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Drukqs
Drukqs
Price: £17.57

4.0 out of 5 stars Drukgs..., 10 Oct. 2008
This review is from: Drukqs (Audio CD)
Aphex has always made listener friendly music in view, everything he has done with the exception of Hangable Auto Bulb EP is beautifully melodic and instantly catchy, this record is different, so as a previous reviewer said 'Drugks' is not for the casual listener.

Drugk's almost reminds me of an Autechre record, designed purely to grow on you eventually, rather then straight away.

Drugk's does however provide some of my favorite Aphex moments, the climax to 54 Cyrmu Beats is mental but exciting, when I first heard it I did'nt know whether to laugh or dance, I'm not sure whether there is another artist who can provoke that sought of feeling from music.
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Quaristice
Quaristice
Price: £14.11

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a let down..., 8 July 2008
This review is from: Quaristice (Audio CD)
Having managed to consume all of Autechre's records in under a year, I don't think I've been more impressed with a musical act since Aphex Twin. It was fascinating to witness the shift in musical change from the duo, ambient/techno, to glitch, then the percussion driven albums, Autechre are what electronic music is all about, in what other genre would there be such huge progression in sound?

And yes this album once again offers forward thinking music, but that does not always mean you are going to enjoy the ride.

This is the first time I have had to wait for an Autechre album, having only been aware of them for a year or so and the wait for an album from one of your favorite 'bands' can make you expect something good, because we all hope that music is shaped the way we want it to be. How many reviewers on this page recall 'Amber' and 'LP5'? I was personally hoping for something as raw and abstract as 'Confield' and it seems as if Booth and Brown have met us halfway in some respects.

There are three beautiful ambient pieces on this album, which are surrounded by the likes of Tankakern, an exciting and tightly produced jungle inspired track, to the loose techno sounds of Chenc9 and PLC.

The difference in tracks on the LP is one reason alone to buy Quaristice, but the biggest disappointment is that you could take away five to six tracks and the end result would not be any worse. Out of 20 tracks you would expect one or two to be below par but literally a quarter of this album will not win Autechre any new fans.


Final Fantasy Vii Piano Collections
Final Fantasy Vii Piano Collections
Offered by samurai media
Price: £48.61

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterly Performed., 20 April 2008
If you have played the game obviously this will bring back alot of memories and hopefully emotions. Tifa's Theme and Cosmo Canyon are epic pieces of beauty, some of the best instrumental tracks ever performed.

I would say nothing could beat the original score, but you have to listen to this, you will not be dissapointed.


In Rainbows
In Rainbows
Price: £9.05

0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So Radiohead are an alt rock band again?, 20 Jan. 2008
This review is from: In Rainbows (Audio CD)
So Radiohead are an Alternative Rock band again now? After the 'We Love Aphex Twin' Kid A and dodgy Hail to the Thief, Radiohead dust off their acoustic guitars and go back to minimalist pop songs.

Make no mistake they are very good at them, although that is no achievement. I mean who have they got to compete with? Oasis? Razorlight? Guitar based music has been shocking for a long, long time, with Loveless and Ok Computer being the only exceptions.

I don't think 'In Rainbows' will be in the same bracket as the two above, it's not groundbreaking or inventive but very satisfying indeed.


Untilted
Untilted
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £15.13

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ok, ready to score now., 12 Jan. 2008
This review is from: Untilted (Audio CD)
I think Autechre haters still come round to the 'noise' thing, and assume that people that like Autechre think that others who don't like them are uncultured, as one reviewer put it.

But that simply is not true, at least not with me anyway, Autechre are experimental, the majority of people will not like them, it's music made for a small group of people, who aren't genetically advanced simply because we like Autechre, Squarepusher e.t.c.

Right now that is off my chest, the album itself is well worth the cash, only one weak song (Pro Radii) which is a bit boring and not in tune with the rest of the album, which is probably more aimed at the dancefloors compared to Draft, indeed I think these songs are best heard live.

You can listen to a few on youtube, warehouse project e.t.c.


Chiastic Slide
Chiastic Slide
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £6.30

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Computery excellence., 10 Dec. 2007
This review is from: Chiastic Slide (Audio CD)
This sets the benchmark for every Autechre record from 97 onwards, the minimal synth sounds twirling in the background seem to be in a contest with the listener with the heavy hip hop beats for attention, the beats win on most occassions, although with mutiple listens, you may actually start to appreciate the melody in the background.

Like most Autechre records(excluding Incunabula), it's hard to take in at first which is why I don't understand the uproar over it's so called 'coldness', what does that mean anyway? Tri was a bigger progression from Amber but it did not stop people liking it.

Overall a fine effort from the boys.


Hell Hath No Fury
Hell Hath No Fury

4.0 out of 5 stars Classic, no doubt about it., 10 Dec. 2007
This review is from: Hell Hath No Fury (Audio CD)
We always seem to wait ten years before we label Hip Hop albums classics, it happened with Only Built for Cuban Links, Illmatic and 3 Feet high and Rising, you have a feeling that this album will be up their on that fantastic list in a few years time.

But, the great thing about Hell Hath No Fury, unlike the albums above it is instantly catchy, the hooks are fantastic by the Nep's, Pharrell is like the Jose Mourinho of the music world, even though you hate his guts, you have to admit his production is second to none.


Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2)
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2)

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Confusion, Frustration, Cut Scenes., 9 Dec. 2007
My title could be the slogan for this game, compared to the first this is very dissapointing.

Their are so many things to take in, too many cut scenes to watch, not enough action or espionage, which is what the game is about.

If you want confusing storylines go and watch Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless whatever it's called, the one with Jim Carrey in it, but if you want action buy the first MGS OR even Snake Eater which is a very good improvement.

I could not even tell you a thing about the story, I gave up towards the end to be honest, kept on skipping the scenes were people start turning into aliens of some saught and then you get some Philiosophical lecture from Snake about free will! Oh dear, Oh Dear.


Geogaddi
Geogaddi
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars So close to a five, 18 Nov. 2007
This review is from: Geogaddi (Audio CD)
It's not a massive progression from MHTRTC but people who were desperate to hear another magical chillout/downtempo album will be delighted with Geogaddi.

Perhaps their are too many songs (22 and one silent track), and the shorter songs are not as good as ROYGBIV or Triangles and Rhombuses but overall it is actually better then any electronic album excluding MHTRTC, Confield (Autechre) and RDJ album.


Silent Alarm
Silent Alarm
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £4.05

4.0 out of 5 stars A good indie band?, 18 Nov. 2007
This review is from: Silent Alarm (Audio CD)
Preety impressed with this, I think the great thing about Bloc Party is their abilty to impress those who generally don't like Indie, like me.

My RnB mates like tracks like So Here we are and I like tracks like Like Eating Glass which has a great hip hop beat to it.

Silent Alarm is probably the best guitar album since Ok Computer, although that is not an acheivement.


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