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posted a review of Shapeshifter - Reticulum Flux. over 12 years ago
A darn great album in my opinion. Fans of scary ambient and noisey IDM will do well to check this CD out. Most of the tracks use similar noise techniques that one could find on Autechre's "Chiastic Slide" album. While other tracks are dominated by eerie ... See full review
posted a review of Atrium Carceri - Seishinbyouin. over 12 years ago
Atrium Carceri's 2nd album only expands on what made Cellblock such an experience. Seishinbyouin's theme is a rusty old asylum. Like AT's previous album, this album sets the mood and atmosphere as to what it would be like to actually be there. This time ... See full review
posted a review of Atrium Carceri - Cellblock. over 12 years ago
Atrium Carceri is my favorite when it comes to dark ambient. His first album, Cellblock, is a haunted trip through an old broken down, abandoned prison. These 12 tracks recreate the type of mood and setting you'd be in if you just so happen as to be in ... See full review
posted a review of Mr Projectile* - Sinking Sampler. over 12 years ago
This was my first introduction to Mr. Projectile. I heard some of his samples on Merck's site and decided to order his the Sinking vinyl, which by the way, is a sampler for his newest album on Merck. I was pretty much blown away with these 5 tracks. Its ... See full review
posted a review of Loess - 3D Concepts Part 2. over 12 years ago
Loess fans are in for a real treat with this vinyl. The A-side has 3 crunchy-IDM tracks with hints of ambience running through them. However, side-b is the real winner here. The 2 tracks on the bside are long, stretched out creepy ambience that in my ... See full review
posted a review of Various - 12BC. over 12 years ago
A pretty amazing vinyl... The first side, has a re-worked version of Gridlock's "Chrometaphor", a track off their Formless album. But had we not been told it was a reworking of the track.. i doubt anyone would be able to tell. As for the 2nd side.. i ... See full review
posted a review of Loess - Nomon / Schoen. over 12 years ago
Probably Loess' most IDM-ish work so far. Both sides are more along the lines of rhythmic noise, while previous releases by these guys were more on the ambient side of things. This vinyl was limited to only 300 copies and is practically impossible to ... See full review
posted a review of Codec Scovill - Type Coupling. over 12 years ago
Minimal, creepy ambient music. There is only 2 tracks on this 3", but they are both about 10 minutes long. So you got 20 minutes of music to listen to. Both tracks re-create an isolated feeling of being somewhere alone. If you just happen to be searching ... See full review
posted a review of Loess - Second Twelve Triads. over 12 years ago
What you have here is 3 remixes of the track "Second Twelve". The original version appears on Loess' self-titled album. While I wouldn't consider these 3 mixes better than the original... I would consider them a nice companion to the album if you dig ... See full review
posted a review of Proem - Debone. over 12 years ago
The weaker of the Unravel and Debone set in my opinion. These two tracks are kind of a balance between Proem's bouncy work and his ambient side. Good stuff no doubt, but if you're a Proem fan, its nothing you haven't heard before. I gave Unravel and ... See full review
posted a review of Proem - Unravel. over 12 years ago
Typical Proem stuff. Apparently he produced 4 tracks and then split them up onto two 7" vinyls. He also had a different artist for each track remix it, so no original versions of these tracks exist. As for the Debone and Unravel set... this first vinyl ... See full review
posted a review of Proem - Socially Inept. over 12 years ago
Probably Proem's strongest album. 14 solid tracks of IDM beats. This album seems to focus more on melody then previous efforts. There are even some lyrics to hear on this one. I'm not sure if they are samples from movies or Bailey himself distorting his ... See full review
posted a review of Proem - Songs 4 The City Bus. over 12 years ago
Probably Proems best EP in my opinion. Crunchy IDM beats that only Proem can deliver. I'd have to say track 9 (afternoon nap) is probably my favorite on this CD, and one of my favorite Proem tracks period. It has a nice, minimal ambient vibe to it. This ... See full review
posted a review of Proem - Sociallyinept. over 12 years ago
If you liked Socially Inept, and are a fan of vinyl releases, then you'll most likely want this. The vinyl itself is a nice looking grey marble color. There were only 1000 of these made for the entire world... Needless to say this is a hard item to come ... See full review
posted a review of Proem - Among Others. over 12 years ago
An excellent album by Proem, probably my favorite by him. What you have here is 11 new tracks and 2 remixes of tracks specially created for this release. If you're not a fan of the mini-disc, then you'll probably be upset that its the only format ... See full review
posted a review of Proem - Standard_Naming_Convention. over 12 years ago
Pretty standard Proem work here. Nothing too fancy. The A side, has a new track called Standard Naming Convention. Clicky, glitchy beats with ambient vibes running all through it. If you're already familar with Proem, this vinyl brings nothing new to the ... See full review
posted a review of Another Electronic Musician - Use. over 12 years ago
