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Reachy Prints ~ Plaid
Reachy Prints ~ Plaid
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I wanted to like this album so much. I've followed Plaid's output for quite a few years now, and embrace their more 'difficult' projects such as 'Spokes' & 'Greedy Baby' just as much as their mainstream successes.

For me, the problem with 'Reachy Prints' is one of originality. Plaid have a hallmark 'sound' that permeates through much of their work - little stylistic moments, tell-tale phrases, playful juxtapositions, delicate off-kilter melodies, a 'hook' that harks back to the golden IDM era of the 1990s..., BUT Plaid have always managed to present these motifs, these emblematic ideas, in an original manner from album to album - you recognize the touch but the tune still carries… Read more
British Transport Films Collection Volume 11 - Exp&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ James Ritchie
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mind the Gap, 24 Aug 2013
OK, a heads up first - I have noticed a fault on disc 1, that I have verified with several other owners too. At 8'03" into Victoria Line Report No.2 - just as a huge clod of earth bounces along a conveyor - the video hesitates, skips back and repeats a split second, before skipping forward to 8'05". This seems to be a digital fault - mastering / authoring OR a really messy layer change [not sure if this is a dual layer disc]. I have contacted someone I know at the BFI to investigate.

NOW, onto the actual films themselves. The VLPs are a little 'drier' in tone and narrative than other BTF 'How to do it' films of this era, and the stock jazz music seems highly out of place. The… Read more
Tomorrow's Harvest ~ Boards Of Canada
Tomorrow's Harvest ~ Boards Of Canada
11 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Good grief, this album is DULL - it's as if BoC had a high level Hexagon Sun Collective brain-storming session and the best idea they could come up with was to take 'Geogaddi' and make it sound a bit more 'Lighthouse Family'... because the audience is 8yrs older since the last album [the very pedestrian and wallpapery 'Campfire Headphase'], and people get more MOR with age.

Sadly there is nothing new here, nothing worthy of the hype.

BoC disciples will claim, and are claiming, divine revelation, but careful critical listening reveals far more truth than blind devotion & bandwagon-jumping. If people heard 'this' without knowing it was BoC, we might see rather more… Read more