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posted a comment on AFX* - London 03.06.17. 3 days ago
I have heard the actual concert performance for the first time today thanks to the thirtieth anniversary radio event that I am closely following. I believe that what is offered as a download is not an accurate representation of it. The download seems ... See full review
posted a comment on Cradle Of Filth. 6 days ago
This is a special album to me, so I am curious to see whether an improvement to the mix can be achieved and if this is even possible without changing the album and its charms. The guitars seem muted and the kickdrums suffer a bit from the... I am trying ... See full review
posted a comment on Michael Jackson - Invincible. 6 days ago
I had a vision about this album, that it would be coherent, that it would include the song where the music video seems to take place in a space station and that, similar to it, it would be an implosion of energy, one that I would not tire of, akin to a ... See full review
posted a comment on Jai Paul - Jasmine (Demo). 17 days ago
A commentary on pretentions by engaging in said pretentions and engaging in said pretentions in a music video, which is a known medium for marketing aiming to raise profitability through emotional influences? That seems, at least to me, highly unlikely.
posted a comment on The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet. 29 days ago
If you weave back together the glittering strands of the opening seconds of the first track, you may find the stream, perhaps as represented on the cover artwork, which guided you through the previous album and its seemingly matching colours. It flows ... See full review
posted a comment on Salami Rose Joe Louis. about 1 month ago
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posted a comment on Mr. Oizo - The Church. about 1 month ago
It simply is senseless to split a release on two physical mediums if it would fit on one without an issue.
posted a comment on Vanity - Wild Animal. about 1 month ago
If you have a look, the previous and at the same time first album by the artist as part of a group was released on compact disc several years, eight, after it was released. This roughly falls into a period of time when the artist had started to retreat ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Brainfeeder X. 2 months ago
I understand what you mean, at the same time, I can order the double compact disc locally for about sixteen bucks, so to have somewhat of a physical release of said sampler, which I have not downloaded, seems relatively interesting. Also, holding it in ... See full review
posted a comment on John Zorn. 2 months ago
I actually prefer the album titled "Simulacrum" out of this series, "Discoveries" is too streamlinedly fusion for me.
posted a comment on Chef Raekwon* - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.... 2 months ago
The downfall of society sounds great? Yeah, until it's too late. I listen to the funk, this lumpy Neymar sitting in the trunk. I recked one and no woo seaweed may help now, I can't read but in my book this is a dunk. I had an epiphany, no braekfast at ... See full review
posted a comment on Tricky - Maxinquaye. 2 months ago
I believe that these two albums may appear as the most artistic in comparison to the following albums and in regards to the instrumented music underneath the vocals, but it seems limited as it has a tendency to be a repetitive backdrop to the prominence ... See full review
posted a comment on Cypress Hill - Elephants On Acid. 2 months ago
I am astonished about this as previewing the album revealed to me something which is formulaic, lyrically worn out and filled with lacklustre parts...
posted a comment on Soul Assassins* - Dia Del Asesinato. 2 months ago
The line between creative expression and irresponsibility seems especially conflicted with this lot. And that Mr. Thompson would put his conscience on the line for the two musically interesting tracks on which he appears at least to me is surprising. You ... See full review
posted a comment on Soul Assassins* - Dia Del Asesinato. 2 months ago
Incredibly super, how this is being limited artificially and how this feeds the inflation sharks.
posted a comment on DJ Muggs, Lil' Eto - Hells Roof . 2 months ago
I am looking for the compact disc, let me know if you are willing to offer it and so for a reasonable price. It is disappointing that this has been limited in such an exaggerated manner.
posted a comment on JJ DOOM - Key To The Kuffs. 2 months ago
I think you have to listen closer, along with the guests some of the instrumentation is a toaster. A toaster, yeah, if you listen closer, some of the instrumentation's burned, fresh like a roaster. Mad villains may not be earth-shatteringly better, ... See full review
posted a comment on Kutmah - Trobbb!. 2 months ago
I have to say, I cannot wait to dive into this. Having listened to it not long ago, I felt underwhelmed and that it would have benefited from more cohesiveness without leaving away the different experiences, moods or imaginary trips present here. May I ... See full review
posted a comment on Detroit Rising - A Cosmic Jazz Funk Adventure. 2 months ago
Interestingly, from what I have heard so far, it feels a bit light. This is not necessarily negative of course, but there unfortunately also seems something formulaic about it.
