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posted a comment on Kotai + Mo - Silencer. about 1 month ago
So I bought this 4 years ago on Discogs for €2.50. Record wasn't known or in demand back then and I just stumbled upon it by accident. Now I know vinyl prices got perverted and sharks are having a party on here, but it still eludes me: did anything ... See full review
posted a review of Needle Sharing - My Kind Came First. 5 months ago
Nicolas Chevreux, April 26, 2001, from recyleyourears.com:

"It would be an euphemism to say that 'My kind came first' is a good album. In the midst of the current attraction of drum'n'bass and industrial, this CD will stay as a landmark and an example. ... See full review
submitted M|O|O|N* - The Remixes. over 3 years ago
posted a review of Lost Sector - Midnight Journey EP. over 4 years ago
I don't know if the other releases on this label hold the quality one can find here, but if they do, then here is another overlooked acid and electro label from the mid 90s.

Midnight starts us off with a bold four to the floor kick clocking in at about ... See full review
posted a comment on Ancient Methods - Second Method. over 4 years ago
A1 contains a sample from P·A·L's Gelöbnis to be found on the Signum album, namely the young female voice saying 'Achtung' repeatedly. While it could be picked from the orignal source that P·A·L used, the reverb is there as well so my guess is this is ... See full review
submitted Tobias Schmidt - Lo-Fi Soul. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on The Cure - Bestival Live 2011. over 4 years ago
Yeah well, those people that don't understand and find it offensive usually are left-wing politicians.
submitted Various - Chapter Fifteen: Armed Force EP. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on Imminent Starvation - Nord. over 4 years ago
No offense, but especially when looking back I would state it the other way around. Now I like PAL and don't think he belongs into that row, but come on, Noisex and Hypnoskull more demanding than Imminent. No way. Not in complexity, creativity or variety.
posted a comment on Nacho Patrol - Futuristic Abeba. over 4 years ago
On a side note, this was mostly done using the Yamaha RM1X Groovebox.
posted a review of Space DJz - Lights. over 4 years ago
A2 got my attention. Granted, there is no steady beat but enough rhythm going on with crunched percussion over that aggressive bassline and occasional filter chirps. The sonic boom this one creates is huge. Mix it up with some spare industrialized techno ... See full review
submitted Adam X - Sensory Deprivation. over 4 years ago
posted a review of Nitzer Ebb - Shame (Mayday Mix) / Join In The Chant (Knarz Is Machine). over 4 years ago
Derrick May's remix of "Shame" is probably the finest Nitzer Ebb remix there is. In my eyes, it is also superior to the original version. It's more raw and aggressive with less song structure in it and the odd time structure here and there. Perfect blend ... See full review
posted a review of Delko - Slumhouse. over 4 years ago
The main track starts off with a driving bassline and bursts of white noise while the kick takes comfort in the mid range era. Once the claps are in, it sounds like something that could have been released on Len Fakis Figures imprint. It's an engaging ... See full review
posted a review of Juanjo Mur - Traitor. over 4 years ago
Hands down, I bought this record because the man is dead. Not only that, dying while rocking the turntables is something else.
I had no idea what it sounded like and it was cheap to boot, so there were three good reasons to purchase it.
Judging by his ... See full review
posted a review of DJ P.M.C.* - Mental Groove E.P.. over 4 years ago
Good versatile three tracker that can easily be picked up for a ridiculous amount of cash. I've paid less than 1€ and would have easily paid five times more.

On the A side that is actually entitled as B1 we have "Mental Groove". While not actually ... See full review
posted a review of DJ P.M.C.* - Mental Groove E.P.. over 4 years ago
Good versatile three tracker that can easily be picked up for a ridiculous amount of cash. I've paid less than 1€ and would have easily paid five times more.

On the A side that is actually entitled as B1 we have "Mental Groove". While not actually ... See full review
posted a review of Seeker - Manifestation. over 5 years ago
I've never digged that deep into Oliver Ho's discography but over the time quite a few of his releases have found its way to me, though this is probably the most uncommon I've heard so far. Three timeless and deep techno tracks on this one.
