Music hobbyist/addict

I currently record music under the names Dorosoto and Forrest. I'm also currently producing music with Steve Lutes as High Tides and RFP(The Red Falcon Projects), with my friend Chris Dutrieux as Vizion Centaur and with my friend Ian as Lantscap. Before this, I had recorded a handful of tracks under the name wkinc. And I also used to make music with my friend Carl(21Jumpsuit, Orlando Copping) under the name Alpha Aesar(1999-2001). You can currently find my stuff on I, Absentee, Illuminated Paths, Rad Cult, Install and U-Cover.

https://www.facebook.com/hightidesvibes
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dorosoto/128384817222942
https://www.facebook.com/forrestdrones
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Red-Falcon-Projects/323948642449
http://www.myspace.com/lantscap
http://www.myspace.com/alphaaesar

Born: November/12/1980 in Canton, Ohio

I've been seriously listening to and collecting music since 1993. All vinyl and cds in my collection are hard copy originals. Support artists and labels by purchasing or donating, keep good music alive!!!

Current favorites:Kurt Vile, Boards of Canada, Talons', The Fear Ratio, Steely Dan, High Tides, Emeralds, Bastian Void, Discoverer, Occult Research, John Carpenter osts, library music, The Delay In The Universal Loop, AFX, Ryley Walker, proper jungle and dub.

Recent Activity
posted a comment on Satanstompingcaterpillars - The Most Wonderfulest Thing. 6 months ago
Yes, this is how it was sold after the initial pressing ran out.
posted a comment on Jlin - Dark Energy . about 1 year ago
I'm really digging this record from Jlin, she captures a unique vibe with her own blend of ghettotech/electro/crunk flavors. The rhythm programming and song production are ultra smooth and nuanced, constantly bringing on a headnod. These are some serious ... See full review
submitted Vizion Centaur - Omens Of The Celestial Tomb. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Talons' - Rustic Bullshit. over 6 years ago
For me, this album is one of the most beautiful and honest pieces of music I've ever heard. These are sad songs, but also uplifting in some way. The content, ranging from breakups, mundane tasks, monotony of life, etc all seem to actually be told with a ... See full review
posted a review of Milieu - Echo Spectrum. over 7 years ago
I actually just wanted to comment on the song "Bicycle Day". This song is probably one of the best in the Milieu catalog(IMO). A nicely contained but groovy beat is layered upon with the most beautifully melancholy and thought invoking melodies. One that ... See full review
posted a review of Ceephax Acid Crew - Ceerial Port. over 8 years ago
Well, it's always nice to hear some more 303 knob twiddling from our man Andy Jenkinson. There is some classic Ceephax acid material on display here. Check out the extremely fat acid electro of Acid Whorl. It's that really dirrrrrty ghetto acid groove, ... See full review
posted a review of Boards Of Canada - Hi Scores. over 8 years ago
Probably my favorite material by the duo. Very classic PBS wanderings style BOC on display here. The crunchy beats and synths of "Hi Scores" opens this ep perfectly. Beautifully nostalgic in a way only these two have been able to pull off. I'm definitely ... See full review
posted a review of Aphex Twin. over 8 years ago
Ok, rather than comment on every Analord release, I figured I'd just write my overall thoughts here. The opinions on these have been all over the map, and to tell you the truth it's hard to know what to think.

