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posted a review of Forest Drive West - Persistence Of Memory. 2 months ago
By some distance his best moment so far, although it's certain we can expect a lot more. One can definitely detect Felix K's peculiar ear in selecting these tracks, be them odd-meter tech step or Euclidean rhythms in the other tunes and their reduced, ... See full review
posted a review of SW. - LP. 2 months ago
In spite of being much different than the material that broke the project, this album is a brave step into textural synthesizer experiments & multi-sectioned tracks recalling β€˜90s experimental techno but not beholden to any of it. The subtle DJ tools ... See full review
posted a comment on Dwayne Jensen - Regain Your Soul EP. 6 months ago
Great record from a great label. Other releases are wicked, but somehow come back to this always & always tears down the club.
posted a comment on Mark Ambrose - Makossa. 6 months ago
Very few EPs with 3 versions of the same track grab me hard, but this never leaves the bag. Darker, harder, and more twisted than his other material: I pick this.
posted a comment on 4E - The Gentle Killer. 6 months ago
Indeed, the gentle killer. Sick record, like the rest on the label.
posted a comment on VEX (2), DMO (3) - VEX / DMO. about 1 year ago
Movement = the other whistle song. Thanks for reissuing these Dave. .
posted a comment on Sleeparchive. about 1 year ago
Unique, influential synthesis of bleep techno, noise, industrial music, and minimal that created a rare high point in mid-late 2000s puristic techno when much of the rest of the genre was in fallow fields. Now canonical; especially the early catalogue.
posted a comment on cv313 - Galaxy313. about 1 year ago
a rare release from the crew in a more slamming, electro-influenced style & a personal favorite of theirs. fans could be surprised by it; DJs unfamiliar with it usually get shocked when it levels a club.
posted a comment on Regis - Gymnastics. about 1 year ago
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posted a review of Differ-Ent - It's Good To Be Differ-Ent. about 1 year ago
Bone deserves a lot of credit for changing up his classic Detroit style on this album and taking some real risks with a very modern, experimental sound, especially in the middle tracks, which show a veteran artist keeping pace with his younger peers and ... See full review
posted a comment on Theo Parrish - First Floor (Part 2). about 1 year ago
Seems to be on all of them... Label needs to get involved here, returns won't help. Very bad/noticeable on 'Sky Walking' as the track is quiet in many parts.
posted a comment on Panasonic* - Kulma. about 1 year ago
This stuff desperately needs reissuing especially now that he's passed away. This album, 'A' and 'Vakio' are masterpieces of minimal techno and experimental electronic music that remain unsurpassed.
posted a comment on Panasonic* - Vakio. about 1 year ago
Desperately needs a reissue on vinyl, all the more so since he has now passed. Classic masterpiece of minimal techno and avant garde electronics.
posted a comment on Tuning Circuits - 30 Minutes Of My Life, A Trip Through The Audio Spectrum. about 1 year ago
Somehow outdoes the 2LP for pure nastiness. Both the extended A1 and B1 will scorch any dancefloor and burn quite a few ears off due to the sheer intensity of the noise floor. The 2LP has some great punchline tracks on it, but for me it's this that ... See full review
posted a comment on Distant Echoes - Where Is Hope EP. about 1 year ago
this is a good record but this comment is a bit poorly informed. the track has obvious roots in a lot of '90s classic ambient techno and can easily be compared to contemporary artists also, specifically on good Dutch labels like Delsin. Definitely check ... See full review
posted a review of Scion - Emerge. about 1 year ago
No getting over how sick this one is, a proper introduction to the series as well as the next logical step to follow the bet placed by Basic Channel. While you can hear Substance and Vainqueur's individual styles, it merges into one statement: 'Emerge'. ... See full review
posted a review of The Rotating Assembly - Natural Aspirations -The 12" Series-. about 1 year ago
'Orchestra Hall' is one of the most unfairly neglected masterpieces in Theo Parrish's large catalogue, perhaps for the reason of being buried deep in the later part of the series of 12-inches on this side project, which received little fanfare at the ... See full review
posted a comment on Move D - The KM20 Tapes Volume 2 (1992 - 1996). about 1 year ago
Chain Reaction style (and quality) deep dub techno/house from Move D? More like this please.
posted a comment on Move D - The KM20 Tapes (1992 -1996). about 1 year ago
absolutely stupidly good... best record to play when someone asks who it is & you tell them Move D, the look is always to die for. No one knew David had such an evil streak 😈
posted a comment on Cheap And Deep* - Cheap And Deep Rides Again. about 1 year ago
Personally prefer Jonsson/Alter's remix to even the original version of the track. While completely abandoning the restraint and minimalism of the original, it keeps its emphasis on sound design intact. The sudden rush brought by the melody line is ... See full review
posted a review of Voiski - I'll Be Your Maple Pecan Tonight. about 1 year ago
His most complete release and possibly his best, even against extremely stiff competition. Hilarious titles here, the dark and twisted A3 and B1 are fantastic but the subversively anthemic A2 & B2 are even better. For as many references as there are to ... See full review
posted a comment on Surgeon - Unreleased Tracks 1995-96. about 1 year ago
difficult to believe some of these went unreleased at the time considering the overall quality is as high as most of the stuff he was actually putting out, but the particular revelation here has to be 'HARD', a track more brutal and punishing than even ... See full review
posted a comment on Trackman - Trackman. about 1 year ago
Amazing to find this marked down/unsold long after the rerelease; apparently Infrastructure NY overestimated the demand (but not the quality) of the reissue. Specialist heavy-duty twisted acid classics, inclusion of 'Paradise' takes it over the top. ... See full review
posted a comment on Mark Ernestus Vs. Obadikah - April. about 1 year ago
Completely mixable triplet African dub science for DJs unafraid of risk taking, particularly like the horns on the main side. Ernestus on fire like usual.
