I'm a huge fan of most electronic music, especially of an experimental variety. I collect as much rare noise music as I can find. That's about it.

I would love to trade music with everyone, but being in the USA, we're monitored pretty close by the RIAA and others. As such, I'm not willing to risk file trading, so please don't ask.

Also, I'm not looking to sell from my collection for any price. Please do not ask me to trade or sell items from my collection.
Recent Activity
posted a comment on Ricardo Villalobos - Thé Au Harem D'Archimède. over 4 years ago
Yeah, that does solve the problem for me, but it also wears out the vinyl faster. And, I have a number of friends who have cheap entry-level turntables who don't have the luxury of adjusting the tracking force. It's not like these sides are incredibly ... See full review
posted a comment on Ricardo Villalobos - Thé Au Harem D'Archimède. over 5 years ago
Do you know what sort of tracking force you're using on your turntable?
posted a comment on Cibo Matto - Stereo Type A. over 5 years ago
This is a wonderful album, but the sound quality of the vinyl pressing is exceptionally poor. The highs are very muted, as if listening to speakers covered in a heavy blanket. Yes, it's a nice heavy-weight gatefold sleeve with 180-gram vinyl, but the ... See full review
posted a comment on Goblin - Suspiria. over 5 years ago
Good to know. Thanks for the warning. What a shame, you know? Goblin deserves better.
posted a comment on Goblin - Suspiria. over 5 years ago
I notice quite a lot of distortion throughout this pressing, as if it was mastered too hot. I cleaned the LP and even lowered the tracking force on my turntable, but the distortion persisted. It is most easily heard on Death Valzer, which is just solo ... See full review
posted a comment on Ricardo Villalobos - Dependent And Happy - 4. over 5 years ago
The original run was limited to 300 copies, but Perlon then issued a second pressing, probably with many more copies available. Perhaps there should be a separate entry for the non-limited pressing. For now though, I'm adding my second edition pressing ... See full review
posted a review of Ricardo Villalobos - Thé Au Harem D'Archimède. over 5 years ago
I just purchased the repress of Thé Au Harem D'Archimède, and while the music is excellent, I found that the record is cut in such a way that it is very prone to skipping. It appears to have to been mastered a bit too hot, as the loudest, bassiest ... See full review
submitted In Flagranti - Worse For Wear. over 6 years ago
submitted In Flagranti - Best Of Dissimilated By-Products 2011-2012. over 6 years ago
posted a review of Basic Channel - Q 1.1. over 10 years ago
Of all the alias Mark Ernestus and Moritz Von Oswald used over the course of their Basic Channel period, their work as Quadrant remains my favorite. It doesn't delve as deeply into the abstraction as Radiance, nor does it have the frenetic, almost ... See full review
posted a review of Matthew Dear - Leave Luck To Heaven. over 11 years ago
After all the rave reviews "Leave Luck to Heaven" got in the press, you'd think Matthew Dear was the biggest thing to happen to American techno since the Detroit masters (Mills, Banks, May, et al.) hit the scene. I can understand some of the negative ... See full review
posted a review of Matthew Dear - EP2. over 11 years ago
Matthew Dear's record label should seriously consider rereleasing his first two EPs together on CD, as they are sure to appeal to fans of his impressive full-length debut, "Leave Luck to Heaven." I was fortunate to find this 12", but many of us don't ... See full review
posted a review of Daedelus - Invention. over 11 years ago
I've heard most everything Daedelus has done thus far over his short, but prolific career; and I must say, I keep returning to "Invention." It's one of those special albums made from pure inspiration, stunningly realized. High praise? Yes, but deserved. ... See full review
posted a review of Coil - Constant Shallowness Leads To Evil. over 11 years ago
"Constant Shallowness Leads to Evil" gets a lot of mixed reviews and it's not hard to see why. It's some of the most uncompromising music Coil has ever made - even noisier than "Time Machines." It's light years away from the style of Horse Rotovator or ... See full review
posted a review of Ellen Allien & Apparat - Orchestra Of Bubbles. over 11 years ago
I've heard a number of all-star collaborations that produced mediocre results. Slag Boom Van Loon should have been a stellar album. Speedy J and u-ziq? What could be better? The results were okay, but fell far below what I had hoped. I was skeptical ... See full review
posted a review of Blackstrobe* - Burn Your Own Church. over 11 years ago
My introduction to Black Strobe was through the nearly perfect "Chemical Sweet Girl" EP. I'm a huge fan of their combination of vintage 80s synths and a very dark, aggressive sound. My least favorite thing about Black Strobe is definitely Arnaud ... See full review
posted a review of Basic Channel - BCD. over 11 years ago
As a CD collector, I was happy to find this compilation of Basic Channel artists. Yeah, I have a turntable and I like vinyl, but I rarely sit down to listen to music that way, so I end up having to rip to CD before I can do stuff like listen in the car ... See full review
posted a review of Audion - Suckfish. over 11 years ago
I seem to fall into the typical Matthew Dear fan category - I loved "Leave Luck to Heaven," but I'm not a huge fan of his vocals and I've enjoyed his subsequent releases less and less. Thankfully he still does straight-up minimal techno as both Audion ... See full review
posted a review of Akufen - My Way. over 11 years ago
There are plenty of artists out there using samples in effective, if predictable, ways, but there are only a handful of artists who I consider sampling innovators. DJ Shadow, Daedelus, and Prefuse 73 spring to mind. Count Akufen in with them. It's not ... See full review
posted a review of ADULT. - Why Bother?. over 11 years ago
I found this to be one of Adult.'s strongest releases with a good variety of sounds and textures. The overall feel is a bit darker than their previous work and it shows a new side to their art. The stylized vocals from Nicola Kuperus are not the feature ... See full review
posted a review of Pole - 2. over 11 years ago
Stefan Betke is such an interesting composer. His material released as Pole is ostensibly "dub techno" or some other nom du jour, but I hear it as something much more experimental. Perhaps it is the beats that encourage listeners to hear it as something ... See full review