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Green Desert
Green Desert
Offered by rbmbooks
Price: £23.92

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 50% Amazing., 4 Dec 2010
This review is from: Green Desert (Audio CD)
the title track of this album is one of my fave t. dream tracks...moody synth drones, fuzzy guitar solo, tasty drums...it's a killer in a similar vein to side one of 'ricochet'.
if you're more into the early (pre-'phaedra') stuff, you'll probably dig this track. if you're more into their proto-techno sequencer stuff, you'll probably be a bit disappointed.
the rest of the album is pretty much piffle (the drums on 'white clouds' are pretty good but the rest of the track is nothing special.).
i wrote this review because i wanted to swing the rating upwards a little 'cos the same one star review is on here 3 times...


Transition
Transition
by Iain M. Banks
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars those who do not know the past will be doomed to eat it., 6 Mar 2010
This review is from: Transition (Hardcover)
plenty seems to have been written about this already, so i won't bore you with repeating what others have said apart from saying that i liked it, but both iain and iain m. banks have done better.
i'm posting this (rant) review mainly because nobody mentioned the real obvious literary antecedents, which i reckon to be michael moorcock's jerry (and catherine) cornelius stories and particularly bryan talbot's luther arkwright tome...
the moorcock stories are great but a little too 'of the time' (hippie era)...not a problem if you're a massive hawkwind fan (like myself), but most modern sf readers may be put off by this...
bryan talbot's 'adventures of luther arkwright' is one of the greatest graphic novels ever created...definitely up there with watchmen, marshal law (fear & loathing) & the dark knight returns...it's a killer that demands full attention...read it now!!
the sequel ('heart of empire') is fun but doesn't involve the reader nearly as much as the original story...the background 'reality' nearly makes up for it...really nicely imagined...


Isn't Anything
Isn't Anything
Price: £7.86

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars them elusive reissues, 31 Jan 2010
This review is from: Isn't Anything (Audio CD)
umm...is this ever going to come out?
i love this album...it's one of the best examples of monged out guitar noise ever (alongside killers like skullflower's 'form destroyer' & les rallizes denudes' '77 live'). the original vinyl sounded great but the cd sucked. i'm dying to hear these remasters...speaking of which, when the heck is mr shields gonna put out the rest of the mbv catalogue??? everybody's waiting (about 2 years now) for these reissues, but they're the only mbv releases that it's been possible to find on cd since the early 90's...sort it out! and make some new music!
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