posted a comment on Cosey Fanni Tutti - Time To Tell. 2 months ago
It was tossed away, you think? Perhaps this pretentious exhibition of human egotism, assumably far removed from the music, was kept by someone whom it aroused. Time to tell, people, time to tell indeed.
posted a comment on Eartheater - IRISIRI. 2 months ago
I agree in the sense that I am inclined to say at first listen that with less of this kind of singing, the album might in my ears likely be much more ringing. Apparently though, as the be all and end all of sophisticated contemporary reviews suggests, or ... See full review
posted a comment on Jan Jelinek - Zwischen. 2 months ago
The way I see this is that both artists have put effort into many of their releases, so there should be no need to write one short sentence which may contribute to rivalries between this release and "Décade" for example. They have different dynamics. ... See full review
posted a comment on Sasha - Refracted : Live. 3 months ago
I also think that there are aspects which seem a bit too much for an experience which was intended to be intimate and if you will ethereal. Though not only in regards to the audience reactions, which I do not mean in a suppressive way, but also the full ... See full review
posted a comment on The Flaming Lips - 7 Skies H3. 3 months ago
Thank you to "Soniclovenoize" for their effort to provide an alternative take on this compilation with twice as much music, even though I do not agree with the indifference, if not vindication, in regards to some of their later decadence. I was unable to ... See full review
posted a comment on The Flaming Lips. 3 months ago
I am not at all for malevolent or pretentious behaviour, but at the same time I think that indifference tends to be more of a problem than a solution.
posted a comment on The Flaming Lips. 3 months ago
I agree with you in regards to the second last sentence and the first half of the last sentence. As for the individual who gets rewarded with privilege for promoting imbalance and exploitative commercialisation, need I say more?
posted a comment on Bill+Phil - Songs Of Darkness And Despair. 3 months ago
I had a dream once. A dream where Trevor Philips, Jim Morrison and Lulu Reed assembled into one, to sing a ballad to the sun. This is of course made up, though what is not is that to me, two vagrant gemstones of promise there I see, amongst the penny ... See full review
posted a comment on Amanda Palmer - There Will Be No Intermission. 3 months ago
"In a musical age where singles are debated in boardrooms and artists employ teams to produce tweets engineered for maximum public acceptance (...)"
As having even the slightest demand as well as perhaps a certain resistance towards overt ... See full review
posted a comment on DARKSIDE (22) - Psychic. 3 months ago
I have known about this record since before it was released. Its glass marble always reminded me of a jellyfish and an octopus. I remember to have been underwhelmed at first, as I expected it to be complex and abstract. In the meantime I find it ... See full review
posted a comment on Death Grips - No Love Deep Web. 4 months ago
I have no problem with the former label not having been willing to release some senselessly profane artwork some castrate wannabe must have found particularly ingenious in order to market their advancements in undermining decency, but I have a hunch that ... See full review
posted a comment on Jai Paul - Jasmine (Demo). 4 months ago
There was no second part to be found. Might you have meant the first part? The voice is very similar and as the song was available accompanied by a music video only, I would have to add that I find the parts of the video which showcase sensuality as an ... See full review
posted a comment on Plaid - Scintilli. 4 months ago
There probably has been a change in address since the album was released. I took the liberty to reach out to their customer support to find out whether they are aware of this potential oversight that you describe here. They could then amend it with ... See full review
posted a comment on oOoOO (3) & Islamiq Grrrls - Dazed Mix. 4 months ago
I am in the process of setting up an additional group for those who are not registered there and therefore are left out of exclusivity to meet up and meditate about what this might sound like.
