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posted a review of Mr. 76ix - Hits Of 76ix Par2. over 12 years ago
Much anticipated and severely delayed Hits Part 2 delivers and well worth the wait to boot. Mr. 76ix comes back from an amazing opening and proves that he is the true Analord with his sophomore LP. He serves up yet another amazing excursion into the ... See full review
posted a review of Quinoline Yellow - Uchel001. over 13 years ago
From just the song titles you can tell that these are just less desirables from the Quinoline Yellow vault and far from a true release. From the sound of the production it seems to be leftovers from the LMW Motors and Cyriack Parasol EPs but lack in ... See full review
posted a review of Led Zeppelin - In Through The Out Door. over 13 years ago
This album always made me extremely depressed when I listened to it, considering it’s Led Zeppelin’s last studio recording before John Bohnam’s untimely demise, rest in peace. But it does contain some of Zeppelin’s fines moments ever recorded. After ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Shadow - Endtroducing... . over 13 years ago
Another ploy by our friend Josh Davis “DJ Shadow” to steal funds from seemingly unsuspecting fans, beware. Possibly the worst thirty dollars I’ve ever spent. When I heard of the re-release I was stoked the package sounded great, New Liner Notes ... See full review
posted a review of Harmonic 33 - Music For Film, Television & Radio Volume One. over 13 years ago
A truly excellent album in the classic Warp records style. Harmonic 33 is what Warp used to be. Music For Film, Television And Radio Volume 1 is one of the finest albums to come out on Warp since Prefuse 73’s One Word Extinguisher. There’s a world of ... See full review
posted a review of North Manc Beds - Mix. over 13 years ago
SKAM is on a role once again. The mystery group, North Manc Beds returns from a two year hiatus with the second installment of SKAM records mix series. Released with as little “hype” as possible in the infamous SKAM records way in the same tradition of ... See full review
posted a review of Christ. - Seeing And Doing.. over 13 years ago
After giving this several spins it still hasn’t struck a cord with me like Metamorphic Reproduction Miracle did that first listen. A lot more minimal that his last two efforts with less beat structure than most Christ. fans are probably used to. Maybe ... See full review
posted a review of Leftfield - Leftism. over 13 years ago
I picked this album up at a second hand store not expecting too much. I wasn’t disappointed but it wasn’t exceptional. The production has that nostalgic 1995 feel to it, when music wasn’t as unpredictable as it is now. The songs very throughout ... See full review
posted a review of Mortal & Chemist* - Supermechamaximegamegablast. over 13 years ago
Decent mix CD-R all around but nothing exceptional. An unusual 60 minute concoction of American Hip-Hop and English electronics which Mortal + Chemist have made their name. It’s a lot more exciting than their last self-titled effort on 33 but still ... See full review
posted a review of Piano Overlord - Tease EP. over 13 years ago
Not a bad little EP once I think about it. The Piano Overlord (Prefuse 73, Delarosa And Asora Savath And Salavas and last but not least Scott Herren) tracks are some basic downtempo Prefuse tracks with a feel of Savath’s organic rhythms. Basic ... See full review
posted a review of Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030. over 13 years ago
In my opinion not as good as Dr. Octagon (purely for nostalgias sake) but one of the best Hip Hop albums that I’ve heard lyrics wise since Company Flow’s Funcrusher Plus. Even though Kid Koala’s scratch routine and oddball samplings are some of his best ... See full review
posted a review of Boards Of Canada - Hi Scores. over 13 years ago
At first this was my least favorite release by BoC until several listens to Everything You Do Is A Balloon on the SKAMPLER compilation. I know what you’re probably thinking right now this is one of the most highly regarded releases in the electronic ... See full review
posted a review of Tatamax - Fairy Glen Appearances. over 13 years ago
Strangely appealing but spotty production at best. Tatamax, another one of SKAM’s unknowns appears on the scene with a cassette only release that contains some of the most interesting sounds experimentations/mutilations I’ve yet to hear. His style is ... See full review
posted a review of Bola - Soup. over 13 years ago
SKAM has done it again. You thought they couldn’t follow up the seminal release of Boards Of Canada’s Music Has The Right To Children but you were wrong. Bola comes from a three-year hiatus to bring you one of the most beautiful ambient albums of all ... See full review
posted a review of Bola - Gnayse. over 13 years ago
Gnayse is some of the most masterful Ambient music that has been released in a long time. Bola’s organic melody structure mixed with classic piano riffs and crunchy beats makes this release so much different than his previous albums. Cut from the same ... See full review
posted a review of Venetian Snares - Doll Doll Doll. over 13 years ago

If this is ‘the best Breakcore album ever written’ I hate to hear what everyone else is doing. Full of uninspired production, little to no rhythm, and total chaos. Now you might say, what do you expect from a Breakcore record? I expect a competent ... See full review
posted a review of Mr. 76ix - Hits Of 76ix. over 13 years ago
