Architecture is my life. My work and pleasure. My first true love...which can't leave me. Which will stay with me for the lifetime.
Music is the irremovable part of my soul...and a state of my mind. I'm talking about electro...starting from the roots and to the present school. I also live in the world of ambient, with a flavor of jungle and neuro-funk...
And I compose ambient and electro myself.
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posted a review of Various - Fahrenheit Project Part Four. over 12 years ago
Fahrenheit Project Part Four is a nice selection of 10 fabulous unreleased electronics. The album is not just a mixed compilation of good atmospheric music but a trip into the world of deep dramatic ethereal soundscapes and mystical rhythms. The style is ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Fahrenheit Project - Part One. over 12 years ago
'Fahrenheit Project Part One' is one of the most beautiful works of art I've ever heard. The album is filled with rhythmical lines below the precious environmental dream themes mixed with basses, natural and industrial effects. The synch sequences are ... See full review
posted a review of Abfahrt Hinwil - Links Berge Rechts Seen. over 12 years ago
This work is an outstanding example of environmental handling to electronic music. This synthetic symphony is devoted to the sensual depths of listener's inner world. The unique way of expression produced by the album is the result of pure digital art. ... See full review
posted a review of Enya - Watermark. over 12 years ago
Beautiful, sensual, poetic, outstanding, melodic, obviously one the most essential works of pure musical art. Professional opera-style vocals put above the cleanest strings, vibes, flutes and colorful keys. The feelings are given in some very ... See full review
posted a review of Anthony Rother - Art Is A Technology. over 12 years ago
"Art Is A Technology" was created in my studio as some kind of a live jam and it is the debut of my new label Stahl. It indicates where Stahl's journey is supposed to head - minimalism, presented in a harshness that still contains the romance of a master ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Teebee* - Through The Eyes Of A Scorpion. over 12 years ago
Very nice product from the maestro of dnb. Teebee created an essential work here. The tracks are composed with a lot of ambient features incorporated. Magnificent strings, deep basses and beautiful pumping drum sets in their best forms... My favorite ... See full review
posted a review of Carbon Based Lifeforms - Hydroponic Garden. over 12 years ago
I'm seriously into ambient stuff now, so I spend much time listening to it (esp. while designing some work in AutoCAD) and much time composing in this style and experimenting with the substance of sound. Hydrophonic Garden became an interesting and ... See full review
posted a review of Hardcastle Records. over 12 years ago
UK based label, created by one of the most brilliant keyboardists in Europe - Paul Hardcastle. The main recorded releases are his 'Jazzmasters’ series. These disks contain his beautiful jazzy vibrations and variations created using all of ever known ... See full review
posted a review of Man Parrish - Hip Hop Bee Bop. over 12 years ago
'Hip Hop Bee Bop' is the conclusion of all Parrish's creations during the bright days of the old school. This fine album contains complete tracks from his main 12" releases. Here one can find all of the brilliant gems. Well...what can I say? This man is ... See full review
posted a review of Newcleus - Jam On Revenge. over 13 years ago
'Jam On Revenge', in my opinion, is the most solid (it's very important, cause it forms the only Newcleus' style), most sophisticated, melodic and simply beautiful masterpiece created by genuine minds. It contains such classical 100 percent hit as 'Jam ... See full review
posted a review of World Class Wreckin Cru* - The Best Of The World Class Wreckin' Cru. over 13 years ago
We have interesting example of electro here, a mixture of different influences 'in one bottle'. The tracks are done in a good quality and by all means this release is a real product of it's own time. I mean that here we can meet the pieces of some, how ... See full review
posted a review of Family Lounge - Kamakasi (Get Pretty Baby). over 13 years ago
This release is a good introduction to Rother, I suppose. As well, as it demonstrates widely all parts of his conception. The original arrangement of beats and his specific drum kits, the generated layers and short sliced keys... This compilation also ... See full review
posted a review of Psi Performer - Art Is A Division Of Pain – Remixed – 2. over 13 years ago
This compilation is a real masterpiece. An object of pure musical art, full of passion and will for experiments. The sound varies greatly here but all tracks are gathered under the wing of one powerful figure - maestro Mr. Rother. Or Psi Performer if you ... See full review
posted a review of Bomfunk MC's. over 13 years ago
This band is definitely the most pop-looking :) music ever evolved from the beautiful electro culture... The most stupid freestyle tracks with nasty lyrics about unconditional love and sorrows are better than this scrap. I was laughing till death when I ... See full review
posted a review of Dolphin (2). over 13 years ago
Dolphin is of the most outstanding artists of the Russian scene. It's really hard to describe his style in a few words. But first of all his poetical talent is worth mentioning. The lyrics of his songs are all excellent masterpieces of poetry. In my ... See full review
posted a review of Pilote - Manana Ep:01. over 13 years ago
Very nice downtempo breaks with all the polyphonic and melodic stuff we always appreciate. Another perfect product from Certificate 18, which has brought us such masters as Polar, Teebee, Pilote and Klute.