posted a comment on Holy Other. 4 months ago
I think that it just takes time.
posted a comment on Electric Wizard (2) - Wizard Bloody Wizard. 4 months ago
I suspected there to be some emptiness inside, glancing at how its outside is presented. It does not seem like a very intelligent move by Ms. Buckingham, celebrating an imbalanced and exploitative exhibitionism and contributing to the reduction of in ... See full review
posted a comment on Banksy. 5 months ago
I am not one for blind admiration, so learning that a large amount of their works supposedly are created in a state of intoxication reveals to me that there is nothing valuable about such destructivity. It also seems capricious for a local government to ... See full review
posted a comment on Floating Points - Elaenia. 5 months ago
Taking "Argenté" as a coincidental point of reference, I assume that one must perhaps cherish and relate with nostalgia to the universes of "Blade Runner" and "Mass Effect" in order to appreciate it. This then literally fades into "Thin Air", with ... See full review
posted a comment on Jai Paul - Jasmine (Demo). 5 months ago
I agree with you, lots actually. And now you have made me hungry again, Uncle, with your fishy bits. I mean... Jasmine rice suits practically everything, right? Have you noticed that the glittery crackling at the beginning is absent on the radio in the ... See full review
posted a comment on Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone / Footloose. 5 months ago
Apart from the enjoyable and tight glam rock of the title track here, where one can only imagine how a full album in this style and at this time would have been, do you mean the colourful and warm "Vox Humana", shunned by certain reviewers apparently? :)
posted a comment on Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution. 6 months ago
I meant this certain rich song structure and the ability to take you on a journey that I cherish a lot about the other two mentioned artists. I think that I was under the influence of a good amount of delight when I wrote that. This is not to say that I ... See full review
posted a comment on Varg (6) - Star Alliance. 6 months ago
Along with the bended credit card, which to me seemed like a canvas stand with a neon bulb attached in a darkened room from afar, the track titles and of course the linguistically related but otherwise contrasting and brilliant sonic travel through the ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - You And Me Now. 6 months ago
The three tracks of his could be made into a somewhat short but engaging extended play.
posted a comment on Autechre. 6 months ago
I understand your concern, however this is due to capricious data entry here more than anything else. These live recordings are not individual albums. An evolving set which could be listed as one live release, yes, but not individual albums. Also, the ... See full review
posted a comment on Shinichi Atobe - Heat. 6 months ago
I have to say, I am not sure about this one. I can indeed almost sense the smells of summer and I like the colours and the purring effects in some of the backgrounds. And even though there is something laidback about it which reflects the warm season, ... See full review
posted a comment on Shinichi Atobe - Heat. 6 months ago
It does not really have to be cheap as in dirt cheap, as someone in the so called chain then probably would have to pay for it, for example in terms of wages or in terms of quality. It should simply be priced reasonably and as a sincere reflection of the ... See full review
posted a comment on Shinichi Atobe - Heat. 6 months ago
The point that you are missing, intentionally or not, in your surrender to an ill thought through market system, all while referring to everyone who voices criticism against it as childish, as if children were something lesser, is that there is no ... See full review
posted a comment on Mark Fell & Gábor Lázár - The Neurobiology Of Moral Decision Making. 6 months ago
This to me usually is as pleasurable as an invigorating shower, nonetheless I understand that it can be overbearing in certain situations.
posted a comment on Marvin Gaye - Dream Of A Lifetime. 7 months ago
Perhaps it could be seen as consequent that, after convincing an individual at a low point, seemingly unstable, to return home assumably without treatment and therefore contributing to an escalation, the same label would posthumously release low points ... See full review
posted a comment on Kiss - Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions. 7 months ago
Having listened through the sixth track which has been linked here, I am not sure whether this is an accurate description in regards to the musical style. It appears to me as if Mr. Eisen may well be decent and honourable in character, however there is a ... See full review
posted a comment on Sophie (42) - Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides. 7 months ago
Aside from reports about questionable work conditions, the problem that I have with releases there are the competitive and thus somewhat limited payment methods available.