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posted a comment on Aleksi Perälä - MU3. 19 days ago
Did this ever get a vinyl release? Just discovering Aleksi and would love a copy of this.
submitted Various - Galaxy Force II & Thunder Blade. about 1 month ago
submitted Various - Galaxy Force II & Thunder Blade. about 1 month ago
submitted Various - Galaxy Force II & Thunder Blade. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!. about 1 month ago
Really nice sounding tape to my ears, bass drum on Satisfaction is particularly weighty and the stereo seperation is great. Have to take off Dolby NR though to make it sound like the vinyl version. Sounds very muffled with Dolby on (maybe that's the ... See full review
posted a comment on Eye (12) - Winterwork. 2 months ago
Only listened through once so far but really enjoyed it. It is a dense noise but not oppressive. The drumming is particularly insistent and repetitive which gives the music a trance like quality and the sound around the drums isn't just 100% all the ... See full review
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posted a comment on Therapy? - Infernal Love. 2 months ago
I wouldn't necessarily say this sounds better than the CD versions but it does sound rather good and noticeably different. Guitars are a little less crisp but not to the detriment of the music.

This album is easily one of my favourite Therapy? albums ... See full review
submitted A Guy Called Gerald - "Intelligent Jungle". 2 months ago
posted a review of Tiga - No Fantasy Required. 3 months ago
Not the kind of music I usually listen to. As far as electronic music goes I'm more likely to be listening to Kraftwerk, Yello, YMO, Gas, Matmos etc than the full on 'shake your booty in the club' music that Tiga tends to make... saying that I've always ... See full review
posted a comment on Yello - Toy. 3 months ago
Electrified II is a bonus track? It's one of the best tracks here, just wish it was longer.
posted a comment on Yello - Toy. 3 months ago
I'm tempted to say the FLAC versions although the vinyl version does sound nice.
posted a comment on Japan - Obscure Alternatives. 7 months ago
A somewhat flawed album that pales in comparison to their later output. This is Japan still in Glam Rock mode but there are hints of what was to come next. In many ways the album feels like a prototype of their later sound and so it is a curious item in ... See full review
posted a comment on Devo - Something For Everybody. 7 months ago
Some tracks sound better than others, it's mainly distorted on s sounds, you can hear it a lot on 'March On'.
posted a comment on David Sylvian - Manafon. 7 months ago
Thanks. Very jealous! David Sylvian's entire back catalogue is in dire need of a repress.
posted a comment on Richard Youngs - Barbed Wire Explosion In The Kingdom Of Atlantis. 7 months ago
One of the strangest Richard Youngs releases I own... saying something that! It's a full throttle hardcore album backed by a drum machine running at full pelt.

As usual with Richard Youngs the mix and production is a big part of the overall picture. The ... See full review
posted a comment on Yellow Magic Orchestra - Solid State Survivor. 7 months ago
Wow, it skips!? Was not expecting that. Thanks for the warning.
posted a comment on Nankyoku, Decky (4) & Imocky / Naofumi Hataya - Golden Axe I & II. 7 months ago
Done my bit by adding images of the actual records (not stock pictures), expanding the notes sections and sorting the credits out, if anyone want to expand further than go ahead :)
posted a comment on Scott Walker - The Childhood Of A Leader . 7 months ago
Is anyone else's copy warped? Mine has some pretty bad warping. Seems to sound okay still but it is a shame.
posted a comment on Various - OutRun. 9 months ago
OBI states it is 'remastered', I guess by that they mean they mastered it for vinyl?
posted a comment on Cornelius - Fantasma. 11 months ago
Nice sounding remaster, not too different to the original but some elements do stand out a little more to my ears. It's like putting on two different pairs of glasses with slightly varying focus. Can't say it's necessarily better or worst, just ... See full review
submitted Cornelius - Fantasma. 11 months ago
posted a review of Eduard Artemiev* - Solaris Original Soundtrack. 11 months ago
A very unusual listen. Each side's separate sections don't feel like songs but different rooms that are all part of the same grand mansion. Each room being of different size, layout, lighting, containing unique objects etc. It's an incredible pure sound ... See full review
posted a review of Yukihiro Takahashi - Neuromantic. 11 months ago
Grows on me with each listen. When I first heard it it didn't leave much of an impression on me and I quickly put it back on the shelf. But every time I pull it back off the shelf I like it more and more.

The sound reminds me heavily of YMO in their BGM ... See full review
posted a review of Hild Sofie Tafjord - Kama. 11 months ago
Hild's first solo release comes in the form of one long onslaught, mostly on her instrument of choice, the french horn. The release was one of the first on Lasse Marhaug's Pica Disk. I picked it up from Sound 323 (RIP) back when it was released as I ... See full review
posted a review of John Wall - Constructions V-VII. 11 months ago
An intense listen that brings together digital textures with those of instruments, melding them, blending them and creating acute compositions out of them. Kind of reminds me of Alva Noto but far less accessible and harder to get a grasp on. Fits more in ... See full review
posted a comment on David Sylvian - Manafon. 11 months ago
How is the pressing quality on this? Hope it gets a reissue one day.
posted a comment on John Butcher - Resonant Spaces. 11 months ago
Still, ten years after it was recorded, this is an incredibly remarkable album that explores the edges of Butcher's tenor and soprano saxophones. These aren't close mic'd clean recordings however but explorations of natural reverberant spaces, be they ... See full review
posted a comment on Techno Animal vs Dälek - Megaton / Classical Homicide. 11 months ago
Nice release, the Techno Animal track is nice and crunch the way Broadrick likes it it would seem. The Dalek track has a midnight, slow and brooding feel which is both sinister and enveloping. The remixes are great too. A highly recommended 12".
posted a comment on Super_Collider - Head On. 11 months ago
Not much else sounds like this, ahead of it's time in many ways but also completely out of time bringing in past, present and future influences. Not a perfect listen but one that holds many rewards for those who enjoy a dig.
posted a comment on Super_Collider - Head On. 11 months ago
Not much else sounds like this, ahead of it's time in many ways but also completely out of time bringing in past, present and future influences. Not a perfect listen but one that holds many rewards for those who enjoy a dig.
posted a comment on Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby. 11 months ago
Sometimes I think perhaps 'Trout Mask Replica' is the best and most satisfying Beefheart record, then I go back and listen to this again... so freakin good!

