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submitted Mitchell Akiyama - Hope That Lines Don't Cross. over 4 years ago
submitted COH - TO BEAT. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on Makonnen - Return. over 6 years ago
posted a comment on Makonnen - Bassahn. over 6 years ago
posted a comment on Makonnen - Brou'd Fawce. over 6 years ago
posted a comment on Corrupted - La Guerras Radio 97. over 7 years ago
This is a bootleg.
posted a review of COH - Z-Rated. over 7 years ago
This is a compilation, combining some previously unreleased tracks with some tracks released before on hard to find compilations, limited edition releases or similar.

A few of the tracks date back to 1995 or even 1992, it is quite interesting, that ... See full review
posted a review of Art & Language And The Red Crayola* - Corrected Slogans. over 9 years ago
This is a wonderful record. Its lyrics are incantabile, the singers can't sing, the music is quite simplicistic, you rarely hear more than a single instrument - but the result is simply a unique, very atmospheric and homogenous album, precious, ... See full review
posted a review of Various - The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of. over 11 years ago
This release is something very special as it contains for the first time two tracks by Son House, which have been lost since 1930 and rediscovered in September 2005. Its rediscovery has been one of the most sensational events in the blues-scene for ... See full review
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posted a review of The Zodiac - Cosmic Sounds. over 14 years ago
The Zodiac was not a band as usual, but a collective of top L.A. session-musicians. The idea for this experimental concept-album on astrology goes back to Jac Holzman, Elektra's founder and president. The Moog was hired right from an AES (Audio ... See full review
posted a review of Edward The Second And The Red Hot Polkas - Two Step To Heaven. over 15 years ago
This is one of the strangest crossovers i ever heard: dub-reggae meets polka. But it is funny to see that it really works.
Regrettably it sometimes lacks a certain originality beside the basic crossover idea, as the dub and reggae components are rather ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Mgrs Rmxs. over 15 years ago
This excellent release is somewhat special as it has not been released as a 2x12" only, but as mp3 too. The complete album can be downloaded at http://www6.migros.ch:8001/kulturprozent/kulturbeutel/platte.htm and it is worth it.
posted a review of Einstürzende Neubauten - Halber Mensch. over 15 years ago
the first completely 'professional' produced and arranged work of Einstürzende Neubauten and the beginning of their decay. only the track "Halber Mensch" can convince, the rest is rather sterile and dead.
posted a review of Various - Archival Series - Musique Concrète Soundtracks To Experimental Short Films 1956-1978 - Volume Three. over 15 years ago
this volume centers around pierre henry's score to jean painleve's amazing documentary on the cephalopod, "love-life of the octopus". also included is kotonski's amazing score to jan lenica's seminal short film "labyrinthe".

Pierre Henry - Les Amours ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Archival Series - Musique Concrète Soundtracks To Experimental Short Films 1956-1978 - Volume Two. over 15 years ago
this volume focuses on the soundtracks to valerian borowczyk's early short films. two gems by parmegiani (a 10 minute hiss-noise extravaganza) and kotonski (brilliant piano-themes and raw tones).
Bernard Parmegiani - Jeux Des Anges (dir: Borowczyk, ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Archival Series - Musique Concrète Soundtracks To Experimental Short Films 1956-1978 - Volume One. over 15 years ago
this volume features pierre boulez's only concréte piece, an rather amazing gershon kingsley computer-funk piece, the only recorded realization of grainger's 'free music', an interlude to a film about glass blowing by tom dissevelt, and and joan ... See full review
posted a review of Farmers Manual - Rla. over 15 years ago
The release is accompanied by a comprehensive website thats mirroring all of the disc's content plus extra material by related artists (e.g. panasonic, gcttcatt, a.o.) as well as updates of incidents since the disc's mastering and that can be accessed by ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Prototype - Armaments And Armatures Against Electronic Music. over 15 years ago
This release accompanied an exhibition and an event-series in Lower-Austria, October 2002. Excerpt from the catalogue:

"Unlike the classical product-prototype the prototypes presented were never invented in order to be reproduced as a series. The ... See full review
posted a review of Oval. over 15 years ago
Frank Metzger, one of the Oval founding members, on the project's split in 95:
"Strictly speaking, neither Sebastian nor I actually 'left' oval. In the summer of 95, it became clear that Markus had very different goals for oval than I did. Increasingly, ... See full review
posted a review of Alva Noto - Transrapid. over 15 years ago
An excellent 12", as his album "Transform" on Mille Plateaux it is much more grooving than other works which are much more on the side of arts, sometimes it is almost a piece for the floor.
