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submitted Humanoid - 30303 EP. 6 months ago
posted a comment on Alphaxone - Edge Of Solitude. 10 months ago
Lush, organic sounding scapes, especially the second half of the album is magnificent.

posted a review of Frontline Assembly* - WarMech. 10 months ago
Incredibly disappointing. More soulless dubstep influenced electro without vocals. Party like it's 2008.

posted a comment on Aphex Twin - T69 Collapse. 10 months ago
Well, it IS Aphex Twin, so not that surprising really..
posted a review of The Bug Vs Earth (2) - Concrete Desert. about 1 year ago
Properly odd stuff for fans of ambient, IDM, downtempo etc. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. 4+/5.
posted a review of My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult - The Resurrection Of Luna. over 3 years ago
Some of the best stuff from the cult favorites, updated to 2000 and 7. True hidden gem, even among their own catalogue. Highly recommended.
posted a review of Valet - Nature. over 4 years ago
Absolutely stunning album, reminds me of Slowdive, Beach House and Broadcast at places without trying to sound like any of them. Doesn't fall into the usual pitfalls that so many nugaze bands do. If you're a shoegaze enthusiast, you HAVE to check out ... See full review
posted a review of Alphaxone - Altered Dimensions. over 4 years ago
A really pleasant surprise, a perfect mix of light and dark elements, some minor, minimalistic rhythms that add a little something extra and sad but beautiful soundscapes. Reminds me vaguely of Shrines' "Somnia", fans of cinematic, dark ambience and ... See full review
posted a comment on Pää Kii - Pää Kii. over 5 years ago
A great piece of Finnish punk, very accessible even to people that much into the genre. Includes super-catchy tracks like "Rakkaus Repii Meidät Kappaleiksi Taas" (an obvious Joy Division reference) that was even used in a TV commercial and the whole ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Hed Kandi: Winter Chill 2012. over 6 years ago
Well, it seems like Kandi has jumped the 80's fad bandwagon. The first disk is what you'd expect from the Winter Chill series, but nothing really that new or mindblowing on that one. The second disc is filled with cheesy 80's synths and disco grooves. If ... See full review
posted a review of :papercutz - Do Outro Lado Do Espelho (Lylac Ambient Reworks). over 6 years ago
Completely overlooked (perhaps unknown?), masterful release from :papercutz. Melancholic but somehow blissful moments, bordering IDM, ambient, even modern classical music. The Helios remix is indeed one of the highlights but this album has so much more ... See full review
posted a comment on Goldie - Sine Tempus. The Soundtrack. over 7 years ago
Pretty good, some of the best stuff from Goldie since Timeless. "Don't Give In" and "Letting Go" are the obvious highlights of this album, and will probably be the tracks that would satisfy fans of the 90's era D&B. But make no mistake, this album is in ... See full review
posted a review of Cogwheel (2) / Psychomanteum / Rasalhague / Taphephobia - The Unreality Of Time (EP Version). over 7 years ago
A real 4-track gem of premium dark ambient. Sometimes haunting, sometimes beautiful, but always very organic sounding. Highly recommended and (not to mention), free! Grab it while you can.
posted a review of Explosions In The Sky - Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Live Forever. over 8 years ago
To me, this is THE EITS album to get, the album that pretty much perfected their sound. It was one of the first bands of this type (post-rock, if you will) that was obviously very much influenced by Godspeed You Black Emperor. Compared to GYBE, EITS has ... See full review
posted a review of Luxt - Razing Eden. over 8 years ago
This one is a strange release. Even 'tho the none of the tracks really stand out as great (or even that good), the album has a certain rough charm. The mixing isn't that great and from time to time the singing isn't either, but it's in a certain way a ... See full review
posted a comment on Black Lung And Xingu Hill - The Andronechron Incident. over 8 years ago
The movie doesn't actually exist.
posted a review of Meat Beat Manifesto - Subliminal Sandwich. over 9 years ago
Meat Beat Manifestos' masterpiece and a timeless album. Most people probably heard MBM in the first Matrix movie, until then, they remained as cult heroes. The first disc is more pop oriented, while the second being more electro and experimental.

On ... See full review
posted a review of Alio Die & Martina Galvagni - Eleusian Lullaby. over 9 years ago
A great, great (and very unknown) ethereal, organic ambient release. The songs flow together as usual, creating a space, something maybe reminding you of a rainforest or sitting next to a stream in some mythical forest. None of the tracks really stand ... See full review
posted a review of Boom Boom Satellites - Back On My Feet. over 9 years ago
Once again, another BBS release holding the standards high. As most of their listeners know, Boom Boom Satellites have taken a more poppy approach since their first 3 albums. There is a certain, odd melancholy to these songs, falling quite far away from ... See full review
posted a review of Lustmord - [Beyond]. over 9 years ago
IN a genre where there is so hard invent anything new, Lustmord raises the bar.. once again.

