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Soul/Swingbeat/Detroit Techno/Euro-Disco/New Wave/Hi-NRG/Synth-Pop/Italo-Disco/Pop Rock/Downtempo/80's House/Blue-Eyed Soul/New Beat/Minneapolis Sound/R'n'B/AOR/Berlin-School/80's Techno/New Romantic/Electro/Power Pop/Retrowave/Northern Soul/Europop/Ska/80's Acid/City Pop/Funk/Sophisti-Pop/Post-Disco/Chicago House/Video Game & Anime Soundtracks From Series I Enjoy/Industrial/Glam/Southern Soul/Disco/Post-Punk/Dance Pop/New Jack Swing/Chiptune/Freestyle/Electro-Pop/Boogie devotee; 70's/80's music lover; audiophile

Mostly collects obscure Synth-Pop/New Wave maxi singles (prefer 12 inches over albums); also tries to avoid generic love songs

Current equipment:

Turntable: U-Turn Orbit Plus (no pre-amp built-in)
Cartridge: AT-OC9XSL
Preamp: Schitt Mani
Studio Monitors: Focal Alpha 65
Headphones: Focal Clear Professional (open-back)
ADC: Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 MK2
Ripper: VinylStudio Pro

Avie by Japanese artist Samtoonee

Recent Activity

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Midge Ure
posted a comment on Midge Ure. 11 months ago
Why is there no biopic of this man's life yet? His career has been SO fascinating, no one needs to make up or embellish anything!
Best Maxi European Dance Music
posted a review of Best Maxi European Dance Music. about 1 year ago
FYI: This series sucks; too many pops & clicks, sometimes skips in the audio
Destiny's Child - Bootylicious
posted a comment on Destiny's Child - Bootylicious. about 1 year ago
Lol I agree with ya'. I hated DC back in the day and hate them even now..."Survivor" is still one of the worst ever hit songs.
Rusty Egan - The Twilight Zone
posted a comment on Rusty Egan - The Twilight Zone. about 1 year ago
You don't listen to B sides? Lol c'mon dude... (at least 10 words)
Blancmange
posted a comment on Blancmange. about 1 year ago
These two are circling the drain with these crappy recent albums...they reeeeally oughta retire. And I thought modern day Depeche was terrible...
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
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ヒューマン・リーグ* - Dare! = ラヴ・アクション
posted a review of ヒューマン・リーグ* - Dare! = ラヴ・アクション. about 1 year ago
Imma be honest here.. .although I rated this LP four stars, I've never been too keen on this album. This seems like the work of posers; it's too..."affected", for lack of a better word. You could say the same thing about Visage, but at least they had... See full review
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YMO* - BGM
posted a comment on YMO* - BGM. about 1 year ago
The song Cue is a total rip-off of Ultravox's Passionate Reply.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
Ultravox - Lament
posted a comment on Ultravox - Lament. about 1 year ago
The Special Mix for White China is exclusive to this CD - I think. Anyone know if it's the same as the 1984 Razormaid version? I doubt it, but...
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
Various - Electronic
posted a comment on Various - Electronic. about 1 year ago
Agreed. These labels own so many tracks & yet on these comps they give us the same old shite.
Cetu Javu
posted a comment on Cetu Javu. about 1 year ago
Uhhhh no, you don't know jack crap. It's called Germanic synth-pop from 1984 to '89. Other artists include Hubert Kah & Alphaville. Do a little research before you yell "rip-off"
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
posted a review of New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle. about 1 year ago
IMHO, as a synth-pop devotee, I don't really like this 12" at all...it's nothing special. Overrated!
Orient Express - Dreamer
posted a review of Orient Express - Dreamer. about 1 year ago
Expensive AF but actually worth the price; both sides are solid gold
Seona Dancing - More To Lose
posted a review of Seona Dancing - More To Lose. about 1 year ago
I hate Ricky Gervais, but this song is sweet. Vocals sound like trying to rip off Richard Butler and failing though.
posted a review that has since been deleted. over 2 years ago
Scott Marlowe - Living In Chinatown
posted a comment on Scott Marlowe - Living In Chinatown. over 2 years ago
I concur that this is a rip-off of Send Me An Angel.
Eve (6) - Razzle Dazzle
posted a review of Eve (6) - Razzle Dazzle. over 2 years ago
Overall melody of this song is ripped off from "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club...still catchy though.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 2 years ago
Various - Euro Disco - The Lost Legends Vol. 1
posted a review of Various - Euro Disco - The Lost Legends Vol. 1. over 2 years ago
I dig this series. So many rare gems and not loudness warr'd like an official release would be.
Duran Duran - Faster Than Light
posted a review of Duran Duran - Faster Than Light. over 2 years ago
I think the sound quality is great for a damn near 40 year old recording, not a soundboard but close! The cover of "Tell Me It's Just A Rumour Baby" is cool. This is also available on Hammersmith Odeon July 1981 alongside a BBC Transcription Services recording.
Depeche Mode - Spirit
posted a review of Depeche Mode - Spirit. over 2 years ago
Terrible album; every song is bland and lacks energy or good composition. Where are the cuts like "See You" or "Get The Balance Right"? Martin needs to relearn what a "melody" is. F++++
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New Order
posted a comment on New Order. over 2 years ago
What is this, some rant at everyone for not being seers to know he would kill himself? Ian is long gone, dude.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 2 years ago
Various - Electrical Language (Independent British Synth Pop 78-84)
posted a review of Various - Electrical Language (Independent British Synth Pop 78-84). over 2 years ago
Great compilation...or, it would be, if the dynamic range wasn't destroyed...
Interface (4) - Plastic Age
posted a comment on Interface (4) - Plastic Age. over 2 years ago
Holy shit, those lyrics are borderline dystopian! (at least 10 words)
Martin L. Gore - Studio-Tapes
posted a review of Martin L. Gore - Studio-Tapes. over 2 years ago
Really like Violence. Wish it would get an official re-recording.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 2 years ago
National Pastime - Built To Break
posted a comment on National Pastime - Built To Break. over 2 years ago
Yo dude thanks for replying! Actually, I only found out about you guys thanks to extensive research on New Wave bands back in the day. I got a promo Japanese copy of your LP way back then and liked it when I was in Kyoto; never saw you live or... See full review
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First Affair - Blue Tears
posted a comment on First Affair - Blue Tears. over 2 years ago
Hey, if you can release the songs without getting into trouble with Polydor that'd be swell.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 2 years ago
Bobby O* - Perception Of One
posted a review of Bobby O* - Perception Of One. over 2 years ago
Yeesh. What happened to Bobby? This is almost as bad as that time when he attacked evolution. Every song is a skip.
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Ultravox - Vienna
posted a review of Ultravox - Vienna. over 2 years ago
This CD has a rather annoying fuzz, like sourced from a damaged analogue master, in the background. It's loud enough to be distracting.
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Sparks - Terminal Jive
posted a review of Sparks - Terminal Jive. over 2 years ago
For me the best Sparks album. Every song dances on the line between disco & post-disco sweetness. Young Girls is a gem of a tune.
Naked Eyes - Burning Bridges
posted a review of Naked Eyes - Burning Bridges. over 2 years ago
Emotion In Motion is a masterpiece of New Wave songwriting that has helped me though some dark periods in my life.
Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire
posted a comment on Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire. over 2 years ago
Pretty sure there's no such thing. (At least 10 words must be entered)
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Silent Circle - Touch In The Night (Crash Version)
posted a review of Silent Circle - Touch In The Night (Crash Version). over 3 years ago
Yah, 'tis a masterpiece right here. Original is better than the remix however. At least you get a dub version.