Collected records since mid 80's. Started as a DJ on university radio in 1987 playing underground electronic music. In 1989 started a new radio show playing what techno records I could get my hands on. First regular club gig began in 1991. Continued spinning at clubs and raves up until 2000 or so. Now mostly teach philosophy, political theory and study the history of music...
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posted a comment on R. Murray Schafer - Loving. 6 days ago
'Loving' is a bit odd, but interesting. However, 'Music For The Morning Of The World' (1969), is stunning and mystical.
submitted Jean-Pierre Rampal, Robert Veyron-Lacroix - 4 Sonates Contemporaines. 7 days ago
submitted Rossini*, Rust*, Bochsa*, C.Ph.E. Bach*, Heinz Holliger, Ursula Holliger - Works For Oboe & Harp. 8 days ago
submitted Eileen Farrell - Eileen Farrell As Medea. 8 days ago
submitted Maurice Ravel, Paul Hindemith, Sergei Prokofiev, Joseph Szigeti, Carlo Bussotti - Sonatas and Five Melodies. 8 days ago
posted a comment on Paleman - Searching. 13 days ago
I find this sort of deep, dark and moody techno so satisfying. Particularly when it rumbles along at such a solid pace. Like a train thundering through the middle of night.
submitted Luigi Cherubini, The Roger Wagner Chorale - Requiem In C Minor. 17 days ago
submitted Mahler*, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, Maureen Forrester, Richard Lewis (3) - The Song of The Earth. 24 days ago
submitted Leoš Janáček, Janáčkovo Kvarteto* - Leoš Janáček. about 1 month ago
submitted Richard Bonynge Conducts Massenet*, National Philharmonic Orchestra - Scènes Alsaciennes / Scènes Dramatiques / Marches Des Princesses. about 1 month ago
submitted Massenet* - Lucia Popp, Alain Vanzo, Gerard Souzay*, Vicente Sardinero, Michel Sénéchal, Claude Meloni, Ambrosian Opera Chorus*, London Symphony Orchestra*, Antonio de Almeida - La Navarraise. about 1 month ago
submitted Prokofiev*, Bartok*, Vladimir Golschmann, Leonard Pennario, The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra* - Prokofiev Concerto No. 3, Bartok Concerto No. 3. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Various - Afghanistan: Music From Kabul. about 1 month ago
The statue in the wall has been almost completely destroyed by religious extremists. Another reason to cherish this record.
posted a comment on Shoc Corridor - A Blind Sign. about 1 month ago
Definitely in the lost treasure category. The basis of 'A Blind Sign' is darkly throbbing minimal wave. Dark rainy-night stuff, mist creeping over the streets. But then, the chorus adds a whole different flavour, strumming guitar and surprisingly good ... See full review
posted a comment on Hyetal - Youth & Power. about 1 month ago
Gently melancholy modern synth-pop. The quality is inconsistent, but when it is good it is fantastic and really moves me.
submitted César Franck - Herbert von Karajan, Orchestre De Paris - Symphonie en Re Mineur. 2 months ago
submitted Otto Klemperer, César Franck, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Symphony In D Minor. 2 months ago
posted a comment on Kölsch - 1977. 2 months ago
Why make a vinyl that leaves some of the best tracks out (for instance, 'Goldfisch')? I only buy vinyl, and this was a major disappointment. And I can only concur that at least the A-side and D-side could of had two tracks on them.
submitted Janet Baker, Mahler*, Hallé Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli - Kindertotenlieder / Songs Of A Wayfarer. 2 months ago
submitted Mahler* / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Erich Leinsdorf / Berg* / Phyllis Curtin - Symphony No. 6 / Le Vin. 2 months ago
posted a review of Chakka Boom Bang* - Tossing And Turning. 3 months ago
In a continuing series of random reviews of tangential and forgotten singles... Hooj Choons used to be a bit of a secret weapon in my Dj Sets. The original mixes were generally too cheesy or "handbag" (anyone remember that term?), and so the singles ... See full review
submitted Liszt* / Smetana* - Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Les Préludes · Ungarische Rhapsodie Nr. 2 / Vyšehrad · Die Moldau. 4 months ago
submitted György Cziffra*, Liszt* - Twelve Etudes D'Execution Trascendente. 4 months ago
submitted Lovro Von Matacic / Norberto Mola / Tito Gobbi / Lucine Amara / Franco Corelli / Mario Spina / Mario Zanasi / Franco Piva / Angelo Mercuriali / Coro* E Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Giuseppe Verdi - Teatro Alla Scala, Ruggiero Leoncavallo - I Pagliacci / Chorusses From Nabucco, Il Trovatore & Aida (Verdi). 4 months ago
posted a comment on Gipp Forster - Driftin'. 4 months ago
This is an odd record. Spoken word that shades now and then into poetry; about a life on the margins, seeking some sort of religious comfort. With just barely audible church music in the background, so distant it feels almost subliminal and disorienting. ... See full review
posted a comment on Gui Boratto - Division EP. 4 months ago
Only the original of Atol is worth your time here. One of those odd singles, where the A1 track is the most boring thing here.
posted a comment on The Flirts - Calling All Boys. 5 months ago
Didn't realize this until just now, but this Canadian pressing has the vastly superior long mix of 'Passion', not the short mix as on the original U.S. and U.K releases (I'm not sure whether this is the case for many other pressings...).
