I'm 41 years old. Got a big head, little ears, variable attention span. I collect house, ambient, IDM, piano anthems, Italian house, "nice" techno, “nice” electro and more. I got into the scene in 1997, got turntables in 1999, then went on to spin many hours on college radio. During the Discogs V2 years I was also a rather active moderator. Much has happened since then, but in summary it's a safe bet that I'm still not cooler than you.

Besides music, I also like soft hooded sweatshirts, tea, tomatoes, crossword puzzles, the word "whilst", and parking at the very very tops of parking garages. I am also a cancer survivor, cat owner, and trail ultrarunner.

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Wrecked Lightship - Antiposition
submitted Wrecked Lightship - Antiposition. 4 days ago
Woob - 新 プログラム / スリープ 研究 プログラム
submitted Woob - 新 プログラム / スリープ 研究 プログラム. 6 months ago
Unknown Artist - Untitled
posted a review of Unknown Artist - Untitled. 8 months ago
I suppose the guys from the Regelbau gang are behind this unmarked release - if so, what to say… they still never miss. Four different slices of deep sparkly house with well-built grooves underpinning everything. Fun to mix and blend. One of my... See full review
Deep Architecture - The Realm
posted a review of Deep Architecture - The Realm. 8 months ago
The D:Fuse "AM Sunday" remix is a sunshine-y sentimental favorite from the heady days of early 00's progressive house. Just has all the ingredients I like, a steady sparse groove, a poignant and lilting melody, great pads, and some gentle little Fx... See full review
Chocolate City - Love Songs
posted a review of Chocolate City - Love Songs. 9 months ago
It’s been, shockingly, 19 years and 20 days since I last left a comment on this very page about how much this record kicks. I just now dropped it again at a backyard BBQ and it still fits like a glove. Those zings and claps, the organ stabs, the... See full review
Stokes* - Shattering Stimuli
submitted Stokes* - Shattering Stimuli. 10 months ago
Pulso - Gaman
submitted Pulso - Gaman. 10 months ago
Various - Unreleased 2020-2022 Part 1
submitted Various - Unreleased 2020-2022 Part 1. 12 months ago
Various - Likemind 04
posted a review of Various - Likemind 04. about 1 year ago
Probably the one single record that I’d tuck under my arm before dashing out of a burning house. Four gorgeous, nostalgic, futuristic tracks with “Eau Rouge” as the very best. Quirky, clappy, so fun to blend into the mix, sounds great fast or slow.... See full review
Hiver (2) - Air Castles EP
posted a review of Hiver (2) - Air Castles EP. about 1 year ago
The title track “Air Castles” is great sky-high trance with a clean pulsing beat. Little bit of an IDM flair in the way those melodies and twitters keep intertwining. One of my favorite bargain-bin finds of recent years and gets played often.
Caldera (11) - Loslassen
submitted Caldera (11) - Loslassen. about 1 year ago
Bodhi (4) - Etch
posted a review of Bodhi (4) - Etch. about 1 year ago
Three superbly layered and blissful little compositions that have kept me company on many a long run this past year. Serene atmospherics with lightly glitchy electro/IDM rhythms, right up my alley.
Teo Mattress - TS000002
posted a review of Teo Mattress - TS000002. about 1 year ago
Hard to pick between the “Truckin’” mix which has that mellow 45-on-33 sound and the fast and colorful “Speedin’” mix on the A side, but the A side probably takes it. A poignant and reverberant string melody goes floating overtop of a mish-mash of... See full review
Move D - Pandemix Live Jams Vol. 6
submitted Move D - Pandemix Live Jams Vol. 6. about 1 year ago
Steve Moore (3) - Gone World
posted a review of Steve Moore (3) - Gone World. about 1 year ago
Many great adjectives come to mind for this album… smooth, clean, otherworldly, thumping, and also just plain cool. Has some retro and some futuristic touches of electro, trance, and Berlin-school all mixed together wonderfully. Every track is killer.... See full review
Zuwe - SH40
submitted Zuwe - SH40. about 1 year ago
Pub - Do You Ever Regret Pantomime?
