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Laurence Guy - You Do Your Best To Hide The Good Parts Of Yourself Ep
posted a review of Laurence Guy - You Do Your Best To Hide The Good Parts Of Yourself Ep. 4 minutes ago
Maybe my least favorite Guy record. It's well done as everything he puts his name on, but he's fleeced this single sample-based groovy house vibe at this point. One of my favorite records of his is the one he did for Studio Barnhus as it explored more... See full review
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Joe Strummer - Live At Music Millennium
posted a review of Joe Strummer - Live At Music Millennium. about 1 month ago
I was at this performance (this location of Music Millenium was in NW Portland at the time and is no longer there). He had a concert in town later that evening and Strummer hung out for a few HOURS at the record store and signed albums and chatted... See full review
Fluke - Tosh (Promo 2)
posted a review of Fluke - Tosh (Promo 2). about 1 month ago
I never was very impressed with any of the "Tosh" remixes, but the Fila Brazillia remixes aren't bad, especially the "Josh" mix which is really cool -- Fluke's own remixes on the other promo 12" are okay but nothing essential. The Mantronik remixes... See full review
Zefzeed - SU-34
posted a review of Zefzeed - SU-34. about 1 month ago
Great record, I'd argue this is Zefzeed's best. Most of his records are pretty minimal and formless which isn't a bad thing, but they're more or less predictable with what they do. This one has some dark melodies, driving bass lines and signature... See full review
Move D - Pandemix Live Jams Vol. 4
posted a review of Move D - Pandemix Live Jams Vol. 4. 3 months ago
"The Golden Pudelizer (feat Ruftata110)" is my favorite tune from all of the "Pandemix" records, such a nice sound. Moufang creates yet another classic here.
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Slab - Red 4 (Skin)
posted a comment on Slab - Red 4 (Skin). 12 months ago
Does anyone remember what Hammond's beef with Dave Clarke was? I remember reading interviews with Hammond at the time about how he hated Clarke, but I don't remember the reason for it. I do remember that Hammond thought Clarke's music was crap, which... See full review
Gary Beck - Bring A Friend
posted a comment on Gary Beck - Bring A Friend. about 1 year ago
Why on earth is this album not on vinyl? Almost beyond belief.
Moby - All That I Need Is To Be Loved
posted a comment on Moby - All That I Need Is To Be Loved. about 1 year ago
Moby is one of those guys where it's hard to remember the last time he made any music that was tolerable, but this is definitely one of those records where he shows he has some real raw talent. The Moby Dub on this record is one of the highlights of... See full review
Primal Scream - The Screamadelica 12
posted a comment on Primal Scream - The Screamadelica 12" Singles. about 1 year ago
I understand that, but is there anything concrete indicating when the remix was done?
Chapterhouse - Rownderbowt
posted a comment on Chapterhouse - Rownderbowt. about 1 year ago
Shouldn't matter. If the timing is that different they should consider it regardless of the style of music it is. The main reason they should have swapped it is the Spooky remix which is a dynamic dance remix that would be more likely to get played by... See full review
Various - 2020
posted a comment on Various - 2020. about 1 year ago
Very nice release here, as per usual with Giegling. The map.ache track is the standout for sure, with its hands-in-the-air breakbeat euphoria. It reminds me of every rave I attended back in the early 90s. The rest of the album is some pretty damn... See full review
Various - 2020
posted a comment on Various - 2020. about 1 year ago
The Ghostbusters track sure sounds a lot like an Edward production to my ears. And being that he isn't outwardly on this comp (when he's usually on every other Giegling release), I'd be willing to bet he's one of the unaccounted-for aliases here. Just... See full review
Yello - Hands On Yello
posted a comment on Yello - Hands On Yello. about 1 year ago
As I pull this out of the archives I'm reminded why this box set is one of my favorite Yello releases. It's very detailed and well-conceived, and while a lot of the remixers are not my favorite stand-alone artists, most of them contribute some... See full review
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Chapterhouse - Rownderbowt
posted a comment on Chapterhouse - Rownderbowt. about 1 year ago
Man, Sony just can't press enough colored vinyl these days, can they? Nice to see this set on wax all the same. I'm lost a bit on why they'd cram the Spooky remix onto the same side as "Picnic", though, only to put "Die Die Die" all alone on the last... See full review
Paul Weller - Cosmic Fringes - Remixes
posted a comment on Paul Weller - Cosmic Fringes - Remixes. about 1 year ago
Pet Shop Boys remix is a total bomb, really good stuff. I love the way they completely reproduce their remixes by adding melodies and Neil's vocals here and there -- very thorough and professional approach. Other than the KLF, I can't think of any... See full review
Christine Benz - Bangkok
posted a comment on Christine Benz - Bangkok. about 1 year ago
The two originals on the A-side are incredibly boring in my opinion. They put me right to sleep with their simplicity and total lack of nuance. Of course, the Ludwig remix on the B-side is the entire reason you should pick this record up. He turns a... See full review
Hear & Now - Milvus
posted a comment on Hear & Now - Milvus. about 1 year ago
Paul at Claremont, if you're reading this: can you please be rid of the cheap generic paper inner sleeves for your releases? They're not doing these lovely releases any favors. I know the poly-lined inners are a bit more expensive, but wouldn't it be... See full review
ASC - Slow Down / Lucid Dream
posted a comment on ASC - Slow Down / Lucid Dream. about 1 year ago
This dude is on a serious roll lately. This record is incredibly good stuff, just super intense and richly produced drum and bass madness. More please!
