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posted a comment on Lasgo - Some Things. about 1 hour ago
I respect your opinion Narsha, you write well, but for me Lasgo went downhill after Evi Goffin left the band.

The first two albums with her are lovely little Trance Pop gems, with highly memorable lyrics and melodies.

Once Jelle van Dael ... See full review
posted a review of 56k Feat. Bejay - Save A Prayer. about 2 hours ago
The original mix is a nice enough commercial Trance remix of the Duran Duran ballad, but it does just verge a little over the edge into AATW style cheese.

As if to confirm this, there is even a remix by AATW stalwarts LMC. Less said about that remix the ... See full review
posted a comment on Vicious Pink - Take Me Now. about 23 hours ago
Featuring possibly the most sexy lyrics ever written:

[i]When you look at me that way, there's nothing left to say
Am I getting through to you, do you know what I want to do?

You send shivers down my spine, can't you guess what's on my mind?
I want you ... See full review
posted a review of Data (2) - Ricocheted Love / In Blue-D.J.. about 23 hours ago
The extended version of In Blue is very serviceable in a DJ mix. Don't worry about the fact that it segues into the "D.J" song, you have ample time to beatmix out before it starts proper.

In Blue is such a lovely song, it's got that special something ... See full review
posted a review of Cappuccino (2) - Cappuccino. 4 days ago
Hell Dance With Me is the only decent track on this album, in my opinion.

The other 5 tracks have almost nothing in common with it. They're just generic high tempo, happy Disco cuts. They don't even feature the same singer that is on Hell Dance With ... See full review
posted a comment on Cappuccino (2) - Hell Dance With Me. 5 days ago
A solid, tight underpinning along with a zippy 130bpm tempo, all under some sexy as f**k vocals.

Not much to complain about here, apart from the price. But then again, it's worth it.

Very classy, very groovy, very tempting.
posted a comment on Kas Product - Black & Noir (Mutant Experimental Synth Punk From France 1980-83). 7 days ago
Great sound quality on this reissue, nice & sharp just like the original.

Includes one of the biggest hype stickers on the shrink that I've ever seen. If (like me) you try and keep hype stickers by unpeeling them and sticking them to plain inner ... See full review
posted a review of Ellen Shipley - Call Of The Wild. 8 days ago
Nice enough Synth-driven New Wave, very much in a similar vein to Berlin, Kim Wilde etc.

While the songs Heart Out Of Time, Stranded & Call Of The Wild hold a certain charm, the rest of this LP tends to just drift on by without actually grabbing your ... See full review
submitted N-Trance - Paradise City. 12 days ago
posted a review of Experimental Products - Glowing In The Dark. 14 days ago
The reviews of the Play Paul remix below are a bit harsh.

It's got a driving, peak time Electroclash vibe. I could totally imagine it being played back in the mid-2000s alongside acts like Punx Soundcheck & Exchpoptrue.

It's also got a bit of a ... See full review
posted a comment on Magical Ring - Light Flight / More And More. 14 days ago
Apart from a short dropout at the start of Dreams In The Wind, the sound quality of this bootleg is very good. I've only got the mp3 files of the original LP to compare it to, but it sounds up to standard.

However, I do feel bad that Jean-Pierre Decerf ... See full review
posted a comment on Night Moves - Transdance. 14 days ago
What about the GC1 Version?

Is it the same vinyl rip that was issued a few years ago (complete with sibilance and ticks / pops)?
posted a comment on Parralox. 17 days ago
Why don't these guys release on vinyl? Surely they have the same demand as bands like Marsheaux have?
posted a review of N-Trance - (Just) Let It Go. 19 days ago
The Prof-X-Or NRG remix is pretty cool. It's got that '96 Mediterranean Progressive sound, which really takes the original track to another level.

It sits in perfectly with the contemporary works of D'Agostino & Picotto. You know, Mediterranean ... See full review
posted a review of Tukan - Light A Rainbow. 19 days ago
The Green Court feat. Marc Dawn remix got all the radio play back in 2001, and deservedly so. It's a peak time Millenium trancer with a great vocal and epic breakdown.

But, over 15 years later, for me the Wippenberg remix stands the test of time better. ... See full review
posted a comment on Exchpoptrue - Discoteca. 20 days ago
Never mind "Hot Banana", more like Hot Cut.

The original mix is totally brickwalled to the point of distortion. Watch your bass levels in the mix.
posted a review of KC Spirit - Dancing In The Rain Now. 21 days ago
Don't be fooled by those crappy sounding Youtube links. The 12" actually does sound like shit.

I think this must have been produced on an Amiga or Atari ST. Really low quality bit rate samples.