Good entry-point to the work of Noto.
posted a review of Falco - Der Kommissar. over 15 years ago
Falco's debut-single "Der Kommissar" was an extremely strong hit in the old school of hip-hop and electro too.
posted a review of Rupert Hine - Waving Not Drowning. over 15 years ago
"Waving Not Drowning" won an award in 1982 as the "Electronic Music Album of the Year".
posted a review of DJ C - Live At Montserrat College Of Art. over 15 years ago
keith fullerton whitman (hrvatski) and dj c performed at a post-toneburst event in beverly, ma called "dirt". during dj c's set, keith fullerton whitman (hrvatski) placed his sony mzr-700 minidisc and accompanying soundman okm-ii classic binaural ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Electrograph 02 - Athens Sound Media Festival 02. over 15 years ago
live excerpts from the "electrograph 02 - athens international cutting edge sound and media festival v.2", which took place from 14 - 16 november 2002.
posted a review of Various - .Ilation. over 15 years ago
A brilliant overview of the available spectrum of sonig-bands and projects. The selection of tracks is excellent and clearly states, that sonig is one of those labels one might call "ahead of its time".
posted a review of Various - Sonig Comp.. over 15 years ago
this first compilation of the sonig label regrettably does not fully convince. all tracks lack of a certain emphasis. if you want to have a look at this rather excellent label, you should prefer the follower ".ilation"
posted a review of Komet - Saat. over 15 years ago
the komet-debut, almost straight forward minimal techno compared to his later works, where he moved more and more into common glitch. this is showing clear how much komet aka frank bretschneider has been coming from a classic club-music background.
posted a review of Wolfgang Voigt - 20 Minuten Gas Im November. over 15 years ago
of all the releases in raster-noton's "20' to 2000"-series this is the most magic and touching one. a twenty-minute long track of shifting scapes, calm, warm and friendly, dub beyond dub, ambient beyond ambient. whatever wolfgang voigt touches, in his ... See full review
posted a review of Alva Noto - Transform. over 15 years ago
Beside the rather unknown "Spin" album this certainly is the most accessible of all Noto / Alva Noto-releases and at the same time definitely one of his best. Finally he relaxes and allows himself (and us, of course) to listen only to his brilliant ... See full review
posted a review of Fennesz - Endless Summer. over 15 years ago
a brilliant work, warm, friendly, though not compromising a single moment. no edge, no clicks, no noise is hidden, but finally all these sounds combine to a piece, that can only be compared to oval's "ovalprocess" or "goflex" by f.x. randomiz.
posted a review of F.X.Randomiz* - Goflex. over 15 years ago
Sometimes called "the blueprint of clicks'n'cuts electronica" this fantastic release for sure is one of the best hidden secrets of the "cologne school of electronica". A tremendous and stunning whirl of beeps, whizzes and many other incredible sounds you ... See full review
posted a review of Fennesz - Field Recordings 1995:2002. over 15 years ago
After his tremendous album "Endless Summer", it was hard to believe that Fennesz could even get better, but he did. The special thing is that this release is not a new album, but a great collection of disparately released songs (mostly from compilations) ... See full review
posted a review of Goem - Stud Stim. over 15 years ago
Entirely made with a device called,´Student Stimulator´. This was found in a thrift store, and it´s use is to give rhythmical pulses, to coordinate a steady response The machine is used by Goem to create a wide tapestry of beats, which are, triggered by ... See full review
posted a review of Pan Sonic - B. over 15 years ago
It sometimes seems as if Pan(a)sonic's 12"-es always keep much closer to a virtual "dancefloor" than their albums. More speed, more drive, more forward, one can say that about "B" as much as about the '96 "Osasto"-EP too. Different style, same class.
