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King Tubby - Crucial Dub
posted a review of King Tubby - Crucial Dub. 24 days ago
Great music but track 7 skips even if you can't see anything on the compact disc itself ... so not perfectly mastered or printed
Sonny Hennig - Tränengas
posted a review of Sonny Hennig - Tränengas. 27 days ago
Very much an album of its time - bluesy, society contesting singer songwriter pop rock à la Kris De Bruyne
Fripp & Eno - Live In Paris 28.05.1975
posted a comment on Fripp & Eno - Live In Paris 28.05.1975. about 1 month ago
Indeed ;-) Suicide has set the example with 23 Minutes Over Brussels ;-)
Neil Innes - Off The Record
posted a review of Neil Innes - Off The Record. 2 months ago
Incidentally: "Godfrey Daniel" refers to W.C. Fields who used it as a minced oath ...
Gabor Szabo - Jazz Raga
posted a comment on Gabor Szabo - Jazz Raga. 8 months ago
So who's the male voice on the opening track ?
Dummy (14) - Mandatory Enjoyment
posted a review of Dummy (14) - Mandatory Enjoyment. 9 months ago
Yes it is uncanny how this debut album reminds of Stereolab ... But it's a well crafted accomplished album all the same. Do investigate !
The Beach Boys - Feel Flows (The Sunflower & Surf's Up Sessions 1969-1971)
posted a review of The Beach Boys - Feel Flows (The Sunflower & Surf's Up Sessions 1969-1971). 11 months ago
Underwhelming packaging, like a nineties longbox which was blown up. You won't need your reading glasses ...
Dunkelziffer - In The Night
posted a review of Dunkelziffer - In The Night. 12 months ago
A hugely disappointing, bland second album after 1983's intrigueing Dunkelziffer - Colours And Soul. Of the 7 tracks 6 haven't aged well and it's only the album closer Oriental Cafe that stands out, so check that track first.
The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
posted a review of The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band. 12 months ago
Excellent steel band funk in the Mocambo Allstars / The Poets Of Rhythm vein ... but what a strange habit this band has of not printing writing credits on their albums even if they're doing cover versions.
Dyke & The Blazers - Down On Funky Broadway: Phoenix 1966-1967
posted a review of Dyke & The Blazers - Down On Funky Broadway: Phoenix 1966-1967. about 1 year ago
Great music - also for fans of Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band - and for a Craft record the pressing is fine ... which is a relief.
Craft Recordings
posted a comment on Craft Recordings. about 1 year ago
Indeed. Great reissue choices, awful quality control ... A case in point is this remaster ... which then got an unlistenably bad press : The Bar-Kays* - Gotta Groove
Alice Coltrane - Kirtan: Turiya Sings
posted a review of Alice Coltrane - Kirtan: Turiya Sings. about 1 year ago
Splendid music but another disappointing pressing by Universal: brand new, pristine looking, but you can hear minor scratch or bad pressing sounds on A1 & A2. 30 euro but no download either. For lack of quality control, today's vinyl revival sometimes... See full review
Alice Coltrane - Turiya Sings
posted a comment on Alice Coltrane - Turiya Sings. about 1 year ago
"the original Turiya Sings remains formally unreleased because the Coltrane family has never found its master synthesizer recordings"
Alice Coltrane - Kirtan: Turiya Sings
posted a comment on Alice Coltrane - Kirtan: Turiya Sings. about 1 year ago
Great idea. And fixed separate entry - see Alice Coltrane - Kirtan: Turiya Sings for the 2021 "early version" which is without the synth & strings on the K7.
Alice Coltrane - Kirtan: Turiya Sings
posted a comment on Alice Coltrane - Kirtan: Turiya Sings. about 1 year ago
What you write is confirmed by https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/alice-coltrane-kirtan-turiya-sings/ and other sources. I will edit the master and hope not to fall victim to the usual ire & indignation & antagonism. Update: see Alice Coltrane - Kirtan: Turiya Sings for the... See full review
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band* - Wrestle Poodles ...And Win! The Tigers Head Days
posted a comment on The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band* - Wrestle Poodles ...And Win! The Tigers Head Days. about 1 year ago
Except that the 2cd edition isn't a box set ?
Piero Umiliani - L'uomo Elettronico
posted a review of Piero Umiliani - L'uomo Elettronico. about 1 year ago
Excellent compilation with 3 previously unreleased tracks, which will also please fans of John Carpenter ... and to a lesser extent fans of François De Roubaix.
