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  1. Yeah cost of 2 records = 25 quid shipping + tax = 35 quid
  2. As long as he keeps them to a high standard I say keep them coming. I never really noticed a dropoff on quality on the new ones. The GAS project is such a simple idea but there can be many, many permutations of it. Better him do this than make a load more Polkatrax or something. I suppose I prefer the old records for the nostalgia, but I listen to Narkopop and Rausch just as much as the others.
  3. Its a very dense, rich album. Hard to focus in on the many elements, weird tuned drum sounds, chiming, vocal samples that sound like goblins. Everything covered in a woozy psychedlic fug. Ive never taken acid but this album sounds like what I imagine that feels like.
  4. I think Cylobs very best tracks are instrumental but I appreciate that the cheesey robot vox are a massive part of his sound and electro vibe. Rewind, Cut The Midrange, Are We Not Men.. and With This Ring all top tunes. And he's not really used it much since Formant Potaton. I like how this time Robo-hawkings got an upgrade, he's emoting and crooning all over these tracks in his own special way. Some of it sounds a bit like the vocal stuff on Bola's last record.
  5. I liked each single release at the time and it also works great as a triple album, but I think the choice to drag out the release over nearly 3 years was detrimental to its success.
  6. Me too, it must've only been on sale for a few hours.
  7. Key

    EDM P

    https://edmsoundwave.bandcamp.com/album/edm-r https://edmsoundwave.bandcamp.com/album/edm-q Two new editions to the EDM series.
  8. It does sound like it was made with the same studio setup as the 1st Pendant album but sounding much dirtier, spookier and ill at ease. Thankfully theres no obvious native american cliches like wolf howls, but the mood is conjured up instead with muffled vocals, rattley percussion and a shadowy fug of field recordings and effects. Not to dissimilar to Zoviet France. Seems like he wanted to get away from the idea of ambient as consumer musak and make something a little more difficult and less easy on the ear.
  9. Tempting as it may be to hear these songs done in an Ok Computer style (like the versions on the 1998 tour documentary) I'd say overall I'm glad they started using the jazz elements and stuff.
  10. Double Negative was a nice reinvention of the sound after a handful of middling albums covering similar ground. Their voices are so great together you can pretty much use any musical backing, but the crazy boutique effects pedal thing has much mileage left in it yet.
  11. The Bug always delivers the goods. Once old gloomypants Robinson has finished laying down the law about Covid death squads I knew we were in for something special. Def occupies the same hallowed ground as Pressure & London Zoo. Loving the new MCs but missing Warrior Queen a bit.
  12. Yes, this is a great release. I love all Roy's stuff, but prefer the instrumentals.
  13. The Dancehole/Arsehall pun is one of the finest from a man steeped in them.
  14. Great to hear such still strong material seeing as this is now the 3rd album culled from that era.
  15. Heartened to hear to her back on the acoustic guitar on this single after a long period of mainly wurlitzer and piano. This albums said to be made up of tracks spanning 15 years, so I'm expecting a bit of a mix of styles. She has said in an interview she still has about 250 songs written but not yet recorded.
  16. https://youtu.be/iPYETrGy-0Y This was always my favorite.
  17. Very sad news https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jul/23/peter-rehberg-underground-music-editions-mego
  18. Its Mike Patton, then Doseone and Tunde from TV On The Radio.
  19. I think I got into him via the Grouper connection, its been nice seeing him expand from digital noise of his earlier stuff, to a wider range of syles, but all with the same comforting feel. Tracing Back The Radiance was a mastery of barely there minimalism.
  20. I quite like it, it's got that spooky disco feel BoC sometimes have, in fact its basically Open The Light crossed with Aquarius but with Tomorrow's Harvest style production. Doseone's voice already feels familiar cause of the previous cLOUDEAD connection.
  21. I agree on the lopsided. Thought it was an interesting decision, but it just doesnt work in practice, comes off like a really intense EP with a load of bonus instrumentals tacked on the end.
  22. Key

    Gonkcast

    I've been enjoying the gonkcast quite a bit and will miss it when its over. I like the fact the two guys are fans, but not like super long time uberfans, so theyre well informed enough to discuss the tracks, but are not overly familiar with a lot of the discography. The listener emails also mean you get a wider range of voices than just the two main guys Granted, a lot of those comments are just stoned overwrought descriptions of minds-eye visualisations of trax and suchlike. Their taste in ae is quite a bit different to mine. They definitely prefer the more recent Ae, and I'd say overrate the early stuff and are quite down on the mid period. Draft is one of my fave LPs so it was a frustrating listen hearing them slate it.
  23. Damn, just one point off as well... so close. I hope he still manages to catch some of the rudimentary elements, poor chap.
  24. The volume is absurd, but I have kind of adapted to it. Using mindfulness, you simply have to accept your fate: youre probably not going to be able to re-listen or keep track of any of this, you just have to let it float by. I am enjoying the Phantasia series slightly more than Northern Lights, it's more deep and dubby, more my kind of sound.
  25. You never know what youre gonna get with JK. This is verynice, faint John T Gast feel with the juxtaposition of punishing techno + bucuolic English countryside vibes. Don't quite know what to make of the Pitstone Clanger tho.
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