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posted a comment on Electronic - Get The Message. 13 days ago
Hi, I've just paid this CD single. Sorry for the delay.
posted a comment on Annie Lennox - Diva. about 1 month ago
She has had this one sparkling moment of inspiraton and originality in her solo career, which is DIVA. It's a pity that everything that followed was such a letdown.
posted a review of The Future Sound Of London - Archived : Environmental : Views. 3 months ago
Skip all the patchy archive and environments releases most of which are hard to listen through; THIS compilation, stretched out on three vinyls is the one you need ( It's a pity the CD only contains the second record and a few tracks from the other two ... See full review
posted a comment on Breton - Other People's Problems. 5 months ago
One great song, "The Commission"...the rest of the album. bah.. lacks vision and coherence.
posted a comment on Barbara Tucker - Love Vibrations. 5 months ago
Barbara Tucker does incredible vocal arrangements, and her first and only album is one of the best vocal house albums ever made. With its great melodies and funky bass lines, it is totally danceable but also great for home listening. It's unfathomable ... See full review
posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms. 5 months ago
Sound quality NOT destroyed through remastering like everything else nowadays. Thanx, that's the best info you could have given us.
posted a comment on Consequence (6). 6 months ago
Consquence's first album "Live For Never" is an epic masterpiece, it really should have been MUCH BIGGER... Unfortunately he lost momentum a bit with its follow-up.
posted a comment on Ill Logic & DJ Raf. 6 months ago
What are they doing now? Did they just stop making music at some point?
posted a comment on Björk - Utopia. 7 months ago
Painful to listen to.. scratchy and brickwalled like hell. What's the point in releasing this in 24 bit / 96 khz?
posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London - FSOL:Digitana - The SX-One Live Improvisations. 7 months ago
Haven't we all been waiting for a real great album from the guys since Dead Cites?
posted a comment on Björk - Utopia. 8 months ago
Yes, it sounds overly-compressed and the music can't breathe......So unnecessary.
posted a comment on Lamb - Gold. 9 months ago
One of the greatest LAMB singles ever! With its jazzy double bass and shuffled beats! And the remixes are great too.
posted a comment on Goldfrapp - Silver Eye. 10 months ago
The sound of this album is very compressed and mushy, which harms the spherical parts. Some headroom between the loudest parts and the 0db ceiling certainly wouldn't have been harmful to the music.
posted a comment on Vermont (4) - Vermont. 10 months ago
Perfect album that takes you on a journey. _ _
posted a comment on Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This). 11 months ago
Although it isn't mentioned on the label, the 12" single actually contains an extended version, clocking in at 4'55 (one minute longer than the album(= 7")-version.
posted a comment on Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha. about 1 year ago
I bought this album because I had heard "Only Love Can Break My Heart" and loved the singer's voice...So I was quite disappointed when the girl singing on the rest of the album was not the same, but Sarah Cracknell's voice grew on me after a while. ... See full review
posted a comment on Breakbeat Era. about 1 year ago
The song-writing lacks...She seems to sing on and on randomly for minutes on end on many of the tracks with neither direction nor orientation.
posted a comment on Breakbeat Era - Ultra-Obscene. about 1 year ago
I found it a mixed bag too... particulary as far as composition goes. Maybe they should have cut down the track number to 9 or 10 and then put more effort in the remaining tracks.
posted a comment on Baby Fox - That's The Way It Is. about 1 year ago
The record company gave up on them before they could even release the first single to promote their "Dum Dum Baby" album.
Such a shame.
posted a comment on Simply Red - Home. about 1 year ago
No offence...but get your syntax right (advice: subject -> verb - >object).
posted a comment on Vermont (4) - II. about 1 year ago
Same problem here. I sent it back to Kompakt ( I had ordered it on the website store) but they wouldn't replace it, because all of the copies they had in stock had that surface noise. So I got a refund and bought the CD.

posted a comment on Goldfrapp - Silver Eye. about 1 year ago
My copy has that surface noice on side 2 too.
posted a comment on GusGus - Standard Stuff For Drama. about 1 year ago
This is the release with the great version from the "Polymovie" video that was on MTV Europe's Chill Out Zone regularely in the 90s.
posted a comment on Biosphere - Departed Glories. about 1 year ago
I never understood the categories for vinyl on discogs.. Realistically, there are only three and a half:
(near)MINT - scratchy - unplayable.
when you buy VG/ VG+ you never know what you get.. mostly those records are so scratchy they are close to ... See full review
posted a comment on Rising Sun (7) - The Lamentations Of Rising Sun. about 1 year ago
Great album, and the vinyl sounds great too... THE surprise in 2016!
posted a comment on Róisín Murphy - Take Her Up To Monto!. about 1 year ago
with "charge more" I meant prices for vinyl in general these days. It's nice that Juno only wants 17.68 for a double album. However, have you seen the prices the majors charge for re-releases or new vinyl these days? they are really milking it... ... See full review
posted a comment on Nomad - Just A Groove. about 1 year ago
What were they thinking? Releasing this crappy track as a second single to the brilliant "devotion"? This one finally descended them to one hit wonder status.
posted a comment on Neneh Cherry - Man. about 1 year ago
I really liked her first two albums, could never much get into this one though. I tried listening to it several times but found it very bland, except for the first track "woman", which is brilliant..