Dominique Andre* - Evasion
posted a comment on Dominique Andre* - Evasion. about 1 year ago
et voici https://spaceoddities.bandcamp.com/album/evasion
it's in the Space Oddities series by Alexis Le Tan & dj Jess
A Letter Home - Have A Good Old Fashioned Christmas
posted a review of A Letter Home - Have A Good Old Fashioned Christmas. about 1 year ago
Sundazed reissue announced for 2021-07 ... "What do you get when you mix about a dozen musicians (including members of The Animals & The Police) with a lot of drugs? An acid psych opus! What do you get when you package it in a prefab jacket with stock... See full review
Karl-Heinz Schäfer* - Extérieur, Nuit / Polar
posted a review of Karl-Heinz Schäfer* - Extérieur, Nuit / Polar. about 1 year ago
Excellent music for fans of Toots Thielemans and moody accordion. Mastered from vinyl as you can hear from the pop at 15:50 in track 21 ...
Various - Psyché France Seventies Volume 7
posted a review of Various - Psyché France Seventies Volume 7. about 1 year ago
Apart from the opening track on each side, this record is closer to bubblegum & bland seventies singersongwriter pop than to psychedelic or even popsike music. Once again a very disappointing volume in this cheesy series. Most tracks are downright... See full review
Wertheimer* - Wertheimer
posted a review of Wertheimer* - Wertheimer. about 1 year ago
Not a spectacular album. Very dated and rather boring, missing sparkle. In retrospect, Wertheimer's best work may be François Wertheimer / Orchidée - L'Une Chante L'Autre Pas for Agnès Varda.
Various - Dance To The Drummer's Beat (Block Party Jams And Breakbeats From The TK Disco Vaults) (Vol. 1)
posted a review of Various - Dance To The Drummer's Beat (Block Party Jams And Breakbeats From The TK Disco Vaults) (Vol. 1) . about 1 year ago
Top quality pressing but the (re)mastering isn't perfect, e.g. the dynamics of track A2 or B1 sound a bit flat.
Sauveur Mallia - Space Oddities 1979-1984
posted a review of Sauveur Mallia - Space Oddities 1979-1984. about 1 year ago
As always: quality LP pressing, and a lovely interview too ... but I am disappointed no info was given on the original albums the tracks were taken from, or their year of release. Musically the selection of tracks isn't as cool as the Spatial Disco 2... See full review
Lewis Taylor - Lewis Taylor
posted a review of Lewis Taylor - Lewis Taylor. about 1 year ago
Excellent soul album à la Marvin Gaye. High quality B sides too. Deserves a reprint indeed, and so do the bonus tracks on disc two of the 2CD, bar perhaps those K&D remixes which definitely sound dated now. Taylor's later albums compare bleakly to... See full review
Charles Hilton Brown - Owed To Myself
posted a review of Charles Hilton Brown - Owed To Myself. about 1 year ago
The cover versions are good but not amazing. Maddox sounds like Melting Pot era Booker T & the MGs experimenting with a disco bass. The standout track is G.R.F. (does anybody know what those letters stand for ?) while the closing track is fine too,... See full review
Laurie Anderson - Live At Town Hall New York City September 19-20, 2001
posted a review of Laurie Anderson - Live At Town Hall New York City September 19-20, 2001. about 1 year ago
Not an incredible performance nor a very poignant choice of songs ... making this more of a "for completists only" release. The version of O Superman is really excellent, though, and it's intersting to hear la Laurie sing on a number of tracks.
Various - La Discoteque Psychedelique Vol. 2
posted a review of Various - La Discoteque Psychedelique Vol. 2. about 1 year ago
Great compilation, even better than vol. 1 ... but the hole isn't perfectly centered :-( Hope a CD still follows.
Various - Classic Doo Wop
posted a review of Various - Classic Doo Wop. about 1 year ago
I seem to remember there was one album of remakes among the doo wop collections Ace released. Wasn't this the one ? If so, beware ... (Their webpage https://acerecords.co.uk/classic-doo-wop seems to say it's this one.)
Mack Porter - Peace On You
posted a review of Mack Porter - Peace On You. about 1 year ago
Brand new copy and yet audible scratches ? Love what Tidal Waves are doing reissuewise but more Quality Control please and less "take the money and run" attitude !
Tidal Waves Music
posted a review of Tidal Waves Music. about 1 year ago
I agree with MEllODrOnE : more Quality Control please and less "take the money and run" attitude. Love what Tidal Waves are doing reissuewise but for the price they charge their pressings should be better. Dust & grainy dirt on the disc means the... See full review
Harold Alexander - Sunshine Man
posted a review of Harold Alexander - Sunshine Man. about 1 year ago
Love what Tidal Waves are doing reissuewise but for the price they charge their pressings should be better. Dust & grainy dirt on the disc means the washing or packaging process are sloppy, and of couse those little grains cause damage that's audible.
Él
posted a review of Él. about 1 year ago
Interesting reissue label but tragic too. I'm always disappointed by él reissues because whoever does the graphics & typography there is not very good at his job in making things legible or understandable (e.g. what belongs to which). The info is... See full review
The Free Design - Butterflies Are Free - The Original Recordings 1967-72
posted a review of The Free Design - Butterflies Are Free - The Original Recordings 1967-72. about 1 year ago
I'm always disappointed by él reissues because whoever does the graphics & typography there is not very good at his job in making things legible or understandable (e.g. what belongs to which). The info is always a mess that could have been avoided.
