Long-time devotee of the house scene and have followed many threads of its subsequent mutations.

If you are interested in a record in my collection, contact me by all means but I probably won't sell (if you mail me and get no reply then I'm not interested in selling/trading). If anyone has a record on my wantslist that they wish to sell then feel free to contact me.

Also no request for MP3s please - I simply don't have the time to do this.
Recent Activity
posted a review of Various - Apollo Compilation. over 5 years ago
Phenomenal collection of music from the early 90's. This compilation proves very concretely that this was a superb era of creative and deeply emotional music making. The more celebrated names contributing speak for themselves, and their offerings are as ... See full review
posted a review of Fila Brazillia - A Touch Of Cloth. over 6 years ago
It's very good to see so many positive comments on this wonderful album. Fila's first album away from the excellent Pork Recordings is a mesmerising creation. The fusion of styles (funk, jazz, ambient etc) is wonderfully realised and Fila have produced ... See full review
posted a review of Eternal - Mind Odyssey. over 8 years ago
I've got to agree fully with jamesocm's summing up of this. The original mix is the one where the real heart is at, especially if you were swept up in the positive vibes that were a huge part of the early 90's "house nation". The track is full of ... See full review
posted a review of Orbital - The Middle Of Nowhere. over 8 years ago
Just a small snippet of trivia. The track "I Don't Know You People" samples the 1973 movie "The Legend of Hell House" extensively, especially at the beginning of the track. The vocal and the eerie droning sound are taken from a scene where a psychic ... See full review
posted a review of Norken - Soul Static Bureau. over 8 years ago
A wonderful blend of styles are in evidence on this mesmerizing album. There are pieces of house, IDM and ambience all fused to create an ever so subtle soundtrack. The minimal house beats are offset beautifully by gentle sweeping synths, and laid back ... See full review
posted a review of 51 Days - Paper Moon. over 10 years ago
Outrageously deep EP. Every single track on it is good enough to be the main track on separate pieces of vinyl. Paper Moon is a superbly produced hybrid of techno and house. Persisent hypnotic rhythms and spacious strings rise and fall all through this ... See full review
posted a review of Solid Doctor* - How About Some Ether: Collected Works 93-95. over 12 years ago
This fantastic album shows off the Solid Doctor's know-how for smokey downtempo beats. Among my personal highlights are A Moving Family of Suns, U-Turn and the sublime Dusk. Some uptempo tracks are on offer too - Armed to the Teeth is flavoured with Mr ... See full review
posted a review of The Horn - The Villager E.P.. over 12 years ago
I would echo TheFormula's comments on this excellent EP. From IDM flavoured reworkings of chicago house through to the breath-taking epic ambience of the closing title track, this record delivers in fine style.

And the cockney english guys mentioned by ... See full review
posted a review of Pork Recordings. over 13 years ago
Hugely important label in the Downtempo arena. With over 100 non-commercial releases to their name, Pork have been a constant purveyor of the highest quality material for over 10 years. With no hype-driven publicity machine behind them, Pork have built ... See full review
posted a review of Arovane. over 14 years ago
One of the few artists who have such a unique sound of their own. Arovane creates such heart-melting soundscapes full of yearning. Buy into this beautiful and haunting sound and you won't be disappointed. Organic machine music for romantics.
posted a review of Autechre - EP7.1. over 14 years ago
Worth the crazy asking prices being given out on ebay for the track Ccec alone. Superbly distorted and garbled hip-hop vocals that have been combined with ae's trademark killer production and majestic dischordant sounds. One of the first pieces of truly ... See full review
posted a review of Round Five Feat. Tikiman - Na Fe Throw It. over 14 years ago
Slow dubwise grooves as could only be produced by the unrivaled Rhythm & Sound. Tikiman adds his reggae vocals to the beautifully crackling, organic mix. Listen to this on a hot summers day and just drift....
posted a review of Schneider TM vs. KPT.Michi.Gan - Binokular. over 14 years ago
The Light 3000 is a cover of "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" by the Smiths !
posted a review of Various - Electric Chicken Volume One. over 14 years ago
There is some debate as to the identity of Hexagon Sun on this compilation. Many people are all too well acquainted with the Boards of Canada and their Hexagon Sun recording studio. So are Hexagon Sun the Boards of Canada ?
posted a review of Arovane - Tides. over 14 years ago
A quite breathtaking album. This is quite a different affair from Arovane's output on the Din label - much more laid back and organic in mood and texture. Skillfuly used samples of sea-birds and children playing help to create a tranquility that ... See full review
posted a review of Monomorph. over 14 years ago
A great exponent of electronica. Check anything this guy does.

There is a fantastic Monomorph real audio mix on www.betalounge.com, which you can access for free.
posted a review of Multiplex - Mixt. over 14 years ago
A formidable array of contributors on display in this excellent remix package. My personal favourite has to be Isan with their haunting and fragile version of "Secrete" - a beautifully uncluttered mix of micro-clicks and spacious rhodes-esque keyboards ... See full review
posted a review of Spooky - Gargantuan. over 14 years ago
A record that is almost a definition of a whole era. Progressive house when it actually WAS progressive. Utterly essential.
posted a review of World Of Apples - Chroma EP. over 14 years ago
World of Apples is an alias of Ewan Pearson, who is responsible for the Maas act of the Soma label. The sounds on the World of Apples releases range from jazz-tinged house through to beatless-ambience of breath-taking beauty. I have the majority of the ... See full review
posted a review of Move D - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. over 14 years ago
Deep, deep, detroit influenced late-night vibes. Eastman starts off this EP in fine style - echoes of Derrick May's finest moments - synthesised strings giving way to a piano riff to conjure memories of the best of detroit. Soap Bubbles is a downtempo ... See full review