Dear valued customer, I hope you will be happy to know that all proceedings of sales of my items will be spent on musical software. Thus by buying from me, you will indirectly fund developers of audio production software.

Money I have received so far have for instance been used to buy software from independent developers like CL-Projects, Synth Magic, BigTick and Homegrown Sounds, too mention just a few.

My main interests lie in new wave/synthpop and ambient-techno, but I listen to all sorts of electronic and progressive music. My favourite records of all time are something like this.
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posted a comment on Orbital - Diversions. about 13 hours ago
I wish they could have included the 1926 remix of Lush as well, that one is rather excellent, and there is space on the CD, it would still be under 74 minutes.
posted a comment on Cocteau Twins - Tiny Dynamine. 7 days ago
BAD 510 + BAD 511, 2 interlinked EPs that basically make up two sides of an album. It is a lot more abrasive and energetic than the album they would release a couple of months later "Victorialand" which is ambient/ethereal. So their sound was evolving... See full review
submitted Various - Tone Science Module No​. 5: Integers And Quotients. 9 days ago
posted a comment on Mick Karn - Titles. 10 days ago
Sadly the b-side of Sensitive single (The Sound Of Waves) was not included on the album. That b-side is excellent and the album is rather short, adding that extra track still would have the album run time under 40 minutes.
posted a comment on The Renegade* Featuring Ray Keith - Terrorist / Something I Feel. 22 days ago
Like Rufige Kru "Ghosts Of My Life", Terrorist borrows from Japan, the opening piano riff is from "Nightporter" (1980).
posted a comment on System 7 - System 7. 23 days ago
Two sides to a story, a bit like Hillage's "For To Next/And Not Or" twin albums, where one features vocals, the other instrumentals. Delete "Freedom Fighters", "Habibi", "Bon Humeur", "Dog" and "Strange Quotations" from the playlist here and what... See full review
posted a comment on Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84). 23 days ago
Celebration of a distant golden summer, so far away yet so close, like waking up from a dream. No doubt Simple Minds magnum opus.
posted a comment on Ung Pike Forsvunnet - Ung Pike Forsvunnet. 24 days ago
A wonderful unique blend of fusion and new-wave played with big energy and heart, mixed with complex sociopolitical lyrics. Anne Danielsen has a fabulous voice. The album is a hidden treasure more listeners need to discover.
posted a comment on Ung Pike Forsvunnet - Uppercut!. 24 days ago
A lackluster follow up to their magnificent debut album. The fusion/prog elements and up-for-it attitude has been lost, this is middle of the road regular pop/rock/new-wave.
posted a comment on Stevie Wonder - Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I. 24 days ago
Wonder had the material to release a new album in 1982, if the 4 new tracks here are combined with the two he co-wrote with Paul McCartney (which was released almost at the same time as 'OM') would add up to an album of almost 40 minutes:

