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Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy* - Blind Date Party
posted a comment on Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy* - Blind Date Party. over 3 years ago
Already one of my favorite Bonnie Prince albums. Listened through it twice and I'm stunned of the quality. Ofcourse, many other artists are involved in this too. These are covers. Many videos are available. Superwolves were already good, but this is... See full review
Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life
posted a comment on Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life. over 3 years ago
Still remember to this day how great it felt to listen to this record last year in high-school, 30 years back! It was the soundtrack for that winter of my life, among a few other albums, such as Joni Mitchell's Blue. I listened to it inside and... See full review
Kate Taylor - Why Wait!
posted a comment on Kate Taylor - Why Wait!. over 3 years ago
Well the band is great. The mixing is professional. Songs are okey. Kate's singing is a bit heavy. Kate sang so well on Beautiful Road - my favourite from her - but this is much different. The nuances are not there anymore. She's like a bird who's... See full review
Pink Floyd - The Endless River
posted a review of Pink Floyd - The Endless River. over 3 years ago
The album sounds like "four millionaires gathered on a million dollar studio" and made the "most safe and boring record". They just couldn't take any chances and risk their fame? They are thinking more about achieving the perfect sounds than any... See full review
Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene 3
posted a comment on Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene 3. over 3 years ago
It's a very compressed mix, which I don't like. Same with the Equinoxe Infinity. Spoils the music. I boosted +2db treble and cut below 20hz and it came out better, but not much. Embarrassing really that you have to do that. Aren't they supposed to be... See full review
Vangelis - Juno To Jupiter
posted a comment on Vangelis - Juno To Jupiter. over 3 years ago
It's a nice album. Just as good as Rosetta. Nice to hear that Vangelis still has it at age 78! And may he do a couple of more albums! This album is pretty up to date with the sounds and has some great vocal tracks and orchestration. Every track is... See full review
Jean-Michel Jarre - Amazônia
posted a comment on Jean-Michel Jarre - Amazônia. over 3 years ago
It's unfortunate he took this direction twenty years ago, he started making electronica music, when he could have taken a melodic direction, with proper compositions, mixing analog sounds and digital in some innovative, original and beautiful way. But... See full review
Jean-Michel Jarre - Equinoxe Infinity
posted a comment on Jean-Michel Jarre - Equinoxe Infinity. over 3 years ago
Equinoxe Infinity as well as Oxygene 3 are mixed too loud. I loathe this loudness-mixing style that infests modern music. Everything is in-your-face, cold and digital. A wall of sound (noise). There is no warmth to it. It's too inhumane, like our... See full review
Vangelis - Nocturne (The Piano Album)
posted a comment on Vangelis - Nocturne (The Piano Album). over 3 years ago
I don't think there's any edition without noise and pops, because it's in the music itself. It was recorded that way. I too was disappointed but I cleaned the tracks digitally. It wasn't hard to do with a couple of audio plug-ins - one for analog... See full review
Moby - Live Ambients Improvised Recordings Vol. I
posted a comment on Moby - Live Ambients Improvised Recordings Vol. I. over 3 years ago
Very good. Very well done. Seems like Moby has been listening to Takagi Masakatsu's Marginalia series :) This is very similar. But then again, Takagi wasn't the first to do live piano improvisations either? I'm sure many people have done this before... See full review
Isaac Taylor - Peace In The Valley
submitted Isaac Taylor - Peace In The Valley. over 3 years ago
Jogeir Liljedahl - The Wanderer
posted a comment on Jogeir Liljedahl - The Wanderer. over 3 years ago
Reasonably good effort from the former Amiga musician Jogeir Liljedahl. His first album. Very melodic music. Lots of guitar, piano and synth. It sounds a bit amateurish with tracker vibes and MIDI, as you would expect from a tracker musician. It also... See full review
Jogeir Liljedahl - Out Of Silence
posted a comment on Jogeir Liljedahl - Out Of Silence. over 3 years ago
Definately better than the first album. Here's some solid effort. Sounds more professional yet it remains fresh. It isn't too serious or boring. The tracks are quite long which is good and connect well. Jogeir has done surprisingly good here. It's... See full review
Will Oldham - Songs Of Love And Horror
posted a comment on Will Oldham - Songs Of Love And Horror. over 4 years ago
Yes he's 50. But his style of music, existing, lyrics, life - is that of a much younger person. I would say 42. That's just how I feel. He does not sound old to me. Probably because he's doing his own thing and not trying to fit. Willie Nelson is 88... See full review
Michael Jackson - Xscape
posted a comment on Michael Jackson - Xscape. over 4 years ago
The album "Michael" and "Xscape" really are quite good but still minor releases. Not as good as the old albums. Very nice for fans though. Which is understandable as Michael himself was not directing, producing or approving these. 4/5 for both albums.... See full review
Will Oldham - Songs Of Love And Horror
posted a comment on Will Oldham - Songs Of Love And Horror. over 4 years ago
Sorry but I don't see how Will is sixty :) More like 42. He's just had his first child born. That will probably inspire him to write more songs. Some artists are more productive than others. Will doesn't seem to control it too much. He just makes and... See full review
Jean-Michel Jarre - Electronica 1 - The Time Machine
posted a comment on Jean-Michel Jarre - Electronica 1 - The Time Machine. over 4 years ago
You are correct. But you can still make it sound better. I have done that for dozens of albums! One trick is to cut everything below 20hz that will ease and clear the sound. Because all of the higher frequencies ride on top of low frequencies and the... See full review
Firevision - The Game You Play
posted a comment on Firevision - The Game You Play. over 4 years ago
It was nice listening to this in my car. Electronic pop music. Well done. Too bad they only did one album. I don't remember much of Finnish releases back in those days, there are so many and those are all very average, but this stands out from the... See full review
Armin van Buuren - Relaxed
posted a comment on Armin van Buuren - Relaxed. over 4 years ago
Armin recycling all of the old songs again. It's done very well - but it's artificial, processed and pretentious. It's like a deluxe hamburger that you eat with some fine wine. Sorry but I do not want my music to be hamburgers. There's hardly any... See full review
Ben Taylor (2) - Green Dragon Name Of Fox
posted a comment on Ben Taylor (2) - Green Dragon Name Of Fox. over 4 years ago
Great. Any chance of actually getting this album? :) There's a lot of fans.