submitted Pub - Do You Ever Regret Pantomime?. over 2 years ago
Julien Jabre - Time EP
posted a review of Julien Jabre - Time EP. over 3 years ago
Ever since hearing "That Day" as the opening track on an old Pete Moss mixtape, I hunted it down and kept it glued in my bag ever since. Great shuffle and wonderful moody keys on this track make it something really special to me. Some kind of X factor... See full review
Skydiver - Cloudchase
posted a review of Skydiver - Cloudchase. over 3 years ago
Hit the B-side of this for a very nice bubbling chill-out cut, very much in the steady and soothing progression of a classic Tangerine Dream album like Ricochet, but with some extra zip and stutter in the rhythm section, as befits early 90's trance.... See full review
Milieu - Phosphene Weather
posted a review of Milieu - Phosphene Weather. over 3 years ago
For a blissed-out, heat-hazed drone experience that's not too slim and not too overdone, head straight for this LP. An ambient favorite of mine that I come back to often. Simple, sweet, and very serene. The A1 track is my favorite, colored with shades... See full review
Holden* - A Break In The Clouds
posted a review of Holden* - A Break In The Clouds. over 3 years ago
Still holds up great so many years later as a hair-raising piece of thrumming, clacking, skittering, syncopated progressive madness. Even though I'd owned and played it for a few months, one of my favorite clubbing moments was hearing this on a giant... See full review
Nova Nova - Basic
posted a review of Nova Nova - Basic. over 3 years ago
I love it when a three- or four-tracker has great variety on it... the B-side has the lilting drum'n'bass of "Elisa" and a thumping techy workout with airy scattered chords and stutters in "Song of L". The A-side track is the prize here, a swimmy... See full review
Jeff Greinke - Other Weather
submitted Jeff Greinke - Other Weather. over 3 years ago
Kosh (7) - Null 212
posted a review of Kosh (7) - Null 212 . over 3 years ago
An absolute trip of an EP, covering four diverse moods succinctly in four wicked tracks. "Null 212" is such a fun propulsive track with a break in the middle to die for. Pressed at 45, so suitable for wrong-speed playback trickery too. Electro is only... See full review
Pauline Anna Strom - Angel Tears In Sunlight
posted a review of Pauline Anna Strom - Angel Tears In Sunlight. over 3 years ago
The textures on Pauline Anna Strom's Plot Zero and Spectre LP's from the mid-80's were unique, simmering away in very dusty and liminal moods. Now over thirty years later she flips the script with this joyful and immersive LP. The cover absolutely... See full review
Pink Elln & Atom Heart - Elektroniikkaa
posted a review of Pink Elln & Atom Heart - Elektroniikkaa. over 3 years ago
Van Bellen brings forth a really cool remix in his typical style, with cyclical chugging percussion and gently undulating curtains of melody. Super fun and extra long breakdown towards the end after which you slam right back into the warm thrumming... See full review
LA Synthesis - The Beacon / CMI Wave Sequence
posted a review of LA Synthesis - The Beacon / CMI Wave Sequence. over 3 years ago
Can’t believe I’m the first to drop a comment on this stunner from these amazing 90’s producers. Two warm, huggable, danceable, super-detailed Detroit/electro cuts with straight kick drums and wittering little fx details zooming off into the corners... See full review
Ebi - Zen
posted a review of Ebi - Zen. over 3 years ago
One of my absolute favorite albums from my favorite musical year of 1994. Like a lot of techno of the time, the sound and percussion palette is pretty raw and pretty similar throughout, but what a mastery of rhythm, spaciousness, composition and... See full review
John Daly - Solitaire / Back It Up
posted a review of John Daly - Solitaire / Back It Up. over 3 years ago
Wrong-speed banger alert on this bargain bin find. Take both sides down from 45 to 33 for some 95 bpm syrupy sweet chill-out room cuts. Especially on the B-side track, the melodies shiver with a cold movie soundtrack sheen and the percussion crunches... See full review
