Collector of electronic and ambient music since 1978.
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posted a comment on Tangerine Dream - Sony Center (Topping Out Ceremony Score). 15 days ago
This EP is a mixture of TD (rhythmic) music in this era, but presented in a less energetic and more soothing version. There are additional linking sections with a distinct feel of a classical movie score. Interesting, but not excellent.
posted a comment on Radio Massacre International / Under The Dome / Paul Nagle / Arcane (3) - Concerts At Jodrell Bank 11/3/2000 And 16/4/2000. 3 months ago
This is a fantastic collection of live sets. All are excellent; the Paul Nagle concert is a highlight in his already prolific output.
submitted Steve Roach - Return To The Dreamtime. 5 months ago
posted a comment on Radio Massacre International - Lost In Transit 9: The Gatherings 2010. 5 months ago
This is a great electronic music/progressive rock concert, with pulsing sequencers, sound effects and electric guitar overlays, kind of a mixture between late 70s TD and Heldon. Radio Massacre International live is a powerhouse, and this is extremely ... See full review
posted a comment on Klaus Schulze - Live@Klangart CD2. 6 months ago
Many ingredients of the typical Schulze style, including, rhythm, some effects and especially solo's. However, the cello contributions from Wolfgang Tiepold give this album a special flavour.
posted a comment on Namlook* - Namlook XXI: Subconscious Worlds. 6 months ago
I agree with the other reviews that this is a truely great Namlook album. My favorite is "Living the Dream", with great use of voice samples and a slowly pulsing chord/rhythm basis. The diversity of Namlook's work continues to impress me.
submitted Indra (5) - Platinum Two. 10 months ago
submitted Syn (3) - Sequence​-​I. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on ['ramp] - Synchronize Or Die. about 1 year ago
Magnificent return of 'ramp: dark moods with strong sequences underneath
posted a comment on Pegasus (6) - Electro-Physics. about 1 year ago
Heavily inspired by Kraftwerk, both in sounds and in chord progressions. However, the songs are of high quality and the album has enough of an own identity to offer a very pleasent listening experience.
submitted Alluste - The Big Monster. about 1 year ago
submitted Moonbooter - Live Vier. about 1 year ago
submitted Ron Berry - Where Dark Forces Meet. about 1 year ago
submitted Various - Time. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album. over 2 years ago
The electronics and sounds are good, but the use of programmed hyperactive drumrolls distracts and disturbs.
posted a comment on Thaneco - Psychic Images. over 2 years ago
Very different from his later work. With synths, but also vocals and conventional instruments. Different but absolutely fascinating; reminiscent of some of the 70s psych and progressives.
submitted Indra (5) - Gold Five. over 2 years ago
submitted Indra (5) - Platinum One. over 2 years ago
submitted Mac of BIOnighT - Genesis of Alpha Nebula. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Uni Sphere - Endless Endeavor. over 2 years ago
Excellent music, in the TD 80's vein, but at the same time with distinct original and personal touches. A great listen!
submitted Indra (5) - Gold Two. over 2 years ago
submitted Indra (5) - Gold Three. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Radio Massacre International - Lost In Transit 8: Cherubini. over 2 years ago
This is an absolutely stunning live set from RMI and features two of my favourite tracks of this band
posted a comment on Andreas Akwara - Raum. over 3 years ago
This album uses sounds reminiscent of Jean-Michel Jarre's Oxygene; also the cover is an echo of the first Jarre album. The music, however, is very different. No true melodies or solo's, definitely no classic song structures. Rather, the titles are ... See full review
posted a comment on Age (4) - Live In The Muze. over 3 years ago
This is a great return for Age. I was blown away by their debut Landscapes long long time ago. Their subsequent releases did not display the unique freshness of 'landscapes'. I attended the concert which was a bit overwhelmingly loud and therefore lacked ... See full review
submitted Age (4) - Live In The Muze. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Redshift (2) - Life To Come. over 3 years ago
This seems a Mark Shreeve solo effort. While building on the Redshift legacy of sequencer-driven pieces with vivid solo and melody lines, some of the tracks have the dark menacing power of Shreeve's older solo efforts "Assassin" and especially "Legion". ... See full review
posted a comment on Namlook* - Namlook XXII • Music For Urban Meditation III. over 3 years ago
Great ambient soundscape/drone textures, with an industrial feel. No rhythms, and certainly no melodies, but a great listen if you want to make / feel up to making the effort.
