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submitted Robert Holmes (6) - Different Dwelling. about 11 hours ago
posted a comment on Jean Michel Jarre* - Waiting For Cousteau. 7 days ago
@ adiscombug: I saw Jarre last week in Montreal and he used Waiting For Cousteau here too, around 24 years after your concert in London!

It's a great choice for a warmup track. People who don't know it don't mind (it's just background music before he ... See full review
posted a comment on Joy Division - Closer. 13 days ago
"Atrocity Exhibition" is quite apt for the sleeve of this release.

Collectors will buy any old shite, won't they?
posted a comment on Soviet - We Are Eyes, We Are Builders. 16 days ago
This album is crying out for a vinyl pressing, and all we get is a limited run of 250 tapes?

Sort it out, Soviet! Get on the phone to Medical Records LLC pronto.
submitted The Long Blondes - Sampler. 16 days ago
posted a comment on Kebu. 20 days ago
So I guess that this guy makes what you would call "Space Synth"?

That's the closest thing I can think of, those old 80's artists like Laserdance who had a kinda Italo Disco rhythm but were instrumental with very Jarre-esque melodies.
posted a review of Bogart (9) - En Cas D'Urgence. 21 days ago
A decent album of fast paced late 80's tracks, synth-heavy and with plenty of drive.

Standout tracks include En cas d'urgence, Rumeur & Rêve, which stylistically have a bit in common with A-Ha. Of course the difference here is a female vocal, and she ... See full review
posted a comment on Lene Lovich - Flex. 21 days ago
Gold promo stamps on sleeves do not actually equate to Promo copies.

For an item to qualify as Promo, the information needs to printed directly on the item (sleeve, labels) as a part of the original design. Basically, as part of the original process and ... See full review
posted a comment on Radiohead - Kid A. 22 days ago
Yeah just another positive report for the "Made In The EU" version. A fantastic pressing, richly dynamic.

A quick A/B comparison with my original Kid A 10" was actually quite impressive. The original 10" copy sounds superb of course, and it has ... See full review
submitted Infinity Night - Eternal Love. 22 days ago
posted a review of Caspar Pound Feat. Plavka - Liquid Love. 22 days ago
Very classy Trance with a progressive edge. It may be from '99 and it may have a hands-in-the-air riff, but it still manages to sound credible (unlike so many '99 era tunes).

Full credit to the legend that was Caspar Pound. We all thought Rising High ... See full review
posted a comment on The Durutti Column - The Return Of The Durutti Column. 26 days ago
It's a free market mate, sellers are free to ask a price that they see fit.

If buyers choose that price continually, then that's the going market rate. If nobody buys it at their price, then yeah they're overpricing. But who cares?

They're stuck with ... See full review
posted a comment on Vitalic Feat. Mark Kerr - Use It Or Loose It. 26 days ago
I don't mind the vocals that much, but thankfully there's also an instrumental available.

Vocals or not, this is a great track. Typical inspired melody from Vitalic.

I'm almost temped to dock this release 1 star for the misspelling of "Lose" though. ... See full review
posted a review of Various - 7" Up!. 28 days ago
A fantastic little compilation, full of songs that I personally had never heard before. You never got these on Radio 1 during the afternoon!

Musically, they range from Punkish aggression to Electronic minimalism, but they all hold a certain quirkyness ... See full review
submitted The Long Blondes - Someone To Drive You Home (Album Sampler). 28 days ago
posted a review of Oxia Vs The Hacker - GoodLife EP. about 1 month ago
As a fan of The Hacker since around 2000, I'm ashamed to admit I have never heard The Last.

I think I always got it confused with Nothing Lasts (The Remixes).

Well, I just stumbled upon a copy of this Goodlife EP today and my word am I glad!

The Last is a dark, ... See full review
posted a review of Yves Deruyter - To The Rhythm. about 1 month ago
M.I.K.E. once again proves best choice of remix.

He starts things off pretty minimal, indeed you could mix into the first half of the track without clashing.

But then, after the first drop, he introduces a throbbing electro bassline which really ... See full review
posted a comment on Black Sabbath. about 1 month ago
Mate, you need to stop copying reviews from other people and passing them off as your own work.

It's not acceptable.
posted a review of Alice Deejay - The Lonely One. about 1 month ago
One of those tracks that you can play in a Tech Trance (or even pumping Techno) set, and people will be guaranteed to come up and ask you what it is.

