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posted a comment on Reducer - Politik. 6 days ago
it's a 140 bpm record, -6% does the job perfectly (if you really have to pitch it down for the elderly dancing at 132-134 bpm ;)

a1 reminds of the 1998 sound of Oliver Ho ("Entering the plural" on Blueprint and the likes), but on closer inspection... See full review
posted a comment on Question. 10 days ago
apart from early zenit and late design, this is marco carola's best period imo, especially the 002 - 006 series.
posted a comment on User (4) - 001A. 12 days ago
classic stamper missmatch, happens a lot during the night shifts ;) at the pressing plants
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 22 days ago
posted a comment on D.K. (10). 25 days ago
honestly, i dont get it.
stop wasting good music by releasing single LPs with horrendous s/n ratio. in the 12" world, the LP is sonic garbage, full stop.
and if you're cutting a dmm, at least use Pauler Acoustics to do the cutting (the best sounding... See full review
posted a comment on Sun Electric / Schizophrenia - Tresor 3 (Three). 26 days ago
this is where Ash Ra's Manuel "sunrain" Goetsching and M-series really meet. you will not truly understand what has happened in the 1993/4 season if you didnt study this beauty :)
posted a comment on Question. about 1 month ago
to me, the late Design, Question 2-7 and the early Zenit was the peak of Marco Carola..

it is so confusing to read all the recent million EUR lawsuit news etc..I remember him playing in the league of Jeff Mills, L Garnier or Luke Slater..

his career... See full review
posted a comment on Surgeon / Regis / Female - The End Of Living, The Start Of Survival. about 1 month ago
hard education was cut in dmm and it didnt quite do the tracks justice, especially surgeon's tracks didnt take it too well.

how about the regis tracks used here? Are they any louder / more punchy than the Hard Education masters?
posted a comment on Joris Voorn - Lost Memories Pt. 2. about 1 month ago
what is it that you would have to overdose to prefere this over the UR mix of "the colour of love" by The Reese Project?
posted a comment on Convextion - Convextion. about 1 month ago
wish Astrum was given a whole side @ 45 rpm some point in the future.
posted a comment on Jeff Mills - The Electrical Experience. 4 months ago
ticket to thrillville is another mix of the "lonely assistant" - it's not exactly the same, the 1/8 delay applied to the high pitched sample being the most obvious different. the cut also sounds different, there is more low end on the PM006.

same... See full review
posted a comment on Record Industry. 4 months ago
I work as QC at another plant, and i always use Pallas, DFI and Record Industry as the plants to match.

