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posted a review of Arctic Hospital - Citystream. over 14 years ago
Not many uptempo techno albums make me exclaim "Holy shit!" anymore, but this one certainly did after one listen. An absolutely stunning, refreshing album. It has my vote for techno album of the year thus far!

"Citystream" is crisp, clean, cool techno ... See full review
posted a comment on Andrés - Andrés. over 14 years ago
In this CD, Andres managed a release as consummately soulful & enjoyable as any KDJ release, while maintaining a distinctive, non-copycat style.
While each track on the CD is very, very good, one in particular really grabbed my attention. "Vibe Zone" ... See full review
posted a review of Richard Davis - Safety. over 14 years ago
Richard Davis delivers a true gem with "Safety". An album with one fantastic track after another is rare, but this is definitely one of those releases. I'd attribute its success to its focus on deep house with marked influences from a range of genres, ... See full review
posted a review of Heavenly Music Corporation - Lunar Phase. over 14 years ago
Small wonder this is considered a classic - rightly so! I finally got my hands on a copy of it recently & it's mind-blowing. Acid lines, samples of naturescapes, dubby basslines, heavily processed & soaring synths; this CD has it all.

Every track ... See full review
posted a review of The Amalgamation Of Soundz - Fabric 12. over 14 years ago
My favorite on the Fabric series thus far. The Amalgamation of Soundz really live up to their name on this one - I struggle to think of another mix CD where so many entirely divergent & seemingly incongruous styles have been so masterfully melded. The ... See full review
posted a review of Satori Corporation - Underwater EP. over 14 years ago
The A side is a midtempo joint with a very engaging bassline. Not for playing at peak hour to get people all riled up, but an excellent track for a come down afterwards, where many DJs fail. The original seems more pure than the remix, but both are quite ... See full review
posted a review of Rod Modell w/ Kevin Hanton - Illuminati Audio Science. over 14 years ago
Outstanding reinterpretation & reconstruction of Deep Chord material by Kevin Hanton. The titular track, "Continuous Flow-Mix" is an apt a description as could be given. This mix consists of deconstructed Deep Chord aural components reassembled into a ... See full review
posted a review of Octex - Variations. over 14 years ago
While the first Octex full-length release is a shimmering example of dubby techno done well, Variations seems more of an undirected, aimless experiment in broken beat, almost hip-hop sounding instrumental noodling. I looked for this one for quite some ... See full review
posted a review of Anthony Rother - Simulationszeitalter. over 15 years ago
I never thought I'd find anything comparable to and capable of holding its own against the Drexciya & alii releases, but Anthony Rother's Simulationszeitalter does so quite handily. Track 4, Biomechanik, has everything a timeless electro track should ... See full review
posted a review of Darshan Ambient - Autumn's Apple. over 15 years ago
Easily one of the most beautiful electronic music albums I've ever had the pleasure of hearing. Michael Allison is a master of the art, and every single track on this release evidences as much.

I don't think I've heard an ambient album that so ... See full review
posted a review of Vladislav Delay - The Four Quarters. over 15 years ago
I was a bit disappointed by Demo(n) Tracks, Delay's previous release; it seemed like more of the same old Delay rehashing the same old sounds that characterized his Chain Reaction releases. Thus, upon hearing The Four Quarters, I was pleased to hear him ... See full review
posted a review of Rod Modell / Michael Mantra - Sonic Continuum. over 15 years ago
Quite simply the absolute best ambient electronic music album I have ever heard.

Words don't do it justice, but I'll try anyway.