posted a review of Anthony Rother - Synthetic / Young. over 13 years ago
I was really disappointed to hear these sounds. I expected something melodic, powerful, a state of art, what Rother has always been... But here he stays at the side of straight rhythms, instead of multiform dynamic electro beats. Well, he's an artist; he ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Quicksilver - Ameno. over 13 years ago
I really don't think Quicksilver did his best to make something interesting here. Yes, he didn't spoil the sound, but did he try bringing something new, creating an interpretation. No, just mixed simple and ordinary trance sequences with an excellent ... See full review
posted a review of Polar - Out Of The Blue. over 13 years ago
'Out Of The Blue' is quite different from the 'usual' Polar's material. From my point of view, this CD proves his interest in ambient and atmospheric sound. Polar also tried to make tracks as much harmonious as possible and used here a great variety of ... See full review
posted a review of All My Faith Lost .... over 13 years ago
In my opinion, intelligent band, by all means. They reached the highest level in composing for acoustic guitar and grand piano with layers of clean acoustic strings sometimes. Vocals are done by man and woman so the polyphony is high. Music usually ... See full review
posted a review of Zeb.Roc.Ski.. over 13 years ago
This man was definitely born for hip-hop. Above all he is a true funk-head and a great collector of different jazz-funk-breaks records from the 60-80s. He was presented at many BOTYs and Freestyle Sessions as a successful DJ for giving sound which makes ... See full review
posted a review of Hashim - Primrose Path. over 13 years ago
I'm a great fan of old-school styles, but I discovered this one only from Dave Clarke's compilation 'X-Mix Electro Boogie' (BTW: I recommend this comp. to any electro-head). This one is excellent. Demonstrates the great innovation made by Hashim. I mean ... See full review
posted a review of Planet Patrol - Cheap Thrills. over 13 years ago
This song continues the story of 'Play At Your Own Risk'. The style is very close to the named one...piano sequences, sharp layers and excellent 808 drums. The vocals are powerful too. This piece is a pre-freestyle tune, but it has a complete ... See full review
posted a review of High Fidelity Three - B-Boys Breakdance. over 13 years ago
This release continued the conception of Hashim and was produced at his own Cutting label. The instrumental version is complete juice... 808 drums with the bass of the eighties and clean strings above sound really enough. It makes me boogie down... But ... See full review
posted a review of LTJ Bukem - Producer 05 - Rarities. over 13 years ago
Good compilation. Includes Bukem's most perfect pieces. The beginning of the disc represents the Demon's Theme single. Which consists of 'Demon's Theme' and 'A Couple Of Beats'. The album also includes two works from the earliest Danny's record, which ... See full review
posted a review of LTJ Bukem - Journey Inwards. over 13 years ago
Definitely, the most progressive and the most various work by Danny Bukem. As it was already mentioned here one can find a spirit of jazz and modern intelligent jungle/drum'n'bass. I'm a huge jazz fan, so I was glad do discover such slices as 'Journey ... See full review
posted a review of Kyoto Jazz Massive - Spirit Of The Sun. over 13 years ago
Essential and perfect Jazz of the present... Dynamic drumsets, beautiful basslines and simply wonderful keys. And some superb jazzy vocals incorporated. I discovered this band while listening to Makoto's 'Human Elements' disc. Their version of 'Time' ... See full review
posted a review of Makoto - Human Elements. over 13 years ago
I can completely agree with the thesis that Makoto was very impressive in Progression Sessions... That was the reason for obtaining 'Human Elements'. Can't say that I was impressed again... The album really seems sometimes boring... And a lack of ... See full review
posted a review of Paul Hardcastle - Paul Hardcastle. over 13 years ago
Mmmm. Very delicious release. Paul is one of the most gentle and intelligent electro-producers. Wonderful, surprising and talented musician, by all means. This album sounds very solid. I love to start the listening, because the introduction is my true ... See full review
posted a review of Anthony Rother - Bodytalk. over 13 years ago
Anthony Rother remains the experimentalist. It's just a return not a new wave. You always supposed him to be an electro producer? Do you remember the Family Lounge times? We had some pumping techno in 11 parts...I mean his Kamakasi (Get Pretty Baby)! I'm ... See full review
posted a review of Various - In Electro We Trust - A Datapunk Compilation. over 13 years ago
Well...I believe that electro is a good thing to trust in. And here under such a high-sounding name some hi-q electro works could be found. Take for instance the stuff, developed by world-famous techno-heads as Alexander Kowalski and Dr. Scissors. These ... See full review
posted a review of Dopplereffekt - Myon-Neutrino / Z-Boson. over 13 years ago
I love this releease... It's not another standard electro slice, but a pure electronic-ambient. Which has got a solid