Bart Hawkins - 21 Pulse Eclipse
submitted Bart Hawkins - 21 Pulse Eclipse. over 3 years ago
DJ Lostboi & Torus (4) - The Flash
posted a review of DJ Lostboi & Torus (4) - The Flash. over 3 years ago
My favorite musical surprise of 2020... an awesome half hour of serene aquatic ambient to get lost in. The Lostboi tracks are emotionally punchy but simply composed, breathing in and out with generous amounts of reverb. Torus starts with "Enter The... See full review
The Ministry Of Inside Things - Trilogy
submitted The Ministry Of Inside Things - Trilogy. over 6 years ago
Offthesky* & Pleq - A Thousand Fields
submitted Offthesky* & Pleq - A Thousand Fields. over 9 years ago
David Morley - Sanctum
submitted David Morley - Sanctum. over 9 years ago
Chuck Van Zyl - Rituals
submitted Chuck Van Zyl - Rituals. over 9 years ago
Various - Kowli Records 001
submitted Various - Kowli Records 001. over 9 years ago
Uun - Locked EP
submitted Uun - Locked EP. over 10 years ago
Outputmessage - Asteroids
submitted Outputmessage - Asteroids. over 10 years ago
Beth Orton - Mystery
submitted Beth Orton - Mystery. over 10 years ago
Keith Berry - Towards The Blue Peninsula
submitted Keith Berry - Towards The Blue Peninsula. over 10 years ago
Various - Skipper Tracks 2
submitted Various - Skipper Tracks 2. over 11 years ago
Techno Bro - Running Bro
submitted Techno Bro - Running Bro. over 11 years ago
Eluder - Through Horizon
submitted Eluder - Through Horizon. over 11 years ago
Tstewart* - Living Exponentially
posted a review of Tstewart* - Living Exponentially. over 11 years ago
Here's a fantastically mellow album that brings forth many of Merck's best and most inimitable qualities in 50 tight minutes: unexpected flavors, tight production details, and artwork which perfectly and cosmically matches up with what you're about to... See full review
Jacob London - Casual Bingo
posted a review of Jacob London - Casual Bingo. over 16 years ago
Something of an anthem in the DJ circles in which I moved during my college years, and damn well it should be. These two goofy guys, makers of goofy chopped-and-diced house with goofy track names, really hit the bullseye here. Go right for the A-side:... See full review
Jason Sloan - Hymns For The Afterlife
posted a review of Jason Sloan - Hymns For The Afterlife. over 16 years ago
On the other end of the spectrum from the pulse and whoosh of classic Berlin-school music, there is ambient music that creates a lively space with a very limited palette, and this album hits the nail right on the head. Fans of Stars of the Lid,... See full review
Off And Gone - Everest
posted a review of Off And Gone - Everest. over 16 years ago
This looks like yet another 90's album that slipped under the radar and into the bargain bin - but why? It's a medley of pristine, head-spinning techno-trance that would give Orbital, Fluke, or Freaky Chakra a run for their money. Nimbly programmed... See full review
Friction & Spice - Remix LP
posted a review of Friction & Spice - Remix LP. over 16 years ago
Two stellar tracks on this record, from a label that featured lots of great breaks tracks with trancey, ravey overtones. There's a bit of a look ahead to DJ Friction's future records as Voyager with the remix of "You Make Me Feel So Good", a dark and... See full review
Reload - A Collection Of Short Stories
posted a review of Reload - A Collection Of Short Stories. over 16 years ago
After so many long listens and late-night ruminations, this album still holds sounds to be uncovered and speaks of trips not yet taken. The full dynamic range is covered, from earthquakes and cityscapes to verdant dancefloor jams and humming drones,... See full review
Kwook - Unidentified Feathered Object
posted a review of Kwook - Unidentified Feathered Object. over 17 years ago
I just can't get enough of this album - an hour of weird, richly-spun, gossamer ambient tuneage from Australia. This guy makes emotional tracks with generous heaps of melody and wonderful swaying beats. But this is gentle, breezy stuff, as if you... See full review