posted a comment on Conrad Schnitzler & Pyrolator - Con-Struct. over 3 years ago
The best of the "Con-struct" works to date!
posted a comment on Indra (5) - Bagalamukhi. over 3 years ago
This is a spectacular CD in the great Tantric Celebration series by Indra. Reminiscent at times of Picture music by Klaus Schulze, but highly original as most of Indra's work.
submitted Indra (5) - Emerald One. over 3 years ago
submitted X3 (4) - Menscape. over 3 years ago
submitted Klaus Schulze - Best of. over 3 years ago
submitted Rene van der Wouden* - Frozen Spectacles. over 3 years ago
submitted Ruud Rondou - Mundus Allegoricus. over 3 years ago
submitted Wave World - Fundamentals. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Vanderson (2) - Synthetic Breath. over 3 years ago
Excellent tribute to the Berlin School of Electronic Music; recommended if you like sequences and EM from end of the 1970s, early 1980s.
posted a comment on Frank Klare - Area 2000. over 3 years ago
Heavily TD-soundtrack inspired set of short compositions. Reminiscent of TD's work in the era of Flashpoint, Firestarter etc.
submitted Various - Neusonik Ambient Music Sampler a001. over 4 years ago
submitted Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder - Red. over 6 years ago
posted a comment on Various - Musique Méchanique. over 7 years ago
Compilation of Celestial Harmonies / Fortuna electronic and progressive music. The two David Parsons compositions are only available on this compilation.
posted a comment on Suzanne Ciani - Pianissimo. over 7 years ago
Collection of piano versions of several of Ciani's best compositions. Great new age piano music for a quiet Sunday morning at home.
posted a comment on Spyra Featuring Steve Baltes - ADSR Remixed. over 7 years ago
Four remixes of ADSR; this is a bit monotonous to listen to as it is 4 times the same composition, and the versions are not strikingly different. Only for completists.
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posted a comment on Centurys End* - Search. over 7 years ago
Progressive rock-synth with some dramatic twists. Sounds as though this is heavily influenced by Jarre Rendez-Vous era; also very reminiscent of Synergy's Games and Audion albums (which I think inspired Jarre for Rendez-Vous). Too intense to be easy ... See full review
posted a comment on Remy Stroomer - Catalogue. over 7 years ago
This is a fantastic collection and shows very well the developing musical identity of Remy. Although I had most of Remy's work before, listening to this collection left me very impressed. Clearly an under-recognised EM artists. Remy's initial work showed ... See full review
posted a comment on X-Static (4) - Software SystemCrash. over 7 years ago
Poor techno-remixes of some Software classics. The ever-present beats dominate the picture, and the melodic and sound-synthesis quality that is typical for Software is completely lost. A disappointing release to me.
posted a comment on Nick Parkin - Entropolis. over 7 years ago
This work, according to Nick's homepage, explores themes of entropy in the city and evokes a ravaged apocalyptic architecture of decaying machinery and metallic residues: an imaginary city subject to the uncontrollable forces of nature and chemical and ... See full review
posted a comment on Fishmoon - Music By Axel Manrico Heilhecker. over 7 years ago
Relaxed guitar rock, a bit bluesy at times, influenced by Western movie soundtracks.
posted a comment on Free System Projekt - And Then There Were Two (Live In 3-1 Theatre, Huizen, 1999). over 7 years ago
This is a separate release with different artwork, differs from the Procyon release. Should be considered a separate item.