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Go Plastic ~ Squarepusher
Go Plastic ~ Squarepusher
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
What the heck is going on here? I'm actually totally enjoying this record! I just wasn't fussed with Tom's work before ('cept The 'Pusher Theme), but here something clicks.
For starters it's obvious that our pushy square host is going for quality rather than quantity - at only 48 minutes this is relatively short for a Squarepusher LP, but this is definitely a good thing. Red Hot Car is tops just for the vocals, but it's also darned catchy. And Plaistow Flex Out is a nicely chilled, more downtemo way to end the album. But it surely must be the - formidable and totally unrelentlessly chaotic - combined forces of I Wish You Could Talk, Greenways Trajectory and My Fucking Sound, that… Read more
The Techno Sound of Berlin ~ Tresor (Series)
The Techno Sound of Berlin ~ Tresor (Series)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This MUST be some sort of reissue; I have the original copy as produced by Tresor (subtitled Der Klang Der Familie, rather than "Techno Sound Of Berlin") - sitting in my CD rack (had to travel for a couple of hours to London to find this long-deleted disc), and believe me it's invaluable if you're looking for a retrospective of VERY early 90's Techno. REAL Techno, not just the house styles so popular at the time.
Such masters as Maurizio and Underground Resistance (the Mano Mano mix of Ingator's Skyscratch) are featured here, and both are top of the lot (Skyscratch just about edges it for me, since I'm more of a Detroit Tech fan). But other prominent peeps of today's… Read more
From Bone to Satellite ~ Tarentel
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Almost, but not quite., 2 July 2001
Tarentel don't just rock, they drone-post-rock! Or something. Well anyway, they're yet another up-and-coming addition to this (sadly) oft-maligned genre. We're glad you're here lads, but please, concentrate on the drone/post bit - because that's what you're good at, more on which in a moment.
Releases like their CDEP, Looking For Things - Searching For Things, and the sublime Two Sides Of Myself single (the b-side being a wonderful take on Satie-influenced Fixed:Context-and afterwards Labradford), are all rather stunning pieces of drone-postage that clicked with me on first listen. So really, I wasn't prepared for From Bone...
Starting with the very chilled Steede Bonnet,… Read more