A solid, thumping rhythm with a dark acidic bassline growl away until the 2 minute mark. Then what can ... See full review
posted a review of Urban Hype - Sycopath. about 1 month ago
Industrial Evolution is a straight '91 UK Techno track, with a tasty rasping riff and tight percussion.

It also has plenty of melodic flourishes, which were typically absent from contemporary Belgian releases of the same period. Not to suggest this is ... See full review
posted a review of Solitary Dancer - Dualism. about 1 month ago
Pretty dark & sinister stuff on the a-side, kinda reminds me of Visonia and The Hacker. Plenty of atmosphere.

I prefer Emails 2 Myself (featuring Marie Davidson from Essaie Pas), though. It's got a great Shari Vari style synth line and a ... See full review
posted a comment on The Mackenzie - Brain Killer. about 1 month ago
"The rest of the EP is an example of the kind of stuff that gives the police a reason to invade house parties, and why noise abatement orders got given to people having Barbeques. It sums up perfectly the kind of techno that the general public think ALL ... See full review
posted a comment on Best Record Italy. about 1 month ago
@ SHODAN_2114: I understand. I am a massive fan of Dark Entries, but I have read reports that Spacer Woman is not the best pressing.

I hope to secure copy of that original 12" soon, to do a side-by-side comparison. It won't be cheap, but I'm ... See full review
posted a review of Z100 - Testa Don't Stop. about 1 month ago
This track was massive in the UK. Northern English, Scottish & Northern Irish DJ's championed this tune and to this day it's fondly remembered.

It has a unique mixture of classy progressive with peak time club sound, so everyone could appreciate it. Not ... See full review
posted a comment on Best Record Italy. about 1 month ago
Do they make a habit of using vinyl rips? I don't mind that practice if it's mentioned, but their reissue of Future State is clearly a vinyl rip and they do not mention it.

Or is that what you mean by "faithful", in that they simply record the original ... See full review
posted a comment on Hurricane (3) - Power To Jump. about 1 month ago
Have you seen how much it's sold for in the past year mate? We're talking £50 for a NM copy.

That's called supply & demand, nothing to do with what you personally think it's worth.
posted a review of Aki - Tokio's. about 1 month ago
Incredible that this track hasn't got a review!

This is absolute peak-time mid-80's Italo Disco. Every single thing you want or can think of is here.

A strong, solid rhythm. Massive, booming percussion. Slightly odd lyrics. Epic SFX. Memorable chorus. ... See full review
submitted Solitary Dancer - Solitary Dancer. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Lee Marrow Feat. Charme - Try Me Out. about 1 month ago
The Corona version is the one that got worldwide fame, but this original mix is pretty awesome too.

It's got a more clubby house vibe (less Eurodance), but it still rocks along very nicely.

The vocalist is very good indeed, and there's even some ravey ... See full review
posted a comment on Mr. Oizo - All Wet. about 1 month ago
Wonderful album full of pleasant sounds to nod your head to.

I especially enjoy No Tony ("No pizza today, no English today") and Your Liver ("Give me your liver, and I'll give you my heart").

However, the version of Hand In The Fire sucks balls on this ... See full review
posted a review of Stratosferic Band - Splashdown. about 1 month ago
Very cool Space Disco, which is "inspired by" Magic Fly.

...let's be honest, it's a complete ripoff.

Hey, it's Italian. What do you expect?
posted a review of Francesco Zappalà - No Way Out (Hard Core Remix). about 1 month ago
Some pretty nice remixes here. The "Hard Core" Remix is a valiant attempt by the Media crew to replicate some of the UK rave sound, so there's actually some breakbeats and fake scratch effects.

Even still, the production is of course top notch. The main ... See full review
posted a review of P.W.M. - Are You Ready To Move. about 1 month ago
Stick with the Church Mix for a cheese-free blast of oldschool hardcore techno. "Big fish little fish" rave riffs, tight percussion, an angry bassline and of course plenty of whistles!

The Techno Mix on the a-side is very similar, but with a more ... See full review
posted a review of Delkom - Superjack. about 1 month ago
What a strange track. The first thing you notice is the most striking: No kick drum!

No, it doesn't come in halfway through. There is no kick drum.

Musically it's a quirky little House track, yet very German in style. Quite melodic too, but ... See full review
posted a review of Jones & Stephenson - The First Rebirth. about 1 month ago
First of all, 5 Stars simply for having EVERY SINGLE MIX on one release. I don't think anything has been left off.

