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posted a comment on Bonnie Prince Billy* - "Best Troubador". 14 days ago
It's an okey album but I'd rather hear original music from Bonnie. His own stuff is more interesting than a bunch of already existing songs. Big part of Merle Haggard was his voice and Bonnie's voice is nothing like it. Here Bonnie is a bit lost. I don't ... See full review
posted a comment on ATB - neXt. 29 days ago
Over-energetic. Over-compressed. Over-bright. Distorted. Nasal. Filtered. Recycled radio pop. It could have been good but ATB - you simply over-did it. Sad this has happened. There's all these familiar ATB sounds and melodies but it's hard to enjoy it ... See full review
posted a comment on Livingston Taylor - Safe Home. 3 months ago
Surprising record. Very good and spacious sound. Has a co-singer on the album named Chelsea Berry. She's good and complements Livingston's rather "seasoned" vocals. The arrangements are all fine. Beautiful piano and guitar playing. The album sounds as if ... See full review
posted a comment on Spyra - Requiem - Eine Musik Für Den Herrenabend. 6 months ago
It's a very nice album. The concept is bit of an oddity. It might be an art project or something else entirely. It basically says it's music for a bachelor dinner party. All the info is in German language that you can find about it. Anyway, it's a full ... See full review
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posted a comment on Sly & Robbie - Rhythm Killers. 10 months ago
Amazing record. Very unique. Perfects it's style of hardcore dance dub or what ever it is. My favourite Sly & Robbie. 5/5
posted a comment on Bob Andy - Freely. 10 months ago
Why so low ratings? This was my favourite reggae album during the 90's and I tried a lot of 'em. Bob was so positive in his singing and voice. Got to give this 4/5 atleast.
posted a comment on Jean-Michel Jarre. 11 months ago
When I think of Jarre, I notice that he made his first 10 albums using analog synthesizers with the traditional mixing desk, tape recorder, effect box approach. These albums were done in the 70's, 80's and 90's, see below.

Deserted ... See full review
posted a comment on Jean-Michel Jarre. about 1 year ago
What a joke. Pierre Schaeffer the father of musique concrete was French. Decades before any of these that you mention. Your idea of electronic music is pop music!
posted a comment on Ian Van Dahl - Lost & Found. about 1 year ago
Absolutely. I found this just as good as the first album. The energy, passion and positivity is something you don't encounter often. It all works so well but you need to like euro trance ofcourse. 4.5/5
posted a comment on Ian Van Dahl - Ace. about 1 year ago
Love it. There is so much energy, passion and positivity in this music. Underrated because people think it's just simple and easy pop trance. It's not easy to do it however - so that it works well - for an entire album. It's exceptional achievement even ... See full review
posted a comment on Stephanie (2) - Besoin. about 1 year ago
Yes! This album is so much fun. So innocent. I can't possibly say it's great music but there's another quality to it. She's a Princess and she's doing this for fun with her musician friends. She's young and full of life! It succeeded outstandingly and ... See full review
posted a comment on Autechre - Amber. about 1 year ago
Classic 90's IDM ambient kling-klang album. Made before everything started sounding too digital and teeny-poppy. This sounds more analog, mature and doesn't overtry. It progresses slowly and has a unique artistic vision of "non-music". 5/5
posted a comment on Beck - Sea Change. about 1 year ago
Not a fan of Beck but this one - woaah - amazing! Loved it. It's a singer-songwriter album with beautiful instrumental renderings. Perfect album. Can't say the same about Morning Phase - that was overly crafted, wary and boring. Sea Change is 5/5.
posted a comment on Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree. about 1 year ago
I don't care about the other electronica Goldfrapp albums but this one is totally different. It's more singer-songwriter album. Amazing and perfect. Absolute classic. 5/5
posted a comment on ATB - Addicted To Music. about 1 year ago
Amazing album. I have to give it 5/5. Listened through it 30+ times when it was new. Very weird but beautiful style.