Zefzeed - Dancing In Your Room
posted a comment on Zefzeed - Dancing In Your Room. about 1 year ago
I think it's safe to say this is an album, but I guess it doesn't really matter. Like everything Zefzeed does, this album is just quality all over the place. There really isn't a bad track on here, and he kinda outdoes himself in comparison to his... See full review
Noah Skelton, Heerd - Stomping Grounds 006
posted a comment on Noah Skelton, Heerd - Stomping Grounds 006. about 1 year ago
Excellent record here, really love the feel of this one. The two Noah Skelton tracks are very nice, bringing some deep late night vibes with lush synths and smooth bass. The Heerd tracks are similarly deep, but more aggressive and hard-hitting. Great... See full review
Octo Octa - Adrift
posted a comment on Octo Octa - Adrift. about 1 year ago
The original version is definitely the cut for me. The remixes on the b-side are alright, but the A-side is some deeply good stuff.
808 State - Pacific
posted a comment on 808 State - Pacific. about 1 year ago
This is one of those records where I'm blown away it doesn't sell for more. One of the greatest electronic 12"s of all time without a shadow of doubt. There's really no bad mix of this track anywhere, but the Strauss remixes are things of beauty.
The Grid / Fripp* - Leviathan
posted a comment on The Grid / Fripp* - Leviathan. about 1 year ago
Amen, brother. Ball and Norris and Fripp together? How can you lose?
Andrei Ciubuc & Cezar Lazăr* - Link EP I
posted a comment on Andrei Ciubuc & Cezar Lazăr* - Link EP I. about 1 year ago
Agreed, this is a great record, both sides just pop right out of the speakers. Cezar is solid as hell, he never does anything less than stellar. Excellent stuff.
The Grid / Fripp* - Leviathan
posted a comment on The Grid / Fripp* - Leviathan. about 1 year ago
This is a great release. While the hipsters are bumping into themselves buying up all the ASIP and PITP releases, this is going to fly under the radar. Best ambient album I've heard all year by miles.
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Baby Ford & The Ifach Collective - Sacred Machine
posted a comment on Baby Ford & The Ifach Collective - Sacred Machine. about 1 year ago
"Bad Friday". That's all that needs to be said. It sounded amazing then, and still sounds amazing. If you want a guaranteed way to send the dance floor (and your mind) into a frenzy, look no further. Arguably the greatest thing Baby Ford has ever done.
