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posted a review of Will Sergeant - Themes For 'Grind'. over 12 years ago
Will Sergeant is best known as the guitarist for Echo and the Bunnymen, but fans of that group shouldn't go looking for this LP expecting a familiar-sounding spinoff. Themes for GRIND has no vocals and none of Echo and the Bunnymen's trademark hooks. ... See full review
posted a review of Maurice* - This Is Acid (A New Dance Craze). over 14 years ago
This record should be called "This Ain't Acid." All three remixes by Les Adams pretty much completely strip this track of all the raw, dark, 303-driven power of the original, and what we're left with is just generic, forgettable house music.
posted a review of Peter Richard - For You, For Only You. over 14 years ago
I bought this 12" for the B-side—Walking in the Neon, which is a beautiful, deep production by Rago and Farina, but I was pleasantly surprised by how good the two A-side tracks are, too. For You, For Only You is a very catchy track with a wonderful ... See full review
posted a review of Le Syndicat Electronique - Philosophie. over 14 years ago
I can't believe no one else has posted any reviews of this album yet, or posted even a comment or impression. Fine. I'll be the first one. My feeling is this: While there are a ton of Le Syndicat Electronique albums available on Invasion Planète, this is ... See full review
posted a review of The Wreckin' Cru'* - Surgery. over 14 years ago
I remember reading a reference to Dr. Dre's not-so-"G" beginnings in a review of an old Schoolly D record. The writer disparagingly commented that back when Schoolly D was running with a gang in real life, Dre was still rocking wet-look hair and sequined ... See full review
posted a review of Autotune - Fuzziyama / Showdown. over 14 years ago
I don't know why it took me so long to put two and two together, but while playing this 12" last weekend I realized that the B-side, "Showdown," is built around the bassline from 'Lectric Funk's 1979 disco track "Shanghaied."
posted a review of Putsch '79 - 1300. over 14 years ago
The suave young man from Finland we know and love does it again with this deep, soulful release. This 12" is sort of on the same tip as Metro Area, but unlike some Metro Area releases, Putsch '79 offers two B-sides that are every bit as good as the ... See full review
posted a review of N.W.A. - Panic Zone. over 15 years ago
When I was still just a wee lad, N.W.A.'s 'Straight Outta Compton' tape got some pretty heavy rotation in my boombox. I recently picked up this 12", and it's really interesting to see the direction in which N.W.A. could have gone (but didn't). The songs ... See full review
posted a review of Farley "Jackmaster" Funk - No Vocals Necessary. over 15 years ago
If you're new to the Chicago House sound, this record is a good place to start. The LP has two sides--one of which is devoted to acid house, and the other to deep house. I prefer the acid side, but that's probably just my personal preference. Farley ... See full review
posted a review of L'Trimm - Cars With The Boom. over 15 years ago
From a completely objective standpoint, this really isn't a very good record--well-produced but rather trite music, completely silly lyrics, and girls with prepubescent-sounding voices who have annoying accents to boot--but there's something so great ... See full review
posted a review of Cellophane - Gimme Love. over 15 years ago
This is one of the most pounding and relentlessly danceable Italo records in my collection. If you dismiss Italo Disco out of hand because you think it's all slickly produced over-hyped Euro-trash crap, then you need to pick up this album. (Well, that ... See full review
posted a review of Just-Ice - Back To The Old School. over 15 years ago
The title of this album and its cover both speak volumes about the music. If you ever find a copy of this album in a second-hand bin you'll know what I mean. All of the music on this LP was composed by Mantronix, and it's some of the most shameless and ... See full review
posted a review of Pleasure Zone - Fantasy. over 15 years ago
I have the re-release of this record, and the quality is terrible. It's probably one of the worst mastering jobs I've ever heard. Both sides of this record sound like a tape that's been in someone's car since junior high--totally murky and muted. The ... See full review
posted a review of Change - The Glow Of Love. over 15 years ago
Most of this album is smooth, mainstream, radio-friendly disco. Very dated, in my opinion, and not really my thing. The reason I have this, though, is for the last track. 'The End' is an amazing space-disco instrumental. It compares with the best work of ... See full review