Jean-Michel Jarre - Snapshots From EōN
posted a review of Jean-Michel Jarre - Snapshots From EōN. over 4 years ago
I thought it was very good. I know it's a computer program doing all the music BUT they did create the program, the sounds, the rules together with Jarre. It is therefore a Jarre production / composition. It does not matter in the end how it was... See full review
James Taylor (2) - American Standard
posted a review of James Taylor (2) - American Standard. over 4 years ago
No doubt it's a very good album. Sound quality is professional. Nice songs. My only complaint is that it's mastered, like a lot of modern music, too loud. The constant loudness and pumping in the sound makes it tiresome for the ears. This is not a... See full review
Bonnie
posted a comment on Bonnie "Prince" Billy - I Made A Place. over 4 years ago
This one is very good. Strong album. Bonnie's voice has changed for the better. Pleasantly surprised by this change. Every song is good. The sound is very nice and of studio quality. Breaths and flows well. Bonnie was a bit lost somewhere during last... See full review
Armin van Buuren - Balance
posted a comment on Armin van Buuren - Balance . over 4 years ago
It's not that bad but every song is a pop trance song with singing. The stuff you hear very much on the radio. I do not like this new style and direction that Armin has now. He used to be much more artistic and did great instrumental tracks back in... See full review
James Taylor (2) - Covers
posted a comment on James Taylor (2) - Covers. over 5 years ago
One of the dumber decisions to cut this album down to just 12 tracks. Rather than split it needlessly between two CDs they should have put 16 tracks on it (and forget the rest). Now, I've made my own version with all the 19 tracks. Pretty good album... See full review
Joni Mitchell - Blue
posted a comment on Joni Mitchell - Blue. over 5 years ago
This album changed my life. It really did. It helped me discover the singer-songwriter genre. I used to listen to it through Sony Walkmans on way to school or just strolling outside. It's a very dark album. Very blue. I knew Joni already, but had no... See full review
Joni Mitchell - Refuge Of The Roads
posted a comment on Joni Mitchell - Refuge Of The Roads. over 5 years ago
It's okey I guess but not the best of Joni DVDs. Still you want to have it if you're a fan. 4/5
Joni Mitchell - Painting With Words And Music
posted a comment on Joni Mitchell - Painting With Words And Music. over 5 years ago
This is the concert with the special furniture venue for a more intimate experience. There's mostly her friends attending. Joni is in her element. It's great. 5/5
Joni Mitchell - Shadows And Light
posted a comment on Joni Mitchell - Shadows And Light. over 5 years ago
Very nice concert DVD. There's Pat Metheny and his band. Jazz and Joni go well together. 5/5
James Taylor (2) - James Taylor In Concert
posted a comment on James Taylor (2) - James Taylor In Concert. over 5 years ago
I believe it's good. I once saw it borrowed from a library but haven't found a copy. We liked it very much. Ah, yes, there doesn't seem to be a DVD version of this. Only the VHS. 5/5
James Taylor (2) - Pull Over
posted a comment on James Taylor (2) - Pull Over. over 5 years ago
Very good concert DVD. Great band as always. James was on fire those days. 5/5
James Taylor (2) - Live At The Beacon Theatre
posted a comment on James Taylor (2) - Live At The Beacon Theatre. over 5 years ago
Excellent concert DVD from James. Great band. It won't get much better than this. 5/5
Joni Mitchell - An Intimate Performance
posted a comment on Joni Mitchell - An Intimate Performance. over 5 years ago
Superb little concert where you see Joni Mitchell young and happy. It just blows your mind. Only seven tracks but it's worth it. 5/5
James Taylor (2) - Squibnocket
posted a comment on James Taylor (2) - Squibnocket. over 5 years ago
It's a very nice live. The band is playing by Martha's Vineyard in a shed. One hour length is just perfect. You get as close as possible with this DVD. I was so happy to find it along with Joni Mitchell's DVD - An Intimate Performance. 5/5
James Taylor (2) - October Road
posted a comment on James Taylor (2) - October Road. over 5 years ago
Very good album. Mysterious and sweet. Great music to drive around town early 2000's. It has it all spring, summer, fall and winter. Arrangement are interesting and the way he plays the guitar as if it was a rhythm instrument yet picking the melodies... See full review
