak-Massive Attack on PCP and on heat. Stuttering sitars and sword-fight... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Amber. over 16 years ago
An amazing album, a tender heart wrapped with hostile, unrecognisable electronics.
The cover is as a landscape as alien as the music, yet like Autechre's early work, still recognisably organic. For those wondering, the photo is not a digital image -... See full review
posted a review of Aphex Twin - Drukqs. over 16 years ago
'Drukqs' straddles infuriating frustration and pure entertainment with ease. The camp is always going to be split along the genius/gargabe lines (although personally I do love a bit of Mt Saint Michel Mix+St Michaels Mount on 33...), but what is quite... See full review
posted a review of Laibach - WAT. over 16 years ago
After 25 years, most influencial underground 80s groups have either split (Cabaret Voltaire), reformed completely (Joy Division/New Order) or are busy reinventing themselves through the power of the remix (Nitzer Ebb etc).

It is refreshing... See full review
posted a review of AFX* - Analord 04. over 16 years ago
As Aphex Twin seems incapable of fulfilling his commercial and contractual duties to Warp, his Rephlex-related AFX moniker is getting more and more of an airing these days.

While the style of release of this series is blatant money making - limited... See full review
posted a review of Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain. over 16 years ago
Good googly moogly. The ever reliable MF Doom ditches the post-Daisy Age riddims and instead fuses some funk into dark glitch-laden electronics.
While 'Let Me Watch' and 'Open Mic Night' follow the more tradition hip hop blueprint, the majority such... See full review
posted a review of Various - Tempa Allstars Vol.2. over 16 years ago
Oh my gosh, this is heavy. Rather than rehashing previously Tempa-related talent, the most consistant garage label in town have opted to showcase the freshest faces on the scene with regulars Horsepower and DJ Hatcha noticably absent.

Leaving the... See full review
posted a review of Tomas Andersson - The Rock Acid EP. over 16 years ago
You'd have to be a bit wrong in the head not to like this 12. 'Rock Acid' is all Kompakt-style shuffling drum machines and hectic 303s that would bug out even the most tepid of dancefloors.
'Why Can't I Believe' heads straight for the wonkier side of... See full review
posted a review of Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus. over 16 years ago
A heavy LP that alienated a lot of headz at the time - me, I love dark music, but this took me four years to get through. Dense isn't the word.
The (then very young) El-P shows maturity beyond his years with this collection of minimalist bass-heavy... See full review
posted a review of AFX* - Smojphace EP. over 16 years ago
This offering from AFX has certainly split the fans. In my view, it seems to be one of his weakest offerings, relying on the sort of childish brutality that went out of fashion ages ago. There are countless more producers who do the ragga n bass thing... See full review
posted a review of Various - Mutationz I-IV. over 16 years ago
Does the world actually need four more versions of 'Mutationz'?? This release was unleashed just before both the Concord Dawn and Fresh & Trace versions, so perhaps this is justified. Each remix takes the track further away from T-Power's original... See full review
posted a review of Gescom - The Sounds Of Machines Our Parents Used. over 16 years ago
One of Autechre's Gescom collective's finest moments - three tracks that straddled the duo's period between dance floor accessibility and MSP-inspired electronic geekery, The Sounds of Machines updates Kraftwerk's legacy with stunningly original... See full review
posted a review of The Curse Of The Golden Vampire - The Curse Of The Golden Vampire. over 16 years ago
Kevin Martin - The Bug, one half of Techno Animal - has been touting his fusion of dub, metal, hip hop and techno for over a decade now; The Curse of the Golden Vampire, with fellow hardcore headz Alec Empire and JK Flesh (Napalm Death, Techno... See full review
posted a review of m² - Kopyright Liberation. over 16 years ago
German problem child Mootz proves as adept at crafting music out of silence as he does noise - his M2 project taking cues from early KLF recordings, with more than a nod towards current innovators such as Murcof. Kopyright Liberation (the K and L in... See full review
posted a review of Depth Charge - Hi Voltage Man. over 16 years ago
Depth Charge aka Jon Saul Kane has been producing since the late 80s, his output being a slow but steady stream of classics. Not one to preoccupy himself with anything like melody or quality control, Hi Voltage Man is one off his best tracks, a... See full review
posted a review of Sasha - Airdrawndagger. over 16 years ago
A nicely made album, although not worthy of the name Sasha has built up for himself - especially when you consider that it was mainly produced by Junkie XL and Charlie May, with Sasha having very little to do with the actually making of it.

Also,... See full review