Musical loves:

techno, jazz, ambient, deep house, IDM, drum n bass, dub techno, electro, soul, quality hip-hop, world music, a little rock and blues.

Some electronic faves...
Move D, The Black Dog, Plaid, Monolake, Biosphere, FSOL, Jeff Mills, Thomas Fehlmann, Cristian Vogel, Demdike Stare, Masters at Work, Dan Curtin, Autechre, Rod Modell/Deepchord, Underground Resistance, Moodymann, Robert Hood, Drexciya, LTJ Bukem, Pete Namlook, Mick Chillage, Klute, Yagya, 2562, Fila Brazillia, Underworld...

And some others...
Steely Dan, Art Pepper, Miles Davis, Led Zeppelin, Ed Motta, Fela Kuti, Pat Metheny, Tomasz Stanko, Marcin Wasilewski Trio, The Necks, Nik Bartch's Ronin, Terry Callier, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Patrice Rushen, Roots Manuva, Public Enemy, DOOM, Q-Tip, Tindersticks, Talking Heads, Charles Lloyd, Ruben Blades, Marcos Valle, Pages...

I believe music should be paid for and that CDs are the finest format yet invented. Never used Spotify. Never will!
Recent Activity
posted a comment on Main Source - Breaking Atoms. 5 months ago
A great example of a bunch of people who seem more interested in pressing details than the actual music. Have you people tried stamp collecting?
posted a comment on Al Jarreau - Breakin' Away. 7 months ago
This is Al at his unique, fun, funky and sophisticated best. You sense he and all of the musicians enjoyed this session immensely. Great selection of songs that exude character and individuality. The archetypal West Coast R&B album informed by the jazz ... See full review
posted a comment on Jonson - P_Composing. 8 months ago
I guess you could call this ambient techno. It's a smooth relaxing listen but most of the tracks feature percussion. He has a great talent for melodies some of which are worthy of the likes of Plaid. A warm and soulful vibe pervades the whole album. A ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Assault - The Ass-N-Titties EP. 11 months ago
The best review on Discogs. I very nearly wet myself.
submitted Yagya - Stars And Dust. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Ed Motta - Aor. about 1 year ago
Of all his albums this is the one that Ed pays the most obvious homage to his (and my) favourite band - Steely Dan. It's a joyous, extremely well produced set of album orientated rock. A misnomer of a term if you ask me. This is music that blends jazz ... See full review
submitted Monolake - VLSI. about 1 year ago
submitted Steven Julien - Fallen. over 2 years ago
submitted Autumn Of Communion - Polydeuces. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Art Pepper - Thursday Night At The Village Vanguard. over 2 years ago
When you consider the lifestyle that Art lead, the hardcore drug abuse, the incarcerations and chaos it was perhaps miraculous that he was even alive in the late 70's. Not only was he alive but he was producing some of the finest live jazz ever recorded. ... See full review
posted a comment on Pan•American - 360 Business / 360 Bypass. over 2 years ago
This is an absolutely masterful blend of dub techno and post rock that avoids the clichés often inherent in both genres. The well judged use of live instrumentation and the occasional voice gives it a warm, organic sound that makes for a comforting late ... See full review
submitted Autumn Of Communion - Autumn Of Communion 5. over 3 years ago
submitted Slam - Reverse Proceed. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Masters At Work - House Masters. over 3 years ago
These 4 CDs contain some of the finest house music ever made. Yes, virtually all of it has been released before but surely anyone buying the package will know that. I only have a minority of the tracks on CD so this is an outstanding release for me. ... See full review
submitted The Future Sound Of London - Environment Five. over 4 years ago
submitted Application (2) - System Fork. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on Dave Clarke. over 4 years ago
I totally agree with your comments. I have always been more into him as a DJ than a producer, although I love many of his 90's productions. I think he deserves real credit for championing the real electro sound at a time when it is largely ignored. Take ... See full review
submitted Move/D* - The Silent Orbiter. over 4 years ago
submitted Eliane Elias - I Thought About You. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on The Necks - Sex. over 4 years ago
Agreed. I picked up a copy at one of their concerts last night having only just discovered the band. Truly hypnotic, beautiful and unique music which I can't recommend highly enough.
submitted Drumcell - Sleep Complex. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on The Necks - Open. over 4 years ago
I recently discovered The Necks after a recommendation here on Discogs. They take elements of minimalism, jazz, ambient and more to create something truly unique. On Open, their 17th album, just like Miles Davis they create a tapestry where the space ... See full review
posted a comment on Carl Craig - Masterpiece: Created By Carl Craig. over 5 years ago
The Masterpiece series has already featured some DJ legends flexing their musical knowledge across 3 CDs. Gilles Peterson, Francois K and Andrew Weatherall amongst them. Carl Craig is certainly a name to measure up against those luminaries so I was ... See full review
submitted Art Pepper - Thursday Night At The Village Vanguard. over 5 years ago
submitted The Black Dog - Tranklements. over 5 years ago
submitted Art Pepper - Friday Night At The Village Vanguard. over 5 years ago
submitted Art Pepper - Saturday Night At The Village Vanguard. over 5 years ago
submitted John McLaughlin And The 4th Dimension - Now Here This. over 5 years ago
posted a review of Levon Vincent - Fabric 63. over 6 years ago
Levon Vincent seems to have taken elements of Techno, Deep House, Ambient, Bass music put them into the mixer and produced a sound which is genuinely new. This mix certainly avoid falling into any obvious categories - there is innovation on show. The ... See full review
posted a comment on Dave Angel - X-Mix-4 - Beyond The Heavens. over 6 years ago
I have to agree with the other reviewers. This is one of the finest techno mix CDs ever, maybe the best. At this point in the mid-nineties there were so many artists at the peak of their game. A fairly even balance of American and European producers, ... See full review
posted a review of Tindersticks - The Something Rain. over 6 years ago
Tindersticks are a total one off. Unique. They often got termed an 'indie' band by lazy journalists but their sound bears no relation to the sea of banality and conformity that makes up most of the indie scene. No other band could take jazz, chamber ... See full review
