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posted a comment on Bleiburg. about 1 month ago
Tyrannic, I the hell care. And it's got nothing to do with one's "beliefs" - it's got more to do with one's stupidity and indoctrination... even more so, it's got everything to do with one's refusal to check the facts, the refusal to understand how... See full review
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posted a review of The League Unlimited Orchestra - Love And Dancing. about 1 month ago
Monumental at the time, yes, now of mere documentary value. And kudos of course, to Martin Rushent for all the manual, editing hard work.

Personally, I find a large portion of 80s hits' extended mixes super tedious - a doodle in the studio,... See full review
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posted a comment on Erasure - Oh L'Amour. about 1 month ago
Maybe they all agreed to the idea for commercial reasons, but probably regretted it ever after - because the German version of "Oh L'Amour" sounds beyond appalling. What immediately comes to mind in the context of this, is the total overdubbing of... See full review
posted a comment on Laibach - Let It Be. about 1 month ago
It probably was Laibach's sole intention to mock The Beatles by effectively decapitating them with "Let It Be" (the same way they did it two years earlier, decapitating Opus and Queen, on the far more sinister "Opus Dei"), teasing the listener with... See full review
posted a comment on Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This). 3 months ago
Judging from online previews, looks like some songs on the 2018 remaster appear slightly different in (re)mix from what is evident on the original 1983 release...

"Somebody Told Me", for example, features a different and somewhat "dryer" mix as... See full review
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posted a review of Telex - I Don't Like Remixes: Original Classics 78-86. 3 months ago
Each Telex album brings a smile to the face but if you need a proper introduction, this compilation is "it" by all means. On first listen the whole thing sounds a bit too corny but very quickly you won't ignore the charm and the fun of it - adding a... See full review
posted a comment on Soft Cell - Mutant Moments E.P. (Remastered). 3 months ago
Not sure these are "full" versions - judging from the YT posts here in reference to the newly released 10" single (which all sound superb btw), the three out of four pieces seem to be slightly edited - as in shortened?

"Potential" and "Metro MRX",... See full review
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posted a comment on Kraftwerk - Heimcomputer. 4 months ago
It sure is exciting for the Musikexpress folks to get a feature as special as Kraftwerk in their mag but apart from that, this "special" 2021 mash-up could have been done (is being done, and countless times, in fact) by anyone out there, for the sheer... See full review
posted a comment on Cabaret Voltaire - BN9Drone. 4 months ago
Elsewhere, people continue with their blind praise but deep in the very heart of it, Richard Kirk himself probably couldn't care less and it sadly shows in the very "music" side of things here... His solo version of "Cabaret Voltaire" suddenly... See full review
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posted a review of Björk - Biophilia. 4 months ago
This is where she slips into total self-indulgence. The next two albums ("Vulnicura" and especially "Utopia") continued in the same vein, tediously so. Every Björk's (new) album may still provoke curiosity, and kudos to her for pushing her own... See full review
posted a review of Suicide - Why Be Blue. 5 months ago
Stripped off of Rev's synth and hiss, leaving very little for Vega to growl along to, "Why Be Blue?" sadly discloses the meta-legendary Suicide in their full frontal mediocrity. The ideas might be there somewhere (the only remotely good song here is... See full review
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posted a comment on Death In June. 5 months ago
deathlines; no hard feelings but firstly, try and sort your English - because it is not that easy to understand entirely what you wrote here...

