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posted a review of Goldmund - Corduroy Road. over 11 years ago
This is an album thats rather hard to review. Corduroy Road is 13 tracks of what might be called modern classical. Piano is the main sound here, but on a couple of tracks we can here an acoustic guitar ever so slightly in the background. As well as an ... See full review
posted a review of Sync24 - Source. over 11 years ago
First thing is first. There will be an obvious comparision for this album and Carbon Based Lifeforms - World of Sleepers.

Honestly, in my opinion, Source blows W.O.S. right out of the water (now Hydroponic garden is another story). Source is much more ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Fahrenheit Project Part One. over 11 years ago
The first Fahrenheit. I'd say that that the 2 Asura tracks are the standouts here and have a very magical feel to them. I'm not totally sure if Vince was still a part of the act when these tracks were done, but it doesn't matter... They are great! You'll ... See full review
posted a review of Solar Fields - Reflective Frequencies. over 11 years ago
The first album by Solar Fields reminds me very much of a soundtrack to some sci-fi PC game from the 90s. Not any in particular one, just the overall sound and mood. This album is a good fusion of downtempo and IDM. He became more ambient with later ... See full review
posted a review of Ultimae Records. over 11 years ago
Ultimae Records music is pretty much unlike anything else out there. Acts like Solar Fields, Carbon Based Lifeforms and Aes Dana are clearly in a league of their own when it comes creating downtempo chill music. Space, technology and nature all seem to ... See full review
posted a review of MFG - New Kind Of World. over 12 years ago
I'm writing this review for the simple fact of how much I love the track -Alien's Land-. From the beginning voice sample saying "Indication of an alien civilization" to the eerie singing-like synth... This track is what 90s goa is all about in my ... See full review
posted a review of Biosphere - Substrata². over 12 years ago
Well i'll try to keep this review short. If you've never heard this CD before... Then you're missing out. IDM? Not really... Ambient? Yes, very much so. Not your typical ambient mind you. This ambient is pure arctic. You can feel the cold winds in Sphere ... See full review
posted a review of Trentemøller - The Last Resort. over 12 years ago
I find this album to be mostly composed of minimal house and IDM. Most people would just label it electronica... but its much more then that. I never got into Trentemøller's previous vinyl tracks, but I soon regretted that mistake as soon as I heard this ... See full review
posted a review of Juno Reactor - Transmissions. over 12 years ago
Not like Juno Reactor really needs any introduction. Odds are if you're a fan of trance music, or any kind of electronic music for that matter then you've heard the name, if not the sound. Transmissions was one of the first successful (goa) trance albums ... See full review
posted a review of Helios - Eingya. over 12 years ago
"Eingya" is quite a bit evolved compared to Helios' previous album, "Unomia". Most evident is the fact that these are actual individual tracks, and don't all blend into eachother like last time (don't get me wrong though, I loved the first album and it's ... See full review
posted a review of Helios - Unomia. over 12 years ago
Helios is starting to make a name for himself with downtempo, IDM and ambient lovers and I think the reason is because his style is so much different from everyone else out there... Soft, touching and often given a classical touch, yes this is an artist ... See full review
posted a review of Red Reflection - Prelude To Annihilation. over 12 years ago
An album that sadly gets next to no recognition. Prelude To Annihilation is the soundtrack for a fantasy movie that never was made... Thats what I consider it at least. Tracks like "Withering World" and "Every Failure" are tribal sounding full of action. ... See full review
posted a review of Infected Mushroom - IM The Supervisor. over 12 years ago
I think all the fuss about this album is simply because Infected Mushroom nolonger pursue the trance sound that so many loved and admired. This album, like the 2 others before it, see IM changing and evolving slowly into more of an electronica outing. ... See full review
posted a review of Koxbox - Forever After. over 12 years ago
A classic for goa trance. Koxbox dropped this album in 1995, and it got them immediate attention from trance fans. The tracks were fast and psychedelic.. There was nothing quite like it at the time. Something the listener will notice is that most of ... See full review
posted a review of X-Dream - Radio. over 12 years ago
This album raises the bar for all trance. Progressive, psychedelic, dark and pulsating with dance beats. Radio is X-Dream at their peak. They came close to achieving this greatness again in 2002 with Irritant.. But no.. not as original as Radio. Radio is ... See full review
posted a review of X.Dream* - We Interface. over 12 years ago
X-Dream is my favorite trance artist and i've enjoyed every album they've put out. Sometimes I find one or two stinkers on the CDs that don't really stand out, but 9 out of 10 times, they always grow on me with time. We Interface may be incredibly ... See full review
posted a review of Juno Reactor - Bible Of Dreams. over 12 years ago
Odds are if you're a fan of trance, you've heard and own something by Juno Reactor. Bible of Dreams was Juno Reactor's first big step towards the tribal influences that they've become known for today (hints of this were seen on Beyond The Infinite, but ... See full review
posted a review of Biosphere - Autour De La Lune. over 12 years ago
When I listen to this album, all I can think about is being in space. Possibly in a shuttle or space station, just looking out the window at the universe. I believe visions like this is what Biosphere intended for this album. This isn't his typical ... See full review
posted a review of Kammarheit - The Starwheel. over 12 years ago
A pretty good dark ambient album. My only real complaint is how short it is...

