Styles I love:

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

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

And some others...
Steely Dan (The pinnacle of music!), Art Pepper, Miles Davis, Led Zeppelin, Ed Motta, Fela Kuti, Bark Psychosis, Tomasz Stanko, Jon Hassell, Herbie Hancock, The Necks, Nik Bartch's Ronin, Terry Callier, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Patrice Rushen, Pat Metheny, Tatsuro Yamashita, DOOM (R.I.P), Q-Tip, Tindersticks, Talking Heads, Charles Lloyd, Marcos Valle, Eberhard Weber, Pages...

I believe music should be paid for. I like CDs! I don't like streaming!

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Dialed - dials and tribulations
posted a review of Dialed - dials and tribulations. 1 day ago
A truly outstanding IDM release that channels the spirits of The Black Dog and Plaid into the timeless now. Sometimes powerful beats, warm enveloping synths and inspired melodies continually evolve. Every track offers new ideas, yet it hangs together... See full review
Makoto Matsushita - First Light
posted a review of Makoto Matsushita - First Light. 4 months ago
The slick and sophisticated sound of early 80s Japan and one of the great city pop albums. You hear elements of west-coast jazz-rock, disco and soul blended in a beautifully cohesive flow. A great mix of more up tempo tracks and and more languid... See full review
Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto - Vrioon
submitted Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto - Vrioon. about 1 year ago
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Lone (2) - Always Inside Your Head
submitted Lone (2) - Always Inside Your Head. about 1 year ago
Carlos Niño & Friends - More Energy Fields, Current
submitted Carlos Niño & Friends - More Energy Fields, Current. about 1 year ago
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra - Promises
posted a comment on Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra - Promises. over 2 years ago
Ignore the vinyl pressing bores and discover the music. Sam Shepherd staking his claim as a modern compositional genius. A masterwork of light and dark, sound and silence, built around a deceptively simple, repeating refrain that seems to blend harp,... See full review
Komarebi - Nebulous
submitted Komarebi - Nebulous. over 2 years ago
Biosphere - The Senja Recordings
posted a comment on Biosphere - The Senja Recordings. over 3 years ago
I was travelling in Norway when I heard about this album. Even though it was summer, when you get north of the Arctic circle things start to become otherworldly. The light has a subdued quality. The landscapes have stark, dramatic and unspoilt beauty... See full review
The Greg Foat Group - Cityscapes / Landscapes
posted a comment on The Greg Foat Group - Cityscapes / Landscapes. over 3 years ago
For some reason this absolute corker has slipped under the radar. There are heavier fusion sounds to be found in the first half of the album before the second moves into beautiful spiritual vibes. Plenty of memorable melodic hooks and changes in pace.... See full review
submitted RATGRAVE - Rock. over 3 years ago
Beatrice Dillon - Workaround
posted a comment on Beatrice Dillon - Workaround. over 3 years ago
Please in the name of sweet Jesus release this on Compact Disc!!!
Gabriel Le Mar - Among Trees I Want To Live
posted a comment on Gabriel Le Mar - Among Trees I Want To Live. over 4 years ago
I'm a Gabriel Le Mar newbie, starting with this and what an introduction! His talent here is to cohesively blend so many influences together. Deep techno, IDM, dub and even a touch of trance which brings a slightly psychedelic vibe. Gabriel is clearly... See full review
Main Source - Breaking Atoms
posted a comment on Main Source - Breaking Atoms. over 5 years 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?
Al Jarreau - Breakin' Away
posted a comment on Al Jarreau - Breakin' Away. over 5 years 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... See full review
Jonson - P_Composing
posted a comment on Jonson - P_Composing. over 5 years 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
DJ Assault - The Ass-N-Titties EP
posted a comment on DJ Assault - The Ass-N-Titties EP. over 6 years ago
The best review on Discogs. I very nearly wet myself.
Yagya - Stars And Dust
submitted Yagya - Stars And Dust. over 6 years ago
Ed Motta - AOR