Digital Dance - Treatment
posted a review of Digital Dance - Treatment. about 1 year ago
A compilation for diehard fans only. Lots of jingly jangly riffing and mediocre new wave mannerisms. The two live tracks at the end are actually the best, in their riffy freakout way. Tracks 12, 14 & 15 remind of Tom Verlaine / early solo Colin... See full review
Various - Ongaku 90
posted a comment on Various - Ongaku 90. about 1 year ago
what you could do is submit your copy complete with matrix runout info and then ask a forum question to see if the runout groove info is different / if there are other differences ? if your copy is the 2011 version, they can always be merged or it can... See full review
Placebo (2) - Only 19
posted a review of Placebo (2) - Only 19. about 1 year ago
3 tracks recorded for RTBf tv in april 1973 ... Fine quality but not as cool as those seminal studio recordings, since the live performance isn't really amazing. For Moulin fans & completists.
Placebo (2) - Live 1971
posted a review of Placebo (2) - Live 1971. about 1 year ago
Can't say I'm very impressed by this live performance, which clocks in at less than half an hour. Can't say the live sound is bad, can't say it's great either. For diehard completists only imho ...
Sun Dial - Processed For DNA (Anthology 1990-2010)
posted a review of Sun Dial - Processed For DNA (Anthology 1990-2010). about 1 year ago
Compilation released a few months before and on the same label as Sun Dial - Sun Dial which is Gary Ramon's lone heavy metal album so far (and personally I hope it stays that way). As such the second half of disc two focuses on tracks in that genre ...
Sun Dial - Made In The Machine
posted a review of Sun Dial - Made In The Machine. about 1 year ago
Excquisite sequel to Sun Dial - Mind Control, in the same vein. Utterly great to see Gary Ramon return to his hazy psychedelia on Sulatron. The meditative sitarish "Autopilot" is a highlight.
Sun Dial - Mind Control
posted a review of Sun Dial - Mind Control. about 1 year ago
Gary Ramon's second career highlight, after Sun Dial - Other Way Out. Who'd have thought after 2010's disappointing heavy metal excursion? Highly recommended, and the second album as part of the ultimate edition is excellent too. Utterly great to see Gary Ramon... See full review
Sun Dial - Science Fiction
posted a review of Sun Dial - Science Fiction . about 1 year ago
A bit of a library album with instrumentals fit for sci fi movies ... "White stone" is a favourite, "Alien X" is another highlight, as is "Airlock" with its sitar. The long version of "Hangar 13" is a long meditative drone with flute (10:38) followed... See full review
Pussy (2) - Pussy Plays
posted a review of Pussy (2) - Pussy Plays. about 1 year ago
Brilliant album but this pressing is really awful, full of pops & crackles. It's not been properly pressed probably, and it's not been properly washed, which you can feel when you take it out of the sleeve (grit against paper). Yet another example of... See full review
Christophe - Les Paradis Perdus
posted a review of Christophe - Les Paradis Perdus. about 1 year ago
Cult album ... interesting but unsatisfying for lack of really immense tracks.
Disappointing pressing with cracks & pops on tracks A2 & B1 ... invisible to the eye.
yet another example of lack of quality control when test pressings come in.
Sparkle (13) - Sparkle
posted a comment on Sparkle (13) - Sparkle. about 1 year ago
Bdog75 & Mabeerge does your copy also have a few pops in track B2 ? If it doesn't I'd have to ask the shop to order another copy, if it does I won't bother anymore, hence me asking. Thanks for a reply !
Sparkle (13) - Sparkle
posted a review of Sparkle (13) - Sparkle. about 1 year ago
Utterly annoying there's pops in the best tracks, esp. on the hypno P-funk and uncompiled "Dabooza". Found that to be the case on two copies already.
Really @ Cultures Of Soul you should have some quality culture too, and listen to test pressings and... See full review
Laibach - Kapital
posted a review of Laibach - Kapital. about 1 year ago
Hardly a techno album as in Detroit or R & S Records style techno or Plastex era Cabaret Voltaire, and not very experimental either ... More like a logical evolution incorporating contemporary technological and pop elements, and perhaps closer to Murcof, Meat Beat Manifesto or... See full review
Sun Dial - Sun Dial
posted a review of Sun Dial - Sun Dial. about 1 year ago
Skip this one if you're a fan of the psychedelic Sun Dial, as this is a metal album with a style of singing that's not hazy at all. His subsequent albums on Sulatron are a return to form though.
Sun Dial - Other Way Out / Other Way In
posted a review of Sun Dial - Other Way Out / Other Way In. about 1 year ago
Wonderful album of course but this is not the best possible edition as there is a skip sound at about 2'35" into track 1-8 as if someone has pulled out a jack or put off another apparatus and you hear it in your speakers.