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posted a comment on Duran Duran / Carla Bruni - Boys Keep Swinging / Absolute Beginners. about 1 month ago
Just a heart-achingly beautiful cover of 'absolute beginners' by Carla Bruni here.anyone who says otherwise is an utter turd.
posted a comment on Morning Runner - Burning Benches. 2 months ago
Criminally underrated.not much more needs to be said be I have to get in enough words to be published.
posted a comment on 36 (2) - Fade To Grey. 3 months ago
Dennis is a super-nice guy and I know for a fact he would want anybody who wanted to own this on vinyl to have it if it was logistically possible.we must keep in mind that for many of his formative years Dennis struggled to sell his releases because ... See full review
posted a comment on Thom Yorke - The Eraser Rmxs. 3 months ago
The four Tet mix on this is utterly brilliant.surprised it's not had any comments actually?!!
posted a comment on The Verve - Urban Hymns. 3 months ago
Isn't it weird how music can kick you in the nuts? I never took to this at the time,yet somebody put 'lucky man' and 'the drugs don't work' on a jukebox a few years back and I was almost moved to tears.
I duly gave myself a slap for my aforementioned ... See full review
posted a comment on The Cure - A Forest. 3 months ago
I was turned onto this in 1994 at the tender age of 15.the source was one of the most unlikely places you could imagine-my geography teacher put on a sort of DIY video about glaciation and the whole intro was the camera panning over a post-glacial ... See full review
posted a comment on B12 - Electro-Soma II. 3 months ago
I have five of the early b12 vinyls under various names and I couldn't find a single track on any of them that feature on this album.
posted a comment on Klaus Schulze - Blackdance. 3 months ago
I felt it important to listen to this album because of 'some velvet phasing'.i love this effect and had previously thought that Jarre had done it first.apparently not.though to be fair JMJ used it to greater effect in my view.nonethless, Klaus did it ... See full review
posted a comment on The KLF. 3 months ago
I thank them from the depths of my soul for their music.i appreciated their disdain for popular music aswell,but I have to say,even at the tender age of 12 I didn't think burning £1 million was justifiable on any level.
That money could literally have ... See full review
posted a comment on Massive Attack - 100th Window. 3 months ago
A truly inspirational album.dark,emotive and completely original.i refuse to buy any of their stuff now because I refuse to be ripped off.come on guys,take a leaf out of fsol's book and put your material out at a price that you faithful fans of the past ... See full review
posted a comment on 36 (2). 3 months ago
I personally think when it comes to proper ambient music, nobody has a patch on many layers,such emotive melodies.ive got everything he's ever done and I hope there's alot more to come.
Also,glad he's finally getting the recognition he deserves.
posted a comment on Hia* | Biosphere - Polar Sequences. 3 months ago
Has anybody else found the pressing to be mildly off centre on side b,and to a lesser extent side c?
posted a comment on Speed Nova - Acid Instinct / Impulse. 5 months ago
An unquestionable classic.difficult to weigh this up against other hardcore techno tunes from the time because it doesn't follow any of the rules maybe that's what makes it great.
Whatever the argument,this one has stood the test of time.
posted a comment on Silent Phase - (The Theory Of). 5 months ago
It fascinates me the exchange between Europe and the US (specifically Detroit). it's almost as if one pushed the other.obviously you have,slightly previous to this,the second generation of Detroit techno,pioneered by Carl Craig in my opinion aswell as ... See full review
posted a comment on Bruce Springsteen - Streets Of Philadelphia. 5 months ago
I was profoundly affected by the movie and I believe this was due,in no small part,to the title track.Bruce Springsteen absolutely nailed it.the sadness,the quiet despair and the sheer emotion of this track makes one really think about the predicament of ... See full review
posted a comment on King Crimson - Islands. 5 months ago
Has nobody really left a comment about the track 'islands'? It is so profoundly moving I feel like crying every time I listen to it.