This is a remix album of [ O T H E R ], but very different. One work can describe this: quality. As usual, the record flows as a single piece, but in the end ... See full review
posted a review of The Crystal Method - Drive. over 9 years ago

Ever since Vegas, TCM have moved into more unimaginative territory. When Vegas was a true classic electronic album, Tweekend headed more towards hip-hop, and had a sort of poppy, plastic sound compared to Vegas. It's been downhill ever ... See full review
posted a review of Fanu - Homefree. over 9 years ago
Once again, damn solid performance from Fanu. He delivers the mad brakes companied with the trademark atmospheric works. The apparent hits from the album is probably "Cry4U" (which could have been named better) and "Homefree".

This is not an entirely ... See full review
posted a review of Aglaia - Sacred Waters. over 10 years ago
Pretty solid.

Quality organic ambience in the vein of Alio Die (who is also Italian). None the tracks are particularly memorable, and the album floats as one piece quite nicely. If one would ask, I couldn't tell this from Alio Die, so I guess there's ... See full review
posted a review of The Amorphous Androgynous* - The Peppermint Tree & The Seeds Of Superconsciousness. over 10 years ago
Not many people understand where Amorphous Androgynous were heading after "Tales". This is a continuation to the hippie saga they started with "The Isness". Sitars sing, retro drums pound away.. yet it holds the same atmosphere than their early works, a ... See full review
posted a review of The Amorphous Androgynous* - A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Vol 1 - Cosmic Space Music. over 10 years ago
A damn fine compilation of psychedelic rock ranging from the sixties to the present day. The whole album is mixed in proper FSOL-flavor, using crazy effects on some of the tracks. This imaginative mixing gives the album a weird sense of presence, very ... See full review
posted a review of Curve - The Way Of Curve 1990 / 2004. over 10 years ago
This compilation includes the quite obvious hits throughout their career. In a way, the body is quite chaotic due to the timespan of the tracks (14 years). That's why the album doesn't work as a whole, but more of an ordinary "best-of"-album.

The ... See full review
posted a review of Tipsy - Buzzz. over 10 years ago
Tipsy albums are hard, if not impossible, to review. That is simply due to the fact, that there is nothing to compare to them!
They are always very unique sounding, always carrying the distinct sound that only Tipsy can create. Sure it's exotica (quite ... See full review
posted a review of Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II. over 10 years ago
Despite hard rock being the most uncool music in the 2000, Guns N' Roses will probably go in the history as the most solid rock band of the '90's. Absolutely well produced, with amazing back catalgue, they deliver a hit after hit. Both of the ... See full review
posted a review of Alio Die & Zeit - Sunja. over 11 years ago
This is totally an unknown gem in the ambient genre. I'm familiar with most of his (Alio Die) work, but this is just awesome. Total, lush, organic soundworlds with some live instruments, just droning away, harmoniously. Not dark, not light, just being ... See full review
posted a review of Lustmord - Rising. over 11 years ago
Although I'm not a big fan of live recordings (apart from Pink Floyd), I'm such a fan of Lustmord, that i decided to give this a listen. I wasn't too impressed with Juggernaut, considering the quality of his previous releases.

So, one night i slammed ... See full review
posted a review of Tipsy - Uh-Oh!. over 11 years ago
ONCE again coming with the weird exotica, Tipsy delivers one-of-a-kind release. Really solid release that Uh-Oh is, there are some memorable moments, like "Hey!" and "Bunny Kick".

Some of the characteristics of the band is the subtle, dark feeling ... See full review
posted a review of The Future Sound Of London - Dead Cities. over 11 years ago
You're laying down. The ligts are dimmed.

Then it hits, like a soundcheck to check your volume levels. You rise up to set the them right, and go back to your previous position. Futuristic beats cut the air for two minutes. Then... a dark, ominous, EVIL ... See full review
posted a review of Amp. over 11 years ago
AMP is probably one of the most underrated shoegaze/experimental rock groups that came from the scene in the 90's. The reason for this is probably the unstable quality of their releases. When "Sirenes" was (in a way) a masterpiece, its successors didn't ... See full review
posted a review of Bark Psychosis. over 11 years ago
Bark Psychosis is one of those bands that will probably stand the test of time. Droning guitars, often melancholic and ethereal male- and female vocals companied by dark lyrical poetry make a soup that's hard to ingore. BP draws from shoegaze, indie rock ... See full review
posted a review of Telefon Tel Aviv - Remixes Compiled. over 11 years ago
Absolutely essential, Telefon Tel Aviv are heading to perfection. Among the glitchy beats that have formed into their trademark, TTA offers shoegaze-type wall-of-sound guitars, ethereal female vocals and melancholic male vocals that form a soup that ... See full review