Producer and DJ of many kinds of electronic music.

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posted a comment on Ishq. over 2 years ago
Orchid is the standout Ishq album, but also check out Magik Square Of The Sun, released as Ishvara. I think it's just as good.
Ishq - Orchid
posted a comment on Ishq - Orchid. over 9 years ago
Amazing album from start to finish. This is a true hidden gem. Hard to find, but very much worth the trouble.
Various - Dubplates From The Lamp 03
posted a review of Various - Dubplates From The Lamp 03. over 10 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... See full review
Orbital - Orbital
posted a comment on Orbital - Orbital. over 10 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
Claude Young - Patterns The Album
posted a comment on Claude Young - Patterns The Album. over 11 years ago
How did this ever get printed with such a face-smackingly obvious typo right on the front cover?!
4 Hero - Parallel Universe
posted a review of 4 Hero - Parallel Universe. over 11 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
Goldie - Timeless
posted a comment on Goldie - Timeless. over 11 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
LA Synthesis
posted a comment on LA Synthesis. over 11 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.
Tycho (3) - Past Is Prologue
posted a comment on Tycho (3) - Past Is Prologue. over 11 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... See full review
Tycho (3) - Past Is Prologue
posted a comment on Tycho (3) - Past Is Prologue. over 11 years ago
Personally I think he sounds quite different from Boards of Canada. The similarities you draw are rather superficial.
Deep Dish - Penetrate Deeper
posted a comment on Deep Dish - Penetrate Deeper. over 12 years ago
No way. The first track is awesome; easily one of the best long-intro house tracks ever made.
The Irresistible Force
posted a comment on The Irresistible Force. over 12 years ago
You need to brush up on your music history.
Coldcut - Autumn Leaves
posted a comment on Coldcut - Autumn Leaves. over 13 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.
Nuyorican Soul - Nuyorican Soul
posted a review of Nuyorican Soul - Nuyorican Soul. over 13 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
Various - Behind The Eye - The Complete Collection 2000
posted a comment on Various - Behind The Eye - The Complete Collection 2000. over 13 years ago
Not exactly "complete" as this is only volumes I and II.
Behind The Eye vol. III is not included.
Cygnus X - Hypermetrical
posted a comment on Cygnus X - Hypermetrical. over 13 years ago
How do you figure this is "ultra rare"? It's very common and extremely easy to find.
The Irresistible Force
posted a comment on The Irresistible Force. over 13 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
Sensorama - Zu Gast Auf Der Welcome Insel
posted a review of Sensorama - Zu Gast Auf Der Welcome Insel. over 13 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
Robert Leiner - Visions Of The Past
posted a comment on Robert Leiner - Visions Of The Past. over 13 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.
Various - Rising High Techno Injection
posted a comment on Various - Rising High Techno Injection. over 13 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.
Mike & Rich - Expert Knob Twiddlers
posted a comment on Mike & Rich - Expert Knob Twiddlers. over 13 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.
Cymatic Scan - Cymatic Scan
posted a comment on Cymatic Scan - Cymatic Scan. over 13 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... See full review
Aphex Twin
posted a comment on Aphex Twin. over 13 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
Plaid - Trainer
posted a comment on Plaid - Trainer. over 13 years ago
"Uland" is a previously-unreleased variation on the track "Island" (part of the "Parasight" EP on Rising High).
Balil - Parasight
posted a comment on Balil - Parasight. over 13 years ago
Island is a masterpiece, IMO.
Underground Resistance
posted a comment on Underground Resistance. over 13 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... See full review
posted a comment on Moby. over 13 years ago
"Go" is house, not happy hardcore.
Amorphous Androgynous - Tales Of Ephidrina
posted a comment on Amorphous Androgynous - Tales Of Ephidrina. over 13 years ago
I agree that this is one of their best works, but Lifeforms is a timeless classic in my books.
The Future Sound Of London - Cascade
posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London - Cascade. over 13 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").
Various - 100% Pure: The Lowlands
posted a comment on Various - 100% Pure: The Lowlands. over 13 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
Global Communication - 76:14
posted a comment on Global Communication - 76:14. over 13 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.
Swag - No Such Thing
posted a comment on Swag - No Such Thing. over 13 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... See full review
Fila Brazillia - B2
posted a comment on Fila Brazillia - B2. over 13 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
Global Communication - 76:14
posted a comment on Global Communication - 76:14. over 13 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... See full review
Global Communication - 76:14
posted a comment on Global Communication - 76:14. over 13 years ago
Agreed, it's genius…but it was actually released in 1994.
Speedy J - G Spot
posted a comment on Speedy J - G Spot. over 13 years ago
Symmetry was originally released on the <a href="">Artificial Intelligence II</a> compilation on Warp. It's one of Speedy J's most amazing tracks ever.
Deep Sensation - Talkin'... / Get Together
posted a comment on Deep Sensation - Talkin'... / Get Together. over 13 years ago
Interestingly, both sides say "Side 1".
Wagon Christ - Sorry I Make You Lush
posted a review of Wagon Christ - Sorry I Make You Lush. over 18 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... See full review
Goldie - Innercitylife (The Remixes)
posted a review of Goldie - Innercitylife (The Remixes). over 19 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
Deep Dish - Penetrate Deeper
posted a review of Deep Dish - Penetrate Deeper. over 19 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
Hot Toddy - Stratocoaster
posted a review of Hot Toddy - Stratocoaster. over 19 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
Swag - No Such Thing
posted a review of Swag - No Such Thing. over 19 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... See full review
Björk - Vespertine
posted a review of Björk - Vespertine. over 19 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.
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
posted a review of A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders. over 19 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.