The cover picture sums up well what the sound is like. Picture being alone, out in a wasteland, darkness all around you. Track 2, Spatium, sums up the scenerio and sound ... See full review
posted a review of X.Dream* - Trip To Trancesylvania (In The Mix). over 12 years ago
A pretty essential trance release. Originally released in 1993 with a different track positioning and artwork (which is long out of print now, so hold on to it if you've got a copy of the original). This was one of the first records to pave the way for ... See full review
posted a review of X-Dream. over 12 years ago
X-Dream are one of the true pioneers of trance music. Their music and albums over the years have been essentials for fans of goa and psy. Their 2004 album, We Interface, saw a big change with the group, as it was less trance and more space techno. Also ... See full review
posted a review of James T. Cotton - The Dancing Box. over 12 years ago
Hard hitting Acid.

That short sentence describes this "Dancing Box" that James T. Cotton has created. I enjoy acid, but its probably my least favorite out of the big 3 (acid, house, trance), but once in awhile there will be an artist that makes his ... See full review
posted a review of R|A|A|N - The Nacrasti. over 12 years ago
An ambient masterpiece that I almost overlooked. After being recommended to check this one out, I finally did.. and I was very happy that I did so. The Nacrasti is a long, droning journey through what seems to be themes of abandoned villages and caves. ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Draft 7.30. over 12 years ago
Almost seems like a step back from the previous release, the Gantz Graf EP. Gantz, while way out there, had a certain approachable sound to it, the beats were pretty distinct and could easily be followed along. Draft 7.30, while not as jumbled as 2001's ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Untilted. over 12 years ago
Honestly, this album is the most accessible music Autechre has put out in years. These 8 tracks are more focused and put together better then their last few albums. Sure its still weird, but thats why we like Autechre, is it not? Their music has always ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre. over 12 years ago
One of my all time favorite artists, and in my opinion - the best act out there for the genre. Whats the genre you ask? Well its evolved over the years... But I'd classify it as complex IDM. Not your typical IDM mind you.. No not anymore. Autechre's ... See full review
posted a review of Plaid & Bob Jaroc - Greedy Baby. over 12 years ago
Funky and creepy would be good descriptions for Plaid's "Greedy Baby". While i'm not sure if this release is supposed to be an album.. I consider it an EP. Most of the tracks bring to mind a jungle of glass. Lots of shard sound and drums. Some people ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Gantz Graf. over 12 years ago
This is one of those CDs that you love to hate. As big of an Autechre fan as I am... Even I find this release to be pretty annoying. But I come back for more abuse from time time. The opening track, Gantz Graf, is an assault on your ears and honestly ... See full review
posted a review of The Future Sound Of London - Accelerator. over 12 years ago
FSOL's debut album, Accelerator, opened a lot of windows for electronic music in 1991 when it was first released. Never before had an artist came along and fused electronica, trance and house in such a successful way. Accelerator was not my introduction ... See full review
posted a review of Amorphous Androgynous - Tales Of Ephidrina. over 12 years ago
Often considered to be a sister album to their Lifeforms 2xCD album (under their Future Sound of London alias) but honestly Tales of Ephridrina is a completely different experience when you listen to it. The first thing you'll notice as soon as you push ... See full review
posted a review of FSOL* - ISDN. over 12 years ago
While this CD is usually considered FSOL's 3rd album... Its not an actual studio album. These 15 tracks are actually tracks that FSOL played over an ISDN internet hook-up throughout 1993 and 1994. So this isn't exactly an album with a theme or story to ... See full review
posted a review of Global Communication - 76:14. over 12 years ago
Not much that I can add to the plate with all these great reviews already here. What I will say is that the rumors are true... This CD is amazing and seems to be a hidden ambient/IDM gem from the 90s that not a whole lot of people know about. Even here ... See full review
posted a review of Massive Attack - Mezzanine. over 12 years ago
First off - i'm not a trip hop fan at all. I usually despise all forms of hip hop, mainstream or underground stuff. Its just not my kind of music. So of course I never was interested in Massive Attack before. But one day over a friend's, he had Mezzanine ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Anti EP. over 12 years ago
A pretty essential release if you're a fan of Autechre's Amber album. The Anti EP contains 3 tracks that were created around the same time Amber was being recorded. Apparently this EP was created to basically spit in the faces of those who didn't agree ... See full review
posted a review of Pole Folder - Zero Gold. over 12 years ago
I'm not the world's biggest house fan, but occasionally I find an artist that I enjoy for the genre. Pole Folder is one of them for me.

