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posted a review of Depashe Moog - Shewey Trax. 23 days ago
The a-side is what you want out of this one. Effective sample track with a loop of "Drums keep pounding a rhythm to my brain." Probably the exact kind of repetitive loop based material that Danny Wang complained about on Balihu 006. But, if you're just ... See full review
posted a comment on Brainstorm - TZ 8. about 1 month ago
I was living in Minneapolis when this series was active.
I'm still standing by a1 and b2 as being the gems on this.
posted a comment on Groove Invaders - Dances With Dolphins. about 1 month ago
If Cadenza records in its peak existed in 1993. This may have been the sound of it. Friendly atmospheric techno leaning house music with a warm sonic palate. Music for grooving in the very early or very late part in the evening, or morning, and ... See full review
posted a comment on Blake Baxter - The Prince Of Techno. about 1 month ago
This record is all about the A side, and particularly, "A thought becomes U." Moody, dark, and longing with very crisp kick that hits like concrete, and is completely in a world of its own compared to the rest of the EP. One of those records you need a ... See full review
posted a review of Future/Past / As One / Zee# - Untitled. 2 months ago
Various artists ep, that is an excellent example of British techno by Kirk DeGiorgio. Four varied pieces for early evening, or the more adventurous minded that already show has breadth as a producer. Not a hint of bleep anywhere to be found, but still ... See full review
posted a comment on The Martian - The Long Winter Of Mars. 3 months ago
Incorrect. I remember picking it up off the Watts sheet very early on in 1994, and it was definitely in my bag a good chunk of that year on account of Spontaneous Lifeform and Wardance.
posted a comment on The Martian - Ghostdancer. 3 months ago
Sorry.
I definitely remember picking this up, and using Starchild in my sets in the fall of 1995.
posted a comment on Syn - Syn 4. 5 months ago
Buy this for Yugoslavia. It's a beautiful and very sad piece made in protest to the horrors of the Bosnian war and the immaturity of ethnic cleansing.
Painamplifier is 909 driven 135 - 140 bpm hard nosed techno based around feedback squelches. ... See full review
posted a review of The Federation (3) - Beat Of The Heart / Heart Of The Beat. 10 months ago
Brilliant ep of uptempo (130bpm) ecstacy induced day glo shuffle beat oriented poppy house from the summer of love that comes complete with a saxophone. The front side has a few more vocals, and the backside is slightly more dub oriented.

posted a comment on Dynamic Sound - Dance Dance Dance. about 1 year ago
This is remarkably bad, in a dementedly good way. Perfect wtf material.
There is a kind of wedding cover band sort of enthusiasm in their renditions.
posted a review of Rhythm Masters* - Spanish Ritual. about 1 year ago
Beautiful functional tribal driving deep New York house. Pick a mix for where you need to get to. About the only difference between the four offerings is in the intro, and if you want to build up from it, or mix in to it. Pure class, and devastating.
posted a comment on 48 V Phantom Power* - Graffity. about 1 year ago
A simple minded percussion overload techno workout. Two takes. One more driving. The other not nearly as.
A very overlooked gem on the R&S catalog for the drawn out set bunch. Both mixes are very dj tool, yet remain engaging through out, and encourage ... See full review
posted a comment on Underground Resistance - Punisher. about 1 year ago
I take it you have no idea the impact this ep had when it came out.
The effect was brutal.
posted a comment on Unknown Artist - Mix Your Own Breaks. about 1 year ago
This is a dj breaks, and beats record at its heart. But, to my ears. It's also an excellent example of proto house music. From the Netherlands. Simple minded slightly over two minute long tracks with strange funky noises and wooshy sounds. Heavily ... See full review
posted a review of Sueño Latino - Luxuria. about 1 year ago
Surprised no one has taken time to remark on this one. A very developed sound in comparison to Sueno Latino, and it's a more mature, and deeply humid piano house sound for the club mixes. The B-side, however, packs a morning stunner of the highest order ... See full review
posted a comment on States Of Mind - Elements Of Tone. over 2 years ago
My copy is normal weight, and the flashlight I have is bright enough that it can easily leave tracers in my eyes and it does not shine through the vinyl.
posted a review of Unknown Artist - Techno One / Techno Two. over 2 years ago
There are copies which got mislabeled at the press plant. MR-0006 just happens to also be the runout for Steve Poindexter - Phase II on Muzique Records.
Other than that oops moment which took me at least fifteen years to figure out. It turns out to be this one.
