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posted a review of Jake Schrock - Tropical Depression. 9 days ago
So dope! One of my fave instrumental synth albums. Quality vibes for days. At the 5:13 mark on Tropical Depression, when it's 2am in the city on the high way, you're going to press onto the gas pedal a little more as you blaze by the neon lights.
posted a comment on Prefuse 73 - The Failing Institute of Drums & Other Percussion. 10 days ago
Don't understand the average review score of 3.5. This is impressive atmospheric beat work. It's almost like Nicolas Jaar decided to make a beat tape. Some of Scott Herren's best work to my ears.
posted a comment on Itabashi Fumio Trio* - Toh. 2 months ago
This is so sick, I could barely make it to 10 words. Just a beast of an album. Needs reissued nowsers.
posted a comment on Takeo Moriyama - Smile. 2 months ago
Need badly. Repress, repress, repress, repress, repress, repress, repress. Do it.
posted a comment on Takeo Moriyama - Smile. 2 months ago
Would rather have this than East Plants. It cooks with serious heat. Both need reissued. The drum solo on Exchange is just wow. Puhleeeeazzzz repress this.
posted a comment on Antal* - Altered Soul Experiment Vol 07. 3 months ago
Sure wish another repress would happen. This is so good.
posted a review of opinion (3) - YT. 3 months ago
This is just top notch long-form ambient. I'm not going to give some silly pseudo-academic attempt at describing this. What this does, especially Kansas—my gawd, Kansas, yes—is remove you from wherever you are and put you in a different place. It's... See full review
posted a comment on Ben Bondy - Sibling. 10 months ago
Some late 90s, early 2000s IDM / glitch vibe going on here to my ears, even if that was not the intention. Good, but prefer Ulla's softer, less angular sounds.
posted a comment on CS + Kreme - Snoopy. 11 months ago
I know it's a vulgar complaint. Quite so. Still, I buy plenty of imports for middle-aged music weirdos and none has cost me $42.
posted a comment on CS + Kreme - Snoopy. 11 months ago
With no US distribution partner for Trilogy, it's $42 (includes shipping) for a USA buyer. WTF is up with the price on this "double LP" that is only 49 minutes long? I lust after it badly, but what am I missing here?
posted a review of D.K. (10) - Live At The Edge. about 1 year ago
Loooooove it. In the same general vein as the Good Morning Tapes release, but without the ancestral homage (an homage that I can't get enough of). Can't tell how much is improvised or not from the liners, but if this was improvised, holy cow. A+, D.K.!
posted a comment on Ulla* - Tumbling Towards A Wall. about 1 year ago
@ shakemake and walkingtrees, the Pontiac Streator tape put out by Lilerne Tapes is sooooooo good.
posted a comment on Ulla* - Tumbling Towards A Wall. about 1 year ago
With no US distribution, I'll be paying crazy prices no matter what. Bummer.
posted a comment on juneunit - juneunit. about 1 year ago
This is a wonderful release. The music is gorgeous. Incredible that it is a debut. On the same level, IMO, with another full length debut, Colonial Patterns, and we all know how that guy's career has turned out. I do not listen to house music and... See full review
posted a comment on Natsukashii - Driving East. about 1 year ago
Thanks so much for the heads up, volotom. I slept on the tape and bought the vinyl reissue without delay from Séance Centre after reading seeing your comment. Such a lovely album.
posted a comment on Drew McDowall X Hiro Kone - The Ghost Of Georges Bataille. about 1 year ago
Great vibes. I could do without the absurdly pretentious and pointless title of the EP, though.
posted a comment on John Coltrane - The Complete Nights Of 1-2 November 1961. about 1 year ago
Very sadly, probably burned up in the Universal Studios fire.
posted a comment on Bill Evans Trio* - Switzerland 1975. about 1 year ago
Hard to believe there's no vinyl press for this yet. Somebody make it happen. Just really lovely stuff.
posted a comment on Bill Evans - Some Other Time (The Lost Session From The Black Forest). about 1 year ago
Is this really not going to be repressed? Give me a break, Resonance.
posted a comment on Unknown Artist - Divine Light. about 1 year ago
I cannot begin to describe how stunning this mix is. If the DJ/selector is out there...if you read this...more please. MORE I say! I was able to spot Joanna Brouk, La Monte Young (I think) and a loop Huerco S with some delights added over the top... See full review
posted a comment on The John Coltrane Quartet - The John Coltrane Quartet Plays. about 1 year ago
"They just really can't keep up." Really? Really?
posted a comment on Joanna Brouk - Hearing Music. about 1 year ago
It is to your great detriment to blow off Numero Group due to this one pressing. Most of their vinyl is top notch, dead quiet, and the catalogue speaks for itself.
posted a comment on Ulla Straus - Big Room. about 1 year ago
Outstanding release. Pulls from a wide palette of electronic and ambient influences. As ambient, you should be able to ignore it, but the compositions are so well thought out and executed and packed with such lovely details, that it is hard to... See full review
posted a comment on Alice Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Sanders And Joe Henderson - Ptah, The El Daoud. about 1 year ago
Who in the hootenanny is in charge of vinyl reissues at Impulse / the Alice Coltrane estate? Repress already, you dullards! It's absurd!
