Didn't like the music I heard on the radio in the 80's... until I discovered funk through hip-hop and electro. This opened a pandora's box of jazz/funk/soul leading to p.funk, house, acid, techno, ambient, psychedelia, dub, prog rock, Floyd and Ivor Cutler. Coldcut's Solid Steel in the early 90's opened my ears so far it hurt. Now I can't get enough of it, all of it. Lovely.
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posted a review of Various - Blue Skied An' Clear. over 12 years ago
This album is a fantastic point of entry into the wonderful world of Morr Music, whether or not you are a fan of Slowdive. The tracks that aren't covers are just as good, and in some cases better, than the shoegazer classics that inspired them. There are ... See full review
posted a review of Faultline - Closer Colder. over 12 years ago
This is a great album. Accessible enough to keep you listening short term but plenty of depth to it. Tripped out beats mixing intimate electronic soundscapes with warmer but melancholic parts from harmonica and trumpet. Sounds like the sonic backdrop to ... See full review
posted a review of Van Morrison - Astral Weeks. over 12 years ago
A regular contender in "best album of all time" lists, Astral Weeks is streets ahead of much of Van Morrison's later output. His way with words is clearly in evidence on all tracks with many passages that etch themselves in your mind.

It is a much ... See full review
posted a review of The Brand New Heavies - The Brand New Heavies. over 12 years ago
This album is a very raw funk record with some fantastic tracks on it - notaby the rougher sounding original recording of Stay This Way, which achieved some success as a much more commercial release years later. Don't be put off by their smooth and (to ... See full review
posted a review of Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes* - Expansions. over 12 years ago
A landmark pioneering jazz-funk album that is packed with goodies - apart from the obvoius anthemic title track which packs dancefloors across genres and decades. The other tracks are a combination of dirty funk and haunting mellowness that makes this ... See full review
posted a review of The Irresistible Force. over 12 years ago
The man who told us, "it's time to lie down and be counted", Mixmaster Morris has been of the leading exponents of ambient in the UK since it's beginnings as club music. Classics like Hymn (as Dreamfish) take me straight back to the early nineties and ... See full review
posted a review of KC Flightt - Planet E (Remix). over 14 years ago
The concept of "hip house" always seemed like an odd one to me but that's what some called it for a while in the UK. This track is great though, and would probably be classed as straight hip hop these days. I love the Talking Heads sample in the chorus.
posted a review of A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray. over 14 years ago
There is a frightening genious in this tune. This is the only version I have on vinyl but I've heard a few other mixes and I'm really happy with these ones, particularly the paradise ballroom mix with it's piano break into.
posted a review of Turntable Orchestra - You're Gonna Miss Me. over 14 years ago
A beautifully produced house record. Great piano riffs for the old style househeads. Very catchy tune. A classic.
posted a review of Satoshi Tomiie Featuring Arnold Jarvis - And I Loved You. over 14 years ago
This is the one, deep house at it's ultimate best. An all-time top tune that kind of slipped through after Tears but I think it's every bit as good. And this release, as opposed to the Redzone remix that followed it, is the one to go for in my opinion. ... See full review
posted a review of Satoshi Tomiie Featuring Arnold Jarvis - And I Loved You. over 14 years ago
I love this record. Beautiful vocals, piano chords and a killer bassline to my mind the perfect companion track to Tears, if you like that (can anyone not like Tears?), you'll like this. But this is the Redzone remix (in a white ffrr sleeve I think?), ... See full review
posted a review of Hayden Andre* Presents Subculture (7) Featuring Marcus* - The Voyage. over 14 years ago
Sparse, jazzy, deep house music, quite melancholic on the vocal. A great example of the spaced-out melodic genre of house with sparse percussion, bass and piano arrangements. Good acapella too.
posted a review of Baby Ford - Ford Trax. over 14 years ago
These are fantastic intense acid tunes that go from the dark madness of Oochy Koochy and Chikki Chikki Ahh Ahh to the heady, nostalgic bounce of Ford Trax. Top quality classic British acid house.
posted a review of Newcleus - Jam On Revenge. over 14 years ago
A funky early 80's electronic fantasy of classic electro vintage. The sounds are dated but they're funky and melodic and capture the time so well that this record will surely never be far from a revival. Even for people who weren't around in 1984, this ... See full review
posted a review of Billie Ray Martin - 4 Ambient Tales. over 14 years ago
Beautiful, haunting vocals against a backdrop of lush sound and the soaring pedal steel guitar of BJ Cole makes Wishing You Well one of my favourites of all time. After catching it on Coldcut's "Solid Steel" radio show in 1994, it took over five years to ... See full review