Front Line... See full review
posted a comment on Rhythm Invention - Inventures In Wonderland. 24 days ago
This was one of the last Progressive House releases Warp did before the label went full on IDM. And they went out on a high note, this is a brilliant release, deep, funky and infectious. The only big dud is Quattrocentro with its overuse of "Come On"... See full review
posted a comment on Cirkus Modern - Trøst. 24 days ago
This album stands head and shoulders above whatever else was released as new wave/post punk at the time. A most def listen!
posted a comment on Various - Harthouse Compilation Chapter 6 - Six Flags. 25 days ago
Material from Harthouse HH064 to HH072 (omitting HH065, HH066, HH067, HH070, HH071), and HH 10 008 and 009, as well as HH U.K. 001 CD.
The omission of those numbers in the Harthouse series is a bit of a letdown as several of those 12"s were one-off... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Harthouse Compilation Chapter 4 - Global Virus. 25 days ago
A less comprehensive omnibus collection than the previous volumes in the series. Chapter 4 covers releases on Harthouse from HH041 to HH051, including HHSPECLP005 and the HH10 releases 001 to 003, but does not include material from HH042, HH044,... See full review
posted a comment on Harthouse. 25 days ago
The golden age of HartHouse was 1992-1994, by 1995 the sound du jour was turning away from hard trance to trip-hop and jungle.The label had a massive output, over hundred 12 inchers released in less than five years, 1992-1996.
posted a comment on Jean-Michel Jarre - Amazônia. 26 days ago
I recognize the sound, but I am not sure if this is a sample from Visage, it could be that both Visage and Jarre have been using the same sound source, either an animal/bird sound or sound from an instrument related to the Latin American/Amazonian region ? See full review
posted a comment on Earth Nation - Alienated. 28 days ago
Alienated (Earth Mix) is the very definition of hard trance, totally irresistible! The "guitar" break at 3:15 ushers in the groove!
posted a comment on Paul Oakenfold - Tranceport. 29 days ago
It is interesting how planes/air travel was so prevalent in the artwork of trance back at that time. Here it is plane seat-belts, Sasha/Emerson 'Scorchio' features a vast array of airplanes in a desert airport on the sleeve, and Chicane "Behind the... See full review
posted a comment on Juno Reactor - Beyond The Infinite. 30 days ago
A very up for it almost aggressive album, one can sense the New Wave/Punk roots of Ben Watkins as Samurai is built around A Forest by The Cure. I also dig how they make the bass move in the mix by applying key changes, so often trance tunes just pump... See full review
posted a comment on Odyssee Of Noises - Firedance. about 1 month ago
A classic of the golden trance period, it goes to show how much a groove grows when applying key changes.
posted a comment on Barbarella - The Art Of Dance. about 1 month ago
Compiles all three Barbarella 12 inch singles, plus an added track "The Space Ship".
posted a comment on Various - United Frequencies Of Trance Volume One. about 1 month ago
Really excellent golden age chilled out trance, deep and fulfilling.
submitted An Moku - Less. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Tokyo Ghetto Pussy - Disco 2001. about 1 month ago
Jam & Spoon with tongue in cheek, trying to earn some reddies from the Mark Oh, Scooter etc Happy Hardcore market.
posted a comment on Jam & Spoon - Stella 1999 - 1992 - How Stella Got Her Groove Back. about 1 month ago
How Stella lost her groove, would have been a better title for these lackluster remixes. None of them improve on the original, most of them just turn up the BPM. Tall Paul get fair marks for at least doing something with the bassline.
posted a comment on Mark Broom - Angie Is A Shoplifter. about 1 month ago
AFAIK the first time Booth & Brown did a four to the floor track, nevertheless it is one of the best Ae remixes, if only they could have turned up the volume on the melody a bit more.
posted a comment on Jam & Spoon - Tripomatic Fairytales 2002. about 1 month ago
'Tripomatic Fairytales' 2001 & 2002 was possibly Jam & Spoon's answer to Guns N' Roses 'Use Your Illusions' I & II? I much prefer 2001 to 2002. There is some OK ambient stuff on 2002, but the middle of the road pop vocal songs "The Future In Small... See full review
posted a comment on Hardfloor - Funalogue. about 1 month ago
Interesting that they label it a mini-album, at 33m38s it is as long as many regular album used to be in the 70s and 80s.
posted a comment on Storm - Stormjunkie. about 1 month ago
A fun electronic album from Jam & Spoon, anybody liking their earlier output will be quite pleased with this one.
submitted Benge - Syndrones & Syntones . about 1 month ago
posted a comment on John Digweed - The Winning Ticket. about 1 month ago
Don't know if it is my pressing, but the kick drum is way too loud, the mix lets me down, of this mix I expected subtle progressive house, not the brutality of bang bang four to the floor handbag.
posted a comment on Gescom - The Sounds Of Machines Our Parents Used. about 1 month ago
Go Sheep must be a derailing of Autechre's Basscadet (Tazmx). Go Sheep is like Tazmx played at half speed.
posted a comment on Gescom - C & D. about 1 month ago
Not very crucial listening, sounds for the most part like leftover Autechre tunes, not good enough to fit on their Warp albums.
posted a comment on Psychoheads. about 1 month ago
He basically released one album worth of tracks over five years (1998-2002):

