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submitted Various - Côté Avenue... Côté Rue.... 8 days ago
submitted Wanda Sá Com João Donato - Wanda Sá Com João Donato. 3 months ago
submitted Raïna Raï - Live In Paris. 5 months ago
submitted Various - Extraordinary Renditions. 6 months ago
posted a comment on Atmosfear - En Trance. 7 months ago
hi jaytecx, try r7691117 via the discogs search. that's one new and really freeez-ish release, especially A3!
sorry for recommending that late : )
submitted Various - Stuttgart Brennt Vor Langeweile - Punk & Underground PLZ 7000 + Umgebung 1978-83. 8 months ago
posted a review of The Bodhi-Beat Poets* - Baltimore [Behold The Precious Stupa] Positive Paranoia!. 10 months ago
This first Bodhi Beat Poets album is an all around success. Craig Runyon forges his messages sparks-emittingly while the alloy of rhythm and sound delivers the perfect angular and almost funky backing. A nearly funny - yet not false - comparison would ... See full review
submitted Blanquito Smith - Relax / Contagio. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Tranquil Eyes - Fact & Fiction. about 1 year ago
this is a most intriguing and felicitous release that can't be recommended enough! "fact & fiction" bestows to the music world the gift of a time transcending work of merit. to give a synopsis of its esthetical spirit I contrived the following: ... See full review
submitted Plakaty Polska - Notsuperabo. about 1 year ago
submitted Albinos - Santa Barbara Album. over 2 years ago
posted a review of Various - Hook - A Compilation. over 2 years ago
This is a very obscure release by the Swindon based label Drive Music. The highlight is without doubt Perennial Divide's "Worldspread", a version quite different than that on their 1987 EP "Bee Head". Here it is rougher but also more consistent than on ... See full review
submitted Various - Hook - A Compilation. over 2 years ago
posted a review of Diama - Diama. over 2 years ago
This is a totally nice and brilliant album of French metropolitan Afropop. Actually I cannot avoid thinking of it as the idealized follow-up to ZAZOU/BIKAYE's 1985 album "Mr. Manager" that would have earned them (Z/B) much more approval than the rather ... See full review
submitted Jimmy Villotti - Jim Tonic. over 2 years ago
submitted Hollywood Bears - Bear Yourself. over 2 years ago
posted a review of Pimhole Group - The Lonely Bedsit Dweller. over 3 years ago
Review from manchestermusic.co.uk

This edgy, minimalist synthesiser trip is at times, particularly, but joyfully bleak in a crooning, early Associates meets Joy Division sort of way. Comparisons to a Being Boiled era Human League brand of noise is ... See full review
posted a review of Oingo Boingo - Nothing To Fear. over 4 years ago
the below text is a third-party-review that I found in a seller's listing. I regard it as the perfect review for NOTHING TO FEAR and thus post it claiming no credits for it myself.

"With many new wave bands of the late '70s and early '80s, the second ... See full review
posted a review of Meo 245 - Rites Of Passage. over 5 years ago
absolutely brilliant and masterfully executed mini-lp in a unique facon of coldwave blended with pop/rock/new romantic elements. for this release the 6track-format alone is ultra charming. in my opinion this is MEO 245's best and artistically most ... See full review
posted a review of Niza (2) - Canciones De Temporada. over 5 years ago
a very nice and diverting album. nicely produced with a variety of instruments, all in a rather classic "pop-intemporelle" vein. quite some [charming] references to french lolita-pop of the 1980s. not too far from the work of cathy claret but with less ... See full review
posted a review of Panoram - Accents. over 6 years ago
superb and essential release. absolutely recommended for anyone who loves music that really lives in its very own cosmos and sounds like that. I would label it diy-post-industrial-futuresoul but how can one break down music that is this original and ... See full review
posted a review of Art Teachers - TRA. over 6 years ago
review from australian mag cyclic defrost:

