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posted a review of Daniel Menche - Together We Shall Melt Mountains With Our Blood. over 12 years ago
I simply cannot rate this one high enough. This is, in my opinion, the very definition of dark noise, and an excellent entry point to Menche's work, if you can get ahold of it. The copy I have has been hand numbered as being 24/100, so if it truly is ... See full review
posted a review of Jonathan Coleclough - Period. over 14 years ago
Using a grand piano as source material, it was put through processing equipment real time to produce long, convoluted, and articulate manipulations of the piano strikes and fades. The periodic key strikes bear little melodic or tempo relationship, yet it ... See full review
posted a review of Biosphere - Cirque. over 14 years ago
In explanation of my earlier comment: When I said it borders on trance, I didn't mean it <i>was</i> like trance, merely that it is suggestive of it. At least to my ears. What I mean by that is that it has much more structure than Substrata, and that ... See full review
posted a review of Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II. over 14 years ago
Quite simply put, <i>the greatest</i > electronic CD that I own, and quite possibly in the top ten over all (this is battling with the likes of Mozart and Bach, mind you.) Not only is this the CD that introduced me to Aphex Twin, it is the CD that ... See full review
posted a review of Pan Sonic. over 14 years ago
Good to note, these guys <i>will</i> stress your speakers if you try to play them too loud, and don't judge the volume by the first bits you hear. They love to play around with the psychoacoustic effect of placing really loud noises next to really soft ... See full review
posted a review of Pole - 90/90. over 14 years ago
This one is okay, and feels a little shorter than even an EP. The lyrics are somewhat interesting, and Pole's musical jive is in good form, however it isn't nearly as interesting and replayable as Betke's full releases.
posted a review of Amon Tobin - Out From Out Where. over 14 years ago
I was not terribly impressed with this set. It seems to lack some of the energy and inventiveness the prior ablums displayed. I could always expect to be uplifted when I put in a Tobin CD, but with this one, while my toe taps a few times here and there, ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Envane. over 15 years ago
I am relatively positive that it is Goz Quarter. If you look carefully, and compare the first symbol with the 'g' in "laughing", you'll see that it is identical. Now compare it with the 9 in the CAT# WAP89CD. You'll see a small corner has been cut from ... See full review
posted a review of Various - OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music (1948-1980). over 15 years ago
Highly recommended for anyone who has an interest in how all of this got started, and has a taste for experimental electronic. You won't find much in the way of beats and structure often, because in many cases what you are hearing on the track is the ... See full review
posted a review of Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile. over 15 years ago
Received lackluster reviews from those expecting something more along the lines of his earlier work. Fragile takes the NIN sound in a (mostly) new direction, with the exception of a few tracks that have the old vitriol stamped upon them. As for the new ... See full review
posted a review of Nine Inch Nails - Further Down The Spiral. over 15 years ago
For me, this was worth the purchase value simply for Coil's remix of Downward Spiral. The track features multiple vocal layers on different temporal cadences, building in a solid yet subtle crescendo towards the Moment when the trigger is pulled. When I ... See full review
posted a review of Die Form. over 15 years ago
Die Form really defies definition. An act that sounds like no other with the successful mixture of synthesized vocals, German industrial beats, and hauntingly beautiful opera vocals. As an added bonus, their releases are always accompanied by a gorgeous ... See full review
posted a review of Boards Of Canada - Geogaddi. over 15 years ago
I'll put a more thoughts on the music under the standard Geogaddi release. I just wanted to mention under the Limited Edition entry that the artwork and overall design of the booklet is really beautiful. It resembles a small book, where the CD is just ... See full review
posted a review of Biosphere - Cirque. over 16 years ago
Cirque is a lot different from Substrata, in many ways. It, in my opinion, borderlines on trance, but not to be confused with the sorts of trance you find on "Mix 2001!" type CDs. It is quality music, no doubt about it, just different.

One thing that ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Peel Session. over 16 years ago
When I first got in to the "IDM" sound, I was told to check out Autechre. So I at random found a song with a neat title and downloaded it. That song was Drane. Needless to say, I was blown away, rocked into another universe, and never looked back! So ... See full review
posted a review of Aphex Twin - Drukqs. over 16 years ago
Considered to be the last release by the Aphex Twin moniker, this two disc collection of songs does a good job of capturing, and in some ways, expanding what will remain one of the most influential and often times genius electronic acts. If Aphex Twin ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Confield. over 16 years ago
This release, was for many who have followed Autechre in the past, a very difficult set of music to listen to. As such, it has received less than stellar reviews from listeners and writers alike. Admittadly, on the surface it is a convoluted barrage of ... See full review