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Hollow Cloud

Rift Zones

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Collecting is creepy. Record collectors put each other down for their various fixations. Everybody is convinced that his way of collecting is superior. They look down on casual collectors, who are just accumulators - the kind who'll just pick up anything and let it pile up. - Robert Crumb

One of my primary theories as a junior high kid was that people who claimed to like every genre of music were liars and hypocrites; they lacked backbone. I never trusted open-minded people. - Chuck Klosterman

Night life - it ain't no good life, but it's my life. - Willie Nelson

Truly wasted at a rave, riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. - Paul Waaktaar-Savoy
Recent Activity
posted a comment on Voices From The Lake - Live At Maxxi. 7 days ago
"Max" is widely considered a masterpiece, and rightly so - the ingenious use of a melody lifted from Paolo Conte's jazz piece of the same name creates a sublime and incredibly moving track and a fitting tribute to Italian producer Max_M, who passed away ... See full review
submitted Tyrone Brunson - Sticky Situation. 19 days ago
posted a comment on Raymond Castoldi* - X-Ray Records 1992-1994. 23 days ago
Once largely unknown outside the domain of the ardent deep house cognoscenti, there's now a renewed interest in the work of guys like Ray Castoldi (in no small part thanks to sites like discogs). His tunes are way too good to be left by the wayside, and ... See full review
submitted The Secret Seapony - Secret Seapony EP. about 1 month ago
submitted Robotron »4«* - Cyborg 203 / Electro-?. 2 months ago
posted a comment on Leo Anibaldi - Acid Pop. 7 months ago
The riff in "Fanta Guitar" sounds worryingly similar to Norwegian band deLillos' "Kokken Tor". Just thought I'd throw that in.
submitted Pizarro - The Five Tones / Release Me (Suelta Me). 7 months ago
submitted De Fantastiske To - Pust. 7 months ago
submitted Sex Judas feat Ricky (43) - My Girls. 7 months ago
submitted Sex Judas feat Ricky (43) - Big Sex Thing EP. 7 months ago
submitted Taksi - Orient Express. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Sprawl - Time Tunnel. 10 months ago
Weird ending to the D'Arcangelo remix, the left channel suddenly drops 8 db around the 3:30 mark. Probably wasn't deliberate, but you never know with those Italians... seems like it only occurs on the vinyl?

Anyway, serious classic electro business ... See full review
posted a comment on System 01 - Victim 34. 11 months ago
"Somebody comes up to you and asks you, "you want drugs?" - what do you tell them? Drugs work!" A deep, trippy, bleepy techno classic and a hedonists' anthem from the minds of Klimek and Browse. Still sounds great two and a half decades on (which is all ... See full review
posted a comment on Steve "Silk" Hurley - (Back To) Jack Your Body '92. about 1 year ago
Steve Hurley's 1986 classic and UK chart-topper gets the Cologne treatment. The "Ambient Remix" is the best of the pack; lush soft-trance that elegantly weaves glistening synths around that somewhat over-familiar bassline and turns it into a much more ... See full review
posted a comment on Amokk - EP 1. about 1 year ago
Decent, if severely dated rave EP from the Third Electric/Audiosex/Dr. Walker crew. The track "Wake Up" features a sample from Cheech & Chong's "Little Mary Elephant" skit, in which an exasperated substitute teacher screams her lungs out in an attempt to ... See full review
submitted David Byrne - Forestry. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Vauvenage - Flange Stereo. about 1 year ago
"Flange Stereo" is basically just a loop sampled from VDT's "The Rise" (Container Records, 1991) with added FX and percussion. Yet it's a perfect example in how to accomplish a lot with an extremely limited toolbox - and it's nearly 25 years old. Blows ... See full review
submitted Rockie Robbins - I've Got Your Number. about 1 year ago
submitted David Grant - David Grant. about 1 year ago
submitted Adept (10) & Rude Lead - The EP. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Sven Van Hees - Planet Jupiter 6. about 1 year ago
It's not the pressing. I've got this on CD and it's the same there. May have been recorded from a dodgy DAT.
posted a comment on Save The Vinyl. about 1 year ago
Trance-oriented sublabel of Logic Records, run by Mark Spoon (RIP). The records were easily rezognizable by their unusally large center labels. The sleeves were fitted with matching holes, too.

