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submitted Finlay Shakespeare - Domestic Economy. 4 months ago
posted a comment on Orbital. about 1 year ago
Have you tried In Sides? In my opinion, that's by far their magnum opus.
submitted Eden Grey - Apocalypse. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Der Zyklus - Renormalon . over 2 years ago
Labels give 45RPM for playback, but I enjoy these tracks more at 33RPM. Either way, standard "abstract" sci-fi electronics from Gerald Donald and the team. You know what to do.
added OMD* - Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Joan Of Arc) to their collection. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Grischa Lichtenberger - ~Treibgut. over 7 years ago
Try playing this at 33RPM, turns it into a totally different kind of beast!
posted a comment on Kraftwerk - Tour De France Soundtracks. over 7 years ago
Agreed, this pressing sounds fantastic!
posted a comment on Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma Alt Takes. over 8 years ago
The Stripped Version of Pickled is different on this vinyl to that from the downloads...
posted a review of Villagers (3) - Live At The Workman's Club, Dublin. over 8 years ago
Words do not express how brilliant this performance is.
posted a comment on Radiohead - Supercollider / The Butcher. over 8 years ago
Haha brilliant, cheers!
posted a comment on Radiohead - Supercollider / The Butcher. over 8 years ago
On my copy (at least) the labels are switched round, as in "The Butcher" has Supercollider's label and vice versa. Is this the same for all copies?
posted a review of Autechre - LP5. over 9 years ago
Sonic perfection, nothing less. This is most probably the best Autechre album in terms of balance - there's enough "musicality" to counteract the complexity of some of the rhythms and sounds. It's more than a decade old now but still sounds very fresh. ... See full review
posted a review of The Human League - Reproduction. over 10 years ago
Please note that the original vinyl version of "The Path Of Least Resistance" is quite different to the version released on the remastered CDs. The vocals in the second verse are not distorted as on the remaster, but instead were originally treated with ... See full review
posted a review of Talking Heads - The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads. over 11 years ago
Forget The Best Of, if you're really looking for an introduction to the work of Talking Heads go for this brilliant double disc live compilation. It covers all of their best work, including the whole of the Remain In Light tour set list with the amazing ... See full review
posted a review of Mordant Music - Dead Air. over 12 years ago
I found Mordant Music through a link from a forum to their Myspace page. The extracts their got me intrigued, and I lined it up to buy from Boomkat. Now I have it, it's a very interesting release. The packaging is excellent (yet can be troublesome if ... See full review
posted a review of Metamatics - 3 Jak And Dive + Nildro Hain EP. over 12 years ago
This for me is a good varied album. Just ripping this to my computer I found myself giving the tracks different genres like IDM, electro, acid, glitch, trip hop and chill out. The sound reminds me of early Royksopp, but just a bit more glitchy, which is ... See full review
posted a review of Arpanet - Inertial Frame. over 12 years ago
The third Arpanet release is a clear mixture of the last two albums under this alias. Inertial Frame features the more musical qualities of the Wireless Internet album (including vocals (however warped they get on this album) and varying rhythms), and ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Untilted. over 12 years ago
Despite many bad reviews of Untilted, I love this album. It's really opened the door to Autechre for me. I loved their first two albums, but I was trying to find one of their later albums that would get me into their cold IDM style. I think Untilted did ... See full review
posted a review of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Dazzle Ships. over 12 years ago
Even though Dazzleship flopped as a mainstream album, I still love it. Only the Dazzleship suite is the track I have to skip each time. The more poppy songs on here are extremely underrated. Genetic Engineering and Telegraph are two classic OMD songs. I ... See full review
posted a review of Kraftwerk - Showroom Dummies. over 12 years ago
Any lover of Kraftwerk, Numbers in particular, needs this single (or the 12" version of it). The remix of Numbers is very slight, but enough to make it miles better than the great track it already was. Kraftwerk have sped it up, added more bass to its ... See full review
posted a review of The Human League - Live At The Dome. over 12 years ago
Once every Christmas comes, you can be assured there's a Human League tour. Every performance of theirs runs through their hits with some new tracks slid in aswell. This DVD captures the increasing amount of talent they have for performing their hits ... See full review
posted a review of Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag Alatt Született. over 12 years ago
This is the album that introduced me to Venetian Snares after hearing about his material through various sources. I was expecting more clicky Autechre-like IDM, which to be honest, I find more difficult with what I was presented with here. After hearing ... See full review
posted a review of Mr Oizo* - Nazis. over 12 years ago
IMO this is probably the best Mr. Oizo release. Nazis is great for bringing glitch to the dancefloor (as long as you cut off the "kill everyone" intro) and for us glitch fans this is a miracle. The Justice remix is also fantastic. If Oizo's samples ... See full review
posted a review of AFX* - Chosen Lords. over 13 years ago
It's a good album, but again, track choices really did stump me here. I miss Where's Your Girlfriend, VBS.Redlof, I'm Self Employed, and I don't feel that the whole of Analord 5 is essential. Reunion could have surely been taken out. Also what gets me is ... See full review
posted a review of 2 Many DJ's. over 13 years ago
Out of all the DJ's I've heard, the Dewaele brothers must be the most exciting. Some may call their techniques and mixes silly, but in most cases the work! For example, take As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt. 2's Dolly Parton into Royksopp mix; it shouldn't ... See full review
posted a review of Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy. over 13 years ago
This is a very good release for vinyl, and I'm not talking about the sound quality.