Psychohead
Acid Tey
Fuzz Face
Pods of Psychedlic Brain
Fire and Light
Crazy Raver
Experiment 1
The Alternative Mind Sculpture
Total Madness
Smoking Dope Melts My Mind
Higher... See full review
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 month ago
submitted Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter - Outland. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Anthony Pappa And Rennie Pilgrem - Renaissance Presents... Anthony Pappa And Rennie Pilgrem - Volume Two. about 1 month ago
A superb mix, in particular Pappa's, this is as good as progressive gets
posted a comment on David Morales, Dave Seaman And BT - Renaissance Worldwide: Singapore. about 1 month ago
BT mix: my preference is that 2PC is a good DJ Tool intro, after two minutes now is a good time to mix out of it, but after 4 minutes BT is still playing it, after 6 minutes I am getting rather annoyed, still after 8 minutes he has not yet managed to... See full review
posted a comment on Yes Solos Collection. about 1 month ago
Whoever made these reissues in 2011, must have forgot that Patrick Moraz was still a member of Yes, when he released his solo album "The Story of i" on Atlantic in June 1976. While Jon Anderson, who had left Yes after "Tormato" early in 1980, solo... See full review
posted a comment on Elecktroids - Elektroworld. about 1 month ago
I classify this as electro on downers, it totally lack the fire that made me get into the genre in the first place. Glad I managed to offload the vinyl on somebody else.
posted a comment on Kevin Saunderson - X-Mix - Transmission From Deep Space Radio. about 1 month ago
There is a long sultry intro about being in deep space, to me this mix reminds me of being stuck in a crappy disco. File under boring house.
posted a comment on Richie Hawtin & John Acquaviva - X-Mix-3 - Enter: Digital Reality!. about 1 month ago
The Acquaviva mix is quite superb. He manages to blend the deep and up-for-it rather smoothly, to create a listening experience that is just as well enjoyed at home as a night on the tiles.
posted a comment on Laurent Garnier - X-Mix-2 - Destination Planet Dream. about 1 month ago
A rather excellent deep Detroit techno mix, sadly marred by the inclusion of Robert Armani and Planetary Assault System. What was he thinking including those tracks, they are unfitting to say the least, and destroy the overall flow of the mix.
posted a comment on System7* - Golden Section. about 1 month ago
Quite a disappointing follow up after the excellent Power of 7 album. Far from their golden section, this album feels like a collection of demos thrown together. The sequencing also leaves a lot to desire, for example to try and create that great... See full review
posted a comment on The Chemical Brothers - Leave Home. about 1 month ago
Underworld throwing in everything but the kitchen sink to try and match The Chemical Brothers. Very much a watershed moment.
posted a comment on Underworld. about 1 month ago
What must not be forgotten is that in addition to their own albums, they did masses of remixes for other artists when Darren Emerson was in the band. As far as I can count seeing the credits listed here at Discogs, they produced over 35 remixes during... See full review
posted a comment on Spicelab. about 1 month ago
The 8 remixes Spicelab has done for other artists, would sit well together on 1 CD compilation, too bad it have not been released:

Sven Vath - Ritual Of Life (The Spicelab Mix)
Sven Vath - An Accident In Paradise (Spicelab Remix)
Taucher & DJ Koma -... See full review
posted a comment on L.S.G.. about 1 month ago
According to credits LSG has done 8 remixes in total, too bad they haven't been compiled on 1 CD compilation:

Art Of Trance - Kaleidoscope (L.S.G. -Oliver Lieb- Remix)
Transa - Prophase (L.S.G. Remix)
Moby - James Bond Theme (Moby's Version) (Oliver... See full review
posted a comment on Funkopath - Skwirm / Skweel. 2 months ago
Excellent EP by Guthrie, as the label says "all boundaries are illusions". I think he has sampled The Orb's Close Encounters at the end of Skwirm.
posted a comment on Off And Gone - Everest. 2 months ago
Excellent break driven trance, a brave move by Eye Q branching out into new territory, too bad it was too soon, this kind of sound would be championed at the very end of the 90s, by that time Eye Q had gone bankrupt.