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Kettler 07032-600 Cover - Silver
Kettler 07032-600 Cover - Silver
Price: £28.70

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great cover: just one problem, 2 Dec. 2015
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Probably the best cover out there in terms of quality of the actual cover material. My last cover pretty much disintegrated under assault from the elements. This one is made from a much stronger, thicker and resistant material. However, the one issue I had is that the velcro strap, which fastens around the underneath of the table, almost instantly tore at one end. Given this is effectively the only thing that actually fastens the cover to the table, a good gust of wind means I am often to be found recovering my cover from all corners of the garden.


The Newsroom - Season 3 [DVD]
The Newsroom - Season 3 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jeff Daniels
Price: £14.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the 1st two seasons, 2 Dec. 2015
Have to disagree with the majority of reviews on here. I just found Season 3 a bit trite and overblown in comparison with the 1st 2, excellent seasons. Much of the complexity and subtlety seems to have disappeared in a rush to bring strands to a conclusion: we have the love story coming to fruition on a plane, the marriage, the funeral and then a number of stories laden with moralistic or even pompous overtones shoved down our throats. Although still entertaining, frankly I found it all a bit much.


Brabantia Fall Front Bread Bin - Matt Black
Brabantia Fall Front Bread Bin - Matt Black
Price: £36.06

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 31 May 2013
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1st, the good points.
Massive capacity. Looks fairly unassuming on Amazon, but currently I have 2 loaves, a pack of bagels and a pack of pitta bread in my bread bin with room for more. If you have a family then this will suit you.
Looks pretty good too...nice matt black which isn't too shiny or plastic looking, though you can see the dust.
The pull down front design is very practical as it basically allows you to use the top of the bin as an extra storage shelf.
Any bad points?
Well, if placing on a kitchen worktop then this bin can slip around a bit as it doesn't have any non-slip feet. I got round this by buying some non-slip matting that I cut to size to fit under the bin but bit of a shocking omission I thought.
Overall, though, a very smart and practical family sized bread bin. 4.5 stars for me.


20 Jahre Kompakt / Kollektion 1
20 Jahre Kompakt / Kollektion 1
Price: £19.54

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great music but..., 23 Mar. 2013
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Well, Cologne based Kompakt are 20. No mean feat that and they have undoubtedly been one of the primary influences on underground electronic music during much of that time. As an unashamed fan with 20 or more of the albums released under the Kompakt name in my collection, how does this anniversary compiliation stack up?
First of all, and most important, the music on here is fantastic, with some stone-wall classics from the likes of Superpitcher, Matias Aguayo, Voigt & Voigt, Heiko Voss and Michael Mayer. Obviously with over well 100 releases under their belt, and a willful determination not to pigeon-hole a Kompakt 'sound', it is nigh on impossible to provide a fully comprehensive guide to all things Kompakt on just 2 CDs. However,if I had to be oversimplistic about it, CD1 is full of their more uptempo, vocal led, house based sound, whereas CD2 is more representative of the Kompakt 'pop' or ambient sound. The split isn't straightforward however, as CD2 also has some techno based tracks that wouldn't be out of place on one of the Immer mix cds, sitting alongside more straightforward pop from the likes of Gus Gus. So far so approachable; so far so fantastic.
If I do have a criticism, it is that it would have been great for a nice lavish retrospective package to be put together, a story of the label booklet with interviews with Michael Mayer and the crew. As it is, you get no information whatsoever; no list of releases; you don't even get the dates of original release next to the tracks, or what album individual tracks appeared on. This makes the overall package feel a bit of a rush job. I know this isn't the end for the label, but there would be no harm in adding a bit of personality to a package supposedly celebrating what has been a fantastic 20 years.
So, overall, get this for the music because it is a nice tribute to one of the most compelling labels in the past 20 years, but if you are a fan already don't expect to learn anything about the Kompakt label itself...thankfully for anyone curious, the music stands up for itself, and I guess that is the important thing
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Ku: Palm
Ku: Palm