posted a review of Thomas Fehlmann - Good Fridge. Flowing: Ninezeronineight.. over 6 years ago
Listening to this album is an almost disorientating experience, such is it's musical scope and vision. Fehlmann clearly has a wide and varied taste in music and brings a dizzying array of sounds into this release while somehow making it work as a ... See full review
posted a comment on bvdub - Resistance Is Beautiful. over 6 years ago
It is fair to say that 2011 has been a prolific year even by Brock's usual standards. I have seen the odd descenting voice complaining that Bvdub albums were becoming too formulaic or even boring and maybe that carried some truth. Resistance is ... See full review
posted a review of Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve. over 6 years ago
My main musical interst has always resolved around electronic music and then expanding into Jazz and Soul. I used to be anti-Rock on principle, maybe out of tribal loyalty from being a raver in the early nineties when most of the kids at school were into ... See full review
posted a review of Patrice Rushen - Straight From The Heart. over 6 years ago
Patrice Rushen's career began young. She released her first album at 20 and was quickly recognised as being an outstanding keyboardist. She was known as a Jazz-Funk artist early on but before long moved towards sophsticated, funky R&B on which she ... See full review
posted a review of Klute - Music For Prophet. over 6 years ago
In terms of the most consistent and outstanding producers in Drum n Bass no one touches Klute. This is his 6th album and the 4th in a row to be a double album. It's also on of his best. As usual the first disk is all about Drum n Bass. Klute's tracks ... See full review
posted a review of Water Borders - Harbored Mantras. over 6 years ago
On a recent trip to New York I visited the city's finest independent record store, Other Music. The staff there know their stuff and recommended this album noting influences including Coil and various artists on Hyperdub, which seems like a pretty good ... See full review
posted a comment on Grace Jones - Hurricane - Dub. over 6 years ago
When Grace Jones returned with her first album in almost 20 years with Hurricane I passed it by. How many artists return with great albums after such a hiatus? It was only when this edition with the dub version was released that I decided to get a copy. ... See full review
posted a comment on DeepChord Presents Echospace - Liumin. over 7 years ago
I would usually avoid reviewing an album which has already received so many great reviews but it is rarely that an album comes along that has such an impact on me as Liumin. The Coldest Season was not particularly innovative but was produced to such a ... See full review
posted a comment on Autechre - Oversteps. over 7 years ago
On the pre-release for this album almost all of the discussion about Oversteps was positive. Something that is pretty rare for a band that has always divided opinion. The comments suggested that they had produced a more accessible album, more melodic ... See full review
posted a comment on Consequence (6) - Live For Never. over 8 years ago
It's always a pleasure when an unknown artist comes out of nowhere with a stunning debut. This one on dBridge's superb Exit label is one of those. While it may get pigeonholed as Drum n Bass, in truth it is an expertly handled collision of IDM, ambient ... See full review
posted a comment on Steely Dan - Aja. over 8 years ago
How do you describe Steely Dan? The fact is that no other band sounds like them. Are they are a Jazz band? Rock? Soul? Certainly they are a studio band, known for their unstinting quest to produce perfect records even if that meant repeating a musical ... See full review
posted a comment on Monolake - Silence. over 8 years ago
A new Monolake release is always one of those must buy records. No need to listen to samples or read reviews because, technically at least, Robert Henke is one the the finest producers in electronic music. This one has been a long time coming as Henke ... See full review
posted a comment on Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti. over 8 years ago
I took a long time to pick up on Led Zeppelin but this was the first album I bought and it is without doubt my favourite of their first 6 albums all of which are recognised as classics. The first disk is pretty much relentless hard rock with a heavy ... See full review
posted a review of Laurent Garnier - Tales Of A Kleptomaniac. over 9 years ago
I have regarded Laurent Garnier as one of the best DJs in the world for about the past 15 years. There are very few other DJs who have been able to acheive such a level of success while playing such an eclectic selection of music. As a producer Laurent ... See full review
posted a review of Move D / Namlook - Move D • Namlook XVIII: Sexoid. over 9 years ago
It really is amazing that despite these guys prolific work rate they continue to produce albums of such an amazingly high standard. I have followed Move D since the mid nineties but have always found Namlook's work hit and miss so I'm a recent convert ... See full review
posted a review of Joris Voorn - Balance 014. over 9 years ago
It has been a few years now since Richie Hawtin dropped his first DE9 mix which represented a significant step forward for the art of DJing. Taking loops and samples from dozens of tracks and creating something entirely now from the result. You might ... See full review
posted a review of Alva Noto - Xerrox Vol.2. over 9 years ago
Make no mistake this record is a landmark release in the history of electronic music. At times I have felt that many of the releases on Mille Plateau and now Raster-Noton have been experimental at the expense of being musical. When electronic music ... See full review
posted a review of Robert Hood - Deep Concentration: The Grey Area Mix. over 9 years ago
This ultra limited mix from Robert Hood, all signed by the man himself, is the finest Techno mix CD I have heard since Francois K's 'Masterpiece'. The fact that there is no track listing only adds to the mistique but I recognised tracks by Patrick ... See full review
posted a review of 808 State - ex:el. over 9 years ago
Back in 1991 just as the Rave scene was really taking hold I found myself too young to get into the clubs so the only way to get a fix on what was going on was on pirate radio and mix tapes. One weekend at a house party there were a bunch of older lads ... See full review