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posted a comment on Yello - You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess. over 3 years ago
I should reword that but I can't find the words. What I meant was maybe "pre-sellout techno" - not referring to YELLo, but referring to "techno" music. Techno was pretty innovative, fun and "cool" up until say around 1995 or '96 when the innovation ... See full review
posted a comment on Pleasure Dome - The Album - 60 Min Of Tech Funk. over 7 years ago
OK, I'll reply back to that. Keep To Do It but 86 In The Mix. To Do It has a bomb breakdown and a wicked cool 303 acid part. I just really want to hear all the full tracks. They are so choice!
posted a comment on Pleasure Dome - The Album - 60 Min Of Tech Funk. over 7 years ago
There's one thing wrong with this CD. That is that the tracks are truncated to fit the continuous mix format. The vinyl version with full tracks is the BOMB! And the CD version could have cut one track to fit an 80-minute CD while giving the full-length ... See full review
posted a comment on Walker* - Astroland EP. over 7 years ago
Edit 5 is a seminal piece of early-'90s-vintage acid techno! I love the changes that keep occuring throughout the track. Especially near the 5-minute mark when the far-out-in-outer-space synth kicks in. This is one of those rare tracks that stand just ... See full review
posted a comment on Hashim - Primrose Path. over 8 years ago
I think the bass is a synth bass and bass guitar layered seamlessly. At some points it's clearly electronic (probably a minimoog synthesizer), and other points clearly display a bass guitar. The combo was really quite common in those days. Not 100% sure, ... See full review
posted a comment on Hashim - Primrose Path. over 8 years ago
Among the best! Though it would not be classified as techno by most, when I listen to the production in this track and compare it to all other electronic styles of music (hip hop, disco, synth-pop, house, and yes, electro) this one really fits in snugly ... See full review
posted a review of Tim Taylor & Dan Zamani - Planet Of Drums 01. over 8 years ago
Classic track for me. It always brings back memories of one of the "events" of 1995. I was under the impression it was late 1994, but I'll have to look at my collection of flyers from those big "events". These days, and even later in the '90s, "events" ... See full review
posted a comment on KMFDM / Psykosonik - Megalomaniac / Panik Kontrol. over 8 years ago
After all these years I listened to this one again just to see how it sounded and I have to say - tastes DO change over the years! I thought it was fairly bogus back in '97 but now I listen to the KMFDM side and it's really not that bad! It was, by most ... See full review
posted a comment on 3MB Feat. Magic Juan Atkins* - 3MB Feat. Magic Juan Atkins. over 8 years ago
I've got the NovaMute version, which is essentially the same. Essential listening for sure! This album displays what the genre of techno was all about in 1992 and '93 - which was an unexplored universe of sonic possibilities. This album covers a few ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Techno Nations - The Beginning (Part Two). over 8 years ago
Sometimes I can't believe these groundbreaking comps have no comments on them! I mean, come on here - we're talking Underground Resistance has a track on this comp! You think they were just bystanders in the techno landscape at this time?

Onward. What ... See full review
posted a comment on Adonis - We're Rocking Down The House. over 8 years ago
Cry me a river. Not the Illinois or Chicago River, but the Mississippi or Missouri River. Virgin scene or not, whatever your opinion - we all can have our opinions, and you can grow up enough to realize that. Even the Discogs Moderators realize that. And ... See full review
posted a comment on Adonis - We're Rocking Down The House. over 8 years ago
And being a "home producer" myself, I can see a correlation here as to why it's not so awesome. If it were taken to a facility and polished up, it could have been a great track. I like the song for God's sake, I never said it was a terrible song. I just ... See full review
posted a comment on Alternative Energy - Energized E.P.. over 8 years ago
When I wrote that review nearly six years ago, I was enamored with Energy 2. Since that time, and after a few hundred plays, I still basically feel that way, but I would word that review differently. Energy 2 is the standout track on this EP, and still ... See full review
posted a comment on Vibert / Simmonds - Weirs. over 8 years ago
RIGHT-O! Don't forget to mention the one-off drum patterns which have never been approximated by any other producers of techno music. Only a great drummer/bass player could conceive of such intuitive drumbeat structures. Neither have I ever heard ... See full review
posted a comment on Adonis - We're Rocking Down The House. over 8 years ago
I just love disagrees! But peeps must at some point in their lives face the fact that when the truth is obvious and right up in yo face, it must be addressed as such and not overlooked. This track is OK, it's good, but it's not fantastic and is ... See full review
posted a comment on Vibert / Simmonds - Weirs. over 8 years ago
To you that disagrees. You have a right to your (weak) opinion. That is your prerogative, but nonetheless, you can SUCK ME WANKER! Because you are obviously undereducated. Normally I wouldn't write such a verbal attack on your (weak) opinion, but it just ... See full review
posted a comment on Tubeway Army - Replicas. over 8 years ago
