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Tragedy And Geometry ~ Steve Hauschildt
Tragedy And Geometry ~ Steve Hauschildt
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
To listen to electronic music these days is to wade through the hammer drill of some dance genre of one form or another. Or to decipher a never ending ambient drone-scape. I generally do just that, without complaint, but Tragedy And Geometry has just given me a reminder about the other voices in electronic music that I dont listen to enough these days.

For this album, Steve Hauschildt travels a path which for me starts firmly with Tangerine dream, then heads off to Steve Hillage, Vangelis, through to the likes of Andy Pickford and Ian Boddy. I'm name dropping these like I know it all, but I don't know enough - just the odd few CD's over the many years. Its this release which… Read more
Words And Music By Saint Etienne [Deluxe Edition] ~ Saint Etienne
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Friends Reunited, 7 Jun 2012
Always had a soft spot for Saint Etienne, but sort of drifted away for reasons unknown. Did we fall out? Where the hell have all those albums come from on Amazon? Will it be kind of awkward? So, the doorbell went and as I helped 'Words and Music' out of it's Amazon box, outside a perfect English summer downpour, I was starting to think it was not going to work.

This soon changed. Listening to the opener 'Over The Border', I realised it's me that should be making the apologies in this reunion. I settled down. we had a lot to catch up on.

Saint Etienne always like to spell out a sense of time and space, weather directly in lyrics or through production styles. They need… Read more
Unpatterns ~ Simian Mobile Disco
Unpatterns ~ Simian Mobile Disco
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
There's few acts around in dance/ electronica that have evolved like SMD. This is simply a stunning listen start to finish. It has structure. Each track has a place and order. Production is top notch, clean and precise, giving the whole affair a feeling of immense quality in an age of ropey Beatport one-hit wonders.
SMD's ability to compile near-perfect sets have meant that tracks like 'Put Your Hands Together' have purpose and intent on this album, instead of, as most might rush to assume, is simply a floor filler. 'Interference' has a simple synth riff and plodding feel from the start - all familiar ingredients, yet 6 and a half minutes later you are left feeling like you've just… Read more

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