posted a comment on ATB - Contact. about 1 year ago
Damn it's beautiful. The best ATB album. I got rid of half of the tracks on disk A as I don't like radio-teen-pop but the rest is golden. Disk B is all instrumental and just amazing. 4.5/5
posted a comment on Armin van Buuren - Club Embrace. about 1 year ago
Wow. Half of tracks are incredible. I like the rest aswell but I'm too familiar with a lot of 'em as those are remixes of old State of Trance tracks. This is so amazing. It has nothing to do with the Embrace album which was pretty darn awful. 5/5
posted a comment on Carly Simon - Into White. about 1 year ago
Most incredible album. Leaves me speechless. The best from Carly. 5/5
posted a comment on Kate Taylor - Fair Time!. about 1 year ago
I like it. It's a bit rootsy country-style and mature. A bit too mature for me :) 3.5/5
posted a comment on Kate Taylor - Beautiful Road. about 1 year ago
I'll just leave a quick shout. Great record. Absolute gem. Get it. 4.5/5
posted a comment on Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene 3. about 1 year ago
One thing 99.9% of people don't realize is that this album, like all Oxygene albums, were done in a six week period. The idea of the series is; what can be accomplished in a short period of time. That's why the albums are not perfect. There's a deadline ... See full review
posted a comment on Tyrant (8) - Too Late To Pray. about 1 year ago
Not many know this obscure death metal band but they have one absolutely fantastic song - The Valley of Death. When I heard this song as a 15yo kid it was like nothing I had heard ever before. It sent me to another world. Did not like the rest of the ... See full review
posted a comment on Jean-Michel Jarre - Electronica 2 - The Heart Of Noise. about 1 year ago
There was plenty of rap in Zoolook and Revolutions already. I really don't think the 80's, 90's and 00's Jarre albums were any better than Electronica 1 & 2. Many were worse than these two. It's just nostalgy when people refer to the golden oldies. ... See full review
posted a comment on Slusnik Luna - Aamukaste 5AM - The Chillout Collection. about 1 year ago
Nice chillout album from Niko (also known as Strobo / Stellar) and his buddy Niklas (aka Nugget). Unfortunately their only full length album. I'm listening it once more and it sounds pretty good. Has a lot of variance in tracks. It's all melodic and ... See full review
posted a comment on a-ha - Stay On These Roads. about 1 year ago
For me this is the best A-ha album. Perfect pop album for the yuppie era of late 80's. Pure genious. Superb tracks. Perfect singing. It's pop music alright. It's not meant to be taken very seriously but it's tremendous fun and gives you chills. ... See full review
posted a comment on Jean-Michel Jarre. about 1 year ago
I don't agree because techno / rave / trance / drum and bass, and other electronic dance music developed from disco, funk, soul, electronic acts like Kraftwerk, Claus Schulze, Brian Eno and others. That was in the 70's and before. Jean Michel was just ... See full review
posted a comment on Spyra - Future Of The Past. about 1 year ago
Long sound painting of electronic waveforms, sequences and rhythms. Ethereal and tranquil music. Paints a picture of a desolate cloudy world lacking of light. Maybe an abandoned industrial city where everything is grey and stays still. Or maybe it's ... See full review
posted a comment on Der Spyra* - Headphone Concert - Little Garden Of Sounds II. about 1 year ago
This is a live set played by Spyra and friends. It's very improvisational almost jazz. It lacks a bit in form though. People play synths and guitar / bass on top of it. It has good sound quality just like a studio recording. Nice addition - it's ... See full review
posted a comment on Spyra - Gasoline 91 Octane. about 1 year ago
Fine album that you can listen to multiple times - but it does leave you a little bland afterwards. It lacks that "great idea" or theme that would give it a character. Now it's just a collection of fine electronic tracks that are quite versatile in ... See full review
posted a comment on Livingston Taylor - Bicycle. about 1 year ago
Well-crafted album of rocky and electric-sounding tracks in a 90's contemporary style. Has a fine set of songs like the excellent Olympic Guitar instrumental, Liv's signature track Boatman, sweet-sounding Looking To Love and the alternative Last Letter. ... See full review
posted a comment on Livingston Taylor - Blue Sky. about 1 year ago
Great album but unfortunately the mixing engineer has done a lousy job here. Very boomy and compressed mix that's impossible to fix afterwards. All I could do was to cut below 20hz to remove some of that massive low energy in the sound and boost the ... See full review