I love all the disagrees! Just because I said that Gary Numan is not a standout vocalist! Heee hee ha haaa! I mean, for Christ's sake - Tom Petty is no standout vocalist either, but he makes great songs! Same with Bob Dylan... He was a TERRIBLE vocalist! ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - The Brand - X Series 1. over 8 years ago
I agree. This is a fantastic early look at the careers of Richie Hawtin and John Acquaviva and some others of the early illuminati of techno music. The tunes have all the stuff of great early techno. Oddly enough, my favorite tracks are NOT by Richie ... See full review
posted a comment on Jean Jacques Perrey* & Luke Vibert - Moog Acid. over 8 years ago
One of Juicy Luke Vibert's newer releases has Juicy Luke up to his usual tricks on Moog Acid, in which it seems he is paying his ultimate respect to one of the old-school legends of electronic music composition. It proves a theory that transcends time - ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Avantgardism Vol. 2. over 8 years ago
This is must-listening for anyone interested in the wonderful world of Drum-n-Bass! Every track displays a uniqueness unique to the artform of mid-'90s Drum-n-Bass music. At the time Drum-n-Bass was a genre, not a style. By 1998 the very same inbreeding ... See full review
posted a comment on Freddie Fresh* / Paul Mix - Blinky & Hud E.P.. over 8 years ago
I'm lovin' it! Curious, Mr. Fresh, what kind of gear did you use on these tracks? If I didn't know any better, I'd say that the ghostly image of the patchable synth looks to be an ARP 2600. Did you use one? I don't own this record, though I'm working on ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Hud - Modulation & Filtering Techniques - Modular Moog Edition 1967. over 8 years ago
I'm in love. Anybody got like all the catalog from this label? Proper techno the way it was meant to be created. Full of spaced out analog manipulation. Real analog manipulation, not semi-modulated minimalism to the extent of post-1995 tracks. I could ... See full review
posted a comment on 3 Phase - Dream Machine. over 9 years ago
Just got mine. Indeed minimal but not without some cool changes that keep it interesting. The 909 is not as interesting as later 3Phase/Dr. Motte tracks, but the synth tweekage makes up for the lack of usual programming tricks of this team. Being dated ... See full review
posted a comment on D & F - Amsterdam Is On Fire (Let The Motherfucker Burn!). over 9 years ago
Since writing my review six years ago I am happy to say that now I do own this record. Great track! Also, since writing this review, the dance music/techno scene has more or less died in my area! There are still a few hold-outs trying to keep something ... See full review
posted a comment on Yokota* - Panicwaves. over 9 years ago
Personally, I feel that Susumu Yokota's better work occurred under his "Ebi" moniker. I was having high expectations when I bought this record, and I bought it based on his other work, and I was rather disappointed when I put it on and heard it. His work ... See full review
posted a review of Bryan Ferry - Kiss And Tell. over 9 years ago
Bryan Ferry elicits many reviews touting his use of rhythm, however not much mention is made of his fantstically delightful use of melody. Kiss And Tell is delightfully melodic and still retains that Bryan Ferry rhythm as well. When you've got expert ... See full review
posted a review of Skinny Puppy - Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse. over 10 years ago
This album may not be everyone's cup of tea but for whatever reason on a gray day this album just presses the right buttons. My favorite is the album closer "Burnt With Water". There's just something about the mechanical timekeeper approach of the sort ... See full review
posted a review of Yello - You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess. over 10 years ago
As if I didn't say enough about how far out ahead of their time Yello (or shall I say YELLo) was, I will reiterate that statement again after intensively scrutinizing this album! They were way out FAR OUT ahead of their time! The production tricks and ... See full review
posted a review of Tubeway Army - Replicas. over 11 years ago
I can't say so much about this release as Crijevo, except that it's Numan plagiarizing in reverse - that is - I get the feeling that he ripped off his own melodies on later releases as just Gary Numan, not The Tubeway Army. I noticed this as I was ... See full review
posted a review of Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown. over 11 years ago
Jeez, ya know - I was a whoppin' seven years old when this tune was released! I didn't know it at the time just yet, but the cool synthesizer hook is so - COOL! It's so analog. I also didn't know this at the time, and it's still not verified by any ... See full review
posted a review of Paul Hardcastle - 19. over 11 years ago
Now I would have never known that! I think this is a great look at electronic music production technique from a time well before sampling became the de facto norm for any type of electronic music. This came along at a time when the sampling aspect of ... See full review
posted a review of Dick Hyman - The Age Of Electronicus. over 11 years ago
I feel this album by Dick Hyman is a little up and down for me. The fact that it was electronic reworkings of the big hits of the day (1969) render that feeling. With what - one original? Which was Kolumbo. This is the definitive track on this album. ... See full review
posted a review of The Aphex Twin* - Digeridoo. over 11 years ago
What could I say that hasn't been said? Well, yes indeed, this is a fabtasmical release, we know that. Digeridoo seems to be everybody's favorite, we know that. But do we know that A - this could be one of the most singularly UNIQUE "techno" records ever ... See full review
posted a review of Aphex Twin - Xylem Tube E.P.. over 11 years ago