Most of the releases were frankly sub-par and sound a bit ... See full review
submitted Redeye - Guinea Pigs Agree. about 1 year ago
submitted Monosol - 3753 Tørdal EP. about 1 year ago
submitted Robert Bergman - B02. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on House Of 909 - Soul Rebels Album Sampler 1. over 2 years ago
Love the Future Soul Orchestra remix on this. Impossibly lush deep house.
posted a comment on Marko Laine - Shuffled. over 2 years ago
Pounding Chicago-style drum tracks injected with a healthy dose of distorted industrial techno. "So What" is the chef-d'œuvre. It drills into your brain and stays there. Music to pour vodka on your sauna to.
posted a comment on Sextant - Sextant 4. over 2 years ago
An unusual release on Fax; it was their only 12" on coloured vinyl that I can recall, and I don't remember any other records on the the label that had three tracks on one side either. As for the music, the "Circuit" tracks are typical Namlook trance ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Edge - *3. over 2 years ago
"Transfer", such a frustrating tune. It has all the necessary elements to create a deep house classic, and could easily pass for an early 90's Italian production on Heartbeat or MBG. But it's too short! Why, why, why does it stop after less than 3 ... See full review
submitted Fazer - Hyperspace. over 2 years ago
submitted Illuminum (2) - The Lightstalker EP. over 2 years ago
submitted Tom Ace (3), Bejjer - Ullis Tapes Vol. 1. over 2 years ago
submitted Snorre Magnar Solberg, Torstein Mills, Tom Ace (3) - No-No 3. over 2 years ago
submitted Younes Khalif - Sjalusien Dreper Oss. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Various - Mermaid Tracks. over 2 years ago
Early compilation of Danish techno. Perhaps the first one ever, I'm not sure. I bought it on CD in Copenhagen the year it came out, but regrettably lost it/sold it/can't remember a while later. In the spirit of nostalgia, I've now bought the vinyl ... See full review
posted a comment on Nitro Deluxe Featuring Silk (2) - Hypno House. over 2 years ago
Nowhere near as renowned as his milestone release "Let's Get Brutal", "Hypno House" is mr. Nitro's stab at hip-house, that long-dead genre which was all the rage for a few months around the time when the Berlin wall came down; when lines such as "hypno ... See full review
posted a comment on Ruzina Frankulin - Electroblue EP. over 2 years ago
"Quxy" is a subtly designed and skillfully executed IDM/broken beat fusion of sorts that combines lush electronics, rattling & unconventional beats and a wobbly bassline to create a very unique sounding track. The John Tejada remix is a mellow d'n'b ... See full review
posted a comment on Interactive - Who Is Elvis. over 2 years ago
OK, so it's a novelty tune, but I kind of liked this when I was a little whippersnapper, and I guess I still do, if only for nostalgic reasons. But "Sanctuary" is the one I'll actually pull out of the shelf and play these days. It samples Reese & ... See full review
posted a comment on Frequency X - Hearing Things. over 2 years ago
Thought I'd drop by and give "Hey No Fear (Deep)" an honourable mention. Nico (who left us much too soon) later recycled the 303 line on the fantastic "Darkstar" on ESP.
posted a comment on Kraze - The Party. over 2 years ago
Basically a series of idiotic utterances from a rowdy, annoying yobbo who jumps the queue to get into a party and then spends the rest of the song shouting his lungs out over a stupidly simplistic piano loop. Bona fide classic.
posted a comment on Joey Beltram - The Beltram Re-Releases 1989-1991. over 2 years ago
How they came up with the title for this thing is a bit of a mystery: None of the tracks had been released anywhere else before (with the exception of "Fuzz" which appeared on the "Lost Entity" EP on Permanent, also in 94). And I don't believe for one ... See full review
posted a comment on Casey Tucker - Knoe 2/2. over 2 years ago
"Stratosphere" hasn't been mastered very well, unfortunately. The highs are unpleasant and harsh, particularly compared to the 1997 original. Still, the two previously unreleased tracks make this a recommended purchase.
posted a comment on The Thrillseekers - Synaesthesia. over 3 years ago
I quite like this. I know I'm not supposed to. It's the aural equivalent of an empty carbs rush, a Gatecrasher-era fortress of cheese. And for someone who grew up on Eye Q/Harthouse, MFS etc., it felt like a personal insult when this style of music ... See full review
posted a comment on Nick Kamen - I Promised Myself (Independiente Mix). over 3 years ago
Always thought this was a bit dodgy. The vocals are bland, the lyrics are sixth-grade nonsense and the song sounds like a Eurovision act trying to emulate Erasure's "A Little Respect" - and failing miserably. Yeuch. So, as you can imagine, when a friend ... See full review
posted a comment on Babylon Souls - Triton. over 3 years ago
"Triton", pointless, pointless track, the sound of a complete identity crisis, a tune which has absolutely no idea what it wants to be or what it's trying to do. Sounds like three producers took three different tracks to the studio and then tried to glue ... See full review
posted a comment on Selway* - Turbo. over 3 years ago
John Selway released a few records on Ultra around the turn of the millennnium. Glossy picture sleeves and everything. A bit like the music, really. Not his best work, to put it mildly. Some of the tracks sound like a proto-version of what would ... See full review
submitted Nico Awtsventin - Tranquility EP. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Various - Here's The Break. over 3 years ago
Peacefrog's head honcho Pete Hutchison is a bit of a serious audiophile - in 2013, he produced the most expensive vinyl release ever made, a Mozart box set which will set you back £2.500. And I suspect that his preoccupation with such things is why this ... See full review
posted a comment on Kelley Polar - Love Songs Of The Hanging Gardens. over 3 years ago
"Black Hole" is fascinating; a love song it might be, but the vocals are oddly detached and impersonal and feel more like additional decor for the sleek, polished bit of electro-pop that constitutes the backing track than anything remotely heartfelt. And ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Trace Elements Vol. 3. over 3 years ago
Killer Dan Curtin track on this. It's got all his trademark quirks and unexpected changes, and the groove is deadly. Pure techno funk.