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, particularly one-and-done singles & albums

All-time musical orgasm is New Wave with emotional and/or depressing lyrics

Current equipment:

Turntable: Technics SL-1500
Cartridge: AT-OC9XSL
Studio Monitors: Focal Alpha 65
Headphones: Focal Clear Professional (open-back)
ADC: Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 MK2
Ripper: VinylStudio Pro

Important note to sellers: Please provide images of the LP/CD I am purchasing if I request them
Recent Activity
posted a review of Various - Euro Disco - The Lost Legends Vol. 1. 13 days ago
I dig this series. So many rare gems and not loudness warr'd like an official release would be.
posted a review of Duran Duran - Faster Than Light. about 1 month 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.
posted a review of Depeche Mode - Spirit. about 1 month 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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posted a comment on New Order. about 1 month ago
What is this, some rant at everyone for not being seers to know he would kill himself? Ian is long gone, dude.
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posted a review of Various - Electrical Language (Independent British Synth Pop 78-84). about 1 month ago
Great compilation...or, it would be, if the dynamic range wasn't destroyed...
posted a comment on Interface (4) - Plastic Age. about 1 month ago
Holy shit, those lyrics are borderline dystopian! (at least 10 words)
posted a review of Martin L. Gore - Studio-Tapes. 2 months ago
Really like Violence. Wish it would get an official re-recording.
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posted a comment on National Pastime - Built To Break. 2 months 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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posted a comment on First Affair - Blue Tears. 2 months ago
Hey, if you can release the songs without getting into trouble with Polydor that'd be swell.
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posted a review of Bobby O* - Perception Of One. 3 months ago
Yeesh. What happened to Bobby? This is almost as bad as that time when he attacked evolution. Every song is a skip.
posted a comment on Naked Eyes - The Best Of Naked Eyes. 3 months ago
This comp is the only non-loudness war'd release of this group on CD.
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posted a review of Ultravox - Vienna. 3 months 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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posted a review of Sparks - Terminal Jive. 3 months 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.
posted a review of Naked Eyes - Burning Bridges. 3 months ago
Emotion In Motion is a masterpiece of New Wave songwriting that has helped me though some dark periods in my life.
posted a comment on Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire. 3 months ago
Pretty sure there's no such thing. (At least 10 words must be entered)
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posted a comment on Prince And The Revolution - Kiss. 4 months ago
Any more bassless hit singles, or this is the only one?
posted a comment on Aretha Franklin = アレサ・フランクリン* - A Rose Is Still A Rose = ア・ローズ・イズ・スティル・ア・ローズ. 4 months ago
Vinyl repress with less compression would be nice... (at least 10 words)
posted a review of Silent Circle - Touch In The Night (Crash Version). 4 months ago
Yah, 'tis a masterpiece right here. Original is better than the remix however. At least you get a dub version.
posted a review of Lift Up - Diamonds Never Made A Lady. 4 months ago
Far better than the original IMO. MT makes my nonexistent dick limp but this cover doesn't.
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posted a comment on Depeche Mode - A Clean Break. 4 months ago
Sound quality is great on tracks 1 to 9 and terrible on tracks 10 to 13.
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posted a comment on Britney Spears. 5 months ago
Agreed. I highly enjoy serious music like Gang of Four & Joy Division...but I still dig Britney. She's fun.
posted a review of P!NK - Get The Party Started. 5 months ago
Great single, but the word "ass" is censored to "ends".
posted a comment on Madonna - Borderline. 5 months ago
It doesn't. The dub mix is LP exclusive me thinks.
posted a review of The Human League - Open Your Heart / Non-Stop. 5 months ago
Non-Stop sounds like a mecha anime opening from 1983. (10 words)
posted a review of Grace Jones - Private Life / She's Lost Control. 5 months ago
This version of She's Lost Control by JD is something else - not in a bad way. Worth a listen.
posted a review of Madonna - Holiday. 5 months ago
Amazed no reviews for this yet. I un-ironically think this is one of the best pop songs ever made. The composition, the instruments (especially that cowbell...lel), the cheerfully upbeat vocals by Madonna...just a masterpiece. The perfect tune to perk... See full review
posted a comment on Duran Duran. 6 months ago
John Taylor has recovered from COVID-19! 🥰 10 words words
posted a comment on Joy Division - Closer. 6 months ago
Thanks my fellow human 🤗 10 words words words words
posted a comment on Funkytowngrooves. 6 months ago
PSA: All their remasters are loudness war'd! (At least 10 words)
posted a comment on The Human League - Don't You Want Me. 6 months ago
PSA to those who claim this song is sexist: The male vocalist is not supposed to be identified with.
posted a comment on Billy Joel - Quizá Tengas Razón = You May Be Right. 6 months ago
Another artificially made by stitching together parts of the song "extended version".
posted a comment on The Knack (3) - My Sharona (Long Version). 6 months ago
This is an artificial extended version made by cobbling various elements of the 5 minute original together.
posted a review of Joy Division - Closer. 6 months ago
Yesterday, my Mum got on my case for not listening enough to black music. This album is a good example of why modern-day identity politics is BS. The songs on this LP, especially Isolation, resonate with me, and many other people, regardless of race,... See full review
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