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posted a comment on The Beloved - Happiness. 2 days ago
I would also guess they'd rather have certain tracks only sharing space with one other track because they'll be played in clubs, etc.. "The Sun Rising" only has one other track with it on one side, and I have no doubt that's because the sound will be ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Fresh Emissions. 5 days ago
Excellent comp, one of my favorites of the 90s. Every track has its own special flavor, and all are exclusive to this set. I believe this is the very first track Weatherall/Tenniswood released as Two Lone Swordsmen, as well.
posted a comment on Jedi Knights - Jedi Selector. 16 days ago
I agree, this was always an odd tracking listing to me. Including "Catch The Break" never made sense to me as it was widely available on 12", not to mention it was one of the more weaker tracks in their canon...the space could have been better used for ... See full review
posted a comment on Fabe (8) - Def Yours. about 1 month ago
Damn, the Rhadoo remix is one mean motherf*cker. Growling bass, slapping snares....this remix could have lasted another 12 minutes and I would have been happy. Rhadoo hasn't lost any fire, that's for sure!
posted a comment on Global Communication Retranslated From 'Blood Music' By Chapterhouse - Pentamerous Metamorphosis. about 1 month ago
Yeah, 1000, not 100. Big difference there, my friend, haha.
posted a comment on Reload - A Collection Of Short Stories. about 1 month ago
The 'ol "this is a business" argument -- knew that was coming. Congrats on pointing out the painfully obvious. I will say that I agree that it's an official release by definition, I'm not arguing that. I do appreciate that someone doesn't agree with it ... See full review
posted a comment on Global Communication - 76:14. about 1 month ago
I hear ya, buying the originals is pretty expensive. But a record company putting out vinyl sourced from digital files without artist consent is enough reason, to me, to not bother with these MOV releases. The non-artist-consent alone should give ... See full review
posted a comment on Global Communication - 76:14. about 1 month ago
I hear ya, buying the originals is pretty expensive. But a record company putting out vinyl sourced from digital files without artist consent is enough reason, to me, to not bother with these MOV releases. The non-artist-consent alone should give ... See full review
posted a comment on Global Communication - 76:14. about 1 month ago
You're saying you know for a fact that Sony has used the original DAT for this? I highly doubt it.
posted a comment on Reload - A Collection Of Short Stories. about 1 month ago
I don't disagree with you, but you're going to get some arguments to this. In fact, I have no doubt the Discogs trolls will remove that "unofficial" tag in due time. Everything on MOV is released without artist consent, so you're going to need to change ... See full review
submitted Populist (2) - Ttatld 001. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Disordered Rhythm Metronomy - Down. about 1 month ago
Really digging this record, especially the b-side. It sounds more like a traditional Villalobos record, but you can definitely hear the Edward quirk in there. The typical Villalobos minimalism is counter-balanced by some underlying melodies and sounds ... See full review
posted a comment on Rema-Rema - Wheel In Small Doses Extended Version. about 1 month ago
Can we check it out for a reasonable price? Or do we need to spend 50 pounds to be a part of the cool kids group?
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posted a comment on Submersion & Mon0 - Unison // Einklang. 2 months ago
Beautiful! I'm sure you'll dig it, it's a really high quality album, priced like a mediocre double 12".
posted a comment on Global Communication - 76:14. 2 months ago
I'm officially lost when it comes to vinyl recordings, and some of the people who support MOV. People know that this is not mastered from the original sources, they know that MOV just uses digital files and presses to vinyl, and people are fine and dandy ... See full review
posted a comment on Global Communication - 76:14. 2 months ago
So looks are all you're after then? This pressing was not mastered from the original tapes, so if you enjoy vinyl pressings that come from a CD transfer, I guess you'll be fine with this. Personally, I don't see the point in buying a CD recording just to ... See full review
posted a comment on Submersion & Mon0 - Unison // Einklang. 2 months ago
Hey, Mark! I don't know if this is a result of their lengths, but the four tracks over 10 minutes are my favorites, with "Prism" probably being at the top of the list. It's just a really nice representation of what I tend to love about dub techno -- the ... See full review
posted a comment on Submersion & Mon0 - Unison // Einklang. 2 months ago
I'm surprised this hasn't gone up in price -- it's weird trying to figure out why some things are so expensive and others are ignored. This album is better than any Wanderwelle album, yet those albums skyrocket in price immediately. This is well worth ... See full review
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posted a comment on Radioactive Man - The Uranium E.P.. 3 months ago
Yeah, this is obnoxiously weird. I've noticed this across the board. Records just sit there, not being purchased, being priced 100% or more over the highest price ever paid. I guess these sellers have nothing better to do than just patiently wait in ... See full review
posted a comment on Two Lone Swordsmen - A Virus With Shoes. 3 months ago
It's odd which Weatherall records sell for huge money since his death, and those that don't. Clearly "Virus With Shoes" is one that doesn't sell for big money, but it's hard to know why, as this is one of their best releases without a doubt. Just a very ... See full review
posted a comment on Hear & Now - Alba Sol. 3 months ago
Another collection of great tracks from Hear & Now. They don't deviate from the formula from their first album at all, delivering eight summer-y jams, all chugging along at around 100 bpm intensity. The 80s synths are still there, the twangy guitar ... See full review
posted a comment on Beth Orton - Trailer Park. 3 months ago
Always avoid Plain Recordings, they have a long and consistent history of terrible and cheap bootleg pressings. Everything they do is garbage.