Not that it detracts from the track, in fact if ... See full review
posted a review of Y Kant Tori Read - Y Kant Tori Read. 21 days ago
I found this album quite by chance, and decided to give it a listen due to it being Tori (who I don't know really at all) in the 80's.

What did I find? Well, I am a massive fan of Berlin.

What I found was the album that Count Three & Pray should have been! ... See full review
posted a review of Vangelis - Invisible Connections. 22 days ago
While it's by no means Chariots Of Fire or I'll Find My Way Home, this LP is much more easy on the ear than Beaubourg.

Very minimal, and surprisingly satisfying. Of course you can't expect melody, but what it does deliver is intrigue.

It defies time ... See full review
submitted Cappella - Move It Up. 23 days ago
posted a comment on The Hacker - Blade Runner. 28 days ago
Haha, it would appear so DJQD. However, if you see the other titles in the (rather small) €uro Records catalogue you will find nothing remotely reaching the prices commanded here.

Let me think, it's the Vangelis connection? Are these sellers hoping ... See full review
posted a comment on The Horrorist - Sex Machine. 28 days ago
Sex Machine

Like a time bomb on the scene, I'm not taking no for an answer.
I'm a sex machine, and I will have you on your knees.
I'm the sex machine, and I will have all of you.

Some people like to cry in bed. Well, come to me... so I can laugh ... See full review
posted a comment on Experimental Products. 29 days ago
frostycrates, how do you know this? Is there an online source?
posted a comment on The Hacker - Blade Runner. 29 days ago
Wind yer necks in, Italian sellers. This has never been sold (not in the 4 years since the page was created, plus no Popsike sales history), and yet you command at least 100 Euros?

It's a 25€ 12" (NM) at my guess. Hey, what do I know. Maybe you'll find ... See full review
posted a review of Oingo Boingo. about 1 month ago
Oingo Boingo's first three albums are incredible bursts of energy, full of spitting vitriol from Danny alongside real tight musicians.

There's an amazing array of sounds present, but the main feeling is angular New Wave. It can range from downright Funk ... See full review
posted a review of Ris - Love-N-Music. about 1 month ago
A lot of people know this track already, thanks to Happy Hour from Felix Da Housecat. He basically ripped the main melody.

This original is a bona fide Italo ... See full review
posted a review of Hot Cold - Love Is Like A Game. about 1 month ago
Superb Italo Disco, which still retains the coolness of tracks like Love-N-Music while having the typically professional production of mid-80's productions.

Simply irresistible, with vocal hooks that will stick with you forever.
posted a review of Turquoise Days - Alternative Strategies. about 1 month ago
Awesome material, but be warned that the audio quality varies. As mentioned in the notes, a lot of this is recorded from cassette.

To be fair, it's all very enjoyable. Ironically the demo mix of Blurred sounds fantastic, but other tracks do suffer ... See full review
posted a comment on John Foxx - Metamatic. about 1 month ago
Nice review Crijevo.

Do you have any further information regarding Touch And Go & Mr. X?

Clearly someone copied someone. My gut instinct says that John Foxx demoed the track to the rest of Ultravox, who then went on to create Mr. X in his "honour". ... See full review
posted a comment on Orbital. about 1 month ago
256Pi Don't waste your time mate, this user just copies incredibly outdated profiles from the Napster (!!!) website and posts them here as his own "reviews".
posted a comment on Serge Blenner - Magazin Frivole. about 1 month ago
I don't understand the title track (A1).

Why does it sound so fucked up? Is it a joke? I thought I had a corrupted mp3 file, but it appears not as the rhythm is intact. It could be a great track, but it sounds like a very rough demo that the producer ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Hohokum ™ Soundtrack. about 1 month ago
Michna - The Best Way Out Is Through sounds pretty good sped up to 126bpm.

Fits in perfectly with a quirky, glitchy tech / neo trance set (think James Holden, Nathan Fake etc).

Try it!
posted a comment on Indians In Moscow - Big Wheel. about 1 month ago
Indians In Moscow (B2) is a simply mesmerising song, caught somewhere between minimal synth sensibilities and Siouxise & The Banshees feeling.

I can't help but get shivers up my spine every time I hear it.

Sublime.
posted a review of Donna Summer - Bad Girls. about 1 month ago
A classic Disco LP on the whole, but coming from an Electronic background myself it's all about the last side.

Starting off with Our Love, you instantly know you are in for a full side of synth bliss from Moroder. This technology is offset by Donna's ... See full review
posted a review of PPK - ResuRection. about 1 month ago
The Space Club mix is legendary, but check out the fantastic Wellenrausch remix.

A very smooth, driving take on the sound which still sounds fresh. Very cool.
posted a review of DJ Wag - The Darkness. about 1 month ago
The Yazooza remix is weak, it sounds generic.

