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posted a review of Adalberto (2) - House Party. over 4 years ago
Released only months ago, this L.P is already making waves. Never (recently) has an artist been able to capture the sound of Chicago so perfectly. It is so exact to-date you could scratch it across the floor and tell everyone it's from 1986, and not one ... See full review
posted a review of Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine. over 5 years ago
A very influential L.P. for the world of electronica. Kraftwerk single handedly inspired thousands of musicians through their sounds of the not-so-near future. In my opinion, that sound is summed up in this release. Describing visions of a cold, ... See full review
posted a comment on The Martian - Techno Symphonic In G. over 5 years ago
Wonderful release from The Martian. And even though it's a new release, it has the traditional marisian sound that everyone loves.
posted a review of Martian 044 / The Martians* - The Last Stand / Sunchaser. over 5 years ago
This E.P. simply goes to show you a good label does not lose it's competency after it's prime. Both tracks are beautifully crafted pieces showing that this label still has musical genius needing to be expressed beyond what human capabilities allow. The ... See full review
posted a review of Red Planet. over 5 years ago
My introduction to Detroit techno. The Martian is a handle for the well known Mad Mike Banks. But occasionally other famous Detroit musicians have recorded under the name.

The Red Planet is a mainstay in Detroit techno, shadowed only by Underground ... See full review
posted a review of Mike Banks. over 5 years ago
I must agree with "damnzenman". A legend of Detroit techno shouldn't be overlooked so easily. A large majority of his work isn't even presented here. Saying Detroit techno wouldn't be the same without Mad Mike is an understatement, he created it...

posted a review of K. Hand* - Project 69 EP. over 5 years ago
This E.P begins with "Detroit rocks". Much like the rest of the E.P., this song is minimal in execution. A mix between Detroit house and hip-hop, a wonderful creative musical experiment.

"Freak them Hoes" is a fun song that always seems to put me in a ... See full review
posted a review of Mad Mike* - Hi-Tech Dreams / Lo-Tech Reality. over 5 years ago
It's amazing how Mike Banks is able to, at will, send the listener into any type of imagery he feels. That is what happens with this E.P.

It's my belief that, in music, some things can be explained with little or no emphasis on any spoken word. This ... See full review
posted a review of The Martian - Cosmic Movement / Star Dancer. over 5 years ago
When first listening to the A side "Cosmic Movement", your first notion is a more soft spoken song (although rather dark). As the song progresses, it moves into an acidic "rolling" baseline that makes use of the tb-303 in a far more creative way than is ... See full review