Secondly - insisting that "in Croatia the young people are mostly Nazis" is very ignorant of you to say!... See full review
posted a comment on Lola Lennox. 5 months ago
The immediate sad thing is, everybody keep pointing out Lola is Annie's daughter and this at best provokes curiosity, many acting on a premise she's a new "Annie". This of course causes great injustice to Lola - she is not even trying to step in her... See full review
posted a comment on Cabaret Voltaire - Shadow Of Funk. 5 months ago
With "Shadow Of Fear", it was at least a try but the results this tedious just make you realise in the end there is nothing there behind the cheap build-up of sound and rhythm that you already haven't heard in the 90s and to a far greater effect - be... See full review
posted a review of Various - Bills & Aches & Blues. 5 months ago
Sad to say this, but this whole project that is a celebration of 4AD's 40th anniversary is a wasted opportunity - at least judging from the 99% of cover versions offered on this digital release - and "This Mortal Coil" these ain't! Some rely on the... See full review
posted a comment on Clock DVA - Black Words On White Paper. 6 months ago
Yes, in the end, the mystery is solved - it is Martin Fry. Confirmed by Adi himself.
submitted Iv/An - Sub-object. 6 months ago
posted a comment on 808 State - ex:el. 7 months ago
I see your point - there's great potential in what they did throughout but also there's a lot of demonstration doodle with the hi-tech gear, leaving them floating in the air, indecisive and somewhat bored, despite all the great sounds they produce...... See full review
posted a review of Mala Herba (2) - Demonologia. 7 months ago
In Zone's words - this is the divine simplicity. Ever since hearing Mala Herba for the first time back in 2017, the seductive, powerful voice and the upbeat approach continue to astonish. "Demonologia" summarises Mala Herba's work so far, exploring... See full review
posted a comment on The Hope Blister. 7 months ago
Your opinion, but judging from the review, also your loss.
posted a review of Stephen Mallinder - Um Dada. 8 months ago
Unlike Kirk's latest "Cabaret Voltaire" record, Mal's "Um Dada" definitely provokes more interest; although when (inevitably so) observed from the CV grand scheme of things - on "Flashback", Mal once again borrows the cowbell from The Cabs' glory days... See full review
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posted a comment on Cabaret Voltaire. 8 months ago
I hate to be cynical about this, but something tells me, "Cabaret Voltaire" will pop up every now and then with the new album or EP - like popcorn...

I love Cabaret Voltaire, I really do, with all my heart (for most of their past work, meaning plenty... See full review
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posted a comment on Cabaret Voltaire - Shadow Of Fear. 8 months ago
judging from your defensive, cynical response, it sounds like you are too young...
posted a comment on The Anti Group - 4 X 12. 8 months ago
sorry, my fault - you're right... so got used to F. E. M., this slipped off the radar...
posted a review of Pet Shop Boys - Actually. 8 months ago
Where "Please" felt like a dress rehearsal of sorts, "Actually" makes a sizeable step forward. While melancholy and joy prevail in their music in equal measure, "Actually" added a darker tone to it - the opening "One More Chance" audibly not giving a... See full review
posted a comment on Cabaret Voltaire - Mix-Up. 8 months ago
Early 90s Grey Area of Mute editions of CV and TG included this sheet - mostly Can, TG and Cabs stickers with some promotional Mute/Grey Area ones, too ("I Vouch For You" was one of them if I seem to remember)...
posted a comment on Madonna - Everybody. 8 months ago
As much as I can understand Rusty's frustration hearing Madonna disliking the results, this remix of his is definitely not improving much apart from demonstrating the mixing skills. The thing is, the elements in this Rusty Egan mix are a bit trebling,... See full review
posted a review of Seefeel - Succour. 9 months ago
"Succour" stayed in the box for quite a long time and only recently I revisited it with fresh ears. Wish I could say I felt something but sadly "Succour" left me numb. Each piece kicks off intriguingly, there might be subtle variations but the overall... See full review
posted a comment on Various - 1980: The First Fifteen Minutes. 9 months ago
My copy of "1980..." contains the band (postcard) insert with introduction text on the back (on it, the band appear distorted in a metal plate / mirror reflection), the creamy die-cut inner sleeve included. Obviously different inserts were used on... See full review
posted a comment on Cabaret Voltaire - Three Mantras. 9 months ago
To the present day, it remains hard to catch this album (or is it EP?) by its tail. And that is of course the fascinating thing about "Three Mantras". Starting with the very title - the history now documenting it as a tiny logistic error, but then... See full review
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posted a comment on Mouse On Mars. 9 months ago
In the 90s, "post-rock" was it, and among many innovative bands, Mouse On Mars deservedly enjoy their own cult status. Discovering and hearing them for the first time was exciting, yes - however, at some point, quite a lot from the post-rock music... See full review
posted a review of Various - Why Kill Time (When You Can Cover Cabaret Voltaire). 10 months ago
Why kill time (when you can listen to the real thing).
posted a review of Cabaret Voltaire - Shadow Of Fear. 10 months ago
On his own, Richard Kirk may have every right to perform and record back again as "Cabaret Voltaire", openly taking a stand "against nostalgia" but "Shadow Of Fear" audibly contradicts this stand. Needless to say, this new "Cabaret Voltaire" album... See full review
posted a comment on CHBB. 10 months ago
As if that should be more comforting... 1250 EUR for a single tape with two songs on it. Whatever...