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posted a comment on Sonmi451 - Nachtmuziek. 2 months ago
I can't believe I haven't encountered this artists' music before. It combines everything I love about warm and soulful ambient music.

It's a dreamy mélange of many subtle mood flavors. Sometimes for example, it has the vibe of To Rococo Rot. The first ... See full review
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 7 months ago
submitted Jet Black (9) - L’Ère du Vide. 9 months ago
posted a comment on Recollection GRM. about 1 year ago
Same here. Very disappointing. Always trusted this label without second thought. Not anymore.
posted a comment on Outer Limits Recordings - Foxy Baby. about 1 year ago
There are two ways you can listen to this album. The first provides superficial fun, the second has a melancholic undercurrent.

On the surface, this album is a groovy hypnagogic ride. It has all the hallmarks of that weird and almost forgotten micro ... See full review
posted a comment on Hype Williams (2) - Rainbow Edition. about 1 year ago
This record is what you get, when you mix together:

The faux-medieval sound of "Lustwandel"-era Roedelius with SNES Street Fighter II stage music, a dash of glorious cheese JVCD "Cyborg" Soundtrack, some muffled Clams Casino style beat reductions & a ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Stingray (2) - Aqua Team 2. about 1 year ago
Ingrams music can sound like a dry exercise in technical precision. But I like to consider it more as highly specialized, like a fine-tuned scientific experiment conducted by a skilled researcher.

In fact, Ingram is an expert in capturing the flair of ... See full review
posted a comment on On (6) - Something That Has Form And Something That Does Not. over 2 years ago
Imagine the hypnotic melancholia of Cliff Martinez' Solaris OST: Its grand sense of otherworldly mourning, as if two souls are longing for closeness in eternity, yet destined to never reach it. Then add some hiss and static to it's pristine ambient ... See full review
posted a comment on Charles Hayward / Gigi Masin - Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2. over 2 years ago
Seems to be a general problem with this pressing (on HHV.de you can listen to the amount of noise and popping: http://bit.ly/2luK7oA)

Was really looking forward to this, but will pass on it now. Shame
posted a comment on Der Zyklus - Renormalon . over 2 years ago
A very disappointing and lackluster release, especially considering the dream combo of Wémè and a Der Zyklus full-length. I'm very attuned to Donalds style and typically tend to search for "interpretational flaws" on my side when I'm underwhelmed by his ... See full review
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posted a comment on Express Rising - Fixed Rope. over 3 years ago
Three albums in, and Dante Carfagna delivered his masterpiece.

His first record was a pleasant piece of instrumental beat making, very laid back and with a calming sense of rural nostalgia. His second album further built upon this feeling of bucolic ... See full review
posted a comment on Labradford · Stars Of The Lid - The Kahanek Incident - Volume 3. over 3 years ago
The B-side from Stars of the Lid is a truly sublime piece of lo-fi ambient, painting a nostalgic vision of golden midwestern landscapes, where adolescents stroll through fields and woods in the hazy afternoon sun, lost in peaceful reverie, not yet aware ... See full review
posted a comment on Piero Umiliani - La Ragazza Fuoristrada. over 3 years ago
Can't believe how lush the synth-line on A2 is flowing. Like a wave of pure warmth. Somehow, it reminds me very much of Colin Towns melancholic Soundtrack to forgotten Horror B-Movie "Full Circle". The dreamy feeling, the color and fullness of the ... See full review
posted a comment on Sam Kidel - Disruptive Muzak. over 3 years ago
Very interesting and unique piece of conceptual sound art. Truly gets you into a dreamy state of reflection about the plight of callcenter agents. You feel the eternal redundancy and almost surreal monotony of their profession, and it translates well ... See full review
posted a comment on Emily Hall (3) - Folie à Deux. over 3 years ago
I thought it was impossible, but this artwork is even worse than Ben Frosts "Theory of Machines". Bedroom Community really, really needs a better graphic designer.
posted a comment on Damu The Fudgemunk - How It Should Sound: Foundations (Rare Unreleased Demos & Alt Mixes From HISS Volumes 1 & 2). over 3 years ago
Slowly but irrevocably, Damu could lose the good will he currently enjoys by relentlessly milking the brand. This is another lackluster and unimaginative release, sounding almost exactly like the original recordings, adding absolutely nothing to ... See full review
posted a comment on Phase90 - Infinitati. over 3 years ago
Why are Echospace Vinyl releases always so incredibly expensive? There are so many small labels releasing 2LPs in 300-500 runs without ever crossing the line of 22-23€.