It builds and builds over 6 minutes,though it clocks in at over 9 minutes.
posted a comment on Ritmo Rivals - Americano Slide. 6 months ago
The LA Underground mix has a break that still gives me shivers after 25 years!!!
posted a comment on Florence - California EP. 6 months ago
'california' samples a film with Michael Douglas called 'falling down'.incredible sampling and if you watch the movie it seems to add to the tune.
posted a comment on Oasis (2) - Live Forever. 6 months ago
Although what's the story is my favourite album for purely nostalgic reasons I still think this is oasis's anthem from the time.the lyrics are very powerful and reflect the optimism and abandon that I had at that time,all of which have been consumed by ... See full review
posted a comment on The Orb - Orbsessions Volume One. 6 months ago
I think 'sail' is just exultant joy.where did that come from???!!!
posted a comment on Orbital - Orbital. 6 months ago
They played recently in George Square in Glasgow and I go to knock two things off my bucket list,1.hearing them play 'Belfast' and 2.'Halcyon' live too.brilliant, memorable and proof that I'm not the only guy knocking on 40 who still wants to hear this ... See full review
posted a comment on John Carpenter - Anthology (Movie Themes 1974-1998). 6 months ago
Picked this up at the barrowlands gig,beautiful looking piece of vinyl.first time at the barrowlands and the rumours are true,maybe not the best looking club but the atmosphere is second to none; raw, energetic and entirely worthy of it's reputation.
posted a comment on King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson). 6 months ago
I can confirm that the original pink label island pressing with the 'i' on it sounds better than ANY subsequent pressings.
I guess they just don't make them like they used to. I'm only 39 by the way,I borrowed this from my mates dad and just kind of ... See full review
posted a comment on Barbarella - Barbarella (Remix). 7 months ago
Well that certainly has relevance for me.i am very much aching for times gone by with this one.the irresistible force mix takes me back to a time when my confidence was high and life was good.
Pretty much the opposite is the case now unfortunately.
posted a comment on Zola Jesus - Okovi. 8 months ago
I found the pressing to be pretty terrible,which is a shame because it's a fantastic piece of work.i emailed sacred bones and they said they hadn't had any complaints.
Some months later,my dad order three John carpenter albums and the pressings were ... See full review
posted a comment on St. Vincent - Masseduction. 9 months ago
'happy birthday,johnny' is a tear inducing piece of magic.devastatingly moving.
But yes,the pressing could be way better.
It saddens me that the rebirth of vinyl has resulted in great albums like this being forsaken.
posted a comment on De Niro - Mind Of Man. 9 months ago
Good on you SYSTEM-J.
I was a DJ in the mid-late nineties and think this is a hugely underrated was my signature tune at that time.a slice of hard trance genius in my opinion.
posted a comment on Mark McGuire (2) And Charles Berlitz Present: Inner Tube (3) - Inner Tube. 10 months ago
Omelette Psychosis is amazing!!! How is this album not more highly regarded?!!
posted a comment on Ferry Corsten. 10 months ago
I would say, politely and with respect that the golden age of trance was infact '93-'95.anything released by ferry and his contemporaries was pretty much an extension of what was going on at that time.
I lived through both these time periods (93-95 and ... See full review
posted a comment on The Amorphous Androgynous* - The Isness (The Abbey Road Version). 11 months ago
Love the galaxial pharmaceutical version on this!! Can't decide whether I prefer this version or the original!
posted a comment on The Divorce Brothers - The Divorce Brothers. about 1 year ago
Which came first,this or 'there is a light..' by the smiths? Because the riff is very similar.
posted a comment on Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate. about 1 year ago
I bought the UK pressing and it's not that bad,though I pretty much just listen to 'cold little heart' over and over because it's so good.
posted a comment on Ennio Morricone. about 1 year ago
Truly a living legend.this man's music has permeated all of our lives even though we may not even realise it.for me,the best composer of all time.
posted a comment on Hatchback - Colors Of The Sun. about 1 year ago
Absolute bargain at the current selling prices! Get in there right now if you have any appreciation of electronic music.last track 'horizon' is jaw-dropping!!
posted a comment on Age Of Love - The Age Of Love. about 1 year ago
This is one of those tunes that is so good and so important that most people can remember where they were and what they were doing the first time they heard it.i was in my first year of secondary school and I went back to school on the Monday trying to ... See full review
posted a comment on Sunday Club - Paladian Dawn. about 1 year ago
Nice to see 'paladian dawn' getting the praise it deserves.sometimes I come onto discogs and nobody has left any comment on an absolutely classic record.i'm glad that wasn't the case here.