posted a review of Metro Area - Metro Area. over 15 years ago
"The Gambler." Damn, that's funny! But I know exactly what you're saying. "Atmosphrique" is a great track, but it's not something that most people will dance to if you drop it in the middle of a set. Good to play on the radio, or bounce around to in your ... See full review
posted a review of Hot Streak - Body Work. over 15 years ago
I found this record completely randomly when I was looking through the stacks at a $1 record shop. Later I discovered that this song was featured on the Breakin' soundtrack, which is kind of strange, since it's not breakdancing music in the slightest. ... See full review
posted a review of Armand Van Helden - Killing Puritans. over 15 years ago
I'm not too big into house music (and I don't really like most of Armand Van Helden's earlier stuff), but I really like this album. 'Little Black Spiders' is one of the best tracks, and with its heavy use of the guitar riff from The Scorpions' 'Bad Boys ... See full review
posted a review of Ice-T, The Glove* & Dave Storrs* - Reckless / Tebitan Jam. over 15 years ago
I'm not exactly sure when this re-issue came out, but it's amazing. This is the one to get! Forget the original on Polydor. This version has instrumental versions of the two tracks, and they are both amazing. Especially "Tebitan Jam." The vocal version ... See full review
posted a review of Drexciya - Grava 4. over 15 years ago
Although a lot of people seem disappointed by Drexciya after 1998, I think "Grava 4" is an amazing album, and an improvement over the direction they showed with "Harnessed the Storm." It's unfair to compare this album with earlier efforts like "The ... See full review
posted a review of Lassigue Bendthaus - Render Audible U.S.Remixes. over 15 years ago
The remix of Soul Access on this CD is absolutely amazing! Totally different from the original, and one of the hardest, cleanest, and most visceral acid tracks I've ever heard. Overall this CD is hit-and-miss, but a few of the other tracks are pretty ... See full review
posted a review of L'Trimm. over 15 years ago
L'Trimm (Bunny D. and Lady Tigra) started rhyming as young girls in Southern Florida. Although only teens when their careers began, they left a mark in the hip-hop scene with three bass heavy, bottom thumping albums—1988's "Grab It!," 1989's "Drop That ... See full review
posted a review of Current 93 - Thunder Perfect Mind. over 15 years ago
This is one of my favorite albums of all time. The terms "ambient" and "industrial," however, are probably misleading. The only connection to so-called industrial music is the work a lot of these artists produced much earlier in their careers—David Tibet ... See full review
posted a review of D.I.E. (Detroit In Effect)* - Keep Hanging. over 15 years ago
This is a white-label EP pressed in anticipation of an upcoming full-length release. D.I.E. (Detroit In Effect) live up to their name. "Got To Be The Music" is quite similar to Model 500's "Night Drive," and "Programming" is very similar to a lot of ... See full review
posted a review of Maggotron. over 15 years ago
Miami bass monster Maggotron is primarily the work of James McCauley, although Ron Sansone, Jose Martin, and Jude "Smokey Dee" Hayes, have all recorded in various combinations with McCauley over the years under the name Maggotron. McCauley has a ton of ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Is This Fischerspooner? ... No, It's Shock!. over 15 years ago
Electro purists love to hate Fischerspooner. (Not only have they signed a contract for reportedly lots of money, but they're also inextricably linked to the hated "Electroclash" movement in New York.) All that aside, however, this is a really nice ... See full review
posted a review of Morgan Geist - Super. over 15 years ago
I first got turned on to Morgan Geist through his Metro Area releases, but "Super" is as good if not better than anything Geist has done with Darshan Jesrani. "24K" is an amazing track, but the real surprise for me on this release was the last track, ... See full review
posted a review of A Number Of Names - Sharevari. over 15 years ago
The catalog number of this release is a nod to the Porsche 928. The song "Sharevari" sings the praises of that car, as well as L'Uomo Vogue, GQ, car cassettes, cigarettes, bread, cheese, fine white wine, and just about everything else Northwest Detroit ... See full review
posted a review of Jeff Mills - Metropolis. over 16 years ago
Metropolis, as well as every other "silent" film ever made, was never meant to be watched in silence. Criticizing this release for somehow messing with the veneer of silence that Metropolis is supposed to have is soft-headed. In the '20s, every movie ... See full review
posted a review of Japanese Telecom - Virtual Geisha. over 16 years ago