A1 takes the ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Thunderdome IX - The Revenge Of The Mummy. over 6 years ago
Take some 15 gabber and hardcore producers, a lot of happy pills, a collection of the world's most awful and oldest collection of hits, put all of this in a basement, lock the door and collect the music this setting creates some days later. This is how ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Chapter Fifteen: Armed Force EP. over 6 years ago
DJ Boss opens up with a short sharp shock that sets the tone of this EP: offbeat, dark, repetitive. A track that starts and stops all the time yet never breaks down with some bass stabs lurking around. Not a lot of development here, but a massive tool ... See full review
posted a review of MNX Recordings. over 6 years ago
MNX seems to be more like a matter of taste rather than being a matter of style. Releases here range from techno to classic electro, hints of rhythmic noise and even some breaks and hip hop beats. No constant style here and not being compatible to each ... See full review
posted a review of Go Hiyama - Same Vector EP. over 6 years ago
A2, Servant, is actually quite beautiful. While the beats are hard and pounding, a dreamy and melancholic melody floats atop of it. The only other hard techno producer being able to pull this off without sounding cheesy is probably Takaaki Itoh, and it ... See full review
posted a review of The Hacker - Traces. over 6 years ago
Not including the original version was a big mistake here. While the Oxia remix is quite ok, it suffers from an all too simple DJ friendly build up and bad use of the vocal, even filtering it. Totally kills the magic and makes it an expendable track. A ... See full review
posted a review of The Sisters Of Mercy - First And Last And Always. over 7 years ago
I hate to say it, but The Sisters Of Mercy's debut album will always remain their best one to me. It suffers a bit from underproducing, but then, all their other albums suffer from overproducing and the sheer amount of bombast thrown in your face. I love ... See full review
posted a review of Anthony Rother - Popkiller. over 7 years ago
I don't know, punk made with synthesizers may refer to early DAF albums but certainly not to this one. I must admit I'm no fan of Mr. Rother although he manages to score a hit with me from time to time and I've got to admit he knows his stuff, but most ... See full review
posted a review of Wolfsheim - Hamburg ­Rom ­Wolfsheim. over 7 years ago
One could argue that live albums from electronic groups are pointless and most of the time, that is correct. And then there's Wolfsheim who don't even move on stage let alone say anything to the audience between songs except the song titles. However, ... See full review
posted a review of Kareem - Caspian Gold EP. over 8 years ago
To say this is dark would be an understatement. What comes here disguised as offbeat techno is the evil lurking in your subconscious, and it's growing with every track on this release.
Not hard hitting, instead layered with drones and atmospheres and ... See full review
posted a review of Marduk - Panzer Division Marduk. over 8 years ago
Brutal, hard and most of it all unholy fast, the only compromise taken here in terms of Black Metal may well be the sound. Thanks to Peter Tägtgren skills as a producer it has a distinct drive and tightness while keeping its edge and being well aware of ... See full review
posted a review of She Wants Revenge - She Wants Revenge. over 8 years ago
Not outstanding and easily forgot in five years (in fact I forgot about it one year after and now while revisiting, it can't catch me the slightest like it did the first 20 plays or so), but fun while it lasted. Surely the influences are obvious and song ... See full review
posted a review of Axel Bartsch & Asem Shama - Drumfiles 3.0. over 9 years ago
Nice driving release with tribal percussions and a definite retro charme. The a-side features housy vocals in the break and while this is all good and surprisingly fitting, when the beat comes back it might go slightly over the top, reminding me a bit of ... See full review
posted a review of Faze Action - In The Trees (Carl Craig Remix, Original Mix). over 9 years ago
What's strange about this is how much In The Trees resembles Rob D's Clubbed To Death, at least the strings and the way it's building up. The latter is even more remarkable with the C2 remix and it's even more odd concerning that Clubbed To Death has ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Europa Power Electron Industries. over 9 years ago
It's great to see that this style gets some serious vinyl releases, I always thought that it would go well in any harder techno set. I'm a bit disappointed about the choice of tracks though, because all of them were played to death in German goth clubs, ... See full review
posted a review of Metope - Libertango / Parallel To You. over 10 years ago
Yeah, definitely a classic one, even today. You just can't name which side is better as they are both excellent. Somewhat minimal, it's got all that you need, great timeless melodies as well as pushing beats, plus a dirty aesthetic that is unique to ... See full review
posted a review of Nitzer Ebb - Body Rework Remixes. over 10 years ago
Regarding the collaboration of Fixmer/McCarthy and the other remixes that came out this century, it was quite clear what would happen. It was about time that Nitzer Ebb gets the credit they deserve when it comes to techno.
