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posted a comment on Boards Of Canada. 1 day 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). 4 days 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. 8 days 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.
posted a comment on Alex Fergusson - Stay With Me Tonight. about 1 month ago
That little synth at the end of Stay With Me Tonight, so teasing! It sounds like there was more to this track, but then faded out.

Maybe Daniel Miller has an unedited version? Who knows.

The b-side is a nice instrumental, kinda like a pure synth-pop ... See full review
posted a comment on Tiga - You Gonna Want Me. about 1 month ago
Nah mate, he was inspired by Infiltrate 202 by Altern 8. Didn't you read spiers69's comment below?

By the way, did you actually suggest that Tiga has never heard of Candi Staton?

posted a review of Data (2) - Elegant Machinery. about 1 month ago
It's a nice enough pop album, but veers dangerously close to MOR in a lot of places.

Of course, being 1985 it has all the "tech-tech-technology" bells & whistles in the production (which can sound so cheesy) too.

It kinda sounds like a standard pop LP ... See full review
posted a review of Tiga - Always. about 1 month ago
Sublime Acid House with a razor sharp edge.

Whoever Tiga works with on a track, be it Jesper Dahlbäck, Soulwax, Jori Hulkkonen or (in this case) Paranoid London, you can always just tell the Tiga touch.


On the b-side is a remix by Moffa & ... See full review
posted a review of The Days - Herz Aus Stahl. about 1 month ago
Outstanding Synth-driven NDW pop.

We start of with the title track Herz Aus Stahl (Heart Of Steel), and it provides the perfect introduction.

Zippy rhythm, sparkling synths, sharp guitars, New Wave female vocals (in German of course).

Schizophren ... See full review
posted a comment on John Carpenter - Assault On Precinct 13. about 1 month ago
No problems on the a-side with my copy.

Some rather irritating surface noise on the right channel along with quite a few pops & clicks on the b-side though.
posted a review of Various - Music From Belgium. about 1 month ago
Absolute Body Control's Final Report is an absolute beast.

Coming across something like breakcore vs. minimal synth (at 33rpm), it's truly unique.

The vocal samples are executed superbly. The production is sharp, to the point. The vibe is synthetic, ... See full review
posted a comment on Essential Logic - Music Is A Better Noise. about 1 month ago
Music Is A Better Noise is a sublime mixture of punk attitude & disco groove.

Lora's vocals go from demanding & aggressive to uplifting & angelic.

It's a superb track.
posted a review of Kirlian Camera - Edges. about 1 month ago
The b-side is less of a dub and more a mix of random ideas, thrown together at the same tempo.

It sounds like Angelo messing around on his synths, which is actually pretty cool.

But don't expect an instrumental of the a-side!
posted a review of Praga Khan & Jade 4 U* - A Spoonful Of Miracle. about 1 month ago
You have not lived until you have heard the cover version of I Will Survive.

I mean, who hasn't wanted to hear one of the all-time Disco anthems in an aggressive Rave style?

Hmm, yeah.

Top marks for the mix of Injected With A Poison though, a ... See full review
posted a comment on Keen K / Infinity Night - Split Dimension 1. about 1 month ago
These Radio Cosmos records can be bought online at

I bought this and Split Dimension 2 for 11 Euros each.

Mint condition.

Don't pay the inflated prices you may see here.
posted a review of Virtual Reality (10) - Make Some Noise. about 1 month ago
Yeah, totally underrated track.

Full-on Anasthasia / Frequency riffs over dangerous breaks, along with a dark atmosphere.

Mix 2 (the b-side) is a straight 4/4 Techno version of the a-side, but also with a more polished production.

Both mixes are ... See full review
posted a review of ADULT. - Hand To Phone. about 1 month ago
I wish they had made a picture sleeve for this. The label artwork is fantastic, it really encapsulates the Electroclash era.

Very much like the New Romantics in the early '80s, where aesthetics were paramount.

What about the music? Who cares.

...I'm ... See full review
posted a review of The Object - La La Dee. about 1 month ago
Judging the sleeve alone, you'd be forgiven for thinking this was some '91 Piano cheese.