posted a comment on Ed Motta - AOR. over 6 years 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
Monolake - VLSI
submitted Monolake - VLSI. over 7 years ago
Steven Julien - Fallen
submitted Steven Julien - Fallen. over 7 years ago
Autumn Of Communion - Polydeuces
submitted Autumn Of Communion - Polydeuces. over 7 years ago
Art Pepper - Thursday Night At The Village Vanguard
posted a comment on Art Pepper - Thursday Night At The Village Vanguard. over 8 years ago
When you consider the lifestyle that Art led, 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... See full review
Pan•American - 360 Business / 360 Bypass
posted a comment on Pan•American - 360 Business / 360 Bypass. over 8 years ago
This is an absolutely masterful and unique take on dub techno that avoids all of the clichés often heard in that genre. The well judged use of live instrumentation and the occasional voice gives it a warm, organic sound that makes for a comforting... See full review
Autumn Of Communion - Autumn Of Communion 5
submitted Autumn Of Communion - Autumn Of Communion 5. over 8 years ago
Slam - Reverse Proceed
submitted Slam - Reverse Proceed. over 9 years ago
Masters At Work - House Masters
posted a comment on Masters At Work - House Masters. over 9 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
The Future Sound Of London - Environment Five
submitted The Future Sound Of London - Environment Five. over 9 years ago
Application (2) - System Fork
submitted Application (2) - System Fork. over 9 years ago
Dave Clarke
posted a comment on Dave Clarke. over 9 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.... See full review
Move/D* - The Silent Orbiter
submitted Move/D* - The Silent Orbiter. over 9 years ago
Eliane Elias - I Thought About You
submitted Eliane Elias - I Thought About You. over 9 years ago
The Necks - Sex
posted a comment on The Necks - Sex. over 10 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.
Drumcell - Sleep Complex
submitted Drumcell - Sleep Complex. over 10 years ago
The Necks - Open
posted a comment on The Necks - Open. over 10 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
Carl Craig - Masterpiece: Created By Carl Craig
posted a comment on Carl Craig - Masterpiece: Created By Carl Craig. over 10 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
Art Pepper - Thursday Night At The Village Vanguard
submitted Art Pepper - Thursday Night At The Village Vanguard. over 10 years ago
The Black Dog - Tranklements
submitted The Black Dog - Tranklements. over 10 years ago
Art Pepper - Friday Night At The Village Vanguard
submitted Art Pepper - Friday Night At The Village Vanguard. over 10 years ago
Art Pepper - Saturday Night At The Village Vanguard
submitted Art Pepper - Saturday Night At The Village Vanguard. over 10 years ago
John McLaughlin And The 4th Dimension - Now Here This
submitted John McLaughlin And The 4th Dimension - Now Here This. over 11 years ago
Levon Vincent - Fabric 63
posted a review of Levon Vincent - Fabric 63. over 11 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. ... See full review
Dave Angel - X-Mix-4 (Beyond The Heavens)
posted a comment on Dave Angel - X-Mix-4 (Beyond The Heavens). over 11 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... See full review
Tindersticks - The Something Rain
posted a review of Tindersticks - The Something Rain. over 11 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,... See full review
Thomas Fehlmann - Good Fridge. Flowing: Ninezeronineight.
posted a review of Thomas Fehlmann - Good Fridge. Flowing: Ninezeronineight.. over 11 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
bvdub - Resistance Is Beautiful
posted a comment on bvdub - Resistance Is Beautiful. over 11 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
Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
posted a review of Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve. over 11 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... See full review
Patrice Rushen - Straight From The Heart
posted a review of Patrice Rushen - Straight From The Heart. over 11 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
Klute - Music For Prophet
posted a review of Klute - Music For Prophet. over 11 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... See full review
Water Borders - Harbored Mantras
posted a review of Water Borders - Harbored Mantras. over 11 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... See full review