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posted a review of Back In Time - Back In Time. over 10 years ago
On paper, this Back in Time release sounds like a mound of gooey cheese. Disco versions of El Condor Pasa and Sound of Silence? When the vocals drop out on El Condor Pasa and the track goes strictly instrumental, there is something special in play. It ... See full review
posted a review of Schatrax - #8. over 11 years ago
Cut the lights, turn up the volume. Schatrax 8 is single-minded, dirty, raw techno meant to be played as loud as possible in a dark room. It lightens up a bit on the B side, particularly on the downtempo cut but I guess it does provide some relief to ... See full review
posted a review of Amplified Orchestra - Moon Voyage. over 11 years ago
I love it! When I purchased this at a store in Chicago and asked the owner if he knew anything about this release as it has a local Chicago address (11834 S. Western Avenue) stamped on the label, he said it was a crew of local guys in South Chicago and ... See full review
posted a review of Various - The Love We Share... ../ A Punkt Music Compilation. over 11 years ago
The Love is a maze of rounded edges, hazy ceilings and bumpy floors. The entry point is "Push" from L'usine where staccato beats are balanced by a warm, dense atmosphere that grows to gradually envelope the rhythm. A fitting starting point for such an ... See full review
posted a review of Matthew Thomas - Architecture. over 11 years ago
Architexture is a sort of industrial but primitive minimal techno. On the surface, it has a cold nature and is occasionally pretty rigid. Yet, even at its most isolating, when the rhythms are echoing across what feels like a deep cavern, it feels ... See full review
posted a review of Ezekiel Honig - People Places & Things. over 11 years ago
This one is nice and lush with warm, deep tones underpinned by the hint of a rhythm. The cadence is mechanical sounding and mildly unnatural, but against the tranquil atmosphere, it is never prominent enough to veer this one off into more jacking ... See full review
posted a review of Capracara - Opal Rush / Flashback 86. over 12 years ago
It's hard to believe that this tasty 12" is a homage to Chicago acid and not an original recording from back in the day. The flipside cut, Flashback 86, is a sick lumbering monster of acid house where deep Detroit chords meet Chicago bass lines. A huge ... See full review
posted a review of The Horn - Hornography. over 12 years ago
This is one of my favorite albums - an understated sleeper of a record that is guaranteed to be in heavy rotation if you hear it just once. Equal parts warm groove and braindance, Hornography ranges from Detroit-influenced techno and mid-tempo analogue ... See full review
posted a review of The Connection Machine - Painless. over 13 years ago
Painless is some of the most beautiful and deep techno I've ever heard. I guess you could reference IDM or downtempo to describe some of the passages but it's all just techno, right? It's nice to listen to artists who ignore the boundaries of genre and ... See full review