posted a comment on Spyra - Meditationen. about 1 year ago
Fine album from Spyra in the same style as SeQuest - though a little more tranquil. For anyone who likes classic ambient synthesizer style. 4/5
posted a comment on Spyra - Staub. about 1 year ago
It's a fine sequencer album done mostly using vintage synths and modern computer equipment. It represents a new direction for Spyra and I'm glad he's found it and continues on this amazing journey in Berlin School style. Very melodic and raw. It's quite ... See full review
posted a comment on Livingston Taylor - Snapshot - Live At The Iron Horse. about 1 year ago
This and Unsolicited Material are very funny and delighting live recordings of Livingston Taylor. In short - quirky music like only Livingston Taylor can do and top notch audio quality. Hard to find but worth the effort. 4/5 for Snapshot. 5/5 for ... See full review
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posted a comment on Livingston Taylor - Livingston Taylor. over 2 years ago
So this is Livingston Taylor's first album. It's quite dark and earnest in style. Livingston being a bit green he has a funny and personal way of singing. The album contains singer-songwriter material accompanied by an acoustic guitar - with an ... See full review
posted a comment on Livingston Taylor - Over The Rainbow. over 2 years ago
Good collection of songs but it's a bit uneven, hurried and exhausting - a breathing exercise of constant singing. Livingston has found his voice on this 3rd album. First song is quite silly. You can almost see hippies, peace flags and topless ladies ... See full review
posted a comment on Livingston Taylor - Liv. over 2 years ago
Quite nice early Livingston Taylor album. Mostly acoustic with an occasional band playing softly and a few more rocky songs. This is a bit complicated and you need to concentrate and dig this type of music. Liv's voice is not that developed yet - that ... See full review
posted a comment on Livingston Taylor - Last Alaska Moon. over 2 years ago
Solid album from Livingston Taylor. In my opinion the best entry in the "new trio". This one is done nicely and professionally. It has good songs and good sound quality. There's enough variation in style. You won't get tired of hearing it and it will ... See full review
posted a comment on Livingston Taylor - 3-Way Mirror. over 2 years ago
In my opinion the best 70's record from Liv. Not to say the first three were any bad but those were different, bare-boned and more singer-songwriter honest-type recordings. This is more professional sounding, flows better and has a skilled band. It's ... See full review
posted a comment on Livingston Taylor - There You Are Again. over 2 years ago
Very nice album from Liv. It has three gospel songs which add a new quality to Livingston's music. But don't worry those are rock'n'roll gospel songs and funny :) Nothing too holy. The album is skilfully written, arranged, played and mixed. As a whole ... See full review
posted a comment on Livingston Taylor - Our Turn To Dance. over 2 years ago
Excellent record from Livingston. Has a bit of an EQ problem lacking bass completely but that's easy to fix if you're handy with plugins. Quite a few Liv records do have mixing problems for some reason. It has a modern electric sound and very nice set of ... See full review
posted a comment on Jean-Michel Jarre - Electronica 1 - The Time Machine. over 2 years ago
Well why don't you remaster it yourself. I fix a lot of albums myself. Fix EQ, volume level etc. If you got the skills then go ahead.
posted a comment on Jean Michel Jarre* - Téo & Téa. over 2 years ago
It is a good album nevertheless the popular opinion is against it. There is a few problems. One should never release two versions of the same song on the same album no matter how good the song is. Jarre did that with the main track which is a very nice ... See full review
posted a comment on Jean Michel Jarre* - Metamorphoses. over 2 years ago
Very good album. Amazing in it's time back in 2000. I was blown away Jarre would do something like this and sound so fresh and out-do everyone else. It was ahead of it's time. Interestingly this seems to be the only album Jarre did by using a DAW system, ... See full review
posted a comment on Jarre* - Geometry Of Love. over 2 years ago
This album could have been better. The sounds were already dated when it was released. Especially I don't like the screeching lead synthesizer sound that you can hear on a couple of tracks. I remember being confused with this first. All tracks are ... See full review