'Lick My Decals Off, Baby' is like a more focused 'Trout Mask' with every track being an ... See full review
posted a comment on Tony Conrad With Faust - Outside The Dream Syndicate - Alive. 11 months ago
I remember getting this album around '06/'07, listening to it a couple of times and then packing it away finding little reason to go back to it.

Now, having really got to know Faust, Jim O'Rourke, Phill Niblock etc I thought I'd give this another ... See full review
posted a comment on Cabaret Voltaire - 1974-76. 11 months ago
A dirge of a listen, a very slow moving electronic throb that pre-dates a lot of noise acts that have sprung up over the years. Definitely has its place but it's not really focused, it's pretty messy and full of tape hiss and in the end it kind of fades ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Blocks Of Consciousness And The Unbroken Continuum. 11 months ago
Great book, interesting range of writers, musicians and subjects all brought together in an unusual and almost schizophrenic design. Highly recommended, brings back memories of Sound 323 (the good ol' days!).
posted a comment on Sonic Youth - Sonic Youth. 11 months ago
Back cover is reversible to get rid of barcode and legal malarkey.
posted a comment on Charles Hayward / Michael Prime - Wash.Rinse.Spin / Osculation. 11 months ago
Charles' piece sounds like a pair of trainers in a washing machine, and I mean that in a good way!
posted a comment on Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto & Bryce Dessner - The Revenant (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). 11 months ago
Got my copy recently and have no noise issues whatsoever apart from a continuous pop on each rotation for the last 2 minutes of C6. The records sound incredibly clear considering most of the music is very quiet, the dynamics are very nice and the sound ... See full review
posted a comment on Nash The Slash - American Band-ages. 11 months ago
A collection of covers that stick mostly to the script but imbue them with a new wave twist thanks to the use of Linn drums and Prophet 5 synths. More of an EP than an LP but a fun addition to the Nash the Slash library. Far from essential but a good ... See full review
posted a review of Joanna Newsom - Divers. 11 months ago
Very mixed feelings on this one. After hearing 'Sapokanikan' I was incredibly excited for this release. I still feel that it is one of the (if not THE) best songs of 2015. The album as a whole didn't really capture me though sadly. There are some great ... See full review
posted a comment on Mark Mothersbaugh - Hello!. 11 months ago
Minordian - Sure, I guess I see that but in that case why not go full hog? It doesn't feel like a premium product or like an art object, everything feels 'good enough'. There are so many more luxurious musical objects to own, and this hardly limited in ... See full review
posted a comment on Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats. 11 months ago
Done and dusted! Just added images of the booklet. Enjoy.
posted a comment on Yoshinori Sunahara - Take Off And Landing. 11 months ago
A good album but not without its blemishes.

The album feels like one continuous piece with individual suites; this has its plus and minus points. On the plus side it gives the feel of a true concept album and as such has a sort of narrative. On the ... See full review
posted a review of Cornelius - 96/69. 11 months ago
Like a lot of remix albums this is very far from essential but it does have a few nice moments here and there and exemplifies a certain time and scene in Japan. Worth it for hardcore Cornelius fans but I must admit I'd much prefer to just listen to 69/96 ... See full review
posted a comment on Sonic Youth - A Thousand Leaves. 12 months ago
Wow, what a great, clean sounding record. Just found the record new in a store and thought I'd give it a shot. Not very often you see something new from 1998 and hey, it's Sonic Youth.

The records come in clear poly bags which has kept them sounding ... See full review
posted a comment on Rhodri Davies - An Air Swept Clean Of All Distance. about 1 year ago
Such an insane and intriguing sound, it's as if the harp is being plucked by 100 angry birds at once. Intense yet somehow incredibly beautiful. Quickly became one of my favourite records in my collection. Highly recommended.
posted a comment on Loose Joints - Pop Your Funk (The Complete Singles Collection). about 1 year ago
Fantastic collection of mixes of the three Loose Joints tracks. The variety is nice and it's great to have it all in one place.

Nice sounding pressing.
posted a comment on The Residents - Please Do Not Steal It!. about 1 year ago
Perhaps there are 3000 in total?? I've seen both white and pink copies.
posted a comment on Mark Mothersbaugh - Hello!. about 1 year ago
A single track, very interesting direction for Mark to be going in (sampling of world music with synth and drum machines) which started with his Myopia exhibition and its accompanying scarce record.

The track is good but I feel this record will only ... See full review
posted a comment on Silverchair - Diorama. about 1 year ago
I used to own the original version of this LP and it didn't have any sound issues at all. The CD version also doesn't have this ghosting. It's such a shame.

I hope it gets repressed sooner rather than later without this issue. Once I heard it I couldn't ... See full review