Dubfire did great work both ... See full review
posted a review of Spetsnaz - Grand Design. over 10 years ago
When I was listening to this and left the room for a second, I found myself coming back asking me what unknown Nitzer Ebb track that may be. So Spetsnaz really do sound a lot like Nitzer Ebb, although they can't reach the anger and violence Nitzer Ebb ... See full review
posted a review of Back In Black (2). over 10 years ago
I've never seen those Technopolis releases anywhere, but they are quite nice. A really interesting collection of tracks and artists from the early synth-pop, ebm and industrial era while (mostly) avoiding the classics you can find on every other average ... See full review
posted a review of Jan Hammer - Crockett's Theme. over 10 years ago
Crockett's Theme could well be one of the most emotional pieces of (electronic) music I've ever heard. Shame on me it only came on to me via the GTA: Vice City soundtrack, but hey, I was born in 1982 so this may be not my own fault alone. Have yet to ... See full review
posted a review of Dive - Behind The Sun. over 11 years ago
Yes, it's different than his previous releases. And though I love his older works, the sound could have become a bit worn out 5 years later, leaving people to bitch about Dive standing still. This is some nice development we see here and in my opinion ... See full review
posted a review of Suicide Commando - Mindstrip. over 11 years ago
Every now and then, I give it a shot and have a good time with it. One might argue that some tracks like Hellraiser or Love Breeds Suicide have been played to death in the clubs, but anyway those still retain some of my Suicide Commando's favorites. ... See full review
posted a review of Suicide Commando - Axis Of Evil. over 11 years ago
Things start off well enough with the opening track. Nothing too original and quite repetitive, but still a catchy track and despite the duration surprisingly not too long. The change that Van Roy's previous album Mindstrip has marked has continued, but ... See full review
posted a review of Deine Lakaien - Live In Concert 2002. over 11 years ago
I've been to the 2nd part of the White Lies Tour and being a long time fan of Deine Lakaien, my expectations were extremly high, though I didn't like the White Lies Album too much compared to some earlier works. Anyway, my expectations for the concert ... See full review
posted a review of Needle Sharing - Switching To Channel Inferno. over 12 years ago
Less distorted but happier than his previous releases, albeit some tracks are a bit too slow.
The interludes are quite nice and surprisingly didn't get on my nerves after a while but really support the theme of the album if you want to call it a theme. ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Thunderdome V - The Fifth Nightmare!. over 13 years ago
After hearing Marusha's "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" remixed by RMB and DJ Hooligan over and over again and looking for harder stuff, this happened to be the first Thunderdome I bought. Being sweet and innocent 12 years old, I loved it. For me, this is ... See full review
posted a review of Panacea / Knifehandchop - Street Chic. over 13 years ago
Besides the Chartbreaka Remix, which is a bit irritating when heard for the first time (compared to the original track at least), this is a very good record that brings a lot of fun. As stated on the Ad Noiseam website: "Stop taking yourself so ... See full review
posted a review of WestBam - Right On / Like Ice In The Sunshine. over 13 years ago
The really interesting thing about "Right On" is Westbam recycling his old track "I Can't Stop" from one of his first albums. Anyway it's an ok track nothing innovative and despite his own sayings this retro look is absolutely trendy and works quite ... See full review