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The Complete BBC Sessions
The Complete BBC Sessions

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars F A N T A S T I C, 9 Aug. 2010
Hey, I wasn't expecting much, since I already own many tracks and albums by The Orb, but this collection of sessions at the BBC are definitely worth it. Excellent versions, unheard covers and beautful artwork. Collectors and long-time-fans will also love the account of the experience written inside.

The Knife
The Knife
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £15.40

2 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars boring, 9 Aug. 2010
This review is from: The Knife (Audio CD)
I fell into the trap and bought this collection of clueless tracks just because they were partly made by the girl in TMCoil. I think you could do much better in your bedroom with the keyboard you were given when you were 7. It proves the minds behind TMCoil lie elsewhere (See The Hope Blister, Smile's OK)
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xx (Digipack)
xx (Digipack)
Price: £11.94

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars interesting, soothing but "monotonic", 15 July 2010
This review is from: xx (Digipack) (Audio CD)
I loved the fact they included the lyrics in the album. And they are of the kind I like, intimate thoughts, feelings about life and love and pain. This album is very good. BUT... all tracks sound the b* same, more or less. Yes, different textures are applied, but the basic structure of the track is ONE AND ONLY. Same notes, same spacing. At some point you feel sorry for the artists, since you have the impression they kept one catchy tune in their head or maybe some of the keys on their keyboards were not working properly. I am not saying they needed to add more sounds. I LOVE minimal music. I am saying THE TRACK is very good and fascinating, but it is basically one track ONLY, not 10 (the intro diverges). It's like buying an album of remixes

Unusual Signals
Unusual Signals
Price: £13.20

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars simple, but effective, 9 Jun. 2010
This review is from: Unusual Signals (Audio CD)
Like someone has pointed out before, it is a little repetitive compared to other works by Quantec (at least two tracks are too long). Still, the artist uses this name for creations which are more structured so it comes at no surprise. I still find the album allows my mind to detach itself and follow its own paths. If it kept following the structure or looking for melody, it would go crazy, as it normally occurs with minimal tracks. I love the sounds used on the album. Excellent for driving. May I suggest to grab the a few tracks from this and other albums from Quantec and compile a "best of"?

The Universe: Season One (8 DVD Box Set) [DVD]
The Universe: Season One (8 DVD Box Set) [DVD]

18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars violent & catastrophic, full of explosions like a blockbuster, 9 Jun. 2010
I am VERY disappointed with this production.
Although the contents are there, together with interviews and lots of interesting info, all is presented in a violent and catastrophic way. I have bought this to introduce astronomy to my daughter, not the scare the hell out of her with constant pressure and extreme explosions over and over. I would not buy it again. You might want to look somewhere else for a documentary with a professional touch. It is a real pity, since the graphics are good (although too fast and flinging out to your face, difficult to follow). Like any Hollywood blockbuster, they went for the "shock and awe" road, instead of fascinating young minds with the bare facts. Being used to BBC standards, this is a real let down.
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Onedotzero - Vol.4 [DVD]
Onedotzero - Vol.4 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Various
Offered by Music-Shop
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars good compilation of video art, 24 May 2010
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This review is from: Onedotzero - Vol.4 [DVD] (DVD)
Set of excellent videos. "Empire" is my favorite, worth the set. Some videos concentrate themselves on showing you what can be done graphically, leaving substance behind. Overall, the selection of works is well-balanced. The music is extremely appropriate, matching the mood of each video. The only reason for not granting it full marks is the hefty price: it could be much cheaper.

Fuzzy Logic For Beginners
Fuzzy Logic For Beginners
by Masao Mukaidono
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.00

3.0 out of 5 stars basic, 1 Dec. 2009
The good will is there. What is missing is a good translationa and a competent editor/publisher! The book gives you the basics of fuzzy logic. This would be an excellent book, were it not for the many mistakes it contains, which make it difficult to follow.

Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel Xti (The Expanded Guide)
Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel Xti (The Expanded Guide)
by James Beattie
Edition: Turtleback

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent guide, 13 July 2009
Very easy to follow and detailed on all the functions of the camera.
Really helpful.

Securing PHP Web Applications (For Mere Mortals)
Securing PHP Web Applications (For Mere Mortals)
by Tricia Ballad
Edition: Paperback
Price: £27.99

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must have, 13 July 2009
if you are serious about PHP, then make sure your applications are safe. This is a very good lead in that direction. It helped me a lot. Kudos.

Underneath The Radar
Underneath The Radar

8 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not even with a ten-foot pole.., 13 July 2009
This review is from: Underneath The Radar (Audio CD)
If you liked "dubnobasswithmyheadman" or any other subsequent works by Underworld, then you'd probably try to step back in time to get to the roots of the band. In this case, that would be an awful mistake you would regret for a long time. This album is really poor and has nothing in common with the finesse and intelligence of what has come next.
Just ignore it.
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