conception. Sounds rythmic, mysterious and variable... This two tracks are like a poetical description of some non-human race or nature ... See full review
posted a review of Netzwerk Florida - Netzwerk Florida. over 13 years ago
909 drums and clear strings are always good in the compositions of Rother and his 'Psi family'...but here I expected to find something different. Something which is closer to the Florida electro-core. Fast pumping kicks, plenty of rythmic open hi-hats, ... See full review
posted a review of Anthony Rother - Die Macht. over 13 years ago
Dark and mysterious, but deeply poetic at the same time, this superb piece of upfront electro prooves that Anthony Rother is one of the members of the world's leading electro force. Hard pumping bassdrums, synth melody elements and Rother's trademark ... See full review
posted a review of Anthony Rother - Electro Commando 1 - Welcome To Psicity. over 13 years ago
This two disks are interesting stuff. It's true. But they're a bit...boring. Here one can find a lot of examples of cloning Rother's manner. What for? I think some bands here should think of finding there own style. Really excellent tracks here are ... See full review
posted a review of Anthony Rother - Darkness. over 13 years ago
Anthony Rother continues his electro story. This track could become a part of some new album by the master of beats... but now he's completly inside the techno. So this is the stand-alone thing. Very nice by all means... The bassline here reminds me the ... See full review
posted a review of Anthony Rother - Elixir Of Life. over 13 years ago
I was not so surprised to see the ambient album released by Rother. I can say that he had ambient-oriented tracks before. Do you remember his introductions? I mean tracks 'Databank/Nuklearer Winter' and 'Protektor'...and some more. They're clear ambient, ... See full review
posted a review of Anthony Rother - Sex With The Machines. over 13 years ago
I want to note the special Rother's manner which represents the perfect combination of ambient-flavor with electro-beats. And, of course, he as good with vocoders, as usual. Good disc, in my opinion. The tracks 'Describe Reality' and 'Love Is For The ... See full review
posted a review of Psylocity - Klang Der Maschinen. over 13 years ago
Interesting release. I was glad to know that psylocity can produce in their own style, which is different from psi49net manner. You'll be surprised to know that the last track is a piano-variation. The title 'Instrumental Life' is perfect for it. The ... See full review
posted a review of Jackal & Hyde - The Badlands. over 13 years ago
Dark...Industrial and amazing electro-core. Produces the emotions very close to what IBM's ATA gives. The alliance of Jackal and Hyde is no less productive then the one of Jackal and Bass Junkie. Great Florida electro-breaks.
posted a review of Cybotron - Clear. over 13 years ago
It was realiy great idea to re-release the old LP 'Enter' on CD. I expected to hear the same, but it was a pleasant surprise for me to disover that the track 'Cosmic Cars' has another sound here. Sounds quite solid and remixed. This disc is the ... See full review
posted a review of Tero - Cracker's Revenge. over 13 years ago
I discovered Tero's style while listening to Little Computer People - LCP Remixes, where his one can be easily found. I was surprised to hear the old-fashioned voice of C64. And...it was nice in couple with LCP's theme and the vocoders.
So I dicieded to ... See full review
posted a review of Anthony Rother - Magic Diner. over 13 years ago
When 'Elixir Of Life' was released, I was glad to discover another talent of Anthony Rother, not connected with electro. That work was quite nice, but he realy did his best in 'Magic Diner', which has become my favorite ambient piece.
If talk about ... See full review
posted a review of The Little Computer People Project* - Little Computer People. over 13 years ago
This release was produced as a cover version of the song written originaly in 1979. Anthony Rother applied very nice synhs here and created the virtual group of artists called LCP... Their 'live performance' is shown in the funny video. It's free for ... See full review
posted a review of Planet Patrol - Play At Your Own Risk. over 14 years ago
Interesting experiment to mix the disco-style vocals and fantastic sound, containing elements from classical 'Planet Rock'... Arthur Baker realy riched the highes peak. This tune (esp. it instrumental version) rocks the danceflours since 1980s.
posted a review of Anthony Rother - Simulationszeitalter. over 14 years ago
This is like to take a trip into the inner world of Anthony Rother... His technical innovation here (and probably his own style) is to combine synh sound, bass and string layers with each other... Adding some vocoders he reached the true sound an harmony ... See full review
posted a review of Cybotron - Enter. over 14 years ago
This is true classical masterpiece...And a musthave for any electro-oriented listener. It reminds me the fantastic Die Mensh Machine/The Man Machine from my favourite Kraftwerk. Two tracks from 'Enter' are quite brilliant as a full improvisation: 'Cosmic ... See full review