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Nelson Honey Manuka Honey30+ 250 grams
Nelson Honey Manuka Honey30+ 250 grams
Offered by Superfooduk
Price: £9.49

30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This is not UMF approved!, 14 Sept. 2015
I rate this as "I don't like it" and here's why:

Do a little research. If you're looking for the a natural antibiotic. The '30+ ACTIVE' needs to be followed with UMF approval. It's New Zealand's standard for Manuka honey. Or else your honey is likely to be adulterated with other pollens or worse syrup. Another reviewer wrote this honey is probably a 5+ at best - which would mean you're paying a lot more per 100g as there were 5+ UMF Manuka Honeys that are cheaper.

A previous rated linked this article if you're interested in finding out more:
http://m.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11113964
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nice idea in theory, in practice, useless, 25 Aug. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Had no discernible effect on interior temperature of car.Very disappointing, considering the claims made for it. A bit of a con.


ISAM
ISAM
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £27.83

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing soundworlds, 30 May 2011
This review is from: ISAM (Audio CD)
This album is so exciting to listen to. This is the kind of music I long for - music that is daring, alien and spectacularly detailed, but also funky and strangely human. If intricate sound design, strange and imaginative sonic worlds and a potent mixture of childish abandon and sinister mind-bending musical workouts sound like your kind of thing, I highly recommend this release. I don't know how long it must have taken Amon Tobin to create those patches/instruments and edit these tracks - but it sounds like it must have taken a very long time. The music does not sound laboured or overproduced, though, and it'll hit you hard whether you know what's going on on a technical level or not. And even though this material is futuristic and unusual, it is not particularly inaccessible. The sound is widescreen, mesmerising and bass -heavy, many of the tracks are surprisingly humorous and playful, and I see no reason why it couldn't attract those not usually accustomed to the more skitty and experimental ends of electronic music as well as fans of Autechre, Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Plaid, Boards of Canada, Richard Devine, etc. An excellent and truly unique electronic album! Well done Amon Tobin for taking a risk.


Double Sextet / 2x5
Double Sextet / 2x5
Price: £11.06

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Distorted pianos?, 16 Nov. 2010
This review is from: Double Sextet / 2x5 (Audio CD)
I think it is understandable that some listeners have complained about Reich's tendency to blatantly repeat ideas these days, though I think 'Double Sextet' is still a fine piece of music. It is snappy, exciting, emotional, euphoric even - a perfect rendition of the kind of ideas Reich has been exploring for a number of years now, but with slightly more surprising harmonic twists and turns than usual.

'2x5' as a composition is a little less successful to my ears, though the new sonics are a breath of fresh air (even if the musical ideas remain entirely similar.)

My main issue with this disc is the recording quality. Has nobody else noticed it? Is it just me? I heard excerpts from 'Double Sextet' back in 2007, and I couldn't wait to get my hands on a properly recorded disc of it. But from the second movement onwards, the piano sounds distorted. It's especially noticeable on headphones, and I doubt it's a deliberate effect - it sounds like clipping, and as far as I can tell no other instrument has been affected in the same way. I'm surprised this oversight has occurred, especially after the long wait, and I'm surprised nobody else seems bothered by it. The recording quality of '2x5' is also rather strange, though thankfully it isn't plagued by any unintentional distortion or clipping. It just sounds rather dry and weirdly mixed, and the panning is all over the shop.

Have another listen to the 'Slow' movement of 'Double Sextet' - when the piano notes hit, there is clearly some sort of distortion or clipping going on. Perhaps it is deliberate, or perhaps only my disc has the issue affecting a single instrument. But I am not being picky for the sake of it - it does greatly disturb how the piece comes across.
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Oversteps
Oversteps
Offered by jim-exselecky
Price: £6.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Solid, but disappointing, 20 Mar. 2010
This review is from: Oversteps (Audio CD)
This Autechre fan actually rather liked the direction Autechre took with all their albums after and including Chiastic Slide - especially the dizzyingly alien and imaginative heights hit by Confield and Draft 7.30. There is plenty of great music out there with clear melodies and harmonies and other conventional musical necessities, but what Autechre offered in their later records was a new kind of musical landscape: detailed and rich and full of emotion, but utterly unconventional.

Thus, Oversteps is something of a disappointment. Their first three records and their accompanying EPs were fine albums, and there is nothing wrong with the idea Autechre returning to melody, but the new album is perhaps a little too on the soft side. Though there are many moments of fierce beauty, the energy in Oversteps withers a little towards the end, and the use of the same or similar synth tones track after track begins to take away from the power of the CD overall. What happened to their unusual, varied, complex, mind-bending sound design on this one? A fine album, then, but not the grand return (as if Autechre needed to return, anyway) people are saying it is.


Littlejohn's Britain
Littlejohn's Britain
by Richard Littlejohn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

11 of 91 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Those spoof reviews..., 19 Sept. 2008
This review is from: Littlejohn's Britain (Paperback)
I'm not particularly fond of Littlejohn's writing style, but at least this book of his surpasses the sarcastic, witless, banal, condescending drivel that smears most pages of these mock 5-star reviews. And at least, though he likes to repeat himself, he has the excuse of being the sole author of his repetitions. These spoof reviews are drenched with the worst kind of elitism, but each author seems unable to unable to match his (or hers, pardon) terrifying smugness with even the slightest hint of original thought. Why don't you keep your aloof, clueless chitter-chatterings amongst yourselves? Committing them to the written word over here only reveals how herdlike you really are.

Did you think you were being clever in your attempts at humorous criticism? Perhaps, next time, all of you could try and do something a little bit different from one another; you know, perhaps one of you, instead of throwing down a famous quote, or name dropping a few obvious philosophers (because of course, nobody who disagrees with you has ever read any of them) - maybe one of you could actually provide a sensible account of what you do actually believe? Perhaps you could even relate it to a sensible account of why Littlejohn is wrong, if you could manage stooping so low...

I could be accused of being just as hypocritical as these dear reviewers, because I haven't revealed much of substance in the way of where I stand on this book. However, these priggish reviews do all the work for me, and any sensible, thinking, sane English person, really. Even if Littlejohn's book is full of inconsistencies and flaws, at least he spares us the cringe-inducing heights of self-flattery that these reviews seem to be basking in. Some of his complaints about this wondrous country and its "fascist left" also happen to be damn true, however badly he words them, and he actually has things to say that go beyond worshipping his own superiority, which is more than can be said of the reviews over here.
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