While i'm not familar with his several vinyls released before this album, I have an understanding now of his music. ... See full review
posted a review of Atrium Carceri - Seishinbyouin. over 12 years ago
Atrium Carceri's 2nd album began to expand the dark ambient sound he created with his first album. Seishinbyouin's theme is a insane asylum. The first album, Cellblock, created a feeling of being alone... This album is quite different. Almost every track ... See full review
posted a review of Atrium Carceri - Cellblock. over 12 years ago
One of my favorite dark ambient releases...

Cellblock is one heck of a terrifying journey into the world of Atrium Carceri. The theme is simple enough - what would be a good sountrack for an old, abandoned and possibly haunted prison? This album ... See full review
posted a review of The Future Sound Of London - Cascade. over 12 years ago
Needless to say if you are a fan of FSOL's "Lifeforms" album, then you're probably going to want to get this one. Cascade appears to be a single, but its more or less of an EP or mini-album. There's about 40 minutes of music on here and the tracks or ... See full review
posted a review of The Future Sound Of London - Dead Cities. over 12 years ago
When forced to pick a favorite FSOL album, its a hard decision for me.. But I honestly think Dead Cities would be my choice. It combines everything they've done on earlier albums yet still brings new styles to the plate. First thing you'll notice on this ... See full review
posted a review of Velvet Acid Christ - Neuralblastoma. over 12 years ago
Probably the darkest album I own. Every song sounds very depressing and evil. Track 2, Dark Lights is a good example of the dark atmosphere of the CD. But it doesn't just end with dark and depressing. The CD also reminds me of a soundtrack for a sci-fi ... See full review
posted a review of Bitcrush - Enarc. over 12 years ago
Apparently Mike Caddoo of Gridlock wanted to make more downtempo music and put a stop to the faster drum & bass work he did with Dryft. So he changed monikers and changed genres for the most part.

Enarc is the debut from Bitcrush and its quite a debut ... See full review
posted a review of The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms. over 12 years ago
Lifeforms was my introduction to FSOL.

At first.. I didn't much like what I heard. The music and beats didn't seem to have any real direction and they seemed, well, weird. However I gave it a few more tries and now realise what a classic this really ... See full review
posted a review of Gridlock - Trace. over 12 years ago
My favorite album from Gridlock. At this point their sound and style had changed somewhat. The beats and synths in this album sound very alien and future-like. To me, it reminds me of a soundtrack for a futuristic city in the clouds somewhere on a ... See full review
posted a review of Gridlock - Further. over 12 years ago
As the name would suggest... Gridlock's 2nd album takes their debut album, The Synthetic Form, a step further and creates an even bigger, more evil sounding IDM. I often find this CD to be a sister-album so to speak with their debut because the two ... See full review
posted a review of Dryft - Cell. over 12 years ago
Ah yes, the first solo release from Mike Caddoo of Gridlock (note that he records under the moniker "Bitcrush" now). How does the music differ from Gridlock? Well for starters there is no raspy vocals... Which is kind of odd considering Caddoo was the ... See full review
posted a review of Gridlock - The Synthetic Form. over 12 years ago
Gridlock's debut album. While its beginning to sound a but dated, its still a classic in my view. The normal tracks have washy beats with low, raspy vocals. Its pretty hard to make out what he's saying.. but then again I guess it doesn't really matter ... See full review
posted a review of Velvet Acid Christ - Hex Angel: (Utopia - Dystopia). over 12 years ago
You've gotta give Velvet Acid Christ credit... No one out there sounds like them. The EBM dance beats, the raspy, depressing vocals. And of course.. The movie samples in each song. A very unique act and this CD is honestly an hour of great music. A shame ... See full review
posted a review of Juno Reactor - Odyssey 1992-2002. over 12 years ago
If you're new to Juno Reactor, or possibly interested in becoming their fan, Odyssey is a good place to start. Its basically an 11 track "greatest hits" CD so to speak. You've got 2 songs from their 1993 debut "Transmissions" album. 2 from 1995's "Beyond ... See full review
posted a review of Juno Reactor - Hotaka. over 12 years ago
A great single from Juno Reactor. Basically a spin-off from their Shango album, as its style mostly resembles that album then any other one. The song mixes tribal beats, a ethnic chant even guitar to form a solid trance song.

Odds are you'll enjoy the ... See full review
posted a review of Juno Reactor - Masters Of The Universe. over 12 years ago
A decent slew of remixes for Juno Reactor's hit song "Masters of the Universe". Track 1 is a radio edit of the song... and I usually skip over this one because this epic song wasn't really meant for radio shortness. I much prefer the album version. The 4 ... See full review