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posted a review of Mihigh & Paul K - Unified Field. 4 days ago
A nice two track ep that maintains a steady minimal tech sound without veering to steeply into any one direction. From a dance flow perspective, the tracks would fit well into a mid session set where the listeners are singing their feet into the dance ... See full review
posted a comment on Gastón Arévalo. 5 days ago
Well done Sir, well done 👏 very excited for the upcoming release.
posted a review of Arovane - Gestalt. about 1 month ago
This is an incredibly beautiful album by the ever creative "Arovane". On Bandcamp, the digital album is very affordable, and the cassette was $8. BUT, we need a vinyl pressing of this sublime ambient.

This is truly a masterpiece of gentle ambient ... See full review
posted a review of Maju - Maju-5. about 1 month ago
The final Maju Lp, or is it? The 5th album submerges the listener in an alternate now that becomes crystal clear with an air of familiarity and transcendental honesty.

Songs “Fbk1” and “ReCAPTCHA” are sublime cyber meditations of the highest order.
posted a review of Yagya - Old Dreams And Memories. 2 months ago
A lovely album that vacillates between warm combinations of sensual rhythms, melodic dubs and ambient new-age. All in all a pleasurable listening experience, and the black vinyl pressing plays clean and clear.

Personally, I like this sound much more ... See full review
posted a comment on Zefzeed - Ageri / Trecet. 2 months ago
Agreed.... this release is fantastic and incredibly a pleasure to listen to💯
posted a review of Philippe Cam - Rotterdam. 2 months ago
Absolutely stunning album that brings a wonderful gust of fresh sonic air to the world of electronic music. With many EP’s under his belt, Philippe has released his first LP on the legendary label Traum, which is the same label that has been supporting ... See full review
posted a review of Nedjev - Amoe / Cane. 3 months ago
A strange sounding EP by the ever unique sonic auteur Uwe Zahn. Being the only other moniker of Uwe’s, aside from “Arovane”, I was compelled to locate a copy of this record.
Side A is a bit repetitive and choppy, but has some generally nice sounds and a ... See full review
posted a review of Blaue Blume - Bell Of Wool. 3 months ago
I discovered this gentle sonic gem by accident and I’m so appreciative that I did. The vocals remind me slightly of a young Cat Stevens and the instrumentation blends ethereal song writing, synth embellishments and touches of experimental ambience. ... See full review
posted a comment on Tame Impala - The Slow Rush. 3 months ago
I think this lp is a gentle psychedelic ambient gem https://www.discogs.com/Blaue-Blume-Bell-Of-Wool/release/14424067