They didn't seem to have enough strong songs so they ... See full review
posted a comment on Nomad - Changing Cabins. about 1 year ago
Great debut with "Devotion", but all the other tracks "baaah".... I was rather disappointed back then.
posted a comment on Madonna - Like A Virgin. about 1 year ago
Remaster inferior to the original recording. Too much loudness, no dynamics (from DR13 down to DR6).
Why would anyone need this? The original recordings are still available everywhere on the Internet.
posted a comment on Madonna - True Blue. about 1 year ago
Horrible, maxed-out remaster with half the dynamics of the original (From DR13 down to DR6) Beware!
posted a comment on Soukie & Windish - Loom. over 2 years ago
It's a pity that the full album is only available as a download... would've loved to have it on vinyl.
posted a comment on Moloko - The Time Is Now. over 2 years ago
The 3-minute edit is really horrible. You can hear a small "plop" where the cut has been made... How unprofessional!
posted a comment on Róisín Murphy - Take Her Up To Monto!. over 2 years ago
Hi, I was just about to write exactly the same thing in my review when I discovered yours:-)
The problem is that all knowledge about vinyl production is lost, thus leaving it in the hands of people who can't distinguish a damaged disk from a good one and ... See full review
posted a comment on Madonna - True Blue. over 2 years ago
Madonna's "True Blue" - "Who's That Girl" - period is the one I still like least....That horrible platinum blonde hairstyle didn't suit her at all.. and the music got more and more plastic and sweet-ish.. But that's the way pop-music sounded in the ... See full review
posted a review of Howie B. - Down With The Dawn. over 2 years ago
This album has some great tracks (e.g. "Down With The Dawn, "Run Always" in honour of the late Run Wrake), but as a whole, it is rather a mixed bag. Long gone are the days when Howie made brilliant concept albums such as the great "Music For Babies", ... See full review
posted a comment on Sven Väth - Fusion. over 2 years ago
No more "musicS" is beginning to annoy me.
posted a comment on Minus 8. over 2 years ago
An artist that started strong with his album beyond and its follow up, as well as the first three "science fiction jazz"-compilations he did for MOLE Listening Pearls..but after that.... a bit boring and uninteresting along the way. Best ... See full review
posted a comment on The Future Sound Of London. over 2 years ago
I second everything you're saying in your post. I've been a long-suffering fan, too.
Long gone the times of all-time masterpieces "Lifeforms" and "Dead Cities". I don't think they are ever going to create anything as mindblowing again. And I really ... See full review
posted a review of Roisin Murphy* - Jealousy. over 2 years ago
Horrible production, totally compressed and brickwalled. Maybe listenable on smartphone speakers but doesn't sound any good when you try to turn it up on real ones. Real pity, was a great song at the concert.
posted a comment on Bender Sticks - Do You Remember?. over 2 years ago
I heard "Frisco Theme" the first time at a club night back in 1995. The DJ wrote down the title of the record for me and I got it two days later. Great house track! Other gems are: "Goldfish From Hell" and "Do You Remember":
posted a comment on Synkro (2) - Changes. over 2 years ago
I'm totally into his E.P.s "Acceptance" and "Transient" which I've been listening to constantly of late, but this one... I don't know, it really sounds great but it lacks originality and edge... all of it sounds too generic and uninspired...
and did he ... See full review
posted a comment on Portishead - Dummy. over 3 years ago
US version which contains extra track "It's A Fire", not available on other releases.
posted a comment on The Gentle People - Emotion Heater. over 3 years ago
Unfortunately, the full originial vocal mix (parts I,II and III) is only available on the 12" single.
On the CD single there's only the instrumental mix.
posted a comment on Millenia Nova - Miles Away. over 3 years ago
At the time, the release of this CD single was another one of those strange idiotic record company stunts that no-one understands. The group have this great track "I'm dead" going for them, promoting it with a video and all...and then it disappears.. ... See full review
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posted a comment on Michelle Gayle - Sweetness. over 3 years ago
Unfortunately, "the mellow drum and bass remix" which is the only version that made this record worthwhile, was only available on the 12".
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posted a comment on Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys. over 3 years ago
Pure first listen you don't really know what's going on but then you realize a hook and another one and then in the end the many little freaky creative ideas it's spilled over with have drawn you in and you can't stop listening to it.
Cult. ... See full review
posted a comment on Lamb - Backspace Unwind. over 3 years ago
The music is great, but the sound quality of the recording spoils the fun a little this time. The person on the mixing table has
compressed the music to death so there's no headroom left whatsoever (can especially be heard on "nobody else). He or she ... See full review