Producer and DJ of many kinds of electronic music -- mostly deep shades of house, techno, drum & bass, trip hop and downtempo, with heavy jazz and funk influences.

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posted a comment on Ishq - Orchid. over 3 years ago
Amazing album from start to finish. This is a true hidden gem. Hard to find, but very much worth the trouble.
posted a review of Various - Dubplates From The Lamp 03. over 4 years ago
This hard-to-find collection was one of the final transmissions from Pork before the lights went out on one of the finest downtempo labels that ever was — and it's a treasure trove, indeed. Like the ones before it, there are some fantastic tracks here, ... See full review
posted a comment on Orbital - Orbital. over 4 years ago
Thanks for confirming this. Apparently they did include the transition between Impact & Remind in most of the CD versions, but I never knew about it. I was surprised to hear it, because I've got the version with no transition. I bought it in 1994, and ... See full review
posted a comment on Claude Young - Patterns The Album. over 5 years ago
How did this ever get printed with such a face-smackingly obvious typo right on the front cover?!
posted a review of 4 Hero - Parallel Universe. over 5 years ago
Absolutely brilliant album. At a time when drum & bass was still in its infancy, this stuff sounded like it was sent back in time from the future. Where most groups were just layering and chopping drum loops, these guys were programming sophisticated ... See full review
posted a comment on Goldie - Timeless. over 5 years ago
Couldn't agree more. You nailed the holy trinity of intelligent d&b albums. "Timeless" is perhaps the magnum opus of intelligent d&b.

I do think Logical Progression is worthy of mention, along with Metalheadz: Platinum Breakz, and Moving Shadow: ... See full review
posted a comment on LA Synthesis. over 5 years ago
Agraphobia is one of the greatest pieces of electronic music ever made. It's been a favorite since I first heard it on the Apollo 2 compilation (1995), and it's never gotten old. Absolutely epic. Wish these guys could have done a bit more.
posted a comment on Tycho (3) - Past Is Prologue. over 5 years ago
Sunrise Projector came first, and Past is Prologue (the title of which makes sense if you think about it) has a slightly remixed version of the same artwork. What did you think you were getting from an album called "Past is Prologue" with pretty much the ... See full review
posted a comment on Tycho (3) - Past Is Prologue. over 5 years ago
Personally I think he sounds quite different from Boards of Canada. The similarities you draw are rather superficial.
posted a comment on Deep Dish - Penetrate Deeper. over 6 years ago
No way. The first track is awesome; easily one of the best long-intro house tracks ever made.
posted a comment on The Irresistible Force. over 6 years ago
You need to brush up on your music history.
posted a comment on Coldcut - Autumn Leaves. over 7 years ago
Actually, I think STRONG 1 and STRONG 2 are printed on the "Feeling Strong" disc, while FALL 1 and FALL 2 and printed on the "Autumn Leaves" disc. There doesn't seem to be a single catalog number for the entire promo pack.
posted a review of Nuyorican Soul - Nuyorican Soul. over 7 years ago
What can I say that hasn't been said already? Well…I'll give it a try.

This is the culmination of Louie & Kenny's many years of experience working with world class musicians and singers, and perhaps the highest point of their many accomplishments. I ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Behind The Eye - The Complete Collection 2000. over 7 years ago
Not exactly "complete" as this is only volumes I and II.
Behind The Eye vol. III is not included.
posted a comment on Cygnus X - Hypermetrical. over 7 years ago
How do you figure this is "ultra rare"? It's very common and extremely easy to find.
posted a comment on The Irresistible Force. over 7 years ago
I agree wholeheartedly — his work is truly amazing — however I think you have jumped to the wrong conclusion about the origin of ambient music.

Ambient did not begin as club music, and actually has nothing to do with it. The term dates back to Brian ... See full review
posted a review of Sensorama - Zu Gast Auf Der Welcome Insel. over 7 years ago
This hidden gem is a rather nice mini-album of remixes by some of the finest ambient and IDM producers of the time. I tracked this down for the Global Communication remix of Aspirin — a drifting ambient mind-massage, reminiscent of their other remixes ... See full review
posted a comment on Robert Leiner - Visions Of The Past. over 7 years ago
"Best ambient record ever made"?