After reanalyzing Mr. 76ix I began to appreciate him for what he is and not for what everyone else thinks he is. Imagine listening to Aphex Twin’s earlier catalogue with the BPM turn to the maximum, and you get Hits Of 76ix. But amazingly the melody is ... See full review
posted a review of Alder And Elius - Parental Guidance. over 13 years ago
SKAM’s first truly dull full length. Alder & Elius try to cash in on the sound of Boards Of Canada by merely copying and pasting nostalgic sounding sythnlines throughout all fourteen terrible tracks. I will give them some slack though, there’s no way ... See full review
posted a review of Bola - Gnayse (Promo). over 13 years ago
Gnayse is some of the most masterful Ambient music that has been released in a long time. Bola’s organic melody structure mixed with classic piano riffs and crunchy beats makes this release so much different than his previous albums. Cut from the same ... See full review
posted a review of Gescom - Gescom E.P.. over 13 years ago
DO NOT listen to anyone that tells you that this release is Electro or tells you Gescom is Autechre’s Electro outfit, THEY AREN’T! In the first place Gescom, up until Keynell, wasn’t just Sean Booth and Rob Brown (Autechre), there were many other ... See full review
posted a review of Bola - Fyuti. over 13 years ago
Bola’s sophomore album for SKAM records, Fyuti, isn’t as classic as Soup but it has its stronger points and its weaknesses. The introduction is just as wonderful and similar as Soup’s “Glink” with its striking ambience and smooth bassline. Shoob, e and ... See full review
posted a review of Quinoline Yellow - LMW Motors. over 13 years ago
SKAM has pulled themselves out of the creative slump they’ve so badly needed to recover from with the signing of Quinoline Yellow. Not too much information is known about Luke Williams but what we do know is that he likes his BMWs. LMW Motors is themed ... See full review
posted a review of Gescom - Gescom E.P.. over 13 years ago
When looking at the contributors (or conspirators as SKAM calls them) you can only imagine what this record is going to sound like. Mixing Darrel Fitton’s (Bola) extremely melodic sound with Rob Brown and Sean Booth’s abstractness its sheer beauty (I ... See full review
posted a review of Mira Calix - Pin Skeeling. over 13 years ago
I really haven’t found Mira Calix’s work to be all that amazing, and the only reason why this release has any promise is the remixes. The Vendor Refill remix is an interesting interpretation of Sandsings. It starts out with this unorthodox drum ... See full review
posted a review of Quinoline Yellow - Cyriack Parasol. over 13 years ago
When I think of SKAM this is what I think of. Pushing the envelope, making you wonder how they found this musical genius that goes by the name of Quinoline Yellow. Cyriack Parasol is one of the most beautiful works of musical art I’ve heard in a long ... See full review
posted a review of Christ. - Pylonesque EP.. over 13 years ago
When I first heard of Christ I thought of a BoC clone like the many that have been popping up since Music Has The Rights To Children. But he’s not. He has an indescribable style matched by no one, and you can hear it on Pylonesque. The best ... See full review
posted a review of Shadow Huntaz - Corrupt Data. over 13 years ago
Wasn’t too impressed with SKAM’s introduction of Shadow Huntaz Corrupt Data. More deserving of a 2.5 but seeing that there’s no option for that I opted with a 3 even though the quality of this is below the label’s standards. Once again hype worked its ... See full review
posted a review of Alder And Elius - Parental Advisory. over 14 years ago
What makes some of these songs decent is the overwhelming feeling of nostalgia. All the songs have a very old school feeling to them, and very dated production, circa 1992. Like they had been recorded in the many years before its actual release. ... See full review
posted a review of Mr. 76ix - Hits Of 76ix. over 14 years ago
SKAM’s alleged new Secret Weapon Mr. 76ix, is he all he’s cracked up to be? Well, no. From all the accounts at last years ATP, Mr. 76ix rocked the house and awed audiences. So what happened to Hits Of 76ix? It sounds like it was pulled from some ... See full review
posted a review of Disjecta - Disjecta EP. over 14 years ago
If you’re looking for more Seefeel style production steer clear of True Love By Normal, it’s a huge departure from Mark Clifford’s Disjecta projects on Warp. Mostly experimentations with sounds and noises, like many other artists have turned to lately. ... See full review
posted a review of Quinoline Yellow / Duplo_Remote* - MTASD5. over 14 years ago
For once an extremely limited CD-R has some good music on it. On this split release Quinoline Yellow represents SKAM and Duplo Remote represents FatCat Records. First off FatCat. I hadn’t heard of Duplo Remote before this release, and with good ... See full review
posted a review of Squarepusher - Music Is Rotted One Note. over 14 years ago
Pretty out of the ordinary release we got here. Has the nostalgic sound of mid 70’s fusion jazz with Squarepusher’s own mixed right in. The feeling that I get when listening to this is that it was just picked off a shelf next to Billy Cobham’s Spectrum ... See full review
posted a review of Freeform - Me Shape. over 14 years ago
Some of the most interesting work By Pyke since the Free EP, but still doesn't hit the spot. It’s something about his production that doesn’t appeal to my musical tastes at all. After his first works on SKAM he's taken a more minimalists approach on ... See full review
