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Roland Stones "ferretman" (midlands, UK)

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Little Death
Little Death

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still the best debut album of 2008..., 29 Oct. 2008
This review is from: Little Death (Audio CD)
IMO that is. The album has had more repeated playings than any other album I've bought this year, beating off the likes of MGMT, Kings Of Leon, Hot Chip, etc. The whole album is great but my personal favourite track has to be 'Eyes like Tar'. I hope the guys can follow up album with something equally as good.

Attic Tapes
Attic Tapes

5.0 out of 5 stars Hip hop beats and no vocal...., 17 Feb. 2005
This review is from: Attic Tapes (Audio CD)
make this a real qwality collection. Well that is if you prefer your hip hop beats without all the unnecessary vocals. Sometimes dark and brooding but with a enough variety to make listening to a whole cd viable. Similar soundz to those you might find on the first DJ Shadow album or the 1st Mowax Headz comp, not as good but still worth checking out if they're your bag.

Planet of Adventure
Planet of Adventure
by Jack Vance
Edition: Hardcover

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply fantastic, 24 Aug. 2002
This review is from: Planet of Adventure (Hardcover)
Over the years I've managed to collect most of Vance's novels and while the Dying Earth and Lyonesse series have received the greatest praise it is the Planet of Adventure that I have reread more than any other.
Like all of Vance's work the way he describes characters and places makes them incredably easy to visualise, so that you feel as though you've visited races and places that are being described. Vance does this and still maintains the pace of the story so that all too soon you find you've reached the end.
The Planet of Adventure while perhaps not having the complexity of the Lyonesse series or the antics of the cunning Cugel in the Dying Earth series deserves a place on your bookshelf and in your mind. It's pure page turning adventure.

Music Has the Right to Children
Music Has the Right to Children
Offered by westworld-
Price: £6.79

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 2 tracks are amazing the rest..., 6 April 2002
I've had this album for a couple years now and still enjoy listening to it. It's a definite late night or morning after listener, which you simply want to close you eyes and drift along to. There are two stand out tracks that alone make the album worth buying. As mentioned by other reviewers and included on many chillout compilations 'roygbiv' should be included in anyones chillout collection, the other track worthy of high praise is 'aquarius' with it's mixture of vocal samples is simply genius. The sound of BOC have is very distinctive, using dirty synth sounds, off kilter patterns and drifting mellowness along with backward sampled sounds and strange vocal noises (difficult to describe, best to give it a try yourself). All in all one to own.

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