posted a comment on Objekt - Objekt #4. 5 months ago
I like it, but i'm not sure what all the fuss is about. After all, it is primarily a rehash of samples that were already old and overused in 1994, including that bass sound. But then, at the same time, the presence of those samples is also what is ... See full review
submitted Hans Werner Henze - Versuch Über Schweine · Essay On Pigs / Concerto Per Contrabasso. 5 months ago
submitted Goat (22) - World Music. 5 months ago
posted a comment on Zola Jesus - Okovi. 5 months ago
Took my brand new copy out of the shrink wrap put it on the turntable and was astounded at all the scuffs and marks on the vinyl. If the shrink didn't have the original sticker on it I would have thought someone just repackaged a used record. It says ... See full review
posted a comment on T-Total - The Looprication EP. 5 months ago
In a continuing series of random reviews of tangential and forgotten singles... Well, low expectations always help. Dirt cheap, barely anyone wants it, can't be any good can it? It can.

A side is too generic stomping looping disco house, you know the ... See full review
submitted Charles Koechlin - Les Eaux Vives / Le Septuor Pour Instruments à Vent / Chant De Kala-Nag . 5 months ago
posted a comment on Narcotic Thrust - When The Dawn Breaks. 6 months ago
I find the original just a bit too cheesy and hackneyed. But the best mix here makes that all irrelevant and becomes a classic in my books, and I'm not even really much into this sound.
posted a comment on DJ Tools & Co. - DJ Tools Vol 1 ("Ooh Yeah"). 6 months ago
Well, if that's the case, they got there 25 years earlier. Talk about waiting in line for the good spots...
posted a comment on Arturo Toscanini - Arturo Toscanini Edition. 6 months ago
I wish also to add my wonder at the effort it must have taken to add this, well done sir, you have achieved monk-like levels of diligence. But I would also like to add my wonder that a 91 LP box-set was ever released. What a monstrous set indeed.
posted a comment on Santos - Camels (German Remix Edition). 6 months ago
In a continuing series of random reviews of tangential and forgotten singles... The remixes improve on the original in that they work with the best element of this track; that moody, almost spooky, string lead. Instead of the original's thumping attempt ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - L.A Keeps On Pumpin. 6 months ago
In a continuing series of random reviews of tangential and forgotten singles... The third single from L.A.'s Future Music label that has come into my hands, and again I'm surprised by the diversity of these tracks. Hard House tends to be one of the least ... See full review
posted a comment on Disco Days - Dub Days. 6 months ago
In a continuing series of random reviews of tangential and forgotten singles... Well, this seems better than the rating suggests. It's fun chunky house that breaks into something sort of like Parov Stelar but 15 years earlier, with proudly marching tubas ... See full review
posted a comment on Sascha Barth - Lametta EP. 6 months ago
In a continuing series of random reviews of tangential and forgotten singles... Techno with enough unique elements to make it a worthwhile listen. 'Safari' uses reversed and warped vocal samples to great effect, almost as rhythmic elements, in a hypnotic ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Sun Spots. 6 months ago
From my perspective Lava Flow (Dusty Cabinets Mix) is the far better track here, with a dark and portentous mood interrupted by what sound like firecrackers zipping by your ears.
posted a comment on DJ008 - The Baptist Church EP . 6 months ago
Deep and dark banging house that is rather off its rocker. Mad gospel samples shout to the heavens over hard kick drums. Rides a fine line between clunking thumping house and hard-house. In fact feels more like Chicago jackin' tracks than standard hard ... See full review
submitted DJ008 - The Baptist Church EP . 6 months ago
posted a comment on Noisy Youth - Mindelicious EP. 6 months ago
In a continuing series of random reviews of tangential and forgotten singles... Well, this is what I like to find; a record selling for no money at all, but still damn tasty. Multiple good tracks here. I guess it has somehow has missed the ears of the ... See full review
posted a comment on Rub - I Was U EP. 6 months ago
That's some damn funky bass/guitar interplay on the A-side, all grounded with a really solid drum stomp. Reminds me a lot of a funkier Tiga.
submitted Faure*, Zino Francescatti, Robert Casadesus - Sonatas For Violin And Piano. 6 months ago
submitted Johannes Brahms / Isaac Stern, Sir Thomas Beecham, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Concerto In D Major For Violin And Orchestra, Op. 77. 6 months ago
posted a comment on Various - Addicted To House. 6 months ago
I'm no Hard House expert, but these tracks, while maintaining the usual hard stomping beats, have rather unusual samples for the genre (certainly in 2001 when this was released). From catchy world music vocals (not sure of their origin...) in African ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Ghetto Funk 100% Disco. 6 months ago
Reminds me of some Cajual records, and that is solid praise. Repetitive, but soulful and funky house. Prefer the B-side to the A-side, but both are good. I just wish "Baby You Know" had used more of the great vocal sample that drops in the middle; it's a ... See full review
posted a comment on J.S.T.A.R.S. - Tripping The Light Fantastic / Ickey Plush. 6 months ago
Both sides claim they are supposed to be played at 33, but I find that hard to believe. They have a very slow molasses-like feel at 33, while at 45 they are great sprightly funk grooves. So seems it might be a label error.