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Roots Of Goth ~ Various Artists
Roots Of Goth ~ Various Artists
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This is a great compilation for anyone with an interest in the more alternative spectrums of sound, and especially those who love, like I, 80s Gothic music. Having grown up worshipping Bauhaus and The Birthday Party, this great compilation chronicles the roots of Goth, with many songs, and indeed artists I haven't heard of before. It was a delight to hear the likes of John Leyton and Screaming Lord Sutch again, whilst I also discovered lots of new stuff; Gertrud Kappel anyone? The whole package was put together really well and made for a great listen.
Forbidden Planets, Vol. 2: More Music From The Pio&hellip ~ Various Artists
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect compilation., 13 Oct 2011
Having been totally enamoured with the first Forbidden Planets compilation, I was delighted when I heard Chrome Dreams would be releasing a second. Once again, there is a fine track list to boot which will appeal to fans of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, early film scores and the more obscure realms of electronic music.

From the disco beats of Giorgio Moroder to the industrial terror of Throbbing Gristle, with so much in between, the influence of these pioneers of electronic music is undeniable. With John Cage, Henry Jacobs, Luigi Russolo, Joe Meek, and indeed many of the BBC Workshop all featuring, the track list is unparalleled, providing an audio anthology of early electronic… Read more
It's Beginning To Sound A Lot Like Christmas ~ Various Artists
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I was intrigues by the track titles on this one so I listened to a few of the mp3 samples and was blown away, I ordered a copy straight away! There are loads of amazing X-mas songs on here, and not same tired ones you've heard hundreds of times before on all the other compilations, such as Dolly Nunn's sublime Nuttin For Christmas, and Buchanan & Goodman's genius re-editing of 50's hits into a news bulletin about Santa being abducted by aliens. There are a few well known christmas staples in there as well, but not the versions you've heard every year ad nauseum. For example Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer by 50s doo-wop group The Cadillacs, and Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! by TV… Read more