You need to flip over to Wag's original mix. Full-on Hard Trance power!

Punishing, demanding and very evil. Great use of the vocal, and an epic Kai Tracid style minor key riff.

Good buildup too, in that ... See full review
posted a comment on DB Boulevard - Point Of View. about 1 month ago
The original mix is a lovely little filtered house tune, full of melody and wonderful synths. I still enjoy listening to it to this day.

Lange made a surprisingly good Trance remix, given the material he had to work with.

Ok, there isn't much left of ... See full review
posted a review of Dave Joy Presents Schattenmann - Amplifier. about 1 month ago
As always, it's the G&M Project remix that delivers the goods.

Typically professional production, solid and classy.

While the original mix goes for a generic DJ Shog style Hard Trancer (which is in itself very serviceable), G&M Project just raise the ... See full review
posted a review of The Boy From Nowhere - High Life. about 1 month ago
High Life is a dark, brooding Trance track with all the hallmarks which would define M.I.K.E. in the years that followed.

You can just tell his magic touch, even though this is a good 4 years before his breakthrough hits such as Universal ... See full review
posted a review of Ultra-Sonic - Annihilating Rhythm [Do You Love Your Hardcore?] The Remixes. about 1 month ago
Absolute peak-time Hard Trance with the Warp Brothers remix!

These guys were mainly known for their remixes of Confusion (aka Phatt Bass) & Higher State Of Consciousness (aka We Will Survive), but on this remix of Annihilating Rhythm they really showed ... See full review
posted a comment on Ultra-Sonic - Obsession. about 1 month ago
Of course it's fake crowd noise! Ultra-Sonic's early productions always used fake crowd samples, they were highly influenced by the likes of N-Joi (as were most Scottish bands around the early 90's).

You can even hear phasing where the samples ... See full review
posted a review of Jean Michel Jarre* - Oxygène 10. about 1 month ago
The Sash Maxi version is a nice Mediterranean Progressive style track if you pitch it down to -4.

IMO it runs far too fast at normal speed (141 bpm). At 135 bpm the track really relaxes & breathes.
posted a review of Sash! Feat. Tina Cousins - Mysterious Times. about 1 month ago
Probably the most credible release from the Sash team, it sounded classy upon release in '98 and it does still hold a definite degree of class (especially compared to the abominations they went on to create).

Tina Cousin's vocals are lovely, and the ... See full review
posted a review of Herr Satz - D.S.K. (Der Schweine Kommissar). about 1 month ago
Basic track by track review:

1. The Riot mix is well named, with such a militaristic underpinning. Brutally unrelenting.
The main riff hits you like a smack in the face! It's definitely not for the faint-hearted.

2. The Kaputt mix is much more mellow. ... See full review
posted a review of 2 X-Treme - Der General (Bewegt Euch ...). about 1 month ago
This kinda '92 German stuff really reminds me of old Amiga games.

Very sharp teutonic techno with an aggressive rave edge.

The vocals & samples used in the "Bewegt Euch..." mix are a little OTT (to say the least), but the main beef of the track ... See full review
posted a comment on Acen - Close Your Eyes (Optikonfusion!) (Remix I) / Close Your Eyes (The Sequel) (Remix II). about 1 month ago
Well matt_bassline, my copy arrived. Identical matrix info as listed above, and complete with Beatles sample.

I am certain that the butchered version is basically only on the 75 Minutes album, as well as some compilations.

I wager that every copy ... See full review
posted a comment on Alden Tyrell Featuring Nancy Fortune - La Voix (Remixes). about 1 month ago
Throbbing Moroder vibes on the Isolators remix. Nancy Fortune's dry, insinuating tone is such a contrast to the warmness you get from the music. Like chalk & cheese, but it works!

Plenty here to please fans of The Hacker, and that early 2000's Grenoble ... See full review
posted a comment on Boards Of Canada. 2 months ago
Dude, at least write your own opinion instead of a copy & paste from almost 20 years ago.
posted a comment on Acen - Close Your Eyes (Optikonfusion!) (Remix I) / Close Your Eyes (The Sequel) (Remix II). 2 months ago
Yeah matt_bassline, I've just ordered a copy so we'll wait and see what I get. I will cross-reference the matrix info as well as confirming I've got the Beatles sample.

To be honest, I'm beginning to think the whole "(Optikonfision!)!!" thing is ... See full review
posted a comment on Kai Tracid - Conscious. 2 months ago
Let's be honest, when you DJ with this 12" you must be crystal clear in your consciousness.

Hell on earth to work with, given the reverse playing format, but the track is definitely worth it.

Kai Tracid at his best.