posted a review of Pop Ambient. 4 months ago
Kompakt as a label has brought diversity of sound with a strong focus on the “electronic” side of the sonic spectrum. It has provided special one-off releases, as well as sub label treats. Yet, out of all the myriad releases and flavors of Kompakt, it is ... See full review
posted a review of Sa Pa - In A Landscape. 6 months ago
He awoke in a sweat. Not a cold one, but a furiously hot one. The memories of the heavy tech skin clubs attempted hijacking of his mind still haunted him. What was it that they were looking for in his mind. (Side A)
Leaving his domicile and pushing ... See full review
posted a review of Sa Pa - In A Landscape. 6 months ago
He awoke in a sweat. Not a cold one, but a furiously hot one. The memories of the heavy tech skin clubs attempted hijacking of his mind still haunted him. What was it that they were looking for in his mind. (Side A)
Leaving his domicile and pushing ... See full review
posted a review of Don Slepian - New Dawn. 7 months ago
Don Slepian is code language for “don’t sleep”. This record is the ultra relaxed new age ambient. When this record begins you can kiss your consciousness goodbye. Subjective reality melts away and all you are left with is the eternal reflection of the ... See full review
posted a comment on Segue - The Island. 9 months ago
My side b has some sonic issues in the pressing :-/
posted a review of 猫 シ Corp. & t e l e p a t h* - Building A Better World. 9 months ago
The album sounds like an OST to a Bladerunner sequel that was never released. The sequel I’m talking about is the one with Deckard and Rachel start a new life together. A new life, in a new town far from Los Angeles. In this new world they build a home, ... See full review
posted a review of 猫 シ Corp. & t e l e p a t h* - Building A Better World. 9 months ago
The album sounds like an OST to a Bladerunner sequel that was never released. The sequel I’m talking about is the one with Deckard and Rachel start a new life together. A new life, in a new town far from Los Angeles. In this new world they build a home, ... See full review
posted a review of Imaginary Softwoods - Gold Fiction Loop Garden. 10 months ago
A Beautiful soft Ambient album and wonderful accompaniment to a day of work. The tracks blend - flow elegantly, and gently work as either four ground or background music.
posted a review of Depeche Mode. 11 months ago
Hear, hear! Bring back the dream team. Some of the musicality has been missing since his departure.
posted a comment on Nathan Fake - Iceni Strings. 12 months ago
Agree! MA, check out his recent Sunder EP. Classic Fake, and so good!
posted a review of Yagya - Stormur. about 1 year ago
Do you like main room techno, but with softer sonic edges? If yes, you will love this new LP by the Dub Techno sultan Yagya. On his new release, Yagya drives the money shot home with a relentless 4 on the floor that just begs the listener to get some ... See full review
posted a review of Celer - Shima. about 1 year ago
The haunting of her ghost was a welcome fright as nothing made us feel more alive at night.
The sounds stretched from one speaker to the next.
Relaxed in falling and infinite in perfectly mirrored delays.
An album of relaxed space that stretches out ... See full review
posted a review of Proem - Until Here For Years. about 1 year ago
Really fantastic album that blends classic Proem sound with forward and modern production. The B-side of this record has a constant click and tick. It’s consistent through the entire B side. Does anybody else’s vinyl copy had the same problem?
UPDATE: ... See full review
posted a review of Gianluca Petrella - 103 Ep. about 1 year ago
A wonderful combination of jazz, experimental ambience and psychedelic reverberations. #GianlucaPetrella plays his trombone skillfully and deftly, interweaving his tonality into a recording that crosses genres, and boarders beautifully. The A side has ... See full review
posted a review of Henryk Górecki - Beth Gibbons, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Krzysztof Penderecki - Symphony No. 3 (Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs) Op. 36. about 1 year ago
My copy is fine on both sides. No skips and no major pops. Bits of crackle here and there, but nothing out of the vinyl ordinary.
posted a review of Sonmi451 - Nachtmuziek. about 1 year ago
It is such a wonderful sonic treat that Astral Industries masnifested the first complete vinyl offering by this long time tech - ambient master, "Sonmi451”. Taking tracks from 2 of his first 3 LP's, "Nachtmuziek" radiates with a loving warmth of ... See full review
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posted a review of bvdub - Explosions In Slow Motion. about 1 year ago
Lovely album that emphasizes the emotive sonic-stretching of heart stings that Bvdub has niched. The familiar orchestral melt of melancholy is ever present, but it is punctuated by some relaxed kick drums here and there. No fast paces to get hung about, ... See full review
posted a comment on Blonde Redhead - 3 O'Clock. about 1 year ago
? The record is pressed at 33, and I’m stating it should have been pressed at 45 for higher fidelity.
Btw, my tt is epic.:)
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posted a review of Rhadoo - Semantics EP. about 1 year ago
Rhadoo works to hard!!! He’s ready for a tropical vacation! This record is sonic effort. It’s sounds as if Rhadoo lives in the club. Sleeves rolled up, sweat on his brow, hair tasseled, powder on his nose, and never getting a day off! The gentleman is in ... See full review
posted a review of Wareika - Shamania. about 1 year ago
Purchasing this EP for the Melchior / Villalobos remixes was my intention. I had little to no expectations for sides A and B, but I have been pleasantly surprised! The original song and the DD remix are extremely fun. The original track has very nice ... See full review
posted a comment on So Inagawa - Logo Queen. about 1 year ago
Totally agree! Did you also grab his repressed LP? It’s phenomenal as well!
posted a review of Aki Tsuyuko - Empty Talk. about 1 year ago
“Empty Talk”, the artist’s first full LP since 2000. This album is sparse and meandering in its playful piano abstraction. At times the songs are somber, others sound lackadaisical. Coming from the this artist, it’s not a surprise, as she does this very ... See full review
posted a comment on Interpol - Marauder. about 1 year ago
I tend to agree with the general sentiment here, but the self titled lp is absolutely epic, and is technically the last lp featuring the brillulf Carlos. To be fair though, every album since Carlos departure has yielded a handful of nice songs, but his ... See full review
posted a review of The Beatles - The Beatles And Esher Demos. about 1 year ago
Reviewing The Beatles "White Album" is a daunting task, on many levels. Thus, I will refrain from sharing my views on the music, and focus on this Remaster / Half Speed / Anniversary release.