This record along with Digeridoo are two of the most unique tricknological experiments in Techno-ology ever recorded and put out on vinyl. They are must-owns in every way. I try to direct fledgling listeners of techno toward these releases as much as I ... See full review
posted a review of Dick Hyman - Moog - The Electric Eclectics Of Dick Hyman. over 11 years ago
Most listeners of electronic music and "techno" probably aren't as passionate about the movement as I am and therefore may not see it this way, but I feel this was a hugely pioneering effort that quite possibly could have fueled the fire that became ... See full review
posted a review of Inner City - Testament 93. over 12 years ago
I'm not really a huge fan of "House Music" per se, but after listening to this acquired record set I have grown to appreciate what's going on here. Most true House music styles (even in '93) were just - well - I don't know! They don't really speak to me. ... See full review
posted a review of Pleasure Dome - The Album - 84 Min Of Tech Funk. over 12 years ago
I can't say that this comp is really unique or "better" than anything else out there, but some of the material just keeps me coming back for more, more, more! The tracks on this set are just crazy good, if not virtuoso. 12 Min of Dreams, 5 Min of Tech ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Tekno Acid Beat. over 13 years ago
I might have to say that "Blue Pyramid" demands careful listening. This was an awe-inspiring track. Quite creatively using the middle-eastern flavor within the context of a very western style of music. How seamlessly could these have been blended ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Jack The Tab / Tekno Acid Beat. over 13 years ago
Since I can't find a vinyl listing of this one I'll just submit here. I have the two-record set and going against the grain of some of the comments I've read otherwise, I have to say these are among my favoritest of early techno traxxx. I especially love ... See full review
posted a review of Various - High Jack. over 13 years ago
Being a fan of Genesis P'Orridge, I really enjoy this compilation promo. My favorite is the first track - GREAT early acid house! The 303 part could maybe have been a little longer, but what can you expect from the pioneers of the movement? All the other ... See full review
posted a review of Amon Tobin - Permutation. over 14 years ago
Yes, this really is a grand experiment in future jazz/d-n-b tricknology. Its drum-n-bass moments are like drums on speed yet with that very special artistic touch. Its future jazz moments are just as relaxing and invigorating as jazz was always meant to ... See full review
posted a review of Donna Summer - I Feel Love / Theme From The Deep (Down, Deep Inside). over 14 years ago
This could very well be one of the first ever "techno" or "house" records. Everything about it reeks of techno and it was fifteen years before I ever got into a thing called techno. Dating way back to my early childhood, I remember hearing this on the ... See full review
posted a review of Acid Junkies - Paranoid Experience. over 14 years ago
A red hot release that flies high in the stratosphere and really does take you on a trip on the intergalactic highway. There was A LOT of "acid" music put out between say, 1986 and 1996, when it started getting really stale, and this release somehow ... See full review
posted a review of AIR - Premiers Symptômes. over 14 years ago
After it looked like techno was well burning out by 1997 and Drum-n-Bass had already once lifted me out of the funk surrounding "techno (or 'rave') music", this little anomale came along and breathed some fresh air into my discriminating brain when ... See full review
posted a review of Total Output - Untitled. over 14 years ago
You know, I waited half a year to say anything about this release so I could really LISTEN to it. And I've come to this conclusion - - - Golly, I remember when techno was a wide open NEW thing. What do I mean by that? Well, here goes - This release was ... See full review
posted a review of Peter Brown (2) - A Fantasy Love Affair. over 14 years ago
Lovers of vintage synthesizers and electronics will not be disappointed at the amount of lovely, fat analog synth timbres on this album. Nor should they be disappointed with the good - no - GREAT songwriting talent that went into its production. I don't ... See full review
posted a review of Plug - Drum 'n' Bass For Papa. over 14 years ago
Not to mention the fact that this album of hits transverses the stratosphere for sheer skill of music production. I always felt that there was an underlying tongue-in-cheek meaning in its title, that it was music your parents (even your grandparents) ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Hell* - Red Bull From Hell EP. over 14 years ago
This particular release deserves some detailed listening. It skirts just being "acid" by its uniqueness and the fact that it was out there first. Track number one kind of says it all - "We're the creators of acid music...". Of course, I tend to really go ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Crippled Children. over 14 years ago
It's funny how someone actually looked long and hard for this when mine was given to me like "Here - have this record!" and I was like "Cool - thanks!" and I still haven't listened to it. But I was a room-mate to label owner AND DJ Anonymous for a year ... See full review
posted a review of Mind Gear - Don't Panic. over 14 years ago
I've got the white label promo version of this release, which may or may not be different, I don't know. It's a great work of art but I'm a little disappointed that mine does not contain the "integrated mix" that NovaMute put on their Tresor Berlin 1992 ... See full review