The tracks are already mind blowing to start with, but slowing the record down from 45RPM to 33 makes Bucephalus Bouncing Ball sound like an acid house legend. Also, ... See full review
posted a review of Tubeway Army - Tubeway Army. over 13 years ago
This is a superb re-release of a great debut album from Tubeway Army. The album is a great string of synth punk anthems from start to finish, beginning with the classic Listen To The Sirens and ending on Zero Bars, what sounds like the very first ideas ... See full review
posted a review of The Associates. over 13 years ago
Well, if it was any band that should still be alive today, it's the Associates. They took Joy Division's sound, added much higher vocals, and evolved their ideas tenfold.
Recommended Albums: Sulk, Fourth Drawer Down, The Radio 1 Sessions (1981-1983), ... See full review
posted a review of Jean Michel Jarre* - Music For Supermarkets. over 13 years ago
I doubt that the actual master tapes were burned as tracks from Music For Supermarkets later appeared on Zoolook and Rendez Vous. This means that either the master tapes were kept OR Jean-Michel borrowed the vinyl from whoever had bought it and ... See full review
posted a review of Trademark - Want More. over 13 years ago
This is a good album. Trademark sound like a crossover between early Depeche Mode and the Pet Shop Boys. If you like either of them, you'll like this album.
The only thing that hinders this album are some of the lyrics. For example, on Getting By, ... See full review
posted a review of Daft Punk - Human After All. over 13 years ago
You really have to listen to this album quite a lot to get into it. The ideas are good, but when put down as tracks, they don't really go anywhere. For example, on Prime Time, there's the impression that they're desperate for things to do, so they decide ... See full review
posted a review of Kraftwerk - Tour De France 2003. over 13 years ago
The main song is quite good, but there's no need for 3 different versions when the only big difference is the vocals; 1&3 have speech-synth vox while 2 has vocoded human vox. It gets boring after 5 minutes so it's really only worth listening to part 2. ... See full review
posted a review of Polygon Window - Surfing On Sine Waves. over 13 years ago
This is RDJ's return to the classic ambiacid of SAW I. You can hear his progressions into more hardcore acid (Quoth) but also trying to be a little more commercial perhaps (If It Really Is Me). This is a great album. If you like SAWI, you'll love this.
posted a review of AFX* - Hangable Auto Bulb. over 13 years ago
This great 10th anniversary CD re-release of the two rare Hangable Auto Bulb vinyl EPs is great. It's a prototype for the Come To Daddy EP that was released two years later that even uses some of the same drum samples. If you like Come To Daddy, you'll ... See full review
posted a review of Tomita. over 13 years ago
In my opinion, Tomita is the Moog pioneer, not Walter/Wendy Carlos. Carlos maybe more popular, but I think Tomita gave his recordings a more human feeling with a touch of humour. His warm string sounds are far better than Carlos' plinky staccato ... See full review
posted a review of afx* - Analord 06. over 13 years ago
One of the stronger releases in the Analord series. If you ask me, the best track on here is I'm Self Employed. The plain brilliant melody is what gets me.