posted a review of Shadow Huntaz. over 14 years ago
I was very excited when I first heard the idea of SKAM signing a Hip-Hop group to the label. To tell the truth I wasn’t sure what to expect, with a label of SKAM’s reputation, would hip-hop really work? There hasn’t been much hip-hop from the UK (this ... See full review
posted a review of Wevie Stonder - Stoat. over 14 years ago
Wevie Stonder is at it again, mixing seemingly more unintelligent vocal samples of British humor (?) with Big Band sounds. Stoat is just below that thin line of total crap and the ordinary sounds of today’s experimenters. The only decent track is ... See full review
posted a review of Brothomstates - Claro. over 14 years ago
Once you give Claro a couple of listens you start to really notice where Lassi Nikko roots are. His style varies from the choppy Autechre Hip-Hop beats to melodies reminiscent of something off a Boards Of Canada album. Now his sound varies heavily from ... See full review
posted a review of Freeform - You Should Get Out More.... over 14 years ago
Don't really know where Simon Pyke was going with this 7" but it's flat, one dimensional and just plain sucks. This is totally out of line with the full length he had released for SKAM just prior to this. You Should Get Out More has some redeeming ... See full review
posted a review of The Mellowtrons - The Mellowtrons / Meat Beat Manifesto. over 14 years ago
I really don’t see why this release is rated so low. At this point I will admit SKAM was on the downslide and still appears to be with exception to a few artists. I find the Mellowtrons track “Bittersweet Symphony” to be strikingly similar to Gescom’s ... See full review
posted a review of Rob Hall - Boomkat Selected Mixtapes Volume 1. over 14 years ago
If you’re looking for some more exclusive or unreleased Gescom material DO NOT buy this CD, this is a far cry from his contributions to the EPs on SKAM. It seems like very dated material, like something you would have heard on Warp Records ten years ... See full review
posted a review of Shadow Huntaz - Vampire. over 14 years ago
This being my first Shadow Huntaz release I wasn’t too impressed but every artist has their weaker releases so I’m not going to make any rash judgments. Fasho isn’t much of an effort lyric wise, but the product is very interesting. I wasn’t expecting ... See full review
posted a review of Push Button Objects - A Day In A Life. over 14 years ago
Damn fine release by the Push Button Objects, and probably his best recording ever. This EP heavily influenced by Hip-Hop, ranges from something straight out of the Gescom/Autechre archives to Prefuse 73 style Glitch-Hop choppiness. Definitely another ... See full review
posted a review of Reload - Auto Reload EP : Volume 2. over 14 years ago
I totally disagree with the above comment. The Black Dog Productions (Plaid) remix of Le Soleil Et La Mer is mediocre to say the least. I was excited when I first checked the track listing out when I bought the CD. It had tracks from Black Dog ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Amber. over 14 years ago
I’ve been listening to Amber for the past few weeks, listening to every detail, every eccentricity that makes up this beautiful masterpiece of electronic art. At first I wasn’t too fond of the extremely detailed ambient textures I found. Tri Repeatae ... See full review
posted a review of Jega - Card Hore. over 14 years ago
I really didn't find this release to be as high quality as the SKAM catalogue before it. It would be well suited for a Planet Mu or Rephlex release but not up to the standards of SKAM. Jega isn't a bad artist but all of his production is so similar it ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - LP5. over 14 years ago
Don't know where people get comments like "The best electronic album ever made" for this album, it’s far from it. The synth-lines are elementary at best and the beats are overly erratic. If I wanted a Squarepusher album guess what I’d go out and buy. ... See full review
posted a review of Bola - KS. over 14 years ago
This is an awesome release by the misterious Bolaman Darrell Fitton. Aguilla is a very light hearted emotion driven song, and in my book the best Bola track so far. On the other hand Triangle Cake and Curbstard are two of the most heavy, beat driven ... See full review
posted a review of Team Doyobi - Demons To Diamonds. over 14 years ago
I consider this to be one of the best 7"s on SKAM. Extrememly fast place glitchy hip hop style beats with electronic noices. A great combination and one of Team Doyobi's best releases so far. Highly recommended even if you aren't into the SKAM record ... See full review
posted a review of Aphex Twin - ...I Care Because You Do. over 14 years ago
What can I say this was my first true love in the world of electronic music. This album pretty much started it all for me and I'm so thankful that Richard D. James gave this to the community. Acrid Avid Jam Shred is in the top five of best Aphex Twin ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Anvil Vapre. over 14 years ago
By far and away this is Autechre's best disc. From the first second of Second Bad Vilbel to the last second of Second Peng it hits and it hits hard. This is a very intense listening experience and should be the first on your list if you're a first time ... See full review