A ... See full review
posted a review of Adrenalin M.O.D. - Four Tunes E.P. over 2 years ago
Why this record is selling for so low STILL is beyond me. Could be the summer of love infused cover art with its fairly densely layered and busily bold Pagemaker look. Get past that design overload and look at the production notes.
You get Derrick May, ... See full review
posted a review of Orson Karte - Metamorphosis. over 2 years ago
A blank red record with one 17 minute serious piece of trippy warm ambient tribal techno trance. Simple straight forward loopy and devestatingly effective and beautiful with more than a few big samples thrown in for diggers to figure out. Steve Hillage ... See full review
posted a review of Music & Movement - Ambi Tech Know E.P.. over 2 years ago
Very classy ep of premium quality mind dance music that sadly sounds like it was pressed on fine grit sandpaper, and cut as an LP. Ultimatum is definitely the peak performer here, and the rest of the ep shows different interpretations of artificial ... See full review
posted a comment on Speed Jack - Storm. over 2 years ago
Rather surprising there aren't more reviews of this Mark Bell produced gem, nor is it exchanging for more because Valentino and Storm are both efficiently minded by the book and deadly weapons for extending two completely different moods.
Valentino ... See full review
posted a review of BlakkDokter* - Deep Sea Empathy. over 2 years ago
Doc Martin, and Mark Bell coordinate some machines for two 9+ minute chugging ecstatic snarling feedback driven DJ toolbox depth charges for mid to late session bridge work. Effective kick drum tracks that are purpose built set and release pieces for the ... See full review
posted a comment on The KLF. over 2 years ago
It was Modern Art, and it was hilarious that they were able to take the joke as far as they did, and it is laugh out loud funny that a major sports anthem has as its frontman, a police cruiser. That's what the Kopyright Liberation Front was all about. ... See full review
posted a comment on Moodymann - Mahogany Brown. over 2 years ago
Gosh. Fourteen years after this review was written.
i've always thought of this version of Black Sunday as a dj toolbox cut. Something to use in the middle of getting from one place and going to another in your session when you can find that space ... See full review
posted a review of Ada Kaleh - Dene Descris (Partea A Doua). over 2 years ago
Second set of music to tempt one to get lost in while wearing sunglasses, or just dancing with your eyes closed. Big textures with intricate patterns take turns in fabricating pieces to use either in long form or in creating a deep atmosphere for morning ... See full review
posted a comment on Steve Poindexter - Phase II. over 4 years ago
I've always wondered about this one because my copy is a two tracker of mega mixes. The run-outs only difference is Muzique used two zeros and my copy has three.
These records must've been pressed at the same plant and there must've been some confusion ... See full review
posted a comment on Butthole Surfers - Rembrandt Pussyhorse. over 4 years ago
It's a bit a travesty that no one has (yet) bothered reviewing this psychedelic masterpiece. But, here we are. Perhaps this is the sound of Gibby and crew being into ecstacy more than their usual acid? Or dipping into both, and pressing record. It's on ... See full review
submitted Clash, The - Gates Of The West / Groovy Times. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on Underground Resistance - Riot EP. over 4 years ago
First copies came bagged with Fuel for the Fire ep. Only in subsequent editions were the two split into individual releases.
posted a review of Aphex Twin - Syro. over 4 years ago
A new Aphex Twin album means a lot for the electronic music community as a whole. He is a gear whores gear whore, and one of its most adept programmers and artists who have pushed the electronic music template into the widest fields. Pastoral, but also ... See full review
posted a comment on Blow - Change (Makes You Want To Hustle). over 5 years ago
Rather interesting Wee Papa, Todd Terry, Mr. Lee influenced pisstake on a disco-ish cult classic on the a side courtesy Master Reese. It is pretty much (still) best left alone unless you really are going for the cheese factor. But honestly, it's about ... See full review
submitted Glow (18) - Self Titled. over 5 years ago
posted a review of Sterac Aka Steve Rachmad - Secret Life Of Machines (The Remixes Part 2). over 6 years ago
This package shouldn't have happened. I'll focus on the Sittin' on Klaus Remix because the original of Sitting on Clouds is truly a special record. A slice of life that really can't be improved upon and was reserved for THOSE moments far after midnight ... See full review
posted a review of Brian Eno And The Words Of Rick Holland - Drums Between The Bells. over 7 years ago
I get the feeling this a concept album by and large. There's an awful lot of poetry happening. And, well. Umm. There is a (versions) second disc. But, overall. This is up to you discover whether you can happen with it, or not. To cut to the ... See full review
posted a review of Moritz Von Oswald Trio - Horizontal Structures. over 7 years ago

