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posted a review of Biosphere - Substrata. 8 days ago
Great album, but I've always hated "Times When I Know You'll Be Sad", as it breaks the immersion just when you've gotten into the mood of the record. God knows why Biosphere thought his mountainous ambient soundscapes needed to be replaced with singing ... See full review
posted a comment on C.J. Bolland* - Electronic Highway. about 1 month ago
The melody of "Con Spirito" is lifted straight from Vangelis's "Heaven and Hell (Part 2)" without giving him any credit. Shame on you, Mr. Bolland!
posted a comment on Goatmoon - Finnish Steel Storm. about 1 month ago
Nazis can sell their wares in their own seedy corners of the Internet, major sites like Discogs don't need to give them the platform to spread their crap.
posted a comment on Shifted Phases - The Cosmic Memoirs Of The Late Great Rupert J. Rosinthrope. 2 months ago
You've misunderstood the Notes section. Track 11 is indeed titled "Flux" on the CD, but it is not actually the track called "Flux" that appears on the LP version of this album, rather than "Song of the Green Whale", which had already appeared on ... See full review
posted a comment on Drexciya - Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller III. 3 months ago
IIRC the album was available only for a short time, at least on Amazon. I had pre-ordered my copy, so I got it fine, but pretty soon after its release there were no copies for sale anymore. So maybe for some reason it had a smaller printing than the ... See full review
posted a review of Eveliina Kurki - Eveliina Kurki. 5 months ago
A cult classic Finnish Eurodance record, best known for Kurki's camp hit "Sä osaat sillälailla peppua vemputtaa" ("You know how to wank the butt like that"), but the quality of the songs is suprisingly high throughout the album. Besides "Sä osaat", other ... See full review
posted a comment on Max Roach - We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite. about 1 year ago
I'm not familiar with the 1986 CD, but it seems likely it has the same source as this CD. The liner notes on this CD are in Japanese, but the back cover has an English text saying: "digital remaster from a master recording owned by Max Roach". So it ... See full review
posted a comment on DJ Sprinkles - Midtown 120 Blues. about 1 year ago
Gotta laugh at someone wanting to hear such carefully produced music on such a crappy-sounding format as cassette.
posted a comment on Max Roach - We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite. about 1 year ago
As far as I know, this is the only version of "We Insist!" released on CD that doesn't suffer from very obvious flaws in the sound. According to liner notes, this Japanese reissue was made from Max Roach's personal master tapes. For some reason, Candid ... See full review
posted a comment on Paperi T* & Khid - Ex Ovis Pullus Non Natis Serò Fit Ullus. about 1 year ago
Edition of one, and two people claim to own it. :)
posted a review of Louie Vega - Choice. over 2 years ago
The version of "Stand on the Word" on this comp is not the original and more famous 1982 version of the song that's often erroneously credited as "Larry Levan Mix" (even though Levan actually had nothing to do with it). The version here is the ... See full review
posted a review of Irene Papas • Vangelis - Odes. over 2 years ago
I agree with Sopromat, this is one of the worst remasters I've heard. The backing track has somehow been cranked way up so that the vocals are drowned beneath the other instruments. It actually gets very tiring for the ears after a while. The original CD ... See full review
posted a comment on Prince - I Wish U Heaven. over 2 years ago
As far as I know, this 3" single is the only place where you can find the full 6 minute version of "Scarlet Pussy" in digital format (even though the CD label doesn't even mention there's a B-side). "The Hits / The B-Sides" compilation and the Japanese ... See full review
posted a comment on Goldie - Saturnz Return. over 2 years ago
Great review, and I totally agree with you. How could the same person who gave us "Terminator" and "Ghosts of My Life" have produced such utter wanky shite?
submitted Cio D' Or* - All In All. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Cio D'or - All In All. over 3 years ago
Yeah, my copy is a regular CD too, not a CDr. And I ordered it on Semantica's Bandcamp page.
Edit: I added the regular CD to the database, you can find it here: http://www.discogs.com/Cio-Dor-All-In-All/release/8045428
posted a comment on Project Pablo - I Want To Believe. over 3 years ago
"A seamless set"? You don't have to change sides on the cassette?
