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Jewel of Nile
Jewel of Nile
Offered by sellerfellauk
Price: £39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Tracklisting For Jive Release - 8.26296 - German Import - 1986 Version, 15 Jan 2013
This review is from: Jewel of Nile (Audio CD)
The Jive Release - 8.26296 - German Import - 1986 Version. Has slightly different running times for some of the tracks. This can be differentiated by the blue bands which run across the top of the front Jewel case insert image; it also has the numbers 8.26296 in the top right hand corner.

So here are the running times for the Jive Release, German Import from 1986:

01. When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going - BILLY OCEAN - 5:42
02. I'm In Love - RUBY TURNER - 3:29
03. African Breeze - HUGH MASEKELA & JONATHAN BUTLER - 6:00
04. Party (No Sheep Is Safe Tonight) - WILLESDEN DODGERS - 5:25
05. Freaks Come Out At Night - WHODINI - 4:44
06. The Jewel Of The Nile - PRECIOUS WILSON - 4:19
07. Legion (Here I Come) - MARK SHREEVE - 4:47
08. Nubian Dance - THE NUBIANS - 3:54
09. Love Theme - JACK NITZSCHE - 2:26
10. The Plot Thickens - JACK NITZSCHE - 4:18


GreatShield iSlide Slim Fit Polycarbonate Hard Case for Samsung Galaxy S3 III i9300 - Purple
GreatShield iSlide Slim Fit Polycarbonate Hard Case for Samsung Galaxy S3 III i9300 - Purple
Price: £9.67

25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent case, 27 Dec 2012
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Excellent case; which feels reassuringly expensive, solidly made. It's lined which will offer cushioning and an extra level of protection should you ever drop your phone. The fit is very snug, which is what you want when fitting a case. It comes in 2 parts; the largest is for the top of the phone which you simply slide over your phone. Once it's in place you then fit the smaller of the 2 halves, again by simply sliding this onto the bottom of the phone until the 2 meet. Very good fit, no gaps seamless join.

I was concerned that this cover may catch on the screen protector I had already fitted. The lip on the front of the case is just high and deep enough to offer protection if you put the phone down screen first. However it did not catch or interfere with the screen protector at all, which was a huge bonus.

Lovely colour, I wouldn't describe it as pure purple, it leans more towards hints of metallic Raspberry. None the less it's still a really attractive colour and has fully met if not exceeded my partners' expectations. I purchased this for my girlfriend who owns a Samsung S3; and the colour was very important to her. So it was a great relief that the colour met with her approval.

Very simple and easy to open packaging, which is nice for a change. If for any reason I had needed to return the case it would have been incredibly easy to re-pack and you would never have known it had been opened.

Overall an excellent case which has met, if not exceeded all of my requirements/needs - highly recommended.


Grief Distance
Grief Distance
Offered by HANG LOOSE Records
Price: £17.51

5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent album from this artist, 3 Sep 2012
This review is from: Grief Distance (Audio CD)
Didymos is Tommi Haavisto from Vantaa in Finland, who has been producing electronic music since the 80s. Grief Distance is his second commercial release (his first being Connected). The music is composed predominately on synths, almost exclusively software synthesizers. The music he creates can at times be dark; but also exceptionally beautiful. Some of these tracks would be perfectly at home in a horror or thriller film.

Not all the music on this album is dark; and the sounds he uses are incredibly lush and rich in texture, which is very involving. If you are a fan of synth based music like Tangerine Dream you will enjoy Didymos.


Connected
Connected
Offered by HANG LOOSE Records
Price: £12.91

5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional album by this artist, 1 Sep 2012
This review is from: Connected (Audio CD)
The man behind the pseudonym Didymos is Tommi Haavisto, a Finn, who has been producing electronic music since the 80s. This album 'Connected' was his first commercial release (his second being Grief Distance) and has often been compared to some of the works of Tangerine Dream, or even Jean Michel Jarre. Having said that the melodies and arrangements do show a clear and unique style all of his own.

Rippling with nice melodies, not too ambient or too in your face, it sounds a little like some of the tranquil work done by Jean Michel Jarre. Nice and calming, exceedingly well suited for relaxing after a busy day.


Innerseed
Innerseed
Offered by Prestivo2
Price: £23.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated release, and very deserving of a listen. Recommended to fans., 24 Jun 2012
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This review is from: Innerseed (Audio CD)
This was recorded at the Scab studios in Barcelona during 1988. Much of the album brings to mind a late 80's Tangerine Dream at the very peak of their form. This album is not a wall of sound, veering more into laid back territory. However, its strength lies in the subtle detail which is constantly present. The sequences are very carefully crafted, yet despite the obvious lengths to which the artist has gone to get these just right they are not to over the top and don't dominate the CD, the result is an impressive and subtle collection of tunes. This album is a sequencer classic under the guise of new age, all the glories are all there, but you just need a little more time and patience to find them.