But first, are they good? Hell yes, ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Cichlisuite. over 8 years ago
I feel the need to comment on this outstanding release by Booth/Brown. This is probably (IMO) the pinnacle of the AE sound, mutating from the mid-period(Tri Repetae/Chiastic Slide) to the later more abstract style. This gave a good idea of where they ... See full review
posted a review of The Black Dog - Silenced. over 8 years ago
As a big fan of the early Black Dog material, I've always been skeptic of new releases by Downie. It always ended up being a let down when compared to the Handley/Turner/Downie material. However, upon hearing the samples of Silenced, I decided to buy it ... See full review
posted a review of Secret Frequency Crew - Forest Of The Echo Downs. over 8 years ago
This album is ridiculously underrated. The SFC are showing no signs of slowing down by following the fantastic Underwater Adventure Hop Secret Treasure ep with this fully realized audio journey. The concept here is well thought out and achieved, and by ... See full review
posted a review of Yasume - Where We're From The Birds Sing A Pretty Song. over 8 years ago
This is one of the finest melodic releases in the overly populated genre of electronic listening music. All the tracks have a very somber feel to them, while still retaining a driving rhythmic structure. The production and sounds are top notch as well, ... See full review
posted a review of Milieu - Remodelled. over 8 years ago
I was looking around on the Boltfish website and came across some reviews for this album. To say they were favorable would be accurate, although slightly backhanded. To say that the Milieu sound is a rip off of BOC is entirely missing the point, and to ... See full review
posted a review of Milieu - Remodelled. over 8 years ago
I was looking around on the Boltfish website and came across some reviews for this album. To say they were favorable would be accurate, although slightly backhanded. To say that the Milieu sound is a rip off of BOC is entirely missing the point, and to ... See full review
posted a review of Milieu - In Hills Made Of Clouds. over 8 years ago
This is probably my favorite material Milieu has released thus far in his career. "In Hills Made of Clouds" is a journey through some of the most melodic and spellbinding atmospheres I've had the pleasure to hear. Starting off with the warm throb of ... See full review
posted a review of Tim Hecker - Atlas. over 8 years ago
Some beautiful material enclosed on this piece of wax. To me it sounds like a companion piece to the Fennesz classic "Endless Summer". But, there is much more to it than that. The cover reminds me of a colorful volcanic eruption, and that is a close ... See full review
posted a review of The Tuss - Rushup Edge. over 9 years ago
Well, I don't care who made this, as much as I wonder how well this was made. Rushup Edge is a great recording in every sense of the word. All elements are accounted for...Drums, synths, atmospheres, and arrangement (which is exactly what I like!!). This ... See full review
posted a review of Black Moth Super Rainbow - Dandelion Gum. over 9 years ago
Not usually do I make future predictions about music...but for once I was right!!! I just knew that this album was going to be a killer. All the ingredients of the earlier releases are present here.....dirty distorted bass(check), wobbly disoriented ... See full review
posted a review of Sending Orbs. over 9 years ago
Definitely one of the better electronic labels out nowadays. You can tell that they really care about their aesthetic and artists, and present it in such a way that each release is an individual event. Mesmerizing artwork and beautiful music combined, ... See full review
posted a review of Bigg Jus - Black Mamba Serums v2.0. over 9 years ago
Criminally slept on album by Bigg Jus!!!! Seriously, why does nobody know anout this album? Fantastic thought provoking rhymes, over well produced unique beats. All the songs are different and great in their own way. The music sounds like Diplo, NOW, and ... See full review
posted a review of Art Tatum - 20th Century Piano Genius. over 9 years ago
This collection is a real treat. I originally bought this as a gift for my Grandpa...I was shocked to find it to be such a classic. Amazingly complex piano runs, mixed with captivating melodic hooks, all in a unique dinner party atmosphere, blend ... See full review
posted a review of Biosphere - Substrata. over 9 years ago
Although short, my favorite song on this album happens to be the opener "As the sun kissed the horizon". Definitely a perfect beginning to a long audio journey. The simple use of the "airplane flying overhead" sample, creates such a strong feeling of ... See full review
posted a review of The Octopus Project & Black Moth Super Rainbow - The House Of Apples And Eyeballs. over 9 years ago
Once again BMSR defy expectations. This is the definition of a perfect artistic matchup. For me it tends to sound heavy on the BMSR side of things compared to the Octopus Project, but it doesn't really matter who does what when the results are this ... See full review
posted a review of Milieu. over 9 years ago
Possibly one of the most underrated electronic producers out right now. A true master of melencholy moods and mellow beats, Brian Granger has not only put out some of the best downtempo music in the last 5 years, but also most of it is free for download. ... See full review
posted a review of Loess - Wind And Water. over 10 years ago
The sound of Loess has progressed nicely since the release of the self titled album in 2002 and compared to the magnificent 3D concepts 12", the sound of Wind and Water is much more organic. The record seems to utilize many samples or manipulated synths ... See full review
posted a review of Ceephax Acid Crew - Hardcore Esplanade. over 10 years ago
This 12" is freakin mental. Extremely well produced drum'n'bass from a master of programming. This will have you rolling around on the ground with muscle spasms. Fantastically original programming meets acid lines and moody synths to create what must be ... See full review
posted a review of Mr Fingers* - Ammnesia. over 10 years ago
I spent over a year searching for this cd at a decent price, and I finally snagged it this month. Well, I'm happy to say it's all I hoped it wouild be and more. Classic early Warp feel to alot of the tracks, groovy beats and basslines mixed with soulful ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Cichlisuite. over 10 years ago
I feel the need to comment on this outstanding release by Booth/Brown. This is probably (IMO) the pinnacle of the AE sound, mutating from the mid-period(Tri Repetae/Chiastic Slide) to the later more abstract style. This gave a good idea of where they ... See full review
posted a review of The Black Dog - Silenced. over 10 years ago
As a big fan of the early Black Dog material, I've always been skeptic of new releases by Downie. It always ended up being a let down when compared to the Handley/Turner/Downie material. However, upon hearing the samples of Silenced, I decided to buy it ... See full review