Quite the opposite, it's a clever little Techno stomper. Yeah, it's got that Crystal Waters sample, but this is totally aggressive.

The main riff is your typical ... See full review
posted a review of Condor. about 1 month ago
Outstanding work from Stephan Bodzin for this Condor project.

You don't have much to search for, just 4 singles and a small amount of remixes (mainly for Aurora), but the quality is exceptionally high.

Highlights? Well all four singles are pretty ... See full review
posted a review of Various - From Bromley With Love. about 1 month ago
This could do with a 2xLP reissue. Do the original master tapes even still exist? No point making a reissue from the vinyl, 9 tracks per side so dynamics squeezed to death.

So many great tracks here, plenty to enjoy for fans of Minimal Synth / Synth Pop ... See full review
posted a review of Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks. about 1 month ago
After originally wanting this back around the end of October, I was told that the copies were all sold and that I'd have to wait until the start of December for the repress.

Well, I guess they got the repress done a bit sooner than expected because my ... See full review
posted a review of HH* - ICE EP. about 1 month ago
Absolute classic Trance that still holds up today. Deep, spacey ambience brings you into an atmospheric drop, and a sublime melody carries you along the way.

Unlike the typical "hands in the air" approach around this time, this track grows and evolves ... See full review
submitted The Long Blondes - Five Ways To End It / Fulwood Babylon. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on The Human League - A Very British Synthesizer Group. about 1 month ago
Any owners wish to comment on the quality of the DVD? 45 video tracks seems like quite a lot, are there any compression artifact issues?
submitted The Human League - A Very British Synthesizer Group. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Wishdokta - Evil Surrounds Us. about 1 month ago
Proper 'ardkore business from the golden age of UK rave.

Heavy sub-bass, cheeky samples, in-yer-face Belgian Techno riffs, tight breakbeats, u know the score!
posted a comment on Siouxsie And The Banshees* - The Scream. about 1 month ago
A very harsh "remaster", actually quite difficult to listen to (especially on headphones).

Stick with the original LP (convert it to digital yourself if you need it on the go), or if you want a clean digital version you could try an earlier CD ... See full review
posted a comment on Future State (2) - Future State. about 1 month ago
Lordtiton: "Everybody cares about new remixes, remakes and edits adding extra value to the original which makes the italo fans happy."

Well, not everybody. In fact, I would go further and suggest that the majority of Italo fans don't want any ... See full review
posted a comment on Mozaic - Nothing In The World. 2 months ago
As usual, Motiv 8 brings the ONLY mix worth playing. The 90's Bobby O?
posted a comment on Public Art - River. 2 months ago
Very catchy & cool Eurodance track with similarities with Culture Beat (obviously).

Highly recommended.
posted a comment on Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again (Split Mix). 2 months ago
What? Check your system, this orange press sounds perfect to me.
posted a review of Yves Deruyter - Back To Earth. 2 months ago
Surprising that there's been no reviews of this after 16 years.

The Rave mix is, as the title suggests, an aggressive onslaught (but not to the point of overload).

Some very unique percussive elements bring the track into an evil rasper of a bassline. ... See full review
posted a review of Arctic Quest - Raygun. 2 months ago
Under My Skin is the winner here, with a mesmerizing melody and smooth production. It's not going to set any dancefloor alight, but it's 100% respectable and is a great example of decent early 2000-era Trance.

If only Mesh had of been asked to do a ... See full review
posted a review of Queen - Princes Of The Universe. 2 months ago
Quite possibly one of the most epic songs of all time.
posted a review of Team Deep - Morninglight. 2 months ago
Morninglight is indeed a superb track. When I first heard it I was 100% convinced that it was a M.I.K.E. production, but of course I was wrong!

I'm not sure if Mike was heavily influenced by this track or not, but I don't know many actual Dierickx ... See full review
posted a review of U96 - Das Boot 2001. 2 months ago
The Cosmic Gate remix certainly has their classic sound of this period, but they sadly do not use the melody in the main sections. They opt for a more rough remix, concentrated on a basic rave riff rather than the actual Das Boot melody (which is only ... See full review
posted a review of Chase - Music Is My Life. 2 months ago
A quality Progressive House classic from '93, which clearly borrows some influence from Don't You Want Me.