Binary Secrets
Binary Secrets
Price: £24.26

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For the uninitiated this is a great introduction to the works of Dom F Scab., 24 Jun 2012
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This review is from: Binary Secrets (Audio CD)
This 2002 release delivers 58 minutes of strong electronic music from Spain. Scab's style of electronic music owes much to that of Tangerine Dream, but he has forged ahead, melding these retro traditions into a modern sound that is mellow and energetic. Sequencer rolls combine to produce music that shimmers with lively keyboard riffs and intricate textures. With excellent atmospheric tones that give way to pulsing chords that build into dynamic passages. For the uninitiated this is a great introduction to the works of Dom F Scab.


Looking Through The Eyes Of The Overworld
Looking Through The Eyes Of The Overworld

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent follow up album, 17 May 2012
The title track opens and immediately you realise that Eric Snelders hasn't departed from the winning formula he used in his first release. This album has intricate sequence patterns, delicate piano interludes, washes of ambiance, enjoyable melodies, and throbbing bass sequences. Especially notable is the superb sound quality.

Fans of melodic synth music with plenty of sequences will certainly find much to their taste on this album. If you already have Eric Snelders' previous release 'Looking for the Arms of Venus' then this won't disappoint.

Titles released on Quantum Records label:

1. Searching For The Arms Of Venus - 1994
2. Looking Through The Eyes Of The Overworld - 1995
3. The Source Of Scarlet Dreams - 1998


Searching for the Arms of Venus
Searching for the Arms of Venus

5.0 out of 5 stars Great debut album, 17 May 2012
This debut album of Eric Snelder's is a sound melodic synth album. Catchy melodies are combined with rhythmic pieces mutually alternating, and there is plenty to explore. This album gives us an insight into what Eric is capable of, and on the the whole the album is very catchy, with some great synth tracks. The production and sound quality of the arrangements is also first class.

Eric Snelders is a Dutch musician producing electronic music influenced by the Berlin school.

Discography, all released by Quantum Records:

1. Searching For The Arms Of Venus - 1994
2. Looking Through The Eyes Of The Overworld - 1995
3. The Source Of Scarlet Dreams - 1998

I should also add that these albums are no longer in production, and are incredible rare and so very difficult to get hold of.


Redshift
Redshift

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Redshift's Outstanding First Release, 30 Oct 2011
This review is from: Redshift (Audio CD)
The founder of REDSHIFT is Mark Shreeve, who in the mid 1990's invited Julian Shreeve, Rob Jenkins and James Goddard to become members and to start producing sequencer driven music which harnessed the raw power of the Moog modular. Mark Shreeve was already famous for quite a few of his late 80s solo projects, Legion, Crash Head to name but a few. The more progressive nuances in the band's music started to become apparent when they started using heavier elements (guitar work etc.) which could be compared to the work of Klaus Schulze. The band's sound evolved to use more and more analogue sounds, but also skilfully combined with lots of digital sounds and technical effects. A lot of live and studio works succeeded in getting REDSHIFT much deserved acclaim from fellow synth artists but also generally within the Electronic Music world, they have captured the imagination of synth fans worldwide. The solid sequencing and sampling efforts have led to the full on Berlin school modular sound which has fast become their signature.

This self titled album was originally released in 1996. Due to demand the album was gently re-mastered by Mark Shreeve and re-released in 2006, and can be purchased for around £10 (excluding postage) from the band's own site redshift.biz


StarTech.com UUSBMUSBMF - Micro USB to Mini USB 2.0 Adaptor M/F
StarTech.com UUSBMUSBMF - Micro USB to Mini USB 2.0 Adaptor M/F
Offered by Electric Blush
Price: £5.49

2.0 out of 5 stars Beware of poor connectivity with smart phones., 20 April 2011
I purchased this adaptor so that I would only have to use one USB 2 mini cable, thus enabling me to connect my external hard drives, Tom Tom and iPhone just using the one cable. I was trying to avoid having to purchase an additional Micro USB cable. However within a few days I found that the connection between my USB 2 mini this adaptor and my iPhone began to suffer, it was almost impossible to get and keep a decent connection. iTunes would register the connection and then within seconds I would then lose it, no matter how many times I wiggled the adaptor it would only register for a few seconds before dropping the connection. Whilst the adaptor is of reasonable quality, the inherent flaw is the fact that a micro connection is small and the additional bulk and weight of the adaptor makes syncing my iPhone impossible, so I have now purchased a new USB 2 micro cable and the problem is solved.

My advice would be to purchase a dedicated micro lead, at least that way you will always be guaranteed a solid connection every time.


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