I've got like 1000-1100 records pressed at RI (1999-now) and Ive never found a single issue. Their 140g records are always perfectly flat, zero... See full review
posted a comment on Oliver Ho - Prima Materia. 4 months ago
this was a proper stunner, closing the "early Meta" period to me as his sound changed a lot from the 7th release onwards. The first six were much darker, i'd say less accessible, and more hmm.. "abstract". The "early Meta" are the main reason I still... See full review
posted a comment on Fenton* & Thomas* - Black Science E.P.. 5 months ago
cool track but it's based on Joey Beltram's and Marco Carola's samples - a litttle credit to the source wouldnt be a bad idea.
posted a comment on Paul Brtschitsch. 6 months ago
or simply to avoid language-specific special characters. As it is, it will take a while to figure out how it should be pronounce giving you a few minutes to check some of his productions ;)
posted a comment on Simulant, Pollon - Scopex 98/00. 7 months ago
instantly a fave, great sounding masters, high quality pressing. never mind the tight cover. throw it away, use 4 separate jackets and enjoy this excellent release. i already regret not getting a safety copy of the pack, i didnt realise how much it's... See full review
posted a comment on Morganistic - Fluids Amniotic. 7 months ago
finally a reissue of a Luke Slater classic double pack. Love this LP for two things, first it's a very good example justifying Slater's high ranks in the 90s. Second it divides people into two groups - first will love the A1 and will always credit... See full review
posted a comment on Florence - Analogue Expressions. 7 months ago
hasnt aged one bit after almost 30 years. well done Eevolute, thank you Delsin.
posted a comment on Sankt Otten - Zwischen Demut Und Disco . 8 months ago
masters were cut at Railroad tracks gmbh, no idea where they got the Calyx credits from. Calyx cuts lacquers, these are obvious dmm cuts.
posted a comment on Melentini - ZRSHA; Fundus Uterus. 9 months ago
it's all about A2, B3 and B5 tracks for me, If you're into Bjork from her Ves Per Tine days, chances are you might enjoy this LP too. The pressing could be cleaner, quite a lot of small clicks and other "plastic expressions" straight from fresh discs,... See full review
posted a comment on Robert Hood. 9 months ago
As a human being i am absolutely allergic to any religious doctrines and therefore cannot stand people falling into these traps, preaching stuff that holds us in the 5th century as a species....with 2 exceptions though - Ayrton Senna and Robert Hood,... See full review
posted a comment on Curve Pusher. 10 months ago
more and more often I see "Curvepusher" signature in the runouts of the records that stand-out in terms of balance between loudness and dynamics, punchyness of the low end, and mid-high clarity. I think the studio does not really get the credit they... See full review
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Function - Security. 10 months ago
must say i still play these 98 DS tracks a lot, the athmosphere on these is close to none, thanks to "railroad crossing" cow bell sample used in many of the early INF tracks the tracks have this eerie "arizona plains" feel to them. proper dj tools... See full review
posted a comment on The Vision (16) Ft Andreya Triana - Heaven. 10 months ago
3 copies here, cut by Curvepusher, awesome sound throughout, deep groves,but no trace of clipping, distortion, or any other undesireables..
posted a comment on Shapeshifters. 10 months ago
everything this guy does is pure gold, these tracks take us straight to the evergreen artistry of the late 70s. Live instrumentation, great vocal tracks, proper writing, uncompromised production. Dont miss a single track, and prepare to buying... See full review
posted a comment on Various Artists (3) - 1-7. 11 months ago
literally ;)
in a perfect world there would be a reissue that was cut the very same way, but with #3 and #6 given the whole sides of the disc..

so little fuss or talk surrounding this release, that was the beauty of the mid 90s..
since 2006/7... See full review
posted a comment on Maurizio - Domina. 12 months ago
where do I start with this one...
for me it was the soundtrack of 1997, yes i was late.

but once you ve got these three cuts, there's no way back. you meet maurizio and carl at their best.

All three cuts cover very different territories, but are... See full review
posted a comment on Rhythm & Sound - Trace. 12 months ago
"Imprint" strikes instantly, but after some time you realize "Trace" is quite fast paced so it can be used as 4 am dj tool connecting a dancefloor techno music with more abstract/ambient material..

"always inside the dj bag" type of 12".
posted a comment on Stenny - Eternal Restriction. about 1 year ago
halfway between Drumcode (12-15) and Downwards (22-28) - cant remember anything sounding like the "good old Sweden" for ages. Excellent techno record. "Boulders" is a big one, if you liked Johannes heil's "I love to beat you cause I hate you" chances... See full review
posted a comment on After Hours - Waterfalls / Feel It. about 1 year ago
why "despite", the Dutch white compund rates among the very we best, at least i recommend it to our clients and they never complain.