posted a review of Donato Dozzy - The Loud Silence. over 3 years ago
If you ever wanted to hear an ambient album based around the sounds of a mouth harp (as seen on the album cover), here it is! Dozzy is working around the same idea as Aphex Twin did ages ago with "Didgeridoo": exploring the sonic similarities between ... See full review
posted a comment on Max Roach - We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite. over 4 years ago
I have to respectfully disagree with the previous reviewer: the sound on Candid's CD reissue is pretty bad, you can hear the cracks and pops, and sometimes there's also the sort of irritating distortion you get with vinyl rips. Even though this album was ... See full review
posted a review of From Within - From Within 3. over 4 years ago
Parts I to XI of "From Within 3" are really good: you have the pulsating cosmic synthscapes punctuated by chilled-down beats that you'd come to expect from this pair... It'd be fair to say these 11 lovely ambient/techno tracks are as good as anything on ... See full review
posted a review of Virtual Vices - Virtual Vices V. over 4 years ago
This one has loads of "real" instruments played by Pete Namlook and Wolfram Spyra, there are even electric guitar solos! As a result the album often tends to sound more like fusion jazz or instrumental rock than ambient/techno... But the truth is that ... See full review
posted a review of Tetsu Inoue - Inland. over 4 years ago
After he came back to FAX for the return-to-form Namlook collaboration "2350 Broadway 4", it's not really surprising that "Inland" also sounds closer to Tetsu Inoue's 90s FAX releases (such as "Ambiant Otaku") than to the more experimental, glitchy stuff ... See full review
posted a review of 2350 Broadway - 2350 Broadway 4. over 4 years ago
Like some other reviewers here, I didn't really like the sort glitchy, experimental digital ambient Inoue was doing after he left FAX, even though that sound was quite popular at the turn of the millennium. It doesn't seem Inoue's strengths fit the ... See full review
posted a review of Modula Green - Shellground. over 4 years ago
This is a lesser known gem among FAX's mid-90s ouput. Peter Prochir produced various stuff for the label under different pseudonym's, but as far as I know Modula Green is Mark Pfurtscheller's only work for it. Nominally, the album has the trademarks of ... See full review
posted a comment on David Reeves. over 4 years ago
What happened to this guy? I love his FAX albums, but it looks like he hasn't released any music since the 90s?
posted a review of Namlook* - Namlook XXI: Subconscious Worlds. over 4 years ago
This album is closer to the Move D / Namlook collaborations than Namlook's solo output of this era. Only track 3 is the sort of droney, beatless ambient piece Namlook (as a solo artist) was mostly producing in the 00s, the other three tracks are fine ... See full review
posted a review of Namlook* - Namlook XXII • Music For Urban Meditation III. over 4 years ago
This album, like the whole "Music for Urban Meditation" series, is recommended for dedicated ambient heads only. There's no beats, no discernible melodies, just all-encompassing, glacially moving drones. Playing the 5.1. disc on a surround system is ... See full review
posted a review of Pete Namlook, Material Object - Elektronik II. over 4 years ago
This was one the last albums Pete Namlook released before his death, and it's one of his strongest. The collaboration between him and Material Object already produced some interesting results on their first album: the Namlookian drones and long track ... See full review
posted a review of Gate Zero - Tides. over 4 years ago
The Gate Zero albums are hidden gems among late period FAX output. GZ's albums differ from the stereotypical FAX sound with their shortish tracks, complex beat programmining and the usage of organic sounds and samples. This is most evident on "Tides", ... See full review
posted a comment on Red Snapper - Our Aim Is To Satisfy Red Snapper. over 4 years ago
When this album came out, there was an interview where the band confirmed that the name of the record is indeed "Our Aim Is to Satisfy Red Snapper". It's a bit of a wordplay, or a visual pun: looking at the cover, you'd think the album title is "Our Aim ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Star-Funk Volume 27. over 6 years ago
The Star-Funk compilation series generally focuses on late 70s electronic disco and its 80s offshoots, but this entry in the series is a bit different. Though it's not explicitly stated in the sleeve, the comp is actually a label retrospective, as all ... See full review
submitted Laurie Spiegel - The Expanding Universe. over 6 years ago
posted a comment on Monolake - Hongkong Remastered. over 6 years ago
Does anyone know why this reprint is missing track number 2 ("Index") of the original Chain Reaction release?