So good it's almost spiritual listening.i'd be happy to fade away ... See full review
posted a comment on Fatima Yamaha - Imaginary Lines. about 1 year ago
Pressing matters aside I think we can all agree that the track 'imaginary lines' is something of a masterpiece?
posted a comment on Max Richter - 24 Postcards In Full Colour. about 1 year ago
I find this to be the most captivating of Max Richter's work.there is so much emotion in every bar so even though the pieces are short the impact is just as powerful as anything else he has done.
The fact that it is somewhat overlooked adds to the ... See full review
posted a comment on Matt Berry (3) - Night Terrors (Nocturnal Excursions in Music). about 1 year ago
I wasn't too taken by 'the small hours' so wasn't going to bother with this but I'm so glad I did.its an absolute delight from start to finish including a tremendous cover of Icehouse's 'hey little girl',an 80's synth pop masterpiece,done considerable ... See full review
posted a comment on The Amorphous Androgynous* - The Isness (The Abbey Road Version). about 1 year ago
So much negativity about this release? But I will conceide that it should have been a double LP.
posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London - Papua New Guinea. about 1 year ago
I used to sell rare dance records online for a living until discogs dispelled the myth of rarity whilst simultaneously making other rare records even more expensive.early on,around 2000/2001 I bought a collection of records from a guy from Glasgow who ... See full review
posted a comment on Mental Cube - Chile Of The Bass Generation. about 1 year ago
Listen to 'q' then listen to the 'qube mix' of Papua New Guinea (only featured on the original 1991 press of PNG) and prepare for an unrivalled taste in pure dance music energy from 27 years ago (at the time of posting).nothing has really surpassed it ... See full review
posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London Present The Amorphous Androgynous* - Alice In Ultraland. about 1 year ago
If ever there was an example of a limited number of pressings escalating the selling price of a record this is it.
This actually got a pretty scathing review from boomkat at the time.seems mental that you need £120 plus for a copy of this whilst you can ... See full review
posted a comment on Matt Berry (3) - Badger's Wake. about 1 year ago
Badger's Wake is my favourite Matt Berry song thus might have been 'take my hand' but I feel it's been overused now.
posted a comment on Martin Galway. about 1 year ago
I salute thee sir,and thank you for contributing to my childhood.'comic bakery' alone is a masterpiece given the restrictions you were faced with.
posted a comment on Morrissey. about 1 year ago
Incredibly talented and intelligent and creative.i read alot of reviews about how he is a bit of a knob these question is-was he ever NOT a knob?
posted a comment on Enya. about 1 year ago
No comments on Enya??? Really?!! It was listening to Enya as a teenager amidst the quieter moments of my obsession with 90's hardcore techno that I developed an appreciation of the kind of music that would develop into my love of modern ... See full review
posted a comment on Nostrum - Nostrum E.P.. about 1 year ago
Worth the sheckles people.well pressed and every one is a classic!
posted a comment on Various - Colin Dale's Outer Limits. about 1 year ago
Unbelievably good compilation but a bit pricey.think I paid like £10 for mine and that was only a few years back.
A true snapshot of trance/techno at the time though, glorious!
posted a comment on Various - BBC Radio 6 Music Exclusive Mixes. about 1 year ago
I picked this up free of charge at Berwick Street on a label market day, probably the only thing I've ever gotten for free worth was an eye opener too because I never realised how tall Jarvis Cocker is!