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posted a review of Orbital - In Sides. over 13 years ago
Arguably the best Orbital album perhaps because it is the most musical and most complex. While this album relies and the standard "loops and layers" approach employed by Orbital on all of their albums, this one is not weighed down by the addition of ... See full review
posted a review of Red Joy Reid. over 15 years ago
Interesting story, but some of you may remember Red Joy Reid from the days of Those that tried to follow here career (via internet) will note that she apparently died (as noted here in Discogs). In actuality, she was the creation of electronic ... See full review
posted a review of M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts. over 15 years ago
I'd say that M83 is in the same vein as Ulrich Schnauss (A Stangely Isolated place more than Far Away Trains Passing). Mainly electronic music - upbeat/uplifting in feeling. I've read reviewers dropping these guys into the shoegazer category and I can't ... See full review
posted a review of Diagram Of Suburban Chaos - Status Negatives. over 16 years ago
Clearly influenced by Aphex Twin, but without the twisted sense of humour. This album wanders into glitch and IDM territory. Fractured rhythms work against the multiple melodies, keeping things interesting and "warm". There's a "machine trying to be ... See full review
posted a review of Brian Eno. over 16 years ago
If you were around in the 70's you may remember a t-shirt that had "Eno is God" written on it. It's hard to sum up the importance of Eno's musical output from his post-Roxy music days (solo and Fripp collaborations) to his ground-breaking production ... See full review
posted a review of Four Tet - Pause. over 16 years ago
This release will appeal to fans of both acoustic as well as electronic music. The songs are melodic and catchy, with an experimental element to them. If you are a fan of Hermann and Kleine, Ulrich Schnauss, Nobukazu Takemura, etc. this will most likely ... See full review
posted a review of Ulrich Schnauss. over 16 years ago
I'm another that agree with the comments above - while it's true that Far Away Trains Passing is not ground-breaking - I have to say it's one of the best and warmest electronic albums I've heard in a long while. Some of this music is so sweet I think I'm ... See full review