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posted a comment on Feis. 8 months ago
Yeah, you can also put it like that :) Shame on me that I have not realized earlier, who he was as well. Sound chap, nontheless.

I wanted to express the exact same thing. Reading up on what I wrote 7 years ago, I went a very complicated way to do that.
posted a comment on Neil Landstrumm - Mockba EP. about 1 year ago
"Mockba" is the english written form of the cyrillic Москва́ (IPA and pronounciation [mɐˈskva]), meaning "Moscow" in native tongue. Hence the picture of the Moscow Underground Network on the flip side.
posted a comment on De-De-Mo - 'Cause I Need You 'Cause I Love You. about 1 year ago
Jesus, Fonk, you do realize that a Vocoder was used, which sole purpose is to distort a voice? No? Thought so.
posted a comment on Underground Resistance - Message To The Majors. over 5 years ago
Same here. Hardwax though. 8 more words to make this sentence worthwhile.
posted a comment on Suburban Knight - The Art Of Stalking (Deepside Remixes). over 5 years ago
But then again, you are not getting a particularly bad deal if you walk off having bought this record. Your personal taste mileage may vary of course, but I think the original "Art of Stalking" is hobbling somewhat aimlessly throughout its playtime.... See full review
posted a comment on Pink Project - Disco Project. over 7 years ago
It's actually a well made mash-up of the notorious Pink Floyd Track and Alan Parson's "Mammagamma". One wishes that the fad in 2001 would have brought up Mixes like this.
posted a comment on Feis. over 8 years ago
I once met Kris Dior on a Plane and asked him, what the meaning of feis and that creepy face was. It's actually the somewhat mispelled SP of [feys].

Do I settle a nerd war?
posted a comment on Patrizia Pellegrino / Daniela Poggi - Hot Girls Of Italo Disco. over 8 years ago
never mind my initial ramblings. the guy doing this was surprised it sold so well.
posted a comment on RMB - Spring. over 9 years ago
"Spring" is not a truly genuine production but a remastered and heavily polished up version of Maier-Bode's "Ever Means Never", which was released on his Manitou 12" on Adam & Eve in 1993. Either to celebrate three more years of honing production... See full review
posted a comment on Clone Classic Cuts. over 10 years ago
I agree, but have to object giving the novelty prize to OA. that record was by the time of its reissue already three years earlier put to wax by Minimal Wave. While nevertheless being a good pick by the CCC-crew it was certainly not their most... See full review
posted a comment on De Frontanel - Grotesque. over 10 years ago
A5 sounds a lot like a slowed down take on Yello's "Oh Yeah".
posted a comment on The Unknown Artist - Experiment 1. over 11 years ago
That strong oldschool feeling on the A1 and B2-Track simply derives from the fact that Vareland remixed an old tune from the golden days of Belgium New Beat (1986; though my guess is he took his inspiration rather from the Koen Tillie-Version of 1991... See full review
posted a comment on Mark' Oh* - Droste, Hörst Du Mich?. over 11 years ago
According to an Interview I saw with him back in those days, Herr Droste was Albrecht's Math Teacher in School, who attested him utter failure in life due to his school performance. "Droste, Hörst Du Mich?/Droste, Do you hear me?" is what Albrecht... See full review
posted a review of Fockewulf 190 - Oh Oh Oh. over 11 years ago
I have to agree absolutely to what PHAEAX says. It's hard to imagine why Victor Life would take such a piss on his own aura of italo disco-credibility but he sure does so with that "New Version" of "Gitano". Maybe it's a joke I don't get, maybe he... See full review
posted a review of Emmanuel Top - Turkich Bazar. over 14 years ago
The distinctive lyrics "The music was new, black, polished chrome and came over the summer like liquid night" used in "Turkich Bazar" were written by Jim Morrison of The Doors fame. These lines are originally cited by the man himself in the poem... See full review
posted a review of Zazu - Captain Starlight. over 14 years ago
Here's all that you would look for in a strong Cosmic Track: A mid-tempo disco beat getting spiced up by vocoder snarls, some very nice guitar licks and lyrics about getting lost in space and who to blame. An amazing Release. Not quite necessarily in... See full review
posted a review of Digital Emotion - Get Up "Action!". over 14 years ago
So I stumbled over the original version of this Track in a Mix I've heard a couple of days ago. It answered a Question that kept creeping on me for quite a hile now: Say, They've really had an Idea with all that nice singing about Laserbeams and... See full review
posted a review of Mark Imperial - Raw Grooves Vol. 1. over 17 years ago
Given the fact that Mark Imperial released a cover of this 80ies pop song some five years prior to the world wide agonizing cannibalisation of Munich's Gigolos owes him at least two points for the idea. Actually you'd have to take these right away for... See full review
posted a review of Various - Kompakt Für Cisco. over 17 years ago
...which could prove that you might need to understand the vox in order to like a record. the b2-track was a big hit in the german scene when released on Harvest initially. The samples are taken from an 70ies anti drug hymn ("Am Tag als Conny Kramer... See full review
posted a review of Data Bass - A Trip In The Night. over 17 years ago
The a-1 track is a cheesy interpretation of lfo's "lfo". lots of ragga-samples and house-pianos used but can be a surprising contribution to a set, especially if you don't want to bother everybody with the often played original version.