A damn good CD. I'm not sure what programs or instruments AEM uses to make their sound... but i'm sure glad they do because this album is really something different compared to this years IDM releases. I can't really compare this CD to anything else i've ... See full review
posted a review of Proem - Darker Still. over 12 years ago
A spooky, quiet and soothing ambient EP from Proem. Proem's work is generally more bouncy with beats and clicks... this release however subtracts most of that and just leaves a long echoeing sound that changes slightly from track to track. If you're a ... See full review
posted a review of Proem - Too Many Cookies EP. over 12 years ago
A nice little EP. These 4 tracks are pretty soothing ambient electronic. Fans of Gridlock will probably dig Proem a lot. This EP was my introduction to Proem, and since then he's become one of my favorite electronic artists. Hyla1 is a spooky, quiet ... See full review
posted a review of Another Electronic Musician - Decompose. over 12 years ago
This was my introduction to AEM. What he does here is make an album's worth of tracks into one long song. Moods and beats will end and shimmer into a new song and usually you can tell where a track was supposed to end, and where a new one should have ... See full review
posted a review of Another Electronic Musician - This City. over 12 years ago
If you enjoyed AEM's "Decompose" MP3 album, then you'll most likely dig this one too. Done in the same fashion, this EP is a 24 minute track that shifts from different moods and sounds. Sometimes slow and gloomy and other times more upbeat and rythmic. ... See full review
posted a review of Iszoloscope - Les Gorges Des Limbes. over 12 years ago
Basically 1 really long track. All 5 tracks fuse and connect into eachother. No one track really stands out as super different from the other. The chapter tracks and about 15 minutes long each and are the best parts of this CD in my opinion. The other 2, ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Garbage. over 12 years ago
Probably my favorite EP from Autechre. Track 1, Garbagemx36, is a 14 minute track of the usual Autechre work. Long and clicky. Tracks 2 and 3 are where it starts to pick it. These 2 songs, Bronchusevenmx24 & PIOBmx19 are more along the lines of ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Basscad,EP. over 12 years ago
Probably Autechre's most boring release. This is simply because this EP contains only remixes of Basscadet from the Incunabula album. While they are good remixes, it just feels lacking because the other 9 Autechre EPs contain all new music. Oh well... ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre & The Hafler Trio - æ³o & h³æ. over 12 years ago
If you're familar with the other Autechre/Hafler Trio release, then you'll know what to expect here. More minimal ambient goodness. However, unlike part 2, this album contains 2 long 1-piece songs. Unlike the other release from them, which was broken up ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Anti EP. over 12 years ago
Pretty damn good EP. Unlike Garbage, this EP was completely new music (Garbage was an EP with tracks that didn't make the final cut for the Amber album). While I do enjoy all 3 tracks on here, I think track 3, Flutter is my favorite. Very dreamy and ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Anvil Vapre. over 12 years ago
Tri Repetae is far from my favorite Autechre album. The same goes for this companion EP for the album, far from my favorite EP. However, track 2, Second Scepe is one of the most touching Autechre songs i've ever heard. Now normally i don't "feel" or ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre & The Hafler Trio - æo³ & ³hæ. over 12 years ago
Honestly, this is not something easy to listen to. If anything, this is best suited as a background music. Maybe something to pop in while you're reading, playing video games, or maybe even while you're falling asleep. Autechre has never really done ... See full review
posted a review of Gescom - ISS:SA. over 12 years ago
Pretty good little release. Obviously if you're a Autechre fan you'll enjoy this one. A lot of people compare it to Autechre's Draft 7.30 album. I can see why, both of these works were released in 2003, so they were in the same frame of mind while ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Confield. over 12 years ago
Honestly I don't see what the big fuss is about Confield. People either complain about it or love it. I find it somewhere in between. Not my favorite Autechre release, but definitley not terrible. The beats are a little different then their usual work, ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - EP7. over 12 years ago
Although this release is labeled an EP, there is about 60 minutes of new music on here. A companion album really, to LP5. However I find LP5 much more enjoyable then this one. The beats, sounds and style are similar on both releases but this one seems to ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Tri Repetae. over 12 years ago
A lot of people consider this to be Autechre's best album, but i'm afraid I have to disagree. Sure its up there in their greatest work, but I much prefer Amber's ambient tunes then this CD. The opening track, Dael is amazing and continues throughout the ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - LP5. over 12 years ago
A pretty damn good CD. At this point in Autechre's career they were becoming more and more experimental and less ambient. As hard as it was to follow up an album like Chiastic Slide, Autechre did it well. Most of these songs are pretty easy to listen and ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Peel Session. over 12 years ago