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow, 22 Mar. 2013
This review is from: Ku: Palm (Audio CD)
Well, where did this come from? I had to dig out my old Photek drum 'n' bass albums after listening to this just to check it was the same guy. Good as the likes of Modus Operandi etc were, this album demonstrates a creativity and versatility that really moves Photek onto a new level. Not really something you can pigeon hole into the d'n'b genre this, or really any other of the various electronic music streams. It simply is the sound of a really top producer freeing himself up from constraints and coming up with an album full of virtuosity. There have been some really top notch albums coming out that happily sit outside any of our pre-defined genres, and like recent Daphni, Joakim, Superpitcher, and Talabot efforts, this is just top quality music for anyone with any interest in electronic music in any of it's forms.


Nothing Gold
Nothing Gold
Price: £15.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Top notch, 22 Mar. 2013
This review is from: Nothing Gold (Audio CD)
Probably Joakim's most rounded and consistent work yet, this is an electronica album to beat in 2013. Whilst being in the main melodic and accessible this is a cd that is also unafraid to challenge, with the occasional blast of noise keeping you on your toes. Title track Nothing Gold is the headliner here, and incidentally Todd Terje's remix, available on the single, is absolute killer. However, unlike in the past with Joakim, there are no weak moments at all, no sense of noise for noises sake. Inventive and always something of a creative maverick, Joakim has really hit gold here.


Rainer Werner Fassbinder Commemorative Collection: Volume 1 - 1969-1972 [DVD]
Rainer Werner Fassbinder Commemorative Collection: Volume 1 - 1969-1972 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Price: £9.99

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars compelling, 12 Feb. 2013
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Having never come across any of the movies on this boxset before, this was a bit of risk purchase. It actually took me a couple of months to work up to starting these. Having done so I am transfixed. Individually some of these movies come across as better than others, but really in my view they are best viewed as part of a gradual unfolding and refining of Fassbinder's vision, especially as the same ensemble of actors run through many of the films on here. On the face of it, the film sets are very basic (and I mean very basic....often just a table and chair in a bare room) and the films themselves often seem to be made up of a series of cut up 'staged' set pieces shot in a pseudo documentary style. Doesn't sound too promising on the face of it, but I found these pieces absolutely fascinating, so much so that I ended up setting myself up to watch them 1 per day until I got through them. Themes of poverty and aspiration as well as sexual and racial politics run through the films but these are not merely po-faced intellectual exercises. Instead I found them thoroughly modern, compelling, especially visually, and a great introduction to a truly great film-maker... now, for box set 2!


ZE RECORDS STORY
ZE RECORDS STORY
Price: £9.59

5.0 out of 5 stars get this, 6 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: ZE RECORDS STORY (Audio CD)
If you are curious about the whole Ze records sound, are into Kid Creole etc, or have heard about then this is probably the best place to start. A good consistent selection covering the wide range of underground mutant disco-ish sounds with an informative little booklet to boot. Pretty substantial as a 'best of'


The Men Who Stare At Goats
The Men Who Stare At Goats
by Jon Ronson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.49

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not as clever as he thinks he is, 6 Jan. 2013
Really a throwaway piece this. Not particularly well written, not particularly shocking and Jon Ronsons rather annoying manner, not only in his writing but in his narrative pieces, of coming across as wilfully naive in the extreme, really grates. Mind you, fair play, he has found his niche and is playing it for all it is worth. Not half as revelatory or as important as it thinks it is however.


Falling Cloudberries: A World of Family Recipes
Falling Cloudberries: A World of Family Recipes
by Tessa Kiros
Edition: Paperback
Price: £20.00

5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful and practical!, 4 Oct. 2012
Not only this book beautiful to look at, with some lovely family photos as well as pictures of the food, but unlike many cookbooks I find it is packed full of good honest practical recipes that I have actually used. In fact, I would say that out of my 30 or so cookbooks that I have obtained over the years, this is the one that I have used most. Great recipes, particularly for lamb and chicken, all obviously inspired by various family members from Scandinavia as well as Greece. A true labour of love, I would heartily recommend this to any level of cook.


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