Next, 5 Stars for the simply beautiful new "Eyem Not So Evident" remix. I've got to be honest, I have no idea who this remixer is. ... See full review
posted a comment on Future State (2) - Future State. about 1 month ago
It's nothing new. Have you seen the reviews for Archivio Fonografico Moderno?

You may as well just download the illegal mp3. In fact, sometimes I wonder if that's where some labels get their vinyl rips from...
posted a comment on Future State (2) - Future State. about 1 month ago
markwzero: Yes it is a vinyl rip. When you put the stylus on this new reissue (before the music plays), it is nice and silent.

Then, one second before the track starts, you can hear a fadeup which includes vinyl surface noise.

Go on, put your ... See full review
posted a comment on Moogwai. about 1 month ago
My personal top 5:

05. The Labrynth (Part One)
04. Poltergeist - Vicious Circles (Moogwai Remix)
03. Ayu - Unity (Moogwai Instrumental)
02. DuMonde - Tomorrow (Moogwai Remix)
01. Viola
posted a review of V-Three - Resistance. about 1 month ago
Zuluu is a nice enough track, but you can't help but think it just sounds too similar to Oliver Lieb's Quantensprung (as well the early sound of Moogwai).

Of course it's a polished L-Vee production so we'll let it slide.
posted a comment on K.L.J. - Saddam. about 1 month ago
This track seems to be a bit of a bizarre curiosity, mainly due to the cover art and chanted chorus.

I see people asking frequently about the lyrics (which I never found online) so I spent 20 minutes trying to decipher them.

This is by no means ... See full review
posted a review of Eddie Halliwell - Next Level Bosh!. about 1 month ago
Available now as unmixed tracks alongside Eddie's mix on Junodownload.

I just wanted to grab the clean, digital copy of Hands Up. At last! A clean, digital copy (not a vinyl rip)!

Guess what?

It's compressed to FUUUUUUUUUUUCK.

Headphone users may ... See full review
posted a review of Gigi D'Agostino - Noise Maker Theme 2000. about 1 month ago
The DJ Ahead remix hasn't dated well at all. It's got that turn-of-the-millennium cheesy commercial Hard Trance vibe, much like 666 & Brooklyn Bounce.

Thankfully the sublime '94 original is included on the b-side, which just demonstrates the difference in ... See full review
posted a review of Tom Wilson - Tom Wilson's Tartan Techno 2. about 1 month ago
A bit of a misleading title, as only Q-Tex represent Scotland (on the first CD). Also, I haven't double checked but I'm sure a lot of the tracks on CD 1 were already released on previous Tom Wilson compilations.

Hey, at least CD 2 represents Scotland ... See full review
posted a review of A Homeboy, A Hippie & A Funki Dredd - Turbulence Remix. about 1 month ago
Some proper evil oldschool here with the Revelations Dettro Mix.

Darkcore bizness.
posted a review of Dilemma (2) - Erase Your Mind. about 1 month ago
Let's be honest, what could you pick off the shelf in 1990 that sounded ANYTHING like Erase Your Mind ?

Welcome to the 90's. We hope you enjoy your stay...
posted a review of The Deadkirks - Let's Make Some Fuckin' Noise. about 1 month ago
Let's Make Some Fuckin' Noise is a dark, angry, dirty beast of a tune.

As the Pet Shop Boys said, this is definitely Music For Boys. No room for smooching or hand-holding here!

Just get ready to go spastik, wave your hands in the air like a loon, and ... See full review
posted a comment on Todd Terry. about 1 month ago
Full respect to a guy from New York for helping to inspire European Techno.

Shit like A Day In The Life & Can You Feel It helped shape European rave music.

Innovator and legend.
posted a review of Army Of Lovers - Crucifixion (Paul Dakeyne Remixes). about 1 month ago
Full-on hands in the air Rave anthem material!

Don't pay attention to the original, Paul Dakeyne basically takes some vocal samples and creates his own tune.

Definitely one for fans of Praga Khan, The Rhythmic State etc. Pure XTC guaranteed!

And hey, ... See full review
posted a review of The Ambassador - Communism Is Gone. about 1 month ago
Communism Is Gone has got some bad rep, probably due to the whole "James Brown Is Dead" thing.

But in itself, it's a decent enough track. Sure, the riff is a little cheesy, but it mixes well with the bassline and there's plenty of imagination in the ... See full review
posted a comment on Daily Fauli - Fauli Til Dauli. about 1 month ago
Word of mouth has it that 500 copies were pressed, of which very few sold.

God knows how many were destroyed.

What happened to that proposed Minimal Wave reissue?