I don't know about that. This is a decent album, sure, but I can think of dozens of albums that are far more deserving of that title.
posted a comment on Various - Rising High Techno Injection. over 7 years ago
Funny you should say that, because track 6 is one of the only ones I still like. Most of the other stuff sounds pretty dated now, though it still has nostalgia value.
posted a comment on Mike & Rich - Expert Knob Twiddlers. over 7 years ago
Not the best work either of these guys have done, but I think we can all agree that this is the greatest album cover ever.
posted a comment on Cymatic Scan - Cymatic Scan. over 7 years ago
This is normal for FAX releases. Longer tracks (anything over 40 minutes or so) are usually broken down into chunks of 5 or 10 minutes. This was merely a convenience for the age of CD players, and the overall "track" should still be considered one piece ... See full review
posted a comment on Aphex Twin. over 7 years ago
Out of the hundreds of musicians I love, Richard D James is (among many other things) unique in his ability to create strange new sounds and soundscapes that invoke that childlike sense of wonder you feel when experiencing something delightful for the ... See full review
posted a comment on Plaid - Trainer. over 7 years ago
"Uland" is a previously-unreleased variation on the track "Island" (part of the "Parasight" EP on Rising High).
posted a comment on Balil - Parasight. over 7 years ago
Island is a masterpiece, IMO.
posted a comment on Underground Resistance. over 7 years ago
That's the problem with applying hindsight to cultural phenomena. When looking back from a different perspective, one lacks the context to properly understand the impact these things had when they were brand new. If you weren't tuned in to the bleeding ... See full review
posted a comment on Moby. over 7 years ago
"Go" is house, not happy hardcore.
posted a comment on Amorphous Androgynous - Tales Of Ephidrina. over 7 years ago
I agree that this is one of their best works, but Lifeforms is a timeless classic in my books.
posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London - Cascade. over 7 years ago
I think you have Cascade mixed up with Lifeforms. The Lifeforms single has its variations listed as "paths", but Cascade does not (they're just called "parts").
posted a comment on Various - 100% Pure: The Lowlands. over 7 years ago
I never really noticed until just now (even though I've had this CD for at least 15 years), but track 4, Pure "Optical Illusion" actually sounds an awful lot like Aphex Twin "On" (released the previous year). It has more subdued drums than the heavily ... See full review
posted a comment on Global Communication - 76:14. over 7 years ago
While not exactly a proper album, Remotion was a pretty good follow-up for 76'14. I also highly recommend Pentamerous Metamorphosis. Both of those were amazing too…but nothing ever topped 76'14.
posted a comment on Swag - No Such Thing. over 7 years ago
Follow-up: I did buy the CD. Some of the tracks are slightly different; I wish the vinyl versions were also available digitally, but this will do.

I also later realized that only one of the two Swag members (Chris Duckenfield) was in RAC (with Richard ... See full review
posted a comment on Fila Brazillia - B2. over 7 years ago
Yeah, I noticed that. The difference is, in Brazilification, the track has some overlap from the previous song at the start, and the ending runs a little bit into the next track, while the copy in B2 has a clean start and ending (so it ends up being a ... See full review
posted a comment on Global Communication - 76:14. over 7 years ago
This is the most unfathomably wrong review I've ever seen on Discogs. No, Aphex Twin never did a track anything like 14:31. I have the complete 25 track version of Selected Ambient Works II, and not a single one of them has a pendulum (or any other kind ... See full review
posted a comment on Global Communication - 76:14. over 7 years ago
Agreed, it's genius…but it was actually released in 1994.
posted a comment on Speedy J - G Spot. over 7 years ago
Symmetry was originally released on the <a href="http://www.discogs.com/master/21134">Artificial Intelligence II</a> compilation on Warp. It's one of Speedy J's most amazing tracks ever.
posted a comment on Deep Sensation - Talkin'... / Get Together. over 7 years ago
Interestingly, both sides say "Side 1".
posted a review of Wagon Christ - Sorry I Make You Lush. over 12 years ago
What a great album! The man has done it again. In fact, I think this is my favorite Wagon Christ album so far. As always, the tracks are full of all sorts of interesting bits and bobs to tickle the ears and brain; never gets boring or predictable. I love ... See full review
posted a review of Goldie - Innercitylife (The Remixes). over 12 years ago
I found this set of remixes fairly disappointing, overall. I'm a fan of most of the artists featured here, but most of these mixes are just plain boring, offering little in the way of new ideas or new directions for this "Timeless" classic (pun ... See full review
posted a review of Deep Dish - Penetrate Deeper. over 12 years ago
This CD changed everything. In an instant, almost all existing house music became obsolete, crushed under the mighty, pumping beats of Sharam & Dubfire and some of the most talented house producers on the planet. This is a showcase of some of the ... See full review
posted a review of Hot Toddy - Stratocoaster. over 12 years ago
This is one of the most amazing house records I've ever heard. Both sides are great, but Stratocoaster takes the cake. A gorgeous, long, mind-massaging buildup, and then all of a sudden, the bass drops in like a ton of bricks and lights up the dance ... See full review
posted a review of Swag - No Such Thing. over 12 years ago
This album is sick; by far their best work, to date. They've come a long way since their RAC days! I've worn out almost every track on this album, playing both sides of both plates over and over at clubs, house parties, etc. Might just have to buy the CD ... See full review
posted a review of Björk - Vespertine. over 12 years ago
This is one of the best albums I've ever heard. It's my favorite album of Björk's entire (very impressive) catalog of work. I love the landscape of emotions that she explores on this one. Brilliant lyrics too -- very insightful and meaningful. Beautiful.
posted a review of A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders. over 13 years ago
Genius. This album is a shining jewel in the hip hop crown. They drop one classic track after another -- these guys make it look easy! Tribe laid the groundwork for a whole new generation of intelligent, musical hip hop.