posted a review of Joey Beltram - Beltram Vol. 1. over 17 years ago
according to an interview with joey in german techno mag groove, issue 90, this record was actually to be released on the nu groove-label. guess this would´ve made it much harder to get nowadays. anyway, joey was touring europe with derrick may in... See full review
posted a review of Kid606 - The Action Packed Mentallist Brings You The Fucking Jams. over 17 years ago
the last track is a nice "remix" of radiohead´s "creep". an appearantly acoustic or completely new performed version with a cheesy background choir gets spiced up by some wicked laptop drum- and effect-sets. plus there is a loop cut in the mid of the... See full review
posted a review of Christopher Just - I'm A Disco Dancer (And A Sweet Romancer). over 17 years ago
the b-side-track from the limited version of this release seems to be a remix of marshall jefferson´s "move your body" using the vocal sample and a rework of the original stabs with cheesy synths. funny track.
posted a review of Cyberia - Mr. Chill's Back. over 17 years ago
actually uses the same sample as ur´s 019.5 but cuts it down and loops it to a mere "the moons of saturn have a direct influence on saturn´s rings". strong record and a top pick if it comes to early 90ies techno/trance.
posted a review of M.D.3.* - The Pressure Cooker / Use Me Up. over 17 years ago
the a-side contains tongue´n´cheek-reworks of cajmere´s "percolator". however dunn´s samples rather pay hommage to mom´s kitchen appliances instead of the reference to the original coffee machine and he uses a lot of video game noises instead of the... See full review
posted a review of Luke Slater - 92-94. over 17 years ago
make sure to check out "expectation #1". a beautiful fragile piece of ambient artwork. with a bassdrum. so you can dance on it too. previously released on the heavily limited pf 011-sampler only. "moave violin" is another worthwile contribution to... See full review
posted a review of Various - Cocoon Compilation A. over 17 years ago
It was not the fact that "only" 1000 copies were pressed (not a very stern limitation in my eyes anyway) but the very selective distribution that made this record set so sought after. Only pre-selected record shops offered those sets on two days in... See full review
posted a review of Savas Pascalidis - Sexomatic E.P.. over 17 years ago
The original version of "Discotheque" appears on Kurbel Records 010. Apart from the Tillack contribution there the only reason to hunt it down.
posted a review of Excel / Foundation (4) - Seduction / Bring It Back. over 17 years ago
Foundation´s "Bring It Back" samples elements, fx and hooks of Members of Mayday´s "Sonic Empire" as well as of Man Parrish´s "Boogie Down Bronx" to a kinda cheesy result.
posted a review of WestBam - Born To Bang. over 17 years ago
The title track is basically a remix version of Patrick Hernandez´ "Born to be alive" sampling the notorious guitar-line while the flipside can be somewhat understood as what low spirit would consider as a "dub version" of afore said track.
posted a review of Octave One - Black Water. over 17 years ago
The track "Untold" later got repressed and rereleased in different versions on 430 West Promos, Voidcomm and Concept Music and then strangely referred to as "Black Water". The actual "Black Water"-tracks on this release are mere drumtracks and got... See full review
posted a review of Frankie Bones - The Looney Tunes E.P. Volume 3. over 17 years ago
you can find a1 in its original and more recommendable version on nu groove 023.
a3 is a heavily breaks-fueled remix of - surprise - winx´s "don´t laugh"-track which later on gets spiced up with samples of the lord of afford rmx of steve bicknell´s... See full review
posted a review of Frankie Bones - Looney Tunes 4 - "Trax From The Park Rave Comedy Hour". over 17 years ago
the B4-track is a great adaption of green velvet´s "flash". just a steady kickdrum and the vocal lines done by frankie. he sells not only E´s but practically the complete alphabet until he get fed up with the whole scene and lets the surprised parents... See full review
posted a review of Various - Tangent 2002: Disco Nouveau. over 17 years ago
mat101s ´haunted house´ is probably closest to a 2002 update of the classic disco sound. a nice bassline, guitar samples and some quirky fx work do a very good and functional job. be sure to check out his 10" on balance records as well.
posted a review of Underground Resistance - Fury. over 17 years ago
the mastering might be considered horrible, but i think to put this record down to a measely ´for completists only´-status is a bit too much. it might not be as outstanding as e.g. ´sometimes i feel like´ or ´the final frontier´ but in my opinion it... See full review
posted a review of DJ Rush - Mind Games EP. over 18 years ago
"This Is My Life & This Is How I Feel" is probably one of the deepest and best works that Rush ever delivered. Soulful strings and a Bassline that sounds a lot like early Saunderson works, makes it hard to believe that Mr. Snare-and-Bass has been... See full review
posted a review of Mr. Barth* & The Persuader - Snorkelmannen Ø Hans Vänner. over 18 years ago
one of the hardest mr. barth records around, be sure to get this one. has a slight maurizio feeling for me, though yes i know the bass is far to ´dry´ and cold for it. nevertheless, one of my favourite picks from this labels catalogue.
posted a review of The Dominatrix* - Possession EP.. over 18 years ago
"life and time of the truly wise one" rips off heavily "der klang der familie", the love parade anthem of 1992.
posted a review of Green Velvet - Portamento Tracks. over 19 years ago
pure madness, became an instant classic for me first time i heard this record. "flash" is very nice exhibition of the typical next-door-rave-party, showcasing ballon-sucking, liquor-drinking and joint-smoking (so rather harmless, uh?) "bad little... See full review
posted a review of Forgemasters - Track With No Name. over 19 years ago
imagine releasing a trance records in 1989...these guys at warp did it and already showed what they´d be avouching for in the future...always being a bit ahead of it. nice work!
posted a review of Code 6 - Second Chapter. over 19 years ago
forget about his lame "slice"- or "forklift"-releases, this is maybe his best work so far and ever. a brilliant crossover of techno, house and trance, with a more than catchy hookline on "c.o.d.e.s.", which gets some eerie bonus by the voice samples.... See full review