Although released anonymously, Japanese Telecom is almost certainly the work of the same person responsible for Dopplereffekt (and Arpanet, for that matter). The composition style, effects, and sounds used are so similar to Dopplereffekt that if it isn't ... See full review
posted a review of Orgue Electronique / Legowelt - Kaihoisa Pt.2. over 16 years ago
This 7" features particularly excellent work by both artists, which is saying a lot, in my opinion. The offering from Orgue Electronique is one of Chinetti's strongest, most satisfying tunes to date, and the Legowelt track is unmistakably Blanco's work, ... See full review
posted a review of Cybotron - Enter. over 16 years ago
This album is really a mixed bag. People give Juan Atkins a lot of credit for helping create Detroit Techno, but at last half the songs on this LP are basically unlistenable today. "Clear," "Cosmic Cars," and "Alleys of Your Mind" are all timeless ... See full review
posted a review of Giorgio* - Knights In White Satin. over 16 years ago
Firmly entrenched in Moroder's "soft disco" years, this LP isn't exactly his finest hour. He had yet to perfect the icy synth work and innovative minimal progressions that mark his best releases from the late '70s and early '80s, but this album still has ... See full review
posted a review of Perspects - Hover Culture. over 16 years ago
This is an amazing 10". With a few tweaks here and there this release could easily have fallen into the trap of being retro-electro for novelty's sake only. As it stands, however, all four cuts are near-genius. I was just listening to this the other day, ... See full review
posted a review of Sylvester - Lovin Is Really My Game (Remix). over 16 years ago
The A-side of this 12" hasn't aged particularly well, in my opinion. The B-side, however, still sounds amazing. "Taking Love Into My Own Hands" is one of the best Hi-NRG tracks out there.
posted a review of Atomic Nation - Atomic Nation. over 16 years ago
This is just an excellent release all-around. The three tracks are all quite different from one another, and--in my opinion--are all superb. People who like I-f's DJ sets (both live and on the web at Viewlexx mixage) will recognize both the Parallax ... See full review
posted a review of Dexter - I Don't Care. over 16 years ago
Once again, servo-unique and I are in agreement. This is a seriously kick-ass record that doesn't just appeal to retro-electro fetishists. I have a friend from Scotland who lives in New York now who used to do a tribal house night in some club in Glasgow ... See full review
posted a review of Legowelt. over 16 years ago
I was listening to some tracks from 'Wirtschaftswunder' and 'Pimpshifter' last night, and found myself wondering why Legowelt hasn't blown up yet. Part of me hopes it won't happen, since things tend to be better when they stay relatively underground. ... See full review
posted a review of The Parallax Corporation - Cocadisco. over 16 years ago
Track 9 on this CD is called "Invasion," but it's actually the track "Atomic Nation (Parallaxed!)," from the Atomic Nation 12" on i220.
posted a review of Newcleus - Na Na Beat. over 16 years ago
OK record. Nothing special. Apparently Newcleus were really not happy with this because they didn't even do the music. They just did the raps. The music was actually done by a friend of theirs--Amos Larkin III. They said they weren't too pissed off ... See full review
posted a review of Ectomorph - Subsonic Vibrations. over 16 years ago
I listened to this last night and realized I was wrong. It's "Skin" that sends chills down my spine, not "Parallax View." Anyway, whatever. This EP is great throughout, but "Skin" is my favorite track.
posted a review of Various - Mixed Up In The Hague Vol. 1. over 16 years ago
I know what cop2cop means. There are points on this CD that sound pretty impossible to do with just two decks and a mixer, like when the pedal pumping and heavy breathing sounds from Tour de France are mixed in with another track right before it blends ... See full review
posted a review of Ectomorph - Subsonic Vibrations. over 16 years ago
This is what electro should be. "Subsonic Vibrations" is firmly rooted in the Detroit electro sound of the mid-'90s -- Dopplereffekt, Drexciya, etc. Of Ectomorph's first three EPs on Interdimensional Transmissions, though, this ranks number one for me. ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Mixed Up In The Hague Vol. 1. over 16 years ago
I saw I-F spin last summer at Fun in New York, and I liked his set so much that I didn't hesitate to buy this CD without even listening to it first. I wasn't disappointed. I'm not a big fan of most DJ mix CDs, as they seem to contain nothing but ... See full review