Yello - The Eye
posted a comment on Yello - The Eye. about 1 year ago
So exciting to have this great album on vinyl! Like the other Yello reissues, the vinyl is clean and flat, and the sleeves and inners are of high quality. The sound quality on the records is very respectful and pressed well. My only minor complaint on... See full review
Yello - Pocket Universe
posted a comment on Yello - Pocket Universe. about 1 year ago
As someone who has the original vinyl issue of "Pocket Universe" and has listened to it since 1996, I can report that this reissue sounds pretty excellent. I'm surprised at its quality, actually, as Universal certainly does not have a good track... See full review
Yello - Motion Picture
posted a comment on Yello - Motion Picture. about 1 year ago
I have to say that these recent Yello reissues sound excellent. Very fun to finally get this gem of an album on wax, and the packaging is very nice as well. I do wish Universal would have been smart enough to cut these tracks in such a way where they... See full review
Baby Ford
posted a comment on Baby Ford. about 1 year ago
Godfather of minimal techno, period. So glad to see his records selling for big prices, because they deserve it. I remember buying his records all throughout the 90s for a few bucks a piece, you could hardly give them away. I'm very happy to have... See full review
Ion Ludwig - Foundation
posted a comment on Ion Ludwig - Foundation. about 1 year ago
Ludwig is "one of those guys" for me at this point -- he just always brings the business. All three of these tracks are killer, but "Arcardic" is the standout for sure. All three of these tracks are variations of the same theme, with "Devontroit"... See full review
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Lead Into Gold - Age Of Reason
posted a comment on Lead Into Gold - Age Of Reason. about 1 year ago
Any coincidence that "A Giant On Earth" is the best track on here? Too bad Al couldn't have written/produced the whole album!
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement - Flying Fish Ambience
posted a comment on Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement - Flying Fish Ambience. about 1 year ago
I have to say that after seeing thousands of different colored pressings over my lifetime, this might be the coolest looking vinyl I've ever seen. I usually don't care one way or another about colored vinyl, but my copy came with a haze... See full review
Lard - Power Of Lard EP
posted a comment on Lard - Power Of Lard EP. about 1 year ago
For those who might be curious, "Time To Melt" is edited down to 24:10 here on the vinyl version.
Paul St. Hilaire + Rhauder - Derdeoc
posted a comment on Paul St. Hilaire + Rhauder - Derdeoc. about 1 year ago
I'm not as enthusiastic about this album as other reviews, but it's fine for what it is -- very uncomplicated, but slightly uninspired, techno music. For my money, the accompanying remix 12"s are far better and more interesting, particularly the... See full review
Ministry - Everyday (Is Halloween) - The Lost Mixes
posted a comment on Ministry - Everyday (Is Halloween) - The Lost Mixes. about 1 year ago
"I See Red" is an instrumental version of "My Favorite Things" from PTP. Interesting to hear how all of Al's tracks ended up in different places with different names.
1000 Homo DJs - Supernaut
posted a comment on 1000 Homo DJs - Supernaut. about 1 year ago
I hate to rag on a Homo DJs release, but this pressing is absolute garbage. Shockingly bad. Cleopatra should be embarrassed. Cheap artwork, terrible mastering, a garbage pressing, and some of the recordings sound straight from a bad cheap blank tape... See full review
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The Future Sound Of London - Accelerator
posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London - Accelerator. about 1 year ago
For anyone curious to know if the tracks are mixed together or not (given that this is on four sides of vinyl now rather than just two), the answer is: both. Basically, whatever songs are together on a side end up getting segued together like the... See full review
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Funky Green Dogs From Outer Space* - Reach For Me
posted a comment on Funky Green Dogs From Outer Space* - Reach For Me. about 1 year ago
The A-side isn't 10:20, it's 9:20 for those who care. These other comments are absolutely true -- back in 1992 this track would absolutely destroy dance floors. Pretty much the first five Murk records and the first two Miami Soul records would make... See full review
Peter Murphy - Cuts You Up
posted a comment on Peter Murphy - Cuts You Up. about 1 year ago
This record wasn't purposely "translucent", it's just a very low gram pressing as most US records were in the 80s. Anything 100 grams and lower is going to look "translucent". Any thin piece of plastic is going to show light from the other end.
Revolting Cocks - You Often Forget
posted a comment on Revolting Cocks - You Often Forget. about 1 year ago
It's nothing, it's just the "Malignant" mix split into two "tracks". You'll notice on the commercial 12" that the remix is split into two "tracks" as it were. A lot of records that were meant for DJs at the time did this -- it was designed to let the... See full review
Mark Broom - Angie Is A Shoplifter
posted a comment on Mark Broom - Angie Is A Shoplifter. about 1 year ago
Insanely underrated techno classic. How this isn't more popular is beyond me -- it hasn't aged a single day in the 25 years since it was released. "Alien Spoke" is the cut -- I used to play this in the clubs and it would melt the dance floor, just a... See full review