posted a review of Horacio Vaggione - La Maquina De Cantar. over 15 years ago
argentinian born electonic composer horacio vaggione (known to some for his involvement with the alea group) threw together this 2 track masterpiece of multilayered sci-fi epic glop originally in 1978 for the cramps label's relished nova musicha ... See full review
posted a review of Unbalance. over 15 years ago
The compilation "Shumatsu Shorijo" (Final Disposal Site), was the second release on Unbalance. The first release on Unbalance had been an EP limited to 50 copies by YOU (ie Yu Koyama).
posted a review of Leibstandarte SS MB - Triumph Of The Will. over 15 years ago
The tracks of this album had been treated by an additional overlay of original propaganda speeches by Top-Nazis from the Third Reich (- for instance Hitler's "unofficial" and somehow belated "declaration of war" against Poland [September 1st, 1939] - ... See full review
posted a review of A Certain Ratio - To Each.... over 15 years ago
To me it is not such a brilliant album, but "Winter Hill" is a really tremendous and overwhelming track. Throughout it's 12:45 the tension rises very subtle and finally doesn't simply burst, but slowly fades out as if a wind would blow it into pieces. ... See full review
posted a review of Die Tödliche Doris - Sechs. over 15 years ago
This is more than just a single release: if you play this album simultaneously with the Tödliche Doris' preceding album "Unser Debut", you find that both records fit together as one! This is called "The Invisible LP" and even has a catalogue number of ... See full review
posted a review of Die Tödliche Doris - Unser Debut. over 15 years ago
This is more than just a single release: if you play this album simultaneously with the Tödliche Doris' following album "Sechs", you find that both records fit together as one! This is called "The Invisible LP" and even has a catalogue number of it's own!
posted a review of Various - The Wire Tapper 09. over 15 years ago
On Track 1-8 by Fennesz / Polwechsel: this is an exclusive remix by Pulsinger for this CD only!
posted a review of Schoolly D - Another Sign. over 15 years ago
A great 12", with a remarkable dubby "Rollin' in my '64"-Mix.
posted a review of The Residents - Not Available. over 15 years ago
This is a wonderful album, tricky made, very delicate. The Residents show up clearly how much potential electronic music already had in these years, beside of the nowadays boring drifting and shifting scapes of Tangerine Dream and the likes. Additionaly ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Ambient Dub Volume Four - Jellyfish. over 15 years ago
As all volumes of the Beyond "Ambient Dub"-series this is a very good selection of highly atmospheric pieces. Especially the etherical Starseed's "Regina From The Future" is worth to be mentioned as a very tripping piece.
posted a review of The Residents. over 15 years ago
The Residents, active since 1972 (!) now, are surely one of the most important and influential bands in experimental electronic music. Their style is absolutely unique and after all these years still nobody knows, who they are (due to their restrictive ... See full review
posted a review of James Christian. over 15 years ago
Raised in Brooklyn and influenced by famous deejay Jellybean Benitez, James Christian was heard quite a lot in clubs in the States, Italy, Germany and England in the mid-nineties.
posted a review of Hijokaidan. over 15 years ago
Japan's longest-running and most legendary noise group, active since 1979.
posted a review of Disinformation - Ghost Shells. over 15 years ago
"Dedicated to physicist Heinrich Georg Barkhausen (1881 - 1956), the first person to investigate the world of natural atmospheric music."
posted a review of Culturcide - Tacky Souvenirs Of Pre-Revolutionary America. over 15 years ago
This legendary album of the band Culturcide from Houston, Texas made a big splash in 86 when they were sued by CBS for it. They dubbed and distorted over a Bruce Springsteen song, which they played directly from CD and sang new lyrics on the top of it. ... See full review