posted a comment on Gramm - (Personal_Rock). over 2 years ago
I own Personal Rock on the OG vinyl. ;-) But, if it has that bonus track from Japan on it, I'll be plunking don dollars for the reissue.
posted a comment on X.Y.R. - El Dorado. over 3 years ago
I realize it is churlish to complain about this, but why in the world did 12th Isle not do a double LP and include ALL the tracks?
posted a comment on Various - bblisss. over 3 years ago
Indeed, darklands. They are shipping me my copy as I type this. My subwoofer and I are very excited.
posted a comment on Various - bblisss. over 3 years ago
*Pumps fists*
Yes, a little bird just tweeted the same thing in my ear. Very pleased about it.
posted a comment on Various - bblisss. over 3 years ago
My fault for poor wording. Boomkat does not charge $35 for shipping. It would cost $35 total. The complaint is that if there is no US distribution partner for the release, those of us Stateside have to suffer (1) the exchange rate (pound and euro are... See full review
posted a comment on Various - bblisss. over 3 years ago
Hi JCB91,
I know Boomkat will happily ship to the US, but do they have a stateside distribution partner? Because if not, we in the USA will have to pay $35. Copies of the black vinyl (white sold out) up for sale all over the UK and Europe, but... See full review
posted a comment on Various - bblisss. over 3 years ago
Someone please tell me there's going to be US distribution for this. Paying $35 for it to ship from Boomkat is not a happy circumstance.
posted a comment on Various - bblisss. over 3 years ago
Someone please tell me there's going to be US distribution for this. Paying $35 for it to ship from Boomkat is not a happy circumstance.
posted a comment on Pontiac Streator - 180's Choice. over 3 years ago
If interesting in selling, please contact me. Word Word Word
posted a comment on X.Y.R. - Quiet Time. over 3 years ago
IMO, every bit as good as the Huerco S tape on Quiet Time, and probably XYR's best to date. A serious tropical meditation with pulsating synth bass that propels the track from start to finish and carries you the distance. Got it on repeat.
posted a comment on Eternal Champion - The Armor Of Ire. over 3 years ago
Looks like an homage to Conan the Barbarian to me...hard to hate on it...
posted a comment on Dave Holland Quintet - Extended Play. over 3 years ago
Why in the hootenanny does ECM not release stuff on vinyl for that matter? I would FREAK OUT if I could get Extended Play on vinyl. Agree: this album is a MONSTER. That Billy Killson drum solo in Juggler's Parade makes me lose my mind every time I... See full review
posted a comment on Sam Kidel - Disruptive Muzak. over 3 years ago
To be fair, all of this stuff is ultimately a total rip-off of Eno who ripped off lord-knows-who. Just enjoy it.
posted a comment on uon - uon. over 3 years ago
It's a winner. I loved me some Pole and (early) Deadbeat back in the day. This strikes me as an evolution and improvement on that sound.
posted a comment on Sleep - The Sciences. over 3 years ago
Uhhhhh, you can just go to Third Man Records, the label distributing it, and order it for $30. These price gougers ought to be banned from the marketplace.
posted a comment on Huerco S. - For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have). over 3 years ago
Repress out in USA in April 2018 according to at least one vendor.
posted a comment on Don't DJ - The Essence Of Our Being Is To Overcome It. over 3 years ago
Probably the EP title and song titles. They reference Deleuze. Which is gross. But I do love Don't DJ.
posted a comment on Huerco S. - For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have). over 3 years ago
Anyone have word on when the repress will be released through a vendor/distributor in the United States?
posted a comment on Don't DJ - Authentic Exoticism. over 3 years ago
Forced Exposure says a repress is coming its way as well. So, not only can shysters, to use the American sobriquet, take a walk, there is in addition no need for North American residents to pay import shipping. Unless of course you cannot wait for... See full review
posted a comment on Pendant (2) - Make Me Know You Sweet. over 3 years ago
For US buyers, Forced Exposure still has some. Many and big shall the tears be when the stock runneth dry. Tarry not, dear friends. 😀
posted a comment on Rehash. over 4 years ago
If you love Endtroducing, then their whole damn discography is required. I am not trying to belittle Rehash by comparing them to DJ Shadow of the Endtroducing era. I'm just telling you that if you have often felt disappointed that there is not more... See full review
posted a comment on S U R V I V E* - LLR002. over 4 years ago
Sheesh. Let's get a repress of this out, already.
posted a comment on Villalobos* - Alcachofa. over 4 years ago
It is utterly absurd that no label has stepped up to reissue Alcachofa on vinyl that includes Y.G.H., What You Say, and Fool's Garden. 4x12 would be fine by me. Make it happen.
posted a comment on Gaussian Curve - The Distance. over 4 years ago
Agree. I hear more depth in the second release. That does not make the first chopped liver, but I like the second LP more.
posted a review of Stan Douglas - Luanda-Kinshasa. over 4 years ago
How is it that we only get four cuts? This is some of the most beastly jazz-fusion-funk I have ever heard. Be aware that these are 45rpm platters. The sound quality is beyond reproach. About 28 minutes total or 7 minutes per side. Hopefully the... See full review
posted a comment on Alice Coltrane - Eternity. over 4 years ago
Los Caballos is a frigging monster without genus or comparison. Listen without delay.