Listening to this album is an incredibly moving experience; its ultra downtempo, sublimely soaring & diving synthwork ... See full review
posted a review of S.U.M.O. - Workout. over 15 years ago
S.U.M.O.’s “Workout” took me literally years to finally track down, and I’m glad I did. Pretty much everything released on Seasons is incredibly gorgeous, soulful deep house, as is this CD. What makes this release exceptional even for an exceptional ... See full review
posted a review of Adham Shaikh - Journey To The Sun. over 15 years ago
Adham Shaikh’s “Journey to the Sun” is a fantastic example of how amazing the fusion of Western electronica and Eastern aesthetics can be when it’s done right. Too many electronic musicians have attempted to capture the Eastern ‘mysticism’ or ... See full review
posted a review of Porter Ricks - Biokinetics. over 15 years ago
Porter Ricks’ “Biokinetics” is Berlin dub that got thrown overboard somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle, to emerge as one of the most interesting Chain Reaction releases. It has all the hallmarks of the seminal German label: industrial percussion & ... See full review
posted a review of Tricky - Maxinquaye. over 15 years ago
Rather than a shameless display of laziness, this album seethes with languor, which seems to be its very essence. The juxtaposition of Tricky & Topley-Bird's vocals is a treat throughout the album; the beats are throbbingly sensual, and the lyrics often ... See full review
posted a review of Autechre - Anti EP. over 16 years ago
Some have criticized this EP as a novelty, not essential Autechre listening.
I disagree, and think this release is one of the defining releases in Autechre's discography. Autechre has always been known for experimental, forward-thinking and original ... See full review
posted a review of Robert Hood - Rare Species. over 16 years ago
Put this CD on, push play, and strap yourself in for one wild ride. If I had one word to describe this mix, it would be fast. But since I have more than one word...

I absolutely love (very) uptempo techno when it's mixed right. All too often DJs ... See full review
posted a review of Farben - Textstar. over 16 years ago
Jan Jelinek produces some of the most distinctive sounding electronic music that's out there. In a genre often criticized for its sameness and unoriginality, Jelinek is a breath of fresh air, whether he's releasing material under his own name, as Gramm, ... See full review
posted a review of DJ /rupture - Minesweeper Suite. over 16 years ago
This is one of the craziest, most eclectic mixes I've ever heard. DJ /rupture incorporates what seems like music from every corner of the globe, from Eastern Indian sitars, to '80s Euro Pop to contemporary European & American techno, to African hip-hop ... See full review
posted a review of G-Man - Kushti. over 16 years ago
As the notes indicate, the 14 tracks on this album are separated into two mixes, the first lasting a bit over 23 minutes, the second a bit over 33 minutes.

And the two mixes are spectacular. Neither has a dull moment, and the tracks masterfully segue ... See full review
posted a review of Coldcut & Strictly Kev - Stoned ... Chilled ... Groove. over 16 years ago
Coldcut & Strictly Kev have programmed a tight mix that moves from one solid track to another. The overall feeling is unhurried & pleasant - not. Despite the reference in the title, the listener certainly doesn't need to be high to appreciate this ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo - Ki-Oku. over 16 years ago
"Ki-Oku" is the result of a collaborative effort between two figures well-known in their respective, if disparate, fields. DJ Krush is probably more familiar to 'Oggers, with his numerous productions & mixes that typically blend a Japanese aesthetic with ... See full review
posted a review of Hallucinator - Landlocked. over 16 years ago
Hallucinator's "Landlocked" is probably my favorite Chain Reaction release (though Vladislav Delay's "Multila" is a very close second). "Landlocked" seems a rather appropriate title for this atypically dense Chain Reaction release.

As opposed to, ... See full review
posted a review of SETI - Pharos. over 16 years ago
Integrating experimental techno, actual samples from deep space radioscopy (specifically recordings of pulsars), and spoken word by Dr. Frank Drake (a senior scientist with the SETI Institute), Taylor 808 & Savvas Ysatis have created a thoroughly ... See full review
posted a review of Source Records (2). over 16 years ago
I've just discovered this label recently and now I wonder how I missed it for so long. If you're looking for very engaging, listenable, head-nodding & foot-tapping home listening mid- to downtempo electronic music, explore this label.