how about the distortion on the baselines? have they found clean tracks and mixed it again, or all After Hours issue... See full review
posted a comment on Biosphere - Shenzhou. about 1 year ago
somehow it feels asif G.Jensen's and W.Voigt's paths crossed. Debussy, Zauberberg, unknown space exploration movie.. what an amazing release this is..
posted a comment on Fluxion - Redundant. about 1 year ago
to me this is Fluxion's most expressive release, and as difficult as it is to pick his best moments from the invalueable early CR discography, i'd say this one is the most important for me personally, because of the way the "outer space" and the... See full review
posted a comment on Basic Channel - Octagon / Octaedre. about 1 year ago
as much as i love my elder editions, this one is my fave, the same can be told about M6 from the same "batch", fantastic, crispy, punchy sound. How to define the change of sound? I'd say it somehow sounds as if the tape deck feeding the cutting lathe... See full review
posted a comment on echospace [detroit]. about 1 year ago
the label seems to attract the most patient fanbase around :)
posted a comment on Remixed With Love By Joey Negro. about 1 year ago
this series is something else, i dont "blind buy" music..i examine rhythms, chord progressions, everything in details..but when i see a Joey Negro working with multi track tapes i know it's gonna be a matter of: two? three? more? copies that i... See full review
posted a comment on Neapolitan Soul - Welcome To The Dub (Phunky Trip). about 1 year ago
please release it properly, a lovely take on a classic original, highly playable crowd-pleaser.
posted a comment on The Vision - Spectral Nomad. about 1 year ago
the punch of the 909 is lost, best audible on the A1's closed hat, the original was giving the track its shuffling pace, sounding almost like a snare's rim, the reissue is no match to the original in terms of dynamics, which in case of 909 driven... See full review
posted a comment on Von Schommer* / Imax - dcv07. about 1 year ago
wurfel version... once you hear it you wont be able to take it out of your head.. the original is more "playable" but the slower "version" is the essence of the record.

in one word: haunting.
posted a comment on Round Two - New Day. about 1 year ago
three copies here, each from different batch - all sound crisp, with very satisfying S/N ratio. If i spot a shit pressing i'll let you know, but pressing complaints should always include cartridge used, condition of the stylus, tone arm... See full review
posted a comment on Rino Cerrone. about 1 year ago
i'd love to have a look at the wiring of his 909 during his design / rilis period. rilis 02, 05 and the Qmen records sound like nothing else (when you pay attention to detail) and the 909bd cuts thru the mix perfectly, not sticking out, but doin its... See full review
posted a comment on Skogen (3) - Svitjod. about 1 year ago
natthymn sounds like a stripped down / simplified transcription of Jerry Goldsmith's "trees" from the Medicine Man o.s.t.

^from 1:10 onwards..

_ _ _ _

and i'd swear ive heard the c3 song with a Bjork's... See full review
posted a comment on Perception (2) & Mad Mike* - Windchime. about 1 year ago
there is this neurotic nature of the A side that i still cannot "get"; and yes it is the raw B side that steals the show to me, the portamento on the "guitar" turns it into a "steel guitar" equivalent, whatever technique was used to make it sound... See full review
posted a comment on Ulf Lohmann - Because. about 1 year ago
there were quite a few "loop soundtracks" released by Kompakt-related labels at the time, but this one stands out. The B side "scenes" are a bit ..melancholic, if not nostalgic, you need a good reason to dive into this; in the meantime try the A3,... See full review
posted a comment on Deanne Day - The Day After EP. about 1 year ago
can anyone report on the sound quality / cutting engineer signed in the runouts?
posted a comment on Convextion - 2845. about 1 year ago
Daniel Krieger @ SST Bruggeman has done it again.. Excellent quality of all four masters.
posted a comment on Tim Taylor - Fear Of Music (Remixes). over 2 years ago
the record labels are plain black, no titles, no mention of any remixing - runouts say "respect to mr laux / respect to chancellor".

cover is a rework of Severed Heads "dead eyes opened".
posted a comment on Hallucinator. over 2 years ago
when i was younger i wasnt really into the mid-late Chain Reaction, 20 years later i have to admit i was completely wrong. Hallucinator release have not aged at all, they sound as abstract and fresh as the day i gave them an honest listen. Neither... See full review
posted a comment on Jeff Mills - Axis Copper Edition. over 2 years ago
DMM is positive, meaning it is a playable groove, however it will sound harsh as there is no cart designed to run smooth across copper layer. To fully enjoy a DMM, you have to go thru the galvanics, make yourself a set of stampers, and press as many... See full review
posted a comment on Biosphere - Microgravity. over 2 years ago
no sratches / scuffs or any visual problem on my C/D sides, but there is another issue. The A/B are technically perfect, the noisefloor is super low, the C/D disc is not that good, no drama, but iits "floor" is louder, plus my copies had a white spot... See full review