posted a review of Black Moth Super Rainbow. over 10 years ago
I recently picked up some material by this group and was pleasantly surprised. Most of the music is very reminicent of early BOC(BOC Maxima, Twoism). Warm nostalgia wrapped in steady beat box rhythms. The songs all have a raw quality to them, like ... See full review
posted a review of Canyon Country - There's A Forest In The Fire. over 10 years ago
This is one of my favorites of the year thus far. Sublime acoustic/piano compositions are mixed with experimental atmospheres and bittersweet lyrics, to create beautiful pop songs. Sounds like Freescha on a phased out rock tip. Timeless classics abound ... See full review
posted a review of Black Moth Super Rainbow - Lost, Picking Flowers In The Woods. over 10 years ago
Well, after about a two month pressing delay, this baby is finally on my turntable. Absolutley divine recording here, not a dull moment on the whole thing. Like their previous material, but with a developed maturity in the composition department. The ... See full review
posted a review of GusGus vs. T-World - GusGus vs. T-World. over 11 years ago
This album was brought to my attention from the Anthem track being included on the Pi soundtrack. I was really expecting alot from this album and when I finally got the chance to listen to it, I was happy to find it lived up to expectations. All the ... See full review
posted a review of Cookie Monster & The Girls (4) / Pointer Sisters - C Is For Cookie / Pinball Number Count. over 11 years ago
This is the best record I've ever accidently found in my life. I just picked it up last week in Toronto...the cover summoned my wallet. Anyway, I had no idea it was the "12345....678910......1112" song...man that brings back preschool nostalgia like ... See full review
posted a review of Secret Frequency Crew - Forest Of The Echo Downs. over 11 years ago
This album is excellent. The SFC are showing no signs of slowing down by following the fantastic Underwater Adventure Hop Secret Treasure ep with this fully realized audio journey. The concept here is well thought out and achieved by combining homegrown ... See full review
posted a review of Vangelis. over 11 years ago
I'll be the first here to say what a genius this man is. His music has stood the test of time and more. I think the album "Opera Sauvage" is highly underrated in the electronic music underground. It needs to be heard...the track "Reve" is an instant ... See full review
posted a review of Donnacha Costello. over 11 years ago
Donnacha's Colorseries records are some of the best techno I've heard since the Artificail Intelligence series. Each one has a feel all it's own and a groove most producers can't even touch. The "feel" of dancing at 2am in a warehouse or driving home at ... See full review
posted a review of Mole Harness - All Your Memories Return At Once. over 11 years ago
A nice little album of interweaving melodic guitar and fractured textures. The songs are mainly made up of simple rhythms, layered one upon another builing up to a climax, while the melodies flow in and out in a spacious style similar to Slowdive's ... See full review
posted a review of Solvent - Apples & Synthesizers. over 11 years ago
One of my top picks for 2004. I don't understand why it's only half new material, but when it's this good it's hard to complain. All the songs on this album are classic electro/synth pop with shades of experimental tendencies. It makes for more proof of ... See full review
posted a review of Black Moth Super Rainbow - Start A People. over 11 years ago
One of the best of 2004 without a doubt. Since picking this up 3 weeks ago, I've not let it leave the cd player once. Absolutely classic material from this mysterious group. Although similar to the works of Air and Boards of Canada, this album has a ... See full review
posted a review of Secret Frequency Crew - Forest Of The Echo Downs. over 11 years ago
This album is excellent. The SFC are showing no signs of slowing down by following the fantastic Underwater Adventure Hop Secret Treasure ep with this fully realized audio journey. The concept here is well thought out and achieved by combining homegrown ... See full review
posted a review of McNeal & Niles - Thrust. over 12 years ago
By far, one of the best releases of 2004 (or 1979). This album is a masterpiece of funktified hip hop. I've never heard an album quite like this, and that's saying something these days. The beats are groovy, the vibe is shimmering and the instrumentation ... See full review
posted a review of Freescha - Kids Fill The Floor. over 12 years ago
I can't agree enough with the above comment. Freescha is a horribly underrated group. This album is of the highest status to me; beautiful melodies, spacey production and perfect vision all combine to create a masterpiece of an album. Highly recommended ... See full review
posted a review of Freescha. over 12 years ago
One of the most underrated groups out there. These guys make some of the most beautiful songs since the heyday of the artificial intelligence era. The melodies are super nostalgic and the production is top notch. The music released by this duo is not to ... See full review
posted a review of Jimi Tenor. over 12 years ago
I can't believe Mr. Tenor has no comments!! I'll be first to say that amongst his numerous releases, there are quite a few classics that any music lover would kick themselves for not owning. I mainly like the Warp material but, the Utopian Dream album is ... See full review
posted a review of Yasume - Where We're From The Birds Sing A Pretty Song. over 12 years ago
This is one of the finest melodic releases I've heard in recent memory. All the tracks have a very somber melencholy feel to them. All the production and sound engineering is top notch as well. One of the best CCO releases by far. Highly recommended to ... See full review
posted a review of Casino Versus Japan - Hitori + Kaiso 1998 - 2001. over 12 years ago
xylin66....I have to completely disagree with your review. I think this release is an essential addition to Casino's catalogue. Sure, maybe not all the tracks are mind blowing like his newer releases, but, listen to something like Aphex Twin "Classics" ... See full review
posted a review of Rephlex. over 12 years ago
This label has been one of my favorites for many years now. Even though I may not dig every single thing they release, the ones that are good are total classics. I got the opportunity to see Bogdan and Soundmurderer in Cleveland, Ohio last week and saw ... See full review
posted a review of The Mitgang Audio - The View From Your New Home. over 12 years ago
This album is and probably will continue to be one of the most underrated releases of 2003. It sounds like a perfect hybrid of Depeche Mode/D'arcangelo/Walter Carlos, and yet it is completely original in it's own realm. This is a perfectly produced ... See full review