1. I'm looking for a reason to listen to this beyond it being some guys who have done some damn fine music in their time. The nature of the recordings implies there be some faith taken on the players and the listeners part. So here we go. I'd swear ... See full review
posted a review of Ricardo Villalobos / Max Loderbauer - Re: ECM. over 7 years ago
For a dj/producer to pull themmselves off the dancefloor as a physical space and its resultant atmospherics and mental gymnastics and into the dance floor as a purely mental space and the sound as its physical, and architectural atmosphere. Isn't that a ... See full review
posted a review of RiRom - RiRom. over 7 years ago
Solid and psychedelic dj tools! The guts of the ep visit what sounds like a broken tinkly toy piano plinking and getting laced up and messy over a ravey piano stab and their various affectable attributes. The main mix is a basically a peak hour hands in ... See full review
posted a comment on Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar (The Ricardo Villalobos Mixes). over 7 years ago
Pretty tasteful approach to a dj tool of a trance gold standard. As such. It sounds nice enough. There are elements of the sound on verge of feeding back on themselves and the breakdown (when it comes) is swooning and sets up the user for going off ... See full review
posted a review of Isolée - Well Spent Youth. over 8 years ago
Pretty heavy duty early night and after-hours material. Isolee winks at the dancefloor with Well Spent Youth and the times were of creating spaces out of nowhere; and the music contained and used inside it is almost incidental and secondary to the ... See full review
posted a review of Ndf - Since We Last Met. over 8 years ago
Quasi Jam Band falls into a drunken k hole. This record should be like a dream come true in certain regards. What, with the respective catalogs this 3 way have in their wake. That said. DFA has released far more reality challenging and reality ... See full review
posted a review of DeepChord Presents Echospace - Liumin. over 8 years ago
Deepchord Presents Echospace Liumin, Liumin Reduced
Nearly a new album of Echospace works spread out over two hours worth of music. It's not really what should be called the follow up to the Coldest Season. Liumin comes off more as a sonic travelogue, ... See full review
posted a review of Reade Truth - Crimen Excepta EP. over 8 years ago
Quality flashback capable EDM. Four tracks of after-hours music for somewhere after the night has left and a BEAST cos each track takes you there. Breathe into Light is a down tempo chugger for the barely moving but wanting set. You gotta hand it to ... See full review
posted a review of Jason Fine - Our Music Is A Secret Order. over 9 years ago
An immediate album in that it is sparse. Stripped to what is needed and nothing less.
DJ music is a secret order in sound which seeks and only desires sound as a functional device. These never really develop in a way that is rewarding for a listener ... See full review
posted a review of The Ultraviolet Catastrophe - The Trip (The Remixes). over 9 years ago
Located somewhere in the top ten of the defining San Francisco / West Coast records. These are remixes from the Twitch released and prized original. Updated and twisted to Hardkiss specs with Jon Williams co-chairing for additional introspection and ... See full review
posted a review of Atom™ - Liedgut. over 10 years ago
My first listen leaves me the impression that this album is like taking notes from [k] by Disk Orchestra and throwing it in a bag with BGD and planting the seeds watching them grow.
This is an unapologetic album towards anybody but the strongest of ... See full review
posted a review of Basic Channel. over 10 years ago
In late 1993, mysterious records of mind bending repetitive and body bashing beauty and length when played with the proper amount of sound to push them. Plain sleeved records with mysterious graphics pressed in Detroit, but made in Germany by two guys ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Synoptics A Reflective Compilation. over 10 years ago
A capsule of a time and a holographic transmission. Before jazz, before funky space. There was space. Hallucinogenic, rub against it space. Spiraling alongside the burgeoning idm community was San Francisco's Reflective records. A workshop for some of ... See full review
posted a review of Son's Of The Dragon - Son's Of The Dragon. over 10 years ago
This record comes complete with the hype that an anonymous record proclaiming a certain pedigree should get. With Detroit obviously and heavily indebted to the "anonymous" to nearly impossible to discover anything out about artists who release ... See full review
posted a review of 7027 - The Pace. over 10 years ago
I've heard this before. I know I have. A record with a thick anonymous 'cheap' but personal feel to it. A few chords strapped with effects with a beat pulsing with heart like regularity and obviously indebted to the template two German guys lost in ... See full review
posted a review of Ricardo Villalobos - Vasco. over 10 years ago
For Skinfunnel. blah blah blah blah blah. Stunning is about the only way to describe this track. It a tense breathing but loose nervous mess and something for those heated bright eyed moments and setting up to die for records. There are voices ... See full review