"Gregor Zentrich and Stefan Griesshaber are the Art Teachers from Stuttgart, and they’ve worked together on and off for over 25 years. A few singles and EPs have been released before now, but Tra is their first ... See full review
posted a review of The Higsons - Conspiracy. over 6 years ago
"TOUCHDOWN": for me one of the most beautiful songs ever. mixing ACR-like cold white funk with something that comes from the darker depths of the soul-universe. incredibly dry mix that adds fantastically to the superb artistic expression. rich emotions ... See full review
posted a review of Vietnam Rafale - Asile Tropical. over 6 years ago
superb obscure single with hints of coldwave. extremely french : )
think of it as a very early stage of the absolutely brilliant OUI OUI. once you got the idea you will love it even more. really, this is angular, raw new wave a la francaise wit that ... See full review
posted a review of Alibi (6) - Alibi. over 6 years ago
this is for me the most brilliant record of french new wave/pop ever released. it incorporates so much of all those good french bands in the fields of new wave, pop and even coldwave/minimal-synth that it could be regarded as the essence of it. though ... See full review
posted a review of Skaville Train - Return Of The Black Panther / Reefer Madness - Take Five. over 6 years ago
superb dubby, trippy, almost cosmical reggae/ska-rendition of two classic jazz cuts, full of reverb and layered effects. long versions. this is perfect since the band develops an incredibly deep atmospheric flow, minor-flavored, to speak in jazz terms. ... See full review
posted a review of Magic Box (4) - I Heard It Through The Grapevine. over 6 years ago
this release holds a surprise and it's a brilliant one! with the credit "T. Foyeh" added to KAMELEON's fantastic ep "danger Zone" that was released 1981 on ELITE a gap has been closed. actually, Magic Box is one of Foyeh's post-Elite incarnations and ... See full review
posted a review of Les Garçons* - Les Deux Amants. over 6 years ago
superb for the B-side "dans quelques minutes". absolutely stunning piece of french new wave-pop. reminds in elements of: lizzy mercier descloux' album "mambo nassau" in the slight caribbean/tropical/ska vein + uk jazzfunk à la atmosfear via the use of an ... See full review
posted a review of Ice Choir - Two Rings. over 6 years ago
superb debut single. lush, dense, romantic in a very slight cold-ish way, top crafted synth-sounds and very stylish presence of these via melodious dominance and part-wise harmonic / moody alterations. the vocals are warm and "into it", not in an ... See full review
posted a review of Aphria - Magic Maker. over 6 years ago
absolutely brilliant monster release. incredibly powerful. spectacular in terms of bass-sound and drum programming. beautiful vocals. generally it has a highly "dramatic" mood, not as in drama but as in thrilling. the live guitar has an excellent ... See full review
posted a review of Summerland - Soulmate. over 6 years ago
in my opinion this is the most uncommon ep from naked music's "golden era" since it is less lush but more straight and definitely ahead of its time with its futuristic slightly chopped and sovereign pulse of bass and drums. likewise the vocals are ... See full review
posted a review of Machiavel - The Cry Of Pleasure. over 6 years ago
for one part this is a rather commercial pop-rock album that probably will not please the fans of early symphonic-prog machiavel. but there's that other look that can be thrown upon this album: seeing it as a study on the state of belgian studio ... See full review
posted a review of Europeans - Vocabulary. over 6 years ago
"vocabulary" is an excellent, powerful, new-wavey, pop-ish art-rock album. very musical and very entertaining without being shallow or banal. excellent musicians who enjoy what they do are at play. stand out tracks for me are "innocence" and "spirit of ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Romain & Matt "Keys" Echols* - House Of Robots: 2. over 6 years ago
"house of robots 2" is a fantastic EP with a totally delightful raw and deep sound; it is a gem from the often praised original deephouse underground era. never have romain & echols made something equally creative and original after this release. "free", ... See full review
posted a review of Atmosfear - En Trance. over 6 years ago
I cannot think of any band's work that is more charming, more genius, more musical, more elated and more groovy than atmosfear's when it comes to underground jazzfunk with that special uk diy-spice thrown in [closest to an exception might be freeez's ... See full review
posted a review of English Subtitles - Original Dialogue. over 6 years ago
the album is parted into side A: studio recordings and side B: live recordings from an earlier band incarnation. musicians differ on each side. side A is the relevant side in my opinion. it features dark and angular british coldwave of the highest order. ... See full review
posted a comment on Where's Lisse? - Tutorial. over 7 years ago
this ep is a magic moment of british coldwave. gloomy, in parts romatic, dark, powerful and ultra attractive in its raw sound. bass, guitar, drums, vocals. comparisons to other british groups of the same era and style [like for example english subtitles] ... See full review
posted a comment on Rexy - Running Out Of Time. over 7 years ago
what a fantastic record! imagine a sexy female cockney voice over superbly penned synthetic popsongs with a funky twist in a sound as sanguineous and sensual as only 1981's most charming autoproduction could realize. the title track "running out of time" ... See full review