The first Peel Session was better then the 2nd one in my opinion. This CD opens with Milk DX. Nothing special and kinda repetetive, but classic Autechre. Track 2, Inhake 2, is the best on here in my opinion. One of Autechre's catchiest beats ever. The ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Peel Session 2. over 12 years ago
Good but not perfect. Then again these tracks were performed live, so they didn't have the time to tweak and perfect them like a studio release would have done. The opening track is the highlight here. All in all, this is not a release you need unless ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Untilted. over 12 years ago
Quite different then the previous album, Draft 7.30. Untilted provides the listener with all kinds of disoriented clicks and beats. The question is though.. is it enjoyable music? Well yes and no. Some people will find it beyond annoying how just when ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Draft 7.30. over 12 years ago
One of Autechre's hardest albums to get into. These tracks don't really have any form of structure. They pretty much just go and change whenever they like. At first this can seem weird and hard to enjoy. But with enough listens you do begin to adapt to ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Amber. over 12 years ago
Man oh man... hard to even describe this one. Whenever someone asks where a good place is to start their Autechre collection... I tell them Amber. Amber is probably the best ambient electronic album i own. To me this was the perfect style for them. It ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Incunabula. over 12 years ago
A must have electronic album of the early 90s. With Autechre's debut, we are treated to ambient landscapes layered with some noises. The opening track, Kalpol Introl will get you a preview of whats the come. Some of the tracks are instant favorites ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Chiastic Slide. over 12 years ago
A semi-tough release to get into. This album marks where Autechre began to change their style so to speak. Not quite as ambient as previous releases, and may even sound weird the first listen. If you give it a chance and listen a couple more times, ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Gantz Graf. over 12 years ago
This EP is a tough listen, but ultimately a rewarding experience. I listened to these 3 tracks 4 times in one day when I first got it. The first listen it almost sounded like noisey nonesense and I wasn't impressed. Not wanting to give up on it, I ... See full review
posted a review of Haujobb - Ninetynine. over 12 years ago
A very interesting release. First off, let me start by mentioning that i'm not exactly a Haujobb fan. I've heard the other albums, and this one is by far different. To me, all of Haujobb's work is pretty boring EBM with annoying lyrics. Infact, Daniel ... See full review
posted a review of Urban Voodoo - Fly With Me. over 12 years ago
Fly With Me is the newest single from Urban Voodoo. Unlike Humanity and Destiny from 2002, this beat is a little more dance oriented. The A side, Fly With Me, is progressive trance with a lot of bounce thrown in. He uses some female vocals on the track ... See full review
posted a review of Urban Voodoo - Humanity. over 12 years ago
This vinyl for Humanity was my first trance record. The A side, Humanity, is 10 minutes and 50 seconds of some of the best progressive trance i've ever heard. It has a few tribal elements thrown in as well.

The A side, Infinity, is a lot more dancey ... See full review
posted a review of The Unquiet Void - Between The Twilights. over 12 years ago
In my honest opinion the first album by The Unquiet Void was pretty dull. This release however, is something really unique. While the ambient CD is usually not my top choice of things to listen to, it definitley has a lasting appeal that will keep you ... See full review
posted a review of Antigen Shift - This Moment Of Cold Remembering. over 12 years ago
Awesome stuff here. 3 tracks that are meant to be listened to in one sitting and in order. These three phases cover the some of the darkest hard hitting noise you've ever heard. Really scary samples too
posted a review of Iszoloscope · Antigen Shift - The Blood Dimmed Tide. over 12 years ago
The harder side to both Iszoloscope and Antigen Shift. You'll hear a lot of samples from a Millennium episode used through the 3 tracks. My favorite on here though would have to be track 2, Antigen Shift's track. Mainly because of the unique percussion.
posted a review of Urban Voodoo - Humanity (Remix). over 12 years ago
I'm a big fan of this track. So I had to get the remix vinyl. Side A has the remix while Side B has the original recording. If you're familar with Humanity then you already know what to expect on the B side...

The A side remix is pretty top notch. ... See full review
posted a review of Urban Voodoo - Humanity. over 12 years ago
Humanity is a pretty good tribal beat. The words you hear spoken in the track are "Energy, fear, heaven, humanity". If you dig this track then you'll like Humanity's "sister" track, Destiny, where it uses similar beats and spoken words.
posted a review of Hednoize - Searching For The End. over 13 years ago
After Psykosonik broke up, Daniel and Paul went their separate ways. Hednoize marks Daniel's return to the music scene. While definitley not as good as his Psykosonik work, Hednoize was still a breath of fresh air for the electronic music scene. The new ... See full review