James Taylor (2) - James Taylor
posted a comment on James Taylor (2) - James Taylor. over 5 years ago
I have always loved the very first album from James with all the cool interludes. They fit perfect. 5/5
James Taylor (2) - JT
posted a comment on James Taylor (2) - JT. over 5 years ago
I believe this album dropped from heaven. It's not from our Earth. Thank you James. 5/5
James Taylor (2) - (Live)
posted a comment on James Taylor (2) - (Live). over 5 years ago
James Taylor here has done the best live album ever. I must have listened through this 50 times and never get bored. It's a classic. Very well performed and the sound quality is amazing. Gotta love every track and such beautiful songs. The songs come... See full review
James Taylor (2) - One Man Band
posted a comment on James Taylor (2) - One Man Band. over 5 years ago
Very good like always the live albums and DVDs are from James. Top show. This brings something new to the old songs. 4/5
James Taylor (2) - At Christmas
posted a comment on James Taylor (2) - At Christmas. over 5 years ago
It's an excellent album. The best Christmas album for sure. I was surprised. Still are today :) 4/5
Masakatsu Takagi* - Marginalia
posted a comment on Masakatsu Takagi* - Marginalia. over 5 years ago
This album is great. All tracks are improvised without much of a plan. Although I do think some planning went into it before recording. I hear some familiar melody and chord fragments from other Masakatsu songs. But the recordings are very impromptu... See full review
Takagi Masakatsu - Journal For People
posted a comment on Takagi Masakatsu - Journal For People. over 5 years ago
This is more experimental. A bit harsh on the sounds. It's electronic but not in a refined way. It also has a lot of piano playing. Some environmental sounds. Not bad but it's challenging to listen. Actually if you listen to this a couple of times... See full review
Aoki Takamasa*, Ogurusu Norihide, Takagi Masakatsu - Come And Play In Our Backyard
posted a comment on Aoki Takamasa*, Ogurusu Norihide, Takagi Masakatsu - Come And Play In Our Backyard. over 5 years ago
Good album. Guitars, electronics, singing. Modern style. This sounds like a band. Has a lot of variation. Would benefit from a couple of more tracks. It's a bit random. 4-/5
Excursions & Visites
posted a comment on Excursions & Visites. over 5 years ago
Ooh interesting. You can actually see the address where both Spyra and Bernd lived back in their younger days in Kassel :) Didn't know that Chris Huelsbeck was also from Kassel, one of the C64 musicians from the 80's. Kassel is a mid sized city in... See full review
Curious Egg - Curious Eggs
posted a comment on Curious Egg - Curious Eggs. over 5 years ago
It's a good record you can listen to it at BandCamp. I guess they didn't get a publisher for a physical CD. It's a really nice album don't miss it. There's also a couple of other tracks at SoundCloud. 4/5
Spyra - VCM 100F
posted a comment on Spyra - VCM 100F. over 5 years ago
All tracks on this EP can be found on the full length album Phonehead by Spyra.
Takagi Masakatsu - Tai Rei Tei Rio
posted a review of Takagi Masakatsu - Tai Rei Tei Rio. over 5 years ago
Excellent collection of traditional Japanese hymns and jazzy piano / orchestra tracks. However, I feel that there are some tracks that don't fit the collection. There are two ambient tracks with nothing but noises. I feel it's supposed to be a mix of... See full review
Der Spyra* - My Little Garden Of Sounds
posted a comment on Der Spyra* - My Little Garden Of Sounds. over 5 years ago
Very good album. Side A is very nice. Side B is a little less defined unfortunately. 4/5
Spyra - Phonehead
posted a comment on Spyra - Phonehead. over 5 years ago
Just as good as his first album. You should definately get it if you're into his music. Spyra is one of the best electronic / synthesizer artists in my opinion. The others don't maintain my attention but Spyra definately does stay fresh. His music... See full review
Spyra - Homelistening Is Killing Clubs
posted a comment on Spyra - Homelistening Is Killing Clubs. over 5 years ago
Indeed this is a very impressive 1st record for any artist. Spyra was highly talented already and had developed his distinct and personal style. This like many other Spyra albums were released with two different cover designs - one original and an... See full review