I like the whole echospace musical cosmos, but I refuse to pay those unjustified ... See full review
posted a comment on wuf (2) - Days / Winterwarm. over 3 years ago
Laid back goodness from an impossibly smoked out netherworld
posted a comment on Aidan Baker. over 3 years ago
This guy releases too much for my taste.

Regardless of the individual quality some of his albums may possess, there is zero anticipation for anything of it. Just a steady stream of releases without a feeling of suspense. Compare this to the level of ... See full review
posted a comment on Aaron Dilloway & Jason Lescalleet - Popeth. over 3 years ago
The A-side is a masterpiece.

It starts with a vast and ominous hellscape, slowly emerging from the abyss, underscored by a sizzling electric hiss and deep, cavernous rumblings, sounding like the collapsing insides of a dead planet.

Then, slowly, a ... See full review
posted a comment on Ben Frost - Steel Wound. over 3 years ago
A fantastic Album, but a terrible pressing, full of hisses and plops. Ruins the joy. Shame
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on Lee Gamble - Kuang EP. over 4 years ago
"Girl Drop" is pure gold. Like all sound and sight of a Berlin Weekend filtered through a channel of blissful haze directly into your consciousness. Perfect atmosphere. Hopefully he will do a full-blodded ambient record in the future.
posted a comment on Desiderii Marginis - Hypnosis. over 4 years ago
too long, didn't read
posted a comment on Autechre - Exai. over 4 years ago
Brilliant album, that really seems to stand the test of time (not like Oversteps for example)...but that big brown 4LP monolith is a really unattractive physical object.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 5 years ago
posted a comment on Ben Frost - Theory Of Machines. over 6 years ago
This has to be one of the worst sleeve designs of all time. Bedroom Community is rightfully known to have ridiculous cover artworks, but this really takes the cake. What were they thinking? It nearly destroys the music for me, because everytime I want to ... See full review
posted a review of Steiner* - Transmitter EP. over 6 years ago
A flawless electro 12". A2 is almost too good to be true, with a wonderfully deep and optimistic space explorer vibe, comparable to the "Crap Nebula" 7'' from Bitstream. On par with the best stuff from E.R.P.
posted a comment on DJ Stingray 313* - F.T.N.W.O.. over 6 years ago
Yes. It comes in a shitty wrap-around sleeve. In combination with the awful cover image, it makes the visual presentation of this flawless album even more disappointing...
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 6 years ago
posted a comment on Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album. over 6 years ago
Well, then it was obviously a great CD master to begin with! Besides, at least the Warp re-issue of "I care because you do" will be based upon a CD master, and I would hardly call Warp a "quasi-bootleg" label.
posted a comment on Yellow Tears - Don't Cry. over 6 years ago
This album is one of the most harrowing sonic representations of pain and violence I have come across so far. It's a sparse collage of industrial rust, cold machinery, tears of despair, and the screams of the lonely and the tormented. The degree of ... See full review
posted a comment on Oren Ambarchi - Sagittarian Domain. over 6 years ago
The price for this year's most relentless sonic onslaught goes without a doubt to Oren Ambarchi's "Sagittarian Domain". Build around a hypnotic and impossibly muscular drum-rhythm, the sheer force of this hellish juggernaut is awe-inspiring. Anyone brave ... See full review
posted a comment on Loscil - Sketches From New Brighton. over 6 years ago
This Album is as deep and atmospheric as one could have expected from Loscil. It's singular music, combining his very special nostalgia-tinted Mille Plateaux warmth, the mellow vastness of Deepchord (sans reverb-overkill and thundering 4/4) and the ... See full review
posted a comment on Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album. over 6 years ago
Excellent pressing of an alltime classic. I was actually worried by bad press for 1972, but in this case, I'm relieved to report, that sound quality is without a fault.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 6 years ago
posted a comment on Eliane Radigue - Feedback Works. over 6 years ago
Another shitty pressing for a ridiculous price tag...What's wrong with Alga Marghen?
posted a comment on AIR - Le Voyage Dans La Lune. over 7 years ago
This is a great album, but what is the point of distributing the album across 4 Vinyls, with one track per side?
posted a review of Grouper - A I A : Alien Observer. over 8 years ago
A wonderful album full of fragile beauty and a delicate sense of melancholy and longing. Liz Harris has a rare talent for evoking these emotions in the most vaporous, subtle way, without ever gliding into dull and obvious territory. Next to her timeless ... See full review
posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London - Teachings From The Electronic Brain (The Best Of FSOL). over 8 years ago
I couldn't have said it better. FSOL Albums are majestic Journeys to far out space jungles. You can't cut something out of these holistic mood pieces.