Hey, it's Italian. It's what they did back then. Music Is My Life is a superb track, regardless of the shameless plagiarism.
posted a comment on Vincent De Moor. 2 months ago
I think Vincent is just spending some time recharging his batteries, and hopefully he will return soon with some proper trance just like Shamu, Green Heaven, Sunflowers, Flowtation, Fly Away, Night Express 2000...

Too many to mention.

If he is tired of ... See full review
posted a review of Aurora - Hear You Calling. 2 months ago
Steve Helstrip's En Motion remix is one of those forgotten gems of the '99 Golden Age Of Trance™.

Pure hands-in-the-air euphoria, with a thumping PvD style production.

Also check Truth, it's pretty much the same thing but without the singing (for ... See full review
submitted Gener 8 - Love Power. 2 months ago
posted a comment on LFO (2). 2 months ago
While it's totally true that Paul Hardcastle had first claim to "LFO" with his 1988 album The Acid Mixes Vol. 1, it strikes me as less than a coincidence that he decided to resurrect the name two years later with some bleep techno (after the success of ... See full review
posted a review of Blow - Cutter. 2 months ago
Pure 'ardkore from Altern 8, nasty breaks and even nastier riffs. They even throw in the Anasthasia / Frequency stab halfway through!

Sounds like it was produced on an Amiga 500+ around the back of a Stafford chippy at lunchtime, and all the better for ... See full review
posted a comment on Cindy Ecstasy. 2 months ago
Hey onelittle, perhaps you can clear something up for me regarding Cindy.

Everyone seems to say she was a New York club kid, yet on record she has a pure London-centric accent. No hint of American tinge whatsoever.

So what's up with that?
posted a review of Cindy Ecstasy. 2 months ago
Cindy had such a unique voice. Serious, commanding, sexy yet also capable of delicacy.

Her work with Soft Cell is legendary, but also check out her awesome single Shake It Right (produced by Cabaret Voltaire).

I have no idea what happened to her after that ... See full review
posted a comment on Altern 8 - Full-On Mask Hysteria (Remastered Edition). 2 months ago
Sorry to hear that windowlicker79. You would think that Bleep would have more appropriate packaging.

Although, I think this is somewhat typical of ordering directly (instead of from sellers on Discogs & eBay).

No feedback system, so no real need to ... See full review
posted a comment on SSQ - Playback. 2 months ago
What's up with the version of Walkman On on this reissue?

It's got distinctly different synths. Definitely not the same mix as featured on the original LP (both Enigma & EMI versions).

Calling our resident SSQ expert ShampooCell, can you shed some ... See full review
posted a comment on Brand Image - Are You Loving?. 2 months ago
@ puffketeer, yes I noticed that too.

It makes you wonder, did Dark Entries do the unthinkable and use a CD rip instead of sourcing the original tapes?

Calling heroinface, any info on this matter?
posted a comment on Musix - Do Ya See The Light. 2 months ago
Just found out about this one, you're totally right. 100% classic M.I.K.E. sound.

Just a pity they put the vocal version on the a-side. My god (no pun intended) it is awful.

"Cybertrance" (what I like to call Mike's style) does not sit well with some ... See full review
posted a review of Steve Baker - Welcome To The 21st Century. 2 months ago
The A-side Extended mix has rather amateurish production values, but it comes across as cute rather than poor. Where this mix really fails is in excitement.

It tries to go down the epic 10-minute journey route (popularised by Taucher at the ... See full review
posted a comment on Hélicon* - You ... See. 2 months ago
Yes, the labels are reversed on my copy too! Seems like a pretty common "problem".
posted a comment on Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II. 2 months ago
"Repressing a triple LP isn't exactly a cheap thing to do, not mentioning the artwork, jackets etc."

Warp did it with Geogaddi, and I would imagine there is enough interest & demand for a legit SAW II repress to warrant a similar reissue.

It's bound ... See full review