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posted a comment on Inam Records. about 1 month ago
Someday people are going to wish they caught these releases when they came out.
posted a comment on Bob Sinclar - Gym Tonic. 3 months ago
I was a huge fan of Homework and Stardust when they came out, and somehow I managed to never hear about the whole Gym Tonic/Spacedust fiasco until this past week, over 20 years after it happened. Keep in mind I was a suburban Connecticut high schooler at ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Interferencias Vol. 1 - Spanish Synth Wave 1980-1989. 3 months ago
Best comp of last year and maybe the best minimal wave comp I've ever heard.
posted a comment on Solar X - Little Pretty Automatic. 3 months ago
The Russian Richard D. James Album. Btw, I just paid $4 for this absurdist masterpiece. Used record stores are still filled with bargains if you look for them!
posted a review of Obscure FM - Michael Jackson Is In Heaven Now. 7 months ago
Best dumb techno record ever made. It just takes a few ideas and runs them straight into the ground. A very obvious answer record to James Brown Is Dead, but I like this one better.
posted a comment on Robert Hood - Motor: Nighttime World 3. 7 months ago
Not every copy of this came with the CD. I bought it sealed when it came out and it certainly didn't, and I'm pretty sure one of my friends said his didn't either.
posted a comment on Baraka - Nutty Bass / I'll Be There. 7 months ago
Seems like "I'll Be There" has sort of gone viral during the past year or so, can anyone explain why? I found it when it was posted on blogtotheoldskool years ago, and it immediately became one of my favorite jungle tracks, now there's a flood of ... See full review
posted a review of Future Forces* - Tanhauser's Gate / Neitherworld 6. 8 months ago
Still don't understand how this one isn't more well known. Easily one of my favorite techstep/hardstep/whatever/fuckingevilcore d'n'b records of all time. You're running out of time time time time time.
posted a comment on Universal Eyes - Four Variations On 'Artificial Society'. 9 months ago
Update: There is a CD version of this coming out, and I just listened to it and it's definitely the same as the album played at 33.
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posted a review of Cardopusher - Hippie Killers Don’t Mind Jah Conversations. 10 months ago
Just found this at the only record store in the Detroit area that still seems to have a ridiculous amount of breakcore records lying around. Haven't listened to this in ages, and every track that comes on, I'm like "oh THAT one!" This is like the South ... See full review
posted a comment on Universal Eyes - Four Variations On 'Artificial Society'. 10 months ago
I assumed it was 33 at first, but after downloading it using the card that came with the record, the mp3s definitely sounded like the album on 45. I think this is the sort of record you can play at either speed.
posted a review of Wesley Willard And The 709's - Hubba Hubba, Zoot Zoot. 10 months ago
This has to be the dumbest record I own. It gets stuck in my head pretty often though. LOL at whoever entered the style as "electro" for this. I see that an extended 12" mix of this song exists, and I cannot imagine how mind-numbing seven minutes of this ... See full review
posted a review of Various - The Space Rock Box. about 1 year ago
I got this for free from my job, and I listened to disc 1 and thought something was off. Then I came across this discogs listing, and noticed the other reviews and comments listed here. The tracklist is indeed off on three of the discs, but taking this ... See full review
posted a review of Deco - Powerhits. about 1 year ago
Fun bit of sample-driven madness from the early '90s. Nothing too groundbreaking but if you're into Coldcut or Bomb the Bass or M/A/R/R/S, this is worth the few bucks it goes for.
posted a review of Matchess - Somnaphoria. about 1 year ago
I wish more people knew about this album. Such an unbelievably gorgeous album, really doesn't sound like anything else. Dramatic strings, hazy vocals, sluggish drum machines, sinister prophecies. Best album of 2015 and I'm still in love 3 years later.
posted a comment on Europa (11) - La Última Emoción!. about 1 year ago
One of the absolute best Dark Entries releases. So damn fun and catchy. I rate this 10 out of 10 electric tomatoes!
posted a comment on Dan Deacon - Live Recordings 2003. about 1 year ago
Dan gave me a copy of this the first time I met him, at a WFMU record fair. I don't think it actually plays anymore due to it being an old CDR, but some of these tracks can be downloaded from Free Music Archive. At least the tracks from OCDJ's show ... See full review
posted a comment on Soundmurderer / Atlas (49) - Listen What A Gwaan / Blest. about 1 year ago
I think simply less people have bought this one... There's still tons available at the store last time I checked. (I haven't picked one up yet)
posted a review of Ballerine Nadiya - Ballerine Nadiya . about 1 year ago
Best awkward Casio-pop tape ever made. "Sour Flower" hooked me immediately, and then the rest just gets even deeper. "I'm Quiet On Purpose Or Whatever" is basically my personal anthem. So much feels. Kind of amazing how so many tapes on certain hip ... See full review
posted a review of Riccardo Wolf - Tutankhamun, King Of The Nile / Hot Trash. about 1 year ago
Dead serious, I've been wondering how long it would take before someone entered this on Discogs. Me and a fellow college radio geek found this at least a decade ago and it's been kind of a secret handshake record for us ever since. I haven't seen the ... See full review
posted a comment on Digitalis Recordings. about 1 year ago
Brad Rose and Eden Hemming had a child and subsequently stopped releasing music, and seemed to have given up social media as well. I used to write for Foxy Digitalis and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I miss corresponding with them but I ... See full review
posted a review of H.N.I.A* - Happy Blues. about 1 year ago
Someday My Blues Will Cover The Earth was pretty much destined to be underappreciated, and the same follows with its remix 12"s. Even the Four Tet remix never gets talked about, which is quite surprising, as it's astounding. He took the best song on the ... See full review
posted a comment on Abra (5) - Princess. over 2 years ago
Second pressing coming in late June, limited to 750 copies. If you missed it last year, don't sleep this time!
posted a comment on John Bender - I Don't Remember Now / I Don't Want To Talk About It. over 2 years ago
I doubt anyone else has had this problem, but I bought this record and it was slightly oblong and wouldn't play on my cheap Radio Shack turntable at first (the kind where you press a button and it automatically cues the record). I had to buy an x-acto ... See full review
posted a comment on ISAN - Glass Bird Movement. over 2 years ago
The CD appears to be a misprint, track 2 ("Lace Murex") appears as track 1 as well.
posted a review of Polonaise - Trocadero. over 2 years ago
Sounds so much better at 33 RPM. Creepy italo-horror vibes on par with labelmate Xander Harris. I can't even listen to this one at the intended speed, it just doesn't sound right.
posted a review of Moby - Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep.. over 3 years ago
Best Moby album in 20 years? Maybe that's stretching it, but if anyone else misses when he used to put out really long, dark, and very non-commercial ambient tracks (i.e. "hymn.alt.quiet.version" or "Reject"), this is a welcome return to that side of ... See full review
posted a review of Lopez - Why Can't It Stop?. over 3 years ago
The Dirty Underground is still one of the weirdest tracks Moby's ever produced. 10 minutes of very monotonous throbbing with bizarre dubby effects until finally his familiar Yamaha strings fade in at the end. Basically this was from that mid '90s period ... See full review
posted a comment on Mark Isham - Vapor Drawings. over 4 years ago
Just found a copy at an antique store with a Matrix / Runout reading 10/87 1B52, so there appears to have been a 1987 pressing as well