posted a review of Rhythm & Sound w/ Tikiman - Showcase. over 6 years ago
This compilation is a nice way to have all the Rhythm & Sound/Tikiman collabs of the time on one CD, as they are top-notch examples of deep reggae singing combined with equally deep dub techno. However, the "versions" that follow each tune are pretty ... See full review
posted a comment on Ben Liebrand. over 6 years ago
I agree, Grand 12-Inches is one of the best compilation series ever released in dance music, certainly the best if you're into disco and boogie. The only minor complaint I have about the series is that Liebrand's notes about the tunes he has selected for ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Universe - The Tribal Gathering 94. over 7 years ago
Track 1-04 is better known as "Epidemic", though it's NOT the original version of "Epidemic" that's also known as "Straight from Heaven Remix". I'm not sure which remix it's supposed to be (maybe an exclusive one for this comp?), but it has a colder, ... See full review
posted a review of Monolake - Ghosts. over 7 years ago
This album sounds like a techstep drum & bass record done in the style of Monolake. It's all about harsh, metallic breakbeats and deep two-note basslines accompanied by murky drones and noises. The album's inner cover has a short, eerie horror vignette ... See full review
posted a review of Love Inc. - New Jack City. over 7 years ago
In 1994, Love Inc.'s "R.E.S.P.E.C.T." and Paperclip People's "Throw" changed my life. They made me realize you need no choruses, no melodies, no chords – just an insistent, soulful groove – to bang, to dance, to lift yourself higher! I've grown to dig ... See full review
posted a review of Gas - Nah Und Fern. over 7 years ago
To comment on the review below: the main difference between Nah und Fern and the original Gas CDs on Mille Plateaux are with "Gas" and "Königsforst". As pointed out by Plaidzebra, the tracklist on "Gas" is different: tracks 1 and 3 on the original album ... See full review
posted a comment on Prince - I Wish U Heaven (Part 1 · 2 · 3). over 7 years ago
For some reason, the B-side of this release is titled "Scarlet Pussy (Edit)". However, it's the full 6 minute version of "Scarlet Pussy", not the shorter 7" version. As far as I know Prince never recorded any longer version of "Scarlet Pussy", so this ... See full review
posted a review of Stanley Cowell - Regeneration. over 8 years ago
This is a nice soul-jazz album with good use of African percussion and traditional instruments. The first song is a bit kitschy piece of mid-70s fusion, but the rest of the album shouldn't disappoint, if you dig the 1970s output of artists like Herbie ... See full review
posted a review of Various - The West End Story Volume 3+4. over 8 years ago
Some of the tracks on this compilation are clearly vinyl rips: you can hear the cracks and pops on them. Since the material is licensed straight from West End Records (WER is credited on the CD sleeve as a co-publisher), I don't understand why they ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Boys Keep Swinging. over 8 years ago
This compilation is a bit odd. Most of the tracks are 12" versions of gay disco, boogie and hi-NRG classics, but Sylvester's "Dance (Disco Beat)", Macho's "I'm a Man", and Boys Town Gang's "Ain't No Mountain High Enough / Remember Me" are not the ... See full review
posted a review of Herbie Hancock - Lite Me Up. over 8 years ago
Herbie Hancock goes boogie! "Lite Me Up" could be considered a collaboration between Herbie and Rod Temperton (best known from Heatwave), as the latter has the sole or co-writing credit on six of the eight tracks. It sounds somewhat similar to Quincy ... See full review
posted a review of Ben Liebrand - Grand 12-Inches. over 8 years ago
This is pretty much the best dance music compilation ever released, at least if you're a disco/boogie/vocal house fan. Almost every track on it is a timeless classic, and they're presented in their full 12 inch or dance remix versions. There's just a few ... See full review
posted a review of Khan And Walker* - Radiowaves. over 8 years ago
An utter classic of ambient techno and experimental acid! Deep drones, liquid synths, 303 riffs and kicking beats merge into an otherwordly but surprisingly beautiful piece of cosmic techno music. If you're a fan of Air Liquide, or the early 90s Cologne ... See full review
posted a review of Khan & Walker - Radiowaves II. over 8 years ago
Like the title suggests, "Radiowaves II" is meant to be a sequel to the classic "Radiowaves" album from 1995. However, a lot has changed in the sound of Khan & Walker between the release of the two records. At this point, both Khan and Walker were moving ... See full review
posted a review of Khan & Walker - Empire State Building. over 8 years ago
"Empire State Building", Khan & Walker's third full-length, is more reminiscent of their first album than of the rigid, locked grooves on "Shleichfahrt". Like they did on "Radiowaves", on this album Khan and Walker marry modulating acid burbles with ... See full review
posted a review of Laurent Garnier - Coloured City. over 8 years ago
The first two tunes on this EP provide some nice jackin' action, but the real treat here is The Black Dog remix of "Crispy Bacon". TBD takes what's already a classic piece of rough electronic grooves and puts it through dubby filters, giving this banger ... See full review
posted a review of Love Inc. - Life's A Gas. over 9 years ago
If you loved Love Inc.'s earlier house bangers such as "R.E.S.P.E.C.T.", you might be disappointed by this album. On it Mike Ink samples various classic records (as seen on the album cover), but the results sound mostly watery and lame. Life's A Gas is ... See full review