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posted a review of Linear Movement - Pulse Music. over 11 years ago
This is a fantastic album. Great production and programming. Rather than being gloomy, raw or screechy like some of the Flexi-Pop sound, this album is full of sparkling synths and layers of detail. Furthermore, these guys can actually play their ... See full review
posted a review of Tod Foster - Dancin'. over 13 years ago
The A-side is the original version ( I believe) of the Joy Michael song "Dancin'" from 1983, though it is much spacier and with a kind of Bee-Gees falsetto chorus. Much more subtle the the later version, and an all-around better song and pressing, in my ... See full review
posted a review of Various - I-Robots Italo Electro Disco Underground Classics. over 15 years ago
It's a good compilation, but too many instrumentals, as if IRMA is trying not to alientate listeners who might think the words are cheesy, weird or dated sounding. This leaves the compilation sounding a little empty, but good nonetheless.
posted a review of Alden Tyrell - Knockers. over 16 years ago
The record is worth it for the pure craftsmanship on the A-side -- straight up, over-the-top synthy disco, much lighter and less anxious than his previous releases on Viewlexx. The B-side remixes of "Phaze Me" are less interesting, not much of an ... See full review
posted a review of Pauli Jylhankangas - Clutz. over 16 years ago
A great, fun release -- reminds me a bit of good, early Rephlex material. Cheerful, quirky, melodic and synthy, with hints of disco and electro with a warm, analogue finish. Pauli, along with Sami Liuski of Bangkok Impact, comprise Putsch '79. I can't ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Mixed Up In The Hague Vol. 1. over 16 years ago
This is the best mix album ever made. Period. Listen to it over and over again, and it just gets better and better. I have yet to hear anything that is as well-paced and as well-organized, not to mention the track selection. Almost worth killing for.
posted a review of Sluts'n'Strings & 909 - Carrera. over 16 years ago
Quite possibly one of the best records I've ever heard. Didn't like it at first, but bought it anyway. Then, on a a whim, I listened to it and it blew my mind. An acquired taste, but way ahead of its time, considering that it was recorded in 1995-97. ... See full review
posted a review of Oebles - Oebles. over 16 years ago
Loopy House/Techno grooves. Three of the songs are so-so, but one stands out as a very Svek like classic Pulsinger groove, making it worth the purchase if you dig that sort of thing.