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posted a comment on Yello - Frautonium (The Andrew Weatherall Remixes). 3 months ago
This is the best thing Weatherall did in the last decade of his life. He got stuck in the nu-disco thing which was weird for him, because historically he would get bored and branch out into a new genre after a couple of years of doing the same thing. His ... See full review
posted a comment on 2 Lone Swordsmen* - A Bag Of Blue Sparks. 3 months ago
Thank you so much, really appreciate you solving this mystery for me! Directly from this reading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcY7AkN1X8Q

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posted a comment on Wanderwelle - A State Of Decrepitude. 4 months ago
Yeah, they did change up their sound from the Silent Season albums here for sure. I personally prefer their last few albums to their first two -- the tribal rhythm sound on the first two is a bit too new-agey for my tastes. "State Of Decrepitude" is some ... See full review
posted a comment on 2 Lone Swordsmen* - A Bag Of Blue Sparks. 4 months ago
Does anyone know where the "shove a bit of franks up me back passage..." spoken word thing at the end of the D-side is from? In the 22 years I've owned this record, I have not been able to find the answer!
posted a comment on Slab - Atomsmasher. 4 months ago
Slab was always a bit of a bore to me. Even then their sound just seemed....dull. Not a lot going on, just hammering home one very minimalist idea and flogging it. Then they took remixes from their singles, gave them different names on the album, and ... See full review
posted a comment on Leafar Legov - Mirror. 4 months ago
I feel like it's time for some comments about the actual music here, no? What a great album this is. Legov has been my favorite artist on the Giegling roster, and he does a really sublime job of changing up his sound on this release. The samples and bass ... See full review
posted a comment on Inspiral Carpets - Commercial Rain. 4 months ago
Similar to a comment below, the Hog Mix is the same as the Hog/Battered mix.
posted a comment on Ohi Ho Bang Bang - The Three. 4 months ago
A shame the video version isn't on here, it's the best version. "The Two" in the video is definitely much different than "The Two" on the record!
posted a comment on EOB* - Earth. 4 months ago
Excellent pressing. I played it all the way through and it was dead silent in terms of any hiss, ticks, pops, etc. The music sounds lush and full as well -- the bass is rich and the mids and hi-ends are perfectly represented. My only complaint is the ... See full review
posted a comment on Laurence Guy - The Sun Is Warm And Directly Above You. 4 months ago
What a great record. Vibes all over the place here. Guy has become a faith purchase for me, I don't think he's capable of anything less than transcendent. Beautiful stuff!
posted a comment on The Sabres Of Paradise - Wilmot I. 4 months ago
Like "Theme", "Wilmot" isn't one of Weatherall's better moments. It's certainly better than "Theme", but it's similar in the way it grabs on to a horn sample and holds on for dear life, even to the detriment of its listeners. Not a bad experience, but ... See full review
posted a comment on Underdog vs. Sabres* - Theme. 4 months ago
This one wasn't all that great when it released, and has not aged well either. Just a snooze-worthy Brit-hop stab at something resembling American hip hop. Or something. Even does the whole "featuring" thing. Zzzzzzz.
posted a comment on The Sabres Of Paradise - Theme. 4 months ago
No one ever seems to notice or mention that this track contains heavy samples from Yello's "Jungle Bill". So, I'm doing that now! "Theme" is one of the weakest Sabres moments, in my opinion. It's not bad, but it's a tad derivative for my tastes. The ... See full review
posted a comment on The Sabres Of Paradise - Smokebelch II (The Remix). 4 months ago
This is the one and only time that someone else came in, one-upped Weatherall, and actually succeeded. The David Holmes remix is one of those excursions that was so epic and grand that it couldn't help define a moment in time. Weatherall was always the ... See full review
posted a comment on Four Tet - Sixteen Oceans. 4 months ago
Where did this "withdrawn" news start? I don't see any evidence of this being true. In fact, this record is currently for sale at some pretty common places right now.
posted a comment on Four Tet - Sixteen Oceans. 4 months ago
It might be an issue with the sleeve and the artwork, too. Maybe it's not exactly what Kieran wanted? At any rate, I have my doubts that it's been "withdrawn" anyway. These are up for sale at Juno right now, two weeks after this "withdrawn" tag was ... See full review
posted a comment on Jack Of Swords - The Box. 4 months ago
Not true entirely -- the song does credit the Velvet Underground members, but it doesn't name the Velvet Underground itself. Cale is mentioned on the credits on both the back cover and label.
posted a comment on Flowered Up - Weatherall's Weekender. 4 months ago
The other review here got me inspired to write up a more accurate, and less flippant, review of some of the greatest remixes of all time. What Weatherall does with "Weekender" is take every single element to an already massive song, and transform every ... See full review
posted a comment on Clue To Kalo - Come Here When You Sleepwalk. 4 months ago
Just pulled this out of storage, and the hype sticker on the cover reads "blissful, like Slowdive and Boards Of Canada jamming together in Central Park." Uhh, no. Not even close. More like, the sounds of a Coldplay-inspired emo kid trying to make what he ... See full review
posted a comment on Meek (2) - Glowing Trees. 4 months ago
For those that might not be aware, this was Weatherall's tip of the hat to Joe Meek. Check him out if you haven't!
posted a comment on Orb* - Abolition Of The Royal Familia. 4 months ago
I just have a distaste for albums being available in several colors, some with this, some with that. You buy a version, then realize you missed out on something from another version. Annoying. It rubs me the wrong way that the Dub version has no vinyl ... See full review
posted a comment on Orb* - Abolition Of The Royal Familia. 4 months ago
Am I nuts, or is offering people two colors of the exact same album seem, oh, I dunno....dumb? In all my years of collecting, this is about the lowest I've seen. How about they at least offer the remix album in vinyl form and offer that as an extra? So ... See full review
posted a comment on The Shamen - En-Tact. 4 months ago
Fun fact: this is the only place on vinyl you'll be able to find the full version of Evil Is Even, and trust me, I have looked. It also has the full version of the Orbital mix of Hear Me O My People, also one of their finest moments. I guess the Czechs ... See full review