Recommended: ... See full review
posted a review of Batidos - Olájopé. over 16 years ago
This whole album is a lot of fun, but track 6, "Oya", has to be one of the most gorgeous deep house tracks I've ever heard. Maybe even the best.
The bassline is relatively simple & catchy, most of the momentum comes from intricate, very latin ... See full review
posted a review of Aeroc - Viscous Solid. over 16 years ago
Geoff White's debut as Aeroc on Ghostly International is a welcome shift away from White's typical production on labels such as Force Inc. & Cytrax. Compared to "Questions & Comments" & "Nevertheless", "Viscous Solid" is a much more laid-back ... See full review
posted a review of L.S.G. - Into Deep. over 16 years ago
Where to start with such an amazing work of art? From start to finish it has such an incredible flow - I don't think I've heard another album quite like it. The peaks will make you feel like you're flying, the valleys will make you feel like you're ... See full review
posted a review of The Timewriter - Diary Of A Lonely Sailor. over 16 years ago
As of when this comment was posted, 29 'Oggers have given this production by The Timewriter a 5/5 - and no one has given it anything less. That alone speaks volumes!

"Diary of a Lonely Sailor" is about as close to perfect as it gets in terms of not ... See full review
posted a review of Sean Deason - Allegory & Metaphor. over 16 years ago
Sean Deason's "Allegory & Metaphor" has to be one of the most overlooked & underrated albums to come out of Detroit. This CD is, from start to finish, a true work of art that appeals to aficionados of good music, not just techheads.

It's hard to ... See full review
posted a review of X-102 - Discovers The Rings Of Saturn. over 16 years ago
Released in 1992 & produced by Jeff Mills, Mike Banks & Robert Hood, X-102's "Discovers The Rings of Saturn" is typical of the legendary trio's earlier releases. You can hear each of their signature styles in the tracks, and the collaboration of the ... See full review
posted a review of Elting_Lieb* - Disturbedances. over 16 years ago
No offense to the submitter, but I would definitely not classify this release as Ambient. It's clearly more in a similar minimal tech-house vein as MRI's other releases, though considerably dubbier than, say, "Rhythmogenesis".

I really like Elting & ... See full review
posted a review of Geoff White - Nevertheless. over 16 years ago
As of mid-March 2004, Geoff White's "Nevertheless" still has yet to be officially released. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a bootleg copy, and after listening to it *a lot*, this would've definitely been a contender for tech album of the year in ... See full review
posted a review of Stewart Walker - Live Extracts. over 16 years ago
Stewart Walker's "Live Extracts" showcases the tracks Walker played throughout much of 2003 - at least it's similar to the performance he gave in Detroit at St. Andrew's Hall the weekend of Movement/DEMF, and some other live recordings I've heard from ... See full review
posted a review of Monolake - Momentum. over 16 years ago
I think "Momentum" represents real progress in terms of Monolake's musicianship. On this latest full-length release, Henke has managed to take his signature style into new directions, and we're all the better for it.

"Momentum" features a wide ... See full review
posted a review of The Fires Of Ork - The Fires Of Ork. over 16 years ago
Pardon my lack of eloquence, suffice it to say this album is utterly fantastic. I've been trying to track it down for literally years and finally succeeded. It's well worth all the effort. It's simply amazing. What can I really say, musically, about ... See full review
posted a review of MRI - All That Glitters. over 16 years ago
MRI's sophomore full-length is just plain fun. Their unique blend of the minimal German techno aesthetic with elements of filtered disco, funk and house is very appealing to me. And they've done it a lot better on "All That Glitters" than they did on ... See full review
posted a review of Maetrik - Quality Exertion. over 16 years ago
Maetrik's "Quality Exertion" is one of those albums that, to me, reaffirms everything I love about techno. It's never too repetitive, and never too disjointed; its range of sounds and soundscapes keeps it interesting throughout. Think more minimal ... See full review