The production, mastering and sonic clarity is astounding. I ... See full review
posted a review of Ray Lynch - S・C・A・N/OZONE - The Sky Of Mind. about 1 year ago
The mastering on this Japanese release sounds different (to me), then it does on the “music west” pressing. There is more distortion in some of the high pitched synth sounds. Though, at times, some of the synths sound more granular, which is unique.
For ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection. about 1 year ago
Impressive research, and thank you. I appreciate this level detail.
posted a review of Peak:Shift - Standard Candles. about 1 year ago
Absolutely beautiful electronic music on this EP.
Side A is an interesting spread of slight clicks, humble melody and a chill bpm. The two tracks are laid back affairs that lull the listener to an ever increasing state of curiosity. What and where is ... See full review
posted a review of Maju - Maju-1. about 1 year ago
Maju is an extension of Neina. A collective of Japanese experimental / ambient music producers. Discovering Maju was a particularly fun experience because Neina only released two Lp’s, and I was happy to know there was more music by them to ... See full review
posted a review of Lowfour - Ian EP. about 1 year ago
The best Lowfour release. This is because it sounds more akin to Andreas’s Rechord and Mokira sounds. It’s the perfect blend of those two. Dubby, but still cyber-washed with his signature glitch abstraction. It hits a nice riddim flow with a Smokey calm. ... See full review
posted a comment on Mokira - Chill Out. about 1 year ago
I have not. Where is it available? Thank you and happy listening
posted a comment on The Verve - A Northern Soul. about 1 year ago
Very helpful info - thank you. A shame we did not get more live material from this period, included in the box set.
posted a review of Svalastog - Woodwork. about 1 year ago
This album sounds like vintage country music that was made with electronic instrumentation, in some weird future southern hill-billy tech future. Very strange and unique indeed. Glitched out zither, guitars, melting banjo and other things fill out the ... See full review
posted a review of Ocoeur - Inner. about 1 year ago
The spirt of self awareness, intensely observing itself in the endless mirror of time. Translucent and simultaneously opaque, the spirit moving in undulating waves of self reflection...

A music experience of unusually high psychological and sonic ... See full review
posted a review of Vinyl Williams - Opal. about 1 year ago
Vinyl Williams and his band have accomplished a very fluid, ethereal and sonically (and mentally) pleasing work of art with this album. The production and mixing is astute. When listened to via an analog High Fidelity sound system, or clear sounding head ... See full review
posted a review of Gastón Arévalo - Marea. about 1 year ago
Another wonderful album by this artist.
“Marea” is an ambient album that never rushes itself. The songs roll calmly, but with steadfast direction. Calm, yet energizing, and it never gets sleepy, only dreamy.

Some songs remind me of Dettinger, and this ... See full review
posted a comment on Mokira - Chill Out. about 1 year ago
if the lp was more chilled out, I would consider it...
posted a comment on Cezar Lazăr* - Archetypes EP. about 1 year ago
Thanks for your response as I appreciate everyones perspective.
To answer your question, My review of this album has nothing to do with "doing a better job". Cezar produced a great album here, and in my opinion, it is a far improvement over some of the ... See full review
posted a comment on Yagya - Stars And Dust. about 1 year ago
Mark, you have outdone your self with this review. Truly, you are an American Psycho-naut ;)