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  1. Gonna have to boringly agree with many of the points already here... This album always sounded to me like a less good SOSW. Very much detroit influenced... lots of x0x drum sounds, moogy basses and leads, lots of tracks are just based around fairly simple loops, with minimal arrangement. Many tracks have the early period Afx recipe of harsh distorted drums + eerie high pitched pads + massive resonant zzzzzaps. Although the quality control is a little lower, there are a handful of tracks that go nowhere interesting beyond a detuned bass riff and some clonking sounds. The ambient track(s) are fine but a little out of place. But there is true greatness within, for example the opener with its cheekily kitsch ring mod seems to be dredged from the same well as Polynomial-C, as does the even ravier .000890569 CAT (00897-AA1)is an absolute stunner as well and has that etherial bittersweet quality that is also present in tracks like Analogue Bubblebath and hexagon. Overall its not a release I go back to very often. If I want analogue goodness I'll probably put on the more accomplished Analords. When I do though I really enjoy the good trax and bask in the early 90s-ness of it all. I also agree that lots of these tracks should have been swapped out for any number of better contemporous tracks (eg Sams Car, Kids Beach, AFX Theme)
  2. Heard this for the first time probably about 10-15 years ago when combing thru the Rephlex catalogue and searching for unfamiliar artists, intrigued by this release so early in the labels history when they were still quite narrow in scope. I remember being impressed that it was up to the same quality as the likes of Bytes and Electro-Soma. Then when it got repressed last year I got another chance to get into it again. Like lots of early Rephlex its that winning mix of acid, detroit techno and ambient that still works today, this time with a slightly heavier emphasis on proggy, Tangerine Dream-esque beatless excursions and an overall more pensive, reserved mood to the 909 driven tracks... Worth checking out their later EPs and work as A3000 amd Silver Zone. Its a very consistent discography.
  3. Actress - R.I.P. Aphex - Syro Autechre - NTS Sessions Aleksi Perala - Colundi Series Ceephax - United Acid Emirates CN - Nu Demdike Stare - Elemental Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest Doppleffekt - Cellular Automata Equiknoxx - Bird Sound Power Fennesz - Agora Flying Lotus - Cosmograma Grass Widow - Internal Logic Grouper - Ruin Huerco S. - For Those Of You.. Jodey Kendrick - EDM Series Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me Kassem Mosse - Workshop 19 Lee Gamble - Diversions 1994-96 My Bloody Valentine - mbv NHK - Dance Classics Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica Rashad Becker - Traditional Music... Shinichi Atobe - Butterfly Effect Shackleton - Sferic Ghost Transmits Swans - To Be Kind VHS Head - Trademark Ribbons Xosar - Let Go
  4. Respect all round to Vod for this reissue programme. As a fellow member unable to spaff 250 bones on the full box, really happy to get the chance to buy the individuals. (Especially as im not too keen on the first few records.) Got Misfits, Assault, Flock and Gesture. Already got a few other releases on cd but pretty sad to learn there are no plans to do the next few records as well. Maybe the success of this would spur on some other label to offer Ponton and Storey et al big $$$ to repress more. Thats a long shot but anyway thx 2 VOD for this awesome release.
  5. 1. Phonatacid 2. VBS.Redlof.B 3. Trojan.KILLAV.E 4. Lisbon Acid 5. Home Made Polysynth 6. Halibut Acid 7. W32.Deadcode 8. Where's Your Girlfriend? 9. I'm Self Employed 10. AFX Acid 04 Something like that, and thats not even considering the bonus tracks.
  6. The early ones were like compilations, proper grab bags of wildly different stuff, then Jodey switched it up and now each release is more or less stylistically homogenous. I don't really know which approach i prefer. I do enjoy (iii) but it does sound like it was made on a more limited studio setup, lots of jammy sketches and a slightly retrograde attitude. L is like full on melodic IDM/drill n bass madness. I would also have bought this one on wax, hopefully Clone/D.U.B. will include a few of these trax on any future installments of the EDM comp. P.s. he should have put 'Matashi Acid' on this one it would've fit great.
  7. FUCK ME THIS ONES GOOD. Might be the best one since the tape.
  8. Thumbs up from me as well. I don't wanna say a return to form cause I really liked the last couple of Plaid records but it feels like being back in the 90s when their sound design and production was shoulder to shoulder with the likes of AFX/Ae. Since the return from hiatus theyve provided plenty of great music but it has felt like they were ploughing their own furrow a little bit, but this one somehow sounds more cutting edge. Hope they get some plaudits + extra sales for this one, top stuff lads.
  9. Agreeing with the consensus on this e.p. not exactly disappointing, but not essential either. Worst track is the opener which sounds like a water-damaged PS1 racing game soundtrack, gets better from there on in. Ulla Strauss is my favourite of this crew,(behind Huerco S)-- much more on the somnambulant tip. she put out a great album the other week on Quiet Time Tapes.
  10. Postie just turned up with this - sticking it on now. Was wondering when we were gonna hear more from these guys, West Mineral Ltd put out 4 records last year from them and yet nothing so far this year until this (out on a different label).
  11. Interesting stuff on cursory examination... bucolic field recordings of nature mixed with the kind of crackly gloomy drones heard on recent Der Zyklus/Doppereffekt. Seems like its gonna be a very weird juxtapostion and tough to pull off.. getting slight Kosmische vibes as well.
  12. The thing about Colundi for me is the sheer scale is part of the appeal. That Aleksi can keep up the quality control while applying the Colundi process to his old bag of tricks; breaks, techno, ambient. Its what keeps me listening. The massive volume of releases means I never really spend too much time with each one, maybe he's trying to say something about the ephemeral nature of techno i dunno. And yeah the series occasionally runs into longueurs especially on some of the more austere minimal material, and I don't buy any of the cod spirital mumbo jumbo but overall Im still pretty excited to see where the project goes which is not bad going considering its entering its 5th year. Also most of its up on streaming services as well so its not some cash-grab.
  13. Top quality release from Clone, great to finally have some of these tracks on vinyl, and with a Rephlex colour scheme. Mad to think that most of the music is 5+ years old already. I assume Serge/clone chose the tracklist, it leans heavy on the detroit side of things. Hopefully it'll sell well and we might get a vol.2. There is enough good material to choose from anyway.
  14. Levels 3 6 7 10 11 13 Contact, Connection and Level 17 bluray on the ambient tip. Simulation, Moonshine, Sunshine 2
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