posted a review of In Aeternam Vale - Dust Under Brightness / Highway Dark Veins. over 2 years ago
Worth it alone for 'Highway Dark Veins', a perfect grimy futuristic proto-bleep techno trip with unique, warped effects processing on the percussion. Extended version of 'Dusk Under Brightness' is great too, for other dancefloors possibly. A 12-inch that ... See full review
posted a comment on Mono Junk - System Night EP. over 2 years ago
Really wish EPs like this still existed but was lucky to get a new copy recently. Six tracks deep & no messing around on any of them. Rapatti is way up there on the list but this has to be one of the best I've heard, love the vocals on 'I Wanna Be ... See full review
posted a comment on Secret Studio - Thought Subtraction . over 2 years ago
As dirty as it possibly gets & then a bit more. Nothing complicated happening here, just precisely-tooled acid made to rough up clubs. Records like these are rare finds.
posted a comment on Wargames. over 2 years ago
sounds more like The Hague to me but found at Rush Hour so who knows.
posted a comment on LCD Soundsystem / Paperclip People - Throw. over 2 years ago
One sided record in disguise, playing the remake is a crime with the original on the flip.
posted a comment on Jamal Moss - The Digital Afterlife. over 2 years ago
One of Jamal Moss' rare dancefloor-focused records that burns the floor on all three cuts. B-side is as close to straight house as he ever gets & surprisingly clean; A-side is a long, evolving abstract live recording that gets heavy halfway in. Highly ... See full review
posted a comment on Dome - 1-4+5. over 2 years ago
Repress please, crazy collector prices on both the single LP editions & the box. Generally a problem for all Wire related titles from this era; these should be made available.
posted a comment on Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras - Catholic. over 2 years ago
Brilliant, visionary, and utterly unclassifiable, on par with classics like Wire, This Heat, or many early industrial records and amongst the best American music of the era.
posted a comment on Various - Structures And Solutions: 1996-2016 . over 2 years ago
haha well put, from a label that never had a single poor release we should expect no less.
posted a review of Shackleton. over 2 years ago
As of 2016 there isn't anyone out there doing anything near what this guy is doing. While his early works represented a triumph of ideas over technical abilities, as the second caught up with the first he has increasingly thrown genre limitations out the ... See full review
posted a comment on Area (3) - Entireless . over 2 years ago
His highly-valued old releases tell a tale, but this is no joke. Dozzy refines & shapes the abrasive original, but I prefer mine straight up.
posted a comment on Mono Junk vs Mesak - Deep In My Mind. over 2 years ago
SYSdrum surely will have the crowd questioning the sanity of the producer & the DJ but that's exactly what's good about it. Three other left field electro excursions round out a very interesting 12 inch.
posted a comment on Detroit Diesel - Dimension. over 2 years ago
MJ Dimension mix accomplishes the rare feat of making a classic contemporary again. Essential release even if only 1 track is from the original 12.
posted a comment on Voiski - Untitled. over 2 years ago
Artist's main project continues to resist narrow definition past quality techno. Much more aggressive & nastier than other Voiski material, particularly the 'Go Play Your Games', but still produced with clarity & impact. Outstanding release.
posted a comment on Head High - Megatrap. over 4 years ago
I seriously doubt the sides are recorded differently, and 5.1/Quad on a record is an obvious joke. Strange they'd be different in weight but perhaps a plant issue.
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posted a review of Theo Parrish - Levels. over 11 years ago
When I first heard this, it was safe to say I didn't know what to think. Now I still don't, but I don't think I will so that makes it okay to talk. The title track of the 12 on C1, "Levels", sounds kind of like a rather insane and somewhat sloppy DJ in ... See full review
posted a review of Larry Young - Lawrence Of Newark. over 11 years ago
The album also credits "Mystery Guest" for "saxophones and vocals". It is fairy common knowledge and evident from listening to the record that this guest is Pharoah Sanders, who presumably was unable to use his real name because he was under contract to ... See full review
posted a review of Tres Demented - Shez Satan. over 11 years ago
Although you could never accuse the man of being complacent or the least bit conventional, it seems he is using his Tres Demented alias for his more <ahem> esoteric ideas. After the loony caveman-house of the first one (a personal favourite!), we get ... See full review
posted a review of Amp Fiddler - Afro Strut. over 12 years ago
A far more diverse and substantial offering than "Waltz of a Ghetto Fly", this finds Mr. Fiddler branching out into new territory previously unexplored by him and, in some occasions, almost anyone else. While we get the by-now expected funky soul that he ... See full review
posted a review of Theo Parrish - Capritarious #7. over 12 years ago
The A-side is pure genius, a more upbeat, techy version of the woozy, off kilter house that Parrish is known for. While the emphasis on assymmetric, repetitive rhythm that distinguishes his work remains, here he works a few layers of these together with ... See full review
posted a review of Asa-Chang & Junray - Tsu Gi Ne Pu. over 13 years ago
Electronic? More like beautiful, spellbinding psychidelic electronic folk. Unique, original, strangely accessible and simply great music, no more adjectives needed. Listen and enjoy with your heart and mind at once.
posted a review of Sylford Walker & Welton Irie - Lamb's Bread International. over 13 years ago
Somehow the tracks keep one upping the other. It's mostly arranged in a modified "showcase" style, with the deejay cut following by Irie following Walker's original. Essential companion piece to King Tubby and Glen Brown's "Termination Dub", on same ... See full review